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Pre-research Seminars - Fall 2014

Pre-research Seminars

Pre-research seminars occur in the Fall semester on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:10 pm, room 800 Fairchild Center. Duration: about 45 minutes to one hour. Pizza or sandwiches will be provided for the class and faculty speaker.


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Richard Mann “Drosophila development”

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Darcy Kelley “Neural decoding of information in voice”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Stuart Firestein “How biology perceives chemistry: the mammalian olfactory system”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chris Schindler "Interfering with Immune Response"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ozgur Sahin “imaging, modeling and exploiting the mechanical behavior of biological systems”

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Laura Johnston - CANCELLED

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Harmen Bussemaker "New mechanistic insights into DNA methylation readout and the transcriptional networks driving aging"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jean Gautier "Genomic Instability and Cancer"
(first day of Rosh Hashanah)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marty Chalfie “Neuronal Differentiation and Sensory Transduction in C. elegans”

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Gary Struhl “Signaling, growth, patterning and polarity in Drosophila”

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Iva Greenwald “Cell-cell interactions, signal transduction, and cell fate in C. elegans”

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Class cancelled - Oliver Hobert - rescheduled to December 11

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Brent Stockwell "Probing Cell Death with Small Molecules"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Richard Baer “Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer”

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Richard Vallee "Microtubule Motors on the Move"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jonathan Dworkin "Spontaneous Spore Germination" (Joachim Frank and Jonathan Dworkin switched dates)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Songtao Jia “Non-coding RNAs and epigenetic control of the genome”

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joachim Frank "Studying translation by cryo-electron microscopy"

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Eric Greene "Physical principles underlying the molecular basis of genetic recombination"

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ruben Gonzalez

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Molly Przeworski "An evolutionary perspective on human germline mutation"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

John Hunt “A structural biologist's approach to elucidating the RNA features controlling protein translation efficiency in E. coli.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Liang Tong

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dana Pe’er

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lars Dietrich “Bacterial multicellularity”

Thursday, November 27, 2014

no classes - Thanksgiving Day



Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Wes Grueber “Organization, function, and assembly of somatosensory circuits in Drosophila”

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Daniel Kalderon "Cell-cell communication in Drosophila"

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

(study day) Lorraine Symington

Thursday, December 11, 2014

(study day) Oliver Hobert “Genetics of nervous system development”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

no classes - final exams