Biochemistry Seminar Series
2014–15

All seminars are at noon Thursdays in room L4.176 (Unless otherwise noted).

DateSpeaker and
Lecture Title
Host
Dec. 4 Kevan M. Shokat, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
University of California, San Francisco

"Chemical strategies for treating cancer and neurodegeneration in an allele-specific manner: K-Ras G12C and PINK1"
Joe Ready, Ph.D.
Jan. 29 Wilfred A. van der Donk, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Illinois
"Genome-assisted investigations of natural product biosynthesis"
John MacMillan, Ph.D.
Feb. 19 Philip S. Low, Ph.D.
Professor, Purdue University

“Ligand-targeted imaging and therapeutic agents for cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases”
Joe Ready, Ph.D.
March 19 Dirk Trauner, Ph.D.
Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
"A roadmap to success in photopharmacology"
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
April 2 Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
"Evolution of abscisic metabolism and emergence of biased ligands in plant phytohormone signaling"
Mike Roth, Ph.D.
April 14 (Tues.) Suzanne Walker, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School

“The split personality of O-GlcNAc transferase”
Steve McKnight, Ph.D.
April 15 (Wed.) A.L. Chilton Lectureship in Biochemistry 

Takao Kondo, Ph.D.
Professor, Nagoya University  
"Measuring time of a day in cyanobacteria by circadian clock protein KaiC"

Location: Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium,
Simmons Biomedical Research Building 
Steve McKnight, Ph.D.
April 16 Rachel Green, Ph.D.
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Ribosome profiling and biochemistry uncovers mechanisms of mRNA surveillance”
Ben Tu, Ph.D.  
May 28 Ronald Breaker, Ph.D.
Professor, Yale University
“Prospects for riboswitch and ribozyme discovery”
Richard Bruick, Ph.D.