BMB Seminars 2012-2013

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Date Guest Speaker Title Host
September 11      
September 18      
September 25 David Cliffel, Ph.D. Epitope Presentation Using Gold Nanoparticles for Immunoassay Development and In Vivo Studies Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.
October 2 Xuejun Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Proteasome Dysfunction in Pathogenesis Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.
October 9 Mark Spaller, Ph.D. Discovery and Development of Peptides as Protein-Targeting Therapeutics: Applications to Cancer, Virology, and Iron Regulation Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
October 16 Zhaoxia Sun, Ph.D. Zebrafish as a Model Organism for Cilia Biology and Ciliopathy Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D. and Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
October 23
October 30 Steven Fisher, M.D. Smooth Muscle Contractile Apparatus: Commonly Targeted, Poorly Understood Frank V. Brozovich, M.D., Ph.D.
November 5 (Special Seminar) Yangfang Liu, M.D. Structural Studies of the PA Subunit from the Influenza Virus and Mechanisms Underlying the Host Response upon Viral Infection Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
November 6 Ben Stanger, M.D., Ph.D. Reaching Escape Velocity: The Dynamics of Cellular Spread in Pancreatic Cancer Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D.
November 13      
November 20 R. Scott McIvor, Ph.D. Advances in Developing the Sleeping Beauty Transposon System for Gene Therapy Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
November 27 Michael Botchan, Ph.D. — Frank Rusnak Named Lecture Starting S Phase – A Biochemist’s View Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
December 4 Songtao Jia RNAi and Heterochromatin Assembly Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
December 11 Jun Liu, M.D., Ph.D. Brake the Lipolysis Machine Yi Guo Ph.D. and Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D.
December 18 Keping Xie, M.D., Ph.D. Transcription Factors in Gastrointestinal Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy Haojie Huang, Ph.D.


Date Guest Speaker Title Host
January 8 Baoan Ji, M.D., Ph.D. New Insights into Oncogenic Ras in Tumorigenesis  
January 15 Witold Surewicz, Ph.D.
— Kendall-Mattox Named Lecture
Prions: What Makes a Protein Infectious Frank V. Brozovich, M.D., Ph.D.
January 22 Xin Chen, Ph.D. Epigenetic Regulation in Drosophila Male Germline Stem Cell Lineage Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
January 29 Rashid Bashir Ph.D. Micro and Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.
February 5 Jason Jessen, Ph.D. Regulation of Planar Cell Polarity during Vertebrate Morphogenesis Karl J. Clark, Ph.D.
February 12 Yi Guo, Ph.D. Lipid Droplets: From Obesity to Lipotoxicity  
February 19
— Cancelled
Christopher Burd, Ph.D. Protein Sorting in Endosomes David J. Katzmann, Ph.D.
February 26 Andrew Miranker, Ph.D. A physical chemical approach to understanding cellular dysfunction in type II diabetes Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.
March 5 Gary Thomas, Ph.D. Connecting Membrane Traffic to Apoptosis and Cell Survival Gregory J. Gores, M.D.
March 12      
March 19 Henk Granzier, Ph.D. Role of Titin in Cardiac Function and Disease Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.
March 26 Tamara Alliston, Ph.D. TGF–beta Integration of Physical and Biochemical Cues in Skeletal Homeostasis Jennifer Jane Westendorf, Ph.D.
April 2 Philip Howe, Ph.D. Translational Regulation of Invasion and Migration Edward B. Leof, Ph.D.
April 9      
April 16 Charles S. Abrams, M.D. The Role of Phosphoinositides in Primary Hemostasis and Inflammation Kun Ling, Ph.D.
April 23 Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D.;
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Chromosomal Translocations and Transcriptional Elongation Control in Epigenetics and Cancer Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
April 30 Xinbin Chen, CVM, Ph.D. The Role of the p53-RNPC1 Loop in Tumor Suppression and Longevity Haojie Huang, Ph.D.
May 7 Wei Guo, Ph.D. The Exocyst Complex in Exocystosis and Cell Migration Kun Ling, Ph.D.
May 14 Koichi Kawakami, Ph.D. The Transposon-Mediated Genetic Methods in Zebrafish and Their Application to the Study of Functional Neural Circuits Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
May 21      

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