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Weekly Seminar Program

Past Seminar Series

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.

Seminar series from past years are listed below. The ongoing series can be found on the current year seminar series page.

2019 - 2020 Seminars

September 23, 2019
Wei Guo, PhD
"The exosomes in immune suppression and tumor progression"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology

September 30, 2019
Ethan Greenblatt, PhD
"Insights into reproductive and neural disorders from developmentally quiescent oocytes"
Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology

October 7, 2019
Carl Wu, PhD
"Single-molecule dynamics and chromatin accessibility of transcription proteins and epigenomic factors in living yeast"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

October 21, 2019
The 29th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
Robert E. Braun, PhD
“Mammalian germline stem cells"
The Jackson Laboratory, Department of Mammalian Genetics

October 28, 2019
Kimberly Davis, PhD
"Heterogeneity and community behavior in pathogenic bacterial populations"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

November 11, 2019
Fengtian Xue, PhD
"Small molecule therapeutics for diffuse large B-cell lymphomas"
University of Maryland Baltimore, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

November 18, 2019
Immanuel Rasool
"Organ and tissue donation overview"
Organ & Tissue Recovery Washington Regional Transplant Community

December 9, 2019
Vicki Losick, PhD
"Wound-induced polyploidization: an adaptive healing strategy"
Boston College, Department of Biology

January 6, 2020
Adrian Ferré-D'Amaré, PhD
"RNA analogs of GFP: structurally complex aptamers activate small molecule fluorophores"
NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

January 13, 2020
Shuo Gu, PhD
"A tale of tails: How 3’ uridylation alters miRNA function and stability"
National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

January 29, 2020
Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD
"MYC: clocking in cancer metabolism"
The Wistar Institute, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

February 24, 2020
Elana Fertig, PhD
"Transfer learning for cross-study, cross-species, and spatial single cell analysis"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Oncology and Biomedical Engineering

March 2, 2020
Xiaolu Yang, PhD
"A novel protein quality control system and its role in neurodegeneration and cancer"
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Cancer Biology

March 9, 2020
Alissa Armstrong, PhD
"The influence of adipose tissue nutrient sensing on organismal physiology"
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences

May 4, 2020
Diane Barber, PhD
"Intracellular pH regulation of protein dynamics for cancer and stem cell behaviors"
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology

2018 - 2019 Seminars

October 15, 2018
The 28th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
Kenneth J. Pienta, MD
"Solving complex problems: Utilizing multidisciplinary teams to foster creative tension"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

November 12, 2018
Elizabeth A. Platz, ScD, MPH
"Collaborating across disciplines for cancer discovery and translation"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

December 10, 2018
Pushpa Pandiyan, PhD, MS
"Short chain fatty acids regulate mucosal immunity"
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biological Sciences

January 28, 2019
Soni Lacefield, PhD
"Commit or exit: Maintaining genome stability during meiosis"
Indiana University, Department of Biology

February 4, 2019
David Andes, MD
"Candida biofilm persistence"
University of Wisconsin, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

March 4, 2019
Raymond Stevens, PhD
"Towards the high resolution structure determination of the pancreatic beta cell"
University of Southern California, Department of Medicine, Bridge Institute

April 1, 2019
Amer Riazuddin, PhD
"Investigating the genetic basis of inherited ocular dystrophies and beyond"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Wilmer Eye Institute

April 8, 2019
Allan Weissman, MD
"Ubiquitination at the endoplasmic reticulum: Insights into metastasis and ubiquitin ligase function"
NIH, National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Protein Dynamics and Signaling

April 22, 2019
Shao-En Ong, PhD
"Kinome analyses of drug response in cancer cell lines"
University of Washington, Department of Pharmacology

April 29, 2019
Rosa Puertollano, PhD, MS
"Mechanisms of lysosomal response to stress"
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Cell and Developmental Biology Center

May 13, 2019
Cecile M. Pickart Distinguished Lecture
Rachel E. Klevit, PhD
“Twenty years of ubiquitin: Mysteries revealed, mysteries remain"
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry

May 11, 2020
Monica Mugnier, PhD
"Using high-throughput sequencing to understand the Trypanosoma brucei host-pathogen interface"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

May 18, 2020
Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
"The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer"
University of California, San Diego, Department of Pharmacology

 

2017-2018 Seminars

September 11, 2017
Steven S. An, PhD
"Defining the mechanical phenotype of asthma in airway smooth muscle through the lens of physics"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

September 18, 2017
Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (Hon)
"Regulation of steroidogenesis by hormones, drugs and the environment"
School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California

September 25, 2017
Antony Rosen, MBChB, MS
"Cancer in rheumatic diseases: Lessons from drifting continents"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

October 2, 2017
The 27th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
Patricia Hunt, PhD
"The environment and the germ cell: a career odyssey"
Washington State University, School of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Reproductive Biology

October 16, 2017
Hiromi Sesaki, PhD
"Freezing mitochondrial dynamics"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology

October 23, 2017
Mark Howarth, PhD
"Superglues from bacteria, protein dream-teams, and nanoassemblies to tickle the immune system"
University of Oxford UK, Department of Biochemistry

October 30, 2017
Jian-Ying Wang, MD, PhD
"Posttranscriptional regulation of intestinal epithelial homeostasis and barrier function by long noncoding RNAs"
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

November 13, 2017
Michael J. Wolfgang, PhD
"Tissue specific roles of fatty acid oxidation in obesity and diabetes"
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Biological Chemistry

December 7, 2017
Xiaoxia Li, PhD
"TLR-IL-1R signaling in Meta-inflammation"
Cleveland Clinic, Department of Immunology

December 11, 2017
Thomas Everett Kehl-Fie, PhD
"You are what you don’t eat: Bacterial adaptation to host-imposed nutrient starvation"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Microbiology

January 8, 2018
Stavroula Mili, PhD
"Mechanical Regulation of RNA Localization Contributes to Cell Migration"
NIH, NCI, Center for Cancer Research, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology

January 22, 2018
Don Conrad, PhD
"Genetic analysis of human sperm production"
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics

January 29, 2018
Mark J. Kohr, PhD, FAHA
"S-nitrosation and ischemia-reperfusion injury: New insights from the female heart"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

February 5, 2018
Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD
"TSPO: A biomarker of neuroinflammation and brain injury looking for a function"
Florida International University, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

February 8 2018
Lawrence Grossman Memorial Lecture
Myron F. Goodman, PhD
"Better living with hyper-mutation"
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Head Molecular & Computational Biology

February 12, 2018
Deborah Morrison, PhD
"Divide and Conquer: New approaches to disrupt Raf kinase signaling"
National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Signaling

February 26, 2018
Ranjan Sen, PhD
"Transcriptional consequences of NF-kB activation; patterns to mechanisms"
National Institute of Aging, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology

March 5, 2018
Daniel Kearns, PhD
"Surface motility and the regulation of flagellar number in Bacillus subtilis"
Indiana University, Department of Biology

March 19, 2018
Paula Cohen, PhD
"The Role of CNTD1 in mammalian meiosis: chasing a red herring and the lessons I learned"
Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Sciences

March 26, 2018
Don Fox, PhD
"Polyploidy in organ development and repair"
Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

April 2, 2018
Sue Hammound, PhD
"The power of one: Novel perspectives from single cell sequencing of the testis"
University of Michigan, Department of Human Genetics

April 9, 2018
Benjamin Turk, PhD
"Deciphering mechanisms of substrate targeting by protein kinases"
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

April 16, 2018
Conor McMeniman, PhD
"Decoding mosquito attraction to humans using genome-engineering"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

April 23, 2018
Cecile M. Pickart Distinguished Lecture
James Shorter, PhD, MA
“Reversing aberrant phase transitions connected to ALS/FTD"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

April 30, 2018
Gutian Xiao, PhD
"NF-kB in cancer immunology and immunotherapy: the legend returns"
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Hillman Cancer Center

May 10, 2018
Suzanne Noble, MD, PhD
"Tales of Candida albicans, a fungal commensal-pathogen of the mammalian gut"
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

May 14, 2018
Ed Luk, PhD
"The ins and outs of histone dynamics at yeast promoters"
Stony Brook University, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

May 21, 2018
Xin Chen, PhD
"Breaking symmetry: asymmetric epigenetic inheritance"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology


2016-2017 Seminars

September 19, 2016
Yumi Kim, PhD
"Molecular control of meiotic chromosome dynamics"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

September 26, 2016
Scott Keeney, PhD
"Breaking and chewing DNA in meiosis"
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

October 3, 2016
Martin Schmeing, PhD
"Structural insight into nonribosomal peptide synthetase megaenzymes"
McGill University, Department of Biochemistry

October 10, 2016
Anne Brady, PhD
"Organellar control of programmed cell death and inflammatory signaling"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

October 17, 2016
Lawrence Grossman Memorial Lecture
Thomas J. Kelly, MD, PhD
"DNA replication, mutation and cancer"
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sloan Kettering Institute of Cancer Research

October 24, 2016
Jun (Jay) Zhu, PhD
"Vibrio cholerae genetic retooling at the intestinal interface"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Microbiology

November 7, 2016
Karen M. Berkowitz, MD
"CHTF18: novel roles in mammalian meiosis"
Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

November 14, 2016
The 26th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
William Wright, PhD
"The spermatogonial stem cell niche in the fertile and infertile testis"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

November 28, 2016
Keith W. Caldecott, MD, PhD
"DNA strand breaks and neurological disease"
University of Sussex, Genome Damage and Stability Centre

December 5, 2016
Dennis Thiele, PhD
"The role of copper at the Cryptococcus neoformans–host axis"
Duke University, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

December 12, 2016
Donita C. Brady, PhD
"Leveraging copper utilization by kinases as a novel vulnerability in cancer"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Cancer Biology

January 9, 2017
Daniele Fallin, PhD
"DNA methylation in blood: Hope or hype for public health"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health

January 30, 2017
Christian Kaiser, PhD
"Studying protein biogenesis at the single-molecule level"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

February 6, 2017
Jordan L. Meier, PhD
"New insights into protein acetylation from chemoproteomics"
National Cancer Institute, Chemical Biology Laboratory

February 27, 2017
Andrew L. Snow, PhD
"Consequences of Imbalanced CARD11 Signaling"
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics

March 13, 2017
Fernando Camargo, PhD
"Hippo/YAP Signaling in somatic stem cells and cancer"
Harvard University, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

March 20, 2017
John Pascal, PhD
"Structural mechanisms regulating Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) enzymes"
Université de Montréal, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

April 10, 2017
Victoria D'Souza, PhD
"Unraveling viral RNA genomes: One segment at a time"
Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

April 17, 2017
Angel Byrd, PhD
"Casting a wider NET: The role of the host immune response in hidradenitis suppurativa"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

April 24, 2017
Tomas Guilarte, PhD
Florida International University, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

May 1, 2017
Tom Misteli, PhD
"Deep Imaging of Genomes"
National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

May 15, 2017
Seth Margolis, PhD
"A membrane-bound 20S proteasome generates extracellular signaling peptides in the nervous system"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biological Chemistry

May 22, 2017
John Cave, PhD
"Regulation of adult neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation through nucleic acid secondary structures"
Weill Cornell Medicine, Brain and Mind Research Institute


2015-2016 Seminars

September 14, 2015
Anthony Leung, PhD
"Poly(ADP-ribose) regulates microRNA activity and stress responses in the cytoplasm"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

September 21, 2015
Michael Lampson, PhD
"Violation of Mendel’s First Law: cell biological mechanisms of meiotic drive"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology

September 28, 2015
Sua Myong, PhD
"Single molecule investigation of protein-nucleic acid interaction"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics

October 5, 2015
Antony Jose, PhD
"Destiny and Chance in RNA silencing"
University of Maryland, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

October 12, 2015
Rong Li, PhD
"Dosage imbalance to phenotypic leap: how aneuploidy drives rapid cellular adaptation"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology

October 19, 2015
Ian MacRae, PhD
"Mechanisms of gene-regulation by microRNAs"
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

October 26, 2015
Patricia Guerry, PhD
"Campylobacter capsules: virulence and vaccines"
Naval Medical Research Center, Department of Enteric Diseases

November 2, 2015
The 25th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
David C. Page, MD
"Chromosomes at war: What super-resolution sequencing has taught us about X and Y"
Professor of Biology, MIT
Whitehead Institute/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

November 9, 2015
Michael Cohen, PhD
"Decoding protein ADP-ribosylation networks in cells using chemical and chemical genetic approaches"
Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

November 16, 2015
Valentina Greco, PhD
"Capturing skin regeneration and cancer in live mice by two photon imaging"
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics

December 1, 2015
Lawrence Grossman Memorial Lecture
Paul Miller, PhD
"Helix distortion affects DNA interstrand cross-link repair"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

December 14, 2015
David Zappulla, PhD
"Telomerase RNA: architecture, new essential elements, and senescence of cells that don’t have it"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

January 4, 2016
Kyle Orwig, PhD
"Stem cell therapies for male infertility"
University of Pittsburgh, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

January 11, 2016
John Dinman, PhD
"Ribosomes and disease: Why translational fidelity matters"
University of Maryland, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

January 25, 2016
Scott Keeney, PhD
"A dangerous game: DNA breaks and meiotic chromosome dynamics"
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

February 1, 2016
Cecile M. Pickart Distinguished Lecture
Judith Frydman, PhD
“Molecular origami: Protein folding and misfolding in health and disease"
Stanford University, Department of Biology

February 8, 2016
George Cotsarelis, MD
"Skin regeneration from the top down"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology

February 29, 2016
Centennial Kick-Off Lecture
Roger McMacken, PhD
"Reflections on the history and impact of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health during the 'DNA Era'"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

March 7, 2016
Mary Dasso, PhD
"Yin and yang: The complementary relationship of the nuclear pore and the spindle"
NIH/NICHD, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology

March 14, 2016
Lee Kraus, PhD
"Nuclear PARPs and the regulation of gene expression"
University of Texas Southwestern, Division of Basic Reproductive Biology

March 21, 2016
Aaron P Mitchell, PhD
"Ironing out Candida albicans biofilms"
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences

March 28, 2016
Renee Nicholas
"Stand Up to Cancer: Impatient patients"
Stand Up to Cancer, VP of Advocacy and Strategic Collaborations

April 11, 2016
Helen Su, MD, PhD
"New insights into lymphocyte regulation by studying combined immunodeficiencies in humans"
NIH/NIAID, Human Immunological Diseases Unit

April 18, 2016
Susan Buchanan, PhD
"Structural insight into the biogenesis of beta barrel membrane proteins"
NIDDK, NIH, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

April 25, 2016
​Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD
"TSPO: A biomarker of brain inflammation looking for a function"
Florida International University, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

May 2, 2016
Steve DiNardo, PhD
"Action at a stem cell niche"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of the Developmental, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology

May 9, 2016
Anne-Claude Gingras, PhD
"A physical map of a human cell using proteomics approaches"
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Centre for Systems Biology

May 16, 2016
Angelika Amon, PhD
"The causes and consequences of aneuploidy"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 23, 2016
Vinod Ranganathan, PhD
"A CRISPR View to the Clinic; Eyeing Gene-Editing Therapeutics"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Ophthalmology


2014-2015 Seminars

September 15, 2014
The 24th Annual Larry L. Ewing Distinguished Lecture
Allan C. Spradling, PhD
"Role of somatic genome instability during oogenesis"
Carnegie Institution / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Embryology

September 29, 2014
Jeremy Nathans, PhD
“Frizzled signaling in development and disease”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

October 6, 2014
Alan K. Meeker, PhD
“Telomere ALTercations in cancer”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Oncology and Urology

October 13, 2014
Duojia Pan, PhD
“Hippo signaling in development and disease”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

October 27, 2014
Photini Sinnis, PhD
"The establishment of malaria infection in the mammalian host"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

November 3, 2014
Alex Bortvin, PhD
"Hopes and fears - Transposon activity in the mouse germline"
Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology

November 10, 2014
George Dimopoulos, PhD
"New and unexpected players in innate immunity"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

November 14, 2014
Margaret T. Fuller, PhD
"Regulation of proliferation and differentiation in the male gem line adult stem cell lineage"
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology and Genetics

November 19, 2014
Milos Pekny, MD, PhD
"Reactive astrocytes in CNS regeneration – a novel therapeutic target"
Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Astrocyte Biology and CNS Regeneration
University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation

December 8, 2014
Mary Lilly, PhD
"The GATOR complex: Integrating metabolic and developmental signals during oogenesis"
NICHD, Department of Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch

December 15, 2014
Anne Gocke, PhD
"Antigenic stimulation of Kv1.3-deficient helper T cells gives rise to a novel population of Foxp3-independent regulatory T cells"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

January 5, 2015
Lillie Shockney, RN, MAS
"The role of patient advocacy in laboratory research-- Impacting metastatic breast cancer treatment"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Surgery and Oncology

January 12, 2015
Mark Donowitz, MD
"NHE3 signaling complexes in GI physiology and drug development"
Johns Hopkins University, Hopkins Center for Epithelial Disorders

January 26, 2015
Kenneth Pienta, MD
"The miasma of cancer: how tumor ecosystems kill the patient"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Urology

February 2, 2015
Kyung S. Lee, PhD
“Polo-like kinases 4 and 1: From centriole duplication to mitotic control”
National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Metabolism

February 9, 2015
Svetlana Lutsenko, PhD
"The role of copper transport in human physiology"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Physiology

February 23, 2015
Jennifer Kavran, PhD
"TMs together: How ligands activate the insulin family of receptors"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

March 9, 2015
Jeremy Wilusz, PhD
"RNAs of all shapes and sizes"
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

March 23, 2015
Gino Cingolani, PhD
"A new class of NLSs that target membrane proteins to the nucleus"
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

March 25, 2015
Xiaomin Bao, PhD
"Gene regulation of stem cell maintenance and differentiation"
University of Stanford, Department of Dermatology

March 30, 2015
Michael P. Terns, PhD
"CRISPR-Cas: Small RNA-mediated prokaryotic immune systems"
University of Georgia, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Microbiology

April 6, 2015
David Fushman, PhD
"Towards understanding ubiquitin signaling: unexpected ubiquitin binders and non-canonical polyubiquitin chains"
University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

April 13, 2015
Erika Matunis, PhD
"Stem cell regeneration in the Drosophila testis"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology

April 23, 2015
Guy Poirier, PhD
"Writers and readers of poly(ADP-ribose) during DNA repair and cell death”
University of Laval

April 27, 2015
Neil Hunter, PhD
"Local and global regulation of meiotic prophase by post-translational protein modification"
University of California, Davis and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

May 4, 2015
Katherine Wilson, PhD
"Emerin, intrinsic disorder and pathogenic bacterial targeting of the nuclear envelope"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Cell Biology

May 11, 2015
Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD
"Intergenerational consequences of environmental and intrinsic factors that shape the male germ cell epigenome"
McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

May 18, 2015
Fengyi Wan, PhD
"Dissecting cellular signaling in response to DNA damage"
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

June 1, 2015
Charles J. Bieberich, PhD
"Engineering urologic pathologies in mice: new models of lethal prostate cancer and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome"
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Biological Sciences


2014-2015 Seminars

June 30, 2014
Shao-Cong Sun, PhD
"Regulation of T-cell receptor signaling by ubiquitination and a metabolic pathway"
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Immunology

June 16, 2014
Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD
"Beyond transcription and splicing: Global gene expression control by U1 snRNP"
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

June 2, 2014
Beverly Wendland, PhD
"Formin' new ways to look at endocytosis"
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology

May 19, 2014
Carl Thummel, PhD
“Studies of metabolism and diabetes in Drosophila”
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics

May 12, 2014
Cassandra Extavour, PhD
"From egg to immortality: The evolution of reproductive capacity"
Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

May 5, 2014
Shyam Biswal, PhD
“The dark side of Nrf2: Antioxidants to cancer”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

April 21, 2014
James Berger, PhD
“Running rings (and spirals) around DNA: Molecular mechanisms for initiating and controlling replication”
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

March 31, 2014
Laura Banaszynski, PhD
“Modifying the epigenetic landscape with histone variants"
Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology & Epigenetics

March 26, 2014
David Long, PhD
“The role of homologous recombination and BRCA1 in DNA crosslink repair"
Harvard Medical School, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

March 24, 2014
Jacqueline Barlow, PhD
"A novel class of early replicating fragile sites contribute to genome instability in B cell lymphoma"
National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Genome Integrity

March 10, 2014
Steven Roberts, PhD
“Dissecting sources of genome instability in cancer”
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

February 24, 2014
Andre Catic, PhD
“Transcriptional dynamics: How nuclear proteolysis adapts cell function”
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine

February 17, 2014
Karen Schindler, PhD
“Determining the roles of the Aurora Kinases during meiosis”
Rutgers University

February 10, 2014
Songon An, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

February 3, 2014
Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD
“Beyond transcription and splicing: a new U1 snRNP-controlled gene expression mechanism”
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

January 27, 2014
Se-Jin Lee, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

January 13, 2014
Tung-Tien Sun, PhD
"Membrane specialization during urothelial differentiation: 2D crystal formation, structure, and function"
New York University, Langone Medical Center

January 6, 2014
Erin Goley, PhD
"Cytokinesis in bacteria: cytoskeletal regulation of cell wall remodeling"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

December 9, 2013
Marisa Bartolomei, PhD
"Genomic imprinting: ART and science"
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

December 2, 2013
Steven Rokita, PhD
"Reversible alkylation and crosslinking of DNA by quinone methide intermediates"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

November 25, 2013
Paul Chang, PhD
"PARPs as regulators of protein and mRNA homeostasis"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 18, 2013
Herschel Wade, PhD
"Dissecting the connections between signal recognition and signal control"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

November 11, 2013
Radhika Atit, PhD
"Wnt signaling in skin development and disease"
Case Western Reserve University

November 4, 2013
Phil Cole, PhD
"Chemical approaches to understanding and modulating cell signaling"
Johns Hopkins

October 28, 2013
Stuart Yuspa, MD
"CLIC4, TGFbeta and cancer: surprising connections"
National Institutes of Health

October 14, 2013
Cynthia Sears, PhD
"The microbial induction of human colorectal cancer"
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

September 30, 2013
Eddy Arnold, PhD
"Structure-based drug design targeting HIV and influenza: overcoming resistance via strategic flexibility"
Rutgers University

September 23, 2013
Monica Driscoll, PhD
"C. elegans secrets for healthy aging: Elaborating cellular and molecular mechanisms of longevity and healthspan"
Rutgers University

September 16, 2013
Paul Roepe, PhD
"Drug Resistance in P. falciparum Malaria: Insight Into New Therapy"
Georgetown University