Upcoming CBI Student-Invited Seminars

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

4pm Room 222
Morrill Science Center South

Joint CBI/MCB Seminar

Dr. Susan Gottesman
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Title: Post-transcriptional Regulation of the Response to Stress

Student Host: Rilee Zeinert (MCB)


Thursday, February 28, 2019

11:30 a.m. LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Reshma Shetty
Gingko Bioworks

Title: TBD

Student Host: Elvan Cavac (Chemistry)


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

11:30 a.m. LGRT 201
Joint CBI/Chem E Seminar

Dr. Kenneth Shull
Northwestern University

Title: TBD

Student Host: Mengfei Huang (Chem E)


Past CBI Student-Invited Seminars


Thursday, September 27, 2018

11:30 a.m. LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Eva Nogales
University of California Berkeley

Title: Microtubule Structure, Dynamics, and Regulatory Interactions visualized by cryo-EM

Student Host: Ishankumar Soni (Chemistry)


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

4:00 p.m. in Morril 2 Room 222
Joint CBI/MCB Seminar

Dr. Hidde Ploegh
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine Division of Molecular Biology Department of Medicine Boston Children’s Hospital

Title: A Fresh (non-invasive) look at immunity

Student Host: Jill Graham (MCB)


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

11:30 a.m. LGRT 201
Joint CBI/Chem E Seminar

Dr. Suzie Pun
Professor, University of Washington
Department of Bioengineering

"Bioactive, peptide-containing polymers for biomedical applications"

Student Host: Sualyneth Galarza (Chem E)

Thursday, March 3, 2017

11:00 a.m. in LGRT 1632
Joint CBI/Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Brandon Ruotolo
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

"New Gas-phase Tools for the Simultaneous Determination of Protein Complex Structure, Stability and Sequence"

Student Host: Patanachai Limpikirati (Kong)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:30 a.m. in LGRT 201
Joint CBI/Chemical Engineering Seminar

Dr. Manu Platt
Associate Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

"Quantitative Dissection of Proteolytic Networks Governing Tissue Remodeling in Health and Disease"

Student Host: Alyssa Schwarz

CBI 20th Birthday Seminar Series
  Spring 2015 (pdf)  
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:00 p.m. in ISB 221
Joint CBI/MCB Seminar
Susan Marqusee MD, PhD
Director, QB3-Berkeley
Eveland Warren Endowed Chair, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, University of California Berkeley
"Sequence and Environmental Determinants of a Protein’s Energy Landscape"
Host: Joseph Tilitsky
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
11:30 a.m. in LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chem Seminar
Dr. John Kozarich
Chairman, President
ActivX Biosciences, Inc.
"Chemoproteomic Interrogation of ATP Binding Space: New Methods and Surprises"
Host: Scott Eron
  Fall 2015 (pdf)  
Friday, September 11, 2015
3:35 p.m. in Conte A110/111
Joint CBI/PSE Seminar
Professor David Mooney
Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute
Harvard University
"Biomaterial-based Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines"
Host: Brittany deRonde
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
11:30 a.m. in LGRT 201
Joint CBI/ChemEng Seminar
Professor Darrell J. Irvine
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Biological Engineering,

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Host: Lauren Jansen

Prior CBI seminars include:

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. in LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chem Seminar
Professor Cathy Drennan
Departments of Chemistry and Biology
Title: Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Metalloproteins in Action
Host: Cornelius Taabazuing

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. in LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chem Seminar
Professor Chaitan Khosla
Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and (by courtesy) Biochemistry
Stanford University
Title: TBA
Host: Tsung-Yi Lin

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. in LGRT 1634
Joint CBI/Chem Seminar
Professor Donald M. Engelman
Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Yale University
“pH-dependent Transmembrane Peptide Insertion: Mechanism and Uses in Tumor Targeting and Drug Delivery”
Student Host: Fabian Romano Chernac

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in Conte
Joint CBI/MCB Seminar
Dr. Robert A. Weinberg
Whitehead Institute
Ludwig Center for Cancer Research
Biology, MIT
"Cancer Stem Cells and Malignant Progression"
Student Host: Charley Swofford

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Joint CBI/Chem/MCB Seminar
Professor Steven Block
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Applied Physics
Stanford University
"The Biophysics of Gene Regulation, Studied One Molecule at a Time"
Student Host: Ankit Vahia

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Joint CBI/Chemistry seminar
Professor Lars Konermann
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Western Ontario
"Using Electrospray Mass Spectrometry for Exploring Protein Folding and Dynamics"
Student host: Vanessa Mendoza

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
As part of the “Protein Misfolding Diseases” symposium hosted by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Professor Jeffery Kelly
Chemistry Department
The Scripps Research Institute
“Understanding and ameliorating age onset neurodegenerative diseases”
Student host:  Brad Pearse

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Joint MCB/CBI seminar
Professor Stephen Harrison
Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
“Viral Fusion Proteins”
Student hosts: Abby Guce and Annie Marcelino

Thursday, April 28, 2005
Joint CBI/Chemistry seminar
Professor Barbara Imperiali
Department of Chemistry
"Chemical Tools for the Analysis of Complex Cellular Processes"
Student host: Rob Daniels

December 5, 2003 (and in 2000)
Joint CBI/MCB seminar
Professor Andy Ellington
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Texas
"Evolutionary Enginering of Molecules and Organisms”
Student host: Denis Drygin

Friday, October 3, 2003
Joint CBI/Chemistry seminar
Professor Alanna Schepartz
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
"Miniature Proteomics”
Student hosts: Catherine Goodman and Robert Daniels

Thursday, February 2, 2001
Joint CBI/Chemistry seminar
Professor Ronald Breslow
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University
“The Chelate Effect in Binding, Catalysis and Chemotherapy”
Student host: Edward Esposito