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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).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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