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.
March 28, 2023
"Investigating the Contribution of Neutrophils in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer"
Leah M. Cook
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
Melanoma Medical Oncology Department, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
April 10, 2023
"Informing cancer therapy through mechanobiological insight"
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"
Cell and Developmental Biology Department, Northwestern University
September 19, 2022
“Stress granules in pancreatic cancer: the phase that launched a thousand ships”
Cancer Biology Department, Thomas Jefferson University
October 3, 2022
“When viral RNA met the cell: a story of protein-RNA interactions”
Professor in Systems Virology, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
October 10, 2022
“Epigenetics in health, disease, and aging”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
January 30, 2023
“Cell polarity: From Molecules to Embryos”
Daniel J. Dickinson
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”
Oncology Division, Medicine Department
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
February 13, 2023
"Mechanisms regulating copper dependent cell death"
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
February 20, 2023
"Bridging transcription and co-transcriptional RNA processing with SPOC domain proteins"
Max Perutz Labs, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
February 27, 2023
"Structural and Regulatory Elements of Post-translational Arginylation"
Aaron T. Smith
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
March 6, 2023
"Identifying Pathways to Interventions in ALS"
Aaron R. Haeusler
Neuroscience Department, Thomas Jefferson University
March 14, 2023
"Genome Regulation Through R-loops"
Gene Expression and Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute
March 20, 2023
"CAR-T Based Therapeutics: Driving Towards Efficacy in Solid Tumors"
Scientific Director, Caring Cross
Professor, Pediatrics Department, University of Washington
March 27, 2023
"Exploring DNA Repair for Cancer Therapy"
Swanson/Schmucker Endowed Professor of Cancer Research and Chair
Division of Oncology Research, Mayo Clinic