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.

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

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
1/19

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
1/24
(Monday)
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
1/27
(Thursday)
Zhenglong Gu, Stanford University
(held in MI Social Room)
"Evolution of duplicate genes and evolution of laboratory yeast" Minden
1/31
(Monday)
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
2/7
(Monday)
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
2/17
(Thursday)
Daniela Zarnescu, Emory University
(held in MI Social Room)
"Fragile X protein couples to cell polarity complexes" Minden
2/21
(Monday)
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"
Jones
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
3/25
(Friday)
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
4/19
(Tuesday)
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
4/26
(Tuesday)
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"