BMB Seminars 2010-2011

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Date Guest Speaker Title Host
September 7 David Zacharias, Ph.D. Palmitoylation: Regulating Cell Signaling by Transient Lipid Modification of Proteins Emanuel E. Strehler, Ph.D.
September 14 BMB Graduate Symposium    
September 21 Boris Martinac, Ph.D.
Frank Rusnak Named Lecture
Structure and Function of Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channels Stanimir Vuk-Pavlovic, Ph.D.
September 28 Wei Hsu, Ph.D. A Wnt-Wnt Situation: Signal Production and Transduction in Development and Disease Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.
October 5 Sharon Dent, Ph.D. Secret Lives of Histone Modifying Enzymes Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
October 12   No seminar  
October 19   No seminar  
October 26 Peter Satir, Ph.D. PRIMARY CILIA: Key Organelles in Molecular Medicine Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.
October 28 Kenneth Mann, Ph.D. Clots: Good, Bad, and Ugly Whyte G. Owen, Ph.D.
November 2 Stephen Bell, Ph.D.
Michael Getz Named Lecture
Triggering Eukaryotic DNA Replication: A Cascade of Kinases at the Origin Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
November 9 Bradley Yoder, Ph.D.
Using C. elegans to Understand the Pathogenesis of Human Ciliopathies Peter Harris, Ph.D. and John Lieske, M.D.
November 16 Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D. Genomic Copy Number Alterations in Human Cancers: Smoking Guns vs Guilt by Association Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D.
November 30      
December 7 Michael Shogren-Knaak, Ph.D. Regulation of Inducible Gene Transcription by the SAGA Coactivator Complex Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
December 14      
December 21      


Date Guest Speaker Title Host
January 11 Robert Piper, Ph.D. Recognizing Ubiquitin in the Endocytic system David J. Katzmann, Ph.D.
January 18 Michael Romero, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Flies to Humans, Kidney Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Glaucoma, and Malaria: Roles of Bicarbonate Transporting Membrane Proteins Mark McNiven, Ph.D.
January 25 Mark Johnson, Ph.D. Muscle-Bone Paracrine/Endocrine Signaling: It’s not Just About Loading Thomas C. Spelsberg, Ph.D.
February 1 George Vasmatzis, Ph.D. Integration of High-Throughput Genomics in Clinical and Biological Research Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.
February 8 Christian Schlieker, Ph.D. Protein Quality Control and its Relation to Viral Infection Paul J. Galardy, M.D. & Jan van Deursen, Ph.D.
February 11
Special Seminar
Kevin Claffey, Ph.D. Potential and Concerns for Therapeutic AMPK Activation in Breast Cancer Dev Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
February 15 Daniela Cimini, Ph.D. Mitotic Spindle Geometry, Kinetochore, Attachment and Chromosome Segregation Paul J. Galardy, M.D. & Jan van Deursen, Ph.D.
February 22      
March 1 Jonathan Wall, Ph.D. Animal Imaging in Clinical, Basic, and Translational Research Marina Ramirez-Alvardo, Ph.D.
March 8 John Hawse, Ph.D. Role of the Transcription Factors, TIEG, ERα, and ERβ, in Bone and Breast Disease Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.
March 15 Christopher Ward, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. The Primary Cilium Exosome Interaction Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.
March 22      
March 29 Peter Agre, M.D.
Szent-Györgyi Named Lecture
Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.
April 5 Eric Olson, Ph.D.
Kendall-Mattox Named Lecture
Heart Making and Heart Breaking: The Genetics of Heart Development and Disease Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.
April 12 Mukesh Jain, M.D. Krüppels and the Cardiovascular Response to Stress Dev Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
April 19 Marianne Sadar, Ph.D. Small molecule inhibitors to the N-terminal domain of the androgen receptor for advanced prostate cancer Donald Tindall, Ph.D. and Charles Young, Ph.D.
April 26 11:00 a.m.
James Bear, Ph.D.
The Care and Feeding of Arp2/3-Actin Networks at the Leading Edge Daniel D. Billadeau, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m.
Da-Zhi Wang, Ph.D.
MicroRNAs in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Development and Functions Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.
May 3 Bart van de Sluis, Ph.D. The Versatile COMMD Family Member COMMD1: Implications in NF-κB, HIF-1 Signaling, and Beyond Jan van Deursen, Ph.D.
May 10 Joel Buxbaum, M.D. Protein Folding In Vivo: Can Two ‘Wrongs’ Make a ‘Right’? – A New Way to Think About Alzheimer’s disease Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.
May 17 Danesh Moazed, Ph.D. Heterochromatin and Epigenetic Inheritance of Gene Expression Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
May 24 Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D. Context-Dependent Modalities of Ras-Driven Oncogensis Dev Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. and Gloria M. Petersen, Ph.D.
June 3 Michelle Tallquist, Ph.D. Fate Specification of Coronary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Cardiac Fibroblasts Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.
June 21 Hongju Wu, Ph.D. Promoting the Survival and Regeneration of Insulin-Producing Beta Cells with Gene Transfer Strategies  

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