BMB Seminars

Date
SpeakerTitle & Host
September 5, 2019Wei Li, PhD,
Baylor College of Medicine
"Epigenetic Regulation of Cancer Driver Genes"
Eric Wagner
September 12, 2019Eliseo Eugenin. PhD,
UTMB
"Role of cell to cell communication in NeuroHIV and Cancer"
Mark White
September 19, 2019Kristian Andersen, PhD,
The Scripps Research Institute
“Outsmarting Outbreaks – Using Genomics to Track Viruses”
Andrew Routh
September 26, 2019Tomas Cihlar, PhD,
Gilead Sciences
“Discovery and Development of Remdesivir, a Broad-spectrum Small Molecule Antiviral”
Pei-yong Shi
FRIDAY 
October 4, 2019
Guey-Shin Wang, PhD,
Institute of Biomedical Science, Taipei, Taiwan
“RNA toxicity induces post-translational dysregulation in myotonic dystrophy”
Muge Martinez
October 10, 2019Dean Scholl, PhD, 
AvidBiotics
“Engineered phage tail-like bacteriocins for human therapeutics”
Petr Leiman
October 17, 2019 RESCHEDULEDGideon Dreyfuss, PhD,HHMI, U. PennEric Wagner
October 24, 2019Michael Bressan, PhD, 
UNC
Muge Martinez
October 31, 2019  
November 7, 2019John Pascal, PhD, 
U. de Montreal
“Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase enzymes: structure, regulation, and inhibition”
Whitney Yin & Zoe Hoffpauir
November 14, 2019Andrew Routh, PhD,
UTMB
“Defective RNA virus genomes: passive interference or programmed enhancement?”
Mariano Garcia-Blanco
November 21, 2019Eric Wagner, PhD,
UTMB
"Negative Regulation of Paused RNA Polymerase II: The value of a pair of scissors"
Mariano Garcia-Blanco
November 28, 2019Thanksgiving – No seminar 
December 5, 2019Lilei  Zhang, MD, PhD, 
Baylor College of Medicine
“Circadian regulation of cardiac remodeling”
Yumei Ye
December 9/10, 2019
December 12, 2019
Rich Roberts, PhD, 
New England Biolabs
Adrian R. Krainer, PhD, 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
“Bacterial Methylomes” 
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 
Pioneering Biological Discovery Seminar 
December 19, 2019  


SPRING

 
January   9, 2020Ken Dill, PhD, 
Stony brook
Monte Pettitt
January  16, 2020Kay Choi, PhD,
UTMB
"How do flaviviruses find their own RNA genome for viral replication?"
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 
January 23, 2020Manny Ares, PhD, 
UC Santa Cruz
“Mechanisms that influence splicing decisions”
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 
January 30, 2020Jeffrey Chang, PhD
UT Health Science Center Houston
"Genomic dissection of metastatic breast cancer tumors"
Pei-yong Shi
February 6, 2020  
February 13, 2020Sandra Schmid, PhD,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Dynamin function:  Looking under and away from the lamp-post”
Michael Sheetz
February 20, 2020Nicholas S. Heaton, PhD,
Duke University Medical Center
"Tissue Specific Interferon Regulation and Effects on Influenza Virus Pathogenesis"
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 
February 27, 2020Lynn Zechiedrich, PhD,
Baylor College of Medicine
“Using supercoiling, sequence, and curvature to create nanoparticle DNAs for gene therapy”
Monte Pettitt
March 2, 2020
3:00 PM
MONDAY - Faculty Candidate
Jiajie Diao, PhD, 
University of Cincinnati
"Studying SNARE - mediated membrane fusion at the single vesicle level"
Linda Kenney
March 5, 2020Walter J Chazin, PhD, 
Vanderbilt University
“The core scaffolding of nucleotide excision repair machinery: From molecular mechanism to personalized medicine”
Junji Iwahara
March 12, 2020Margo Brinton, PhD, 
Georgia State University
"Both cellular and flaviviral specific factors determine the mode of induction and characteristics of stress granules"
Pei-yong Shi
March 19, 2020Paul de Figueiredo, PhD,
Texas A&M
"Mechanisms controlling Brucella intracellular parasitism"
Bill Russell
TUESDAY 
March 24, 2020
Christine Mayr, MD, PhD, 
Sloan Kettering Institute
Eric Wagner
April 2, 2020  
April 9, 2020  
April 16, 2020  
April 23, 2020  
April 30, 2020  
July 2, 2020Ridvan Nepravishta, PhD
UTMB
“Numerous reconciliations before divorce: The dynamic interactions of transcription factors with DNA”
Junji Iwahara
August 31, 2018Dr. Jack Johnson,
The Scripps Research Institute
“Three Dimensional Structures of Viruses Determined by CryoEM: Past, Present, and Future”
Host: Dr. Andrew Routh
September 4, 2018Linda Kenney, PhD, Edna Hu, PhD,
Felix Margadant, PhD and
Michael Sheetz, PhD
“Super-Resolution Microscopy:
Discovering How Molecules Work In Vivo”

Special Seminar
September 6, 2018Dr. Junji Chen Host: Dr. Satya Prakash
September 13, 2018  
Wednesday,
September 19, 2018
Dr. Erica Ollman Saphire“Broad ebolavirus and Lassa virus neutralization: key sites and engineering for improved activity”  
Host: Graduate Student Organization
September 27, 2018Dr. Lawrence Sowers"Developments toward the pharmacological management of glioblastoma"
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
October 4, 2018Dr. Andrew Sikora“The chicken egg chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) as a versatile platform for cancer research”
Host: Dr. Stanley Watowich
October 11, 2018Dr. Tuli Mukhopadhyay“Our lab’s journey to inhibit Alphavirus assembly”
Host: Dr. Andrew Routh
October 18, 2018Dr. James C. Lee“Asymmetric structural- and energetic-landsacpe in regulating the nature of allostery in a homo-dimeric protein”
Host Dr. Kay Choi
October 26, 2018Dr. Yoel Sadovsky "Placental-maternal-fetal communication via packaged molecular signals" 
Host: Graduate Student Organization
November 1, 2018  
November 8, 2018  
November 15, 2018Dr. Eda Yildirim“Balancing X chromosome Dosage: Mechanistic Insights and Impact on Cancer”
Host: Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez
November 22, 2018THANKSGIVING 
November 28, 2018Dr. Ben Stanton"New insights into altered epigenetic repression and topology: studies of chromatin remodeling in cancer"
Faculty Candidate Seminar
November 29, 2018Dr. Richard Kuhn "Assembly, maturation and infectivity of flaviviruses"
Host:Dr. Pei Yong Shi
December 6, 2018Dr. Kristen Lynch"RNA Processing and the Human Immune System - a story of CELF control"
Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco
December 20, 2018  
January 3, 2019  
January 10, 2019Dr. Philip Scherer "The Multifaceted Roles of Adipocytes: Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes and Beyond"
Host: Dr. Stan Watowich
January 15, 2019Dr. Jeffrey LiuFaculty Candidate Seminar
“G Protein-Coupled Receptor Biased Signaling Illustrated at Multiple Levels”
January 17, 2019Dr. Charles Brenner “Boosting Metabolism with Nicotinamide Riboside: Full Circle From Milk”
Host: Dr. Stan Watowich
January 22, 2019Dr. Shannon StephensFaculty Candidate Seminar
“Regulation and Function of Kisspeptin Neurons: lessons from mouse models”
January 24, 2019Dr. Adam Lauring“RNA virus mutation rates, another spandrel?”
Host: Dr. Andrew Routh
January 31, 2019Dr. William "Ted" DiehlFaculty Candidate Seminar
February 7, 2019Dr. Mythreye KarthikeyanFaculty Candidate Seminar
February 18, 2019
Monday 4PM
Dr. Rachel AreyFaculty Candidate Seminar
February 25, 2019
Monday 9AM
Dr. Anthony MustoeFaculty Candidate Seminar
February 28, 2019
4PM
Dr. Cunqi Ye“An unforeseen metabolic function for phospholipid and histone methylation”
Faculty Candidate Seminar
March 5, 2019
Tuesday 4PM
Dr. Michelle WardFaculty Candidate Seminar
March 14, 2019Dr. E. Brad Thompson"Glucocorticoids, Allostery and Apoptosis"
March 26, 2019Dr. Joyce Wong"The Henipavirus Cell Entry Machinery: from Structure to Function"
Faculty Candidate Seminar
March 28, 2019  
April 1, 2019 
Monday 4PM
Dr. Jennifer CashFaculty Candidate Seminar
April 4, 2019Dr. Satya Prakash“Roles and mechanisms of human translesion synthesis DNA polymerases” 
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
April 18, 2019Dr. Yu-Hsiu (Eric) Wang"Phosphoinositides, actin and DNA repair: Roles of nuclear phosphoinositides in early DNA damage signaling"
Host: Michael Sheetz
April 25, 2019  
May 2, 2019Dr. Micah Luftig“A New Temporal Model for EBV-Mediated B-Cell Transformation”
Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco
May 9, 2019  
May 16, 2019  
May 23, 2019  
May 30, 2019  

Seminar Series Contact Information

Chair

Dr. Kay Choi
Phone: (409) 747-1402
Email: kychoi@utmb.edu
Route: 0647

Coordinator