Spring 2008 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2008 Departmental Research Seminar

Seminars are held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at
3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.





Monday, 1/14
(11:00 a.m.)
Insuk Lee, Ph.D. Network Biology
Approaches to Study Complex Traits
1/16 Wendy Thomas, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle Expanding Our Notion of Protein Regulation: How Mechanical Forces Control Biological Function Bruchez
Thursday, 1/17
(12:30 p.m.)
Chris Fromme, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Insights from a Genetic Disease Affecting Vesicle Coat Protein Assembly Minden
Monday, 1/21
(12:30 p.m.)
Arun Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center Protein Sensors for Membrane Cholesterol Minden
1/23 Allan Spradling, Ph.D., Director, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore Model Organisms to Human Biology: The Drosophila Ovary and its Stem Cells Jones
Thursday, 1/24
(12:30 p.m.)
Manojkumar Puthenveedu, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco Intracellular Trafficking of Signaling Receptorsue Morphology Minden
William Fairbrother, Ph.D.,
Brown University, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Mapping Cis-Elements in the Genome: Development of High Throughput Binding Assays to Query Nucleic Acid/protein Interactions Lopez
Thursday, 1/31
(12:30 p.m.)
Anthony P. Barnes, Ph.D.,
Department of Pharmacology, Neuroscience Center
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Identification of a Signaling Pathway Controlling Neuron Polarity in the Developing Mammalian Cerebral Cortex Minden
Monday, 2/4
(12:30 p.m.)
Brian Chen, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Specificity Minden
2/6 Sally Horne-Badovinac, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Genetic Analysis of Epithelial Morphogenesis: Apico-basal Polarity, Planar Polarity and Organ Shape Minden
Monday, 2/11
(11:00 a.m.)
James Taylor, Ph.D. Making Sense of Genome-scale Data Murphy
Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.,
Baylor College of Medicine
Lou Gehrig, Flies and Worms and the Pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Minden
Monday, 2/18
(12:30 p.m.)
Rajesh Ramachandran, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute Dynamics of Dynamin-membrane Interactions in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis Minden
Thursday, 2/21
(12:30 p.m.)
Andrew Ewald, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco Cellular Mechanisms and Molecular Regulation of Collective Epithelial Migration during Mammary Morphogenesis Minden
Monday, 2/25
(11:00 a.m.)
Kevin Chen, Ph.D., New York University Macro- and Micro-evolution of Gene Regulation Mediated by MicroRNAs Murphy
Roy Parker, Ph.D., University of Arizona The Eukaryotic mRNA Cycle:
P-bodies and the Control of mRNA
Translation and Degradation
Monday, 3/3
(11:00 a.m.)
Han Liang, Ph.D., University of Chicago MicroRNA Regulation in Humans: A View of Systems Biology Murphy
3/5 Stefan Zappe, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Neural Stem Cell Engineering for Therapeutic Applications Schwartz
Thursday, 3/6
(12:30 p.m.)
Marc Hammarlund, Ph.D., University of Utah A Genetic Analysis of Axon Degeneration and Regeneration Minden
Monday, 3/10
(11:00 a.m.)
Philip Kim, Ph.D., Columbia University Jumping Scales: How 3D Structures and Molecular Genetics Meet in Protein Networks Murphy
3/12 Spring Break
Monday, 3/17
(11:00 a.m.)
Olivier Elementos, Ph.D., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University Decoding the Regulatory Genome Murphy
4/2 Manuel Ares, Jr., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz Global Analysis of Alternative Splicing Woolford
4/9 Robert Reenan, Ph.D., Brown University, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Travels with RNA: In Search of Shape and Behavior in Hyperspace Lopez
4/16 Kristen Verhey, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School Road Signs for Motor Protein Transport Hackney
4/23 Barry Connors, Ph.D., Brown University, Department of Neuroscience Electrical Synapses in the Mammalian Brain Student Invited Seminar Series (SISS)
4/30 Computational Biology Symposium Biochemistry in the Cell Schwartz
5/7 Julie Phillippi, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Cardiac Surgery Division Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Ascending Aortic Aneurysms in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients Student Invited Seminar Series (SISS)