CBI-RELATED SEMINARS - FALL 2011
Date Speaker Time & Location Host & Seminar Department
Thursday
9/8
Professor Andréa LeBlanc
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
The role of Caspase-6 in neurodegeneration and in Alzheimer disease
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Jeanne Hardy
Chem
Friday
9/9
Professor Celeste Nelson
Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeton University
Substratum Mechanics and Tissue Development
3:35 p.m.
Conte A110-111
Ryan Hayward
PSE
Thursday
9/15
Dr. Amy Newman
Medicinal Chemistry Section, NIDA-IRP
Drug Design for Addiction
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Jim Chambers
Chem
Tuesday
9/20
Professor Harry Bermudez
Department of Polymer Science, Univ. of Massachusetts
11:15a.m.
201 LGRT
Shelly Peyton
ChemEng
Tuesday
9/20

Professor Vlad Denic
Harvard, Molecular and Cellular Biology
The Mechanism of Tail-Anchored Protein Insertion into the ER Membrane

4:00 p.m.
222 Morril II South
Peter Chien
MCB
Thursday
9/22
Professor Jeanne Hardy
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Suicidal Shape Shifters: Conformational control and real-time monitoring of caspase proteolytic activity
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Jim Chambers
Chem
Friday
9/23
Professor Tatiana Segura
Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Hydrogen Scaffolds for Gene Delivery and Stem Cell Transplantation
3:35 p.m.
Conte A110-111
Harry Bermudez
PSE
Thursday
9/29
PROCTER & GAMBLE SEMINAR
Professor Benjamin Cravatt
Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
Activity-based proteomics - applications for enzyme and inhibitor discovery
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Jim Chambers
Chem
Friday
9/30
Professor David Deamer
Chemistry, University of Calfornia, Santa Cruz
Nanopore Analysis of Single Molecule DNA Polymerase Activity in Real Time
3:35 p.m.
Conte A110-111
M. Muthukumar
PSE
Tuesday
10/4
Professor Briana Burton
Harvard
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Secreting YukE Proteins
4:00 p.m.
222 Morril II South
Kevin Griffith
MCB
Thursday
10/6
MAHONEY SEMINAR
Professor Hagan Bayley
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
Engineered Protein Pores for Nanotechnology
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Jim Chambers
Chem
Friday
10/7
Professor Sarah Heilshorn
Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Bio-Inspired Design of Multi-Functional Polymers
  Ryan Hayward
PSE
Thursday 10/13 JOINT CHEM/CHEMENG SEMINAR
Professor Matt Kipper
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Colorado State University
Sweet Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering: The Secret Lives of
Polysaccharides
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Paul Dubin, Chem
Shelly Peyton, ChemEng
Tuesday
10/18
CBI STUDENT-INVITED SEMINAR
Professor Robert Weinberg
Whitehead Institute, MIT
Cancer Stem Cells and Malignant Progression
4:00 p.m.
222 Morril II South
Charley Swofford
CBI/MCB
Friday
10/21
Professor Ajay Gopinathan
Physics, University of California, Merced
Polymer Physics in a Nuclear Pore
3:35 p.m.
Conte A110-111
Greg Grason
PSE
Thursday
10/27
Professor Binghe Wang
Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University
Synthetic Lectin Mimics and their Applications
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
S. "Thai" Thayumanavan
Chem
Tuesday
11/1
Professor Lynne Regan
Yale, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry/Chemistry
Creating Novel Proteins by Selection and Design
4:00 p.m.
222 Morril II South
Dan Hebert
MCB
Thursday
11/3
Professor Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Dynamical Structures of Membrane Proteins by NMR Spectroscopy
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
S. "Thai" Thayumanavan/
Lynmarie Thompson
Chem
Tuesday
11/29
Professor Nathan Alder
UConn, Molecular & Cell Biology
Interactions and Structural Dynamics of the Mitochondrial TIM23 Protein Transport Complex: Fluorescence-Based Analyses In Organello and in Model Membrane Systems
4:00 p.m.
222 Morril II South
Alejandro Heuck
MCB
Thursday
12/1
Professor Anne Mason
Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont
The remarkable tale of how the binding of transferrin primes the transferrin receptor to potentiate iron release from each lobe at endosomal pH
11:15 a.m.
LGRT 1634
Igor Kaltashov
Chem

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