Friday, January 17, 2020

UTHSCSA, 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”


Thursday, January 9, 2020

UTHSCSA, 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


Friday, December 20, 2019

Dr. Sandeep Burma

UTHSCSA, 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.


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”


Friday, November 22, 2019

Dr. Katsumi Kitagawa

Associate Professor, UTHSCSA, Mol Med/GCCRI

Host: Ajinkya Kawale and Dr. Patrick Sung

Topic: “Centromere Regulation and Cancer”


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”


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”


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”


Friday, October 25, 2019

Dr. Mingjiang XU

UTHSCSA, 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”


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.”

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”

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”

Friday, September 6, 2019

Dr Gaczynska, Maria E & Pawel Osmulski

UTHSCSA, Molecular Medicine

Topic: “From molecules to cells: the power of atomic force microscopy.”