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HAPPENINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT

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DR. GEORGE W. RAIZISS ROUNDS SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, February 11 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Daniel Kaganovich, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Regulating protein aggregation in yeast"

SPECIAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, February 11 • 3:00 P.M. • Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III

Nevan J. Krogan, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
"Using systems approaches to study disease"

SPECIAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES

Friday, February 12 • 10:30 A.M. • Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

John Donald Scott, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Edwin G. Krebs-Hilma Speights Professor for Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology
University of Washington School of Medicine
"The molecular architecture of macromolecular signaling enzyme complexes”

FRIDAY RESEARCH DISCUSSIONS

Friday, February 12 • 3:30 P.M. • JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building

Mark Goulian, Jane Schulte, and Jeff Carey | From the Goulian Laboratory, Department of Biology
"Bacterial phosphorelays and phosphatases"

SPECIAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES

Monday, February 15 • 4:00 P.M. • Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III

John Robert Yates, III, PhD, Ernest W. Hahn Professor
Chemical Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, The Scripps Research Institute
“Deciphering the CFTR wild type and disease interactomes”

SPECIAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES

Wednesday, February 17 • 4:00 P.M. • Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Jeffrey L. Brodsky, PhD, Avinoff Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
“Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation (ERAD) and protein conformational diseases”

HIGHLIGHTS

Photos from the 2015 Departmental/Graduate Group have been uploaded. The Retreat was held November 12-13, 2015 at Skytop Lodge in the Poconos.

AWARDS

Ben Garcia has won the Ken Standing Award. The Ken Standing Award is presented by the sponsors of the Enabling Technologies (ETP) Symposium biennially to honor a young scientist who has made a significant contribution to technology development in support of research in the life sciences.

PUBLICATIONS

Jim Shorter and his lab have published two articles detailing ways to combat AIDS by targeting HIV in semen.
Penn News Release

Castellano LM, Bart SM , Holmes VM, Weissman D, Shorter J (2015) Repurposing Hsp104 to antagonize seminal amyloid and counter HIV infection. Chemistry & Biology 22(8):1074–1086.

Lump E, Castellano LM, Meier C, Seeliger J, et al (2015) A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection. eLife eLife 2015;4:e05397

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