Spring 2010 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2010 Departmental Research Seminar

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

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

1/13 Takis Benos, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Computational Biology
The Non-coding DNA Strikes Back: DNA Motifs, microRNA Genes and Regulatory Networks Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
1/20


1/27 Sarah Gaffen, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Immunology
Straight from the Mouse's Mouth: Signaling and Biology by a New Cytokine Receptor Family
Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
2/3 Subha Das, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry Expanding the (Bio)Chemical Toolkit: RNA Labeling, Ligation and Splicing Intermediates
Mark Macbeth, Ph.D.
2/10
(Rescheduled for 2/24 due to weather.)
Alex Evilevitch, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics
Biophysics of Viral Infectivity: Matching Genome Length and Virus Size
Russell Schwartz, Ph.D.
2/17 Willi Halfter, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurobiology
Basement Membranes in the Developing and Aging eye Justin Crowley, Ph.D.
2/18
(9 a.m.
2210 Doherty Hall)
Michael Platt, Ph.D., Duke University, Department of Neurobiology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
From Brain to Society: Neuroethology and Neuroeconomics of Social Behavior Undergraduate Student-invited Seminar Speaker
2/24
Alex Evilevitch, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics Biophysics of Viral Infectivity: Matching Genome Length and Virus Size Russell Schwartz, Ph.D.
3/3
Deborah Chapman, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences
Transcriptional Regulation of Mouse Mesoderm Formation by T-box Factors T and Tbx6
Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
3/10
No Seminar Due to Spring Break
3/17



3/24
Lance Davidson, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Unraveling the Physical Mechanics of Morphogenesis

Chuck Ettensohn, Ph.D.
3/31
Ge Yang, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Lane Center for Computational Biology Computational Analysis of Kinesin Dynein Coordination in Cytoskeletal Dynamics
Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
4/6 (10:30 a.m. in the Lane Center Conference Room - Mellon Institute 409)
Inke Näthke, Dundee Cancer Centre, University of Dundee
The Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Protein as a Cytoskeletal Architect in Interphase and Mitosis: Implications for Tissue Organisation and Tumourigenesis Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
4/7
Angelike Stathopoulos, Ph.D., CalTech
Differential Gene Expression within a Field of Cells: Patterning Mechanisms and the Control of Cell Movement in Drosophila Embryos
Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
4/14
Kelvin Gregory, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phenomenology Meets Molecular Ecology: Bacterial Respiration in Electrochemical Cells for Renewable Energy and Environmental Restoration

Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
4/21
Katherine Kalil, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Wnt5a Regulates Cortical Axon Outgrowth and Guidance through Calcium Signaling Mechanisms Justin Crowley, Ph.D.
4/28
Helen Blau, Ph.D., Stanford University
Regulation of Stem Cell Fate
SISS Committee