Department of Biochemistry Seminar Series

Thursdays, L4.176, at noon, unless otherwise noted.

DateSpeaker/TitleHost
Aug. 31 Brian Bachmann, Ph.D.
Professor, Vanderbilt University
“Natural Product Engineering and Discovery for Precision Medicine”
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.
Sept. 7 Andy Evans, Ph.D.
Professor and Alfred R. Bader Chair, Queen’s University
“New Asymmetric Allylic Cross-Coupling Reactions: Total Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Agents”
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
Sept. 28 Christine Szymanski, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Georgia
“Exploiting Microbial Glycosylation Pathways to Improve Human and Animal Health”
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Oct. 9
(Monday)
Novartis Lecture
MooJe Sung, Ph.D.
Investigator III, Novartis
“The Discovery of Kisqali® (Ribociclib), a CDK4/6 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Breast Cancer”

David Macmillan, Ph.D.
Professor, Princeton University
“New Photoredox Reactions”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Oct. 12 Ryan Looper, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Utah
“Engineering the Aminohexose-Cytosine Antibiotics as Selective Ribosomal P-site Inhibitors”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
Oct. 19 Aaron Beeler, Ph.D.
Professor, Boston University
“Enabling Medicinal Chemistry with Synthesis and Technology”
Special Seminar
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Nov. 2 Weiping Tan, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“From New Synthetic Methods to Natural Product Synthesis and Drug Discovery by Targeting Protein Degradation”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Nov. 16 Cole Haynes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
A Mitochondrial Stress Response and Toxic Genome Amplification
Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
Dec. 1
(Friday)
Ray Deshaies, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Discovery Research, Amgen
“Adaptive Exchange Hypothesis: Dynamic Specification of the SCF Ubiquitin Ligase Repertoire by Subtrate”
Deepak Nijhawan, Ph.D.
Dec. 14 Corinna Schindler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
“Iron(III)-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis and Oxygen Atom Transfer”
Special Seminar
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Jan. 4 Andrew Dillin, Ph.D.
Professor, UC Berkeley
“Orchestrating Aging Across a Troubled Soma”
Hamid Mirzaei, Ph.D.
Jan. 11 Vamsi Mootha, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
“Mitochondrial Parts, Pathways, and Pathogenesis”
Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
Jan. 17
(Wednesday)
Karla Bravo, Ph.D.
Researcher, Dow AgroSciences
“Discovery and Synthesis of New Crop Protection Solutions”
Special Seminar
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Jan. 25 Matt Bogyo, Ph.D.
Professor, Stanford School of Medicine
“Chemical Probes of Proteases: Application for Imaging and Therapeutics”
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
Feb. 8 Robin Kleiman, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Biogen
“The Forest and the Trees; Drug Discovery in Industry and Academia”
Noelle Williams, Ph.D.
March 1 Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D. -Canceled-
Professor, University of Michigan
“Metabolic Signaling Through Hydrogen Sulfide”
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.

Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
March 22 Michael Rout, Ph.D. -Canceled-
Professor, Rockefeller University
“The Hole Picture: Structure and Mechanism of the Nuclear Pore Complex”
Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
March 29
3 p.m.
Excellence in Chemistry Symposium - Sponsored by Aldrich
Todd Hyster, Ph.D.
Professor, Princeton University
“Recent Advances in Photoenzyme Catalysis”

Michael Van Nieuwenhze, Ph.D.
Professor, Indiana University
“Probing the Dynamics of Bacterial Cell Wall Biosynthesis with Fluorescent D-Amino Acids (FDAAs)”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.

Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
April 5 Dan Goldberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Washington University
“Malaria Parasite Plasmepsins: Not just your Father’s Old Degradative Enzymes”
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.
April 18
(Wednesday)
4 p.m.
A.L. CHILTON LECTURESHIP IN BIOCHEMISTRY
Stuart Schreiber, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard University
“Chemical Biology-based Approach to Understanding and Overcoming Cancer Therapy Resistance”
Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium Simmons Biomedical Research Building
Meg Phillips, Ph.D.
April 19 Ellen Yeh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
"1+1=1: Targeting Endosymbiosis for Antimalarial Drug Discovery"
Dawn Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D.
April 26 Mary Watson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Delaware
“Harnessing Alkyl Amines and Alcohols for Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
May 3 Xiaochun Yu, MD., Ph.D.
Professor, City Of Hope
“Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation and DNA Damage Repair”
Yonghao Yu, Ph.D.
May 10 Noah Burns, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
“Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids”
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
May 17 Hening Lin, Ph.D.
Professor, HHMI and Cornell University
“Orphan HDACs and Novel Protein Modifications in Cell Signaling and Cancer”
Kim Orth, Ph.D.