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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Weekly Seminar Program

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminars are held Mondays at noon unless otherwise noted. Seminars will be presented online until further notice.

The 2019-2020 seminar series has ended. The 2020-2021 seminar series will begin in Fall 2020.

2019 - 2020 Seminars

September 23, 2019
Wei Guo, PhD
"The Exosomes in Immune Suppression and Tumor Progression"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology

September 30, 2019
Ethan Greenblatt, PhD
"Insights into reproductive and neural disorders from developmentally quiescent oocytes"
Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology

October 7, 2019
Carl Wu, PhD
"Single-molecule dynamics and chromatin accessibility of  transcription proteins and epigenomic factors in living yeast"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

October 21, 2019
LARRY L. EWING DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Robert E. Braun, PhD
“Mammalian Germline Stem Cells"
The Jackson Laboratory, Department of Mammalian Genetics

October 28, 2019
Kimberly Davis, PhD
"Heterogeneity and Community Behavior in Pathogenic Bacterial Populations"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

November 11, 2019
Fengtian Xue, PhD
"Small molecule therapeutics for diffuse large B-cell lymphomas"
University of Maryland Baltimore, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

November 18, 2019
Immanuel Rasool 
"Organ & Tissue Donation Overview"
Organ & Tissue Recovery Washington Regional Transplant Community

December 9, 2019
Vicki Losick, PhD 
"Wound-induced polyploidization: an adaptive healing strategy"
Boston College, Department of Biology

January 6, 2020
Adrian Ferré-D'Amaré, PhD 
"RNA analogs of GFP: structurally complex aptamers activate small molecule fluorophores"
National Heart, Lung and Blood InstituteNIH

January 13, 2020
Shuo Gu, PhD 
"A tale of tails: How 3’ uridylation alters miRNA function and stability"
National Cancer InstituteCenter for Cancer Research

January 29, 2020
Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD 
"MYC: Clocking in Cancer Metabolism"
The Wistar InstituteLudwig Institute for Cancer Research

February 24, 2020
Elana Fertig, PhD 
"Transfer learning for cross-study, cross-species, and spatial single cell analysis"
Johns Hopkins UniversityDepartment of Oncology and Biomedical Engineering

March 2, 2020
Xiaolu Yang, PhD 
"A novel protein quality control system and its role in neurodegeneration and cancer"
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicineCancer Biology

March 9, 2020
Alissa Armstrong, PhD 
"The influence of adipose tissue nutrient sensing on organismal physiology"
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences

May 4, 2020
Diane Barber, PhD
"Intracellular pH Regulation of Protein Dynamics for Cancer and Stem Cell Behaviors"
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology

May 11, 2020
Monica Mugnier, PhD
"Using high-throughput sequencing to understand the Trypanosoma brucei host-pathogen interface"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

May 18, 2020
Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
"The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer"
University of California, San Diego, Department of Pharmacology

2018 - 2019 Weekly Seminar Program 

2017 - 2018 Weekly Seminar Program 

2016 - 2017 Weekly Seminar Program 

2015 - 2016 Weekly Seminar Program 

2014 - 2015 Weekly Seminar Program 

2013 - 2014 Weekly Seminar Program