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 at noon.

Lectures are presently in person starting December 1, 2022

This will be in person only

DateSpeaker and Seminar Title
2021-2022 Season
Oct 6, 2022

Martin Jonikas, Ph.D.– Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Title: "Structure, biogenesis, and engineering of the Eukaryotic CO2-concentrating organelle, the pyrenoid"

Room NB2.EEF (NB2.1A&B)

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Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

Nov 10, 2022

Galia Debelouchina, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego

Title: "TBA"
Room number
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Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.
Dec 1, 2022

Josefina del Marmol, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Title:  "Sensing Scents: Structural Insights into Olfaction"
This will be in person only
Weiwei Wang, Ph.D.
Jan 19, 2023

Eva Nogales, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley

Title: "Structural Insights into the regulation of the
gene silencer PRC2"

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Lorena Saelices, Ph.D.
Feb 2, 2023

Robin Stanley, Ph.D. – Stadtman Investigator, National Institute of Environmental Health Science

Title: “Mechanisms of RNA Recognition and Cleavage by Ribonucleases"

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Jan Erzberger, Ph.D.
Mar 2, 2023

Stephen Bell, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title:"Bending, sliding, flipping, closing: single-molecule studies revealing the dynamics of replication origin licensing" 

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Matthew Parker, Ph.D.


Apr 6, 2023 canceled

Manojkumar Puthenveedu, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School 

CANCELED- will be rescheduled in the Fall

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
May 4, 2023

Vatsan Raman, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title:"Understanding and engineering allosteric proteins" 

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Kim Reynolds, Ph.D
May 31, 2023

Elena Conti, Ph.D. - Director and Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Title:"Should it stay or should it go:exploring the mechanisms at the intersection of RNA maturation and degration" 

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Jan Erzberger, Ph.D.

June 1, 2023

Ilya Levental, Ph.D. - Associate Professor,  of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia

Title:"Design Principles of Living Membranes"

ND8.218 at noon

This will be in person only

Martina Kosno

June Ho Hwang