Spring 2012 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2012 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

1/5 Matthew Smear, Ph.D., HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus

Active Olfaction

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Alison Barth, Ph.D. & the Neurobiology Search Committee
1/11 Aryn Gittis, Ph.D., Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UCSF

Striatal Interneurons and the Regulation of Striatal Output Pathways

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Alison Barth, Ph.D. & the Neurobiology Search Committee
1/18 No Seminar Due to Advisory Board
1/25 David McCormick, Ph.D., Yale University

Cortical Dynamics are Controlled by Inhibition

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Alison Barth, Ph.D.
2/1


2/8


2/15



2/22


2/29



3/1
MI Auditorium
Erik Shapiro, Ph.D., Departments of Diagnostic Radiology, Biomedical Engineering & Yale Stem Cell Center, Yale University School of Medicine

MRI-based Stem and Immune Cell Tracking

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Eric Ahrens, Ph.D.
3/7
Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Chemical Tools for Imaging Proteins and Pathogens

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Eric Ahrens, Ph.D.
3/14
No Seminar Due to Spring Break


3/21
Maxime Dahan, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris; Transcription Imaging Consortium, HHMI, Janelia Farm
Research Center
Investigating the Nuclear Exploration and Target Search of DNA-binding Proteins in Mamallian Cells at the Single Molecule Level

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Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
3/28



4/4

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

Techung Lee, Ph.D., University of Buffalo

Lend me your Stem Cells to Heal my Broken Heart

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BioSAC Student-invited Speaker
Student Representative: Kaitlin Healy
4/11
Becky Seal, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Delineating the Functional Role of Cholinergic-Glutamatergic Co-transmission in the Striatum

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Alison Barth, Ph.D.
4/18
Jennifer Lee, Ph.D., National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

Amyloids in Pathology and Biology: Lessons from α-Synuclein and Pmel17

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Chien Ho, Ph.D. and Gordon Rule, Ph.D.
4/25
Maurice Swanson, Ph.D., University of Florida
Mechanisms of RNA-Mediated Disease

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John Woolford, Ph.D.
5/2
Melissa Rolls, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Staying Alive: Strategies Used by your Neurons to Function as Long as you Do

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Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
5/9
(MI Auditorium)
Luisa Hiller, Ph.D., Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute Sex, War and Rumors: Driving Heterogeneity in Biofilms

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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.