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
9/10/2015 Georgios Skiniotis, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

"Cryo-EM snapshots of a modular polyketide synthase at work"
Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
10/8/2015 Antonina Roll-Mecak, Ph.D. – Investigator and Chief, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit

"How microtubules get their spots: insights from the mechanism of tubulin modification enzymes"
Luke Rice, Ph.D.
11/12/2015 Christine Keating, Ph.D. – Professor, Penn State University Department of Chemistry

"Artificial cytoplasms based on liquid-liquid phase coexistence: Towards responsive compartmentalization of biomolecules and reactions"

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
12/10/2015 Zvonomir Dogic, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Brandeis University, Physics Department

"Spontaneous Motility In Soft Active Matter"
Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.
1/14/2016 Yeon-Kyun Shin, Ph.D. – Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology

"SNAREs, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's"
Jose Rizo Rey, Ph.D.

*Lecture cancelled, as of February 10.

Catherine Drennan, Ph.D. – HHMI Professor and Investigator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Departments of Chemistry and Biology

"Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Metalloproteins in Action"

Chad Brautigam, Ph.D.
3/10/2016 Richard Kriwacki, Ph.D. – Adjunct Associate Professor, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

“Phase Separation within the Nucleolus”
Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
4/7/2016 Stephen Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D. – Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

"Unraveling Notch Signal Transduction"
Yunsun Nam, Ph.D.
5/12/2016 Margaret Gardel, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Gordon Center for Integrative Science

"Memory and Liquidity in Actin Networks"

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
6/09/2016 Peter Kwong, Ph.D. – Chief, Structural Biology Section and Structural Bioinformatics Core, NIH, NIAID

"From Antibody to Vaccine: Structure-based design of vaccines for HIV-1 and RSV"
Dan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.