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Friday, April 18

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Thesis Presentation: “Membrane Presentation of Peptides Modulates Neutralizing Antibody Affinity: Implications for HIV Immunogen Design”
Speaker: Timothy Reichart
Advisor: Philip Dawson, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Monday, April 21

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping
Speaker: Brandon T. Ruotolo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Host: John Yates, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Chemical Physiology
Location: BCC1 – W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: From Antibody to Vaccine with Structural Biology
Speaker: Peter Kwong, Ph.D., Chief, Structural Biology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIH
Host: Ian Wilson, D.Phil.
Sponsor: Dept. of Integrative Structural & Computational Biology and the Structure & Computation Affinity Group
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Tuesday, April 22

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Harnessing Helicity; From Helically Chiral Aromatics to Circularly Polarized Light and Back Again
Speaker: Matthew Fuchter, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry, Imperial College London
Host: Donna Blackmond, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Thesis Presentation: “Recognition of Functionally Conserved Neutralizing Epitopes on Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin”
Speaker: Peter Sungkeun Lee
Advisor: Ian Wilson, D.Phil.
Sponsor: Kellogg School of Science & Technology
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Wednesday, April 23

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapies
Speaker: Jeffrey Engelman, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Cancer Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, April 24

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Commensal Control of Tissue Immunity
Speaker: Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIH
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Regulation of Cell Architecture by Microtubule-end Binding Proteins
Speaker: Anna Akhmanova, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Chair, Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Host: Velia Fowler, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Cell and Molecular Biology Affinity Group
Location: CIMBio - Room CB107 Carr B Building

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Thesis Presentation: "Activation, Inhibition, and Detection of Caspases Using Chemical Tools"
Speaker: Christopher Vickers
Advisor: Dennis W. Wolan, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Kellogg School of Science & Technology
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, April 25

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Title: Thesis Presentation: "Biological and Chemical Approaches to Enhance Protein Folding and Function"
Speaker: Yun Lei Tan
Advisor: Jeffery Kelly, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Title: Current Challenges In Structural Biology And Drug Discovery
Speakers:

  • Joseph D. Puglisi, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Dept. of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine: “Dynamics of Translation”
  • James A. Wells, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF: “The Antibiome: Toward Renewable Antibody Reagents to the Proteome”
  • James H. Naismith, FRSE, FMedSci, Professor, School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews: “A Molecular Model for Pressure Sensing by Membrane Proteins”
  • Sir Tom L. Blundell, FRS, FMedSci, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Cambridge University: “Structural Biology in Space and Time: Translating in the Next Century”

Host: Ian A. Wilson, D.Phil., FRS
Sponsor: Dept. of Integrative Structural & Computational Biology and The Joint Center for Structural Genomics
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Monday, April 28

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Integrated Structural Biology to Study Conformational Dynamics of Protein-RNA Interactions in Gene Regulation
Speaker: Michael Sattler, Ph.D., Chair, Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy, Technische Universität München, & Institute of Structural Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany
Host: Bruce E. Torbett, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Molecular & Experimental Medicine
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: Epigenetic Silencing in Fragile X Syndrome: A Central Role for an RNA-DNA Duplex Induced by Trinucleotide Repeat RNA
Speaker: Samie Jaffrey, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Host: Joel M. Gottesfeld, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Biology
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall
Notes: **Special Seminar**

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: Aptamer-targeted RNA Therapeutics: A Novel Platform for Cancer Immunotherapy
Speaker: Eli Gilboa, Ph.D., Prof. of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Host: Marco Weinberg, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The CANCER AFFINITY GROUP
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Tuesday, April 29

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Cancer and Aging
Speaker: Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., Center of Mitochondrial & Epigenomic Medicine, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Cancer Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Wednesday, April 30

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Title: Aviesan and Inserm, Career Opportunities in France and the Atip-Avenir Program
Speaker: Dr Jean-Marc Egly, Special counselor to the chairman and CEO of Inserm
Host: Elise Landais, PhD.
Sponsor: The Office for Science and Technology of the French Consulate
Location: TSRI Faculty Club Tennis Court Room

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: Interactions of Reward and Aversion: Habenular and Rostromedial Tegmental (RMTg) Roles in Fear, Aversive Learning, and Opponent Responses to Abused Drugs
Speaker: Thomas Jhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences, Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Host: Friedbert Weiss, Ph.D.
Location: 3040 Science Park Road, 1st Floor Conference Room
Notes: **Special Seminar**

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: Thesis Presentation: “Advancing Single-Molecule Fӧrster Resonance Energy Transfer Methods to Study Complex Protein Folding”
Speaker: Crystal Moran-Gutierrez
Advisor: Ashok Deniz, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, May 1

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: Selective Autophagy: Getting In and Out of the Lysosome
Speaker: Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., The Robert and Renee Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases; Professor, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology; Co-director Institute for Aging Research Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Host: Sergio Daniel Catz, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Cell and Molecular Biology Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Tuesday, May 6

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis: Methods and Mechanisms
Speaker: Shannon Stahl, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Host: Kellogg School of Science & Technology
Sponsor: Distinguished Lecture Series
Location: Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Green Hospital

Tuesday, May 13

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Title: SOF Vendor Show
Speaker: Many companies will be attending
Sponsor: Society of Fellows
Location: Immunology & Beckman lobbies & Immunology Bteezeway

Wednesday, May 14

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: Developmental Pathways of HIV Neutralizing Antibodies
Speaker: John R.Mascola, M.D., Chief, Virology Laboratory, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Host: Dennis R. Burton, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Tuesday, May 20

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Dengue Virus Replication and the Role of Enigmatic NS1 Protein
Speaker: Richard J. Kuhn, Ph.D., Head & Professor, Gerald & Edna Mann Director, Bindley Bioscience Center, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Host: Jack Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.
Sponsor: PAG - Pathogenesis Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N – THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, May 22

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: Directed Evolution of Carbohydrate Clusters in the Design of HIV Immunogens
Speaker: Isaac J. Krauss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Host: James C. Paulson, Ph.D. and Dennis Burton, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Cell and Molecular Biology & Immunology Affinity Groups
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Jupiter, FL

See also Florida Public Events. For more seminar information, see the Florida Seminars Page.

Thursday, April 17

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: AApeptide: From Structure to Function
Speaker: Jianfeng Cai University of South Florida
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: Building B, Room B158

Thursday, May 1

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Ron Breaker Yale University
Host: Matthew Disney
Location: Building B, Room B158

Thursday, May 8

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Victor Torres New York University
Host: Mark Sundrud
Location: Building B, Room B158

Thursday, May 15

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: How RNA Folds in vivo: Genome-wide Profiling of RNA Structure
Speaker: Philip Bevilacqua Pennsylvania State
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: Building B, Room B158

Thursday, May 22

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Claudio Joazeiro The Scripps Research Institute-La Jolla
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: Building B, Room B158