Biochemistry Seminars

Biochemistry Seminars

All seminars will be delivered virtually AT 12:00PM


Spring 2021

Friday, January 22 RESEARCH FORUM
Sarah Ermatinger, Oas Lab, The Role of Protein A in S. aureus Biofilms
Pengfei Liang, Yang LabA Biophysical Method to Understand TMEM16F Lipid Scramblase and Ion Channel in Health and Disease
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Friday, February 12 SEMINAR
PENGDA LIU, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UNC Chapel Hill
Targeting the Deubiquitinase for EWS-FLI1 in Treating Ewing Sarcoma 
Host: Zhou Lab
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Friday, February 19 RESEARCH FORUM
Honglue Shi, Al-Hashimi LabHoogsteen Base Pairs in Stressed Protein-Bound Duplex DNA
Bei Liu, Al-Hashimi LabA Quantitative Model Predicts How m6a Reshapes the Kinetic Landscape of Nucleic Acid Hybridization and Conformational Transitions
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Friday, February 26 RESEARCH FORUM
Siyu Wang, Donald Lab, Computational Protein Design with Non-proteinogenic Amino Acids and Small Molecule Ligands, with Applications to Protein-protein Interaction Inhibitors, Antibody Design, and Anti-microbial Enzyme Inhibitors
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Friday, March 5 SEMINAR
CHRISTIAN KAISER, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University 
Title: TBD
Host: Oas Lab
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Modrich Distinguished Lecture
Friday, March 12 
BRUCE STILLMAN, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Oliver R. Grace Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Lab
The Mechanism and Evolution of DNA Replication Origin Specification in Eukaryotic Cells
Host: Brennan Lab
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Friday, March 19 SEMINAR
PIETRO DE CAMILLI, Ph.D.
John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine
Title: TBD
Hosts: Yang & Bennett Labs
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Friday, March 26, 2021 RESEARCH FORUM
LEE LAB
Title: TBD
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Friday, April 2 SEMINAR
GUSTAVO SILVA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Duke University
Title: TBD
Host: Bartesaghi Lab
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The Hseih Memorial Lecture
Friday, April 9, 2021
STEPHEN KOWALCAYKOWSKI, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics & Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Davis
Title: TBD 
Host: Brennan Lab
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Friday, April 16 RESEARCH FORUM 
SCHUMACHER LAB

Title: TBD
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Friday, May 21 RESEARCH FORUM
BOYCE & ZHOU LABS
Title: TBD
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About our Named Lectures

The Henry Kamin Memorial Lecture
Henry Kamin’s scientific prowess was recognized by two five year appointments to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Membership on the National Science Foundation Panel on Metabolic Biology, and the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences. The Henry Kamin Memorial Lecture honors his 42 year career at Duke University, his steadfast integrity, and his many contributions to nutritional biochemistry.

In 1997 his wife, Mrs. Dottie Kamin, initiated the lecture in to honor her husband using monies provided by the Henry and Dorothy Lingle Kamin Endowment Fund of Triangle Community Foundation.

The Hseih Memorial Lecture
Established in memory of Tao-Hseih, PhD, who was known as a highly regarded mentor and teacher and researcher with accolades including an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award. This lecture is made possible by a generous gift from his lifelong friends, Yan-Tsong Chen, MD, PhD and Mrs. Alice Chen through the Chenzyme Foundation.

The Modrich Distinguished Lecture
This lecture honors the myriad contributions Paul Modrich has made to the field of nucleic acid biochemistry during his illustrious career at Duke University. A number of generous gifts from former graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and friends of Paul, as well as members of the Department of Biochemistry have made this lecture series possible.  

The Nozaki Memorial Lecture
Yas Nozaki spent four decades at Duke doing painstaking work in pure compounds and precise measurements as the basis of solid progress in scientific knowledge. He had a love of learning and science and was great friend and approachable colleague. His daughter Yoko Nazaki Ax and her husband Emanual Ax (the noted concert pianist) have made this lecture possible through their generous donation.

The Philip Handler Lecture
This lecture is in remembrance of Philip Handler, who has been described as a legendary instructor, with a talent for taking the most difficult medical school subjects and turning them into unique learning experiences.