MCB Seminar Program Schedule
Tuesdays – 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Morrill II, Room 222
Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.
Faculty Organizes: Michele Klingbeil (Klingbeil@microbio.umass.edu) & Wei-Lih Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Organizers: Ketan Mathavan, E. Ilker Ozay
September 2 - No Seminar
First-Year Lab Rotation Fair I
September 9 - No Seminar
First-Year Lab Rotation Fair II
September 16 - Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Development of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases"
HOST: Barbara A. Osborne
September 23 - Rong Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
"A Numbers Game: Rapid Cellular Evolution Driven by Karyotype Instability and Chromosome Stoichiometry Imbalance"
HOST: Patricia Wadsworth
September 30 - Sarah E. Rice, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"Src Kinase Phosphoregulation of the Human Mitotic Kinesin, Eg5"
STUDENT HOSTS: Megan Bailey, Barbara Mann
*Thursday, October 2 - Brian Gregory, University of Pennsylvania
"Global Analysis of the RNA-protein Interaction and RNA Secondary Structure Landscapes of the Arabidopsis Nucleus"
CO-SPONSOR: Plant Biology Program; HOST: Dong Wang
October 7 - Rasika Harshey, The University of Texas at Austin
"Repair of Mu DNA Insertions Depends on the oriC Fork"
HOST: Steven Sandler
October 14 - No Seminar
Monday Class Schedule
October 21 - Gregory A. Grabowski, Chief Scientific Officer, Synageva BioPharma
"Of Mice and Men: Trials and Tribulations of “Simple” Genetic Diseases"
HOSTS: Scott Garman, Daniel Hebert
October 28 - Cole Haynes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Pathogen Detection and the Mitochondrial UPR"
HOSTS: Peter Chien, Danny Schnell
November 4 - Elizabeth Haswell, Washington University in St. Louis
"Smarty Plants: How Molecules, Cells and Organisms Sense and Respond to Mechanical Force"
HOST: Magdalena Bezanilla
November 11 - No Seminar
November 18 - To Be Announced
November 25 - No Seminar
December 2 - Janet M. Shaw, University of Utah
"Loss of Miro1-directed Retrograde Mitochondrial Movement Results in a Novel Murine Model for Neuron Disease"
HOST: Wei-Lih Lee