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September 2013

    16 2pm - 3pm Haruo Sugi, PhD Emeritus Professor of Physiology, Teikyo University.
"Direct electron microscopic recording of ATP-induced power stroke in individual myosin heads studied using the gas environmental chamber"
    23 2pm - 3pm Qing Zhong, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley "Self-eating Helps to Assemble Cell's Antenna"
    30 2pm - 3pm Ning Fang, PhD. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory, "Science of Rock 'n' Roll."

October 2013

    7 2pm - 3pm Charles Sindelar, PhD. Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Yale University. "A new look under the hood of the kinesin molecular motor by high-resolution cryo-EM"
    28 2pm - 3pm Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Retreat- Force Sensing: Mechanobiology from Molecules to Tissues

November 2013

    4 2pm - 3pm Timothy Mitchison, Ph.D. Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology, Co-Director of the Initiative in Systems Pharmacology, and Deputy Chair for the Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School "Cell Division in Very Large Cells"
    11 2pm - 3pm Fred Chang, MD., PhD. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University (CANCELLED)
    18 2pm - 3pm Stefan Westermann, PhD. Group Leader at the Research Institute for Molecular Pathology. "Segregating the Genome - Design Principles of Kinetochores"

December 2013

    2 2pm - 3pm Wei Guo, PhD. Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, "The Exocyst in Exocytosis and Cell Migration"
    9 2pm - 3pm Peter Gunning, Ph.D. Head, Oncology Research Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, "Tropomyosin: The path from cell architecture to cancer therapeutic target"

January 2014

    6 2pm - 3pm Ram Dixit, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis- CANCELED
    13 2pm - 4pm Michael Marks, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine & Physiology, University of Pennsylvania- "Microtubule motors and endosome tubulation during melanosome biogenesis"
    20 2pm - 3pm Martin Luther King Jr. - University Holiday
    27 2pm - 3pm Jeff Gelles, PhD. Aron and Imre Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Life Sciences, Brandeis University "Control of actin filament branching and debranching elucidated by multi-wavelength single-molecule fluorescence"

February 2014

    3 2pm - 3pm Velia Fowler, Ph.D. Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, ""Actin Cytoskeletal Regulation of Cell Dynamics: Insights from Red Blood Cells and Skeletal Muscle"
    10 2pm - 3pm Marco Capitanio, PhD. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, LENS, European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, University of Florence, "Force-clamp laser trapping of rapidly interacting biomolecules”
    17 2pm - 3pm Biophysical Society Meeting
    24 2pm - 3pm Bernhard Brenner, MD. Hannover Medical School, Institute of Molecular and Cell Physiology,"ATP turnover by individual myosin molecules. Some surprising observations"- CANCELED

March 2014

    3 2pm - 3pm Peter Novick, PhD, Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UC Berkeley. "Regulation of membrane traffic by a network of rab GTPases" 
    10 2pm - 3pm Henry Hess, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, "Using motor proteins for smart dust, active self-assembly and non-fouling surfaces"
    17 2pm - 3pm David Thirumalai, PhD, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology. "Stepping Kinetics of Myosin V including Foot Stomping"
    24 2pm - 3pm Greg Gundersen, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University- CANCELED
    31 2pm - 3pm Bianxiao Cui, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, "Tracking vesicle transport in axons - coordination of opposite polarity motors during unidirectional transport"

April 2014

    7 2pm - 3pm Kimberley R. Toilias, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, “Rho GTPase Signaling Pathways in Nervous System Development”.  
    14 2pm - 3pm Ben E. Black, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, "Centromere specifying chromatin and chromosome inheritance"
    21 2pm-3pm Silke Hauf, M.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, "Nobody is perfect - fragility and slowness in mitotic checkpoint signaling"
    28 2pm-3pm Anna Akhmanova, Professor of Cell Biology, Utrecht University, "Regulation of cell architecture by microtubule-end binding proteins"

May 2014

    5 2pm - 3pm William Hancock, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University. "The nuts and bolts of Kinesin-2, a transport motor that moonlights as a remodeler of the neuronal cytoskeleton”
    12 2pm - 3pm John S. Condeelis,Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural BiologyScientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility, Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program, Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, AECC, Co-Chair, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology, The Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology, Co-Director, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  ** 19 2pm - 3pm Stefan Diez,Professor of BioNanoTools and Speaker of B CUBE, Technische Universität Dresden and Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden."Force Generation by Diffusible Microtubule Crosslinkers”LOCATED IN JMB CLASS OF 62 HALL
  ** 21 2pm-3pm Henry N. Higgs, PhD Professor of Biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College,“A moveable feast - roles for actin and myosin II in mammalian mitochondrial fission” LOCATED IN JMB CLASS OF 62 HALL
    26 2pm - 3pm Memorial Day- University Holiday

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