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CSB Co-sponsored Seminars

Frontiers in Biochemistry SeminarGabriel Lander, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
CryoEM brings new mechanistic insights into double-stranded DNA break repair
August 16, 2024
12:00 pm
202 Light Hall
VI4 Seminar SeriesErica Saphire, PhD
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
October 8, 2024
10:30 am
512 Light Hall

MBTP/CSB Seminar Series 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 seminars will be held in-person in 1220 MRB3.
Please note the meeting time: 12:20pm - 1:10pm.
September 5, 2023Walter Chazin, PhD
Biochemistry and Chemistry
"A cancer biologist walked into a structural biology lab ..."
September 19, 2023Eli McDonald
Meiler and Plate Labs
"Cystic Fibrosis: from Structural Biology to Personalized Medicine"
September 26, 2023
RCR Special Session
Tina Iverson, PhD
"When your friend or peer is in distress: An overview of resources"
October 3, 2023QJ Zhou, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
"Toward Understanding Irregular Macromolecule Assembly at Molecular Resolution"
October 17, 2023Wook Shin
Yang Lab
"From Chaos to Order: Deep Learning Models that Generate Entropy"
October 24, 2023
Special Seminar
CSB Green Team"Greening the Lab"
October 31, 2023
RCR Special Session
Gregor Neuert, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Data Mastery for AI in Biology: Acquisition, Storage, and Analysis"
November 7, 2023Chuck Sanders, PhD
"How Peripheral Myelin Protein 22 (PMP22) Causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease"
November 28, 2023
*Note date change
Walter Chazin, PhD
Director, Molecular Biophysics Training Program
"An open Q&A and Discussion of the MBTP"
December 5, 2023Hassane Mchaourab, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Conformational Dynamics of Membrane Proteins. cryoEM, Spectroscopy and AlphaFold2"
December 12, 2023
*Note date change
Kathryn Brewer
Sanders Lab
"Using CETSA to Assess The Role of KCNQ1 Destabilization in Long QT Syndrome"
January 9, 2024
*Note date change
Allison Walker, PhD
Chemistry and Biological Sciences
"Machine learning strategies for natural product discovery and biosynthesis"
January 23, 2024
Karpay Award Presentation
Eli McDonald, Meiler and Plate Labs
Karpay Award Presentation
"CFTR Folding: Started from the Translocon Now We Here"
January 30, 2024
RCR Special Session
Jessica Taylor
Brown Lab
Breann Brown, PhD
"Our Obligation to Society as Scientists, If We Have One"
February 6, 2024Lauren Buchanan, PhD
"Investigating Peptide Structure and Polymorphism with 2D IR Spectroscopy"
February 20, 2024Gustavo Araiza
Meiler and Bachmann Labs
"Epitope-focusing and viral escape prediction for the design and selection of robust influenza antibodies"
March 5, 2024Ben Spiller, PhD
"Structure and Function of Allergy Causing IgE Epitopes from Peanut Allergic Patients"
March 19, 2024Dalton Boutwell
Buchanan and Walker Labs
"Elucidating the Aggregation Kinetics of α-synuclein with Machine Learning Assisted 2D IR Spectroscopy"
March 26, 2024
Special Seminar
Michael Wedemeyer, PhD
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Hosted by the Meiler Lab
"Unveiling Novel Interactions between the Kappa Opioid Receptor and 14-3-3γ"
April 2, 2024Doug Kojetin, PhD
"Really Awesome Science!"
April 16, 2024Anna Cassidy
Zanic Lab
"Investigating the Role of the GTP-Cap in the Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics in Mammalian Cells"
April 30, 2024
RCR Special Session
Beth Lawrence, PhD
Zanic Lab
Marija Zanic, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
"Lab Dynamics"
May 14, 2024
*Note date change
Borden Lacy, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
"Understanding the role of toxins in Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis"
May 28, 2024
RCR Special Session
Tim Cover, MD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
"Scientific publishing: impact, economics, and the peer-review process"
June 4, 2024Matthew Lang, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Single molecule and single cell experiments with piconewton forces reveal the very best “digital” αβTCR-pMHC pairings"
June 18, 2024Christine Ancajas
Walker Lab
"Machine Learning-Guided Discovery of Bioactive Natural Products"
June 25, 2024
Jordan Stacy
Iverson Lab
"Linking GPCR C-tail Phosphorylation Motifs to Biased Arrestin Functions"
July 2, 2024Nancy Carrasco, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"The tale of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS): From cloning to structure"
July 16, 2024Cameron Cohen
Jackson Lab
July 30, 2024
RCR Special Session
Will Wan, PhD
August 6, 2024Marija Zanic, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
August 20, 2024Oliver Chalkley, Zhou Lab"A Novel Genetically Encodable in Situ Cryo-ET Tag"
August 27, 2024
RCR Special Session
Ivelin Georgiev, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
September 3, 2024Martin Egli, PhD
September 17, 2024Clinton Holt
Georgiev Lab

CSB Faculty Meeting

The CSB Faculty Meeting is held in 5131 MRB3 and via Zoom at 12:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
DateFaculty Presenter
April 9, 2024Derek Claxton, MPB
July 9, 2024Benjamin Brown, MPB
August 13, 2024Jens Meiler, Chemistry
September 10, 2024Business Meeting