All presentations are held in McDonnell Sciences Building, Room 423, Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

DateSpeakerPresentationFaculty Host
January 23, 2024David Shechner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
University of Washington
How does RNA compartmentalize and functionalize the human genome?Sergej Djuranovic
January 30, 2024Saif Hasan, PhD*
Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology University of Maryland School of Medicine
The tale of a tail: Structural basis of secretory hijacking by the SARS-CoV-2 spike in infection and vaccinationColin Nichols
February 6, 2024Sebastian Kadener, PhD
Biology Department
Brandeis University
Molecular and Physiological Functions of circRNAsChun-Kan Chen
February 13, 2024Naomi Dirckx, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
Differential effects of the PTH-responsive citrate transporter SLC13A5 during growth and agingSilvia Jansen
February 20, 2024Michael Emanuele, PhD
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Ubiquitin signaling in normal and cancer cell cyclesBen Major
February 26, 2024 (Monday)Yaser Hashem, PhD*
Group Leader
Universite de Strasbourg
Snapshots from species-specific aspects of eukaryotic mRNA translation and their involvement in diseasesSergej Djuranovic
March 5, 2024CANCELLED
March 12, 2024CANCELLED
March 19, 2024Marko Jovanovic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences Columbia University
How RBP interactions drive post-transcriptional gene expression regulationSergej Djuranovic
March 26, 2024CANCELLED
April 2, 2024Grace Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunobiology
Yale University
Circular RNA ImmunityChun-Kan Chen
April 9, 2024Robert P. Mecham Distinguished Lectureship
3:00 | FLTC – Connor Auditorium

Richard O. Hynes, PhD
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Biology
Member, Ludwig Center at MIT Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
The matrix is everywhere and affects most of metazoan life
April 16, 2024Dion Dickman, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Souther California
Input-specific Mechanisms Controlling Homeostatic Synaptic PlasticityGhazal Ashrafi
April 23, 2024Chi Min (Mimi) Ho, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology & Immunology
Columbia University
Integrated Structural Biology of Malaria ParasitesSlavica Pavlovic-Djuranovic
April 25, 2024Special Seminar Time & Location at 11:00 AM in 9A/B BJCIOH
Ziao Fu, PhD*
Postdoctoral Associate
Rockefeller University
Structures of the Flotillin Complex in a Native Membrane EnvironmentCIMED
April 30, 2024Rachel Arey, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Mining the mind of a worm: Discovery of new regulators of learning and memory using C. elegansAmber Stratman
May 7, 2024Travis Stracker, PhD
NIH, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research
The Tousled like kinases in development and diseaseZhongsheng You
* Faculty Candidate