Spring 2016 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2016 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
1/12 Andy Cameron, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Computational
Regulatory Genomics,

Beckman Institute
Sea Urchin Regulome
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Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
2/22 Christine Constantinople, Ph.D.
Princeton University

Two-photon imaging during decision-making in rats
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Alison Barth, Ph.D.
2/24 Linda Van Aelst, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Labs
Mechanisms of Axo-Axonic Synapse Formation in the Neocortex
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Sandra Kuhlman, Ph.D.
3/9 Spring Break - No Seminar
3/15

Wei-Chung Lee, Ph.D.
Neurobiology
, Harvard Medical School

Functional Neuronal Assemblies for Information Processing
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Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
3/16 Peggy Cotter, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
*The Margaret Ottie, MM'28 Undergraduate Lecture Series in Biological Sciences*

Contact-Dependent Signal Transduction in Burkholderia
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
3/23 Kristian Baker, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
RNA Quality Control - novel insights into targeting of substrates to the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway
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Joel McManus, Ph.D.
3/30 Sacha Nelson, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
Physiological Genomics of Neuronal Cell Types
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Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.

3/31

*10:30 a.m.

Raju Tomer, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Rapid high-resolution mapping of intact brains structure and function
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Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
4/6 Anthony Richardson, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Immunometabolism and Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
4/13 Hari Shroff, Ph.D.
NIH/NIBIB
High speed biological imaging at and beyond the diffraction limit
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Fred Lanni, Ph.D.
4/20 Josh Huang, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Labs
Genetic dissection of cortical circuit organization and assembly - chandeliers light up pyramids
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Alison Barth, Ph.D.
4/27

Charles Sindelar, Ph.D.
Yale University

One tiny step for kinesin, one slightly less tiny step for motor mechanics
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David Hackney, Ph.D.
5/4 Xue Han, Ph.D.
Boston University
Tools and Principles to Understand Neural Networks of Parkinson’s Disease
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Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
5/11
*2:00PM
Matthew Sachs, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

Gene Regulation Through the Control of Ribosome Movement
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Joel McManus, Ph.D.