Seminar Schedule Winter 2017

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 12:30 PM  

Date
Speaker
Host
Seminar Title
Winter 2017
 
 
 
January 9
Dr. Bridget Baker
Donna Kashian
The role of veterinarians in field research and conservation
January 23
Dr. Kevin Robert Theis      Dept. Immunology and Microbiology, WSU SOM
 Gu
 A hologenomic approach to medicine
January 30
NONE
 
 
February 6
Dr. Kathryn Wellen
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Pile
Bacterial cell shape: new insights from studying cell divison
February 13
CANCELLED
Dr. Francesca Pignoni
Friedrich
 A Surprising Case of Evolutionary Conservation:  Genetic Control of PeripodialCell Fate in the Eye of Disc Drosophila
February 20
Dr. Skip Price
Higgs
Deciphering the Language of Symbiotic Communication
February 27
Dr. Jian Wang
Wayne
Pile
Expanding role of mitochondrial one carbon metabolism in cell biology
March 6
Dr. Erin Goley
Johns Hopkins U.
Schrader
Bacterial cell shape: new insights from studying cell divison
March 20
Dr. Min-Hao Kuo
Michigan State University
Ansari
 
March 27
Dr. Joseph Veldman
Iowa State University
Students
 
April 10
CANCELLED
Dr. Brian Verrelli
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Dowling
 
April 17
Dr. Andrew Tomlinson
Columbia University
Friedrich
 
April 24
Dr. Mitzi Kuroda
Harvard University
Meller
 
 

Coffee gathering will be at 12:15pm in room 1167 Biological Sciences Building

 

 

Seminar Schedule Fall 2016

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

    

September 12

Dr. Lance Davidson

University of Pittsburgh

Beningo

  Building soft squishy embryos with soft squishy cells: applications of cell mechanics during morphogenesis

September 19

Dr. Henry Heng

WSU

Golenberg

Genome Chaos:  Making sense of new genomic coding, fuzzy inheritance and punctuated evolution.

September 26

Dr. Jason Brickner

Northwestern University

 Students

  Spatial organization of the genome impacts transcription and epigenetic regulation

October 3

Dr. Victor Corces

Emory University

Students

  Mechanisms of transgenerational epigenetic inheritanc

October 10

 Dr. Haidong Gu

Wayne State University

Njus

   ICP0: A master regulator against host defenses

October 17

Dr. Tom Turner

University of New Mexico

Dowling

Retrospective stable isotope analysis reveals ecosystem-wide effects 
of river regulation over the last century

October 24

Dr. Edna Cukierman

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Beningo

 

October 31

Dr. Grant Bowman

University of Wyoming

Schrader

An Intrinsically Disordered Protein Organizes Bacterial Cells

November 2

Dr. Chuanzhu Fan

Wayne State University

Njus

 

November 7

Dr. Aleksandar Popadic

Wayne State University

Njus

 

November 21

 Dr. Yin-Long Qiu

University of Michigan     

 Hao

 A temporal evolutionary framework of landplants

November 28

Dr. Karla Neugebauer

Yale University

Ansari

 Co[transcriptional splicing:  full speed ahead

December 5

Dr. Yinong Yang

Penn State U.

Fan

Plant genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9

December 12

Dr.Nathan Moorehouse

University of Pittsburgh

Friedrich

 

 

Seminar Schedule Winter 2016

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM

   

Winter 2016

 

 

 

January 11

Dr. Jeremy Dittman

Cornell University

Cancelled Due to Weather

Anantharam

Molecular control of synaptic vesicle fusion

January 25

Dr. Amanda Larracuente

University of Rochester

Meller

Intragenomic conflict and satellite DNA evolution in Drosophila

February 1

Dr. Bill Hammer

Augustana College

Njus

From Giant Amphibians to Dinosaurs: Antarctica during the Age of Reptiles

February 8

Dr. Zach Huang

Michigan State

Popadic

Dealing with major threats to honey bees and food security 

February 15

Dr. Steve Triezenberg

Van Ardel Institute

Gu

Lytic and latent infection by herpes simplex virus: three short stories

February 22

Dr. Alexa Mattheyses

Emory University

Anantharam

 Illuminating Macromolecular Assemblies at the Cell Surface with Super-Resolution Microscopy

February 29

Dr. Sokol Todi

WSU
 

 


ZhangDeubiquitinases in normal biology and disease

March 7

Dr. Mike Perry

NYU

Friedrich

Insect eye evo-devo: the molecular basis of visual system adaptation

March 21

Dr. Chun-Fang Wu

Univ. of Iowa

Alcedo

 

Neuronal, behavioral, and life-span plasticity in Drosophila.

March 28

Dr. Rui Chen

Baylor U.

Friedrich

Precision Medicine: Diagnosis, Mechanism, and Treatment

April 4

Dr. Martin  Chalfie

Columbia University

Nobel Prize Laureate

Anantharam

GFP: Lighting Up Life

 

April 11

Dr. Dae-Sung Hwangbo

Arking

 

April 18

Dr. Shin-Han Shiu

Michigan State U.



Fan

What is the significance of expression in the intergenic region

April 25

Dr. Bryce M Paschal

U. Va.

Zhang

Nuclear Architecture and Premature Aging

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
      

Seminar Schedule Fall 2015

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

    

September 14

Dr. Laura Buttitta

University of Michigan

Pile

Using Drosophila to examine chromatin in different states of G0

September 21

Dr. Joshua Benoit

University of Cincinnatti

Friedrich

Mechanisms underlying insect matrotrophic viviparity

September 28

Dr. Timothy Yen

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Zhang

 

October 5

Dr.Patrik Brundin  Van Andel Institute

Students

 

October 12

Dr. Michael Imperiale

U. of Michigan

Gu

 

October 19

Dr. Alan Rose

UC Davis

Ansari

 

October 26

Dr. Xiang-Dong Zhang

Wayne State University

Njus

 

November 2

Dr. Jeff Mower

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Hao     

  Extreme contrasts in the evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes

November 9

Dr. Paul Kammermeier

University of Rochester

Anantharam

 Functional and pharmacological consequences of metabotropic glutamate receptor heteromerization

November 16

Dennis Lavrov

Iowa State University.

Hao

 

November 23

 

 

 

November 30

Dr.Jeff Withey

Wayne State

Higgs

Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis in humans and fish

December 7

Dr. Graham W Salker

 

Schrader

 

December 14

Dr. Anne Casper

Eastern Michigan U.

Pile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar Schedule Winter 2015

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

January 12

Dr. David Wassarman

Pile

A Drosophila Model of Traumatic Brain Injury 

January 26

Dr. Thomas Williams
University of Dayton

Friedrich

Endless networks most beautiful: decoding a genetic program for development and its evolution 

February 2

Dr. Bryce M. Paschal
University of Virginia

Zhang

Nuclear Transport in the Premature Aging Syndrome Progeria 

February 9

Dr. Amy Litt
New York Botanical Gardens

Golenberg

How to make a tomato:  FRUITFULL gene function in  dry and fleshy fruit development 

February 16 (Cancelled due to weather)

Dr. William (Ned) Friedman
Arnold Arboretum
Harvard University

Golenberg

Canceled due to weather

February 23

Dr. Taro Nakamura

Popadic

BMP signaling and the transcriptional repressor, Blimp1 are required for the generation of primordial germ cells in an insect 

March 2

Dr. Jiming Jiang
University of Wisconsin

Fan

Structure and evolution of centromeres: what we learned from plant species?  

March 3

Laure Teysset, Ph.D.
Laboratoire de Biologie du Developpement,
CNRS-Universite´ Pierre et Marie Curie,
Paris, France
PileEpigenetic regulation of Mobile DNA
and genome expression by piRNA

March 9

Dr. David Plachetzki

University of New Hampshire

Friedrich

A polymodal sensory motor neuron from the Cnidaria and its implications for bilaterian sensory evolution 

March 23

Dr. Marie Elliot
McMaster University

Higgs

Exploring the metabolic and developmental complexity of Streptomyces bacteria 

March 30

Dr. Justin W. Taraska
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics NHLBI, NIH

Anantharam

.Imaging the nanometer-scale structure of endocytosis

April 6

Dr. Chhabi Govind
Oakland University

Ansari

Role for Chromatin remodeler RSC and histone chaperones in regulating transcription and chromatin structure, genome-wide 

April 13

Dr. Lee Fortunato
University of Idaho

Gu

….of DNA breaks, inhibited repair and neural development:climbing the path toward an understanding of HCMV-induced birth defects 

April 20

Dr. Ming Luo
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gu

Structural studies of negative strand virus nucleocapsid 

April 27

Dr. William (Ned) Friedman
Arnold Arboretum
Harvard University

Golenberg

Darwin's "abominable mystery" and the search for the first flowering plants

May 4

Dr. Tim Yen
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Graduate Student

Understanding the molecular defects that lead to persistent chromosome missegregtion in tumor cells

 

Seminar Schedule Fall 2014

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM   

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

September 8

Dr Seung-Jae Lee
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Alcedo

 

September 15

Dr. David Roy Smith
University of Western Ontario

Hao

 

September 22

Dr. Lee Kroos
MSU

Higgs

 

September 24
(Special Wednesday Seminar)

Dr. Park
Pusan National University

Arking

 

September 29

Dr. Edward Yeh
MC Anderson

Zhang

 

October 6

Dr. Ray Larsen
Bowling Green State University

Higgs

 

October 13

Dr. Anastasios
Pavopoulos Janelia Farms

Popadic

 

October 20

Dr. Robert Wesselis
SOM WSU

Arking

 

October 27

Dr. Tim Ryan
Cornell University

Anantharam

 

November 3

Dr. Brandon Gaut
Univ. of California, Irvine

Fan

.

November 10

Dr. Paul Kammermeier
University of Rochester

Anantharam

 

November 17

Dr. Dan Sloan
Colorado State University

Hao

 

November 24

Dr. Rebecca Grumet
MSU

Golenberg

 

December 1

Dr. Smiti Gupta
N&FS WSU

Arkingi

 

December 18

Dr. Patricai Foset
Indiana University

Hao

 

  

Seminar Schedule Winter 2014

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM  

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

January 6

Dr Adhip Majumdar VAMC, Detroit/ WSU

Nautiyal

 

January 13

Dr. Dave Giovannucci, U. of Toledo

Njus

 

January 27

Dr. Victor Hsia, University of Maryland at Eastern Shore

Gu

 

February 3

Dr. Adam Hoppe, SDSU

Anantharam

 

February 10

Dr. Tom Kidd, University of Nevada, Reno

VanBerkum

 

February 17

Dr. Tiffany Cook, University of Cincinnati

Friedrich

 

February 24

Dr. Daniel Bergman, Grand Valley State University

Anantharam

 

March 3

Dr. Wulf Paschen, Duke University

Zhang

 

March 17

Dr. Vasily Studitsky, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Ansari

 

March 24

Dr. Helen Piontkivska, Kent State University

Hao

.

March 31

Dr. Shailesh Lal, Oakland University

Zhang

 

April 7

Dr. Thomas M. Kristie  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Gu

 

April 14

Dr Fazlul H Sarkar Karmanos Cancer Institure WSU

Nautiyal

 

April 21

Dr. Craig Kaplan, Texas A&M

Ansari

 

 

 

 

Seminar Schedule Fall 2013

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM  

Date

Speaker

Host

Seminar Title

Fall 2013

 

 

 

September 9

Dr. Ting Wu

Harvard U.

Students

 

September 16

Dr. Stacey Ogden

St. Judes Hospital

Pile

Regulation of Hedgehog Signaling through Smoothened

September 23

Dr.  Corey Smith

Case Western University

Anantharam

Activity-dependent pore expansion regulates secretion in mouse adrenal chromaffin cells

September 30

Dr.  Ning Jiang

Michigan State U.

Fan

 

October 7

Dr. Chris Steiner

Wayne State University

Njus

 

October 14

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence

University of Pittsburgh

Hao

 

October 21

Dr. Markus Friedrich

Wayne State University

Njus

 

October 28

Dr. Donna Kashian

Wayne State University

Njus

 

November 4

Dr. Victoria Meller

Wayne State University

Njus

 

November 11

Dr. Victor Hsia

University of Maryland at Eastern Shore.

Gu

.

November 18

Dr. Tim Yen

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Zhang

 

November 25

Dr. Roger Albertson

Albion College

Meller

 

December 2

Dr. Richard Moore

Miami University

Golenberg

 

December 9

Dr. Brian Gebelein

Friedrich

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar Schedule Winter 2013

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 4:00 PM 

 

January 14

Dr. Sigrid Jacobshagen
Western Kentucky University.

Friedrich

What Can Green Algae Tell Us About Biological Clocks? 

Regulation and Modeling of Circadian Rhythms in Chlamydomonas

January 28

Dr. Roger Pique
Wayne State University

Alcedo

 Computational methods for understanding the impact of genetic variation on transcriptional regulation

February 4

Dr. Elaine Sia Universty of Rochester

Hao

Mitochondrial DNA double-strand break repair

February 11

Dr. Ray Ming
University of Illinois

Golenberg

Dynamic rearrangements and gene trafficking in nascent sex chromosome of papaya

February 18

Dr. Gregory David
New York University

Pile

 Revisiting the Contribution of Cellular Senescence in Tumor Suppression

February 25

Dr. Allen Liu
University of Michigan

Anantharam

Systems Analysis of Clathrin-Coated Pit Dynamics

March 4

Dr. Xuewen Chen
Wayne State University

Hao

Computational Systems Biology of Human Diseases

March 18

Dr. Yun Zhang
Harvard University

Alcedo

Neural circuits underlying olfactory behavior and plasticity

March 25

Dr. Edwin Chapman
University of Wisconsin

Anantharam

 

April 1

Dr. Ryan Thummel
Wayne State University

Friedrich

 

April 8

 

 

 

April 15

Dr. Gary Karpen
University of California Berkeley

Students

 

April 22

Dr. Blake Meyers
University of Delaware

Fan

The biogenesis and functional diversity of plant small RNAs

 

 

 

Seminar Schedule Fall 2012

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.

Time:   4:00 PM

Date

Speaker      

Host

Seminar Title

September 10

Dr. Tamara Hendrickson

Dept. of Chemistry

Wayne State University

Meller

Finding new proteins that promote accurate tRNA aminoacylation and

protein translation

September 17

 

 

 

September 24

Dr. Lori Wallrath

University of Iowa

Meller

Effects of disease-causing lamin mutations on muscle gene expression and redox homeostasis

October 1

Open

 

 

October 8

Dr. Melania Cristescu

University of Windsor

Hao

The genetics of aquatic invasions: from natural to human mediated invasions

October 15

Dr. Joshua Gross

University of Cincinnatti

Friedrich

Genetic and genomic analyses of cave adaptation using the Blind Mexican cavefish

October 22

Dr. Patrick Ferree

Clairmont CA

Meller

Clash of a tiny wasp and a colossal parasite: searching for the molecular targets of sex ratio distortion

October 29

Dr. Edward Golenberg

Wayne State University

Njus

Spinach Sex Determination: A Playbook without X's or O's?

November 5

Dr. Michael Schlame

New York University

Greenberg

.Self-organization of membrane lipids by tafazzin-catalyzed transacylations

November 12

Dr. Edward Stuenkel

University of Michigan

Anantharam

 

November 19

Dr. Kirk Zigler

University of the South Tennessee

Friedrich

Cave-obligate species of the Appalachians and Interior Plateau

November 26

Dr. Rich Merritt

Michigan State University

Donna  Kashian

Buruli Ulcer: Ecology and Transmission of an Infectious Emerging Disease in West Africa

December 3

Dr. Todd Barkman

Western Michigan University

Hao

Ghosts of evolution past: resurrecting extinct ancestral enzymes to understand the origins of modern-day biochemical activities

December 10

Dr. Katherine  Squibb University of Maryland Baltimore

Baltimore VA

Tucker

Exposure Assessment and Surveillance for Health Effects in U.S. Gulf War I Soldiers Exposed to Depleted  Uranium

December 19

Dr. Richard Meisel
Cornell University

Hao

The X Chromosome as a Hotspot of Evolution & Adaptation

 

 

Seminar Schedule Winter 2017

Venue: Room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.
Time: 12:30 PM

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