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Department of Molecular Biology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Departmental Seminars

The Molecular Biology Department’s seminar program is one of the very best on campus. We make a strong effort to bring in visiting scientists who can provide a entertaining, enlightening, and current research report on an important area of molecular biology. Shown below is a listing of the current semester’s seminar speakers.

PLEASE NOTE: Fall Semester seminars will start at 2:30 pm. and are held in the Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138 unless otherwise specified below. If you are sick or quarantined, DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON - USE ZOOM (email for the link). *Some seminars will be held via Zoom only.

Molecular Biology Fall 2021 SEMINARS



Speaker & Affiliation







Dr. Don Jarvis

Department of Molecular Biology; University of Wyoming


Introduction to MOLB Seminar


Don Jarvis



Dr. Ann Wehman

Department of Biological Sciences; Denver University


The Wild West of Extracellular Vesicles


David Fay



Dr. Robert Hoffman

Anticancer, LLC


Bacterial therapy of cancer: much more than immunotherapy

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only


Mark Gomelsky



Dr. Briana Burton

Department of Bacteriology; University of Wisconsin


Machines, forces, and sequence rules guiding bacterial chromosome mobility


Yasin Ahmed



Dr. Needhi Bhalla

Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology; University of California, Santa Cruz


A Tale of Two Checkpoints

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only


Dan Levy



Dr. Stephen Waggoner

Department of Pediatrics; University of Cincinnati


Re-making a murderer:
non-canonical contributions of natural killer cells to disease

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only


Jason Gigley



Dr. Li-Jun Ma

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; University of Massachusetts Amherst


Understanding the tug o'war between a fungal pathogen and its hosts


Eunsook Park



Semester Break







Dr. Richard Cummings

Center for Glycoscience; Harvard - BIDMC


Insights into Influenza Virus and Coronavirus Interactions with the Human Lung Glycome


Don Jarvis



Dr. Brent Derry

Molecular Genetics; University of Toronto


Using C. elegans to understand cerebral vascular disease and transgenerational inheritance mechanisms

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only


David Fay



Dr. Steve Caplan

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; University of Nebraska Medical Center


Molecular mechanisms of endocytic trafficking—it’s all about location, location location…


Braveen Joseph



Dr. Jordan Meier

National Cancer Institute


Understanding the chemistry of volcanic RNA to treat cancer & COVID-19

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only


Don Jarvis



Dr. Phillip Santangelo

Department of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Tech


Treatment and prevention of viral infections via mRNA encoded Cas13a and dCas9 gene modulators


Don Jarvis



Thanksgiving Break







Dr. Bret Freudenthal

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; University of Kansas Medical Center


Visualizing DNA repair in chromatin


David Fay



Dr. Ryan Flynn

Deptartment of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology; Harvard - Stem Cell Institute


GlycoRNAs: Bridging the gap between glycobiology and RNA biology


Don Jarvis

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