Department of Biochemistry Seminar Series

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

Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Precision Editing of the Gut Microbiota
Anthony Michael, Ph.D.
10/11/18 Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Michigan
“Metabolic Signaling through Hydrogen Sulfide”
Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Michael Rout, Ph.D.
Professor, The Rockefeller University
“A Hole New View: Structure and Mechanism of the Nuclear Pore Complex”
Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
10/25/18 Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Expanding the Kinome”
Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
11/8/18 Tahir Tahirov, Ph.D 
Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
“Structure and Function of Human Primosome”
Deepak Nijhawan, Ph.D.
11/15/18 Guy Poirier, Ph.D.
Professor, Laval University
“Cross-talk between covalent and non-covalent PARylation during DNA damage repair”
Yonghao Yu, Ph.D.
11/29/18 *Jennifer Roizen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Duke University
“Masked Alcohols and Amines Guide Position-Selective C–H Functionalization Reactions”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
12/6/18 Christian Kastrup, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The University of British Columbia
“Materials and Mechanisms that Control Coagulation and Hemorrhage”
Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.
12/13/18 Cunqi Ye, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Histones: Tunable methyl repositories by membrane phospholipids and the phosphatase PP2A
Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
12/18/18 Anthony Burgett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Novel Anti-Viral and Precision Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Development Through Targeting the Oxysterol-binding Proteins (OSBP/ORPs)
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
12/20/18 Sergey Pronin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
“New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
1/10/19 Andrew Koh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Modulating the Immune Response in Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant Patients”
Noelle Williams, Ph.D.
1/17/19 Matt Sieber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Examining how dynamic changes in mitochondrial metabolism drive fertility and progeny disease susceptibility”
Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
2/14/2019 *Tom Snaddon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington
“Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis Methods via Cooperative Catalysis: Design, Development and Application”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
2/19/18 Brian Stoltz, Ph.D.
Professor, Caltech
“Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
2/21/19 Tom Maimone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The University of California, Berkeley
“Synthesis and Study of Complex Natural Products”
Myles Smith, Ph.D.
3/7/19 Squire Booker, Ph.D.
Professor, Penn State University
“The Biosynthesis of Lipoic Acid: A Saga of Death, Destruction, and Rebirth”
Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.
3/21/19 Elizabeth Nolan, Ph.D.
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Metals and Immunity: Exploring Siderophore Scaffolds for Immunization and Antibacterial Strategies”
Anthony Michael, Ph.D.
3/28/19 David Nagib, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
“C-H and C-O Functionalization via Radical Chaperones”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
4/4/19 Seminar Canceled  
4/11/19 Karen Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Boston University
“Adaptation of phosphatases as regulators, catalysts, and housekeepers”
Anthony Michael, Ph.D.
4 p.m.
A.L. Chilton Lectureship in Biochemistry
James A. Wells, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California, San Francisco
“Attacking the Surfaceome of Cancer Cells”
Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
4/18/19 Steven Malcolmson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Duke University
“New Strategies for the Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Amines and Other Challenging Scaffolds”
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
4/25/19 Youla Tsantrizos, Ph.D.
Professor, McGill University
Engineering Phosphorus-Containing Molecules as Tools for Biochemical Investigations and Asymmetric Catalysis
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
5/2/19 Justin Du Bois, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Stanford University
“Using Chemistry to Study Sodium Channel Structure and Function”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
5/9/19 Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Michigan
Targeting gene transcription by PROTAC for new cancer therapeutics”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
5/16/19 Steven Townsend, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
“Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Defense Against Pathogens”
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.