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All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Tamkin Student Lecture Building, Room F-114

October 2: Dr. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University, “Measuring loss and recovery of consciousness – chaos analysis of frontal EEG in rats and humans”

October 23: Dr. Britt Glausinger, UC Berkeley, "RNA Destruction and Revival: Rewiring Gene Expression Pathways During Viral Infection"

October 30: Dr. Feng Qiao, UC Irvine, "Examining the end of the chromosome: from the atomic to the genomic level"

November 13: Dr. Xiang-Dong Fu, UC San Diego, "Gene Regulation by Multi-tasking RNA Binding Proteins in Mammalian Genomes"

December 4: Dr. Charles Bevins, UC Davis, "Strategies of Defensin-Mediated Innate Immunity in the Small Intestine"

December 11: Dr. Victor Nizet, UC San Diego, "Probing the Host-Pathogen Interface for New Therapeutic Targets"

January 15: Dr. Thomas Hnasko (EB), University of California, San Diego, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, “Glutamate Neurons in the VTA: Properties & Physiological Role”

January 22: Dr. Peggy Farnham (MLW), University of Southern California, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, “Using GWAS, Epigenomics, and Genome Engineering to Characterize Cancer-Associated Enhancers”

February 5: Dr. Richard Tenser (RSG), Penn State University, Neurobiology and Microbiology and Immunology, “Neurovirology of Herpes Simplex Virus Latent Infection”

February 12: Dr. Luis De Lecea (EB), Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, “Optogenetic control of arousal”, 11AM - Sprague Hall Conference Room 105

February 19: Dr. Ben Blencowe (KJH), University of Toronto, Department of Medical Research, Department of Molecular Genetics, SEMINAR CANCELLED

February 26: Dr. Anita Sil (AGB), University of California, San Francisco, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, “Regulation of cell shape and virulence by temperature in the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum

March 5: Dr. Thomas Cooper (KJH), Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Immunology, “Alternative splicing regulatory networks in development and disease”

April 9: Dr. Dritan Agalliu (UCI SPEAKER), University of California, Irvine, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, “Elucidating the mechanisms of CNS autoimmunity caused by S. pyogenes infections”

April 16: Dr. Craig Russell Roy (MT), Yale, School of Medicine, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, “Microbial ménage à trois: Autophagy, mTOR and Intracellular Pathogens”

April 30: Dr. Jonathan Towner (BLS), Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Investigation of filovirus replication in wild-caught and captive bred Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus)

May 21: Dr. Grace Xiao (KJH), University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, “Genomic analysis of RNA editing and the regulatory roles of ADAR proteins”