Every Monday, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

***Unless otherwise noted below***

December 10, 2018
Speaker:  Dr. Hyun-Kyoung Lee
Affiliation:  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Presentation:  “Developmental Gliogenesis:  New perspectives and paradigms for repairing the CNS”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Seung-Hee (Sally) Yoo

January 14, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Alison Bertuch
Affiliation:  Associate Professor, Pediatrics Oncology, Molecular & Human Genetics, Program in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Presentation:  “Mechanisms of Telomere Maintenance and Dysfunction Revealed through the Study of the Telomere Biology Disorders”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Wenbo Li

January 28, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Jun-yuan Ji
Affiliation:  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Presentation:  “Context-specific functions of CDK8”
Location:  MSB 2.135

February 4, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Filip Van Petegem
Affiliation:  Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Presentation:  “Myopathies and arrhythmias: structural insights into calcium-selective channel regulation”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Irina Serysheva

February 11, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Vincent J. Hilser
Affiliation:  Professor & Chair, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Presentation:  “The role of disorder in function and adaptation”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. John Putkey

February 18, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Oliver Clarke
Affiliation:  Assistant Professor, Physiology (in Anesthesiology), Columbia University, Irving Medical Center, New York, NY
Presentation:  “Structural basis of RyR1 gating and regulation”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Irina Serysheva

February 25, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Christian Hong
Affiliation:  Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Department of MED-Pharm & Systems Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Presentation:  “Uncovering roles of circadian rhythms in the gastrointestinal system using organoids”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Seung-Hee (Sally) Yoo

March 11, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Shervin Assassi
Affiliation:  Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas
Presentation:  “Molecular changes ensuing from myeloablation followed by autologous stem ell transplation in autoimmune diseases”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana

March 25, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Conibear
Affiliation:  Associate Professor of Medical Genetics, Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Presentation:  “Regulating the dynamic palmitoylation of NRas”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Co-Hosts:  Dr. Askar Akimzhanov and Dr. Darren Boehning

April 1, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Mohandas Narla, DSc
Affiliation:  Vice-President for Research & Director, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, New York
Presentation:  “Normal and Disordered Erythropoiesis”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Yang Xia

April 8, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Nayun Kim
Affiliation:  Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas
Presentation:  “The DNA-centric view of transcription: mutagenesis and genome rearrangements at actively transcribed genes”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Seung-Hee (Sally) Yoo

April 15, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen Traynelis
Affiliation:  Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Presentation:  “NMDA receptors and human neurological disease”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Vasanthi Jayaraman

April 22, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Kyunghee Koh
Affiliation:  Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presentation:  “Genetic and Neural Basis of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Zheng (Jake) Chen

April 29, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Eric Wagner
Affiliation:  Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Presentation:  “Integrator Utilizes Distinct Catalytic Activities to Attenuate Transcription”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Leng Han

May 6, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Yejing Ge
Affiliation:  Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Presentation:  “Functional interrogation of stem cell plasticity in the skin epithelia”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Wenbo Li

May 13, 2018
Speaker:  Dr. Pieter Hiemstra
Affiliation:  Professor, Department of Pulmonology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Hague Area, Leiden,
The Netherlands
Presentation:  “Use of cultured airway and alveolar epithelial cells to study chronic inflammatory lung disease”
Location:  MSB 2.135
Host:  Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana