Fall 2014 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2014 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
8/27 Carrie Doonan & John Woolford Making the Most of Your Senior Year
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9/3 Justin Fay, Ph.D.
Washington University's School of Medicine
Domestication and Diversification of Wine Yeast
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Joel McManus, Ph.D.
9/10 No seminar this week
9/17 Qian-Quan Sun, Ph.D.
University of Wyoming
Bad Sleep in Activity-Dependent BDNF Mutant Mouse: A Window into Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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Alison Barth, Ph.D
9/24 Neil Hukriede, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Department of Developmental Biology
Kidney Development, Regeneration and Small Molecules
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Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
10/1 John Murray, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Using the C. elegans Lineage to Decode Development
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David Hackney, Ph.D
10/8 Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr., Ph.D.
Columbia University Department of Chemistry
The Structural Dynamics of Translation Initiation
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Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
10/15 Nicole Calakos, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
To Do Or Not To Do: Striatal synaptic and circuit contributions to repetitive “OCD-like” behaviors
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Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.
10/22 Dennis Kostka, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology
Analyzing gene regulation across evolution, development, and differentiation
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Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
10/29 Jian Yu, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Radiation Oncology,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute 
A Journey into Death Mechanisms of Intestinal Stem Cells
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Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
11/5 Nina Salama, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Bacterial Adaptations to Life in the Stomach
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
11/12 James Casanova, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Arf family GTPases in the control of neuronal and non-neuronal endocytic pathways Manoj Puthenveedu, Ph.D.
11/19 Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Benaroya Research Institute
Comparative Genomics and the Evo-Devo of Innovation Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday
12/3 Catherine Dulac, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Student-invited Seminar
12/10 Nicholas Priebe, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Sandra Kuhlman, Ph.D.