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Cell & Molecular Biology Affinity Group

2012 Seminar Schedule

THURSDAYS, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences (unless otherwise noted).


Role of Sweet Taste Receptors in Adipocyte Differentiation and Metabolism
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Ormond A. MacDougald
John A. Faulkner, Collegiate Professor of Physiology,, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Brehm Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Host: Dr. Enrique Saez
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by MCBAG


Mitochondria, the More the Merrier
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:45p

Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski
Alicia J. Kowaltowski, MD, PhD. , Department of Biochemistry. , University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil,

Host: Dr. Claudio Joazeiro
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: MB Committee Lecture Hall
Sponsored by MCBAG


Mechanisms of 40S Ribosome Maturation
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 4p

Dr. Katrin Karbstein
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida

Host: Dr. Curt Wittenberg
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: MB Committee Lecture Hall
Sponsored by MCBAG
Karbstein Graphical Abstract


Protein tuning of ligand pathways and metal centers in the heme-copper terminal oxidases
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Olof Einarsdottir
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department , UC Santa Cruz

Host: Dr. Dave Stout
Contact: pamelahb@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by SGAG/MCBAG


New Opportunities for Personalized Medicine to Treat Misfolding Disease Using Organoids
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Jeffrey Beekman
Principal Investigator, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology / Immunology, Centre for Molecular and Cellular Intervention, University Medical Center Utrecht, Member of the Eureka Institute for Translational Research , Utrecht, The Nethe

Host: Dr. William E. Balch
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: MB Committee Lecture Hall
Sponsored by MCBAG


From muscle to the inner ear: cytoplasmic actins in cellular function and disease
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:00p

Dr. James M. Ervasti
Professor, University of Minnesota, National Skeletal Muscle Research Center

Host: Dr. Velia Fowler
Contact: Lorraine Lathrop
Location: CARRB - 3215 Merryfield Row, Room CB107
Sponsored by MCBAG


New Insights into Dynactin Structure and Function
Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Trina A. Schroer
Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Host: Dr. Ron Milligan
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by MCBAG


Mediator of Transcription Regulation: structural and functional interactions
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Yuichiro Takagi
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Host: Dr. Francisco Asturias
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by MCBAG and SCAGS


Springy steps: the role of inter-head tension in kinesin walking
Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. William O. Hancock
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University , PA

Host: Dr. Sandra Encalada


DNA makes RNA makes heterochromatin:  silencing in fission yeast
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Hiten Madhani
Biochemistry and Biophysics , UCSF

Host: Dr. Supryia Srinivasan


Mechanisms and regulation of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Raymond J. Deshaies
Professor, Caltech, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Division of Biology

Host: Dr. Curt Wittenberg


Consequences of aneuploidy
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Angelika Amon
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Host: Dr. Curt Wittenberg


A chemical biology approach to developing modulators for mitochondrial biogenesis
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 3:30p

Dr. Carla Koehler
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

Host: Dr. Luke Wiseman