Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Aaron Mitchell Named Department Head

Aaron Mitchell has been named head of the Department of Biological Sciences. He has been serving as acting department head for the the last year. A member of the Carnegie Mellon ... Read More »

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Monday, May 9, 2016

Seniors Honors Thesis Defense

Zeyu Hu
"Genetic Identification of the Primary Sensory Afferents That Express the Kappa Opioid Receptor"

Miranda Munoz
"Cerebral Spinal Fluid Cortisol Mediates Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Effects on Mortality Prediction after TBI"

Jamie Zhan
"Investigating the pH-Dependence of Kinesin Head-Tail Binding"
2:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Social Room

Monday, May 9, 2016

M.S. Thesis Defense for the degree of Master of Science in Computational Biology

Linglin Huang

"Analyze brain gene coexpression patterns using semi-supervised community detection"
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3:00 p.m.
GHC 7501

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Departmental Seminar

Matthew Sachs
Texas A&M University

"Gene Regulation Through the Control of Ribosome Movement"
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2:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Journal Club

Michael Passineau
"Title TBA"
Pieter Spealman
"Comparative translatomics reveal a conserved class of noncanonical uORFs in yeast"

3:30 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Department of Biological Sciences

Commencement Ceremony

12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Auditorium

Recent Publications

Mitchell AP. Microbiology: Fungus produces a toxic surprise. Nature (2016). 2016 Mar 30.

Kormuth KA, Woolford JL Jr, Armitage BA. Homologous PNA Hybridization to Noncanonical DNA G-Quadruplexes. Biochemistry. 2016 Mar 29;55(12):1749-57.

Pafundo DE, Nicholas MA, Zhang R, Kuhlman SJ. Top-Down-Mediated Facilitation in the Visual Cortex Is Gated by Subcortical Neuromodulation. J Neurosci. 2016 Mar 9;36(10):2904-14

Xu W, Solis NV, Filler SG, Mitchell AP. Gene Expression Profiling of Infecting Microbes Using a Digital Bar-coding Platform. J Vis Exp. 2016 Jan 13;(107).

Yu Y, Lee HC, Chen KC, Suhan J, Qiu M, Ba Q, Yang G. Inner membrane fusion mediates spatial distribution of axonal mitochondria. Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 8;6:18981

Mitchell AP. The New Shape of EC. Eukaryot Cell. 2015 Dec;14(12):1151-2.

Chandrasekaran S, Navlakha S, Audette NJ, McCreary DD, Suhan J, Bar-Joseph Z, Barth AL. Unbiased, High-Throughput Electron Microscopy Analysis of Experience-Dependent Synaptic Changes in the Neocortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Dec 16;35(50):16450-62.

Johnson GR, Li J, Shariff A, Rohde GK, Murphy RF. Automated Learning of Subcellular Variation among Punctate Protein Patterns and a Generative Model of Their Relation to Microtubules. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Dec 1;11(12):e1004614.

Cheetham CE, Grier BD, Belluscio L. Bulk regional viral injection in neonatal mice enables structural and functional interrogation of defined neuronal populations throughout targeted brain areas. Front Neural Circuits. 2015 Nov 5;9:72.

Spealman P, Wang H, May G, Kingsford C, McManus CJ. Exploring Ribosome Positioning on Translating Transcripts with Ribosome Profiling. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1358:71-97.

Stolzer M, Siewert K, Lai H, Xu M, Durand D. 2015. Event inference in multidomain families with phylogenetic reconciliation. BMC Bioinformatics, Oct 2;16 Suppl 14:S8


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