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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Protein Synthesis with Non-alpha Amino Acids
Speaker: Sidney Hecht Professor of Chemistry Arizona State University
Host: Min Guo
Location: B159
  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites
Speaker: Ryan Shenvi Assistant Professor of Chemistry TSRI-La Jolla
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: B159
  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: David Schneider Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Stanford University
Host: William Ja
Location: A116
  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Matthew Goldberg Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Psychiatry University of Texas, South West Medical Center
Host: Phil LoGrasso
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Biosynthesis of Cyclic Peptide Antibiotics
Speaker: Wilfred van der Donk Professor of Chemistry University of Illinoi, Urbana-Champagne
Host: Ben Shen
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: The Chemical Language of Worms: A Modular Library of Small Molecule Signals
Speaker: Frank Schroeder Research Group Leader, Boyce Thompson Institute Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University
Host: Matthew Gill
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Lung and Pancreatic Cancer
Speaker: Julien Sage Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cancer Biology) and of Genetics Stanford University
Host: Joseph Kissel
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Michael VanNieuwenhze Associate Professor, Chemistry Indiana University, Bloomington
Host: William Roush
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Allosteric modulators of protein-protein interactions.
Speaker: Anna Mapp Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Program in Chemical Biology.. University of Michigan
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Progress and challenges in developing novel therapeutics for the most common known causes of Parkinson’s disease: GBA and LRRK2
Speaker: Warren Hirst Associate Research Fellow and Group Leader in the Neurodegeneration & Neurologic Diseases Department in the Pfizer Neuroscience Research Unit.
Host: Phil LoGrasso
Location: B158
  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Time:3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Title: Innovation in Kinase Inhibitor Drug Discovery: Evolution of a Drug Target Class
Speaker: Joel Barrish, Ph.D. Vice President Head of Discovery Chemistry Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: B158
  
Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Discovery and Surprises with Small Molecules
Speaker: Erick Carreira Professor of Organic Chemistry ETH Zürich Nobel Laureate Signature Award
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: Auditorium
  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Sequencing Antibody Repertoires to Decipher Pathogenic Mechanisms in Rhuematoid Arthritis
Speaker: William Robinson Associate Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology) Stanford School of Medicine
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Muscle stem cell aging: Notch signaling, p53, and mitotic catastrophe
Speaker: Thomas Rando Academic Appointments: Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences Stanford School of Medicine Member of Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Host: Paul Robbins
Location: B159
  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: No Strain, No Gain: Advances in the Synthesis And Use of Cyclobutanes
Speaker: M. Kevin Brown, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Synthetic Chemistry Indiana University
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: **Room Change to A116 **
  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Chemical Approaches to Understand Protein Lipidation and Oxidation
Speaker: Brent Martin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Michigan
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Chemical Signaling in Nematodes
Speaker: Rebecca Butcher Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Florida
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: The sensory neurons of touch
Speaker: David Ginty, PH.D. Professor of Neurobiology Howard Hughes Medical Institute Harvard Medical School Department of Neurobiology
Host: Baoji Xu
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Title: Harnessing 'Noise' in Gene Expression for Therapy
Speaker: Leor Weinberger, PH.D. Associate Investigator Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics University of California, San Francisco
Host: Susana Valente
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Measuring Senescence in People
Speaker: Norman E. Sharpless, MD Professor of Medicine & Genetics Chair, The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center UNC School of Medicine UNC Chapel Hill
Host: Paul Robbins
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: From MLPCN to ozanimod: The therapeutic adventures of Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Speaker: Hugh Rosen, MD, Ph.D. Professor Department of Chemical Physiology The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, California
Host: Patrick Griffin
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Novel GPCR and Arrestin Mutant Mouse Models for Metabolic Research
Speaker: Jürgen Wess, Ph.D. Chief, Molecular Signaling Section Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry NIH-NIDDK
Host: Laura Bohn
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Metabotropic glutamate receptors and maladaptive neuroplasticity in addiction and PTSD
Speaker: Marek Schwendt, PhD Assistant Professor, Psychology Department Interim Director, IDS Neurobiological Sciences College of Liberal Arts & Sciences University of Florida
Host: Kirill Martemyanov
Location: B158
  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: The Sound of Silence: Mechanotransduction, Auditory Perception, and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Deafness
Speaker: Ullrich Mueller, PH.D. Chairman Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience The Scripps Research Institute California Campus
Host: Damon Page
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Virus v. Life: A case of small RNA - and protein-based defenses
Speaker: Benjamin R. tenOever Professor Microbiology Mount Sinai Hospital
Host: Michael Farzan & Hyeryun Choe
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Endogenous Modulation of Transcriptional Programs: Implications for Understanding and Treating Cardiometabolic Disorders
Speaker: Jorge Plutzky, MD Director, The Vascular Disease Prevention Program Co-Director, Preventative Cardiology Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital
Host: Patrick Griffin
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Molecular etiology and microbial triggers of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
Speaker: Sergei Koralov, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology New York University School of Medicine
Host: Mark Sundrud
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Influence of Tissue Environment on Macrophage Identity and Function
Speaker: Christopher K. Glass, MD, PH.D. Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Professor of Medicine University of California, San Diego Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine School of Medicine
Host: Laura Solt
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Elaboration of Neural Connectivity
Speaker: Alex L. Kolodkin, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Host: Brock Grill
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD Professor & Chair UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering University of North Carolina North Carolina State University
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Targeted therapy of B-cell malignancies
Speaker: Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD Senior Investigator Laboratory of Lymphoid Malignancies National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health
Host: Christoph Rader
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Richard J. Kuhn Professor, Department Head Gerald and Edna Mann Director of the Bindley Bioscience Center Department of Biological Sciences Purdue University
Host: Timothy Tellinghuisen
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Stephen Goff Higgins Professor of Biochemistry Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Columbia University Medical Center
Host: Susana Valente
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBD
Speaker: Vamsi Mootha, Ph.D. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Department of Systems Biology Harvard Medical School Departments of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Host: Pat Griffin & Laura Solt
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBD
Speaker: Lisa Stowers Associate Professor Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience The Scripps Research Institute California Campus
Host: William Ja
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Charles Patrick Lusk, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Cell Biology Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT
Host: Brock Grill
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Daniel Klionsky, PhD Professor Life Sciences Institute University of Michigan
Host: Shuji Kishi
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Steven A. Siegelbaum, Ph.D. Chair of Neuroscience and Professor of Pharmacology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Columbia University Medical Center
Host: Sathiya Putthanveettil
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Patrick Seale, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Host: Anutosh Chakraborty
Location: B158
  

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Qing F. Fan, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University
Host: Patricia McDonald
Location: B158
  

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: James Williamson, PhD Vice President of Academic Affairs The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, CA
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Kimberly Huber, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience UT Southwestern Medical Center Endowed Title: Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Medical Research
Host: Damon Page
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Steve Kay, Ph.D, D.Sc. President The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Laura Solt / Patrick Griffin
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Kevan Shokat, PhD Professor and Chair Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Howard Hughes Investigator University of California San Francisco
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Guoping Feng, PhD Investigator, McGovern Institute Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Baoji Xu
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Susan L. Ackerman, PhD Principal Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute The Jackson Laboratory
Host: Min Guo
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Michael Greenberg, PhD Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology Department of Neurobiology Harvard Medical School
Host: Ron Davis
Location: B158