2016-2017 Biochemistry Biophysics Seminar Series

In addition to seminars at Amherst College, we will also post off-campus seminars that may be of interest you and, if attended, will count towards the comprehensive requirement for BCBP senior majors. 

2016

Wed, Feb 3, 2016

Mt. Holyoke College Computer Science Seminar: Professor Gevorg Grigoran, Computer Science, Dartmouth College. Seminar Title: "Learning to Program Protein Structure and Function."

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Mt. Holyoke College - Kendade, Room 307

Professor Grigoran's Research:  http://grigoryanlab.org/?sec=research

Nature appears to "program" proteins to perform remarkably complex tasks. We would like to do the same, on demand! Protein design is a problem that embodies this aim. Designing a protein means choosing a specific amino-acid sequence, from an astronomical number of possibilities, which folds into the desired structure and performs the desired function. Computational protein design seeks to do this by combining concepts from physics, biology, and chemistry into predictive models of protein structure and function. However, the unresolved grand challenge in the field is to make models that are accurate enough to be useful but are computationally f easible. In this talk I will summarize some of the advances we have made towards this goal through complementary approaches. 

Thu, Feb 4, 2016

UMass Microbiology Seminar: Professor Manish Kumar. Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University. Seminar Title: "Designing Biomimetic Interfaces for Efficient Electron and Water Transport."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Fri, Feb 5, 2016

Chemistry & BCBP Seminar with Professor David Christianson; University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry. Seminar Title: "Structural Biology and Chemistry of Histone Deacetylases in Human Disease and Drug Discovery."

Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Katherine Lemon

Biology Seminar with Katherine P. Lemon, MD, PhD. Department of Microbiology, The Forsyth Institute. Seminar Title: "Nose Picking for Progress: Mining the Nasal Microbiome for New Insights into Pathogens."

Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae are medically important bacterial pathogens. Both are also common constituents of the healthy nasal microbiome, and, in the case of S. aureus, the skin microbiome. The emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant clones of both of these species accentuates the need for new approaches to prevent infections by either. A number of commensal/mutualistic bacteria colonize the same body sites as S. aureus and S. pneumoniae. It is commonly accepted that bacteria occupying the same habitat may profoundly influence each other’s physiology. Yet, remarkably little is known about interactions that can occur between benign commensal bacteria and either S. aureus or S. pneumoniae. Our focus is to identify and characterize such interactions at a molecular level to better understand potential drivers of nasal and skin microbiome composition, and of pathogen colonization. We hypothesize that among the commensal members of the human nasal and skin microbiomes, there are beneficial bacteria that can interfere with pathogen colonization and/or shift pathogen behavior towards benign commensalism. Such beneficial bacteria, and the molecules they produce, could be the basis for novel small molecule and probiotic therapies to both prevent and treat infections.

Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Wed, Feb 17, 2016

UMass Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences Seminar: Professor Weston Porter, Genetics, Texas A&M. Seminar Title: "SIM2s Regulation of the DNA Damage Response and Metabolic Adaptation in DCIS Progression."

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building, Room 221

Professor Porter's Research:  http://genetics.tamu.edu/faculty/westin_porter and https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/spring-2016/sim2s-regulation-of-the-dna-damage-response-and-metabolic

Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics Seminar: Aaron Coburn, Web Services @ Amherst College. Seminar Title: "Protein Data Analysis at Scale."

Abstract: The R programming environment is used by researchers and students alike to perform all manner of statistical analysis. This talk will describe a project at Amherst College that is using R to simulate and analyze protein structure perturbation, an area of study that has wide ranging implications for many branches of medical research. While writing the code for these simulations in R is relatively straight forward, running the code on a single machine can be prohibitively time consuming. In this situation, the typical approach is to rewrite the software so that it can be deployed on a Hadoop- or
MPI-based cluster.
With this project, we took a different approach and used Spark, one of the newer distributed computational platforms. The primary advantage of Spark in this case is its tight integration with the R execution environment, meaning the R code did not need to be substantially changed in order to run across a cluster of worker machines. Using the protein simulation project as a case study, this
talk will explore how Spark allows data scientists to make use of existing Rbased code both to analyze very large datasets and run highly parallelized computations.

Wed, Feb 24, 2016

UMass Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences Seminar: Dr. Sarah Perry, UMass Amherst. Seminar Title: "Nature-Inspired Materials Design."

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building, Room 221

Professor Perry's Research:  http://www.umass.edu/perry/People/Sarah_Perry.html and https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/spring-2016/nature-inspired-materials-design

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

UMass Microbiology Seminar: Dr. Rika Anderson. NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illiinois-Urbana/Champaign & Marine Biological Lab. Seminar Title: "Unraveling the Impact of Environmental Dynamics on the Microbial Pangenome."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Tue, Mar 8, 2016

Wed, Mar 9, 2016

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

UMass Chemistry Seminar: Professor Veronica Vaida (Five College Lecture Seminar Series). University of Colorado @ Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Seminar Title: "Building Molecular complexity with Sunlight at Aqueous Interfaces."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, LGRT 1634

Professor Vaida's Research:  http://chem.colorado.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=288:veronica-vaida&catid=41:faculty&Itemid=93  and  https://chem.colorado.edu/vaidagroup/

UMass Microbiology Seminar: Professor Dong Wang, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMass @ Amherst. Seminar Title: "Host Control of Intracellular Bacteria in a Model Symbiotic System."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Veronica Vaida

Five College Lecturer - Professor Veronica Vaida; University of Colorado @ Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Seminar Title: "Sunlight and Water Mediated Chemistry in Planetary Atmospheres Including the Contemporary and Ancient Earth."

Professor Vaida's Research:  http://cires.colorado.edu/about/organization/fellows/veronica-vaida/  and https://chem.colorado.edu/vaidagroup/

Professor Vaida will also be giving a lecture at UMass Amherst on 3/24/16:  "Building Molecular Complexity with Sunlight at Aqueous Interfaces."  11:30a.m. in LGRT, Room 1634.

Mon, Mar 28, 2016

Biology Seminar with Professor Adam Learner, Professor of Medicine, PI and Director of Hematology Training Program

Boston University School of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Seminar Title: To Be Announced

Wed, Mar 30, 2016

UMass Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences Seminar: Professor Juan Jimenez, UMass Amherst. Seminar Title: "Fluid Dynamic Implications in Vascular Disease and Development."

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building, Room 221

Professor Jimenez's Research:  http://juanmjimenez.weebly.com/  and https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/spring-2016/fluid-dynamic-implications-in-vascular-disease-and

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

UMass Chemistry Seminar: Professor Daniel Nocera. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Seminar Title: "Authentic Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar + Water + CO2 to Liquid Fuels at High Efficiency."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, LGRT 1634

UMass Microbiology Seminar: Professor Mara Prentice, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University. Seminar Title: "New Insights Into RecA Protein Mediated DNA Recombination and Repair."

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst, Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Biology Seminar with Professor Rustum Antia. Emory University; Emory Vaccine Center.

Professor Rustom Antia, Emory University, Department of Biology.  Seminar Title:  "Can we make a “universal” influenza vaccine?"
We use mathematical models to address a broad range of study a number of questions on pathogen-host interactions.  How do how immune systems provide robust defenses against rapidly evolving pathogens?  What determines whether an infection is short lived or chronic, and if it generates long-lasting immunity? What are the roles of ecological changes and evolutionary factors in the emergence of new infectious diseases.  When possible we bring our models into risky confrontation both with experimental data. The answers to these questions could help us design vaccines against antigenically variable pathogens such as influenza, malaria and HIV. 

Wed, Apr 6, 2016

UMass Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences Seminar: Professor Kenneth Korach, NIEHS, Reproductive and Developmental Biology. Seminar Title: "Evaluating the Physiological Roles of Era Functional Domains."

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building, Room 221

Professor Korach's Research:  https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/rdbl/pi/receptor/index.cfm and https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/spring-2016/evaluating-the-physiological-roles-of-era-functional

Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Biology Seminar with Professor Kenneth Colodner. Mount Holyoke College, Program in Neuroscience and Behavior.

Seminar Title:  "Neuronal-Glial Interactions in a Drosophila Model of Tauopathy" 

Research in the Colodner Lab is directed towards understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tau toxicity in the context of tauopathies.  Tauopathies, which include Alzheimer's disease, are a class of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the abnormal accumulation of  tau protein in neuronal and glial cells.  Our lab overexpresses the human tau protein in the brain of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to interrogate pathways that promote tau toxicity in a genetically pliable model. This talk will highlight our current studies utilizing genetic, pharmacological and behavioral assays to understand how tau disrupts neuronal-glial cell signaling in the fly brain.

 

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Chemistry Seminar: Professor Derek Wilson; York University, Canada; Department of Chemistry.

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “Mass Spectrometry-Enabled Drug Development in Cancer and Neurodegenerative Disease.”

Links to Professor Wilson's Research:
http://derekwilsonlab.ca
http://advancement.yorku.ca/2016/02/03/krembil-foundation-funds-chemistr...

Biological Physics Seminar: Professor Alex Mogilner; Professor Mathematics and Biology at the Courant Institute and Department of Biology, New York University.

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1033

UMass @ Amherst; "Spontaneous and Induced Cell Polarization and Collective Migration"

Fish keratocyte cells served as the model system to understand biophysics of cell motility for decades. Recently, we combined experiment and modeling to understand the mechanism of polarization of these cells. We found that two essential feedbacks - positive one between myosin density and actin flow, and negative one between stick-slip adhesions and actin flow - underlie the motility initiation. Interestingly, keratocytes polarize in electric fields much faster but not stably, through different mechanism. I will also describe preliminary results on collective keratocyte migration in electric fields.

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Dr. Sergei Grivennikov; Fox Chase Cancer Center

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: “Cytokines and lymphoid cells as critical players in tumor elicited inflammation.”

Biological Physics Seminar: Professor Gerald S. Manning; Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Hasbrouck, Room 134

UMass @ Amherst: "An Ionic-Chemical-Mechanical Model of Muscle Contraction."

Muscle contraction occurs when myosin cross-bridges, powered by ATP hydrolysis, cause parallel arrays of actin filaments to slide toward each other. The cross bridge attachments to actin are at least partially electrostatic in nature, while the actin filament itself has some of the properties of an anionic polyelectrolyte. ​We will discuss the possible role of ionic interactions during the actin-myosin cycle.

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Chemistry Seminar: Professor Thomas O'Halloran; Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry.

11:30 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: "Elements of Health and Disease: Inorganic Fluxes and Metal Receptors That Control of Cell Fate Decisions."

Links to Professor O'Halloran's Research:
http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu/people/core-faculty/profiles/thoma...
http://sites.northwestern.edu/ohalloran/

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Mei Hong; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Structure and Dynamics of Plant Cell Walls & the Influenza M2 Protein from Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Yasu Morita, UMass @ Amherst, Microbiology.

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: "Cell envelope biosynthesis in mycobacteria."

Links to Professor Morita's Research:
https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/fall-2016/cel...
http://www.micro.umass.edu/faculty-and-research/yasu-morita

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Chemistry Seminar: Professor Floyd Romesberg; The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet.”

Links to Professor Romesberg's Research:
https://www.scripps.edu/research/chem/faculty.html?name=romesberg
http://www.scripps.edu/romesberg/FRResearchMain.html

Plant Biology Seminar: Professor Manajit Hayer-Hartl; Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

3:50 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill Science Center South, Room 222

Seminar Title: "Molecular chaperone machineries for the biogenesis of RuBisCO, the most abundant protein."

Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Biochemistry/Biophysics Senior Thesis Research Fall Symposium

Tue, Oct 4, 2016

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Jesse Mager; UMass Amherst

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: "Epigenetic regulation of genomic imprinting during early mammalian development."

Link to Professor Mager's Research:
https://www.vasci.umass.edu/research-faculty/jesse-mager

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Chemistry Seminar: Professor Matthew Bogyo; Stanford University, Department of Pathology.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “Imaging Protease Activity with Small Molecule Probes: Applications to Cancer and Infectious Diseases.”

Links to Professor Bogyo's Research:
http://bogyolab.stanford.edu
https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/matthew-bogyo

Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Laura Dada; Northwestern University, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: “Role of the linear ubiquitination assembly complex in the regulation of lung injury and inflammation."

Links to Professor Dada's Research:
https://www.vasci.umass.edu/graduate/departmental-seminars/fall-2016/rol...
http://www.medicine.northwestern.edu/faculty/profile.html?xid=18381

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Chemistry Seminar: Professor Daniele Fabris; SUNY, Albany, Department of Chemistry.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “MS-Based Approaches for Investigating Nucleic Acid Structure and Dynamics.”

Links to Professor Febris' Research:
http://www.albany.edu/chemistry/dfabris.shtml
http://www.albany.edu/chemistry/dfresearch.shtml

Plant Biology Seminar: Dr. Julia Wheeler; UMass @ Amherst - Stinson Lab.

3:50 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill Science Center South, Room 222

Seminar Title: "Invasion in a changing world: Impacts of garlic mustard in northeastern temperate forests."

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Angelika Amon; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Aneuploidy and cancer - a complex relationship."

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Alice Chung, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: “The mating game in flowering plants; How do non motile sperm get to the egg cell for fertilization?”

Link to Professor Chung's Research:
http://www.umass.edu/biochem/faculty/alice-cheung

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Mark Akeson; UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute & Biomolecular Engineering Department.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: "Three Decades of Nanopore Sequencing."

Links to Professor Akeson's Research:
https://cbse.soe.ucsc.edu/people/akeson
https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/makeson

UMass - Plant Biology Seminar: Dr. Devin O'Connor; Career Development Fellow, Sainsbury Lab, University of Cambridge, UK.

3:50 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill Science Center South, Room 222

Seminar Title: "Microscopy, computer models, and missing genes: PIN-mediated pattern formation in plants."

Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Smith College; Life Sciences Colloquium: Collective Behavior of Molecular Motors in the Active Materials that Drive Cell Division

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Smith College; Ford Hall, 240

Maria Kilfoil University of Massachusetts, Amherst Hosted by Nathan Derr Part 2 of the series: Structure, Dynamics and Modeling of the Cytoskeleton - A Current Overview Monday at 4:30pm in Ford Hall 240 Refreshments starting at 4:00pm

Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Michael Gottesman; National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Analyzing the complexity of multidrug resistance in cancer."

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

UMass - Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Diego Krapf; Colorado State University, School of Biomedical Engineering.

3:45 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: "Dynamic Organization of the Plasma Membrane in Mammalian Cells."

Link to Professor Krapf's Research:
http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~krapf/biophysics/

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Tom Mallouk; Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “Assembly and Disassembly of Layered Materials.”

Links to Professor Mallouk's Research:
http://chem.psu.edu/directory/tem5
http://research.chem.psu.edu/mallouk/

UMass - Plant Biology Seminar: C.J. Bascom; UMass @ Amherst - Be3zanilla Lab

3:50 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill Science Center South, Room 222

Seminar Title: "Chasing stutters: Connecting the lines between cytosolic calcium and growth in the moss, Physcomitrella patens."

Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Smith College; Life Sciences Colloquium: Molecular Mechanism of Cytokinesis

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Smith College; Ford Hall, 240

Thomas Pollard Yale University Hosted by Stylianos Scordilis Part 3 of the series: Structure, Dynamics and Modeling of the Cytoskeleton - A Current Overview Monday at 4:30pm in Ford Hall 240 Refreshments starting at 4:00pm

Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Carrie Partch; University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “Dynamic Protein Interactions Establish the 24-Hour Circadian Clock.”

Links to Professor Partch's Research:
http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/faculty/singleton.php?&singleton=true&cruz...
http://www.partchlab.com

UMass - Plant Biology Seminar: Professor Tara Rajaniemi; UMass Dartmouth, Department of Biology.

3:50 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill Science Center South, Room 222

Seminar Title: "Using molecular markers to investigate plant interactions below ground."

Amherst College - Math & Statistics Seminar: Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher; Director, Center for Quantitative Medicine - UConn Health. Seminar Title: "Quantitative Medicine."

Abstract: Medicine is undergoing a dramatic transformation, driven by a convergence of changes in society, as well as science and technology. From the development of new treatments for diseases to the implementation of interventions at the population level, new approaches increasingly use methods from the mathematical and computational sciences. This talk will provide an overview, as well as concrete examples of quantitative medicine, and will briefly touch on career opportunities in this field.

Fri, Nov 4, 2016

UMass - Models to Medicine Sponsored Seminar. Professor Josh Levitz from Cornell Weill Medical Unviersity; Department of Biochemitsry.

11:15 am UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Learning Center, Room S140

Seminar Title: "Optical Dissection of G Protein-Coupled Receptors."
Abstract: In order for the sophisticated choreography of physiological functions ranging from metabolism to cognition to occur, cells need to produce and sense environmental stimuli. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) form the largest class of membrane receptors which provide a bridge between the extracellular and intracellular spaces by sensing stimuli, such as light, hormones, or neurotransmitters, and converting them into intracellular signals that alter processes such as enzyme function, excitability, and gene expression. The extraordinarily diverse GPCR family plays roles in nearly every disease and accounts for >60% of all current drug targets. The class C GPCR family includes the metabotropic glutamate (mGluRs) and GABA (GABABRs) receptors, which modulate neuronal excitability and synaptic strength and serve as drug targets for schizophrenia, depression, addiction, fragile X syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease despite a limited mechanistic understanding of their role in disease pathophysiology. The limitations of pharmacology and genetic knockout in terms of spatiotemporal precision and subtype specificity, has made it difficult to gain a picture of how specific receptors modulate neuronal function and, ultimately, behavior. Furthermore, the activation mechanism of class C GPCRs remains elusive because, unlike class A rhodopsin-like GPCRs, they contain large, extracellular ligand binding domains (LBDs) that couple, via a poorly understood mechanism, to a transmembrane domain (TMD). Our lab uses optical methods to develop a complete biophysical mechanism of how class C GPCRs activate and signal, and to determine how these receptors modulate neural activity in physiology and disease. We have recently developed a family of chemical optogenetic tools for the manipulation of specific mGluRs in native systems, including in vivo, to study the physiological roles of mGluRs and other related signaling proteins with high precision. As a complement to neurophysiological studies, we are also using a combination of ensemble and single molecule fluorescence assays to gain biophysical insight into the cooperative activation process of homomeric and heteromeric mGluR2-containing receptors.

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Smith College; Life Sciences Colloquium: Mixing and matching myosins to drive functional diversity

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Smith College; Ford Hall, 240

John A. Hammer, III Cell Biology and Physiology Center National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, NIH Hosted by Stylianos Scordilis Part 4 of the series: Structure, Dynamics and Modeling of the Cytoskeleton - A Current Overview Monday at 4:30pm in Ford Hall 240 Refreshments starting at 4:00pm

Tue, Nov 8, 2016

UMass - Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Hyunjoon Kong; University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Microenvironmental Control of Transport and Three-Dimensional Assembly of "Living" Cells."

Wed, Nov 9, 2016

UMass - Veterinary & Animal Science Seminar: Professor Zhongde Wang; Utah State University,

5:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Integrated Science Building, 221

UMass @ Amherst VASCI Seminar: "Genetically engineered animal models: our recent successes in applying the CRISPR/Cas9, TALEN, and piggyBac systems to non-murine species."

Link to Professor Wang's Research:
http://vdid.usu.edu/htm/research-innovation/people/memberID=7643

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Stuart Schreiber; Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

3:30 pm UMass @ Amherst; LSL, S330-340

UMass @ Amherst - William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry: “Chemistry Towards Novel Mechanism-of-Action (nMoA) Compounds in Therapeutics Discovery.”

Links to Professor Schreiber's Research:
https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/history-leadership/scientific-...
https://www.broadinstitute.org/chembio/lab_schreiber/home.php

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Smith College; Life Sciences Colloquium: Microtubule Structure, Dynamics and Interactions

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Smith College; Ford Hall, 240

Eva Nogales University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Hosted by Stylianos Scordilis Part 5 of the series: Structure, Dynamics and Modeling of the Cytoskeleton - A Current Overview Monday at 4:30pm in Ford Hall 240 Refreshments starting at 4:00pm

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; J. C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry..

10:30 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar - Richard Stein-Covestro Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry. “Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals”

Links to Professor Matyjaszewski's Research:
https://www.cmu.edu/maty/matyjaszewski/
http://www.chem.cmu.edu/faculty/maty.html

UMass - Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Stephen Lory; Harvard Medical School, Microbiology and Immunobiology.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Genome-wide Detection of Virulence and Host Recognition Determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa."

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor David Vanden Bout; University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: “From Single Polymer Chains to Bulk Films: Structure-Photophysics Correlations in Single Conjugated Polymers.”

Links to Professor Vanden Bout's Research:
http://vandenbout.cm.utexas.edu/research/Vanden_Bout_Group/Home.html
http://vandenbout.cm.utexas.edu/research/Vanden_Bout_Group/David_Vanden_...

Tue, Nov 22, 2016

UMass - Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Christopher Yengo; Pennsylvania State University, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Allosteric modulators of cardiac myosin structure-function."

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

UMass - Chemistry Seminar: Professor Liviu Movileanu; Syracuse University, Physics Department.

11:00 am UMass @ Amherst; Lederle Graduate Research Tower, 1634

UMass @ Amherst Chemistry Seminar: "Interrogating the Membrane Protein-Detergent Interfacial Dynamics"

Links to Professor Movileanu's Research:
http://asfaculty.syr.edu/pages/phy/movileanu-liviu.html
http://movileanulab.syr.edu

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

UMass - Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Judith Kassis; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Developmental Biology.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Transcriptional repression by Polycomb group proteins in Drosophila."

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

UMass - Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar: Professor Steven Glynn; Stony Brook University, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

4:00 pm UMass @ Amherst; Morrill 2 South, Room 222

UMass @ Amherst: "Proteolytic control of the mitochondrial intermembrane space."