The ASRC Structural Biology Initiative is proud to run a joint seminar series in Structural Biology and Biochemistry together with the CCNY Department of Chemistry. Seminars are held Wednesdays at noon in the ASRC’s main auditorium, unless otherwise noted. CUNY faculty interested in meeting with visitors are encouraged to directly contact the host at least two weeks in advance of the seminar date.

In addition, we’re proud to host a variety of workshops offering technical information on aspects of structural biology techniques.

We are happy to include listings of other New York area seminars relevant to the structural biology community; please contact for more information.

View Past Seminar Schedules

CUNY ASRC & CCNY Seminar in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biodesign – Fall 2018

September Seminars in the ASRC 5th Floor Data Visualization Room
October-December in the CUNY ASRC Auditorium






Sozanne R. Solmaz
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry

Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY

Cell cycle-specific recognition of the nucleus for dynein-dependent transport


E. James Petersson
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Studying Parkinson’s Disease with Semi-Synthetic Proteins


Andrew Miranker
Professor, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Membrane portion and cytotoxicity in diabetes: A small-molecule perspective


Yom Kippur

No seminar

No seminar


Sanford M. Simon
Professor, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology

Rockefeller University
New York, NY

The Dynamics of ESCRT Proteins in the Cell: Lessons from Studying Single Virions of HIV-1


Mirko Palla
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Genetics

Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA

High-Throughput Nanopore-Based Methods to Read DNA


Jasna Brujic
Associate Professor, Department of Physics

New York University
New York, NY

Colloidal polymers and their folding landscapes


Patrick Loria  Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Micro-millisecond motions in enzyme function and allostery


Richard W. Kriwacki
Associate Member, Department of Structural Biology
St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Science

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Phase Separation in Biology and Disease


Damien Ekiert
Associate Professor,
Departments of Cell Biology and Microbology
Skirball Institute

 NYU Langone
School of Medicine
New York, NY

Architectures of lipid transport systems for the bacterial outer membrane


Sabine Petry
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

How to Build the microtubule cytoskeleton


David Jeruzalmi
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The City College of
New York
New York, NY

Mechanisms of Opening and Closing of the Bacterial Replicative Helicase


Day before Thanksgiving

No seminar

No seminar


Catherine Ann Royer Professor of Biology, Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Biocomputation, Bioinformatics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

Pressure-based mapping of protein folding landscapes


Alan D. Grossman Professor and Department Head, Department of Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Horizontal gene transfer: Control and visualization of bacterial sex