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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
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) "The Quest for Sterilizing Antibiotics" Host: Zlotnick
Nov 21 Anthony Schwacha (University of Pittsburgh) "Coordination of DNA Replication with other Nuclear Processes: Insights from Studies of the Eukaryotic Replicative Helicase" Host: Bochman
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12 William Clemons (CalTech) "Structural Insight Into the Delivery of Tail-Anchor Membrane Proteins to the ER" Host: Dann
Dec 26 Winter Break

Spring 2015

Jan 2 Winter Break
Jan 12
12:30pm
SI 001
Biochemisty Faculty Search - Sheena D'Arcy "Regulating Access to the Genome: Structure and Mechanism of Histone Chaperone Nap1" Host: Pikaard
Jan 14
2:00pm
SI 001
Biochemistry Faculty Search - Karl Duderstadt "TBA" Host: Bell
Jan 23 Jared Shaw (UC-Davis) "Multicomponent Approaches to Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology" Host: Pohl
Feb 2
12:30pm
SI 001
Biochemistry Faculty Search - Jan Erzberger "TBA" Host: Bochman
Feb 5
12:30pm
SI 001
Biochemistry Faculty Search - Jinwei Zhang "TBA" Host: Drummond
Feb 12
12:30pm
SI 001
Biochemistry Faculty Search - Shixin Liu "TBA" Host: Cochran
Feb 20 TBA () "TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 27 TBA () "TBA" Host: TBA
Mar 6 Ernesto Fuentes (Iowa) "TBA" Host: Giedroc
Mar 13 TBA () "TBA" Host: TBA
Mar 20 Spring Break
Mar 27 Floyd Romesberg (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBA" Host: Thielges
April 3 Ekaterina Heldwein (Tufts University) "TBA" Host: Tuli
April 10 TBA () "TBA" Host: TBA
April 17 TBA () "TBA" Host: TBA
April 24 Steve Johnson (IUPUI) "TBA" Host: Chen
May 1 Matthew Cordes (University of Arizona) "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 () "TBA"
Sept 3 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 10 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 17 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 24 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 1 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 8 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 15 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 22 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 29 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 5 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 12 Alan Moore (Tuli) "Characterization of Ross River Virus Nucleocapsid Core-Like Particles Assembled at Different Solution Charge Ratios"
Nov 19 TBA () "TBA"
Nov 26 TBA () "TBA"
Dec 3 TBA () "TBA"
Dec 10 Natasha Gebhart (Hardy) "A Role for RNA-binding Proteins in Alphavirus Replication"

Spring 2015:

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

 

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

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Aug 22
9:00am
SI 001
Xiaohui Gao (Dann) "Exploration of c-di-GMP Signaling in B.Subtilis"  
Sept 16
1:00pm
SI 001
Yi Pan (Chen)"In vitro and in vivo Studies of an Agobacterium Tumefaciens Transcriptional Factor BlcR"  
Dec 9
2:30pm
SI 001
Ozden Kocaoglu (Carlson) "Activity-Based Probes for Selective Penicillin-Binding Protein Visualization"  
Dec 16
10:00am
SI 001
Qian Dong (Bauer) "Cyst Cell Development Regulation in Rhodospirillum Centenum"  
Dec 17
3:00pm
SI 001
Yue Fu (Giedroc) "Buffer and Transfer, the Identification and Characterization of a Novel Copper Chaperone in Bacteria"  
Jan 14
12:20pm
SI 001
Arjan Vermeulen (Bauer) “Light-sensing in Bacteria”  

Masters Defense:

TBA TBA () "TBA"  

Prelims:

Oct 2
1:00pm
SI 001
Ryan Over (Michaels) "Understanding the Roles of the Linker Histones in Chromatin Structure and Function in Arabidopsis (Plants)"  
Oct 16
10:00am
JH 302
Heidi Schindel (Bauer) "The RegA/RegB Two-Component System:  Redox-Responsive Control of Cellular Metabolism"  
Oct 27
11:00am
SI 001
Kayla Bell (Cochran) "Mechanism of Directionality in Kinesin Motors"  
Oct 28
9:00am
JH 102
Andrew Elliott (Shaw) "Genetic Analysis of Microtubule Array Organization in Arabidopsis Thaliana"  
Nov 20
1:00pm
SI 001
Haley Hoover (Kao) "Phosphorylation of the Brome Mosaic Virus Capsid Regulates the Timing of Infection"  
Dec 1
11:30am
SI 001
Guangming Chen (Dann) "Exploring Human Tyrosine O-Sulfation"  
Dec 2
1:00pm
SI 001
Sundhar Subramanian (Dann) "Analysis of c-di-GMP signaling in Bacillus"  
Dec 5
11:20am
SI 001
Jiangyu Yan (Bell) "Characterizing the Sulfolobus PolB1 Holoenzyme: PolB1 in Complex With Two Novel Identified Subunits"  
Dec 12
2:00pm
SI 001
Mingxu Fang (Bauer) "Characterizing the Regulon of CrtJ/AerR in Rhodobacter Capsulatus"  
Dec 16
9:00am
JH A302D
Chinnu Chandrasekhara (Pikaard) "Investigating rRNA gene dosage control in Arabidopsis thaliana"