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CSB Co-sponsored Seminars 2021-2022

SeminarSpeakerDate
Frontiers in BiochemistryTanja Mittag, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
September 24, 2021
Frontiers in Biochemistry
The Richard Armstrong Mentoring Award Lecture
Chuck Sanders, PhD
Biochemistry
October 1, 2021
VI4 Seminar Series
karen.d.davis@vanderbilt.edu for Zoom information
Ed Yu, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
January 18, 2021
10:30 am
512 Light Hall or via Zoom
Chemistry Colloquium SeriesDominique Frueh, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
March 14, 2022

MBTP/CSB Seminar Series 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 seminars will be held in-person in 1220 MRB3, as long as it is safe to do so.
Please note the new meeting time: 12:20pm - 1:10pm.
DateSpeakerTitle
September 7, 2021Ben Spiller, PhD
Pharmacology
"The Human IgE Response to Peanut Allergens: First Steps"
September 21, 2021Eli McDonald
Plate and Meiler Labs
"Molecular Chaperone Evaluation of CFTR Folding"
September 28, 2021
Postdoc Seminar
Pankaj Sharma, PhD
Iverson Lab
"Assembly of respiratory complex II"
October 5, 2021Allison Walker, PhD
Chemistry
"Predicting Natural Product Activities with Machine Learning"
October 19, 2021James Hayes
Burnette Lab
"A role for non-muscle alpha-actinins in cardiac myocyte sarcomerogenesis"
October 26, 2021
Postdoc Seminar
Rachana Tomar, PhD
Stone Lab
"Deciphering the mutagenic signature of aflatoxin B1 damage to the genome"
November 2, 2021Walter Chazin, PhD
Biochemistry and Chemistry
"What is integrative structural biology and how is it used for understanding dynamic protein machinery?"
November 16, 2021Natalie Wallace
Jackson Lab
"Characterizing an emerging role for tepsin in autophagy"
November 30, 2021
RCR Special Session
Borden Lacy, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
"RCR in the Climate of Climate Change"
December 7, 2021Ray Blind, PhD
Biochemistry and Medicine
"New structural mechanisms of nuclear receptor regulation inform ligand design and discovery"
December 21, 2021Abigail Neininger
Burnette Lab
"A novel automated image analysis tool uncovers the role of myosin II-based contraction in cardiac myocyte sarcomere assembly"
January 11, 2022Yi Ren, PhD
Biochemistry
Mechanisms and Viral Inhibition of mRNA Nuclear Export
January 18, 2022
Karpay Award Presentation
Noah Bradley, Eichman Lab
"DNA Damage: If You Break It, You Fix It"

SEMINAR POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 8, 2022
January 25, 2022
RCR Special Session
Will Wan, PhD
Biochemistry
“Access and Transparency in Academic Publishing”
February 1, 2022Erkan Karakas, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
"Structural basis for activation and gating of IP3 receptors"
February 15, 2022Maddie Johnson
Lang Lab
"Single-Molecule Investigation of Cellulose Degradation by the Cellobiohydrolase TfCel6B"
March 1, 2022John Yang, PhD
Chemistry
"Computational Facilities for Automatic Enzyme Design"
March 8, 2022
Karpay Award Presentation
Noah Bradley, Eichman Lab"DNA Damage: If You Break It, You Fix It"

Rescheduled from January 18
March 15, 2022Clint Holt
Georgiev Lab
"Epitope-focused Vaccines Against Conserved Peptides in Influenza and Coronaviruses"
March 22, 2022
RCR Special Session
Chuck Sanders, PhD
Biochemistry
"What you should know about Intellectual Property"
March 29, 2022
Special Seminar
Kaitlyn Ledwich, PhD
Chemistry
Seminar postponed until fall semester
April 5, 2022Mike Stone, PhD
Chemistry
"Chemistry and Biology of N7-dG DNA Alkylation Products"
April 12, 2022
Special Seminar
Douglas Kojetin, PhD
Scripps Research
"Nuclear receptor function made crystal clear with NMR spectroscopy"
April 19, 2022Johnny Cordoba
Chazin Lab
"Understanding the Structural Gymnastics of Polymerase Alpha-Primase using Solution Studies and CryoEM"
April 26, 2022
RCR Special Session
Hassane Mchaourab, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
“Statistical significance: Dos and Don’ts”
May 3, 2022Brandt Eichman, PhD
Biological Sciences
"Structural and chemical biology of genome integrity"
May 4, 2022 - 12:15 pm
Special Seminar
Julian O. Streit
Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London
"Visualising co-translational protein folding on the ribosome through high-resolution structural snapshots"
May 17, 2022Shannon Smith
Meiler Lab
"Ultra-large virtual screen identifies new class of antagonists against protease activated receptor 4 (PAR4)"
May 24, 2022
RCR Special Session
QJ Zhou, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology
and
Yi Ren, PhD
Biochemistry
“Understanding different cultures in the research laboratory”
May 31, 2022
Special Seminar
Sven Klumpe , PhD
Max Planck Institute
June 7, 2022Lauren Jackson, PhD
Biological Sciences
June 21, 2022Matt Rogers
Zanic Lab
June 28, 2022
RCR Special Session
July 5, 2022Teru Nakagawa, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
July 19, 2022Velia Garcia
Chazin Lab
July 26, 2022
RCR Special Session
Jens Meiler, PhD
Chemistry
August 2, 2022Jens Meiler, PhD
Chemistry
August 16, 2022Kayla Hess
Buchanan Lab
August 30, 2022
RCR Special Session
September 6, 2022Richard Sando, PhD
Pharmacology and Vanderbilt Brain Institute
September 20, 2022Matthew Petrovich
Eichman Lab
September 27, 2022
RCR Special Session

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
July 13, 2021Business Meeting
August 10, 2021Ingrid Verhamme, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
September 14, 2021CANCELLED
October 12, 2021Walter Chazin, Biochemistry and Chemistry
November 9, 2021Nancy Carrasco, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
December 14, 2021John Yang, Chemistry
January 2022CANCELLED
February 8, 2022Business Meeting
March 2022CANCELLED