BMB Seminars

Date/Title of Talk

Thursdays 4 PM
Basic Science Auditorium 2.212



September 1, 2022
"SARS-CoV-2 Immune Evasion and Countermeasure Development" *HEC 3.206
Dr. Hongjie Xia
University of Texas Medical Branch
Pei-Yong Shi, PhD
September 15, 2022
"Understanding organism-wide coordination of growth by using spatiotemporal control of ribosome synthesis"
Dr. Elif Sarinay Cenik
University of Texas at Austin
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
September 16, 2022   *10:00am
"Single cell quantification of ribosome occupancy in early mouse development"
Dr. Can Cenik
University of Texas at Austin
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
September 22, 2022
"Nuclear organization by biomolecular condensates"
Dr. Ben Sabari
University of Texas Southwestern
Guy Nir, PhD
September 29, 2022
"Force-regulated integrin spontaneous conformational changes"
Dr. Yunfeng Chen
University of Texas Medical Branch
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
October 6, 2022  
*HEC 3.206
"Immunodominance and antigenic evolution - lessons learned from influenza and SARS-CoV-2"

Dr. Seth Zost
Vanderbilt University

Pei-Yong Shi, PhD
October 27, 2022
"Structures and functions of non-nonribosomal peptide synthetases"
Dr. Martin Schmeing
McGovern Medical School
Whitney Yin, PhD

October 31, 2022
"Mechano-Genomics: from Cell-State Transitions to Chromatin Biomarkers"

Dr. G.V. Shivashankar
ETH Zurich & Paul Scherrer Institute
Mike Sheetz, PhD
November 3, 2022   (Virtual Only)
"Balancing X-Chromosome Dosage in Hematopoietic Cells: Mechanistic Insights and Impact on Cancer"
Dr. Eda Yildirim
Duke University
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD

November 10, 2022
"Chromatin-scaffolded phase separation in the nucleus"

Dr. Amy Strom
Princeton University
Guy Nir, PhD
November 17, 2022
"The cellular orchestra of stress, innate immune, and programmed cell death signaling in health and disease"
Dr. Parimal Samir
University of Texas Medical Branch
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
December 1, 2022  *** CANCELLED

January 5, 2023
"The Democratization of RNA Therapeutics: What it means for Infectious Diseases"

Dr. John Cooke 
Houston Methodist
Pei-Yong Shi, PhD

January 12, 2023
"C. elegans: platform for discovery about muscle assembly, maintenance, regulation & aging"

Dr. Guy Benian
Emory University

Andres Oberhauser, PhD

January 26, 2023    *12:00pm
"Optical structural cell biology - visualising protein assemblies in cells with super-resolution microscopy"

Dr. Mike Heilemann
Linda Kenney, PhD
January 26, 2023   *Virtual only
"Identifying common and rare regulatory variants in genetic disease"
Dr. Stephen Montgomery
Stanford University 
Michelle Ward, PhD
February 2, 2023
"Mechanical basis of human disease"
Dr. Shang Ma
University of Texas Southwestern
Yunfeng Chen PhD

February 9, 2023
"Mechanisms affected by Phospholipase D1 in the progression of neurogenerative states"

Dr. Balaji Krishnan
University of Texas Medical Branch
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD

February 23, 2023 *Virtual Only
"Inferring gene regulatory divergence between humans and Neanderthals"

Dr. Tony Capra
University of California San Francisco
Michelle Ward, PhD
February 28, 2023
"How One Eukaryotic Cell Invades Another: Dissecting Invasion by Apicomplexa"
Dr. Li-av Segev Zarko
Stanford University
William Russell, PhD

March 9, 2023
"Overcoming Undruggable Targets Using Small Molecule Microarrays"

Dr. Bocheng Wu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pei-Yong Shi, PhD
Yunfeng Chen, PhD
March 21, 2023
"Genetic approaches to the p53 paradox"
Dr. Annika Wylie
University of Texas Southwestern
Junji Iwahara, PhD

March 23, 2023
“Structural insights into the dynamic assembly pathway and function of the spliceosome”

Dr. Reinhard Lührmann
Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Mariano Garcia-Blanco PhD
April 4, 2023
"Understanding metabolic disease through functional genomics"
Dr. Ewa Bielczyk-Maczyńska
Stanford University
Michelle Ward, PhD
April 6, 2023

"Collective Bacterial Motion on a Surface: Unexpected Insights into Antimicrobial Resistance"

Dr. Rasika Harshey
University of Texas Austin
Linda Kenney, PhD
April 11, 2023
"Investigating how homolog genome organization shapes gene regulatory programs"
Dr. Jumana AlHaj Abed
Harvard University
Linda Kenney, PhD
April 13, 2023 *Virtual Only
"Single cell multi-omic approaches to cardiac development and disease"

Dr. Sean Wu
Stanford University

Michelle Ward, PhD
April 20, 2023
"DNA methylation reprogramming in mammals"
Dr. Marisa Bartolomei
University of Pennsylvania
Linda Kenney, PhD
April 25, 2023
"Molecular mechanism of sound amplification"
Dr. Navid Bavi
University of Chicago
Petr Leiman, PhD
April 27, 2023
Dr. Xiaodong Cheng
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Mark White, PhD
May 4, 2023
"Establishing advanced in vitro microphysiological platforms to evaluate cell and extracellular matrix remodeling"
Dr. Lauren Richardson
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 
Krishna Rajarathnam, PhD
May 11, 2023
Dr. Yan Xiang
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Xuping Xie, PhD

May 18, 2023
"Mechanism of signal transduction across the bacterial cell envelope"

Dr. Anna Konovalova 
University of Texas Health Medical Center Houston
Linda Kenney, PhD

Seminar Series Contact Information


Dr. Michael Sheetz
Phone: (409) 747-0452


Mikayla Martelli
Phone: 409-266-0259