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WINTER 2016

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Tariq M. Rana, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in Therapeutics
Department of Pediatrics and Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Illuminating the dark matter of the genome: A new frontier in biology and medicine

4:00 P.M.
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Cynthia Wolberger, PhD
Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mechanisms for reading, writing and erasing the histone code

4:00 P.M.
Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedicial Research Building II/III

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

4:00 P.M.
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

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

4:00 P.M.
Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

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

10:30 A.M.
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

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

3:00 P.M.
Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Leemor Joshua-Tor, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Keck Structural Biology Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
All about U: Destroying the let-7 pre-miRNA

12:00 NOON
Class of '62, John Morgan Building

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Jay T. Groves, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Signal transduction on membrane surfaces: the roles of space, force, and time

4:00 P.M.
Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Building

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

Nathanael S. Gray, PhD

Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Targeting cancer with covalent inhibitors

4:00 P.M.
Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III

 

 

FALL 2015

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 

Kiyoshi Nagai, Ph.D., Group LeaderMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Architecture and evolution of the spliceosome

4:00 P.M.
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

Kushol Gupta, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The tyranny of the lattice: small-angle scattering studies of retroviral integrases

12:00 NOON
251 BRB II/III

 

WINTER 2015

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

Hua-Ying Fan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicineat the University of Pennsylvania
Stress management by ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers

12:00 NOON
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

FALL 2014

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Stefan Weber, Ph.D.
Institute for Physical Chemistry Albert-Ludwigs, University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany
Exploiting advanced EPR and NMR to study reactive intermediates in flavoprotein function

4:00 P.M.
JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Bulding

 

SPRING 2014

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Hans Elmlund, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Structural Biology Stanford University
Snapshots of transcription initiation by cryo-EM

12:00 NOON
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Boris Kholodenko, Ph.D.
SFI Stokes Professor of Systems Biology; Deputy Director, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin
Catching signals surfing the net

4:00 P.M.
Class of ‘62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

Kenji Murakami, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University
Architecture of an RNA polymerase II transcription pre-initiation complex

12:00 NOON
252 BRB II/III

MONDAY, APRIL 7

Yuan He, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Structural visualization of key steps in human transcription initiation

12:00 NOON
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

SYMPOSIUM CO-SPONSORED WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSCLE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

The Ribosome: The Structure and Function – Research Symposium honoring Joachim Frank

9:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Smilow Center for Translational Research

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Alexander G. Petrenko, D.Sc., Laboratory of Receptor Cell Biology
Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Activation of the insulin receptor-related receptor by alkali: Structural and functional aspects

12:30 P.M.
302 Clinical Research Building

THURSDAY, MAY 8

Bohdana Discher, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
"Synthetic redox biology for medical and material application"
12:00 NOON
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

THURSDAY, MAY 15

Cecilia Tommos, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
"Amino-acid radicals in biocatalysis and multistep (proton-coupled) electron transfer"
12:00 NOON
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

CO-SPONSORED WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING

Ilya Levental, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas, Houston Medical School

"Rafting through traffic: Structural and functional aspects of biomembrane phase separation"

10:00 A.M.
253 BRB II/III

 

 

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