Fall Term 2017 

Date: September 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Nicole Hams

Affiliation: 3rd year grad talk, BB, OSU       *Hosted by: Colin Johnson

Title: Towards characterizing the role of otoferlin in auditory deafness: An epic single-molecule journey...and other experiments too!

Date: October 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Ryan Mehl

Affiliation: Oregon State University       *Hosted by: Fritz Gombart

Title: Thinking Outside the Codon Wheel

Date: October 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Diana Bautista

Affiliation: UC Berkeley       *Hosted by: Andy Karplus

Title: Itchy and Scratchy: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Acute and Chronic Itch

Date: October 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Alvaro G. Estevez

Affiliation: Oregon State University          *Hosted by: Joe Beckman

Title: On the Life and Death of Motor Neurons

Date: November 1, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Fritz Gombart

Affiliation: Oregon State University          *Hosted by: Gary Merrill

Title: Fighting infections and fat with micronutrients and natural products

Date: November 15, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Matthew Slattery

Affiliation: University of Minnesota Duluth          *Hosted by: Matt Andrews

Title: The dose makes the poison: Unraveling the effects of regulatory imbalance in cytoprotective transcriptional networks

Date: November 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Maria C. Franco

Affiliation: Oregon State University          *Hosted by: Joe Beckman

Title:Redox Signaling by Tyrosine Nitration: From Neurodegeneration to Tumors of the Nervous System

Date: December 15, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: First Year Rotation Talks

Affiliation: Oregon State University-BB          *Hosted by: Colin Johnson


Winter Term 2018

Date: January 17, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Anne-Marie Krachler

Affiliation: McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, TX           *Hosted by: Afua Nyarko

Title: May the force be with you: Mechanosensing and virulence regulation in enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157

Date: January 31, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Eric Walter

Affiliation: EMSL          *Hosted by: Patrick Reardon

Title: The Prion Protein and Copper: Function and Disease

Date: February 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Brad Nolen

Affiliation: University of Oregon          *Hosted by: Weihong Qiu

Title: Nucleating branched and linear actin filaments with Arp2/3 complex

Date: February 28, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Bil Clemons

Affiliation: Caltech          *Hosted by: Andy Karplus

Title: Structural insights into the targeting of tail-anchored membrane proteins to the ER

Date: March 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Michael Riscoe

Affiliation: Oregon Health Sciences University          *Hosted by: Kelsey Kean

Title: ELQ-300 for Treatment and Prevention of Malaria: Resistance is Futile


Spring Term 2018

Date: April 11, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Diana Libuda

Affiliation: University of Oregon          *Hosted by: Fritz Gombart

Title: Turning the Heat on Partner Choice: Uncovering Mechanisms of Temperature‐Induced
DNA Damage and DNA Repair in Germ Cells

Date: April 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Ethan Perlstein

Affiliation: CEO Perlara, industry speaker          *Hosted by: Nathan Waugh, BB Grad Students

Title: Model organisms for rare disease drug discovery

Date: May 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Jingwei Xie

Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center          *Hosted by: Fritz Gombart

Title: Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications

Date: May 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: William N. Zagotta, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington          *Hosted by: Colin Johnson

Title: Visualizing conformational changes in membrane proteins with transition metal ion FRET

Date: May 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Blaine Roberts, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Florey Institute of Neuroscience, University of Melbourne           *Hosted by: Joe Beckman

Title: When metalloproteins go rogue: Application of metalloproteomics to understand Alzheimer’s and motor neuron disease

Date: June 6, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – ALS 4001 – Speaker: Kelly Dawe

Affiliation: University of Georgia          *Hosted by: Michael Freitag

Title: Roles of kinesin-14s in maize meiotic chromosome segregation