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CSB Co-sponsored Seminars 2020-2021

SeminarSpeakerDate
Discovery Lecture SeriesMichael Rosen, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
More information
January 14, 2021
Biological Sciences Seminar SeriesBrian Kelch, Ph.D.
UMass Medical School
March 15, 2021

MBTP/CSB Seminar Series 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 seminars will be held via Zoom at 12:00pm until it is safe to meet in-person. Please contact Karen Davis to request Zoom information.

All in-person MBTP/CSB Seminars are held in 1220 MRB3, 12:20pm - 1:10pm.
DateSpeakerTitle
September 1, 2020
Student Invited Speaker
Jose Rodriguez, PhD
UCLA
"New frontiers in electron diffraction and the quest to resolve the atomic structures of toxic, functional and infectious amyloids"
September 15, 2020Nicole Kendrick
Olivares Lab
"How TorsinA takes the ATPase out of AAA+ Superfamily: Mechanism of Nucleotide Usage by TorsinA"
September 29, 2020Teru Nakagawa, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Working on a Project"
October 6, 2020Will Wan, PhD
Biochemistry
"Determining Structures in Complex Environments Using Cryo-Electron Tomography"
October 20, 2020Kelvin Luong
Fesik Lab
“Structural insights to guide medicinal chemistry”
October 27, 2020
RCR Special Session
Marija Zanic, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
"Lab Dynamics"
November 3, 2020QJ Zhou, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
“Seeing More, Knowing More: Visualizing Ultrastructure of Synapses”
November 17, 2020Veronica Farmer
Zanic Lab
"XMAP215 promotes microtubule catastrophe in spite of an increased GTP-cap size"
December 1, 2020Jens Meiler, PhD
Chemistry
"Engineering antibodies and Vaccines with Rosetta"
December 15, 2020Colbie Chinowski
Tyska Lab
"Multiscale function of non-muscle myosin-2c in the intestinal epithelium"
January 12, 2021Gregor Neuert, PhD
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
"Cell physiology in
kinetic environments"
January 19, 2021
Karpay Award Presentation
James Hutchison, Sanders Lab"We're All in This Together: Choosing the Right RAFTing Partners"
January 26, 2021
RCR Special Session
Ivelin Georgiev, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
"Patents, startups, and collaborations"
February 2, 2021Mike Stone, PhD
Chemistry
"Chemistry and Biology of N7-dG DNA Alkylation Products"
February 16, 2021Alyssa Rodriguez
Eichman Lab
"The autoinhibitory role of the GRF domain of DNA glycosylase NEIL3"
March 2, 2021Chuck Sanders, PhD
Biochemistry
"Membrane Protein Super-Trafficking as a Disease Mechanism"
March 16, 2021Alexandra Schwartz
Mchaourab Lab
"On the Road to Defining my PhD: Initial Experiments with Neurotransmitter: sodium symporters"
March 30, 2021
RCR Special Session
Breann Brown, PhD
Biochemistry
"When"
April 6, 2021Borden Lacy, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
"Structures of Bacterial Type IV Secretion Machines"
April 20, 2021Jessica Taylor
Brown Lab
"Molecular Basis for Regulation of Heme Biosynthesis and Blood Disease"
April 27, 2021
Special Seminar
Colbie Chinowsky
Tyska Lab
"The Endless Frontier"
May 4, 2021Marija Zanic, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
"Microtubules on the path to catastrophe"
May 18, 2021Ivette Perez
Iverson Lab
"Arrestin activation mediated effector interaction"
May 25, 2021
RCR Special Session
Ray Blind, PhD
Medicine, Biochemistry & Pharmacology
"Asterisks, abstracts and articles: addressing
academic authorship"
June 1, 2021Hassane Mchaourab, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Cryo-EM structure, MD simulations and DEER spectroscopy of a multidrug ABC transporter reveal an elusive pre-transport intermediate featuring asymmetric drug binding"
June 22, 2021Steven Walker
Olivares Lab
"Investigating the mechanics of the ClpP peptidase in proteolysis"
June 29, 2021
RCR Special Session
Walter Chazin, PhD
Biochemistry and Chemistry
"The Many Facets Of RCR: A Candy For Your Thoughts!"
July 6, 2021Walter Chazin, Director, MBTP
Borden Lacy, Director, CSB
"Meeting with the Directors"
July 20, 2021Kathryn Brewer
Sanders Lab
"Improving ddG Predictions of Membrane Protein Mutations"
July 27, 2021
RCR Special Session - POSTPONED
Hassane Mchaourab, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Statistical significance: Dos and Don’ts"
This seminar is POSTPONED.
August 3, 2021Irina Kaverina, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
"Organization and function of microtubule network in pancreatic beta cells"
August 17, 2021Elleansar Okwei
Meiler Lab
"Improving protein structure prediction using paramagnetic restraints"
August 31, 2021Gregor Neuert, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Data acquisition, storage, and analysis for experiments and computational modeling"
September 7, 2021Ben Spiller, PhD
Pharmacology
September 21, 2021Eli McDonald
Plate and Meiler Labs
September 28, 2021Pankaj Sharma, PhD
Iverson Lab
"Assembly of respiratory complex II"

CSB Faculty Meeting

The CSB Faculty Meeting will be held via Zoom at 12:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month until it is safe to meet in-person. In-person meetings will be held in 5131 MRB3 at 12:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
DateFaculty Presenter
December 8, 2020Carlos Lopez
Biochemistry
January 5, 2021
(Date Change)
Borden Lacy
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
February 9, 2021Jens Meiler
Chemistry
March 2021CANCELLED
April 13, 2021Breann Brown
Biochemistry
May 11, 2021David Rinker and Jarrod Smith
June 8, 2021CANCELLED
July 13, 2021Business Meeting
August 10, 2021Ingrid Verhamme, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
September 14, 2021John Yang, Chemistry
October 12, 2021Walter Chazin, Biochemistry and Chemistry
November 9, 2021Nancy Carrasco, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
December 14, 2021
January 2022CANCELLED