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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 Diane.Beckford@asrc.cuny.edu for more information.

CUNY ASRC & CCNY Seminar in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biodesign – Spring 2017

Wednesdays at noon at the CUNY ASRC Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

2/15

Nicholas Biais, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Superheroes of the human microbiota: an introduction to mechano-micro-biology

2/22

Erik Debler, Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Cell Biology

The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Exploring and Exploiting Life-Cycle Stage Reprogramming in Protozoan Parasites

3/1

Alessandra Pernis, Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Medicine

Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Role of ROCK kinases in immunity and autoimmunity

3/8

David Cowburn, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

The molecular basis of selective diffusion in the nuclear pore

3/15

Scott C. Blanchard, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Weill Cornell Medical College

Imaging functional dynamics within individual integral membrane proteins using single-molecule FRET

3/22

P. Leslie Dutton, Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics; Director, Johnson Foundation for Molecular Biophysics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Toward biogenesis of designed light and redox proteins working in living cells

3/29

Matthew Waldor, Professor of Medicine, Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

TBA

4/5

Kevin Dalby, Professor, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Johnson & Johnson Professor in Pharmacy

University of Texas, Austin, College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX

TBA

4/12

Spring Break

No Seminar

No Seminar

4/19

TBA

4/26

Peter Chien, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA

Protein degradation during bacterial growth and development

5/3

Shana O. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Tracking rare cells and biomolecules using nanostructured materials

5/10

Myriam Cotten, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Science

William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Leveraging Biophysical and Biochemical Methods to Investigate the Interplay of Host Defense Mechanisms at Cell Membranes

5/17

Nicole J. Francis, Associate Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine; Director, Biochemistry of Epigenetic Inheritance research unit

University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Biochemical mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance by Polycomb Group proteins