Fall Term, 2017
(All Seminars will begin at 3:30 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

September 29, 2017 Nicole Hams "Towards characterizing the role of otoferlin in auditory deafness: An epic single-molecule journey...and other experiments too!" 3rd year grad talk, BB, OSU Colin Johnson

October 4, 2017

Ryan Mehl

"Thinking Outside the Codon Wheel"

Oregon State University Fritz Gombart

October 18, 2017

Diana Bautista "Itchy and Scratchy: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Acute and Chronic Itch"

UC Berkeley

Andy Karplus

October 27, 2017

Alvaro G. Estevez "On the Life and Death of Motor Neurons" Oregon State University Joe Beckman

November 1, 2017

Fritz Gombart "Fighting infections and fat with micronutrients and natural products" Oregon State University Gary Merrill

November 15, 2017

Matthew Slattery "The dose makes the poison: Unraveling the effects of regulatory imbalance in cytoprotective transcriptional networks." University of Minnesota Duluth Matt Andrews

November 17, 2017

Maria C. Franco "Redox Signaling by Tyrosine Nitration: From Neurodegeneration to Tumors of the Nervous System" Oregon State University

Joe Beckman

December 15, 2017 

***Rotation talks*** 

 First Year Graduate Students:

Aidan Estelle: "Characterization of oxidatively damaged 14-3-3: implications of nitration-mediated client release"

Kayla Jara: "Cell Cycle Studies with C2C12 and Fer1L6" 

Ruben Riordan: "Is the Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Organized into Supercomplexes in Neurons"

Amber Vogel: "Oxidation and Mechanism of Edaravone: a Putative Antioxidant Drug" 

Phillip Zhu: "Investigating Interacting Partners in the PRC2 Complex Using the Y2H System"

Oregon State University   Colin Johnson 

Winter Term, 2018
(All Seminars will begin at 3:30 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

January 17, 2018 Anne-Marie Krachler  May the force be with you: Mechanosensing and virulence regulation in enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157 McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, TX Afua Nyarko
January 31, 2018 Eric Walter  The Prion Protein and Copper: Function and Disease  EMSL Patrick Reardon
February 14, 2018 Brad Nolen Nucleating branched and linear actin filaments with Arp2/3 complex University of Oregon Weihong Qiu
February 28, 2018 Bil Clemons Structural insights into the targeting of tail-anchored membrane proteins to the ER Caltech Andy Karplus
March 14, 2018 Michael Riscoe ELQ-300 for Treatment and Prevention of Malaria: Resistance is Futile Oregon Health Sciences University Kelsey Kean
         

Spring Term, 2018
(All Seminars will begin at 3:30 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

April 11, 2018 Diana Libuda Turning the Heat on Partner Choice: Uncovering Mechanisms of Temperature‐Induced
DNA Damage and DNA Repair in Germ Cells
 University of Oregon Fritz Gombart
April 25, 2018 Ethan Perlstein Model organisms for rare disease drug discovery CEO Perlara, industry speaker Nathan Waugh, BB Grad Students
May 9, 2018 Jingwei Xie "Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications" University of Nebraska Medical Center Fritz Gombart
May 23, 2018 William N. Zagotta, Ph.D. Visualizing conformational changes in membrane proteins with transition metal ion FRET University of Washington Colin Johnson
May 30, 2018 Blaine Roberts, Ph.D.

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

 Florey Institute of Neuroscience, University of Melbourne Joe Beckman 
June 6, 2018 Kelly Dawe Roles of kinesin-14s in maize meiotic chromosome segregation University of Georgia  Michael Freitag 

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