Spring 2009 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2009 Departmental Research Seminar

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





Joel Rothman, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Life, Death and the Architecture of Regulatory Switches in C. Elegans Adam Linstedt, Ph.D.

Monday, 1/19
(12:30 p.m.)

Li-Na Wei, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School
Signaling Pathways Regulating the Action of Nuclear Receptors
and Coregulators
Adam Linstedt, Ph.D.
Thursday, 1/22
(12:30 p.m.)
Julie Canman, Ph.D., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Using Conditional Genetics to Dissect the Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Division Charles Ettensohn, Ph.D.
Monday, 1/26
(12:30 p.m.)
Edwin Munro, Ph.D., University of Washington
Dynamics of Cell Polarization and Morphogenesis in Early Embryos Charles Ettensohn, Ph.D.
Thursday, 1/29
(12:30 p.m.)
Andrew Kusmierczyk, Ph.D., Yale University
A Protein Complex and a Complex Protein:  Insights into the Assembly of the Eukaryotic Proteasome Charles Ettensohn, Ph.D.
Thursday, 2/5
(12:30 p.m.)
Craig Kaplan, Ph.D., Stanford University Medical Center
Mechanism and Regulation of Transcription Elongation by RNA Polymerase II Charles Ettensohn, Ph.D.
Monday, 2/9
(12:30 p.m.)
C. Andrew Frank, Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco
Molecules and Mechanisms Underlying the Rapid Induction and Sustained Expression of Synaptic Homeostasis Charles Ettensohn, Ph.D.
4/1 Johnny Huard, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Regenerative Medicine Based on Muscle Stem Cells: Potential for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration and Repair Tina Lee, Ph.D.
4/8 Brenda Bass, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah
The dsRNA Binding Proteins of RNAi: Lessons of Specificity without Sequence Jason Talkish, representing the SISS committee
4/15 Beth Roman, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
How to Make an Arteriovenous Malformation: Fishing for Answers Adam Linstedt, Ph.D.
4/22 Computational Biology Symposium
Evolution Veronica Hinman, Ph.D. and Russell Schwartz, Ph.D.



Katherine Kalil, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Signaling Mechanisms in Cortical Axon Branching, Growth and Guidance Justin Crowley, Ph.D.