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 - 2018 - 2019 SeasonHost
Sept. 6

Tom Pollard, Ph.D. – Professor, Yale University, Yale Center for Structural Biology

Title: "Molecular Mechanism of Cytokinesis"

Luke Rice, Ph.D.
Oct. 4

Sarah Keller, Ph.D. – Adjust Professor, University of Washington, Department of Biophysics and Physical Chemistry

Title: "Vacuole Membranes in Living Yeast Cells Reversibly Demix into Huge (Micron-Scale) Domains"

Mike Henne, Ph.D.
Nov. 8

Joshua Zimmerberg, M.D., Ph.D. – Senior Investigator, NIH Section on Integrative Biophysics

Title: "How Physical Constraints Mold Random Motion to Create Membrane Remodeling"

Lecture will be held in ND08.218

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
Dec. 6

Susan Marqusee, Ph.D. – Professor, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Title: "Protein Folding On and Off the Ribosome"

Milo Lin, Ph.D.
Jan. 10

Wei Peng, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Researcher, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Molecular Biology

Title: "Using cryo-EM to Unveil Structural Bases of Virulence for Bacterial Toxins and Effectors"

Xiochen Bai, Ph.D.
Feb. 7

Chris Jaroniec, Ph.D. – Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of Prion and Amyloid Propagation Explored by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.
Mar. 7

Brandt Eichman, Ph.D. – Professor, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences

Title: "New DNA Repair Mechanisms of Replication-Stalling Lesions"

Yunsun Nam, Ph.D.
Apr. 4

David Eliezer, Ph.D. – Professor, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

Title: "Alpha-synuclein and Tau: Structure, Function and Parkinson’s /Alzheimer’s disease.”

Jose Rizo Rey, Ph.D.
May 9

Ido Golding, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Title "Illuminating Cellular Heterogeneity"

Kim Reynolds, Ph.D.
Jun. 6

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

Title: TBD

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.