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

DateSpeakerPresentationFaculty Host
January 17, 2023Shigeki Watanabe, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ultrafast membrane trafficking at synapsesGhazal Ashrafi
January 24, 2023Jennifer A. Brett, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Extracellular vesicles in pulmonary diseaseClair Crewe
January 31, 2023Agnieszka (Aga) Kendrick, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Time-resolved CryoEM visualizes snapshots of dynein’s activation pathwayDavid Kast
February 7, 2023Nikhil Sharma, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
The development and function of DRG somatosensory neuronsGhazal Ashrafi
February 21, 2023Elizabeth Pollina, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine
Neuronal activity-dependent DNA repair in plasticity and agingClair Crewe
February 28, 2023Mouzhe Xie, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The University of Chicago
Diamond-based quantum sensor for molecular analyticsDavid Piston/David Kast
March 7, 2023Aldona Mzyk, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Nanodiamond-based quantum sensing in cell biology, drug screening and clinical diagnosticsDavid Kast
March 14, 2023H. Kay Chung, PhD
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow
NOMIS Center for Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Designer immunity for cancer and beyondSheila Stewart
March 21, 2023G. Edward Marti, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University
New transcriptomic and imaging tools to track trajectories of aging and diseaseDavid Piston/David Kast
March 28, 2023Andrew Weems, PhD
Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow
Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Bleb signaling: Morphological motifs as signaling hubsSheila Stewart
April 4, 2023Yuan Gao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cancer Center at Cold Spring Harbor
Discovery of a ligand-regulated sarcoma dependencySheila Stewart
April 11, 2023Yash Chhabra, PhD
Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sexual dimorphism of the aging tumor microenvironment dictates melanoma invasion and therapeutic responsesSheila Stewart
April 18, 2023Maureen Barr, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Genetics
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
Ciliary extracellular vesicles: Biogenesis, targeting, and signalingClair Crewe
April 25, 2023Andrei Korostelev, PhD
RNA Therapeutics Institute
Chan Medical School
University of Massachusetts
Visualizing protein synthesis and ribosome stalling in C9ORF72 ALS/FTD neurodegenerationSergej Djuranovic
May 2, 2023Daniela Quail, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre and the Department of Physiology
McGill University
Harnessing the tumor immune microenvironment to combat cancerSheila Stewart
May 9, 2023Scott E. Lindner, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State Eberly College of Science
How malaria parasites prepare for unpredictable moments of transmission Slavica Pavlovic-Djuranovic