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MCBP Seminar Series (MCBP 724)

Students must register for Seminar, MCPB 724, every semester while in the program. The Thursday 12:00 pm MCBP External Seminar Series invites leading scientists from the United States and foreign countries to present their work to both students and faculty in the MCBP Program. These seminars are on a broad range of topics representing each of the six divisions within the MCBP Program. Importantly, students have the opportunity to meet informally with the speakers over lunch. Students must attend two thirds of the Thursday Seminars during the semester. Excused absences must be approved by the MCBP Course Directors.

MCBP External Seminar Series

Fall 2017 (pdf)
Thursdays, 12:00pm
Bioengineering Bldg., Room 112


External Seminar Series


August 24, 2017

Daniel Kaplan, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Title: “Insights into the Initiation of DNA Replication”

Host: Deepak Bastia
Sponsor: Biochemistry

August 31, 2017

Lauren Ball, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Title: “Nutrient-Sensitive O-GlcNAc Modification of Insulin Receptor Substrates 1/2 and RUNX2: Regulation and Points of Putative Cross-Talk with Phosphorylation”

Host: Joe Blumer
Sponsor: Pharmacology

September 7, 2017

Chris Glembotski, Ph.D.
Director, SDSU Heart Institute
San Diego State University, San Diego California

Title:   "Novel Roles for ATF6 in Linking ER Stress and Oxidative Stress in the Heart"

Host: Don Menick
Sponsor: MCBP

September 14, 2017


Host: Lauren Ball
Sponsor: Pharmacology

September 21, 2017

Jason McCarthy, PhD
Assistant Professor for Radiology
Center for Systems Biology and The Cardiovascular Research Institute
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Title: “Seeing Results: The Development of Agents for the Detection of Therapeutic Response.”  

Host: Don Menick
Sponsor: MCBP

September 28, 2017

Anand Mehta, PhD
Endowed Chair, Smart State Chair in Proteonic Biomarkers
Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Medical University of South Carolina

Title: “Glycosylation in liver disease—from start to finish”

Sponsor: Pharmacology

October 5, 2017

Dr. Wen-Chih “Hank”Wu
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Brown University, Providence RI

Title: "Epidemiological and Health Services Research to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes"

Host: Midola/LaRue
Sponsor: MCBP

October 12, 2017


Host: Deepak Bastia
Sponsor: Biochemistry

October 19, 2017

Michael Pierce, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor
Director of UGA Cancer Center
UGA, Athens GA

TITLE: Glycans do Matter - Three Stories of Stem Cell Glycomics

Host: Anand Mehta
Sponsor: Pharmacology

October 26, 2017

Megerditch (Mike) Kiledjian, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Title: “mRNA Decapping in the Control of Gene Expression”

Host: Je-Hyun Yoon
Sponsor: Biochemistry

November 2, 2017

Songtao Jia, PhD
Associate Professor
National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Program
Columbia University

Title: TBD

Host: Vamsi Gangaraju
Sponsor: Biochemistry

November 8, 2017
Room BSB 611

Alison McBride, PhD
Senior Investigator and Chief
DNA Tumor Virus Section, NIAID
Bethesda, MD

Title: “The Study of Strategies and Mechanisms of Papillomavirus Replication in Human Keratinocytes”

Host: Paula Traktman 
Sponsor: MCBP & Regenerative Medicine

November 16, 2017

Mauricio Reginato, PhD
Professor; Director, Graduate Program in Cancer Biology
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Title: "Glycosylation: Linking metabolism and signaling in cancer and beyond"

Host: Lauren Ball
Sponsor: Pharmacology


November 30, 2017

Brian Kuhlman, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Co-­Director, Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program
University of North Carolina -­Chapel Hill

Title: “Computer-based Design of Novel Protein Structures and Complexes”

Host: Shaun Olsen
Sponsor: Biochemistry

December 7, 2017

Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute, Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Basic Science Research in the Women’s Heart Center
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Heart Health

Title: “Protein-centric Precision Medicine:insights into biological variability”

Host: Amy Bradshaw
Sponsor: MCBP

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