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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 Spring 2009 semester will start at 2:10 pm. in room 103 of the Animal Science/Molecular Biology building.

Molecular Biology Spring 2009 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


Jan. 16

Jeffrey Wilusz
Colorado State University.

The cellular RNA decay machinery: How do viruses overcome this hurdle to a productive infection?


Jan. 23

Norm Pace
University of Colorado Boulder

A molecular view of microbial diversity and the biosphere


Jan. 30

Min Han
University of Colorado

Systematic analysis of microRNA regulation in C. elegans by a biochemical approach


Febr. 6

Bernard Lemire
University of Alberta

Caenorhabditis elegans: A model system for aging and mitochondrial disease


Febr. 13

Jacques Baenziger
WashU Medical School

The molecular language of carbohydrates: A new level of hormonal regulation


Febr. 20

Suzannah Rutherford
University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 

Genetic architecture of signal transduction variation


Febr. 27

Herbert Schweizer

Molecular genetics approaches to define efflux pump function in the biodefense agent Burkholderia pseudomallei


March 6

Jeb Gaudent
University of Calgary

Development and function of pharyngeal glands in C. elegans


March 13

Dagmar Ringe
Brandeis University

Structural biology of unstable proteins


Grad student

March 20

Spring break



March 27

Daniel Kearns
Indiana University

A bifunctional flagellar clutch disables motility in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm


April 3

Steven Mayo



April 10

Easter break



April 17

Hugo Dooner
Rutgers University

Genome structure variation and recombination in maize


April 24

Nathan Deleault
Dartmouth Medical School

Biochemical studies of prion disease

Leah Kyle

Grad student

May 1

Bill Bonner

H2AX and genome integrity


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