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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Weekly Seminar Program

2014 - 2015

Seminars are held in Becton - Dickinson Hall (W1020) at 12:00 PM, unless stated otherwise.

September 15, 2014
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214

The 24th Annual Larry L. Ewing Lecture

Allan C. Spradling, PhD
"Role of somatic genome instability during oogenesis"
Carnegie Institution / Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Department of Embryology

September 29, 2014
Jeremy Nathans, PhD
“Frizzled signaling in development and disease”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

October 6, 2014
Alan K. Meeker, PhD
“Telomere ALTercations in Cancer”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Pathology, Oncology and Urology

October 13, 2014
Duojia Pan, PhD
“Hippo signaling in development and disease”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

October 27, 2014
Photini Sinnis, PhD
"The Establishment of Malaria Infection in the Mammalian Host"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

November 3, 2014
Alex Bortvin, PhD
"Hopes and Fears - Transposon Activity in the Mouse Germline"
Carnegie Institution for Science -  Department of Embryology

November 10, 2014
George Dimopoulos, PhD
"New and unexpected players in innate immunity"
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

November 14, 2014
Margaret T. Fuller, PhD
"Regulation of proliferation and differentiation in the male gem line adult stem cell lineage"
Stanford University School of Medicine- Department of Developmental Biology and Genetics

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Sheldon Hall, W1214

November 19, 2014
Milos Pekny, MD, PhD, Professor
"Reactive astrocytes in CNS regeneration – a novel therapeutic target"
Director of the Laboratory of Astrocyte Biology and CNS Regeneration
Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Sheldon Hall, W1214

December 8, 2014
Mary Lilly, PhD
"The GATOR complex: Integrating metabolic and developmental signals during oogenesis"
NICHD -  Department of Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch

December 15, 2014
Anne Gocke, PhD
"Antigenic stimulation of Kv1.3-deficient helper T cells gives rise to a novel population of Foxp3-independent regulatory T cells"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Department of Neurology

January 5, 2015
Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
"The Role of Patient Advocacy in Laboratory Research-- Impacting Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment"
Johns Hopkins University - Surgery and Oncology

January 12, 2015
Mark Donowitz, MD
"NHE3 Signaling Complexes in GI Physiology and Drug Development"
Johns Hopkins University - Hopkins Center for Epithelial Disorders

January 26, 2015
Kenneth Pienta, MD
"The miasma of cancer:  how tumor ecosystems kill the patient"
Johns Hopkins University – Department of Urology

February 2, 2015
Kyung S. Lee, PhD
“Polo-like kinases 4 and 1: From centriole duplication to mitotic control”
National Cancer Institute – Laboratory of Metabolism

February 9, 2015
Svetlana Lutsenko, PhD
"The Role of Copper Transport in Human Physiology"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Physiology

February 23, 2015
Jennifer Kavran, PhD
"TMs together:  How ligands activate the Insulin family of receptors"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

March 9, 2015
Jeremy Wilusz, PhD
"RNAs of all shapes and sizes"
U Penn, Perelman School of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics

March 23, 2015
Gino Cingolani, PhD
"A new class of NLSs that target Membrane Proteins to the Nucleus"
Thomas Jefferson University, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

March 25, 2015
Xiaomin Bao, PhD
"Gene Regulation of Stem Cell Maintenance and Differentiation"
University of Stanford, Department of Dermatology

March 30, 2015
Michael P. Terns, PhD
"CRISPR-Cas: Small RNA-Mediated Prokaryotic Immune Systems"
University of Georgia, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Microbiology

April 6, 2015
David Fushman, PhD
"Towards understanding ubiquitin signaling: unexpected ubiquitin binders and non-canonical polyubiquitin chains"
University of Maryland, Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry

April 13, 2015
Erika Matunis, PhD
"Stem cell regeneration in the Drosophila testis"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology

April 23, 2015
Tilghman Auditorium

Guy Poirier, PhD
"Writers and readers of poly(ADP-ribose) during DNA repair and cell  death”
University of Laval

April 27, 2015
Neil Hunter, PhD
"Local and Global Regulation of Meiotic Prophase by Post-Translational Protein Modification"
UC Davis/HHMI, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

April 29, 2015
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214

Dr. Cecile M. Pickart Pickart Distinquished Lecture

Judith Frydman, PhD
“Molecular Origami: Protein Folding and Misfolding in Health and Disease"
Stanford University, Department of Biology

May 4, 2015
Katherine Wilson, PhD
"Emerin, intrinsic disorder and pathogenic bacterial targeting of the nuclear envelope"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology

May 11, 2015
Jacquetta Trasler, M.D., Ph.D.
"Intergenerational Consequences of Environmental and Intrinsic Factors that Shape the Male Germ Cell Epigenome"
McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

May 18, 2015
Fengyi Wan, PhD
"Dissecting cellular signaling in response to DNA damage"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

June 1, 2015
Charles J. Bieberich, PhD
"Engineering urologic pathologies in mice: new models of lethal prostate cancer and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome"
UMBC, Department of Biological Sciences

2013 - 2014 Weekly Seminar Program