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Seminars Archive 2011-2012
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September '11
5

    12 2pm - 3pm New insights into the function of the Arp2/3 complex in cell motility and asymmetric cell division. Rong Li, PhD, Department of Cellular Asymmetry, Division and Evolution, Stowers Institute, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    19 2pm - 3pm Building complexity to understand myosin V cargo transport. Kathleen Trybus, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    26 2pm - 3pm Gradients and clocks: chromosome segregation in mitosis and meiosis. Michael Lampson, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, CRB Austrian Auditorium

October '11
5

    3 2pm - 3pm Laser nanomachining, nanomanipulation, and applications to biomedical research and engineering. Alan J. Hunt, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    10 2pm - 3pm New collaborations in the control of actin filament assembly and disassembly. Bruce Goode, PhD, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, CRB Austrian Auditorium
    17 all day PMI Symposium
    24 2pm - 3pm Actin, protein polymers, and the lability of quaternary structure. Edward H. Egelman, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, CRB Austrian Auditorium
    31 2pm - 3pm New functions for an old favorite: the Dynamin GTPase and Actin Filament Networks. Dorothy Schafer, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Virginia, CRB Austrian Auditorium

November '11
5

    7 2pm - 3pm Self-assembly of the fission yeast actin cytoskeleton. David Kovar, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    9 1pm - 6pm Wellstone Mini Symposium
    14 2pm - 3pm Real-Time structural kinetics of the actomyosin power-stroke by transient time-resolved FRET. David Thomas, PhD, Department of Structural Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, CRB Austrian Auditorium
    17 (Thursday) 2pm - 3pm Mechanisms of Kinesin Motor Regulation. Sarah Rice, PhD, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    21 2pm - 3pm Regulating the actin cytoskeleton during oogenesis. Margot Quinlan, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, CRB Austrian Auditorium
    28 2pm - 3pm Structural study on cell adhesion and integrin activation. Ohad Medalia, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Zurich University, CRB Austrian Auditorium

December '11
5

    5 2pm - 3pm ASCB
    12 2pm - 3pm Myosin Molecular Motors: Transporting Cargo in all Directions. David Warshaw, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont, CRB Austrian Auditorium
    19 2pm - 3pm  
    26 2pm - 3pm WINTER BREAK

January '12
5

    2 2pm - 3pm NEW YEAR's
    5 2pm - 4pm Jennine Dawicki McKenna Thesis Defense, "Sites of Glucose Transporter-4 Vesicle Fusion with the Plasma Membrane Correlate Spatially with Microtubules" BRB II/III, room 251
    9 2pm - 3pm Guarding the Genome: Centromeres, Aneuploidy and Tumorigenesis. Don W. Cleveland, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    16 2pm - 3pm MLK Day
    23 2pm - 3pm  
    30 2pm - 3pm Spatial control of microtubule organization and dynamics by septin GTPases. Elias T. Spiliotis, PhD, Department of Biology, Drexel University, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium

February '12
5

    6 2pm - 3pm Cellular mechanisms of axon branching: A role for the axonal protein synthesis of regulators of the actin cytoskeleton. Gianluca Gallo, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    13 2pm - 3pm  
    20 2pm - 3pm  
    27 2pm - 3pm BPS Annual Meeting

March '12
5

    5 2pm - 3pm Septin assembly: How cells build ordered yet dynamic scaffolds. Amy Gladfelter, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    6 (Tuesday) 2pm - 3pm Single-molecule studies of replicative DNA helicases. Hasan Yardimci, PhD (Faculty Candidate Talk), Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    8 (Thursday) 4pm - 5pm Rotation mechanism of F1 - ATPase revealed under polarization-modulation TIRF microscope. Takayuk Nishizaka, PhD, Department of Physics, Gakushuin University, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building
    12 2pm - 3pm Actin regulation by WASP family proteins: From angstroms to microns. Michael Rosen, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    19 2pm - 3pm Muscle weakness in chronic inflammation. Michael Reid, PhD, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    26 2pm - 3pm Structural basis for troponin-tropomyosin regulation of muscle contraction. William Lehman, PhD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    28 (Wednesday) 2pm - 3pm Neuromodulation, zebrafish, and the next generation of voltage indicators. Adam Douglass, PhD (Faculty Candidate Talk), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Physiology Conference Room, B404 Richards Building

April '12
5

    2 2pm - 3pm Deconstructing cilia and flagella function with cryo-electron tomography and structural proteomics. Daniela Nicastro, PhD, Department of Biology, Life Sciences at Brandeis, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    9 2pm - 3pm Visualizing transcription at nucleotide resolution by nascent transcript sequencing. Stirling Churchman, PhD, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    16 2pm - 3pm

Motor neurons require motor proteins: Dissecting the role of microtubule motors in axonal transport. Erika Holzbaur, PhD, Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium

    23 2pm - 3pm Generating and controlling force during cell division. Iain Cheeseman, PhD, Department of Cell Biology, Whitehead Institute, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    30 2pm - 3pm  

May '12
5

    1 Tuesday 11am - 12pm Axonal transport and energy supply. Frederic Saudou, PhD, Institut Curie, B400 Richards Building
    7 2pm - 3pm Structural and mechanistic insights into actin assembly by formins and their binding partners. Michael Eck, MD, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    14 2pm - 3pm  
    21 2pm - 3pm Dynamics and scaffolding role of myosin-II during cytokinesis. Erfei Bi, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium
    28 2pm - 3pm Memorial Day

July '12
5

    11
Wednesday
12pm - 1pm A molecular mechanism for generation of large forces inside cells. Roop Mallik, PhD. Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, Richards Building, B404 Conference Room

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