Spring 2024 Seminars

January 5, 2024

Topic: “A chemical biology toolbox for probing A-to-I RNA editing”
Speaker: Jennifer Heemstra, PhD, Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
Hosted by: Dr. Reuben Harris
In-Person at LSOM 309L

January 19, 2024

Topic: “RAD54L regulates replication fork reversal in human cells”
Speaker: Claudia Wiese, PhD, Associate Professor
Colorado State University
Hosted by: Dr. Alex Mazin
In-Person at LSOM 309L

February 2, 2024

Topic: “Controlling the structure of TRP channels through small molecules in CRYO-EM”
Speaker: Kirill Nadezhdin
Columbia University
Hosted by: Dr. Oleg Klykov
In-Person at LSOM 309L

February 16, 2024

Topic: “Black spot, black death, black pearl: tales of bacterial effectors”
Speaker: Kim Orth, PhD, Investigator and Professor
UT Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by: Dr. Reuben Harris
In-Person at LSOM 309L

March 1, 2024

Topic: “Dissecting the influence of NAD+ metabolism in regulating dynamic gene expression programs”
Speaker: Lorena Aguilar-Arnal, PhD, Associate Professor
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Koronowski
In-Person at LSOM 309L

March 29, 2024

Topic: “Proteolytic regulation of cytokines in innate immunity”
Speaker: Cornelius Taabazuing, PhD, Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by: Dr. Elizabeth Wasmuth
In-Person at LSOM 309L

April 12, 2024

Topic: “Advancing precision genome editing: understanding molecular mechanisms to engineer safer and therapeutically relevant tools”
Speaker: Audrone Lapinaite, PhD, Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
Hosted by: Dr. Reuben Harris
In-Person at LSOM 309L

May 10, 2024

Topic: “Interrogating the druggable proteome with proximity”
Speaker: Fleur Ferguson, PhD, Assistant Professor
University of California San Diego
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Olsen
In-Person at LSOM 309L

May 24, 2024

Topic: “Head and neck cancer cells hijack KEAP1/NRF2 signaling axis to promote tumor chemoresistance and distant metastasis”
Speaker: Abdullah Osman, PhD, Associate Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hosted by: Dr. Alex Mazin
In-Person at LSOM 309L

For more information on the virtual seminars, please contact Diane Galvan