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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 2015

Aug 28 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Sept 4 Mindy Steiniger (University of Missouri-St. Louis)"TBA" Host: Hundley
Sept 11 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Sept 18 Lois Pollack (Cornell University) "TBA" Host: Giedroc
Sept 25
SI 001
Dennis Discher (University of Pennsylvania) "Foreign vs Self Recognition of Materials & Cells by Macrophages" Host: Yan Yu
Sept 25 Inorganic Alumni Symposium
Oct 9 Fall Break-Watanabe Symposium on 10/10
Oct 16 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Oct 23 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Oct 30 Jianming Hu (Penn State University)"TBA" Host: Zlotnick
Nov 6 Rui Zhao (University of Colorado-Boulder)"TBA" Host: Giedroc
Nov 13 Tanja Kortemme (UCSF)"TBA" Host: Giedroc *Visit Co-sponsored by NIH-Funded QCB Training Program and IU MCB Department
Nov 20 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Dec 11 Kirill Afonin (UNC-Charlotte)"TBA" Host: Dragnea
Dec 18 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA

Spring 2016

Jan 15 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Jan 22 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Jan 29 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 5 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 12 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 19 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 26 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Mar 4 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Mar 11 Sandra Weller (University of Connecticut)"TBA" Host: Tuli
Mar 18 Spring Break
Mar 25 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 1 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 8 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 15 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 22 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 29 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
May 6 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA

BMB Research Club Series

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

Spring 2015:

Jan 28 Matt Bochman (MCB) "DNA Helicases and Unzipped Genes"
Feb 4 Siobhan Deis (Dann) "Analysis of Antifolate Drugs with Disease Tissue Specificity"
Feb 11 Erkin Kuru (VanNieuwenhze) "Biocontainment of Genetically Modified Organisms by Synthetic Protein Design"
Feb 18 Julia van Kessel (MCB) "A Game of Charades: Quorum-Sensing Regulation in Vibrios"
Feb 25 Mingxu Fang (Bauer) "Characterizing the Regulon of CrtJ/AerR in Rhodobacter Capsulatus"
March 4 Heather Hundley (Biology) "Molecular Mechanisms to Regulate RNA Editing and Diversify the Transcriptome"
Mar 11 Hengyao Niu (MCB) “Interplay Between DNA End Processing and Chromatin Dynamics”
Mar 25 Wan-Hung Lee (Hohmann) "Modeling Pain In Vitro Using Nociceptor Neurons Reprogrammed From Fibroblasts"
April 1 Jiangchuan Shen (Giedroc) "Endogenous Hydrogen Sulfide Production is Essential for Dietary Restriction Benefits"
April 8 Yan Yu (IU Chemistry Dept) "Probe and Manipulate Immune Cells with Janus Particles”
April 15 Ali Ozes (Nephew) "Long Non-coding RNA HOTAIR Mediates DNA Damage-induced NF-κB-signaling and Cellular Senescence"
April 22 Vivek Kedage (Hollenhorst) "Mechanisms of Transcriptional Activation by Oncogenic ETS Proteins"
April 29 Meredith Krodel (Prieto) "Function and Signaling Mechanisms Mediated by the Recetpor Tyrosine Kinases, Tyro3 and Axl"

Fall 2015:

Aug 26 Vibhor Mishra (Pikaard) "TBA"
Sept 2 Andrew Elliott (Shaw) "TBA"
Sept 9 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 16 Chinnu Chandrasekhara (Pikaard) "TBA"
Sept 23 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 30 Chinnu Chandrasekhara (Pikaard) "TBA"
Oct 7 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 14 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 21 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 28 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 4 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 11 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 18 TBA () "TBA"
Dec 2 TBA () "TBA"
Dec 9 Lye siang Lee (Zlotnick) "TBA"


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

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Feb 23
CH 033
Sara Brandt (DiMarchi) "Synthesis and Characterization of Insulin Receptor Partial Agonists as a Route to Improved Diabetes Therapy"  
Mar 26
CH 033
Lisa Selzer (Zlotnick) "Biophysical Characterization of Assembly, Stability and Dynamics of the Hepatitis B Virus Capsid"  
July 24
SI 001
Chenglei Li (Zlotnick) "TBA"  
Aug 5
SI 001
Natasha Gebhart (Hardy) "TBA"  
Aug 19
SI 001
Melissa Illingworth (Chen) "TBA"  
Sept 2
SI 101
Joseph Kumka (Bauer) "TBA"  

Masters Defense:

TBA TBA () "TBA"  


April 21
SI 320E
Meng Pu (Rowe-Magnus) "Identification of a Putative NTPase That Regulates Biofilm Formation in Vibrio Vulnificus"