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External Seminar Series


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Unbiased Combinatorial Approach for Targeting Non-Conventional Biomarkers in Cancer
Speaker: Gomika Udugamasooriya, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy University of Houston
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Biology of Bedtime; Understanding Circadian Rhythms and Sleep
Speaker: Amita Sehgal, PhD John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience Howard Hughes Medical Institute Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Host: William Ja
Location: B158
  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Alterations in protein translation and neurological disease
Speaker: Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator The Jackson Laboratory
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: A Semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet
Speaker: Floyd E. Romesberg, Ph.D. Professor Department of Chemistry The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, CA
Host: Thomas Kodadek
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Epigenetic Changes and Somatic Retrotransposition in Cellular Senescence and Aging
Speaker: John M. Sedivy, Ph.D. Hermon C. Bumpus Chair in Biology Professor of Medical Science Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Brown University
Host: Paul Robbins
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Tumor Suppression by the Fbw7 Ubiquitin Ligase: Mechanisms and Opportunities
Speaker: Bruce E. Clurman, MD, Ph.D. Associate Director Interdisciplinary and Translational Science Jose Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, Washington
Host: Louis Scampavia & Tim Spicer
Location: B158
  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time:3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Title: Designing ATR inhibitors for cancer: targeting a synthetic lethality in the DNA damage response
Speaker: Novartis Chemical Science Lecture featuring: Dr. Robert Aversa Research Investigator, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Host: Ben Shen
Sponsor: Novartis
Location: B158
  
Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Cell-Penetrating Miniproteins
Speaker: Gregory Verdine, PhD Erving Professor of Chemistry Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Harvard University and Harvard Medical School President and Chief Executive Officer Fogpharma and Lifetime Therapeutics
Host: Ben Shen
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Montana State University
Host: Katrin Karbstein
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Structure-based prediction of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions on a genome-wide scale
Speaker: Barry Honig, PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular BioPhysics, Systems Biology and Medicine Director of the Center for Computational Biology and BioInformatics Columbia University Medical Center Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Tina Izard
Location: TBD
  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Liqun Luo, Ph.D. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Professor of Biology, Stanford University Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Host: Brock Grill
Location: B158
  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Casey T. Weaver, M.D. Professor Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Microbiology University of Alabama at Birmingham
Host: Matthew Pipkin
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Stephen D. Nimer, Director Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, Florida
Host: Christoph Rader
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Drew Weissman, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine, Immunology, and Cell and Molecular Biology University of Pennsylvania
Host: Michael Farzan
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Paul L. Modrich, Ph.D. James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry Duke University HHMI Investigator Nobel Laureate, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2015
Host: Derek Duckett
Location: B158
  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Gary L. Johnson, Ph.D. Kenan Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Pharmacology University of Colorado Medical School
Host: Joseph Kissill and Kirill Martemyanov
Location: B158
  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Julian Davies, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Microbiology & Immunology Faculty of Science The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Host: Ben Shen
Location: B158
  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: "Peptidomimetic approaches inspired by natural products"
Speaker: Juan Del Valle, Ph.D. University of South Florida, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Erik Dent, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Host: Brock Grill
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Jeff Aube, Ph.D. Jeff Aube, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC
Host: Laura Bohn
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Title: Metabolic and Immune Control of NASH-Driven Liver Tumorigenesis
Speaker: Michael Karin, PhD Professor University of California, San Diego Department of Pharmacology
Host: Jun li Luo
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBD
Speaker: Adam Abate, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, Associate Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy, Department of Bioengineering
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Interrogation of gut microbiomes with chemical probes and MS proteomics
Speaker: Dennis Wolan, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBD
Speaker: Ratmir Derda, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Derda Research Group
Host: Brian Paegel
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar
  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: TBA
Speaker: Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D. Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Host: Laura Solt
Location: B158
Notes: Graduate Program Seminar