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Department Seminars

Thursday Series

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology has joined the University Program in Cell and Molecular Biology and the Department of Cell Biology to create a seminar series we refer to as the "Thursday Series." These seminars are held each Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm in 147 Nanaline Duke Building.


2014 - 2015
Date Speaker Title
Sep 4 Rob Wheeler, PhD
University of Maine
Host: Joe Heitman
In vivo fungal-immune
recognition dynamics
Sep 11 Shu-Bin Qian, PhD
Cornell University
Host: Chris Nicchitta
Translational control in stress response revealed by ribosome profiling
Sep 18

Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD
NC State University
Host: Nick Barrows

CRISPR-Cas systems: from adaptive immunity to genome editing

Oct 2 Claudio Hetz Flores, PhD
Biomedical Neuroscience Institute (BNI); University of Chile
Host: Alejandro Aballay

ER proteostasis impairment in neurodegenerative diseases

Oct 9 Stephen Noctor, PhD
UC Davis Health System
Host: Debby Silver

Neuroimmune regulation of prenatal brain development

Oct 16 Ed Miao, MD, PhD
UNC School of Medicine
Host: Jorn Coers

Cytoplasmic LPS activates caspase-11: implications in TLR4-independent endotoxic shock

Oct 23 Patricia Jensen, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Host: Fan Wang
New mouse strains for manipulating genetically defined subpopulations of central noradrenergic neurons
Oct 30 Eric Siggia, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Host: Nicolas Buchler
Recapitulation of early embryonic patterning in human embryonic stem cells using micropatterned colonies
Nov 6 Zemer Gitai, PhD
Princeton University
Host: David Tobin

Mechano-microbiology: Mechanical regulation of bacterial colonization and virulence

Nov 13 Rick Bushman, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Lawrence David
The human virome in health and disease
Nov 20 Shai Shaham, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Host: Stefano Di Talia
A new C. elegans cell death program: Implications for neurodegeneration
Dec 4 Richard Gregory, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms of microRNA regulation in stem cells and cancer  

Dec 18 Phil Soriano, PhD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Host: Blanche Capel
Deconstructing the face, one phosphate at a time
Jan 8 Dennis Discher, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Michael Boyce
'Self' versus 'Foreign' and 'Soft' versus 'Stiff': Forcing decisions in survival and differentiation
Jan 15 Terry Orr-Weaver, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Stefano Di Talia
Translational and proteolytic regulation at the oocyet-to-embryo transition
Jan 22 Alan Aderem, PhD
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Host: Gianna Hammer
A systems approach to dissecting immunity
Jan 29 Doug Koshland, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Don Fox
Small molecules: Controlling the genome and stress
Feb 5 Kang Shen, PhD
Stanford University
Host: TBD
Molecular mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis
Feb 12 Mari Shinohara, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Host: TBD

Early host immune responses against fungal infections

Feb 19 Michel Bagnat
Duke University Medical Center
Physiological regulation of morphogenesis in zebrafish
Feb 26 Clodagh O'Shea, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Host: Micah Luftig
Exploiting viruses to understand and treat cancer
Mar 5 Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Host: Paloma Liton
Selective autophagy: More than tossing out the cellular garbage
Mar 12 Vera Gorbunova, PhD
University of Rochester
Host: Nick Rizzo

Longevity and tumor suppressor mechanisms in the longest-lived rodent--the naked mole rat

Mar 19 Nigel Mackman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Bruce Sullenger
Hemostasis, thrombosis and the innate immune response
Mar 26 Tom Schilling, PhD
University of California, Irvine
Host: Michael Bagnat
TBD
Apr 9 Don Cleveland, PhD
Ludwig Cancer Research
Host: Beth Sullivan

TBD

Apr 16 Anthony Koleske, PhD
Yale University
Host: Cagla Eroglu

TBD

Apr 23 Eugene Chang, MD
The University of Chicago
Host: Lawrence David

The gut microbial organ and its role in metabolic health and disease

Apr 30 Suzanne Noble, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Host: John Rawls
TBD
May 7 Jose Alonso, PhD
NC State University
Host: Tai Ping Sun

Ribosome footprinting unveils gene-specific translational regulation of hormonal responses

May 14 Chay Kuo, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Host: TBD
TBD
May 21 Jonathan Terman, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Scott Soderling
TBD
Jun 11 Vittorio Gallo, PhD
Children's National
Host: TBD
TBD

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