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
9/8/2016 Aaron Dinner, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Chicago Chemistry Department
"Cytoskeletal dynamics: at the crossroads between biology and physics"
Students and Postdocs
10/13/2016 Catherine Drennan, Ph.D. – Professor of Chemistry and Biology, MIT
“Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Metalloproteins in Action”
Chad Brautigam, Ph.D.
11/10/2016 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.
12/8/2016

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.
1/12/2017

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

Title TBA

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
2/9/2017

Kristi Anseth, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Colorado – Boulder, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering


Title TBA

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
3/9/2017

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

Title TBA

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
4/13/2017

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

Title TBA

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
5/11/2017 Ibrahim Cissé, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, MIT, Department of Physics

Title TBA

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.
6/8/2017

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

Title TBA

Dan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.