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Cell & Molecular Biology Affinity Group

2015 Seminars

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences (unless otherwise noted).


Reversible stress-induced RNA/protein granules
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2p

Dr. D. Allan Drummond
Assistant Professor, Depts. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Gordon Center for Integrative Science , University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Host: Dr. Eros Lazzerini Denchi
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Navigating the cellular landscape through new imaging technologies
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 2p

Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Chief, Section on Organelle Biology, Cell Biology and Metabolism Program, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892

Host: Dr. Sergio Daniel Catz
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Dissecting the molecular basis for circadian timekeeping
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2p

Dr. Carrie Partch
Assistant Professor, PBSci-Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

Host: Dr. Katja Lamia
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Altered programming of skeletal muscle-resident stem cells causes regenerative failure and heterotopic ossification
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1:00

Dr. David Goldhamer
Professor, Associate Director, UCONN Stem Cell Institute, University of Connecticut, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UConn Stem Cell Institute, Storrs, CT

Host: Dr. Anastasia Kralli and Dr. Alessandra Sacco from Sanford Bunham
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu; asacco@sanfordburnham.edu
Location: Auditorium of Building 12 at SBMRI
Sponsored by co-hosted by CMBAG and San Diego Skeletal Muscle Research Center (SDMRC)


Advances in quantitative morphology for cell and systems biology – efficient and high-throughput sensing of 3D data sets using nanoscale morphomics.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2p

Dr. John Lucocq
John Milton Lucocq, M.D., Ph.D., Reader in Medicine, School of Medicine, Medical & Biological Sciences, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, United Kingdom,

Host: Dr. Velia Fowler
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: MBB Committee Lecture Hall (MBB2N)
Sponsored by CMBAG


Exploiting cancer’s addiction to deregulated G1/S transcription
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2p

Dr. Rob de Bruin
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lmcb/research-group/rob-de-bruin-research-group),

Host: Dr. Paul Russell
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu / lmadden@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. keck Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Rodent in vivo Imaging at the Sanford Consortium: Applications and Logistics for TSRI Placed Imaging Studies
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:30p

Dr. Patrick McConville
CSO/SVP and MICS Director, Molecular Imaging, Inc.,

Host: Dr. Velia Fowler
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu / annacrie@scripps.edu
Location: The W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Phenotype-driven Approaches to Gene Discovery: Rasa3 and Inherited Anemia in scat Mice
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00p

Dr. Luanne Peters
Professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, MI

Host: Drs. Velia Fowler & Karsten Sauer
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu / dcarlson@scripps.edu
Location: MB Committee Lecture Hall
Sponsored by MCBAG and Immunology


Homologous Recombination in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Predisposition
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:30

Dr. Ralph Scully
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Center for Life Sciences, Boston

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


mRNA and tRNA modifications in the regulation of gene expression
Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 3:30p

Dr. Tao Pan
Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Committee on Microbiology, University of Chicago

Host: Dr. Xiang-Lei Yang
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CMBAG


Mechanisms and Functions of RNA Silencing Pathways
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30p

Dr. Phillip D. Zamore
Gretchen Stone Cook Professor of Biomedical Sciences,, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Co-Director RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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


Exploiting riboswitches to study and manipulate bacterial signaling
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:30p

Dr. Ming Chen Hammond
Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Host: Dr. Ian MacRae
Contact: ellab@scripps.edu
Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Sponsored by CBMAG and Chemistry