Winter 2019 Department of Biological Sciences seminar series 

Date

Host

Speaker/Institution/Title

 

 

 

Jan 7

Gu

Dr. Yuan He, Department of Biochemistry, Immunology and Micorbiology, Wayne State University

Title: "The inflammasomes: Role in diseases and mechanism of action"

Jan 14

Kashian

Dr. Vijay Kannappan, Georgia Pacific

Title: TBD

 Jan 16 Meller   Dr. Ben Koestler, University of Texas                                   Title:"Formate: Intracellular signal that promotes Shigella Pathogenesis"

Jan 28

Friedrich

Dr. Peter Hoffmann, WSU Physics

Title: TBA

Feb 4

Kenney

Dr. Thomas Mueller, Kansas State University

Title: "The Homologs of Isocortes & Amygdala in Zebrafish- An Intergrative Evolutionary Developmental Perspective on Brain Function"

 Feb 6 MellerDr. Ken Matreyek, University of Washington Title: "Massively Parallel Assays for Protein Function in Disease"

Feb 11

Steiner

Dr. Alan Wilson, Auburn University

Title: "Consequences of nutrient enrichment and herbivore adaptation for phytoplankton in lakes"

Feb 13 MellerDr. Eillen Tecle, University of California, San Diego Title: Investigating the regulation of the Intracellular Pathogen Response: A novel epithelial immune reaction.

Feb 18

Pile

Dr. Jason Tennessen, Indiana University Title: "Studies of Cancer Metabolism using Drosophila as a Model System"
 Feb 20MellerDr. Pei Chung Lee, NIH                                                        Title: “Hijacking the host Hippo pathway by a chimeric effector kinase of Legionella pneumophila”

Feb 25

BSGSA

Dr. Yusuf A Hannun, Stonybrook

Title:"Neutral sphingomyelinases, mechanisms and regulation"

Mar 4

Meller

Dr. Robert Blumenthal, U. Toledo

Title:"Global Regulation in Bacteria-Learning from Lrp"

Mar 18

Schrader

Dr. Seth Childers, U. Pittsburgh

Title: "Compositional regulation of biomolecular condensates enables cell polarity in a bacterium"

Mar 25

Gu

Dr. Zhilong Yang, Kansas State University

Title: "Selective protein synthesis during poxvirus-induced host shutoff"

April 1

Popadic

Dr. Ehab Abouheif, McGill University Title: TBA

April 8

Higgs

Dr. Jonathan Dworkin, Columbia

Title: "A mechanism for quiescence in bacteria and yeast"

April 15

Dowling

Dr. Brian Verrelli, VCU

Title: "Evolutionary genomic applications to biomedicine and biodiversity"

April 22

Friedrich

Dr. Elke Buschbeck, University of Cincinnati

Title: TBA

 

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