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Departmental Seminars Archive


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 past semester’s seminar speakers.

Molecular Biology Fall 2013 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/30/2013
Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/6/2013
Lucas Argueso
Colorado State University
Phenotypic consequences of mitotic recombination in industrial yeast strains
Thorsness
9/13/2013
Rima McLeod
University of Chicago
Human Toxoplasmosis: Genetics and Immunity
Gigley
9/20/2013
David Stern
Yale University
Combinatorial screening for genotypic-selective cancer signaling therapies
Fay
9/27/2013
Vladislav Verkhusha
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Engineering bacterial phytochromes for in vivo imaging
Gomelsky
10/4/2013
Larry Shimkets
University of Georgia
Two lipid morphogens guide fruiting body development of Myxococcus xanthus
Wall
10/11/2013
Shai Shaham
Rockefeller University
A New C. elegans Cell Death Pathway: Implications for Neurodegeneration
Fay
10/18/2013
Shad Thaxton
Northwestern University
Biomimetic Lipid Nanoparticles as Diagnostic Probes, Therapies, and for Drug Delivery
Gatlin
10/25/2013
Martha Soto
Rutgers University
The WAVE/SCAR complex polarizes cellular movements during embryonic and neuronal development
Fay
11/1/2013
Kumaran Ramamurthi
National Institutes of Health
Morphogenesis of large structures during development
Bowman
11/8/2013
Linda Baum
University of California-LA
We are all glycobiologists – glycan-lectin interactions at the cell surface regulate cell survival, adhesion, migration and death
Jarvis
11/15/2013
Kelly Dawe
University of Georgia
Towards a molecular understanding of meiotic drive in maize
Sylvester
11/22/2013
Katherine Wilson
John Hopkins University
Nuclear 'lamina' structure and human disease
Levy
11/29/2013
None
None
Holiday
12/06/2013
Kristy Red-Horse
Stanford
Guiding Coronary Artery Development During Mammalian Heart Formation
Lyuksyutova (via Langer)

Molecular Biology Spring 2013 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/18/2013
Valerie Reinke
Department of Genetics
Yale University
Specialized Regulatory Mechanisms of the Immortal Germ Line
Fay
1/25/2013
Nels Elde
Department of Human Genetics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Molecular Arms Races Between Primates and Poxviruses
Bowman
2/1/2013
Gregory Grabowski
Division of Human Genetics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Molecular Pathogens of LSD's: It's Not All In Your Mind!
Jarvis
2/8/2013
Sean Crosson
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago
Multi-Signal Integration by the LovK-LovR Two-Component System
Gomelsky
2/15/2013
Carl Bauer
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Dept
Indiana University
Regulating Dessication Survival by Small Molecule Signaling
Ryu and Fomicheva
2/22/2013
Bo Liu
Department of Plant Biology
University of California at Davis
Microtubule Organization for Plant Cytokinesis
Rasmussen
3/1/2013
Steve Beverly
Dept of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
The Intersection of RNA Interference, dsRNA, Viruses and Virulence in Protozoan Parasites
Jarvis
3/8/2012
Bradley Stohr
Department of Pathology
University of California at San Francisco
Dissecting Telomere Function and Dysfunction in Humn Cancer Cells
Levy
3/15/2013
Neil Forbes
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Using Engineered Salmonella for Targeted Treatment of Cancer
Holmquist
3/22 & 29/2013
SPRING BREAK & EASTER BREAK
None
NONE
4/5/2013
Karine Gibbs
Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Territorial Behavior of Bacteria, Step One: Display Self-Identifying Molecules
Wall
4/12/2013
Karen Arndt
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
The Mechanisms and Effects of Coupling Histone Modifications to Transcription Elongation
Thorsness
4/19/2013
Puck Ohi
Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mechanisms of Mitotic Spindle Assembly
Gatlin
4/26/2013
Amy Pasquinelli
Section of Molecular Biology
University of California at San Diego
TBD
Fay
5/3/2013
Alan Cooper
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Adelaide
TBD
Liberles

Molecular Biology Fall 2012 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/31/2012
Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/7/2012
Sean Connor
Univ. of Minnesota
Endosomal Transport and Human Disease
Fay
9/14/2012  
Jason Bartz
Creighton University
Prion strain targeting in the central nervous system
Schatzl
9/21/2012
John Wallingford
Univ. of Texas Austin
Planar cell polarity:  From cell biology to human disease
Gatlin
9/28/2012
Oliver Hobert
Columbia University
Gene regulatory mechanisms that build a nervous system
Fay
10/5/2012
Marvin Whiteley
Univ. of Texas Austin
Microbial Facebook: Probing bacterial social networks
Wall
10/12/2012
Allan Drummond
Univ. of Chicago
Coevolution of a tRNA modification and codon accuracy in the drosophilids
Liberles
10/19/2012
Jeff Esko
Univ. of California-San Diego
Heparan sulfate:  Light at the end of the chain
Jarvis
10/26/2012
T. Sklaviadis
Rockefeller University
Immunological approaches against prion diseases 
Schatzl
11/2/2012
X. Frank Yang
Indiana University
How the Lyme disease pathogen adapts to diverse  host environments
Gomelsky
11/9/2012
David Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Signaling in plant stem cells, new pathways and impacts on crop yields
Sylvester
11/16/2012
Katharine Ullman
Univ. of Utah
Building the nucleus in coordination with cell division
Levy
11/23/2012
NONE
NONE
HOLIDAY
11/30/2012
Lifeng Xu
Univ. of California-Davis
Telomere Dysfunction in Human Cancer Cells
Levy
12/7/2012
Chris Smith
GEVO, Inc
Isobutanol, the next generation of advanced biofuels
Thorsness

Molecular Biology Spring 2012 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/13/2012
Jennifer DeLuca
Colorado State University
Mitotic chromosome segregation:
Tuning the binding affinity between kinetochores
and microtubules
Gatlin
1/20/2012
Thomas Gerken
Case Western Reserve University
The Initiation of Mucin Type O-Glycosylation:
It’s Really Getting Complicated!
Jarvis
1/27/2012
Christopher Marx
Harvard Biological Labs
Selective pressures on enzymes and adaptation of
metabolic systems
Heather Rothfuss
Postdoc Ward
2/3/2012
Kirsten Hagstrom
Univ. of Mass Medical School
A new role for the chromosome architectural condensing proteins in gene silencing during RNA interference
Fay
2/10/2012
Loy Volkman
University of California Berkeley
Baculovirus nucleocapsid transport in vivo and in vitro
Jarvis
2/17/2012
Soman Abraham
Department of Pathology
Duke University
TLR4 mediated immunity to bacterial challenge in the bladder
Jarvis
2/24/2012
Michael Pierce
Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Georgia Athens
Development of Glycomics technologies and applications to stem cell differentiation and cancer diagnostics
Jarvis
3/2/2012
Joan Strassmann
Department of Biology,
Washington University, St. Louis
Wall
3/9/2012
Allison Frand
UCLA
Fay
3/16/2012
Spring Break
None
NONE
3/23/2012
Katrina Forest
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Using Structural Biology to Understand and Modify the Red Light Photoreceptor, Phytochrome
Gomelsky
3/30/2012
Orna Cohen-Fix
NIH,NIDDK,LMCB
Nuclear shape- when bad things happen to good nuclei
Levy
4/6/2012
NONE
NONE
4/13/2012
David Zarkower
Univ. Minnesota
Decisions, decisions: establishing and maintaining male cell
fates in the mammalian gonad
Fay
4/20/2012
Ma J
Dept. Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Ohio SU, Columbus
Generating a prion with bacterially expressed recombinant
prion protein
Schatzl
4/27/2012
Christopher Voigt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ryu
(Grad Student)
TBA
NONE
NONE; Jarvis will choose a primary paper.
N/A

Molecular Biology Fall 2011 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/26/2011
Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/2/2011
Harry Jarrett
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center at
San Antonio
Exploring promoters and the transcription factor proteome
Kuzmanov
9/9/2011
George O’Toole
Dartmouth
To build a biofilm
Gomelsky
9/16/2011
Arcady Mushegian
Univ. of Kansas
Similarity measures, similarity searches, and network inference
on genome-wide datasets
Liberles
9/23/2011
Alice Barkan
Univ. of Oregon
Sylvester
9/30/2011
Frank McNally
Univ. of California-Davis
The asymmetry of female meiosis
Thorsness
10/7/2011
Sue Tonkonogy
North Carolina State University
Regulation of the intestinal immune response in
gnotobiotic rodents
Yedinak
10/14/2011
Sue Priola
NIH/Rocky Mountain Labs
Early events during prion infection
Schatzl
10/21/2011
Susan Lynch
Univ, of California-San Francisco
Ward
10/28/2011
Gia Voeltz
Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
The cytoskeleton, membrane-shaping proteins, and interorganelle contacts all contribute to 3-D ER shape
Thorsness
11/4/2011
Lance Wells
Univ. of Georgia
O-Man: Role of glycosylation in muscular dystrophy
Jarvis
11/11/2011
Susan Strome
Univ. of California-Santa Cruz
Remembering and antagonizing germline fate in C. elegans
Fay
11/18/2011
Phong Tran
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Gatlin
11/25/2011
NONE
NONE
HOLIDAY
12/2/2011
Vlad Panin
Texas A&M University
 
Jarvis

Molecular Biology Spring 2011 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/14/11
Dietlind Gerloff
UC Santa Cruz
Protein-Protein Interaction Bioinformatics from a (Predominantly) Structural Perspective
Liberles
1/21/11
Vladimir Uversky
 
J. Liberless
1/28/11
Michael Eisen
University of California, Berkeley
Login and Illusion in the evolution of gene regulation in Drosophila
Kamneva (grad student)
2/4/11
Grégoire Altan-Bonnet
Modeling how a cytokine tug-of-war arbitrates between response and tolerance in the immune system
Jarvis
2/11/11
Cem Elbi
Merck Research Laboratories
Molecular targeted therapies in cancer: Therapeutic focus and personalized approach
David Perry (postdoc)
2/18/11
Costa Georgopoulos University of Utah
Function of a universally-conserved protein folding machine and its regulation by bacteriophages
Wall
2/25/11
David Sherwood
Dept. Biology Duke University
Breaching the basement membrane: Anchor cell invasion in C. elegans
Fay
3/4/11
Caroline Harwood
University of Washington d>
 
Gomelsky (Tuzun Guvener, Sr. Res. Scientist)
3/11/11
Mark Zabel
CSU
Prion Immunology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Schatzl
Spring Break
 
3/25/11
Bill Bement
University of Wisconsin
Our lab has a long-standing interest in the means by which the cytoskeleton controls cell division, wound healing, and endocytosis. We have developed several model systems that help simplify analysis of complex, cytoskeleton-dependent processes; these are described in our recent publications.”
Gatlin
4/1/11
Egbert Hoiczyk
John Hopkins
Molecular Machines of Myxobacteria
Wall
4/8/11
Pamela Stanley
Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Identifying specific roles for glycans in development
Jarvis
4/15/11
Marni Halpren
Carnegie Institute/Johns Hopkins
 
Fay
Easter Break
 
 
 
4/29/11
Robert Wayne
University of California, LA
Evolutionary genomics of wolf-like canids
Konrad (grad student

Molecular Biology Fall 2010 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/27/10
Don Jarvis  
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/3/10
Alan J. Wolfe
Loyola Univ.
Acetylation of bacterial proteins: the dawning of a new age
Gomelsky
9/10/10
Nihal Altan-Bonnet
Rutgers Univ.
How RNA viruses redesign their host by generating distinct lipid microenvironments for replication
Jarvis
9/17/10
Bob Goldstein
Univ. of North Carolina
Cellular mechanisms of morphogenesis in C. elegans
Fay
9/24/10
Don Moerman
Univ. of British Columbia
Towards a mutation in every gene in C. elegans: 10 year on
Fay
10/1/10
John Battista
Louisiana State Univ. and A&M College
Multiple evolutionary paths to ionizing radiation resistance in Escherichia coli
Wall
10/8/10
Robert Lanford
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
The chimpanzee model of HCV infection and antiviral efficacy of microRNA inhibitors.
Jarvis
10/15/10
George O'Toole
Dartmouth
To Build a Biofilm
Gomelsky
10/22/10
Robert Belas
Univ. of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Regulation of the swim-or-stick switch and its involvement in Roseobacter-phytoplankton symbioses
Ward
10/29/10
Dick McIntosh
Univ. of Colorado
Microtubule dynamics as a driver for mitotic chromosome motion
Gatlin
11/5/10
Martin Klotz
Louisville
On the beginnings of the extant nitrogen cycle – a genome-informed analysis
Ward
11/12/10
Ann Pearson
Harvard Univ.
Isoprenoid lipids and the tree of life: a geoscientist’s perspective
Liberles
11/19/10
Tal Pupko
Tel Aviv Univ.
Genome scale identification of Legionella pneumophila effectors using a machine learning approach
Liberles
11/26/10
NONE
NONE
HOLIDAY
12/03/10
Charles Samuel
Univ. California-Santa Barbara
Antiviral Innate Immunity: Roles of ADAR, PKR and Double-stranded RNA
Toth

Molecular Biology Spring 2010 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/15/10
Reserved for an interviewee
 
 
1/22/10
Reserved for an interviewee
 
 
1/29/10
Reserved for an interviewee
 
 
2/5/10
Reserved for an interviewee
 
 
2/12/10
Robert Perry
U Kentucky College of Medicine
Yersinia pestis biofilm development – role in plague transmission and pathogenesis
Gomelsky
2/19/10
Richard Saito
Dartmouth Medical School
Revealing developmental networks using C. elegans functional Genomics
Fay
2/26/10
Greg Velicer
Indiana University, Bloomington
A small RNA controls fruiting body development and mediates an evolutionary adaptation in Myxococcus xanthus
Darshan Grad St.
3/5/10
Dan Wall

Mol Biol UW

Antibiotics and predation by Myxobacteria
Zlatanova
3/12/10
Don Ennis
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Development of a new animal model for TB-like infections: chronic mycobacterial infections act as a tumor promoter
Ward
Spring Break
 
 
 
3/26/10
Jim Murray
UC Davis
Is there a role for GE animals in production agriculture: locally or globally?
Lewis
Easter Break
 
 
 
4/9/10
Hugo Dooner
Rutgers Univ.; Waksman Instiutute
Genome structure variation and recombination in maize
Anne Sylvester
4/16/10
Kelly ten Hagen
NIDCR, National Institutes of Health
Protein glycosylation during eukaryotic Development: How sweet it is!
Geisler Grad St.
4/23/10
Richard Roberts
New England Biolabs Ipswich, MA
The genomics of restriction and modification
INBRE/MB
4/30/10
Ken Dill
UCSF
The protein folding problem
Liberles

Molecular Biology Fall 2009 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/28/09
Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/4/09
Patricia Hartzell
Univ. of Idaho
All wheel drive: Gliding motility of Myxococcus xanthus
Wall
9/11/09
Jim Pipas
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Using Viral Proteins to Discover and Dissect Cellular Pathways
Jarvis
9/18/09
Jeb Gaudet
Univ. of Calgary
Specification and morphogenesis of C. elegans pharyngeal glands
Fay
9/25/09
J. Michael Bishop
Univ. of California-San Francisco
Enemies Within: Proto-oncogenes and Tumorigenesis
Jarvis
10/2/09
Terri Laufer
Univ. of Pennsylvania
How are CD4+ T cells activated?
Thorsness
10/9/09
Cammie Lesser
MGH-Harvard
Functional genomic yeast screens: novel approaches to studying host-pathogen interactions
Ward
10/16/09
Ken Bayles
Univ. of Nebraska
Developmental control of cell death and lysis during S. aureus biofilm formation
Ward
10/23/09
Daniel Kearns
Indiana University
A bifunctional flagellar clutch disables motility in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm
Gomelsky
10/30/09
Mako Saito
Dartmouth
Revealing developmental networks using C. elegans functional genomics
Fay
11/6/09
Ken Olsen
Colorado State University
Engineering RNAi-based resistance to dengue viruses in the mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti
Adrianos
11/13/09
Andy Bass
Cornell
Talking Heads: Ancestral Origins of Vocal Basis for Acoustic Communication
Fay
11/20/09
Hudson Freeze
Burnham Institute-La Jolla
Congenital disorders of glycosylation:  A collaboration of basic science and clinical medicine
Jarvis
11/27/09
Holiday
 
HOLIDAY
12/4/09
Antonia Monteiro
Yale Univ.
The evolution and development of novel complex traits
Liberles

Molecular Biology Spring 2009 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/16/09
Jeffrey Wilusz
Colorado State University.
The cellular RNA decay machinery: How do viruses overcome this hurdle to a productive infection?
Jarvis
1/23/09
Norm Pace
University of Colorado Boulder
A molecular view of microbial diversity and the biosphere
Ward
1/30/09
Min Han
University of Colorado
Systematic analysis of microRNA regulation in C. elegans by a biochemical approach
Fay
2/6/09
Bernard Lemire
University of Alberta
Caenorhabditis elegans: A model system for aging and mitochondrial disease
Thorsness
2/13/09
Jacques Baenziger
WashU Medical School
The molecular language of carbohydrates: A new level of hormonal regulation
Jarvis
2/20/09
Suzannah Rutherford
University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Genetic architecture of signal transduction variation
Liberles
2/27/09
Herbert Schweizer
CSU
Molecular genetics approaches to define efflux pump function in the biodefense agent Burkholderia pseudomallei
Wall
3/6/09
Jeb Gaudent
University of Calgary
Development and function of pharyngeal glands in C. elegans
Fay
3/13/09
Dagmar Ringe
Brandeis University
Structural biology of unstable proteins
Adrianos

Grad student

3/20/09
Spring break
 
 
3/27/09
Daniel Kearns
Indiana University
A bifunctional flagellar clutch disables motility in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm
Gomelsky
4/3/09
Steven Mayo
CalTech
TBA
Liberles
4/10/09
Easter break
 
 
4/17/09
Hugo Dooner
Rutgers University
Genome structure variation and recombination in maize
Sylvester
4/24/09
Nathan Deleault
Dartmouth Medical School
Biochemical studies of prion disease
Leah Kyle

Grad student

5/1/09
Bill Bonner
NIH
H2AX and genome integrity
Zlatanova

Molecular Biology Fall 2008 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/29/08
Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/5/08
Bert Semler
Univ. of California-Irvine
Virus meets host:  mechanistic intersections between picornavirus translation and RNA replication
Jarvis
9/12/08
Greg Petsko
Brandeis Univ.
Structural Neurology: A New Approach To Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases
Geisler
9/26/08
Jeff Thorne
North Carolina State
Using interspecific sequence data to make population genetic inferences about the impact of phenotype on genotype
Liberles
10/3/08
Jim Davie
Canadian Cancer Ctr-Manitoba
Role of histone H3 and histone deacetylase 2 phosphorylation in gene expression
Zlatanova
10/10/08
Jim Childress
Univ. of California-Santa Barbara
A comparison of the functioning of diverse hydrothermal vent symbioses.
Ward with Zoo/Phys
10/17/08
Richard Baltz
Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Combinatorial Biosynthesis of Lipopeptide Antibiotics Related to Daptomycin
Wall
10/24/08
John Burand
Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst
Evolution of sexually transmitted insect virus
Jarvis
10/31/08
Roberto Bogomolni
Univ. of California-Santa Cruz
The LOV domain, a light-driven molecular switch
Gomelsky
11/7/08
Suzannah Rutherford
Univ. of Washington
Genetic architecture of cryptic variation in signal transduction
Liberles
11/14/08
Herbert Schweizer
Colorado State Univ.
Molecular genetic approaches to define efflux pump function in the biodefense agent Burkholderia pseudomallei
Wall
11/21/08
Wendy Hanna-Rose
Pennsylvania State University
Making worms take their vitamins: Vitamin B3 metabolism and NAD+ salvage impact reproductive development and function in C. elegans
Fay
11/28/08
NONE
NONE
HOLIDAY
12/5/08
Cheryl Hayashi
Univ. of California-Riverside
The biodiversity of spiders and spider silks
Adrianos

Molecular Biology Spring 2008 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
1/18/08
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Genetic Modification of Insect Vectors of Disease: Past Accomplishments and Future Prospects
Christoph Geisler
Graduate student
1/25/08
Byron Caughey
Rocky Mtn Labs
Prion diseases: agent characterization, detection and treatment
Lewis
2/1/08
Dr. Carol Blair
Colorado State University
RNA interference as an innate immune response to arboviruses in mosquitoes
Jarvis
2/8/08
Mark Gomelsky
Sabbatical report
Liberles
2/15/08
Hiten Madhani
UCSF
Chromatin fine structure determinants and their implications for gene control
Amit Thakar
Postdoc
2/22/08
Oliver Rando
UMass Medical School
Static and dynamic genome-wide views of yeast chromatin
Zlatanova
2/29/08
Tim Galitski
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
Systems Genetics
Wall
3/7/08
Mary Hunzicker-Dunn
Washington State University
Glycoprotein hormone signaling pathways in ovarian granulosa cells
Amy Albertson
Graduate student
3/14/08
Erik Nielsen
University of Michigan
A Role for Phosphoinositides in Polar Secretion During Root Hair Development
Daniel Hill
Graduate student
3/21/08
Spring break
 
 
3/28/08
Valeria Souza
UNAM – Mexico
Cuatro Cienegas Coahuila a microbial Galapagos
Jackson & Ward
4/4/08
Bruce Lahn
University of Chicago
Probing the genetic basis of human brain evolution
Liberles
4/11/08
Dan Gold
Favrille, Inc.
Immunotherapy of Non-Hodgkin’s B cell lymphoma; an Intersection of Basic and Applied Science
Jarvis
Reinvite from last semester
4/18/08
Carla Koehler
Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, UCLA
Understanding how defects in mitochondrial assembly lead to disease
Thorsness
4/25/08
Belinda Chang
University of Toronto
Reconstructing ancestral visual pigments
Steven Massey
Postdoc
5/2/08
Pete Okkema
U. Illinois @ Chicago
Transcriptional control of C. elegans pharyngeal development and function
Fay

Molecular Biology Fall 2007 Seminars

Date
Speaker & Affiliation
Seminar Title
Host
8/31/07
Don Jarvis
University of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar
Jarvis
9/7/07
Bill Detrich
Northeastern University
Antarctic Icefishes, the Natural Bloodless Mutants: Their Evolution and Use in Erythroid Gene Discovery
Ward
9/1/07
Ken Kemphues
Cornell University
Establishing embryonic polarity in the C. elegans embryo
Fay
9/21/07
Steve Mayfield
The Scripps Research Institute
Regulation of Chloroplast Translation: What We Learned on the Way to Making Novel Human Therapeutic Proteins in Eukaryotic Algae
Stayton
9/28/07
Andrey Revyakin
University California-Berkeley
Probing transcription initiation with single-molecule fluorescence and DNA nanomanipulation
Gupta
10/5/07
David Brown
University of Mississippi
Identification of nuclear factors mediating the exchange of linker histone H1 between chromatin sites
Zlatanova
10/12/07
Tom Fox
Cornell University
Expression of mitochondrial genes in yeast:  localized translation and assembly feedback regulation.
Thorsness
10/19/07
John Hanover
NIH (NIDDK)
O-GlcNAc code:  Clues from Worms, Flies, and Human Disease
Jarvis
10/26/07
Michael Tiemeyer
University of Georgia / Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Taking the Toll road to tissue-specific glycosylation--Genetic, molecular, and biochemical analysis of Drosophila glycobiology
Geisler
11/02/07
Mary Ann Osley
University of New Mexico
H2B ubiquitylation plays a role in nucleosome dynamics during transcription elongation
Zlatanova
11/9/07
Gunnar von Heine
Stockholm University
Identification and evolution of dual-topology membrane proteins
Liberles
11/16/07
Paollo Sabelli
University of Arizona
Cell cycle control of cell transformation and endosperm development in maize
Sylvester
11/23/07
NONE
NONE
Holiday
11/30/07
Kendra Nightingale
Colorado State University
Listeria monocytogenes strains commonly isolated from foods carry virulence attenuating mutations in inlA and show potential to function as natural vaccine strains
Miller
12/7/07
Dan Gottschling
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Nuclear incontinence: The effects of old age on the genome
Thorsness
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