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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Weekly Seminar Program

2017 - 2018

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

Upcoming Seminars

May 21, 2018
Xin Chen Ph.D
"Breaking Symmetry: Asymmetric Epigenetic Inheritance"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

Previous Seminars

September 11, 2017
Steven S. An, Ph.D.
"Defining the mechanical phenotype of asthma in airway smooth muscle through the lens of physics"
The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

September 18, 2017
Vassilios Papadopoulos, D.Pharm., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon)
"Regulation of steroidogenesis by hormones, drugs and the environment"
School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California

September 25, 2017
Antony Rosen, M.B. Ch.B., B.Sc. (Hons)
"Cancer in Rheumatic Diseases: Lessons From Drifting Continents"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

October 2, 2017
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214

THE 27TH ANNUAL LARRY L. EWING LECTURE

Patricia Hunt, PhD
"The environment and the germ cell: a career odyssey"
School of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Reproductive Biology
Washington State University

October 16, 2017
Hiromi Sesaki, PhD
"Freezing Mitochondrial Dynamics"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology

October 23, 2017
Mark Howarth, PhD
"Superglues from bacteria, protein dream-teams, and nanoassemblies to tickle the immune system"
University of Oxford UK, Department of Biochemistry

October 30, 2017
Jian-Ying Wang, MD, PhD
"Posttranscriptional Regulation of Intestinal Epithelial Homeostasis and Barrier Function by Long Noncoding RNAs"
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

November 13, 2017
Michael J. Wolfgang, Ph.D
"Tissue specific roles of fatty acid oxidation in obesity and diabetes"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Biological Chemistry

December 7, 2017
Xiaoxia Li, Ph.D
"TLR-IL-1R signaling in Meta-inflammation"
Cleveland Clinic, Department of Immunology

December 11, 2017
Thomas Everett Kehl-Fie, Ph.D
"You are what you don’t eat: Bacterial adaptation to host-imposed nutrient starvation"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Microbiology

January 8, 2018
Stavroula Mili, Ph.D
"Mechanical Regulation of RNA Localization Contributes to Cell Migration "
Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology

January 22, 2018
Don Conrad, Ph.D
"Genetic analysis of human sperm production "
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics

January 29, 2018
Mark J. Kohr, Ph.D., FAHA
"S-nitrosation and ischemia-reperfusion injury: New insights from the female heart "
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

February 5, 2018
Tomás R. Guilarte, Ph.D
"TSPO: A Biomarker of Neuroinflammation and Brain Injury Looking for a Function "
Florida International University, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

February 8 2018
4:00 pm
Sheldon Hall, W1214

LAWRENCE GROSSMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Myron F. Goodman, Ph.D
"Better Living with Hyper-Mutation "
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Head Molecular & Computational Biology

February 12, 2018
Deborah Morrison, Ph.D
"Divide and Conquer: New approaches to disrupt Raf kinase signaling "
National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Signaling

February 26, 2018
Ranjan Sen, Ph.D
"Transcriptional consequences of NF-kB activation; patterns to mechanisms" 

National Institute of Aging, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology

March 5, 2018
Daniel Kearns, Ph.D
"Surface motility and the regulation of flagellar number in Bacillus subtilis"
Indiana University, Department of Biology

March 19, 2018
Paula Cohen, Ph.D
"The Role of CNTD1 in mammalian meiosis: chasing a red herring and the lessons I learned"
Cornell  University, Department of Biomedical Sciences

March 26, 2018
Don Fox, Ph.D
"Polyploidy in organ development and repair"
Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

April 2, 2018
Sue Hammound, Ph.D
"The power of one: Novel perspectives from Single Cell Sequencing of the testis"
University of Michigan, Department of Human Genetics

April 9, 2018
Benjamin Turk, Ph.D
"Deciphering mechanisms of substrate targeting by protein kinases"
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

April 16, 2018
Conor McMeniman, Ph.D
"Decoding Mosquito Attraction to Humans using Genome-Engineering"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

April 23, 2018
4:00 pm
Becton Dickinson Hall, W1020

DR. CECILE M. PICKART DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

James Shorter, M.A., Ph.D
“Reversing aberrant phase transitions connected to ALS/FTD"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

April 30, 2018
Gutian Xiao, Ph.D
"NF-kB in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: The Legend Returns"
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

May 10, 2018
Suzanne Noble, MD, Ph.D
"Tales of Candida albicans, a fungal commensal-pathogen of the mammalian gut"
UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

May 14, 2018
Ed Luk, Ph.D
"The ins and outs of histone dynamics at yeast promoters"
Stony Brook University, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

2016 - 2017 Weekly Seminar Program 

2015 - 2016 Weekly Seminar Program 

2014 - 2015 Weekly Seminar Program 

2013 - 2014 Weekly Seminar Program