Thursday Series Seminar Archives

2013 – 2014
Date Speaker Title
Aug 22 Kacy Gordon
University of Chicago
Host: Mohamed Noor
Evolution of gene regulation across space, time, and the phylum nematoda
Aug 29 Laimonis Laimins
Northwestern University
Host: Bryan Cullen
Regulation of the differentiation- dependent life cycsle of human Papillomaviruses by miRNAs and cohesins
Sep 5 Matthew Sachs
Texas A&M University
Host: Joseph Heitman
Stability of fungal mRNA is controlled by NMD EJC and CBP
Sep 12 Douglas Golenbock
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Host: Mari Shinohara
Synergistic actions of plasmodial DNA and malaria pigment hemozoin drive the innate immune response in malaria
Sep 19 Nick Davis
Host: Andy Alspaugh
Global analysis of protein palmitoylation in yeast and brain disease
Sep 26 Zev Bryant
Stanford University
Host: Dan Kiehart
Optogenetic tools for mechanobiology: Remote control of biological molecular motors using light-activated gearshifting
Oct 3 William Sullivan
Host: Donald Fox
Wollbachia, microtubules, and African river blindness
Oct 10 Dong Yan
Host: TBD
Wiring and rewiring: Synapse formation and axon regeneration in C. elegans
Oct 17 David Mangelsdorf
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Donald McDonnell
Regulation of nutrient metabolism by FGF21
Oct 24 Lora Hooper
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Raphael Valdivia
Environmental influences on intestinal immunity
Oct 31 Hiro Matsunami
Duke University Medical Center
Host: TBD
Neurogenetics of olfaction
Nov 7 Jeff Brodsky
University of Pittsburgh
Host: Nicole Calakos and Dennis Thiele
Protein conformational diseases and ER-associated degradation (ERAD): Lessons from model systems
Nov 14 Jonathan Howard
Host: Harold Erickson
Regulation of microtubule catastrophe by motors and MAPs
Nov 21 Chris Newgard
Duke University Medical Center
Host: Joseph Heitman
Metabolomics reveals cardiometabolic disease mechanisms
Dec 5 Philip Howe
University of South Carolina
Host: Gerard Blobe
Translational regulation of EMT/metastasis
Dec 12 Klaus Frueh
Oregon Health & Science University
Host: David Pickup
Viral control of T cell activation
Dec 19 Maurice Swanson
University of Florida
Host: Mariano Garcia-Blanco
RNA-mediated pathways to disease
Jan 9 Gary Bassell
Emory University
Host: Debra Silver
mRNA traffic, local translation and fragile x syndrome
Jan 16 Juan Bonifacino
NIH Intramural Research Program
Host: Michel Bagnat
Mechanisms of polarized sorting in neurons
Jan 23 Terence Dermody
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Host: Bryan Cullen
Invasion of the central nervous system by reovirus
Jan 30 Mark Zylka
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Host: Cagla Eroglu
Gene length matters in autism
Feb 6 James R. Sellars
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Host: TBD
Not all myosin 2 molecules are create equal
Feb 13 Rick Bushman
Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Host: Bryan Cullen
The human virome in health and disease
Feb 20 Rong Li
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Host: Terry Lechler
A numbers game: Rapid cellular evolution driven by chromosome instability and dosage imbalance
Feb 27 Patricia Clark
University of Notre Dame
Host: Terry Oas
Effects of synonymous codon selection on protein structure:
Lessons for protein design
Mar 6 Eyleen Lay Keow Goh
Duke/NUS Graduate Medical School
Host: Patrick Casey
Class 3 semaphorin signaling in adult neurogenesis and memory consolidation
Mar 13 Jeanne Stachowiak
University of Texas at Austin
Host: Daniel (Danny) Lew
Reverse engineering biological membranes – from the mechanics of endocytosis to new approaches in drug delivery
Mar 27 Tom Blanpied
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Host: Scott Soderling
Nanoscale organization of single synaptic sites
Apr 3 Rebecca Heald
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Donald Fox
Mechanisms of mitosis and intracellular scaling
Apr 10 Karen Zito
University of California, Davis
Host: Anne West
Sculpting the brain: Mechanisms of structural remodeling during synaptic plasticity
Apr 17 Harmit Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Host: David Tobin
Genetic conflicts: The usual suspects and beyond
Apr 24 Denise Monack
Stanford University School of Medicine
Host: Jörn Coers
The Yin and Yang of persistent Salmonella infections
May 1 Katerina Darwin
New York University School of Medicine
Host: Dennis Thiele
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, proteasomes, copper and plant hormones
May 8 Neal Alto
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Scott Soderling
Decoding molecular interaction networks at the host-pathogen interface
May 15 Nicole Calakos
Duke University School of MedicineHost: Cagla Eroglu
From synapse to behavior and back again: Insights to neural mechanisms and novel treatments for compulsive behaviors
May 22 Emily Derbyshire
Duke University
Host: Joe Heitman
Chemical genomics of malaria parasites
May 29 Jeff Dorfman
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Narrowly neutralizing anti-HIV–1 antibodies that recognize targets of broadly neutralizing antibodies: What can they tell us about epitope priorities for vaccine development?


2012 – 2013
Date Speaker Title
Sep 13 Nenad Sestan
Yale University
Host: Fan Wang
“Evolution, Development and Disorders of Neural Circuits of the Neocortex”
Sep 20 Kevin Campbell
University of Iowa
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
“Novel Glycosylation Pathways Required for Dystroglycan Function”
Sep 27 Scott Soderling
Duke University
Host: Brigid Hogan
“Actin Badly: Modeling Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Mice”
Oct 4 Richard Vallee
Columbia University
Host: Debra Silver
“Motor Proteins in Rat Brain Neurogenesis and Migration”
Oct 11 Martin Hetzer
Salk Institute
Host: Blanche Capel
Oct 18 Jon Kull
Dartmouth University
Host: Sharyn Endow
“Structural Insights into the Mechanism of Virulence Gene Regulation in Vibrio cholerae”
Oct 25 John Wallingford
University of Texas, Austin
Host: Ken Poss
“Genomic Control of Structure and Function in Ciliated Cells”
Nov 1 Bill Sullivan
University of California, Santa Cruz
Host: Donald Fox
“Wolbachia, Microtubules, and African Riverblindness”
Nov 7
Margaret Gardel
University of Chicago
Host: Terry Lechler
“Regulation of Cell Adhesion by the Actin Cytoskeleton”
Nov 15 Jacques Ravel
University of Maryland
Host: Raphael Valdivia
Nov 29 Rob Wheeler
University of Maine
Host: David Tobin
“Intravital Imaging of Immune-fungal Interactions”
Dec 6 Kim Huber
University of Texas, Southwestern
Host: Scott Soderling
“Mechanisms of Synapse Elimination by Autism-linked Gene”
Dec 13 No seminar
Dec 20 Bryan Cullen
Duke University
Host: TBD
Jan 3 Mark Peifer
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Donald Fox
“Building the Body Plan: The Miracle of Morphogenesis”
Jan 10 Kristen Verhey
University of Michigan
Host: Raquel Ybanez
“Kinesin Motors and Entry into the Ciliary Compartment”
Jan 17 Damian Krysan
University of Rochester
Host: Joe Heitman
“Repurposing Small Molecules for the Treatment of Fungal Infections”
Jan 24 No seminar TBD
Jan 31 Matt Weitzman
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Micah Luftig
“Genomes in Conflict: Maintaining Genome Integrity During Virus Infection”
Feb 7 Tarun Kapoor
Rockefeller University
Host: Joe Heitman
Examining cell division mechanisms using chemical approaches
Feb 14 James Moseley
Dartmouth University
Host: Danny Lew
The role of cell geometry in cell size control
Feb 21 Vann Bennett
Duke University
Host: Fan Wang
Cell biology meets physiology: Ankyrin adaptors in health and disease
Feb 28 No seminar
Mar 7 Howard Rockman
Duke University
Host: TBD
Mar 14 No seminar
Mar 21 Ethan Garner
Harvard Medical School
Host: Harold Erickson
Watching the enzymatic motions of cell wall synthesis
Mar 28 Craig Roy
Yale University
Host: Jörn Coers
Microbial ménage à trois: Autophagy, mTOR and Legionella
Apr 4 Ian Macara
Vanderbilt University
Host: Michel Bagnat
Cell polarity in morphogenesis and metastasis
Apr 11 Chris Doe
University of Oregon
Host: Pelin Volkan
Neural progenitor competence and temporal identity in Drosophila
Apr 18 Gary Ruvkun
Harvard Medical School
Host: Joe Heitman
Eukaryotic pathways that surveil conserved proteins for inhibition by microbial toxins and couple to detoxification and defense


2011 – 2012
Date Speaker Title
Sep 15 Veronika von Messling
Host: Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Morbillivirus-host interactions: Getting in, around and out
Sep 22 John Rawls
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Host: David Tobin
Microbial and developmental regulation of vertebrate energy balance
Oct 13 Stanley Lemon
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Host: Mariano Garcia-Blanco and Shelton Bradrick
miR-122 stabilization of hepatitis C virus RNA
Oct 20 Michael Blower
Harvard University
Host: Beth Sullivan
Analyzing the role and mechanism of mRNA localization during mitosis
Nov 10 Roberto Dominguez
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Harold Erickson
The control of actin filament nucleation – A struture-function approach
Nov 17 John Kopchick
Ohio University
Host: Bryan Cullen
Growth hormone (GH), GH receptor antagonists and GH receptor knock-outs: Of mice and men
Dec 1 Julie Simpson
Janelia Farm
Host: Dan Tracey
Identifying neural circuits that drive behavioral sequences in Drosophila
Dec 8 Mike Farzan
Harvard Medical School
Host: Micah Luftig
A family of interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins restrict viral entry
Dec 15 Lynne Maquat
University of Rochester
Host: Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Faculty Recruitment Seminar:
Tales from the cellular underworld: Mechanisms of mRNA decay
Jan 5 John F. Rawls
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Host: Raphael Valdivia
Faculty Recruitment Seminar:
Host-microbe sybiosis in the zebrafish intestine
Jan 19 Jeremiah Faith
Host: Patrick Seed
Faculty Recruitment Seminar:
Predictive models of host/microbe interactions in gnotobiotic mice
Jan 26 Keith Mostov
Host: Michel Bagnat
Homeostasis and regeneration of multicellular epithelial structures
Feb 2 Moriah Szpara
Princeton University
Host: Bryan Cullen
Faculty Recruitment Seminar:
Genetic variation and neurovirulence in alpha-herpes viruses
Feb 9 Sarah Kennett
Host: Matt Crowe
CMB Alum Lecture:
Molecular and Cell Biologists (Biochemists, Microbiologists, Cell Biologists…) at the US Food and Drug Administration: We DO Play an Important Role (and, No, We Don’t Do the Same Thing Every Day!)
Feb 16 Keith Burridge
Host: Sharyn Endow
Regulation of Rho GTPases by adhesion, mechanotransduction and other factors
Feb 23 Arnold Kriegstein
UCSF Stem Cell Center
Host: Chay Kuo
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture:
Neural stem and progenitor cells in cortical development and evolution
Mar 1 Anastasia Kralli
The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Jeff Rathmell
Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs): Roles in energy homeostasis and cancer
Mar 8 Ken Poss
Host: Fan Wang
Tracing cell lineages in developing and regenerating tissues of zebrafish
Mar 15 Anne West
Host: Debra Silver
Epigenetics and behavioral plasticity
Mar 22 Philip Benfey
Host: Nicolas Buchler
Development rooted in emergent properties of regulatory networks
Mar 29 Beth Sullivan
Host: Joe Heitman
Epigenetics of chromosome inheritance, nuclear architecture, and genome stability
Apr 5 No seminar Duke Symposium in Celebration of Mycology and Mycologists
Apr 12 Stephan Grill
Max Planck Institute
Host:Harold Erickson
Apr 19 Richard Gomer
Texas A&M
Host: Joe Heitman
Identification of potential new therapeutics for wound healing and fibrosing diseases
Apr 26 Jim Bear
Host: Cagla Eroglu
What are lamellipodia for? Cell motility without Arp2/3 complex
May 3 Nir Hacohen
Harvard University
Host: Jörn Coers
Initiating immunity to pathogens and self
May 17 Clare Waterman
Host: Terry Lechler
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture:
Cell forces and directed migration
May 24 Danny Lew
Host: Donald Fox
Polarity establishment, maintenance, and guidance in yeast
May 31 Ken McCarty
Host: Cagla Eroglu
Examining the role of astrocytes in physiology and behavior
June 14 Kevin Campbell
University of Iowa
Host: Cagla Eroglu
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture:


2010 – 2011
Date Speaker Title
Sep 16 Myriam Gorospe
National Institute on Aging
HUR: Development and defense of cancer traits
Oct 7 Bruce Sullenger
Duke University School of Medicine
Forward and reverse translation with anticoagulant aptamers
Oct 21 Bryce Nickels
Rutgers University
Production and function of extremely small RNA transcripts in bacteria
Oct 28 Orion Weiner
University of California, San Francisco
Self-organization of cell polarity during chemotaxis
Nov 11 Eric Wieschaus
Princeton University
The mechanics of cell shape change
Dec 2 Paula Traktman
Medical College of Wisconsin
Vaccinia virus replication and mmorphogenesis: Unique opportunities and challenges encountered
Dec 9 Erik Flemington
Tulane University School of Medicine
Regulation of cellular microRNA expression by EBV facilitates B-cell transformation
Dec 16 Mark Krasnow
Stanford University School of Medicine
Oxygen sensing and respiratory control circuit of Drosophila
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture)
Jan 13 Connie Cepko
Harvard University
Rescheduled due to inclement weather
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Jan 20 Peggy Cotter
UNC School of Medicine
Bacterial interactions
Feb 24 David Bloom
University of Florida
Molecular biology of herpes simplex virus latency
Mar 3 Anastasia Kralli
The Scripps Research Institute
ERRalpha and metabolism
Mar 10 William Petri
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Leptin mediates mucosal immunity toentamoeba histolytica infection in children
Mar 17 Tim Wadkins
Duke University School of Medicine
The science behind some of your favorite libations
Mar 24 Richard Flavell
Yale School of Medicine
The inflammasome in health and disease
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Mar 31 Carolyn Machamer
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Exocytosis of large cargo: Lessons from coronaviruses
Apr 14 Junying Yuan
Harvard Medical School
Apr 21 Connie Cepko
Harvard University
Apr 28 Paul Huber
University of Notre Dame
Localization of mRNA in Xenopus oocytes
May 12 Michael Starnbach
Harvard Medical School
Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates host immunity and host cells
Jun 2 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
2009 – 2010
Date Speaker Title
Sep 3 Jeff Lee, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
Fighting Ebolavirus: Structural insights into viral entry, fusion and immune evasion
Sep 17 Michael Rosbash, PhD
Brandeis University
Circadian rhythms in flies: Circuits, cells and molecules
Sep 24 Robin May, PhD
University of Birmingham
Host manipulation by the fatal fungal pathogen Cryptococcus
Oct 1 Yibin Kang, PhD
Princeton University
Decoding breast cancer metastasis
Oct 22 Jeff Gross, PhD
University of Texas, Austin
Morphogenesis and patterning of the zebrafish eye
Oct 29 Weixing Zong, PhD
Stony Brook University
Non-apoptotic cell death and cancer
Nov 5 Paul Fox, PhD
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
The GAIT system: A gatekeeper of inflammatory gene expression
Nov 19 Beverly Davidson, PhD
University of Iowa
Noncoding RNAs and Huntington’s disease
Dec 3 Emily Troemel, PhD
University of California-San Diego
Host/pathogen interactions in C. elegans
Dec 10 Zissimos Mourelatos, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Piwi proteins and piRNAs
Dec 17 Geraldine Butler, PhD
University College Dublin
Jan 28 Donald McDonnell
Duke University Medical Center
Nuclear receptor signaling pathways as targets for drug discovery in cancer
Feb 25 Georgia Tomaras
Duke University Medical Center
Mar 18 David Altshuler
Broad Institute
Apr 1 Robert Lefkowitz
Duke University Medical Center
Apr 8 Daniel Finley
Harvard University
Apr 15 Cynthia Kenyon
University of California San Francisco
Apr 22 Katie Rudd
Emory University
May 6 Neil Shubin
University of Chicago
May 13 Trisha Davis
University of Washington
2008 – 2009
Date Speaker Title Host
Jun 11 Eng Eong Ooi
Duke-NUS in Singapore
Defining protective humoral immunity in dengue TBA
May 21 Michael Greenberg
Harvard Medical School
Signaling networks that regulate synapse development and cognitive function TBA
May 14 Mike Ehlers
Duke University Medical Center
Protein machinery for post-synaptic plasticity TBA
May 7 Kasturi Haldar
Northwestern University
Mechanisms of malarial infection TBA
Apr 16 Lee Niswander
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Finding closure: Genetics and imaging of neural tube closure Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Apr 2 Anne Brunet
Stanford University
Mar 12 Karen Guillemin
University of Oregon
Molecular dialogues with the microbiota in the zebrafish TBA
Mar 5 Manny Ares
University of California-Santa Cruz
Alternative splicing in developing and diseased muscle TBA
Feb 19 Peter Reddien
Whitehead Institute
Regeneration polarity and initiation in planarians TBA
Feb 12 Tony Pawson
Mount Sinai Hospital
SH2 domains and tyrosine kinases, back to the future Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Jan 22 Angelika Amon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Causes and consequences of aneuploidy TBA
Jan 8 William Goldman
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Phase-specific genes and intracellular survival strategies of histoplasma capsulatum TBA
Dec 18 David Page
Whitehead Institute
Choosing sex: How germ cells take the road less traveled Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Dec 11 Lisa Stowers
The Scripps Research Institute
Molecular biology of pheromone mediated innate behavior TBA
Dec 4 Amita Sehgal
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Genetic analysis of sleep: Wake cycles TBA
Nov 13 Max Nibert
Harvard Medical School
Membrane penetration during cell entry by retrovirus TBA
Nov 6 Peter Pryciak
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Regulated membrane localization of signaling proteins in yeast: Mechanisms and implications TBA
Oct 30 Patricia Spear
Northwestern University
Multiple entry receptors for herpes simplex virus: Their roles in infection and disease TBA
Oct 23 Ron Vale
University of California – San Francisco
Engineering molecular motor probes Cell Biology Distinguished Lecture
Oct 16 Jonathan Powell
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Regulation of T effector and regulatory T cell differentiation by mTOR TBA
Oct 9 Virginia Miller
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pestis RovA regulons TBA
Oct 2 Thomas E. Shenk
Princeton University
Human cytomegalovirus latency TBA
2007 – 2008
Date Speaker Title Host
Jun 5 Rolf Craven
Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky
Conserved P450 activators that link cholesterol synthesis and cancer thereapeutics Tom Petes
May 29 Alejandro Aballay
Duke University Medical Center
C. elegans as a model system to study conserved host-pathogen interactions Joe Heitman
May 8 Ruslan Medzhitov
Yale University
Innate host defense pathways CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
May 15 Larry Zwiebel
Vanderbilt University
Molecular genetics of olfaction in disease vector mosquitoes Hubi Amrein
May 1 Raphael Valdivia
Duke University Medical Center
Secrets of an old pathogen: Chlamydia infections and new paradigms in the cell biology of host-pathogen interactions Joe Heitman
Apr 24 Davor Solter
Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology
Epigenic controls of early mammalian development CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Apr 17 Phil Zamore
UMass Medical School
TBA CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Apr 10 Scott Kenney
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mechanism and regulation of meiotic recombination Sue Jinks-Robertson
Mar 27 Elliott Kieff
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University
Coordinate Epstein-Barr virus encoded nuclear protein regulation of cell gene transcription is essential for lymphocyte transformation Bryan Cullen
Mar 20 Craig Garner
Stanford University
SAP97 regulates in the sorting, trafficking and dynamics of synaptic Glutamate receptors Mike Ehlers
Mar 13 Vincent Mauro
The Neurosciences Institute
Mechanisms of eukaryotic translation initiation Chris Nicchitta
Mar 6 Mark Rose
Princeton University
Safe sex and the single cell Danny Lew
Feb 28 Roy Parker
University of Arizona
Control of the mRNA translation and degradation in eukaryotic cells CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Feb 21 Benoit Chabot
University of Sherbrooke
Splicing connections in apoptosis and cancer Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Feb 7 Gerhart H. Wagner
Uppsala University
Regulatory RNAs in bacteria: Biological roles and mechanisms Coby Slagter-Jager
Jan 31 Cliff Tabin
Harvard University
Development and evolution of vertebrate morphology CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Jan 17 Samuel Katz
Duke University
Eradication of vaccine-preventable virus infections–One down? Two to go? TBA
Jan 10 Robert Lamb
Northwestern University
Understanding paramyxovirus-induced membrane fusion TBA
Dec 13 William Holloman
Weill Cornell Medical College
Recombination mechanisms in Ustilago maydis Joe Heitman
Nov 29 Alan Hall
Sloan-Kettering Institute
Rho GTPases and the control of cell behavior CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Nov 22 Thanksgiving
Nov 15 Larry Zwiebel
Vanderbilt University
Molecular genetics of olfaction in disease vector mosquitoes TBA
Nov 8 Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Career paths in academia and industry CMB Distinguished Lecture Series
Nov 8 Tarun Kapoor
Rockefeller University
Chemical Biology of Cell Division TBA
Nov 1 Srinivasa Srinivasula
National Cancer Institute
CARP-2 is an endosomal-associated ubiquitin protein ligase for RIP and regulates TNF-induced NF-kB activation TBA
Oct 18 Suzanne Pfeffer
Stanford University School of Medicine
Regulation of receptor trafficking by Rab GTPases TBA
Oct 11 Joel Levine
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Social control of circadian patterns of mating in Drosophila TBA
Oct 4 Michael Lorenz
UT-Houston Medical School
Sept 27 Aaron Mitchell
Columbia University
Post-genomic analysis of the Candida albicans cell surface TBA
Sept 6 Paul Magee
University of Minnesota
A tale of two pathogens: What can genome studies tell us about the differences in virulence betweenCandida albicans and Candida dubliniensis Joe Heitman
2006 – 2007
Date Speaker Title Host
May 3 David Kingsley
Stanford University School of Medicine
Fishing for the secrets of vertebrate evolution TBA
Apr 26 Dan Littman
New York University School of Medicine
Role of RORyt in immune system homeostasis TBA
Mar 1 Maarten van Lohuizen
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Role of polycomb repressors in stem cells, cancer, and development TBA
Feb 1 Carolyn Kulesza
Princeton University
A stabel intron encoded byCytomegalovirus is a virulence factor in vivo TBA
Jan 25 Marco Vignuzzi
University of California-SF
Viral population dynamics and pathogenesis: Polymerase fidelity, mutation rates, and the RNA quasispecies TBA
Jan 11 Sara Sawyer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Tracking the evolutionary footprints of viruses TBA
Dec 21 Joel Levine
University of Torornto at Mississauaga
LOVE STINKS–Social regulation of the circadia control of mating Hubert Amrein
Dec 14 Maurice S. Swanson
University of Florida
Dynamic mutations and RNA-mediated disease Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Dec 7 Lalita RamakrishnanUniversity of Washington A genetic and visual dissection of host responses to tuberculosis in the zebrafish Raphael Valdivia
Nov 30 Mario Stevenson
UMass Medical School
Cellular factors influencing HIV-host cell interplay and viral persistence Bryan Cullen
Nov 16 William Copeland
Spectrum of mitochondrial disease from mutations in the DNA polymerase gamma ge John McCusker
Nov 9 Yibin Kang
Princeton University
Cancer metastasis: Revisiting seed and soil hypothesis in the genomic era CmB Students, Laura Yudt
Nov 2 Sue Jinks-Robertson
Duke University
Genome stability and the three R’s in yeast TBA
Oct 26 M. Joan CurcioWadsworth Center Mobilization of yeast retrotransposons and RNA pseudogenes by replication checkpoint pathways Byan Cullen
Oct 19 Sheng Ding
Scripps Research Institute
Chemical and functional genomic approaches toward regenerative medicine Fan Wang
Oct 12 Ben Van Houton
Structure-function studies of DNA repair proteins: Clues to damage recognition Ken Kruezer
Oct 5 Patrick Seed
Duke University
Revisiting the molecular basis of urinary tract infections and the secret life of uropathogenic Escherichia coli Joseph St. Geme
Sept 14 Karla J. Satchell
Northwestern University
Cell rounding by the multifunctional RTX toxin of Vibrio cholerae Joe Heitman
Sept 7 Georgia TomarasDuke University Medical Center Insights into the mechanism of noncytolytic CD8+ T cell mediated
suppression of HIV-1 replication
2005 – 2006
Date Speaker Title Host
May 25 Scott Hultgren
Washington University School of Medicine
The molecular bottleneck in urinary tract infection pathogenesis Joe St. Geme
May 11 Shannon Kenney
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lytic Epstein-Barr virus infection: The good, the bad and the ugly effects on the host cell Bryan Cullen
May 4 Laura Rusche
Duke University

Mechanisms of gene repression in yeast: Why some chromatin proteins spread and others do not

Apr 27 Rob Wechsler-Reya
Duke University
Digging up the roots-and stems-of brain tumors TBA
Apr 20 Tom Maniatis
Harvard University
The role of a brain-specific microRNA in neuronal differentiation Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Apr 6 Jeffrey Gordon
Washington Univ.-St. Louis
The human gut microbiota and microbiomeiterra incognita is becoming more cognita Brigid Hogan
Mar 30 Olaf SchneewindUniversity of Chicago Assembly of proteins in the cell wall of gram-positive bacteria Raphael Valdivia
Mar 23 Fred Dietrich
Duke University
Fungal genomics: Utilizing the genomic data to address basic questions in fungal biology Tom Petes
Mar 9 Anthony Means
Duke University
A mouse story: How to eat less, stay fit and (perhaps) live longer Danny Lew
Mar 2 Lynne Cooley
Yale University
The regulation of oocyte duringDrosphilia oogenesis Haifin Lin
Feb 23 Scott Soderling
Duke University
Genetic analysis of WAVE signalling to the actin cytoskeleton TBA
Feb 16 Sally York
Duke University
The role of DNA mismatch repair in response to chemotherapy Danny Lew
Feb 9 Dwight Koeberl
Duke University
AAV vector-mediated gene therapy for inherited disorders of metabolism Tom Petes
Feb 2 Andrew Camilli
Tufts University
Investigation of Vibrio choleraebehavior and gene regulation during infection Raphael Valdivia
Jan 26 Susan Ackerman
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Jackson Laboratory
Novel genetic models of misfolded proteins and neurological disease Brigid Hogan
Dec 15 Andrew Chess
Harvard Medical School
An autosomal analog of X-inactivation Laura Rusche
Dec 8 Troy Littleton
Retrograde signaling through postsynaptic vesicular trafficking mediates synaptic plasticity and growth George Augustine
Dec 1 Frank McKeon
Harvard Medical School
p53 homolog p73 in human disease: Control of the innate immune response in the airways Joe Heitman
Nov 17 Gregory Matera
Case Western University
Biogenesis of small nuclear RNPs: The spinal muscular atrophy connection Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Nov 10 Susan Smith
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine NYU SOM
Telomeres require special mechanisms for segregation at mitosis Chris Counter
Nov 3 Gero Miesenbock
Yale University School of Medicine
Change of Mind: Optical Control of Neuronal Circuits Hubi Amrein
Oct 20 Kathy BarkerAuthor/Consultant I was trained to do everything but run a lab! Lessons from PIs Sally Kornbluth
Oct 13 William DeBello
Microcircuits, gene expression, and learning in the auditory localization pathway CMB Students
Sept 29 Patrick Seed
Washington Univ School of Medicine
Weathering the Storm with an Umbrella: The Dynamic Relationship Between Escherichia coli and the Urinary Bladder Epithelium during Cystitis Joe St. Geme
Sept 22 Xiang-Dong Fu
University of California, San Diego
RASL/DASL Genomics: New Tools to Decode Transcription Regulatory Network in the Human Genome Mariano Garcia-Blanco
2004 – 2005
Date Speaker Title Host
May 26 Tom Pollard
Yale University
Actin Dynamics at the Leading Edge and during Cytokinesis Vann Bennett
May 19 Pat O’Farrell
University of California, San Francisco
Suspended Animation, Its Induction by Hypoxia and Its Interfaces with Innate Immunity and Cancer Therapy Haifan Lin
May 5 Jacqueline D. Reeves
University of Pennsylvania
Viral and Cellular Factors Impacting HIV Entry Inhibition Bryan Cullen
Apr 28 Sue Jinks-Robertson
Emory University
Bypass of spontaneous DNA damage by translesion DNA polymerases in yeast Tom Petes
Apr 21 Scott Emr
HHMI, UC-San Diego
ESCRTs for Receptor Down-Regulaton and HIV Budding Christopher Nicchitta
Apr 14 Joseph Gall
Carnegie Institute
Cajal Bodies: Their Role in Transcription and RNA Processing Brigid Hogan
Apr 7 Lorraine Symington
Columbia University
Mechanisms of homologous recombination in eukaryotes: Dynamics of the Rad51 nucleoprotein filament Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Mar 31 Blossom Damania
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Modulation of Cell signaling and Angiogenesis by Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Bryan Cullen
Mar 24 Bruce Goode
Brandeis University
Secrets of the Actin Cytoskeleton Toy Box Danny Lew
Mar 17 Dan Herschlag
Stanford University
Jack Keene
Mar 10 Trisha Davis
University of Washington
Analysis of Spindle Pole Mutants Illuminates Spindle Forces Tony Means
Mar 3 Juan Bonifacino
National Institutes of Health
Molecular Mechanisms of Lysosome Biogenesis Raphael Valdivia & Vann Bennett
Feb 17 Cori Bargmann
Rockefeller University
Oxygen Sensation and Natural Behavior in C. elegans Fan Wang/Hubi Amrein
Feb 10 Kris Patczewski
University of Washington, Seattle
TBD Brigid Hogan
Feb 3 Tom Petes
Duke University
Meiotic and Mitotic Recombination in Yeast Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Jan 27 Richard Bennet
University of California, San Francisco
Completing the Cycle: Mating and Virulence in the Fungal Pathogen C. albicans Joe Heitman
Jan 20 Craig Montell
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
TRP Channels: Mediators of Sensory Signaling Vann Bennett
Jan 13 Tom Rapoport
Harvard Medical School
Structure and Function of a Protein-Conducing Channel Danny Lew
Jan 6 Pamela Silver
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer institute
Connecting the Genome to the Cytoplasm Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Dec 16 Ganes Sen
Case Western Reserve University
Cellular Functions of Double-Stranded RNA and its Binding Proteins Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Dec 9 Dorothy Shippen
Texas A&M University
Telomere Structure and Function in Arabidopsis Christopher Counter
Dec 2 Sue Biggins
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Regulation of Chromosome Segregation Danny Lew
Nov 18 Daniel Portnoy
The Pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes: From Cell Biology to Innate Immunity Raphael Valdivia
Nov 11 Gary Banker
Oregon Health & Science University
Membrane Trafficking and Neuronal Polarity Mike Ehlers
Nov 4 Susan Baserga
Yale School of Medicine
New Insights into Eukaryotic Ribosome Biogenesis Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Oct 28 Paul Lasko
McGill University
Vasa and Translational Control in the Drosophila Germ Line Robin Wharton, Dan Kiehart
Oct 21 Marcia Goldberg
Harvard University
The Bacterial Pole and Its Role in Pathogenesis Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Oct 14 Ralph Isberg
Tufts University
Manipulation of Host Secretory Traffic by an Intracellular Pathogen Raphael Valdivia
Oct 7 Richard McIntosh
University of Colorado at Boulder
Electron Tomography: a New Look at Cell Structure in 3D Dan Kiehart
Sept 30 Christine Jacobs-Wagner
Yale University
Cell Shape and Cell Cycle Regulation of Development in Caulobacter Harold Erickson
Sept 23 Harvey Lodish
Whitehead Institute, MIT
Regulation of Hematopoiesis by Cytokine Receptors and Micro RNAs Gerry Blobe
Sept. 16 Yue Xiong
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-UNC
The Control of the Cell Cycle and Cell Cycle Control of … H. Lin
Sept. 9 Christopher Counter
Human Cell Ras Oncogenesis H. Lin
Sept 2 Alan Zhu
HHMI, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine
The Cell Biology of Developmental Signaling Brigid Hogan

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