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HAPPENINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT

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GEORGE W. RAIZISS ROUNDS SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, April 2, 2015 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Alison Sweeney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
Self-assembly of optical materials from proteins: understanding proteins as patchy colloids

FRIDAY RESEARCH DISCUSSIONS | GENE REGULATION

Friday, April 3, 2015 • 4:00 PM • JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building • Refreshments served at 3:45 P.M.

Roberto Dominguez and Benji Turegun | From the Dominguez Laboratory, Department of Physiology
Actin-related proteins in the nucleus and their role in chromatin remodeling

HIGHLIGHTS

Josh Wand has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Jim Shorter and colleagues investigate the importance of the N-terminal domain of Hsp104 in dissolving prions and misfolded conformers that cause disease. This research may lead to new therapies for brain disorders and has recently been published in Molecular Cell. Penn News Release

Ben Garcia has received a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This award is given to investigators in the early phase of their careers to help support their research in better understanding and diagnosing cancer in the blood and lymph system, along with developing new options for prevention and treatment.

 

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