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BCMB 601 Department Seminar Fall 2023


Name and affiliation of the speaker




Billy Lau, Departments of Psychology and Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Neural basis of behavior

Rajan Lamichhane


Ivis Chaple Gore: Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Radiochemistry Research Capabilities at the University of Tennessee Knoxville

Rajan Lamichhane


Larry York: Biosciences Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville TN

Functional phenomics for carbon efficiency of roots, plants, and ecosystems

Rajan Lamichhane /Gladys Alexandre


Ian Wallace: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Synthesis, deposition, and regulation of cell wall polysaccharides in Arabidopsis

Brad Binder


Justin Miller: Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Investigating the Impact of Novel DNA-Binding Activity Exhibited by Poly(aspartic acid) hydrolase-1 on Biofilm Structures

Rajan Lamichhane


Itay Budin: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 

How lipid chemistry shapes membranes: from mitochondria in our cells to life at the bottom of earth’s oceans

Sarah Shelby



Keerthi Krishnan: Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Tenure talk

Gladys Alexandre /Brad Binder


Colleen Niswender: Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 as a therapeutic target in neurodevelopmental disorders

Keerthi Krishnan


Jingyi Fe: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

RNA-mediated gene regulation: action under the light

Rajan Lamichhane


Nora Springer: College of Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, Knoxville, TN

Building a Better Model: Utilizing Natural Disease in Dogs to Enhance Translation of Basic Cancer Research

Rajan Lamichhane /Gladys Alexandre


Reza Vafabakhsh: Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Rajan Lamichhane


Shalini Low-Nam: Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Molecular mechanisms of CAR T cell activation and tumor cell killing

Sarah Shelby


James Olzmann: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California Berkley, Berkley CA

Cellular mechanisms of lipid homeostasis and lipotoxicity

Amit Joshi


Jebrell Glover: Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Fran Barrera


Jonathan Wall: Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN

Elias Fernandez

3:35-5pm Moss202