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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 2014 semester will start at 2:10 pm. in Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138.

Molecular Biology Fall 2014 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming

Introduction to MOLB Seminar None

Bruce Appel
University of Colorado Denver

It’s a Wrap: Genetic and Imaging Analysis of Glial Development in Zebrafish David Fay
9/19/2014 Dominic Esposito
Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research
Kicking some RAS: new approaches to directly target an “undruggable” oncogene Don Jarvis
9/26/2014 Chris Hayes
University of California at Santa Barbara
Speak softly and carry a big stick: mechanisms of bacterial contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) Dan Wall
10/3/2014 Larry Gerace
Scripps Research Institute
Cell signaling control at the nuclear lamina Dan Levy
10/10/2014 Tushar Desai
Development and Maintenance of the Lung Alveolar Epithelium Anya Lyuksyutova (via Langer)
10/17/2014 Kerry Bloom
University of North Carolina
The Centromere is a molecular tension machine Jay Gatlin
10/24/2014 Zemer Gitai
Princeton University

Cytoskeletal enzyme assemblies organize

bacterial metabolism
Grant Bowman
10/31/2014 June Medford
Colorado State University
Plant traits by design with Synthetic Biology Mark Gomelsky
11/7/2014 Deb Hogan
Dartmouth University
Modulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation and virulence through interspecies signaling Naomi Ward
11/14/2014 Ira Blader
University of Buffalo
Toxoplasma Infections:  Does it Take a PHD to Build a Niche? Jason Gigley
11/21/2014 Mark Johnston
University Colorado HSC
Feasting, fasting, and fermenting:  Glucose sensing and signaling in yeast David Fay
11/28/2014 None Thanksgiving Holiday None
12/5/2014 Mark Lehrman
University of Texas Southwestern
Signaling by Free Mannose-6-Phosphate Don Jarvis
12/12/2014 Barth Grant
Rutgers University
Worming our way through the endosomal system: C. elegans as a model for membrane traffic Melissa Kelly
Vlad Lazetic

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