Fall 2015 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2015 Departmental Research Seminar

Seminars are held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at
12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.

Date Speaker Title Host
9/2 Maggie Braun, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar for Senior Undergraduates

Daniel Larson, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Regulation of Transcription and RNA Processing in Single Cells: Understanding Heterogeneity in Gene Expression
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Bob Murphy, Ph.D.

Alex Evilevitch, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Carnegie Mellon University

Biophysics of Herpesvirus infectivity
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
9/30 Jörn Dengjel, Ph.D.
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Proteomic analysis of macromolecular protein complexes in oncogenic cell transformation
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Bob Murphy, Ph.D.
10/14 Vaughn Cooper, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Experimental evolution in bacterial biofilms to understand adaptation during infections
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
10/28 Andres Villu Maricq, Ph.D.
University of Utah

A Mobile Signaling Complex Regulates the Kinesin-Mediated Transport of Synaptic AMPARs
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Adam Linstedt, Ph.D.
11/4 Kim Lewis, Ph.D.
Northeastern University
Antibiotics from the Microbial Dark Matter
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Student-invited Seminar Series
11/11 Ted Dawson, MD, Ph.D
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Unlocking the secrets of Parkinson Disease
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Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.
11/18 Don Morrison, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Streptococcus: a genus addicted to genetic transformation(?)
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
11/25 Thanksgiving Break
12/2 Julia Sero, Ph.D.
Institute for Cancer Research, London
Function Follows Form: Using high-content image analysis to investigate the relationships between cell morphology and gene expression
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Bob Murphy, Ph.D.
12/9 Joseph Reese, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
The Pennsylvania State University

From start to finish: the remarkable functions of the Ccr4-Not complex in the control of gene expression

Joel McManus, Ph.D.
12/16 Robert Froemke, Ph.D.
NYU School of Medicine
Oxytocin, social behavior and excitatory-inhibitory balance Alison Barth, Ph.D.