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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 ynightin@uwyo.edu for the link). *Some seminars will be held via Zoom only.

 
Molecular Biology Fall 2021 SEMINARS

Date

 

Speaker & Affiliation

 

Title

 

Host

8/27/2021

 

Dr. Don Jarvis

Department of Molecular Biology; University of Wyoming

 

Introduction to MOLB Seminar

 

Don Jarvis

9/3/2021

 

Dr. Ann Wehman

Department of Biological Sciences; Denver University

 

The Wild West of Extracellular Vesicles

 

David Fay

9/10/2021

 

Dr. Robert Hoffman

Anticancer, LLC

 

Bacterial therapy of cancer: much more than immunotherapy

*This seminar will be held via Zoom only

 

Mark Gomelsky

9/17/2021

 

Dr. Briana Burton

Department of Bacteriology; University of Wisconsin

 

Machines, forces, and sequence rules guiding bacterial chromosome mobility

 

Yasin Ahmed

9/24/2021

 

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

10/1/2021

 

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

10/08/2021

 

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

10/15/2021

 

Semester Break

 

 

 

 

10/22/2021

 

Dr. Richard Cummings

Center for Glycoscience; Harvard - BIDMC

 

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

 

Don Jarvis

10/29/2021

 

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

11/5/2021

 

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

11/12/2021

 

Dr. Jordan Meier

National Cancer Institute

 

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

*This seminar will be held via Zoom

 

Don Jarvis

11/19/2021

 

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

11/26/2021

 

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

12/3/2021

 

Dr. Bret Freudenthal

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

 

Visualizing DNA repair in chromatin

 

David Fay

12/10/2021

 

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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