Spring 2011 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2011 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

1/12


1/17
(Monday, 12:30 p.m. in the Mellon Institute Social Room)
Ilana Witten, Ph.D., Stanford University
The Neuromodulatory Control of Reward: an Optogenetic Investigation
Alison Barth, Ph.D.
1/19 DJ Kleinbaum (CMU Biological Sciences '05) and Brian Frezza (CMU Computational Biology '05), Emerald Therapeutics
Liquid Information Processors as Next Generation Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Maggie Braun, Ph.D.
1/24
(Monday, 12:30 p.m.)
Co-sponsored by the CNBC
Spencer Smith, Ph.D., The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London
Maps in Neocortex
Alison Barth, Ph.D.
1/26
Bernardo Lemos, Ph.D., Harvard University Heterochromatin and Population Genomics: Y Variants Tip the Chromatin Balance
A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
2/2 John Pool, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Population Genomic Insights into Natural Selection and Altitude Adaptation

A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
2/7
(Monday)
Praveen Sethupathy, Ph.D., NIH/NHGRI
Integrative Genomic Approaches for Mapping the cis-regulatory Landscape of Human Pancreatic Islets A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
2/16 No Seminar due to Bioimaging Day


2/17
(Thursday, Mellon Institute Social Room)
Co-sponsored by the CNBC
Kevin Bender, Ph.D., Oregon Hearing Research Center/Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
A Novel Role for Calcium in Neuronal Signaling
Alison Barth, Ph.D.
2/22
(Tuesday)
Jesse Gray, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
How do Transcriptional Networks Rewire Neuronal Circuits?
A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
2/28
(Monday, 12:30 p.m.)
David Margolis, Ph.D., Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich
Stability and Plasticity of Cortical Circuit Dynamics
Alison Barth, Ph.D.
3/2
William Costerton, Ph.D., Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, West Penn Allegheny Health System Microbial Biofilms in Nature and Disease
Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
3/9
Mark Histed, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Connecting Cortical Representations to Behavior
Alison Barth, Ph.D.
3/16
Jian Lu, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University Function and Evolution of Small RNA Targeting A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
3/23
Wah Chiu, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine

Visualizing Chaperonin in Different Functional States by Cryo-EM

Russell Schwartz, Ph.D.
3/30
Joel McManus, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Drosophila A. Javier Lopez, Ph.D.
4/6
Eric Ahrens, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
In vivo Cytometry: An MRI-based Approach to Quantitatively Study Cell Trafficking and Function


4/13

Co-sponsored by CMU Biomedical Engineering

Shermali Gunawardena, Ph.D., The State University of New York at Buffalo

Deadly Pile-ups on Neuronal
Highways: Investigating Axonal
Transport Defects in
Neurodegeneration
Ge Yang, Ph.D.
4/20

The Margaret Ottie, MM'28 Undergraduate Lecture Series in Biological Sciences

Tony Harris, Ph.D., Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto
Regulation of Epithelial Polarity by the PAR Complex Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
4/27
Dr. Robert Langer, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT
The Future of Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Controlled Drug Delivery
BioSAC
Student Representative: Amy Wang