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Seminars Archive 2012-2013

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September '12

    3 2pm - 3pm Labor Day
    10 2pm - 3pm "Mechanics and Mechanotransduction of Tumorigenic Cells" Ning Wang, Mechanical science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign.
CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    17 2pm - 3pm Dynamic Behavior of Tau on the Microtubule Surface. Christopher L. Berger, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    24 2pm - 3pm "Microenvironment stiffness and intracellular force in cell cycling and cardiovascular disease" Richard Assoian, MD, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania, CRB, Austrian Auditorium

October '12

    1 2pm - 3pm “Mechanotransduction in 3D microtissues- Modeling the role of geometry and stiffness” Vivek Shenoy, Ph.D. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, CRB Austrian Auditorium.
    8 2pm - 3pm "New strategies for uncovering how chromosomes are segregated during mitosisA" Charles Asbury, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington, CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    15 2pm - 3pm “Deciphering microtubule-based positioning strategies in vitro" Marileen Dogterom, Ph.D. Marileen Dogterom, PhD, Department of Physics of Biomolecular Systems, The Netherlands FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    22 2pm - 3pm John Crocker, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    29 2pm - 3pm “Tropomyosin directed regulation of the actin cytoskeleton in time and space: Toward a physiology of the actin cytoskeleton and development of anti-cytoskeleton chemotherapeutics” Peter Gunning, Ph.D. Oncology Research Un it, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales

November '12

    5 2pm - 3pm "A curious role for the microtubule cytoskeleton in control of cell proliferation…'s not just about mitosis" Lynne Cassimeris, PhD, Dept of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University
    12 2pm - 3pm CANCELLED-Matt Lord, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    19 2pm - 3pm Dianqing Wu, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Yale University, "New Insights into Cell Migration Regulation" CRB, Austrian Auditorium.
    26 2pm - 3pm CANCELLED-David J. Sharp, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, "Microtubule mechanisms of cell migration" CRB, Austrian Auditorium

December '12

    3 2pm - 3pm Jim Holaska, PhD, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), University of Chicago, "Dynamic organization of the nucleus during muscle stem cell differentiation." CRB, Austrian Auditorium
    10 2pm - 3pm Hilary Coller, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, CRB, Austrian Auditorium. "Cells: The Secret Life of Quiescent Fibroblasts"
    17 2pm - 3pm ASCB
    24 2pm - 3pm NO SEMINAR
    31 2pm - 3pm Winter Break

January '13

    7 2pm - 3pm Jodi Nunnari, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis. "The Behavior of Mitochondria"
    14 2pm - 4pm Christopher A.G. McCulloch, Ph.D., Professor, Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry. "Control of collagen remodeling through non-muscle myosin adhesions"
    21 2pm - 3pm MLK Day
    28 2pm - 3pm Harold A. Fisk, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Special Fellow of the Leukemia and Lymphona Society, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University. "Multiple roles for the Mps1 protein kinase in centrosome homeostasis."  

February '13

    4 2pm - 3pm Biophysical Society Meeting
    11 2pm - 3pm Avital Rodal, PhD. Assistant Professor of Biology, Brandeis University. "A new mode of F-Bar-mediated membrane deformation tunes synaptic growth signaling”. CRB Austrian Auditorium
    18 2pm - 3pm David Sharp, Ph.D., Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Albert Einstein School of Medicine "Microtubules in Cell Migration"
    25 2pm - 3pm Daniel J. Tschumperlin, Ph.D., CANCELLED Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Airway Biology, Harvard School of Public Health

March '13

    4 2pm - 3pm Michael Sheetz, PhD, CANCELLED William R Kenan Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
    11 2pm - 3pm Nava Segev, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois, Chicago. "Coordination of Intracellular trafficking steps by Ypt/Rab GTPases"
    18 2pm - 3pm Robert D. Goldman, Ph.D., Stephen Walter Ranson Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Northwestern University. “The Structure and Function of the Nuclear Intermediate Filament Networks: Lamins in Health and Disease”
    25 2pm - 3pm Johnathan M. Scholey, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Dept. of MCB, UC Davis And Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biology, Dept. of MBG, Bogazici University "Mitotic Motors and Chromosome Segregation: The Sliding Filament Mechanism of Anaphase B"

April '13

    1 2pm - 3pm Matt Lord, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, CRB, Austrian Auditorium. "Bar-coding of the actin track and myosin motor function in the cell"
    8 2pm - 3pm Susan P. Gilbert, PhD. Professor and Head, Department of Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Kinesin 14: A League of their Own"
    15 2pm - 3pm Don C. Rockey, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina. "Actin in myofibroblast function"
    17 3pm-4pm Michael Sheetz, PhD., Director and Principal Investigator of the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore; William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, Columbia University. "Cellular Mechanosensing of Microenvironment by Local Sarcomere Contractions of Matrix"
    22 2pm - 3pm David Drubin, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ of California, Berkeley. "Harnessing actin dynamics for endocytic trafficking"
    29 2pm - 3pm Frank Gertler, PhD,Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Coordination of signaling by cell surface receptors with actin polymerization"

May '13

    6 2pm - 3pm Jon Terman, PhD, Rita C. and William P. Clements, Jr. Scholar in Medical Research, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, UT Southwestern. "Direct Redox Regulation of Action-dependent Cell Biology"
    13 2pm - 3pm Anna Kashina, PhD., Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Animal Biology and Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania. "Regulation of actin cytoskeleton by posttranslational arginylation"
    20 2pm - 3pm Brad Nolen, PhD., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, Department of Chemistry. Member, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon. "Controlling the activity of Arp2/3 complex with cellular regulators and small molecule inhibitors"
    27 2pm - 3pm Memorial Day

June '13



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