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
TBA
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 5 Ronald Breaker, Ph.D.
Professor, Yale University

“Prospects for riboswitch and ribozyme discovery”
Richard Bruick, Ph.D.
March 19 Dirk Trauner, Ph.D.
Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
TBA
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
April 2 Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
TBA
Nick Grishin, Ph.D.
April 14 (Tues.) Suzanne Walker, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School

“The split personality of O-GlcNAc transferase”
D. Nijhawan, M.D., 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 
April 16 Rachel Green, Ph.D.
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Ribosome profiling and biochemistry uncovers mechanisms of mRNA surveillance”
Ben Tu, Ph.D.