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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:  Spring Semester seminars are are held in Animal Science / Molecular Biology Room 103.  All seminars start at 2:10 p.m.

Molecular Biology Spring 2016 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


Dr. Guido Ferrari
Duke University Medical Center

“A tango in immunology: when Antibodies Date Cytotoxic Cells!”

Christopher Meadows

Dr. Chris Smith
Gevo, Inc.

“Development and Commercialization of Fermentative Isobutanol” Dr. Peter Thorsness

Dr. Peter Chien
University of Massachusetts Amherst

“An adaptor hierarchy regulates protein destruction during the bacterial cell cycle” Dr. Grant Bowman
02/19/2016 Dr. Shaun Brinsmade
Georgetown University
“CodY prioritizes metabolism and virulence gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus Josh Holmes

Dr. Jared Schrader
Wayne State University

“Translational control of the Caulobacter cell cycle” Dr. Grant Bowman
03/04/2016 Dr. Vincent Starai
University of Georgia
“Host:Pathogen Interactions Without a Host or a Pathogen” Dr. Jason Gigley
03/11/2016 Dr. Jeremy Nance
New York University School of Medicine
“Assembling a germ cell niche during C. elegans embryogenesis” Dr. David Fay
03/25/2016 Dr. William Kerr
SUNY Upstate Medical University
“Therapeutic Potential for SHIP1 Inhibitors in Cancer and Obesity” Dr. Jason Gigley
04/01/2016 Dr. Cliff Brangwynne
Princeton University
“Measuring the intracellular dew point: the physics and biology of membrane-less organelles” Dr. Dan Levy
04/08/2016 Dr. Julie Canman
Columbia University
“Understanding cytokinesis: How one cell splits into two” Dr. Jay Gatlin
04/15/2016 Dr. Mark McBride
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
“The Bacteroidetes do it differently: novel motility, protein secretion, and polysaccharide utilization machineries” Dr. Dan Wall
04/22/2016 Dr. Claudia Gravekamp
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Listeria as delivery platform for anticancer agents” Dr. Mark Gomelsky
04/29/2016 Dr. Kristin Artinger
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Genetic regulation of neural crest migration” Dr. David Fay
05/06/2016 Dr. David Montefiori
Duke University Medical Center
“Antibody Intervention for HIV Treatment and Prevention” Dr. Don Jarvis

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