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.

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

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






Hashim M. Al-Hashimi
Professor of Biochemistry
Director, Duke Center for RNA Biology

Duke University, Duke School of Medicine

Beyond Watson and Crick: Seeing the Invisible Genome


John L. Rubinstein
Professor of Biochemistry

University of Toronto

Electron cyromicroscopy of rotary ATPases


Rosh Hashana

No Seminar


Chris Fromme
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology

Cornell University

How does the Golgi complex make decisions? A biochemical approach reveals extensive crosstalk between GTPase pathways


Simon Scheuring
Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
in Anesthesiology (Interim); Head, Bio-AFM Lab

Weill Cornell Medical College

High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy: The dawn of dynamic structural biochemistry


Michael Starnbach
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School

Chlamydia infection, a strategy of stealth


Mei Hong
Professor, Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Structure and assembly of membrane proteins and amyloid fibrils from solid-state NMR


Thomas A. Steitz
Professor, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Chemistry

Yale University

From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to new Antibiotics


No Seminar

No Seminar


Bryan Wilkins
Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Manhattan College

Mapping the nucleosomal interactome of the native yeast chromatin landscape


Eric D. Siggia
Professor, Physical, Mathematical & Computational Biology

Rockefeller University

Exploring aspects of mammalian embryonic development with micropatterned colonies of human embryonic stem cells


Thanksgiving Week

No Seminar

No Seminar


Andrew Jon Nieuwkoop, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Rutgers University

Using Very Fast Spinning and Proton Detection to Solve Protein Structures with Solid State NMR


Jean P. Gaffney
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences

Baruch College

Finding New Mechanisms of Fluorescence in Marine Organisms