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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. Note that departmental seminars during Fall 2010 semester will start at 2:10 pm. in room 103 of the Animal Science/Molecular Biology building.

Molecular Biology Fall 2010 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


08/27 Don Jarvis  
Univ. of Wyoming
Introduction to MOLB Seminar Jarvis
09/03 Alan J. Wolfe
Loyola Univ.
Acetylation of bacterial proteins: the dawning of a new age Gomelsky
09/10 Nihal Altan-Bonnet
Rutgers Univ.
How RNA viruses redesign their host by generating distinct lipid microenvironments for replication Jarvis
09/17 Bob Goldstein
Univ. of North Carolina
Cellular mechanisms of morphogenesis in C. elegans Fay
09/24 Don Moerman
Univ. of British Columbia
Towards a mutation in every gene in C. elegans: 10 year on Fay
10/01 John Battista
Louisiana State Univ. and A&M College
Multiple evolutionary paths to ionizing radiation resistance in Escherichia coli Wall
10/08 Robert Lanford
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
The chimpanzee model of HCV infection and antiviral efficacy of microRNA inhibitors. Jarvis
10/15 George O'Toole
To Build a Biofilm Gomelsky
10/22 Robert Belas
Univ. of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Regulation of the swim-or-stick switch and its involvement in Roseobacter-phytoplankton symbioses Ward
10/29 Dick McIntosh
Univ. of Colorado
Microtubule dynamics as a driver for mitotic chromosome motion Gatlin
11/05 Martin Klotz
On the beginnings of the extant nitrogen cycle – a genome-informed analysis Ward
11/12 Ann Pearson
Harvard Univ.
Isoprenoid lipids and the tree of life: a geoscientist’s perspective Liberles
11/19 Tal Pupko
Tel Aviv Univ.
Genome scale identification of Legionella pneumophila effectors using a machine learning approach Liberles
12/03 Charles Samuel
Univ. California-Santa Barbara
Antiviral Innate Immunity: Roles of ADAR, PKR and Double-stranded RNA Toth

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