Past Seminars

Review the archive of CBSD sponsored seminars.

Academic Year 2017-2018

April 13, 2018 - Seminar

Speaker: Josh Adkins, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Title: Applications of multi-omics methods to aid in understanding protein function (Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location/Time: Skaggs 169, 11:00 a.m.

March 5, 2018 - Seminar

Speaker: Archibald Perkins, University of Rochester

Title: Role of PR domain proteins in cancer: Potential targets for therapy? (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry)

Location/Time: Chemistry 212 at 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 17, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Jia Song, University of Delaware

Title: Regulatory roles of microRNAs in early development (Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location/Time: Skaggs 169, 11:00 a.m.

Nov. 13, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Yisong (Alex) GuoCarneige Mellon University

Title: Spectroscopic and kinetic studies of catalytically versatile nonheme iron enzymes (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry)

Location/Time: Chemistry 212, 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 6, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Michelle Reniere, University of Washington

Title: How an intracellular pathogen recognizes the host cytosol (Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location/Time: Skaggs 169, 11:00 a.m.

Sept. 1, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Huang-Xiang Zhou, University of Illinois - Chicago

Title: "Integrated Computational and Experimental Studies on the Structure and Function of Ion Channels" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs 117, 12:00 p.m.

Academic Year 2016-2017

May 1, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Alexey Arkov, Murray State University

Title: "From RNA-Protein Complexes to Germline Biology: Structure and Function of Germ Granule Nanoparticles in Drosophila" (Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: Chemistry 212, 12:00 p.m.

April 21, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Barbie Ganser-Pornillos, University of Virginia

Title: "The HIV-1 Capsid: Assembly and Restriction by TRIM5alpha" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169, 12:00 p.m.

April 17, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Theodore (Ted) Jardetzky, Stanford University

Title: "Structural insights into herpesvirus entry and neutralization" (Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: Chemistry 212, 12:00 p.m.

April 3, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Brett Keiper, East Carolina University

Title: "Selective control of mRNA translation in gametes and embryos" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Location: Chemistry 212, 4:00 p.m.

April 3, 2017 - Seminar

Speaker: Meghan Lybecker, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Title: "Uncovering the function of regulatory RNAs in E. coli and the Lyme disease spirochete" (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: Chemistry 212, 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 28, 2016

Speaker: Donald Backos, University of Colorado

Title: "Applications of Computational Modeling to Biomedical Research" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169, 12:00 p.m.

Sept. 26, 2016

Speaker: Timothy Jackson, Kansas University

Title: "Insights into Metalloenzyme Function from Bio-inspired Manganese Complexes" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212, 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 9, 2016

Speaker: Michael Harms, University of Oregon

Title: "Physical origins and evolutionary effects of high-order epistasis in genotype-phenotype maps" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: SB 169, 12:00 p.m.

Academic Year 2015-2016

May 2, 2016

Speaker: Stephen G. Sliger, University of Illinois

Host: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Location: CHEM 212, 4:10 p.m.

April 25, 2016

Speaker: R. Scott Prosser, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Location: CHEM 212, 4:10 p.m.

Speaker: Marc Meneghini, University of Toronto
Host: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences

Location: ISB 110, 12:10 p.m.

April 18, 2016

Speaker: P. Scott Hefty, University of Kansas

Host: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences

Location: ISB 110, 12:10 p.m.

April 11, 2016

Speaker: Joanne Yew, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Host: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences

Location: ISB 110, 12:10 p.m.

March 14, 2016

Speaker: Alexander Grishaev, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

Title: "Protein structure determination with solution X-ray scattering data: increasing the accuracy of model selection." (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212, 4:10 p.m.

Dec. 7, 2015

Speaker: Michael M. Cox, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: "Evolution of Cellular Recombination Systems" (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110, 12:10 p.m.

Academic Year 2014-2015

May 4, 2015

Speaker: Richard Marconi, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Title: "Treponema denticola, complement dysregulation and periodontal disease" (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

May 1, 2015

Speaker: John Hepler, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology

Title: "RGS14 at the Interface of Hippocampal Signaling and Synaptic Plasticity" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 12:10 p.m.

April 20, 2015

Speaker: Andy Borovik, University of California-Irvine, Department of Chemistry

Title: "Synthetic Chemistry as a Window into Biology" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

April 17, 2015

Speaker: Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Title: "Aligning Chemical Ecology and Drug Discovery" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 12:10 p.m.

April 7, 2015 - President's Lecture Series

Speaker: David Baltimore, President Emeritus, Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Title: "Genes as Therapies" (co-sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences and the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics)

Location: Dennison Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Title: "MicroRNAs and Blood Cell Homeostasis" (co-sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences and the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics)
Location: Gallagher Business Building 123 at 3:40 p.m.

Feb. 26, 2015

Speaker: Larry Que, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry

Title: "Peroxodiiron Intermediates of Oxygenases Involved in Cell Proliferation and Chloramphenicol Biosynthesis, and Related Synthetic Models" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Feb. 2, 2015

Speaker: John H. Dawson, University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Title: "Generation and Reactivity of Transient Cytochrome P450 Oxygen-Containing Intermediates" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Speaker: S.E. Roian Egnor, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Title: "Ultrasonic vocalizations reveal details of mouse social behavior" (Hosted by the Department of Computer Science & the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Jan. 26, 2015

Speaker: Andrea Stierle, University of Montana, Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: "Mining for microbial metabolites that inhibit enzyme pathways associated with inflammation and metastasis" (Sponsored by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Dec. 5, 2014

Speaker: Olga Boudker, Cornell University, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Title: "Dance Lessons for Proteins: Structures, Dynamics, and Thermodynamics of a Glutamate Transporter Homologue" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 12:10 p.m.

Dec. 1, 2014

Speaker: Jane Ishmael-Leid, Oregon State University, College of Pharmacy

Title: "Natural Products as Chemical Probes for the Study of Autophagy and Cell Death." (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences & the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Nov. 24, 2014

Speaker: P. Shing Ho, Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Title: "Halogen bonds: A new paradigm for molecular recognition." (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2014

Speaker: Doug Allan, University of British Columbia, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

Title: "Identification and functional testing of BMP-dependent genomic enhancers in the Drosophila nervous system." (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Oct. 27, 2014

Speaker: Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Title: "Genetic conflicts during meiosis and the evolution centromeres and species in Drosophila." (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Summer 2014

July 29, 2014

Speaker: Brian Weitzner, Johns Hopkins University

Title: "Next-generation modeling: using all of the above approaches to improve antibody structure prediction." 

Location: ISB 110 at 12:00 p.m.

July 24, 2014

Speaker: Louis J. DeFeliceVirginia Commonwealth Univeristy, Medical Center

Title: "How Amphetamine Releases Dopamine: Current Models of Drug Abuse" (Hosted by the Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:00 a.m.

June 22-25, 2014

CBSD faculty led symposia at American Chemical Society: Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM):

Title: Bringing the Protein Structure Initiative to Your Laboratory

Symposia Leader: Stephen R. Sprang

Title: Protein Dynamics

Symposia Leader: Bruce E. Bowler

Title: Nanomaterials

Symposia Leader: Edward Rosenberg

Title: Bioinorganic

Symposia Leader: Valeriy Smirnov

Title: Physical and Computational, Electron-Transfer, Reactivity, and Relaxation

Symposia Leader: J.B. Alexander (Sandy) Ross

Title: Organic, Small Forces, Mountainous Outcomes

Symposia Leader: Orion Berryman

Spring 2014

April 21, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Madeline A. Shea, Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Title: "Calcium-Triggered Conformational Switching of Calmofulin on Ion Channels" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

April 14, 2014

Speaker: Richard Roller, Microbiology, University of Iowa

Title: "Deterinants of herpes simplex virus spread within the host" (Hosted by Cellular, Molecular, Microbial Biology Graduate Program of Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

April 11, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Bal Ram Singh, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachustts-Dartmouth

Title: "Role of Structure and Dynamics in the Unique Selectivity and Effectiveness of the Most Poisonous Poison - The Botulinum Neurotoxin" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:10 a.m.

March 24, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Wes Sundquist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah

Title: "The ESCRT pathway in HIV budding and cell division." (Hosted by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Feb. 3, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Rohit Pappu, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Title:"Biophysical complexities of polyglutamine aggregation and implications for Huntington's disease" (Hosted by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Jan. 9, 2014

Speaker: Joachim E. Schultz, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Tubingen

Title: "Regulating Adenylyl Cyclase activity by extracellular ligands." Special seminar hosted by CBSD.

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Fall 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Fraser Hof, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria

Title: "The supramolecular and medicinal chemistry of post-translational modifications and epigenetics" (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Wenying ShouFred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Title: "Survival of the Most Cooperative" (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 12:10 p.m.

Nov. 1, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Mathew Jones, Department of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: "The simplest possible theory of allostery in the GABA-A receptor" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-sponsored by the Center for Structural & Functional Neuroscience)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:10 p.m.

Oct. 4, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Roger Sunahara, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan

Title: "Allosteric modulation of hormone binding by G proteins: unraveling the mechanism underlying high affinity agonist binding" (Hosted by the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

Sept. 30, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Ann Karen Brassinga, Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Title: "New Developments in the Pathogenesis of Legionnaires' Disease" (Hosted by the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of the Division of Biological Sciences)

Location: ISB 110 at 12:10 p.m.

Sept. 23, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Ann Karen Brassinga, Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Title: "New access to complex glycoconjugates through engineering and evolution of glycosyltransferases and glycosynthases" - Abstract (Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Location: CHEM 212 at 4:10 p.m.

July 19, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Eric Gouaux, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vollum Institute

Title: "Molecular choreography of signaling at chemical synapses" (Co-sponsored by the Center for Structural & Functional Neuroscience)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:10 a.m.

Spring 2013

May 2, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Ada Yonath, Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Weizmann Institute of Science (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)
Title: "The Fruits of Curiosity: the amazing ribosome and its tiny enemies" (Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry)

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Katie Kindt, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Title: "Using localized indicators to investigate discrete calcium signals during zebrafish hair-cell development" (Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences: CSFN and CBSD)

Location: Skaggs Building 117 at 11:10 a.m.

April 18, 2013

Speaker: Dr. John Gerdes, Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana

Title: "Discovery and development of a tool box of PET imaging tracers for in life studies"

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

April 15, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Abhinav Nath, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University

Title: "Disease-related Self-Assembly of Disordered and Dynamic Proteins: Biophysical Characterization and Pharmacological Modulation" (Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences: CSFN and CBSD)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:10 a.m.

April 11, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Karen Wassarman, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "6S RNA: a small RNA regulator of transcription in bacteria"

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Kasper Hansen, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University
Title: "Modulation of NMDA receptor function by subunit-selective ligands" (Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences: CSFN and CBSD)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 1:10 p.m.

March 29, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Ken Mackie, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Indiana

Title: “Receptors Gone Wild: CB2 cannabinoid receptor functional selectivity and its implications” (Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Location: Skaggs Building 169 at 11:10 a.m.

March 28, 2013

Speaker: Labe A. Black, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of Montana

Title: "Conformational Changes and Dynamics of the Alpha Subunit for Heterotrimeric G Proteins During Receptor Independent Cell Signaling"

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

March 21, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Scott Samuels, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana

Title: “Gene regulation in the Lyme disease spirochete”

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

March 7, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Celestine Thomas, Division of Biological Sciences, Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics,, University of Montana

Title: “Beauty in Disorder; Mechanism of Receptor independent G-protein activation”

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Feb. 28, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Ron June, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Montana State University

Title: "Mechanobiology, modeling, and drug delivery for understanding and treating joint disease."

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Elan Eisenmesser, Department of Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado-Denver

Title: "The untold truth of protein motions and function as revealed by NMR." (Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry)

Location: ISB 110 at 4:10 p.m.

Fall 2012

Nov. 15, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Stierle, Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana

Title: "The use of enzyme inhibition assays to isolate compounds with anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity from symbiotic bacteria of the human gut."

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.

Nov. 8, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Aseem Z. Ansari, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: "Engineering Synthetic Gene Switches to Control Cell Fate" (Co-sponosored by Integrative Microbiology & Biochemistry Graduate Program - Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana)

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.

Oct. 25, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Tatiana Kutateladze, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado - Denver

Title: "Molecular Insight into Epigenetic Regulation" (Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, University of Montana)

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Jose R. Tusell, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Montana

Title: "DFT study of the catalytic core of mammalian adenylyl cyclase"

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.

Oct. 4, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Michael Eck, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University

Title: "Toward development of mutant-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors: Insights from structural and mechanistic studies of EGFR and Jak kinases"

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.

Sept. 20, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Grant Mauk, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia

Title: "New Reactivities and Inhibitors for an Emerging Drug Target: Indoleamine 2,3– Dioxygenase" (Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, University of Montana & the Department of Chemistry, Montana State University)

Location: CHEM 123 at 4:10 p.m.