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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Weekly Seminar Program

2015 - 2016

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

Previous Seminars

September 14, 2015
Anthony Leung, PhD
"Poly(ADP-ribose) Regulates microRNA Activity and Stress Responses in the Cytoplasm"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

September 21, 2015
Michael Lampson, PhD
"Violation of Mendel’s First Law: cell biological mechanisms of meiotic drive"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology

September 28, 2015
Sua Myong, PhD
"Single molecule investigation of protein-nucleic acid interaction"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics

October 5, 2015
Antony Jose, PhD
"Destiny and Chance in RNA silencing"
University of Maryland, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

October 12, 2015
Rong Li, PhD
"Dosage imbalance to phenotypic leap: how aneuploidy drives rapid cellular adaptation"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology 

October 19, 2015
Ian MacRae, PhD
"Mechanisms of gene-regulation by microRNAs"
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB)

October 26, 2015
Patricia Guerry, PhD
"Campylobacter capsules: virulence and vaccines"
Naval Medical Research Center, Department of Enteric Diseases

November 2, 2015
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214


David C. Page, MD
"Chromosomes at war: What super-resolution sequencing has taught us about X and Y"
Professor of Biology, MIT
Whitehead Institute/  Howard Hughes Medical Institute

November 9, 2015
Michael Cohen, PhD
"Decoding Protein ADP-ribosylation Networks in Cells Using Chemical and Chemical Genetic Approaches"
Oregon University, Department of SOM-Physiology and Pharmacology

November 16, 2015
Valentina Greco, PhD
"Capturing skin regeneration and cancer in live mice by two photon imaging"
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics

December 1, 2015
3:00 pm
Sommer Hall, E2014

Lawrence Grossman Memorial Lecture

Paul Miller, PhD
"Helix Distortion Affects DNA Interstrand Cross-Link Repair"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

December 14, 2015
David Zappulla, PhD
"Telomerase RNA: architecture, new essential elements, and senescence of cells that don’t have it"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

January 4, 2016
Kyle Orwig, PhD
"Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility"
University of Pittsburgh, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

January 11, 2016
John Dinman, PhD
"Ribosomes and disease: Why translational fidelity matters"
University of Maryland,  Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

January 25, 2016
Scott Keeney, PhD
"A dangerous game: DNA breaks and meiotic chromosome dynamics"
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

February 1, 2016
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214


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

February 8, 2016
George Cotsarelis, MD
"Skin regeneration from the top down"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology

February 29, 2016

Centennial Kick-Off Lecture

Roger McMacken, PhD
"Reflections on the history and impact of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health during the “DNA Era"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

March 7, 2016
Mary Dasso, PhD
"Yin and Yang: The complementary relationship of the Nuclear Pore and the Spindle"
NIH/NICHD, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology

March 14, 2016
Lee Kraus, PhD
"Nuclear PARPs and the Regulation of Gene Expression"
UT Southwestern, Division of Basic Reproductive Biology

March 21, 2016
Aaron P Mitchell, PhD
"Ironing out Candida albicans biofilms"
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences

March 28, 2016
Renee Nicholas
"Stand Up To Cancer: Impatient Patients"
Stand Up to Cancer, VP of Advocacy and Strategic Collaborations

April 11, 2016
Helen Su, MD, PhD
"New Insights into Lymphocyte Regulation by Studying Combined Immunodeficiencies in Humans"
NIH/NIAID, Human Immunological Diseases Unit

April 18, 2016
Susan Buchanan, PhD
"Structural insight into the biogenesis of beta barrel membrane proteins"
NIDDK, NIH, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

April 25, 2016
​Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD
"TSPO:  A Biomarker of brain inflammation looking for a function"
Florida International University, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

May 2, 2016
Steve DiNardo, PhD
"Action at a Stem Cell Niche"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of the Developmental, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 

May 9, 2016
Anne-Claude Gingras, PhD
"A physical map of a human cell using proteomics approaches"
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Centre for Systems Biology 

May 16, 2016
Angelika Amon, PhD
"The Causes and Consequences of Aneuploidy"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 23, 2016
Vinod Ranganathan, PhD
"A CRISPR View to the Clinic; Eyeing Gene-Editing Therapeutics"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Ophthalmology

2014 - 2015 Weekly Seminar Program 

2013 - 2014 Weekly Seminar Program