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Fall 2017 Seminars


BCMB 601

Wednesdays, 3:35 – 4:30, WLS M311

(refreshments served at 3:20)

(2017 – Fall Seminar schedule)

August 23       Additional allostery in periplasmic binding protein mediated ABC transport. Matthew Cuneo, MaNDi Beamline Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, host Liz Howell

August 30       The plasminogen activation system in the central nervous system. Manuel Yepes, Professor, Department of Neurology; Director, Atlanta VAMC Stroke Unit; O. Wayne Rollins Endowed Chair in Stroke and Imaging Research, Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Emory University, hosts Joanna Cooper and Rebecca Prosser

September 6    Squish and squeeze – Nuclear mechanics and mechanotransduction in physiology and disease, Jan Lammerding, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, host Rachel McCord

September 13  How HIV and Ebola virus find their ways into cells: a tale of lipid-protein interactions Lukas Tamm, Harrison Distinguished Professor in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics; Vice-Chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics; director of the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology at the University of Virginia, host Fran Barrera

September 20  Soil and Neurodegeneration:  Digging up the Dirt on Parkinson’s Disease, Kim Caldwell, Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama, Hosts Liz Howell and Gladys Alexandre

September 27  What a little moonlight can do – for peptide bonding. Albrecht von Arnim, Professor, BCMB Department, UTK

October 4        Condensin mediated nuclear organization and gene regulation. Györgyi Csankovszki, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, host Josh Bembenek

October 11      Elena Shpak, Associate Professor, BCMB, UTK

October 18      Investigating the Mechanisms of Cytokinesis during Embryo Development. Josh Bembenek, Assistant Professor, BCMB, UTK

October 25      Modifying carbon, electron, and nitrogen metabolism in Clostridium thermocellum for enhanced cellulosic biofuel production. Adam Guss, Genetic and Metabolic Engineer, ORNL, host Gladys Alexandre

November 1    Defective alleles reveal novel insights into transcriptional regulation of carbon flux junctions in Populus,  Wellington Muchero, Quantitative Geneticist in Plant Systems Biology, ORNL, host Dan Roberts.

November 8    Bruce Mckee, Professor, UTK, unconfirmed

November 15 New insights into structural flexibility and thermostability of cytochrome P450s, Nitin Jain, Associate Professor, BCMB Department, UTK

November 22  day before Thanksgiving no seminar

November 29  To Give or to Take: Bacterial Regulation of Conflicting Symbiotic Behaviors with Invertebrates, Heidi Goodrich-Blair, David and Sandra White Professor  Head of Microbiology Department, UTK


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