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Indiana University Bloomington

Work by biochemists increasingly forms the basis of new techniques and treatments employed by physicians to treat disease; in IU's Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department, our priority area is structural virology and virus assembly.

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Biochemistry Seminar Series

Fridays in CH 033 at 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

MCB faculty recruiting seminars will be held in SI 001

To propose a guest speaker, please contact a co-chair of the seminar series:

  • MCB: Prof. Adam Zlotnick
  • Chemistry: Prof. Charles Dann III
  • Biology or Med. Science: Prof. Adam Zlotnick and Prof. Charles Dann III

Fall 2017

Aug 25 TBA (TBA) "TBA" Host TBA
Sept 8 Jared Lewis (The University of Chicago) "TBA" Host Silas Cook Co-sponsored by NIH-Funded QCB Training Program and IU MCB Department.
Sept 15 Dan Kaplan (Florida State University College of Medicine) "TBA" Host Matt Bochman
Sept 22 TBA (TBA) "TBA" Host TBA
Sept 29 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium
Sept 30 Watanabe Symposium
Oct 5 Fall Break
Oct 13 Rebecca DuBois (University of California, Santa Cruz) "TBA" Host Tuli Mukhopadhyay
Oct 20 TBA (TBA) "TBA" Host TBA
Oct 27 Kevin Raney (University of Arkansas) "TBA" Host Matt Bochman
Nov 3 Vincent Racaniello (Columbia University) "TBA" Host Adam Zlotnick & Jolene Ramsey
Nov 10 Michael Niederweis (University of Alabama at Birmingham) "TBA" Host David Giedroc
Nov 17 Cheryl Kerfeld (University of California - Berkeley) "TBA" Host Carl Bauer
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 8 Matthew Shoulders (MIT: Chemistry Dept.) "TBA" Host Jonathan Schlebach

Spring 2018

Jan 26 Gabriel Lander (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBA" Host Adam Zlotnick
Feb 16 Som Mukhopadhyay (The University of Texas at Austin) "TBA" Host David Giedroc
Feb 23 Michael Hagan (Brandeis) "TBA" Host Adam Zlotnick
Mar 2 Jeff Brodsky (University of Pittsburgh) "TBA" Host Lingling Chen
Mar 9 Timothy Whitehead (Michigan State) "TBA" Host Jonathan Schlebach
Mar 23 TBA (TBA) "TBA" Host TBA
Mar 30 Josh Wand (University of Pennsylvania) "TBA" Host David Giedroc
April 6 Grzegorz Ira (Baylor College of Medicine) "TBA" Host Hengyao Niu
April 13 Craig Cameron (The Pennsylvania State University) "TBA" Host John Patton
April 20 Mark Yeager (University of Virginia) "TBA" Host Adam Zlotnick
April 27 Jie Xiao (The John Hopkins School of Medicine) "TBA" Host David Giedroc Co-sponsored by NIH-Funded QCB Training Program and IU MCB Department.

BMB Research Club Series

Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in SI 001
(unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2017:

Aug 23 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Aug 30 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Sept 6 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Sept 13 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Sept 20 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Sept 27 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Oct 4 Allissa Haney (Kehoe) "Multiple Photolyases Provide the Main Defense Against UV Radiation in Marine Synechococcus "
Oct 11 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Oct 18 Josh Ziarek (MCB Faculty) "TBA"
Oct 25 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Nov 1 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Nov 8 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Nov 15 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Nov 29 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Dec 6 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Dec 13 TBA (TBA) "TBA"

BMB Research Club Series

Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. in SI 001
(unless otherwise noted)

Spring 2018:

Jan 10 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Jan 17 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Jan 24 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Jan 31 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Feb 7 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Feb 14 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Feb 21 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Feb 28 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Mar 7 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Mar 14 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Mar 21 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
Mar 28 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
April 4 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
April 11 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
April 18 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
April 25 TBA (TBA) "TBA"
May 2 TBA (TBA) "TBA"


Upcoming Ph.D. Defense/Upcoming MA Defense/Prelims

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Aug 14 10:00am SI 001 Lye Siang Lee (Zlotnick) “A Molecular Breadboard: Removal and Replacement of Subunits in a Hepatitis B Virus Capsid”  
Aug 17 10:00am MSB II 102 Wan-Hung Lee (Hohmann) “Disruption of protein-protein interactions downstream of NMDA receptors as novel analgesics  
Sept 18 1:00pm JH 248 Heidi Schindel (Bauer) “Characterization of the Function and Regulation of the Glycyl-radical Enzyme Microcompartment in Rhodobacter capsulatus”  

Masters Defense:



Oct 17 1:00pm SI 001 Julie Button (Tuli) "TBA"  
Oct 27 1:30pm SI 001 Brady Strittmatter (Hollenhorst) "TBA"  
Nov 29 9:30am JH248 Zun Yi Lim (Bell) "TBA"