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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 Title - 2019 - 2020 SeasonHost
Sept. 12

Marija Zanic, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Title: "Dynamic Architecture of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton"

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.
Sept. 18

Mingjie Zhang, Ph.D. – Chair Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Biochemistry

Title: "Phase Separation in Neuronal Synapses"

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
Oct. 10

Anthony Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Title: "Untangling Neurodegenerative Diseases using Patient-Based Structural Biology"

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
Nov. 7

Yongli Zhang, Ph.D., MS – Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology

Title: "Chaperoned SNARE Folding and Assembly Revealed by Optical Tweezers"

Lecture will be held in ND08.218

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
Dec. 12

Judith Frydman, Ph.D. – Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Biology

Title: "Proteostasis function and disfunction: the folding machines that maintain proteome health"

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.
Jan. 9

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D. – Professor and HHMI Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Department of Structural Biology

Title: "The mysteries of Asterix and the piRNA pathway"

Yunsun Nam, Ph.D.
Feb. 13

Brian Zoltowski, Ph.D. – Professor, Southern Methodist University, Department of Chemistry

Title: "Chemical Integration of Circadian and Photoperiodic Clocks"

Daniel Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Mar. 12

David Odde, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Title: "TBD"

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
Apr. 9

Dave Thirumalai, Ph.D. – Chairman, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry

Title: "TBD"

Milo Lin, Ph.D. and Kim Reynolds, Ph.D.
May 14

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego, Department of Molecular Biology

Title "TBD"

Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.