All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Tamkin Student Lecture Building, Room F-114
September 26: Dr. John Dani, Baylor College of Medicine, “Nicotinic Cholinergic & Dopaminergic Mechanisms in the CNS”
October 10: Dr. Donald McDonald, UCSF, "Overcoming Resistance to Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Cancer"
October 24 Dr. Scott Baraban, UCSF, "Inhibition and Epilepsy: Genes, Synapses and Cell Transplantation"
November 7 Dr. Tom Blumenthal, University of Colorado, "Eukaryotic operons and the mechanism of trans-splicing"
December 5 Dr. Ian Clarke, Univ. of Southhampon UK, "Transformation of Chlamydia trachomatis: development of the chlamydial plasmid as a vector", 1PM
December 12 Dr. Christos Stathopoulos, Cal State Poly Pomona, "TBA"
January 16 Dr. Anindya Dutta, Univeristy of Virginia, "Genomic instability in cancer and normal cells"
January 23 Dr. Eugene Koonin, NCBI/NLM/NIH, "Evolution of antivirus defense systems, virus-host arms races in prokaryotes, Lamarckian evolution and life-death decisions"
February 6 Dr. Doug Black, UCLA, "Alternative pre-mRNA splicing and the regulation of neuronal gene expression"
February 27 Dr. Kristen Lynch, UPenn, "Mechanisms of Alternative Splicing in Human T cells"
March 27 Dr. Paul Kenny, Scripps FL, "MicroRNAs in drug addiction"
April 3 Dr. Wolfram R. Zuckert, University of Kansas, "How to Build a Host Pathogen INterface: Lipoprotein Secretion in Borrelia burgdorferi"
April 17 Dr. Mike Teitell, UCLA, "Photothermal Nanoblade and RNA Import into Mitochondria"
April 24 Dr. Anatol Kreitzer, UCSF, "Mechanisms of Motor Control and Reinforcement in the Basal Ganglia"
May 1 Dr. Chris Hughes, UC Irvine, "The angiogenic microenvironment: probing the cellular and molecular interactions that regulate vascular sprouting"
May 15 Dr. Michael McClelland, UCI, "Salmonella: Comparative Genomics and High-Throughput Genetics"
May 22 Dr. Kristin Bedard, Kineta, Inc., "Small molecule drugs induce innate immunity through IRF-3 and cause broad spectrum antiviral activity" Co-Sponsored by the Center For Virus Research and NIH T32 Training Grant “Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Viruses”
May 29 Dr. Shannon Bennett, California Academy of Sciences, "The evolutionary dynamics of dengue virus and other zoonotic diseases"