Biophysics Seminars

The Department of Biophysics hosts a vibrant seminar series, where senior leaders and rising stars discuss their latest work and spend a day meeting with faculty, postdocs, and students. Seminars are held on the second Thursday of each month. The sessions alternate with the Molecular Biophysics Discussion group (hosted by the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program) and the Department of Biochemistry seminars.

Lectures are held at noon in ND13.218 unless otherwise noted.

DateSpeaker and Seminar TitleHost
Sept. 8 Aaron Dinner, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Chicago Chemistry Department
"Cytoskeletal dynamics: at the crossroads between biology and physics"
Students and Postdocs
Oct. 13 Catherine Drennan, Ph.D. – Professor of Chemistry and Biology, MIT
“Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Metalloproteins in Action”
Chad Brautigam, Ph.D.
Nov. 10 Ekaterina Grishchuk, Ph.D. – Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

"Powering chromosome movement in mitosis: mobile tethers on dynamic microtubule ends"

Luke Rice, Ph.D.
Dec. 8

Robert Stroud, Ph.D. – Professor, University of California – San Francisco, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

“Channels that control endolysosomal entry to the cell: an avenue to cure Ebola, Lassa infections?”

Elizabeth Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Jan. 12

Kalina Hristova, Ph.D. – Professor,  Johns Hopkins University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

"FGF receptors: dimerization, structure, and function"

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
Feb. 9

Seminar Canceled

Mar. 9

Ian MacRae, Ph.D. – Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

"Mechanisms of gene regulation by microRNAs"

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
Apr. 13

Frederick Hughson, Ph.D. – Professor, Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology

"Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em: Chaperoning SNARE assembly to control membrane fusion"

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
May 11 Ibrahim Cissé, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, MIT, Department of Physics

"Super-resolution imaging of transcription in live mammalian cells”

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.
June 8 

Scott Blanchard, Ph.D. – Professor, Cornell University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Title TBA

Dan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.