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Upcoming Seminars & Events

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spotlight Series - Innovative CMU Faculty Teaching
Transforming Courses by Infusing Active Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning
Biological Sciences professor Maggie Braun will share her experiences implementing inquiry-based learning strategies to facilitate students' critical thinking during an introductory lab course.
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12:30 p.m.
Connan Room, UC
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Departmental Seminar
Dennis Kostka, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Analyzing gene regulation across evolution, development, and differentiation"
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12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Journal Club
Lina Song
"Divide and Conquer: From Pan- to Isoform-Specific Sensor for GalNAc Transferases"
Dr. Hayder Ali Samaka, Visiting Scientist
"Regulators of Candida Drug Responses during Infection"
Aaron Karako, Associate Program Manager - CRDF Global
"International Research Partnerships"
3:30 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Doctoral-level Training Areas

Recent Publications

Desai JV, Mitchell AP, Andes DR. Fungal Biofilms, Drug Resistance, and Recurrent Infection. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Oct 1;4(10).

Saini SG, Liu C, Zhang P, Lee TH. Membrane tethering by the atlastin GTPase depends on GTP hydrolysis but not on forming the crossover configuration. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Sep 24.

Gamalinda M, Woolford JL Jr. Deletion of L4 domains reveals insights into the importance of ribosomal protein extensions in eukaryotic ribosome assembly. RNA. 2014 Sep 22.

Blankenship JR, Cheng S, Woolford CA, Xu W, Johnson TM, Rogers PD, Fanning S, Nguyen MH, Clancy CJ, Mitchell AP. Mutational analysis of essential septins reveals a role for septin-mediated signaling in filamentation. Eukaryot Cell. 2014 Sep 12.

Kunttas-Tatli E, Roberts DM, McCartney BM. Self-association of the APC tumor suppressor is required for the assembly, stability, and activity of the Wnt signaling destruction complex. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Sep 10.

Cheatle Jarvela AM, Hinman V. A Method for Microinjection of Patiria minata Zygotes. J Vis Exp. 2014 Sep 1;(91).


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