Biochemistry Seminars (Spring 2017)

Biochemistry Seminars (Spring 2017)


Xiaodong Zhang                      Imperial College London                                     Host Brennan

January 13                                “Mechanism of sigma54-dependent transcription regulation via AAA ATPases”

Blake Wiedenheft                    Montana State University                                   Host Greenleaf

January 27                                “A CRISPR Immune Response to Viruses that Infect Bacteria”

*Richard Cummings                Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Host Boyce

February 2 (Thursday)          

3:30 PM, 147 Nanaline             “The Biological Roles of Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease:  From the Microbiome to the Human Glycome”

Andreas Martin                      University of California, Berkeley                       Host Oas

March 3                                    “Constructed to Deconstruct: The 26S proteasome as a coordinated degradation machine”

Kerwyn Casey Huang              Stanford University                                            Host Kuehn

March 10                                  “Systems approaches to cellular physiology”

*Squire Booker                       Pennsylvania State University                            Host Diversity/Inclusion Committee

March 23 (Thursday)              “A Conversation about Diversity: Are We Making Real Progress?”                                                                                       

3:30 PM, 147 Nanaline                                                          

Squire Booker                          Pennsylvania State University                            Host Boyce

March 24                                  “Radical Strategies for Biological Methylation and their Involvement in Antibiotic Biosynthesis and Antibiotic Resistance”

*Anthony Vecchiarelli          University of Michigan                                             Host Schumacher/Erickson

March 31                                 Rescheduled to September 22, 2017 

*Jorge Galan                          Yale University                                                         Host Students

April 4 (Tuesday)                     Title TBA

3:30 PM, 147 Nanaline             Nozaki Memorial Lecture

Richard Ebright                      Rutgers University                                                   Host Brennan/Schumacher

April 7                                      “Structural studies of transcription initiation and activation, and anti-tuberculosis drug discovery targeting transcription”

Gabe Lander                            The Scripps Research Institute                               Host Lee

April 28                                    “Using cryo-EM to study molecular motions at a range of scales”

Martin Burke                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign           Host Yokoyama

May 5                                      “Making Molecular Prosthetics”

Lewis Kay                                University of Toronto                                                  Host Al-Hashimi

May 12                                      “The Importance of Protein Dynamics in Health and Disease”


~ seminars are held on Fridays in Room 147, Nanaline Duke Building at 12:OO noon ~ * Memorial Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in 103 Bryan Research Building ~ coffee will be available 15 minutes before the start of each seminar ~