Biochemistry Seminar Series, 2016-2017

The NIH Common Fund High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program: Supporting exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas at all career stages 

DateSpeaker/TitleHost
Nov. 17 Oleg Volkov, Ph.D.
Instructor, UT Southwestern, Pharmacology
“Allostery in motion: Trypanosoma Brucei Enzyme Brought to Life by a Dead Paralog” 
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.
Dec. 15 Ting Han, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Drugging the Undruggable: A Class of Selective Anti-cancer Sulfonamides Function by Promoting the Degradation of a Splicing Factor”
Deepak Nijhawan, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 5 Jared Rutter, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Utah
“Mitochondria, Metabolism and Cellular Decisions’
Richard Bruick, Ph.D.
Jan. 19 Catherine Grimes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The University of Delaware
"Chemical Glycobiology & Innate Immumity"
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Jan. 26 Bin Xu, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Selective Rearrangements of Reactive Ylides”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Mar. 2 Michelle Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
"Synthetic biology approaches to new chemistry"
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Mar. 16 Masato Kato, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Cross-β Polymerization of Low-complexity Sequences Assumes Biological Funcation"
Steve McKnight, Ph.D.
Mar. 23 Matthew LaMar.e, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
"Allosteric Inhibition of SHP2"
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
Apr. 20 Yibing Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
"A Novel Chemosensor for Predator Odor-evoked Innate Fear"

Qinghua Liu, Ph.D.

Apr. 27 Nathanael Gray, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School
"New Chemical Approaches to Targeting Challenging Cancer Targets”
Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D.
May 4 Santanu Panda, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Synthetic Utility of Dihydopyridine and Indole Boronate Esters”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
May 11 Hubert Yin
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Synthetic Utility of Dihydopyridine and Indole Boronate Esters”
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.
May 18 William Israelsen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
“Lessons in Metabolic Control from Hibernating Mice”
Richard Bruick, Ph.D.
May 24
4 p.m.
Wednesday
A.L. CHILTON LECTURESHIP IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Judith P. Klinman, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
"Looking Beyond The Classics: New Paradigms In Enzyme Catalysis”
Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium
Simmons Biomedical Research Building
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.