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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.

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

2021 – 2022 Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

January 24, 2022
"One ring to rule them all: RNF212 makes an impressive memory in oocytes"
Joe (Huanyu) Qiao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

January 31, 2022
"Nuclease-deficient CRISPR-Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA transposition"
Sam Sternberg, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University

February 7, 2022
"Glia-neuron interactions in frontotemporal dementia"
Eric Huang, MD, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair of Research
Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco

Past Seminars

September 20, 2021
"Energy Homeostasis and Mitochondrial Complex Assembly: Implications in Neurodegeneration"
Tao Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Jiou Wang Lab
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

September 27, 2021
"Age against the Machine: how aging impacts tumor progression"
Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

October 4, 2021
"The role of laboratory based basic research in the clinical and public health response to COVID-19"
Andrew Pekosz, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

October 11, 2021
"DNA Helicases as Synthetic Lethal Targets for Cancer Therapy: Targeting Replication Fork Stability in BRCA-Mutated Tumors"
Arindam Datta, PhD
Visiting Fellow
Translational Gerontology Branch, Helicases and Genome Integrity Section, National Institute on Aging, NIH

October 18, 2021
"The role of Drosophila Split Discs in the regulation of non-muscle myosin contractility"
Derek A. Applewhite, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology, Reed College

October 25, 2021
"From Ribosome Assembly to Cancer Progression: The Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Functions of DEAD-box RNA Helicases."
Eda Koculi, PhD
Visiting Associate Scientist
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

November 1, 2021
"From soma to germ line: birth, growth and transformation of a novel gene"
Cassandra Extavour, PhD
Timken Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

November 15, 2021
"Therapy Induced Senescence and Polyploidy in the Complex Environment of an Evolving Tumor"
Michelle R. Dawson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University

November 29, 2021
Poly(ADP-ribose): A potent inducer of biomolecular condensates

Anthony Leung, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

December 6, 2021
"Imaging cytoskeletal dynamics in invading cancer cells"
Maddy Parsons, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology & Associate Dean for Impact and Innovation

Randall Centre, King’s College London

December 13, 2021
“The highs and lows of enteric infections”
Vanessa Sperandio, PhD
Jane and Bud Smith Distinguished Chair in Medicine & Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry
Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry, UT Southwestern

January 10, 2022
"Discovering the potency of embryonic cells and undergraduates: lessons learned from a scientific career at a liberals art institution"
Kristy L. Kenyon, PhD
Professor of Biology and Philip J. Moorad and Margaret N. Moorad Endowed Professorship in the Sciences
Department of Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges