Weekly Seminar Program
Our weekly seminar series features presentations by experts from across Johns Hopkins and other biomedical research institutions, and provides students with a view of current research in the topics across the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology and insight into experimental design and methods.
The seminars will be presented online until further notice.
Upcoming 2020 – 2021 Seminars
January 25, 2021
"Molecular basis for activation of receptor kinases"
Natalia Ju, PhD
Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco
February 1, 2021
"Mechanisms of host-pathogen coevolution in bacterial CRISPR-Cas immune systems"
Dipali Sashital, PhD
Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
February 8, 2021
"Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2"
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor, Department of Immunology, Yale School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Past 2020 – 2021 Seminars
September 21, 2020
"Microbiota metabolites regulation of host immune responses at the mucosal surface"
Yingzi Cong, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch
September 28, 2020
"How chromosome structure and recombination ensure homolog segregation in mammalian meiosis"
Francesca Cole, PhD
Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
October 5, 2020
"Chemical Control of Gene Expression and Cell Fate"
Aseem Ansari, PhD
R. J. Ulrich Endowed Chair
Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
October 12, 2020
"Neutral circuit mechanisms and technologies for pain and social touch"
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD
Mitchell and Margo Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
October 19, 2020
"RNA granules: a view from the RNA perspective"
Tatjana Trcek, PhD
Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University
October 26, 2020
"K63 ubiquitin and translation control during oxidative stress"
Gustavo M. Silva, PhD
Department of Biology, Duke University
November 2, 2020 [Postponed - to be rescheduled]
"R-loops in autism spectrum disorders"
Kavitha Sarma, PhD
Department of Gene Expression and Regulation, The Wistar Institute
November 9, 2020
"Investigating the Role of Neutrophils in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer"
Leah M. Cook, PhD
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
November 16, 2020
"Regulation of signaling and protein interactions by intrinsically disordered linkers"
Magnus Kjærgaard, PhD
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
November 30, 2020
"New Sides for an Old Coin: Copper as an Intracellular Mediator of Kinase"
Donita Brady, PhD
Presidential Assistant Professor
Department of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
December 7, 2020
"Modeling and visualizing RNA velocity of single cells in situ"
Jean Fan, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins University
December 14, 2020
"On the Battlefront: Host PARPs vs the Coronavirus Macrodomain"
Anthony Fehr, PhD
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas