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MCBP Seminar Series (MCBP 724)

Students must register for Seminar, MCPB 724, every semester while in the program. The Thursday 4:00 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 2016 (pdf)
Thursdays, 12:00pm
Bioengineering Bldg., Room 112

External Seminar Series


August 25, 2016

Stephen Cutler, Ph.D.
Chair, BioMolecular Sciences
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Title: “Evaluation of Natural Products for their Affinity to Cannabinoid Receptors”

Host: Dr. Ken Tew
Sponsor: Pharmacology

September 1, 2016

Kun-Liang Guan, PhD    
Professor of Pharmacology
University of California San Diego

Title: “The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and tumorigenesis”

Host: Dr. Je-Hyun Yoon
Sponsor: Biochemistry

September 8, 2016

Anand Mehta Ph.D.
Assistant Professor   
Department of Pharmacology, MUSC

Title: "The discovery of GP73 and biomarkers of hepatocellular carcinoma- a glycoproteomic success story"

Host: Dr. Joe Blumer
Sponsor: Pharmacology

September 15, 2016

Eduardo Marban M.D., Ph.D.   
Director, Heart Institute
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Title: "Therapeutic regeneration of the 'irreversibly' injured mammalian heart"

Host: Dr. Michael Zile
Sponsor: MCBP

September 22, 2016

John McLean, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

Title: "High dimensional molecular phenomics in systems, synthetic, and chemical biology"

Host: Dr. Peggy Angel
Sponsor: Pharmacology

September 29, 2016

Patrick Sung, DPhil   
Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry & of Therapeutic Radiology
Yale University

Title: “Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in Homologous Recombination and DNA Break Repair”

Host: Dr. Vamsi Gangaraju
Sponsor: Biochemistry

October 6, 2016

Sean Palecek, Ph.D.
Wisconsin Madison

Title:  "Engineering Self-Renewal and Cardiac Differentiation Platforms for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Host: Dr. Ying
Sponsor: MCBP

October 13, 2016

James E. Bear, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology & Physiolog
Lineberger Cancer Center
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Title: “Life Without the Arp2/3 Complex:  What Still Works and What Does Not”

Host: Dr. Joe Blumer
Sponsor: Pharmacology

October 20 2016

Michael Rape, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Berkeley

Title: “Building a Face, One Ubiquitin at a Time”

Host:  Dr. Shaun Olsen
Sponsor: Biochemistry

October 27, 2016

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.   
University of Florida
Institute on Aging, College of Medicine
Vice-Chair of Research and Professor Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Chief, Division of Biology of Aging
Director, Metabolism and Translational Science Core
Director Research Education Core of the UF Claude D. Pepper
Older American Independence Center and Career and Professional Development Director Clinical Translational Science Institute

Title: "The Biology of Aging; Targets, Interventions and Clinical Trials"

Host: Dr. Ozlem Yilmaz
Sponsor: MCBP

November 4, 2016Research Day 

November 10, 2016

Uma Sankar, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University/IUPUI

Title: "CaMKK2 as a bone anabolic molecular target"

Host:  Dr. Elizabeth Yeh
Sponsor: Pharmacology

November 17, 2016

Thea D. Tlsty, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, UCSF

Title: "Identifying and Targeting Stromal States that Contribute to Cancer Progression”

Host: Dr. Dennis Watson
Sponsor: MCBP


December 1, 2016

Charles Serhan, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Chemistry &               
Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard University

Title: "Novel Pro-Resolving Mediators in Inflammation & Infections"

Host: Dr. Besim Ogretmen
Sponsor: Biochemistry

December 8, 2016

Robert Stahelin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame

Title: Ebola virus and Marburg virus use different modes of lipid gymnastics to assemble and form new viral particles

Host: Ogretmen
Sponsor: MCBP
December 15, 2016


 Title: TBD


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