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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 2014 semester will start at 2:10 pm. in Room 103 - AS/MB Building.

Molecular Biology Spring 2014 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


Richard Steet
Univ. of Georgia

Uncovering New Insights into Lysosomal Disease Pathogenesis using Zebrafish

Matthew DeLisa
Cornell University

Bacterial Glycoengineering: From Enzymes and Pathways to Human Therapies
and Vaccines
1/31/2014 Andrew Chisholm
UC San Diego
Axon Regeneration and Cellular Self Repair in
C. elegans
2/7/2014 Deborah Hogan
Dartmouth Medical School
Signaling Interactions in Mixed Bacterial-Fungal Infections of the Lung Ward
2/14/2014 Aaron Turkewitz
University of Chicago
Tailoring the Secretory Pathway: The Origins of Novelty in Specialized Cells Bowman
2/21/2014 Lihsia Chen
University of Minnesota
C. elegans L1CAMs in Nervous System Development and Maintenance Fay
2/28/2014 Rudy Fratti
University of Illinois
A Role for Lipids in Endolysosomal Maturation Gigley
3/7/2014 Chandra Tucker
Univ of Colorado - School of Medicine
Optogenetic Probes to Elucidate Cellular Function Gomelsky
3/14/2014 Kerry Bloom
UNC Chapel Hill
The Structure and Function of a Chromatin Spring Gatlin
3/28/2014 Christina Payne
University of Kentucky
Molecular Level Characterization of Processive Glycoside Hydrolase Function Liberles
4/4/2014 Cynthia Collins
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Microbial Communities, Synthetic Biology and Biofilm Formation in Space Liberles
4/11/2014 John Kirby
University of Iowa
Chemosensory Regulation of Microbial Communities Wall
4/25/2014 Larry Gerace
Scripps Research Institute
Endoplasmic Reticulum Proteins that Brake Lipid Biosynthesis Levy
5/2/2014 Daria Mochly-Rosen
Stanford University
Metabolic Enzymes Control Cell Life/Death Decisions Through the Mitochondria Edens

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