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Seminars: Tuesdays at 4:00pm in Genentech Hall Auditorium

September 13, 2016

Tatiana Kutateladze

University of Colorado

"Molecular mechanisms of the epigenetic regulation"

September 20, 2016

Abby Dernburg

UC Berkeley, HHMI

"A liquid crystalline compartment mediates chromosome-wide control of meiotic recombination."

September 27, 2016

Pierre Léopold

University of Nice

"Growth coordination in Drosophila"

October 11, 2016

Stirling Churchman

Harvard Medical School

"Gene expression regulation at high resolution"

October 25, 2016

Michael Glotzer

University of Chicago

"Positioning the plane of cell division during cytokinesis"

November 2, 2016

Johannes Walter

Harvard, HHMI

"At the intersection of vertebrate DNA replication and repair"

November 15, 2016

David Stern

Janelia Research Campus, HHMI

"The genetic basis for the evolution of Drosophila courtship song"

November 22, 2016

Tim Stearns

Stanford, HHMI

"Amazing things that centrioles do"

November 29, 2016

Ray Deshaies

Caltech, HHMI

"How cells maintain a functional network of SCF/cullinRING ubiquitin ligases"

December 13, 2016

Charalampos Babis Kalodimos

University of Minnesota

"Structural and energetic mechanisms in allosteric regulation of protein kinases"

January 10, 2017

Aaron Gitler


"Expanding mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disease"

January 17, 2017

Jan Carette


"Hunting host determinants for viral infection through genetic knockout screens"

January 24, 2017

Samie Jaffrey


"The dynamic epitranscriptome: Encoding the fate and function of mRNA with reversible nucleotide modifications"

January 31, 2017

***Will Meet in Rock Hall Auditorium (RH 102) at 3:00PM***

Juan Bonifacino

NIH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

"On the Move: Mechanisms and Functions of Lysosome Motility"

February 14, 2017

Andrew Ewald

Johns Hopkins University

"Molecular control of epithelial growth and motility, in development and metastasis"

February 21, 2017

Miriam Goodman


"How Neurons Bend Without Breaking"

February 28, 2017

Liang Feng


"Structure and mechanisms of SWEET sugar transporters"

March 14, 2017

Lu Bai

Penn State University

"Identification and functional study of nucleosome-depleting factors"

March 21, 2017

Bill Sullivan

UC Santa Cruz

"Wolbachia, African-River-blindness and the dark side of symbiosis"

April 11, 2017

Fred Hughson


"Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em: Chaperoning SNARE assembly to control membrane fusion"

April 18, 2017

Michael Laub


“Specificity and Evolution of Protein-Protein Interactions”

April 25, 2017

Allan Drummond

University of Chicago

“Adaptive, autoregulatory phase separation of an RNA-binding protein”

May 9, 2017

*****Talk will be in Mission Hall Room 1400*****

Jonathan Ellman


“Synthesis of Drug Relevant Compounds by C-H Functionalization and the Discovery of PTP Inhibitors”

May 16, 2017

Cliff Brangwynne


“Adaptive, autoregulatory phase separation of an RNA-binding protein”

May 23, 2017

Xin Chen

Johns Hopkins

“Breaking Symmetry— Asymmetric epigenetic inheritance during Drosophila germline stem cell asymmetric division”

May 30, 2017

Arthur Lander

UC Irvine

“Understanding Growth Control”