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External Seminar Series


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Engineered Human Microvasculature: Compsoite Cellular and Matrix Structures Regulate Leukocyte
Speaker: Angelica Gonzalez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yale University
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Therapeutic Potential of Kappa Opioids in Pain and Addiction
Speaker: Charles Chavkin Professor of Pharmacology University of Washington
Host: Kirill Martemyanov
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Using the Mechanism of Collagenolysis to Develop Novel Matrix Metalloproteinase Probes
Speaker: Gregg Fields Professor and Chair, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, FAU, Jupiter Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Scripps Florida
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Developing a Discovery Platform for Novel Electrophilic Probes: Emerging Chemotypes in Chemical Biology
Speaker: Paul Hanson Professor of Chemistry University of Kansas
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Broad Neutralization of Viral Pathogens and Implications for Vaccine Design
Speaker: Ian Wilson Hansen Professor of Structural Biology Chair, Dept. of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology Scripps, La Jolla
Host: Kendall Nettles
Location: B159
  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Moving and Removing Mitochondria in Axons
Speaker: Thomas Schwarz Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology in the Department of Neurology Harvard University
Host: Brock Grill
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Single-Molecule Imaging of GPCR Organization in Living Cells
Speaker: Jonathan Javitch Lieber Professor of Experimental Therapeutics in Psychiatry and Professor of Pharmacology (in the Center for Molecular Recognition and in Physiology & Cellular Biophysics) Columbia University
Host: Kirill Martemyanov
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time:5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Title: Genome and Epigenome Editing for Gene Therapy, Regenerative Medicine & Disease Modeling
Speaker: Charles Gersbach Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Duke University
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: Rodney B. Fink Auditorium
  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Continous Flow Multistep Synthesis
Speaker: Timothy Jamison Professor of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Cannabis, Neurodevelopment and Psychiatric Vulnerability
Speaker: Yasmin Hurd Professor of Psychiatry/Neuroscience Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Host: Courtney Miller
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Genomic approaches to understand RNA regulation in neuromuscular disease.
Speaker: Eric T. Wang Principal Investigator B.A., Biochemistry - Harvard College Ph.D., Medical Engineering/Medical Physics, Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics - Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
Host: Matthew Disney
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Sensory signaling in C. elegans: what can’t a worm sense?
Speaker: X. Z. Shawn Xu Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences in the Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan. He is also Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at U-M Medical School
Host: Seth Tomchik
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Interstrand cross-links derived from abasic sites in duplex DNA: candidates for endogenous DNA lesions that drive aging and neurodegeneration?
Speaker: Kent Gates Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Missouri, Columbia
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Assembly and properties of stress granules and P-bodies in eukaryotic cells.
Speaker: Roy Parker Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dr. Parker is also a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and the Cech-Leinwand Endowed Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: George Georgiou Professor, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology UT Austin
Host: Michael Farzan/Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Synaptic Serotonin and Autism: Insights into Novel Therapies from SERT Regulatory Networks
Speaker: Randy Blakely Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry Director, Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research & Postdoctoral Training Program in Functional Neurogenomics Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Host: Ron Davis
Location: B158
  

Friday, May 8, 2015

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria
Speaker: Dale Boger Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry Department of Chemistry and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology Chairman, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Scott Snyder
Location: Rodney B. Fink Auditorium
  

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