Friday, December 10, 2021
Topic: “Cancer Cell: Changing for a Better Future”
Speaker: Dr. Monserrat Rojo de la Vega, Ph.D. Scientific Editor at Cancer Cell and Elsevier
Host: Dr. Zhao Weixing

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Friday, May 01, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker:  Claudia Wiese, PhD, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, Dept. of Radiation Cancer Biology & Oncology
Host: Dr. Sung and Dr. Zhao

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Friday, May 08, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Hani Goodarzi, PhD, Assistant Professor at The University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics & Dept. of Urology
Host: Dr. Gupta

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Melanie Cobb, PhD, Jane and Bill Browning Jr. Chair in Medical Science at University of Texas Southwestern, Dept. of Pharmacology
Host:  Dr. Burma and Dr. Sung
Location: Room 309L

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Richard Kolodner, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Host: Dr. Sung and Dr. Hromas

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Joshua Mendel, MD, PhD, Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Dept. of Molecular Biology
Host: Dr. Burma

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Friday, April 24, 2020
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School & Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Dr. Burma

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Friday, April 17, 2020,
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Tanja Mittag, PhD, Structural Biology Department St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Host: Dr. Libich

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020,
Topic: TBA
Speaker: James E. Haber, PhD, Director, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University in Boston, Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy,
Host: Dr. Lee, Dr. Sung and Dr. Kraig

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Friday, April 3, 2020,
Topic:  “Using Single Molecule Methods to Reveal Membrane Protein Folding Mechanisms”
Speaker: James Bowie, PhD – (Horowitz Lecture), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UCLA-DOE Institute
Host: Quintero

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Friday, March 27, 2020,
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Eric Greene, PhD. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Host: Dr. Daley and Dr. Sung

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Friday, March 20, 2020,
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Klevit, Edmond H. Fischer/WRF Endowed Chair of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Dept. Of Biochemistry.
Host: Dr. Zhao

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Friday, March 6, 2020,
Topic: TBA,
Speaker: Elan Eisenmesser, PhD. University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Host: Dr. Ivanov

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Friday, February 28, 2020,
Topic: “Arrhythmia mechanisms in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy: Role of Connexin43 hemichannels.”,
Speaker: Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, Patricia M. and Robert H. Martinsen Professor of Cardiology Dept. of Medicine and Professor Dept. of Cell Biology.
Location: Room 409L LSOM

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Friday, February 21, 2020,
Topic: “TBA”,
Speaker: Robert Brenner, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio,
Location: Room 409L LSOM

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Friday, February 14, 2020,
Topic: “Etiology of Chromosomal Rearrangements”,
Speaker: Jeremy M. Stark, PhD. Professor, Dept. of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Scientific Director, Analytical Cytometry Core Director of Ph.D. Curriculum, Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope.
Location: Room 409L LSOM

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Thursday, February 6, 2020,
Topic: “The atomistic world of the mechanosensitive Piezo channel through computational ‘microscopy”,
Speaker: Yun Luo, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Location: Room 209L LSOM

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Topic: “Measuring phosphorylation state in the human proteme”
UT Health San Antonio, Brian Searle, PhD, Translational Research Fellow, Institute for Systems Biology – Seattle, WA.
Location: Room 209L LSOM

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Monday, January 27, 2020
BSB Faculty Candidate, Francesca M. Marassi, PhD, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA.
Topic: “TBA”
Location: Room 209L LSOM

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
BSB Faculty Candidate, Kai Xu, PhD, Project Team Leader, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.
Topic: “Structural Vaccinology: Towards the Development of an Effective HIV Vaccine”
Location: Room 409L LSOM

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Friday, January 17, 2020
UT Health San Antonio, Dr. Bruce Nicholson, PhD, Professor, Co-Director of Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology.
Topic: “The cellular internet: The good, the bad and the ugly of gap junction coupling in disease”
Location: Room 409L LSOM

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

UT Health San Antonio, Dr. Tianmin Fu, PhD, Research Associate, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
Topic: “Rotating and Gating: Molecular Mechanism of human TRPM2 Opening”
Location:  Room 309L LSOM

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Dr. Sandeep Burma
UT Health San Antonio, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery and Professor of Biochemistry
Host: Dr. Patrick Sung
Topic: “Targeting the DNA damage response for glioblastoma therapy”
Location for this Seminar will be held in room 309L.

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Friday, December 13, 2019
Dr. Petr G. Leiman
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UT Medical Branch, Galveston Campus
Host: Dr. Dmitri Ivanov
Topic: “Transformation of a contractile macromolecular machine in atomic detail”

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Dr. Katsumi Kitagawa
Associate Professor, UT Health San Antonio, Mol Med/GCCRI
Host: Ajinkya Kawale and Dr. Patrick Sung
Topic: “Centromere Regulation and Cancer”

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Dr. Peng Zhao
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Laboratory of Dr. Alan Saltiel)
Dept of Medicine, Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Host: TBA
Topic: “At the Crossroads of Metabolism, Inflammation and Apoptosis”

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Friday, November 8, 2019
Dr. Mark Hochstrasser
Yale University, Chair Mol Biophy. & Biochemistry
Host:  Maritza Quintero and Courtney Johnson
Topic: “How endosymbiotic bacteria manipulate reproduction of their eukaryotic hosts”

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Dr. Kirsten J. Lampi
Oregon Health & Science University – Integrative Biosciences & School of Dentistry
Host: Dr. Jean Jiang
Topic: “Aggregation of eye lens proteins due to deamidation, a modification associated with aging and cataracts”

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Dr. Mingjiang XU
UT Health San Antonio, Professor – Department of Molecular Medicine
Host: Cody Rogers and Dr. Patrick Sung
Topic: “Exploration of the mechanisms by which TET2 mutations leads to hematological malignancies”

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Dr. Junji Iwahara
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Host: Dr. David S. Libich
Topic: “Dynamics of DNA Recognition by Proteins.”

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Dr Francesca Cole
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Science Park)
Host: Dr. Eloise Dray and Dr. Patrick Sung
Topic: “DNA repair by homologous recombination, lessons from mammalian meiosis”

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Dr. David Taylor
University of Texas at Austin
Host: Arijit Dutta and Dr. Patrick Sung
Topic: “Snapshots of macromolecular machines in action”

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Friday, September 6, 2019
Dr Gaczynska, Maria E & Pawel Osmulski
UT Health San Antonio, Molecular Medicine
Topic: “From molecules to cells: the power of atomic force microscopy.”