MCB Seminar Program Schedule
Tuesdays – 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Integrated Sciences Building, Room 221
Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.
Faculty Organizes: Michele Klingbeil (Klingbeil@microbio.umass.edu) & Wei-Lih Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Organizers: Megan Bailey, Payal Damani-Yokota
January 28 - Louis Kunkel, Harvard Medical School
"Developing therapy for Muscular Dystrophy"
HOSTS: Li-Jun Ma, Dong Wang
February 4 - No Seminar
February 11 - Christine White-Ziegler, Smith College
"Temperature as a signaling cue for adaptation of pahtogenic and commensal E. coli to a host environment"
HOST: Peter Chien
February 18 - No Seminar
Monday Class Schedule
February 25 - Michael Previs, University of Vermont
"Myosin-binding protein C revs up the heart and then applies the molecular brakes"
HOST: Edward (Ned) Debold
March 4 - Johan Paulsson, Harvard Medical School
"The mathematics and physics of biology"
HOSTS: Peter Chien, Maria Kilfoil
March 11 - Matthew Lord, University of Vermont
"Myosin-II regulation in fission yeast"
HOST: Wei-Lih Lee
March 18 - No Seminar
March 25 - Jesse Gray, Harvard Medical School
"Using RNA-Seq to quantify mRNA dynamics and investigate what makes an enhancer different from a promoter"
HOSTS: Jim Chambers, Peter Chien
April 1- Lee Niswander, University of Colorado, Denver
"New Viewpoints in Early Neural Development and Brain Disorders"
HOST: Helene Cousin
April 8 - Lois Weisman, University of Michigan
"From yeast to humans: Insights into myosin V based transport and phosphoinositide signaling"
HOSTS: Magdalena Bezanilla, Wei-Lih Lee
April 15- Peter Cresswell, Yale University
"ER quality control mechanisms and the assembly of functional MHC class I glycoproteins"
HOST: Daniel Hebert
April 22- Xin Xiang, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
"The role of a Hook protein in dynein-mediated intracellular transport of membranous cargoes"
HOST: Wei-Lih Lee
April 29 - Yiping Shen, Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory, Children's Hospital, Boston
"Integrating diagnostic testing and genetic research: opportunities and challenges"
HOST: Li-Jun Ma