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Friday, April 20

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: "Social stress: CRF modulation of dopamine and drug abuse”
Speaker: Klaus Miczek, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Host: Barbara Mason, PhD
Sponsor: The Larry Parsons Seminar Series
Location: SP3040, first floor conference room

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: "New chemically driven strategies for understanding and controlling epigenetic processes in mammalian cells"
Speaker: Nathaniel A. Hathaway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Host: Michael Erb
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: “How and why internal cavities destabilize proteins”
Speaker: Dr. Frans A.A. Mulder, Associate Professor of Biological NMR, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Host: Dr. Peter Wright
Location: Keck Amphitheater, Beckman 1st Floor

Monday, April 23

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: “Development and Origins of Secondary Lymphoid Tissues”
Speaker: Dr. Martin Flajnik, Professor, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. David Nemazee
Sponsor: Bicoastal Immunology and Microbiology Seminar Series
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheatre – BCC1
Notes: Florida Campus – Room B159

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: “How do proteins evolve?”
Speaker: Dr. Dan Tawfik Principal Investigator, The Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
Host: Benjamin Cravatt, PhD
Location: Keck Auditorium

Tuesday, April 24

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: “Feeling the heat: Thermosensation and thermal acclimation in C. elegans”
Speaker: Piali Sengupta, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, Brandeis University
Host: Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Sponsor: NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium, 3528 General Atomics Court

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Florida Campus, B159 Classroom

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Title: "Repurposing of tRNAs and Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases for Retroviral Replication"
Speaker: Karin Musier-Forsyth, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio Eminent Scholar, The Ohio State University
Host: Drs. Xiang-Lei Yang and Paul Schimmel
Sponsor: TSRI Molecular Medicine Seminar Series
Location: The W.M Keck Foundation Amphitheater - Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: “Synthetic and single-molecule approaches to reveal dynamic chromatin regulation”
Speaker: Dr. Beat Fierz, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry and Macromolecules, EPFL, Switzerland
Host: Phil Dawson, PhD
Location: Keck Amphitheater

Monday, April 30

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: "Synthesis and selection of DNA-encoded chemical libraries"
Speaker: Xiaoyu Li, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong
Host: Institute Professor Richard Lerner
Sponsor: Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences
Notes: VTC to TSRI-FL Classroom B159

Thursday, May 3

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: “Systems-based Analyses of Host-Pathogen Interactions”
Speaker: Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Immunity and Pathogenesis Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Host: Professor Jamie Williamson
Location: The Committee Lecture Hall, MBB2N
Notes: VTC to FL: Classroom B158, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: "Cells and Molecules for Touch and Pain"
Speaker: Alexander Chesler, Ph.D., Investigator Sensory Cells and Circuits Section, NIH - NCCIH
Host: Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium
Notes: Livestream to TSRI FL Campus B159, 1:00 pm EST

Wednesday, May 16

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: Short course: "Fundamentals & Advanced Metabolomics"
Speaker: Presentations will include: - Mass Spectrometry Technologies - Optimizing Experimental Design - Metabolite Databases and Identification - Tracking Metabolites using Isotopes - Imaging Mass Spectrometry - Key Algorithms for Creating Reproducible Data - Computational Metabolite Data Annotation - Pathway Analysis and Multi-Omic Data Integration - Activity Metabolomics
Host: Gary Siuzdak, PhD
Sponsor: Center for Mass Spectrometry at The Scripps Research Institute
Location: The Committee Lecture Hall, Skaggs Chemical Biology Building, Room 220
Notes: This short course will be held May 16 from noon to 4 p.m. and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP:

Tuesday, May 22

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: "Silent Growth Prepares Synapses for Long-term Potentiation"
Speaker: Kristen Harris, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Center for Learning and Memory, Institute for Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin
Host: Hollis Cline, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium
Notes: Livestream to TSRI FL Campus B159, 6:00 pm EST

Wednesday, June 6

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: "Membrane Proteins – the Lipid Connection"
Speaker: Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Host: Professor Ian Wilson
Sponsor: ISCB Bicoastal Seminar Series
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences
Notes: 4:00p(EST) VTC to TSRI-FL in Classroom 


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