Department of

Biochemistry

BIOCHEMISTRY Seminar sERIES

Unless noted, all seminars will be held in the departmental conference room A106 at noon.  All are welcome!

*On a separate note, please scroll down for the listing of the Tri-Institutional Structural Biology Seminar Series.*

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Yimon Aye, Ph.D.

Cornell U.-ITHACA

Title: "Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code"

Host: Dr. Frederick Maxfield

 

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Erdem Karatekin, Ph.D.

U. of Yale

Title: "Mechanisms Regulating Fusion Pore Dynamics during Exocytosis"

Host: Dr. Jeremy Dittman

 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Oliver Ernst, Ph.D.

U. of Toronto

Title: "Structure and Dynamics of GPCRs:  Insights from Rhodopsin"

Host: Dr. Anant Menon

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

David Cafiso, Ph.D.

U. of Virginia

Title: "Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Spontaneous and Synchronous Fusion Events in Neuronal Exocytosis"

Host: Dr. Jeremy Dittman

 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Andrew Kruse, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Title: "New Approaches to Interrogate Transmembrane Signaling"

Host: Dr. Joshua Levitz

 

 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D.

U. of Utah

Title: "Shaping Membranes during Ultrafast Endocytosis"

Host: Dr. Timothy Ryan

 

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Avner Schlessinger, Ph.D.

Tisch Cancer Institute

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Title: "Structure-based Ligand Discovery for Nutrient Transporters"

Host: Dr. David Eliezer

 

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rong Li, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Title: "Cellular Asymmetry in Aging and Proteostasis"

Host: Dr. David Eliezer

 

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thomas Blanpied, Ph.D.

U. of Maryland

Title: "Nanostructure-function Relationships in Single Synapses"

Host: Dr. Joshua Levitz

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Margaret Kielian, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Title: "New Twists on Enveloped Virus Entry and Exit"

Host: Dr. Anant Menon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETED Seminar Series

September 22, 2016 - May 11, 2017

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hiro Furukawa, Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Title: "How We Tackled Structure and Function of Big Membrane Protein Complexes -

         A Case Study of NMDA Receptors"

Host: Dr. David Eliezer

 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avital Rodal, Ph.D.

Brandeis U.

Title: "The Crossroads of Signaling and Traffic:

          Routing and Remodeling Membranes at Synapses"

Host: Dr. Jeremy Dittman

 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Edward Stuenkel, Ph.D.

U. of Michigan

Title: "Regulation on Dynamic Partitioning of Synaptic Vesicle Pools"

Host: Dr. Timothy Ryan

 

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Catherine Royer, Ph.D.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Title: "Quantitative Mapping of Start Regulator Interactions in Budding Yeast using Fluctuation Microscopy"

Host: Dr. Anant Menon

 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Edward Egelman, Ph.D.

University of Virginia

Title: "Cryo-EM of Protein Polymers at Near-Atomic Resolution Yields New Insights into Evolutionary Divergence"

Host: Dr. David Eliezer

 

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vytas Bankaitis, Ph.D.

Texas A&M Health Sciences Center

Title: "Lipid Signaling in Neural Stem Cells:

Two Short Stories and Implications for Autism Spectrum Diseases"

Host: Dr. Frederick Maxfield

 

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Anthony Ferrante, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Columbia University

Title: "Immunology of Adipose Tissue and Metabolism"

Host: Dr. Timothy McGraw

 

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hassane Mchaourab, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University

Title: "Principles of Energy Transduction and Alternating Access of ABC Transporters"

Host: Dr. David Eliezer

 

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scott Emr, Ph.D.

Cornell - Ithaca

Title: "Sorting Out Membrane Traffic to the Lysosome:

Ubiquitin, ESCRTs and Protein Quality Control"

Host: Dr. Jeremy Dittman

 

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vadim Arshavsky, Ph.D.

Duke U.

Title: "Photoreceptor Outer Segment:

How to Build and Populate a Sensory Ciliary Organelle"

Host: Dr. Anant Menon

 

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Joost Holthuis, Ph.D.

U. of Osnabrueck

Title: "Exploring the Dark Site of Sphingolipid Biosynthesis"

Host: Dr. Anant Menon

 

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D.

U. of California, Berkeley

Title: "Optical Quantal Analysis of Synaptic Homeostasis"

Host: Dr. Timothy Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRI-INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES

 

Unless noted, all seminars are held in the Weill Auditorium, 2nd Fl., Rm. C200 at 4p.  All are welcome!

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

David Baker, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry

U. of Washington

Title:  TBA

 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Uris Auditorium

Dr. Wolfgang Baumeister

Professor

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Title:  Electron Cryomicoscopy:  From Molecules to Cells

 

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Uris Auditorium

Jaime Williamson, Ph.D.

Professor

The Scripps Research Institute

Title:  Dynamics of Bacterial Ribosome Assembly in Cells

 

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Joseph Puglisi, Ph.D., Chair

Professor, Dept. of Structural Biology

Stanford U.

Title:  TBA

 

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Eva Nogales, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

HHMI Investigator

UC Berkeley

Title:  TBA

 

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

David Shaw, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist

Columbia U.

Title:  Long Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proteins:

           Progress, Promise & Challenges

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ted Jardetsky, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Structural Biology

Stanford U.

Title:  Breaking Up is (Not So) Hard To Do:

           Dissociating Receptor Complexes to Block the Allergic Response

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dr. Christian Spahn

Professor

Charite Universitatsmedizin

Title:  TBA

 

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dorothy Kern, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry

HHMI Investigator

Brandeis U.

Title:  Separated at Birth, The Evolution of Kinase Dynamics over a Billion Years

           Reveals Gleevec's Selectivity