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Tuesday, January 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Molecular and Neural Circuits for Sleep
Speaker: Paul Sternberg, Ph.D., Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology: California Institute of Technology Investigator, HHMI
Host: Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Sponsor: DART NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium

Wednesday, January 28

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Title: Ph.D. Thesis Presentation: “Part I. Pd-Catalyzed C(sp2)–H Fluorination; Part II. Enantioselective Pd-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H functionalization”
Speaker: Kelvin Chan
Advisor: Jin-Quan Yu, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: MBB2N - The Committee Lecture Hall

Thursday, January 29

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Why HPV VLP Vaccines Work So Well: Implications for Future Subunit Vaccines
Speaker: John Schiller, Ph.D., Head, Neoplastic Disease Section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute/ NIH
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, January 30

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Title: Tautomerism in Nucleic Acid Bases and Decoding Fidelity
Speaker: Eric Westhof, Ph.D., Director of the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellular, Strasbourg, France
Host: Jack Johnson, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Structure and Computation Affinity Group and DISCoBio
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: 26th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium
Speakers:

  • Joanne Stubbe, Ph.D., Novartis Professor of Chemistry & Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Radicals: Your Life Is in Their Hands”
  • Chad Mirkin, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, & Chemical & Biological Engineering, Northwestern University: “Spherical Nucleic Acids as Intracellular Gene Regulation Agents”
  • Laura Kiessling, Ph.D., Steenbock Professor of Chemistry & Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison: “Us Versus Them: Distinguishing Human and Microbial Cells”
  • Chi-Huey Wong, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute: “Chemistry and Biology of Glycosylation”

Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D., & Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Tuesday, February 3

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Optical Electrophysiology for Biophysical Studies and Disease Modeling
Speaker: Adam Cohen, Ph.D., Professor, Depts. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology and of Physics, Harvard University; HHMI Investigator
Host: Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series
Location: DNC Auditorium

Thursday, February 5

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Imaging T cell Activation from Lymph Node to Single Molecules
Speaker: Michael Cahalan, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor & Chair, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, February 6

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: DISTINGUISED LECTURE SERIES: "Collaborative Approach to C-H Functionalization"
Speaker: Huw Davies, Ph.D., Asa Griggs Candler Professor/Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Green Hospital

Monday, February 9

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Mini-Symposium on Prion Proteins and Prions
Speakers:

  • Gerry Baron, Ph.D., Investigator, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT; "Effects of membrane association on the aggregation and propagation of prions"
  • Byron Caughey, Ph.D., Chief, Prion Biochemistry Section, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT; "Prion structure and ultrasensitive detection of misfolded protein aggregates by seeded polymerization"
  • Bruce Chesebro, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases; Chief, Prion Pathogenesis Section, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT; "Early events in prion spread in brain: Two distinct mechanisms of spread differ in requirement for anchored prion protein"
  • Kurt Wüthrich, Ph.D., Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology, TSRI; Professor of Biophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich Switzerland; "Structural biology of cellular prion proteins and prion diseases"

Host: Jeff Kelly, Ph.D. and Sandra Encalada, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
Location: BCC1 – W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Aptamer-Targeted Therapeutics: Technology to Clinic
Speaker: Paloma Giangrande, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Department of Internal Medicine
Host: Marco Weinberg, Ph.D.
Sponsor: CAG -Cancer Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Tuesday, February 10

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Title: Exploiting Riboswitches to Study and Manipulate Bacterial Signaling
Speaker: Ming Chen Hammond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Depts. of Chemistry & Molecular & Cell Biology, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Host: Ian MacRae, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Cell and Molecular Biology & Chemistry Affinity Group Seminar Series
Location: BCC1 – W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Wednesday, February 11

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: FACULTY LECTURE SERIES: “Deconstructing B cell Memory"
Speaker: Michael McHeyzer-Williams, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science, TSRI
Sponsor: FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Location: Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Green Hospital

Thursday, February 12

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: The Many Roles of PTPN22 in the Immune System
Speaker: Linda Sherman, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science, TSRI
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Tuesday, February 17

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Title: BERNARD FIELDS LECTURES ON MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS
Speakers:

  • W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., John Snow Professor of Epidemiology & Professor of Pathology & Neurology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University: "Small Game Hunting"
  • Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology, Laboratory of Virology & Infectious Disease, The Rockefeller University: "Hepatitis Viruses and The Future"

Host: Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D.
Sponsor: Bernard Fields Memorial Lecture Fund, The Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture Fund, & The Pathogenesis Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, February 19

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Transcriptional Basis of DC Diversification
Speaker: Kenneth Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Washington Univ. St. Louis; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Mary P. Watson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 – W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Robert Kuchta, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Host: David Millar, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Structure & Computation Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Monday, February 23

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: FRANK J. DIXON MEMORIAL LECTURE: "The Evolution of Lymphocytes"
Speaker: Max D. Cooper, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Host: Peter Vogt, Ph.D.
Location: Auditorium at TSRI

Thursday, February 26

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Natural Killer Cells in VIral Immunity
Speaker: Lewis Lanier, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Research Professor & Chair, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, University of California, San Francisco
Sponsor: Immunology Affinity Group
Location: MBB2N - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

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