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HAPPENINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 • 11:00 A.M. • Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Ruth Sommese, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesta, Twin Cities
Tuning the substrate-kinase interaction of PKC

DR. GEORGE W. RAIZISS ROUNDS SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, January 26, 2017 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D.
Investigator, HHMI and Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ubiquitin-like protein cascades: from conjugation to recognition

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR

Monday, January 30, 2017 • 11:00 A.M. • 251 Biomedical Research Building II/III

Julia Kardon, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Activation by unfolding: how mitochondrial ClpX activates a key enzyme for heme biosynthesis and erythropoiesis

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS GRADUATE GROUP THESIS DEFENSE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 • 12:00 NOON • Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research

Nathan Ennist (Advisor: P. Leslie Dutton, PhD)
Design, structure, and action of an artificial photosynthetic reaction center

CURRENTLY

2016 Holiday Card

The 2016 Departmental Holiday card is here. Pick one (or several) up in the mail room in the Anatomy-Chemistry Building. Click here a larger view.

Photos from the 2016 Departmental/Graduate Group Retreat are now online. See them here.

Twitter link for BMBFollow the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group, now on Twitter.

 

 

AWARDS & HONORS

BEN GARCIA has been elected to the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) governing council (Western Region representative) for a three year term starting January 2017 to December 2019.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology to be lead by YALE GOLDMAN of Physiology and Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Vivej Shenoy of SEAS. Read more

BEN GARCIA has won the 2016 Protein Science Young Investigator Award from the Protein Society. This award recognizes a scientist in the first eight years of an independent career who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins. It will be presented this summer at the 29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society in Barcelona, Spain.
Read the Penn News Release.

 

2017 – TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA