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Seminars 2012-2013

biology department

 

 

Seminars are held in Higgins 310 at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon*.
Reception will follow in Higgins 465.

*Exceptions to this will be noted when necessary.

 

September 11, 2012

Targeting membrane lipids with designed peptides


Jianmin Gao, Ph.D.

Boston College

 

September 18, 2012

A versatile engineered platform for direct, multi-dimensional control of cellular RNA functions


Jacquin Niles, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering

MIT

 

September 25, 2012

Expression of p16INK4A in HPV-associated cancers:

More than just a biomarker


Margaret McLaughlin-Drubin, Ph.D.

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

 

October 2, 2012


no seminar scheduled

 

October 9, 2012


no seminar scheduled

 

October 16, 2012

Rethinking the rotting Y chromosome


Jennifer Hughes

Whitehead Institute, MIT

 

October 23, 2012

Determinants of host resistance to babesiosis:

An emerging infectious disease


Edouard Vannier, Ph.D.

Tufts University

 

November 6, 2012

Tracking the evolution of novel enzymatic function at atomic resolution


Douglas Theobald, Ph.D.

Brandeis University

 

November 13, 2012

How a cell gets its shape and makes the right connections


Maxwell G. Heiman, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

 

November 20, 2012


no seminar scheduled

 

November  27, 2012

Using yeast to study eukaryotic transcription and chromatin strucure


Fred Winston, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

 

November 29, 2012

Short chain fatty acid fermentation products of the gut microbiome:

Implications in autism spectrum disorders


Derrick MacFabe, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

December 4, 2012

Host and viral regulation of the innate immune sensors RIG-1 and MDA5


Michaela Gack, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

 

December 7, 2012

What is the epigenetic landscape of the human kinetochore?


William Earnshaw, Ph.D.

Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology

University of Edinburgh

 

December 11, 2012