Seminars 2011-2012

Mondays - 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Room 2231 Weiskotten Hall


JANUARY 24, 2011- Using Xenopus to study live photoreceptors, Presented by: Xinming Zhuo, Graduate Student, Knox Lab
JANUARY 31, 2011 - Probing the role of the formin daam-1 in germline and early embryonic development in Caenorhabditis elegans, Presented by: Richard Mangio, Graduate Student, Pruyne Lab

FEBRUARY 7, 2011 - Mgm101-a DNA Recomibinase of Bacteriophage Origin Essential for Maintenance of Mitochondrial DNA Integrity, Presented by: MacMillan Mbantenkhu, Graduate Student, Chen Lab
FEBRUARY 14, 2011 - Mechanisms of Retinal Degeneration in a Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa, Presented by: Adeseye Adekeye, Graduate Student, Knox Lab
FEBRUARY 21, 2011 - A transgenic Xenopus model for the study of cone opsin biogenesis, Presented by: Cherry Mae Ignacio, Graduate Student, Knox Lab

MARCH 7, 2011 - Protein Dynamics and Diffusion Barriers, Presented by: Ivayla Geneva, Graduate Student, Calvert Lab
MARCH 14, 2011 - Big Things from Small Packages: V-ATPase Interactions at the Peptide Level, Presented by: Lee Parsons, Graduate Student, Wilkens Lab
MARCH 21, 2011 - On the track of an actin-proteasome interaction, Presented by: Dimitra Aggeli, Graduate Student, Amberg Lab
MARCH 28, 2011 - Analysis of Nuclear Import at the Biochemical and Functional Level, Presented by: Kaylen Lott, Graduate Student, Cingolani Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)
MARCH 29, 2011 - Two is better than one: Understanding the role of dimerization in DUSPs, Presented by: Adem Koksal, Graduate Student, Cingolani Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)

APRIL 4, 2011 - Why the Giant eye? - A study into the regulation of eye size via the transcription factor Six6, Presented by: Kelley Crouse, Graduate Student, Zuber Lab
APRIL 18, 2011 - Effect of cytochrome b mutations on famoxadone binding in the yeast bc1 complex, Presented by: Heather DeBari, Graduate Student, Berry Lab

MAY 16, 2011 - "Investigating the role of Tbx3 in early eye formation", Presented by: Zahra Motahari, Graduate Student, Zuber Lab
MAY 23, 2011 - "Coordination of Growth Rate, Cell Cycle, Stress Response and Metabolic Activity in Yeast", Presented by: David Botstein, PhD, Princeton University (Hosted by: David Amberg)
MAY 23, 2011 - "Mycobacterial inteins as drug targets, agents of biotechnology and evolution", Presented by: Marlene Belfort, PhD, New York State Dept of Health, Wadsworth Center (Hosted by: Steven Hanes)

JUNE 6, 2011 - "E. coli F1Fo ATP Synthase: understanding epsilon's role", Presented by Maria Camargo, Graduate Student, Duncan Lab
JUNE 14, 2011 - "V-ATPase/RAVE subunit interactions supporting the role of RAVE in V-ATPase assembly", Presented by: Negin Dehdar Nasab, Graduate Student, Kane Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)
JUNE 20, 2011 - "Engineering biosensors based on the Alternate Frame Folding (AFF) mechanism", Presented by: Huimei (Janet) Zheng, Graduate Student, Loh Lab

JULY 5, 2011 - "Probing P-glycoprotein Catalytic Mechanisms by FRET Spectroscopy", Presented by: Brandy Verhalen, Graduate Student, Wilkens Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)

AUGUST 12, 2011 - "Understanding the Molecular Basis of Cone Visual Pigment Photosensitivity", Presented by: Colleen Kuemmel, Graduate Student, Knox Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)
AUGUST 29, 2011 - "Cooperative regulation of plasma membrane and organellar proton pumps supported by two glucose-sensitive kinases", Presented by: Wei Chun Ng, Graduate Student, Kane Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 - "Retinal Degeneration and Regeneration Following Rod Photoreceptor Ablation in a Transgenic Frog Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa", Presented by: Rene Choi, Graduate Student, Calvert Lab (Thesis Defense Seminar)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 - Richard Mangio, Graduate Student, Pruyne Lab
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 - "What microfluidics-assisted display of stretched DNA can tell us about replication and repair in human cells", Presented by: Julia Sidorova, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington (Hosted by: Wenyi Feng)
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 - "A Reconnaissance Fair: Loss of pH homeostasis triggers iron and oxidative defense mechanisms", Presented by: Heba Diab, Graduate Student, Kane Lab

OCTOBER 18, 2011 - "Distribution and mobility of membrane-bound proteins in Xenopus rod photoreceptors", Presented by: Mehdi Najafi, Graduate Student, Calvert Lab
OCTOBER 31, 2011 - "Protein-Protein Interactions Involved in Regulation of the Vacuolar ATPase", Presented by: Rebecca Oot, Graduate Student, Wilkens Lab

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - "Complement 1q Binding Protein, Or Why a Cardiac Guy is Looking at Cancer", Presented by: Dr. Christopher Baines from the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Missouri (Hosted by: Xin Jie Chen)
NOVEMBER 21, 2011 - "Purification of the yeast bc1 complex: Optimization and overcoming challenges", Presented by: Heather DeBari, Graduate Student, Berry Lab

JANUARY 24, 2012 - "Mechanisms of protein localization and retention within the cone photoreceptor sensory cilium", Presented by: Ivayla Geneva, Graduate Student, Calvert Lab
JANUARY 31, 2012 - "Characterization of the rad52-homologue Mgm101: A protein implicated in mitochondrial genome maintenance", Presented by: Macmillan Mbantenkhu, Graduate Student, Chen Lab

FEBRUARY 7, 2012 - "Crosstalk between the actin cytoskeleton & the ubiquitin proteasome pathway. Who's the enzyme and who's the substrate?", Presented by: Dimitra Aggeli, Graduate Student, Amberg Lab
FEBRUARY 14, 2012 - Lee Parsons, Graduate Student, Wilkens Lab
FEBRUARY 20, 2012 -
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MARCH 5, 2012 - Diana Gilligan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, (Hosted by: Patty Kane)
MARCH 12, 2012 - Adeseye Adekeye, Graduate Student, Knox Lab
MARCH 19, 2012 - Xinming Zhuo, Graduate Student, Knox Lab
MARCH 26, 2012 - Cherry Mae Ignacio, Graduate Student, Knox Lab

APRIL 2, 2012 - John Rubenstein, PhD, Molecular Structure and Function Program, University of Toronto (Hosted by: Stephan Wilkens)
APRIL 9, 2012 -
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APRIL 23, 2012 - Zahra Motahari, Graduate Student, Zuber Lab
APRIL 30, 2012 - James Hougland, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University (Hosted by: Patty Kane)

MAY 7, 2012 - Huimei (Janet) Zheng, Graduate Student, Loh Lab
MAY 14, 2012 -
MAY 21, 2012 - Lala Zafreen, Graduate Student, Berry Lab
MAY 28, 2012 - HOLIDAY - NOT AVAILABLE

JUNE 4, 2012 - Darin Dolezal, Graduate Student, Zuber Lab
JUNE 11, 2012 -
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JULY 2, 2012 -
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