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Weekly Seminar Program

Our weekly seminar series features presentations by experts from across Johns Hopkins and other biomedical research institutions, and provides students with a view of current research in the topics across the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology and insight into experimental design and methods.

The seminars are normally held Mondays at noon and are open to the Johns Hopkins community.

Looking for older seminars? Check out the Past Years Weekly Seminars page.  

2022-2023 Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

March 28, 2023
"Investigating the Contribution of Neutrophils in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer"

Leah M. Cook
Associate Professor
Pathology & Microbiology Department, University of Nebraska Medical Center

April 3, 2023
"Targeting BCL2 family proteins in melanoma to overcome intrinsic and acquired resistance to standard of care BRAF/MEK inhibitor treatments"
Vashisht Yennu Nanda
Associate Professor
Melanoma Medical Oncology Department,
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

April 10, 2023
"Informing cancer therapy through mechanobiological insight"
Michael Samuel
Professor of Matrix Biology and Head, Tumour Microenvironment Laboratory
Centre for Cancer Biology (alliance between SA Pathology and the University of South Australia)

April 17, 2023
"Rare cell plasticity and therapy resistance in single cancer cells"
Yogesh Goyal
Assistant Professor
Cell and Developmental Biology Department, Northwestern University

Past Seminars

September 19, 2022
“Stress granules in pancreatic cancer: the phase that launched a thousand ships”
Elda Grabocka
Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology Department, Thomas Jefferson University

October 3, 2022
“When viral RNA met the cell: a story of protein-RNA interactions”
Alfredo Castello
Professor in Systems Virology, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

October 10, 2022
“Epigenetics in health, disease, and aging”
Roza Selimyan
Executive Director for Academic Affairs and Education Programs, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

October 17, 2022
“New insights on Hippo signaling”
Duojia Pan
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

October 24, 2022
“Patient-derived tumor organoids of rare cancers for precision medicine applications”
Alice Soragni
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA

October 31, 2022
“Barcoded cell line screens for cancer therapeutic discovery”
Steven Corsello, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 7, 2022
“A Programmable Landscape of Biomolecular Condensates”
Priya R. Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, SUNY

November 14, 2022
"Targeting polyamine metabolism to treat a rare intellectual disability syndrome: lesson learned from cancer"
Tracy Murray Stewart
Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Division, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

November 28, 2022
“Targeting P2 Purinergic Receptors in Aggressive Cancers”

Janielle Maynard
Assistant Professor, Pathology Department, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

December 5, 2022
From Cells to Circuits: Transfer learning for multimodal data integration via latent spaces
Genevieve Stein O’Brien

December 12, 2022
Targeting cellular senescence in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
Rolando Pérez-Lorenzo
Herbert and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

January 23, 2023
Sensing oxygen through oxygen radicals: New roles for superoxide dismutases in the redox regulation of cell metabolism
Amit R. Reddi
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

January 30, 2023
Cell polarity: From Molecules to Embryos
Daniel J. Dickinson
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin

February 6, 2023
HER2 Activating Mutations: Evaluating Tyrosine Kinase Domain Mutations and the C-terminal Tail
Ron Bose
Associate Professor
Oncology Division, Medicine Department
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

February 13, 2023
"Mechanisms regulating copper dependent cell death"
Peter Tsvetkov
Group Leader
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

February 20, 2023
"Bridging transcription and co-transcriptional RNA processing with SPOC domain proteins"
Dea Slade
Associate Professor
Max Perutz Labs, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

February 27, 2023
"Structural and Regulatory Elements of Post-translational Arginylation"
Aaron T. Smith
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

March 6, 2023
Identifying Pathways to Interventions in ALS"
Aaron R. Haeusler
Associate Professor
Neuroscience Department, Thomas Jefferson University

March 14, 2023
"Genome Regulation Through R-loops"

Kavitha Sarma
Associate Professor
Gene Expression and Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute

March 20, 2023
CAR-T Based Therapeutics: Driving Towards Efficacy in Solid Tumors"
Rimas Orentas
Scientific Director, Caring Cross
Professor, Pediatrics Department, University of Washington

March 27, 2023
"Exploring DNA Repair for Cancer Therapy"
Zhenkun Lou
Swanson/Schmucker Endowed Professor of Cancer Research and Chair
Division of Oncology Research, Mayo Clinic