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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)

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 2014

Aug 29 Labor Day - No Seminar
Sept 5 Charles Dann III (Indiana University) "Structural and Biochemical Strategies for Therapeutic Development" Host: Giedroc
Sept 12 Wendy Maury (University of Iowa) “The Role of TIM Proteins in Ebola Virus Entry” Host: Tuli
Sept 19 Richard Condit (University of Florida) "Post-Initiation Events in Poxvirus Late Gene Transcription" Host: Zlotnick
Sept 26 James Berger (Johns Hopkins University) "How Deep is the Rabbit Hole: The Unending Complexities of a 'Simple' DNA Remodeling Machine" Host: Bell
Oct 3 Annual Inorganic Alumni Symposium
Oct 11 5th Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biotechnology
Catherine Drennan
(HHMI and MIT) Title: TBA
Phillip S. Low
(Purdue University) Title: TBA
Michael A. Weiss (Case Western Reserve University) Title: TBA
Xiaowei Zhuang (HHMI and Harvard) Title: TBA

Oct 17 Nick Grossoehme (Winthrop University) “Being a PI at a PUI:  Expectations and Progress Inside and Outside of the Laboratory” Host: Giedroc
Oct 24 Chuck Sindelar (Yale University) "A New View of Allostery and Force Production in the Kinesin Motor by High-Resolution Cryogenic-EM"
Host: Cochran
Oct 31 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Nov 7 Millie Georgiadis (IU School of Medicine--IUPUI) "Targeting the Base Excision Repair Enzyme APE1 for Development of Cancer Therapeutics" Host: Dann
Nov 14 Kim Lewis (Northeastern University) "TBA" Host: Zlotnick
Nov 21 Anthony Schwacha (University of Pittsburgh) Title: TBA Host: Bochman
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 Jens Woehnert (Goethe University-Frankfurt) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc
Dec 12 William Clemons (CalTech) Title: TBA Host: Dann
Dec 19 Faculty Search
Dec 26 Winter Break

Spring 2015

Jan 2 Winter Break
Jan 9 Winter Break
Jan 16 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Jan 23 Jared Shaw (UC-Davis) "Multicomponent Approaches to Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology" Host: Pohl
Jan 30 TBA () Title: Host: TBA
Feb 6 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 13 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 20 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 27 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Mar 6 Ernesto Fuentes (Iowa) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc
Mar 13 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Mar 20 Spring Break
Mar 27 Floyd Romesberg (The Scripps Research Institute) Title: TBA Host: Thielges
April 3 Ekaterina Heldwein (Tufts University) Title: TBA Host: Tuli
April 10 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
April 17 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
April 24 Steve Johnson (IUPUI) Title: TBA Host: Chen
May 1 Matthew Cordes (University of Arizona) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc


BMB Research Club Series

Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. in SI 001
(unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2014:

Aug 27 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 3 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 10 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 17 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 24 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 1 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 8 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 15 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 22 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 29 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 5 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 12 Alan Moore (Tuli) Title: TBA
Nov 19 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 26 TBA () Title: TBA
Dec 3 TBA () Title: TBA
Dec 10 TBA () Title: TBA

Spring 2015:

Jan 14 TBA () Title: TBA
Jan 21 Meredith Krodel (Prieto) TBA
Jan 28 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 4 Siobhan Deis (Dann) Title: TBA
Feb 11 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 18 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 25 TBA () Title: TBA
March 4 TBA () Title: TBA
Mar 11 TBA () Title: TBA
Mar 25 TBA () Title: TBA
April 1 TBA () Title: TBA
April 8 TBA () Title: TBA
April 15 TBA () Title: TBA
April 22 TBA () Title: TBA
April 29 TBA () Title: TBA


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

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Aug 22
SI 001
Xiaohui Gao (Dann) "Exploration of c-di-GMP Signaling in B.Subtilis"  
Sept 16
SI 001
Yi Pan (Chen)"In vitro and in vivo Studies of an Agobacterium Tumefaciens Transcriptional Factor BlcR"  
Dec 9
SI 001
Ozden Kocaoglu (Carlson) "TBA"  
Dec 17
SI 001
Yue Fu (Giedroc) "TBA"  

Masters Defense:

TBA TBA () Title: TBA  


Oct 2
SI 001
Ryan Over (Michaels) "Understanding the Roles of the Linker Histones in Chromatin Structure and Function in Arabidopsis (Plants)"  
Oct 16
JH 302
Heidi Schindel (Bauer) "The RegA/RegB Two-Component System:  Redox-Responsive Control of Cellular Metabolism"  
Oct 27
SI 001
Kayla Bell (Cochran) "Mechanism of Directionality in Kinesin Motors"  
Oct 28
JH 102
Andrew Elliott (Shaw) "Genetic Analysis of Microtubule Array Organization in Arabidopsis Thaliana"  
Nov 20
SI 001
Haley Hoover (Kao) "TBA"  
Dec 1
JH 123
Chinnu Chandrasekhar (Pikaard) "TBA"  
Dec 2
SI 001
Sundhar Subramanian (Dann) "TBA"  
Dec 5
SI 001
Jiangyu Yan (Bell) "TBA"  
Dec 12
SI 001
Minxu Fang (Bauer) "TBA"