Spring 2005 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2005 Departmental Research Seminar

Seminars are held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at
12:30 on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.





1/12 Traci Hall, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institute of Health "More than one way to recognize an RNA: Structural insight into post-transcriptional gene regulation" Rule

Peter Strick, University of Pittsburgh

"Unraveling the circuitry of the central nervous system with rabies virus - cerebellar loops with the cerebral cortex as an example" Crowley
Danette Daniels, Stanford University "Transcriptional regulation of the Wnt signaling pathway" Minden
1/26 William Sullivan, University of California at Santa Cruz "Cytokinesis, centrosomes, and membrane traffic" Minden
Zhenglong Gu, Stanford University
(held in MI Social Room)
"Evolution of duplicate genes and evolution of laboratory yeast" Minden
Jeanne Hardy, Sunesis, San Francisco "Discovery of an allosteric site in the caspases using thiol-directed ligands" Minden
2/2 Lance Davidson,
University of Virginia
"Mechanics of morphogenesis: tissue architecture, cell motility, and the forces that shape the embryo" Minden
Benjamin Eaton, UCSF "Cellular mechanisms of synaptic stability and their relevance to neurodegenerative disease" Minden
2/9 Fulvio Reggiori, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor "Membrane trafficking during autophagosome formation" Minden
2/16 No Seminar - Advisory Board
Daniela Zarnescu, Emory University
(held in MI Social Room)
"Fragile X protein couples to cell polarity complexes" Minden
Andrey Krasilnikov,
Northwestern University
"Structural diversity in homologous RNAs: Two types of the specificity domain of RNase P ribozyme" Minden
2/23 Eric Xing, Dept. of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon< Science at the Interface:
"In silico motif detection under complex genomic and evolutionary context
- new Bayesian models motivated from biological principles"
3/9 No Seminar - Spring Break
3/14 Veronica Hinman,
California Institute of Technology
"Developmental gene regulatory network architectures across 500 MY of echinoderm evolution" Minden
3/16 Andrew Murray, Harvard University "Speciation in the laboratory: evolving the mating preference of budding yeast" Sandra Zimmerman
3/23 The Margaret Ottie Lecture Series Speaker:
Michael Rout
, The Rockefeller University
"Nuclear pore complexes: the hole picture?" Woolford
Karina Cramer, University of California, Irvine
(held in MI 115 at noon)
"Eph proteins and auditory system development" Urban
3/30 John Bergeron, McGill University "Proteomics of the early secretory pathway" Lee
4/13 Christopher Langmead, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon CANCELLED Jones
Rajesh Naik, Biotechnology Group Leader, Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
"The bio-nano interface: biological approaches to material science" Jones
4/20 Stephan Zappe, Stanford University “MEMS-based technologies for biological research: high-throughput Drosophila embryo RNAi screen” Murphy
Computational Biology Symposium   Schwartz
4/27 Elly Nedivi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women in Science Seminar:
"CPG2: A brain- and synapse-specific protein that regulates the endocytosis of glutamate receptors"