Past Formal Seminars

SPRING 2014

Jan 17

11:00 am

Christopher Ward, M.D., Ch.B., Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Polycystic kidney diseases and exosomes"

Jan 24

11:00 am

William G. Gutheil, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)

"Coping with complexity: a Hierarchical Interaction Approach, and its Application to Hemoglobin"

Jan 31

11:00 am

Samuel Bouyain, DPhil
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)

"Contactin/protein tyrosine phosphatase complexes in the nervous systems"

Feb 7

11:00 am

Jacob Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Faculty Candidate
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"An RNA-centric view of neurodegenerative disease"

Feb 14

11:00 am

Bret Freudenthal, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty Candidate
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Breaking Bad: Watching a DNA polymerase make a mistake"

Feb 21

11:00 am

Ivan Babic, Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego
Faculty Candidate
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Metabolic reprogramming in Brain Cancer Induced by Oncogenic EGFRvIII Expression"

Feb 28

11:00 am

Christy Hagan, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Progesterone Signaling Drives Proliferative Transcriptional Programs in Breast Cancer"

Mar 7

11:00 am

Steven T. Whitten, Ph.D.
Texas State University
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton

"Structural characteristics of intrinsically disordered protein"

Mar 14

11:00 am

Jason Stewart, Ph.D
University of Cincinnati
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Maintaining Stability: Roles of the Human CST Complex in DNA Replication and Chromosome Cohesion"

Apr 11

11:00 am

Tiangang Li, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)

"Regulation of lipid metabolism in obesity and diabetes"

Apr 18

11:00 am

Bradley L. Pentelute, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Precision delivery of biologics into cells"

Apr 25

11:00 am

Rushi Trivedi, Graduate Student
University of Kansas Medical Center

"SNF2 ATPase regulatory domains - functions & effects on chromatin remodeling and ATPase activity"

May 2

11:00 am

Vicente Notario, Ph.D.
Georgetown University
(hosted by Dr. Antonio Artigues)

"Contribution of an enzymatically inactive protein to human tumor progression"

May 9

11:00 am

Ramesh Balusu, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Joe Fontes)

TBA

 

FALL 2013

Sept 13

11:00 am

Bashkar Das, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Chemical Biology Approach to Identify Druggable Biomarkers and Develop Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Agents"

Sept 20

11:00 am

Arindam Paul, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Atypical PKC Signaling and Breast Cancer"

Oct 4

11:00 am

Jeremy Chien, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Chad Slawson)

"Forward and Reverse Genetics to Identify Altered Molecular Pathway in Ovarian Cancer"

Oct 11

11:00 am

Costa P. Georgopoulos, Ph.D.
University of Utah
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Regulation of the essential, universally-conserved GroEL/GroES (Hsp60/Hsp10) chaperone protein-folding machine"

Oct 18

11:00 am

David P. Giedroc, Ph.D.
Indiana University
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)

"A Double-Edged Sword: Transition Metal Chemistry at the Host-Microbial Pathogen Interface"

Oct 25

11:00 am

Xun Gu, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)

"Functional divergence between duplicate genes"

Nov 1

11:00 am

T. Rajendra Kumar, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Genetics & Patho-physiology of Pituitary Null Cell Tumors"

Nov 8

11:00 am

Terry Graham, Ph.D.
University of Guelph
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)

"Muscle glycogen: thoroughly studied but poorly understood"

Nov 15*

2:00 p.m.
Lied Auditorium

Michael A. Marletta, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)

"Molecular Aspects of Gas Sensing"

Nov 22

11:00 am

Susan M. Egan, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Antonio Artigues)

"Mechanisms and Inhibition of AraC Family Regulators of Virulence and Carbon Metabolism"

Dec 6

11:00 am

Joan Lewis-Wambi, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse

"Paradoxical action of estrogen in aromatase-inhibitor resistant breast cancer cells"

Dec 13

11:00 am

Mukut Sharma, Ph.D.
VA Medical Center - Dept of Nephrology
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Cytokines of the IL-6 Family and Chronic Kidney Disease"


SPRING 2013

Feb 1

11:00 am

Dan A. Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Joe Fontes)

"Regulation of RNA Stability in Colorectal Cancer"

Feb 8

11:00 am

Michele Pritchard, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Joe Fontes)

"Early growth response (Egr)-1: The Jekyll and Hyde of liver injury and repair"

Feb 15

11:00 am

Holly Ellis, Ph.D.
Auburn University
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)

"Investigation the Functional and Structural Oddities of Cysteine Dioxygenase"

Feb 22

 11:00 am

Canceled due to inclement weather. 
Speaker rescheduled on May 10th.

Mar 1

11:00 am

Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D.
Oklahoma University School of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)

"A role for GLUT4 in the metabolic adaptation to diet induced obesity"

Mar 8

11:00 am

Preston Hensley
SomaLogic, Inc.  
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)

"SomaLogic - A High Content Proteomics Technology to Accelerate Drug and Diagnostic Discovery"

Mar 15

11:00 am

Christopher J. Ward, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
(hosted by Dr. Stephen Parnell)

"The exosome primary cilium interaction"

Mar 22

11:00 am

No Seminar - Spring Break 

 

Mar 29

11:00 am

Shuai Lu
Graduate Student
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Cohesion Biology
and Human Disease"

Apr 5

11:00 am

On Hold for Student Research Forum 

 

Apr 12

11:00 am

Canceled
Speaker will reschedule in the Fall Semester

Apr 19

11:00 am

Severin Gudima, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Super-infection and virus spread continue during chronic hepadnavirus infection"

Apr 26

11:00 am

Dan Parente
MD/PhD Student
Unviersity of Kansas Medical Center

"Computational Strategies for Predicting the Functional Impact of Protein Polymorphisms"

May 3

11:00 am

Vargheese Chennathukuzhi, Ph.D
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"The loss of REST and the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyomas"

May 10

11:00 am

Luciano DiTacchio, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Ken Peterson)
rescheduled from February 22

"JARID1a at the intersection between the circadian clock and energy metabolism"

May 17

11:00 am

Lauren E. Ball, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
(hosted by Dr. Chad Slawson)

"Nutrient Sensitive O-GlcNAc Modification of Mediators of Insulin/Igf-1 Signaling"

 

 

FALL 2012

Sept 7 11:00 am

Eric J. Deeds, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher) 

"The Dynamics of Assembly in Biological Networks"

Sept 14 11:00 am

Donald Jacobs, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton) 

"Interrelationships Between Protein Stability, Flexibility and Dynamics"

Sept 21 11:00 am

Rajasingh Johnson, Ph.D., HCLD
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Reprogramming of Somatic Cells and Therapy"

Sept 28 11:00 am

Paul Sorgen, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
(hosted by Drs. Joseph Fontes and Alexey Ladokhin)

"Characterization of the Structure and Intermolecular Interactions between the Connexin32 Carboxyl-terminal Domain and the Protein Partners SAP97 and Calmodulin"

Oct 5 11:00 am

Adam Krieg, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Hypoxic Regulation of Histone Demethylases Mediates Cellular Response to the Tumor Microenvironment"

Oct 12 11:00 am

Xiaogang Li, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Jim Calvet) 

"Epigenetic regulators and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease"

Oct 19* 11:00 am

Andrew L. Lee, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
note location change to 1027 Orr Major 

"Insights into mechanisms of protein allostery from dynamics and NMR"

Oct 26 11:00 am

Fan Dong, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toledo
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)

"Towards understanding of Gfi1 acts in hematopoiesis; the significances of its interaction with Miz-1 and the mechanism of its down regulation by p53"

Nov 2 11:00 am

Quyen Hoang, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher) 

"Mechanisms of genetics and envrionmental toxins in Parkinson's disease"

Nov 9* 1:00 PM

Heidi E. Hamm, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)
note location AND Time change:
1 pm, and Lied Auditorium
 

"New insights into mechanisms of receptor-mediated G protein activation"

Nov 13 11:00 am

 James Bowie, Ph.D.
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics & Proteomics
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
NEW DAY: Tuesday, Nov 13th
NEW LOCATION: Beller Conf Ctr

"How do membrane proteins fold?"

Nov 16 11:00 am

Elizabeth Komives, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego
(hosted by Dr. Antonio Artiques) 

"Functional Consequences of Intrinsic Disorder in the NFkB-IkB Interaction"
Nov 23 11:00 am

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov 30 11:00 am

Paul H. Axelsen, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin) 

"Oxidative Stress, Lipid Membranes, and Protein Misfolding in Alzheimer's Disease"
Dec 7 11:00 am

Brian S. J. Blagg, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher) 

"Hsp90 inhibitors: past, present and future"
Dec 14 11:00 am

Thomas M. Ryan, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(hosted by Dr. Ken Peterson) 

"Humanized Models of Beta Thalassemia Major & Taking the R out of RBC"

 

SPRING 2012

Jan 13 11:00 am Heather Desaire, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Chad Slawson)
"Enabling Technologies for Glycopeptide Analysis and Application to HIV vaccine development"
Jan 27 11:00 am

Lu Chen
Graduate Student
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

"The combinatorial nature of building chromatin remodeling machineries"
Feb 10 11:00 am Moriah Beck, Ph.D.
Wichita State University
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)
"Structure and crosslinking mechanism of palladin's novel actin binding domain"
Feb 17 11:00 am Subhash Naik
Graduate Student - Biochemistry
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Proteostasis and the kinetic aspects of misfolding diseases"
Feb 24 11:00 am

Alan S. L. Yu, MB, BChir.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. James Calvet)

"Structure-function studies of claudins, tight junction membrane proteins that regulate paracellular permeability"
Mar 9 11:00 am Christopher J. Fischer, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Unravelling the kinetics of nucleosome repositioning"
Mar 16 11:00 am

Jeroen Roelofs, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Mechanism of chaperone-assisted assembly of the proteasome regulatory particle"
Apr 6 11:00 am

Michael Bulger, Ph.D.
Univ of Rochester Medical Ctr
(hosted by Dr. Ken Peterson)

"Enhancers and Hyperactylated Domains in Erythroid-Specific Gene Loci"
Apr 13 11:00 am Mingui Fu, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Joe Fontes)
"Regulation of Inflammation and Immune Homeostasis by MCPIP1"
Apr 20 11:00 am Patrick Frantom, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Allosteric Regulation of alpha-Isopropylmalate Synthase from Mycobaterium tuberculosis by L-Leucine"
Apr 27 11:00 am Bryce V. Plapp, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
(hosted by Dr. Fenton)
"Alcohol dehydrogenase Dynamics and Catalysis"
May 4 11:00 am

George Vielhauer, Pharm.D./Ph.D.
University of Kansas Cancer Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Development of C-terminal Hsp90 inhibitors for the treatment of cancer"
May 11 11:00 am Maria Kurnikova, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Molecular Modeling of how structure facilitates function in membrane proteins"

 

FALL 2011

Sept 9 11:00 am Candice S. Klug, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Effects of two key nucleotide binding domain mutations on the functional dynamics of the bacterial lipid flippase MsbA"
Sept 16 11:00 am Qi Chen, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr Liskin Swint-Kruse
"Pro-oxidant vitamin C: a promising role in cancer treatment?"
Sept 30 11:00 am Kelly Tatchell, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University
(hosted by Dr. Ken Peterson)
"TOR Complex 2 regulates Lpl1/Autora B function via the GlcPP1 phosphatase"
Oct 7* 11:00 am Michael L. Gross, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Applications of Mass-Spectrometry-Based Footprinting (H/DX and FPOP) to Aggregating Proteins)
Oct 21 11:00 am Lesa J. Beamer, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Dr. Swint-Kruse)
"Connecting structure, dynamics, and conformation change to enzyme function: studies of bacterial phosphohexomutase"
Oct 28 11:00 am Richard R. Burgess, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin - Madison
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"One-second isolation/immunoprecipitation of weak protein complexes using a microfluidic IFAST device"
Nov 4 11:00 am Judith Davie, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)
"Deciphering the role of interferon gamma andCIITA in myogenesis"
Nov 11 11:00 am CANCELED. Speaker rescheduled to March 9, 2012  
Nov 18* 11:00 am Richard W. Hanson, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Carlson)
"Born to run; the story of the PEPCK-Cmus mouse"
Dec 2 11:00 am Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Gerald Carlson)
"Metastasis Suppressors: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Tumor Microenvironment"
Dec 9 11:00 am Gerald Hart, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Chad Slawson)
"Extensive Crosstalk Between Phosphorylation and
O-GlcNAcylation: Critical Roles in Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer"
Dec 16 11:00 am Junpeng Deng, Ph.D.
Oklahoma State University
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"IL18 and IL18BP in autoimmune and poxvirus infection"

SPRING 2011

Jan 14 11:00 am

Andrew Herr, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
(hosted by Dr. Todd Holyoak)

"Molecular basis for metal ion-induced intercellular adhesion in Staphylococcal biofilms"
Jan 21 11:00 am

Gerald Wyckoff, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)

"Bioinformatics and Evolution; A view from behind the monitor"
Jan 28 11:00 am Colin Thorpe, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Making Protein Disulfide Bonds - Oxidative Folding in a Muddle"
Feb 4 11:00 am David D. Weis, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton and
Dr. Antonio Artigues)
"Investigation disordered proteins with D/D exchange and mass spectrometry"
Feb 18 11:00 am Xiaolan Yao, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Estimation of available free energy in a LOV-Ja photoswitch"
Mar 4 11:00 am Troy Johnson
Graduate Student
"PEPCK and catalysis: The fundamentals"
Mar 11 11:00 am Christopher Vakoc, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
(hosted by Dr. Kenneth Peterson)
"Epigenetics of Malignant Hematopoiesis"
Mar 25 11:00 am Alex Moise, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Todd Holyoak)
"Identification of a novel retinoid-processing enzyme involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism"
Apr 1 11:00 am Bin Deng, Graduate Student, Zhu lab "Structural basis of inter-domain electron transfer in Ncb5or"

Apr 8*

11:00 am John S. Olson, Ph.D.*
Rice University
(hosted by Dr. Swint-Kruse)
NOTE: this seminar will be in 1027 Orr-Major
"NO Dioxygenation Globin Evolution, and Recombinant Hb-based Blood Substitutes"
Apr 15 11:00 am Anton A. Komar, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)
"Protein Folding on the Ribosome: When the Protein Folding Code Meets the Genetic Code"
Apr 22 11:00 am Michael Baldwin, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Unique Ganglioside Recognition Strategies of Clostridial Neurotoxins"
Apr 29 11:00 am David L. Bain, Ph.D.
University of Colorado - Denver
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Towards a Quantitative Understanding of the Human Steroid Receptors: The Role of Energetics"
May 6* 11:00 am Xiuxia Du, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(hosted by Dr. Owen Nadeau)
NOTE: this seminar will be in 1027 Orr Major
"Xlink-Identifier: An Automated Data Analysis Platform for Confident Identifications of Chemically Cross-Linked Peptides Using Tandem Mass Spectrometry"
May 13 11:00 am

Pablo Sobrado, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)

"Mechanistic studies of UDP-galatopyranose mutases from eukaryotic human pathogens"



FALL 2010

Sep 10

11:00 am

 

Jed N. Lampe, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Cytochrome P450 Protein-Ligand Interactions revealed through 2D MNR and Molecular Dynamic Simulations"
Sep 17

11:00 am

 

Lukas Tamm, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)

"Reconstitution of SNARE mediated Fusion on the Millisecond Timescale"
Sep 24

11:00 am

Christopher H. Lowrey, M.D.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Kenneth Peterson)

"Pharmacologic Induction of Fetal Hemoglobin Via Cell Stress Signaling Pathways; What Doesn't Kill Red Cells May Make Them Stronger"

Oct 8

11:00 am

 

Gloria Borgstahl, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Swint-Kruse)
"Identification of the DNA binding domains of Replication
Protein A that recognize
G-quadruplex DNA"
Oct 22 11:00 am Please Note: Dr. David Weis' seminar has been canceled. It is rescheduled to Feb. 4, 2011.  
Oct 29 11:00 am Hiroo Katayama
Graduate Student
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Anthrax toxin protective antigen: cell entry, transition to the pore, and translocation"
Nov 5 11:00 am

Marie Trudel, Ph.D.
Institute de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, University of Montreal
(hosted by Dr. Jim Calvet and Dr. Kenneth Peterson)

"Signaling Mechanisms in Human ADPKD: Insights from Pkd1 Mouse Models"
Nov 12 11:00 am James C. Lee, Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Structural and Functional Landscapes in the Allosteric Regulation CRP"
Nov 19 11:00 am Peter V. Cornish, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Single molecule investigation of ribosome dynamics and function"
Nov 26 11:00 am No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
Dec 3 11:00 am Doug English, Ph.D.
Wichita State University
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Catanionic Surfactant Mixtures: Biotechnological Applications for a Common Class of Molecules"
Dec 10 11:00 am Thomas M. Yankee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Gads-dependent signaling pathways and thymic selection"

Spring 2010

Date Time Speaker Title
Jan 22 11:00 am David Davido, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Determining sites on and domains in the HSV-1 immediate-early protein ICPO that affect virus-host interactions"
Jan 29 11:00 am Yang Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Progress and challenges in protein structure prediction"
Feb 5 11:00 am

Jay Unruh, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)

"Measurements of Molecular Interactions In Vivo Using Fluorescence Correlation Methods"
Feb 12 11:00 am

Rathnam Chaguturu, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Kenneth Peterson)

canceled
rescheduled on April 7
Feb 19* 11:00 am Philip R. Hardwidge, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)
"Bacterial Effector Binding to Ribosomal Protein S3 Subverts NF-kappaB Function"
Feb 26 * 11:00 am Donald H. Burke
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)
"Universtalist and specialists: Inhibition specificity of anti-HIV-1 aptamers
Mar 5 11:00 am

Soumen Paul, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Jospeh Fontes)

"Histone Chaperone in Endothelial Gene Regulation"
Mar 19 11:00 am Spring Break - No Seminar  
Mar 26 11:00 am Stephen D. Levene Ph.D.
University of Texas at Dallas
(hosted by Dr. Kenneth Peterson)
"Loop-mediated regulation by lac repressor: does DNA supercoiling play a role?"
Apr 2 11:00 am

Aaron L. Lucius, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)

"Mechanisms of Assembly and Polypeptide Translocation Catalyzed by the E.coli ClpA Molecular Motor "
Apr 7 * 11:00 am
Beller Conf Ctr

Rathnam Chaguturu, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Kenneth Peterson)
rescheduled from February 12th

"High Throughput Screening Laboratory at KU: One Stop Source for all Your Drug Discovery Needs"
Apr 9 11:00 am Student Research Forum - No Seminar  
Apr 16 11:00 am Wiliam Skach, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Cellular Mechanisms of Membrane Protein Folding"
Apr 23 11:00 am Wonpil Im, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Mechanisms and Energetics of Protein/Peptide Interactions in Biological Membranes"
May 14 11:00 am

Michael T. Henzl, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse)

"Impact of the Unliganded State on Parvalbumin Divalent Ion Affinity"
May 21 11:00 am S. Walter Englander, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Medical School
(hosted by Dr. Antonio Artigues)
"How proteins do all of that as seen by hydrogen exchange. GroEL function. Protein folding. Lipoprotein structure."



Fall 2009

Date Time Speaker Title
Sept 4 11:00 am Anne Hinderliter, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Duluth
(hosted by Dr. Aron Fenton)
"Signaling at the Membrane: toward quantitative understanding"
Sept 11 11:00 am Katsura Asano, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
(hosted by Dr. Joseph Fontes)
"Translation factor control of stress signaling response: The case of Int6/elFe and rRNA mutations"
Sept 18 11:00 am No Seminar - Faculty Retreat  
Sept 25 11:00 am Joseph J. Falke, Ph.D.
University of Colorado
(hosted by Dr. Alexey Ladokhin)
"Leukocyte chemotaxis: Molecular mechanisms of membrane targeting at the leading edge membrane"
Oct 2 11:00 am

Karl Rozman, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Wilfred Arnold)

"Hormesis or the Effects of Low Doses of Toxic Agents"
Oct 9 11:00 am

Florence Tama, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"Coarse-grained modeling to characterize structure of biological molecules from low-resolution data"
Oct 23 11:00 am Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Hantavirus nucleocapsid protein guides transcript and translation initiation of viral mRNA"
Nov 6 11:00 am Simon H. Friedman, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)
"Patterning of gene expression in cell monolayers using Light Activated RNA Interference (LARI)"
Nov 13 11:00 am Matthew Goering, Graduate Student
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Cohesin and Chromosome Cohesion: Implications for DNA Double-Strand Break Repair"
Nov 20 11:00 am

Eric Milot, Ph.D.
University of Montreal
(hosted by Dr. Ken Peterson)

"The combination of GAT-1 and Ikaros favors gene silencing in erythroid cells"
Nov 27 11:00 am No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
Dec 11 11:00 am

Aaron Gottschalk, Graduate Student
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Modulation of Chromatin Structure by Snf2-like ATPases and Parp1"
Dec 18 11:00 am

Edward B. Stephens, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
(hosted by Dr. Mark Fisher)

"The APOBEC3 Protein Family: An Innate Immune System Against Retroviruses"

SPRING 2009
(click on highlighted names to be directed to a speaker's website)

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Jan 30 11:00 am B018 SON Todd Holyoak, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Loops and Lids. The role of dynamics in PEPCK catalysis"
Feb 6 11:00 am 1050 SON

Liang Tang, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Mark Fisher)

"Virus meet Bacterium"
Feb 13 11:00 am 1050 SON David R. Setzer, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
(hosted by Joesph Fontes)
"Accidental Insights into the Mechanism of Transcription Activation"
Feb 20 11:00 am 1050 SON John Karanicolas, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Mark Fisher)
"Designing Protein-Protein Interfaces"
Feb 27 11:00 am 1050 SON Stephen J. Brandt, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(hosted by Kenneth Peterson)
"Emerging functions of LIM domain-binding and single-stranded DNA-binding proteins"
Mar 6 11:00 am 1050 SON Cynthia M. Dupureur, Ph.D.
University of Missouri St. Lous
(hosted by Aron Fenton)
"Mechanistic and Biophysical Studies of Esterases"
Mar 13 11:00 am B018 SON Yuqi Wang, Ph.D.
Saint Louis University
(hosted by James Calvet)
"Ubiquitination and G Protein Signaling in Yeast"
Mar 20 11:00 am   No Seminar - Spring Break  
Mar 27 11:00 am 1050 SON Jim Bann, Ph.D.
Wichita State University
(hosted by Mark Fisher)
"The nine rings: The role of histidine protonation in anthrax toxin pore formation"
Apr 3 11:00 am 1050 SON

Ben Weaver, Graduate Student
Dissertation Defense

"Regulatory Mechanisms of Slc39a4 (ZIP4) and Slc39a5 (ZIP5) "
Apr 10 11:00 am   No Seminar - Student Research Forum  
Apr 17 11:00 am 1050 SON Angie Rizzino, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
(hosted by Joseph Fontes)
"Sox transcription factors function as molecular rheostats to control the fate of pluripotenet stemcells"
Apr 24 11:00 am 1023 OM

P. Scott Hefty, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
(hosted by Liskin Swint-Kruse)

"Developmental Gene Regulation in Chlamydia: Role and Mechanisms of an Atypical OmpR Response Regulator, ChxR"
May 1 11:00 am B018 SON Mitchell J. Weiss, MD, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
(hosted by Kenneth Peterson)
"Transcriptional Control of Erythro-Megakaryocytic Differentiation"
May 8 11:00 am B018 SON Dennis R. Livesay, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
(hosted by Liskin Swint-Kruse)
"Elucidating protein family sequence/structure/function relationships: from biophysics to empiricism and back"
May 15 11:00 am B018 SON Harvey F. Fisher, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Experimental Application of the Second Rule of Transient-State Isotope Effects to the Phenylalanine Dehydrogenase Reaction"

FALL 2008

Date Time Speaker Title
Sep 5 11:00 am David Thomas, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
"Spectrocopic Probes of Muscle Protein Structural Dynamics"
Sep 12 11:00 am Preston Hensley
Pfizer Global Research & Development
"Drug Discovery and the New Pharma-University Interface"
Sep 19 * 11:00 am Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburg, PA
"Using Yeast to Defin the Molecular Basis of Protein Conformational Disease"
Sep 26 11:00 am Suzanne Scarlata, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, New York
"Cellular Regulation of Phospholipase C-beta Enzymes through G Proteins"
Oct 3 11:00 am

Indranil Biswas, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Role of Two-component signal transduction systems in Streptococcus Mutans Virulence"
Oct 10 11:00 am

Patricia L. Clark, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame

"Co-translational Folding of an Aggregation-Prone Protein"
Oct 31 11:00 am Jack F. Kirsch, Ph.D.
University of California
"Directed Evolution and Rational Design Approaches to Shifting Enzyme Paralog Function"
Nov 7   No Seminar - Faculty Research Day  
Nov 14 11:00 am Paul Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
"Catalytic and Regulatory Mechanisms of Tyrosine Hydroxylase"
Nov 21 11:00 am

Philippe Prochasson, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Chromatin and transcriptional regulation by the HIR Complex and SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling"
Nov 28   No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
Dec 5 11:00 am Duane C. Eichler, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
"Why a Urea Cycle Enzyme Regulates Vascular Endothelial Nitric Oxide Production"

 

SPRING 2008

Date Time Speaker Title
Jan 4 11:00 am

Lane K. Christienson, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center

"MicroRNAs and Ovarian Function"
Jan 11 11:00 am James Kranz, Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson PRD
"Thrombin Conformational Diversity: Influence on Ligand Binding Energetics and Drug Discovery"
Jan 18 11:00 am Luis A. Marky, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Sherlock Holmes's Adventures with Nucleic Acids"
Jan 25 11:00 am

Julia Zeitlinger, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute

"Transcriptional regulatory networks in the early Drosophilia embryo"
Feb 1 11:00 am Bruno Hagenbuch, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"The multispecific organic anion transporters OATP1B1 and 1B3"
Feb 8 11:00 am Steven Parnell, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Signaling Pathways in Polysystic Kidney Disease"
Feb 15 11:00 am Susan Egan, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"AraC family Transcription Activators as Anti-bacterial Targets"
Feb 22 11:00 am Mark Richter, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"Generating Rotational Torque in the World's Tiniest Rotary Motor"
Feb 29 11:00 am Xiaogang Li, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute
"Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Understanding the Mechanisms, Discovering Treatments"
Mar 7 11:00 am Gerd Blobel, MD, Ph.D.
Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Navigating through chromatin: Regulation of hematopoietic development by transcription factor GATA-1"
Mar 14 11:00 am Kyoungtae Kim, Ph.D.
Missouri State University
"Yeast Endoctosis: Roles of Actin Capping Protein and Dynamin-like Protein Vps1"
Mar 21 11:00 am No Seminar - Spring Break
Mar 28 11:00 am Ben Weaver
Graduate Student
"The Genetics of Essential Metal Homeostasis during Development"
Apr 4 11:00 am TBA TBA
Apr 11 11:00 am No Seminar - Student Research Forum  
Apr 18 11:00 am Anne Kenworthy, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
"Structure and dynamics of membrane rafts"
Apr 25 11:00 am John J. Tanner, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
"Structural biology of proline catabolism"
May 2 11:00 am Alexander Beeser, Ph.D.
Kansas State University

"Advancing selective in vivo Pak1 protein kinase inhibitors as translational therapeutics"

FALL 2007

Sep 7 11:00 am Russ Middaugh, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
The Polyanion World
Sep 14 11:00 am Mark Wilson, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska
Hammer or Swiss-Army Knife?: Structural Conservation and Functional Diversity the DJ-1 Superfamily
Sep 21 11:00 am

Barsanjit Mazumder, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University

Translational Silencing in Monocytes: Role of Ribosomal Protein, Initiation Factors, and Signal to Resolve Inflammation
Sep 28 11:00 am Jennifer Laurence, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - LawrenceTBA
Assessing the Structure-Activity Relationship of the Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver PRL-1
Oct 5 11:00 am Betty S. Pace, M.D.
University of Texas - Dallas
Genomic Approches to Elucidate Mechanisms for Fetal Globin Gene Regulation
Oct 12 11:00 am

Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Tissue-specific gene regulation in astrocytes and glioma cell
Oct 19 11:00 am Lee M. Graves, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Control of Pyrimidine Metabolism by Protein Kinases
Oct 26 11:00 am Raymond Camahort
Graduate Student
Building centromeric chromatin: Studying how budding yeast find the needle in the haystack
Nov 2 11:00 am

Russell Swerdlow, M.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center

Mitochondria and Alzheimer's Disease
Nov 9 11:00 am TBA TBA
Nov 16 11:00 am Eduardo Perozo, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Structural basis of K+ channel activation and inactivation gating
Nov 23 11:00 am No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
Nov 30 11:00 am Lisa Timmons, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
ABC transporters are required for efficient RNAi in Caenorhabditis elegans
Dec 7 11:00 am Brian M. Baker
University of Notre Dame
T cell receptor recognition of antigen: more questions than answers?
Dec 14 11:00 am

Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute

Chromatin Modifications by Methylation and Human Leukemia

SPRING 2007

Date Time Speaker Title
Jan 5 11:00 am Chen-Yong Lin, Ph.D.
Gerogetown Medical Center
"Deregulation of matriptase in human carcinomas"
Jan 12 11:00 am Rong Li, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute of Research
"In-vivo biochemical analysis of dynamic protein interactions in the MAP kinase signaling cascade"
Jan 19 11:00 am

Brian V. Geisbrecht, Ph.D.
University of Missouri -Kansas City

"Using Structure to Unravel the Mechanism of Staphylococcal Complement Inhibitors"
Jan 26 11:00 am

Arthur Cooper, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ.

"Role of Transglutaminases in Neurodegeneraive Diseases"
Feb 2 11:00 am Maria Schumacher, Ph.D.
Univ of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr
"Peptide Self-Assembly and Pore Formation in Membranes: The Use of Combinatorial Chemistry as a Learning Tool"
Feb 9 11:00 am William C. WImley, Ph.D.
Tulane University Health Services Center
"Peptide Self-Assembly and Pore Formation in Membranes: The Use of Combinatorial Chemistry as a Learning Tool"
Feb 16 11:00 am Yoshi Azuma, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"Role of SUMO modification in vertebrate mitosis"
Feb 23 11:00 am Jorg Bungert, Ph.D.
University of Florida
"Locus Control Region Mediated Recruitment of Transcription Complexes to the Beta-Globin Gene Locus"
Mar 2 11:00 am

D. Wayne Bolen, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Medical Branch

"Nature's emphasis on the peptide backbone in osmolyte-induced protein folding/unfolding"
Mar 9 11:00 am Mark S. Hargrove, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
"Structural highlights in the evolution of oxygen transport in plants"
Mar 16 11:00 am Dagmar Ringe, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
"Iron mediated control of virulence: the diptheria tox repressor"
Mar 23 11:00 am No Seminar - Spring Break
Mar 30 11:00 am Tom Roche, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
"Regulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) and restriction of PDK activity in treating diabetes, heart disease, and cancer"
Apr 6 11:00 am No Seminar
Apr 13 11:00 am

Stuart Smith, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

co-sponsored with Dept. of Medicine

"Structural & functional analysis of the fatty acid biosynthetic enzymes in mammalian mitochondria: Coupling of lipogenic and lipoylation pathways"
Apr 20 11:00 am David L. Brautigan, Ph.D.,
University of Virginia School of Medicine
"Opposition to Cytokine Signaling by Novel Protein Phosphatases"

****SPECIAL
Apr 25

SEMINAR****
12 noon
Lied Aud.


Jie Wu, Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine


"Regulation of the Shp2 Protein Tyrosine Phosphatse in cell Signaling and Oncogenesis"
Apr 27 11:00 am

Henrik Dohlman, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

"G protein signaling at the endosome"
May 4 11:00 am

Andrei B. Belousov, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Glutamate-dependent neuronal plasticity in the CNS: chemical and electrical synapses"

 

FALL 2006

Date Time Speaker Title
Sep 8 11:00 am Wolfram R. Zuckert, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Rules and Regulators of Lipoprotein Secretion in Borrelia Spirochetes"
Sep 15 11:00 am C. Nick Pace, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University Health Science Ctr
"Fine Tuning Protein Stability and the pK Values of Ionizable Groups "
Sep 22 11:00 am Richard N. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
"Structural and Functional Genomics of Antibiotic Resistance"
Sep 29 11:00 am Canceled  
Oct 6 11:00 am

Brian S. J. Blagg, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence

"Managing the Hsp90 Protein Folding Process with Small Molecules"
Oct 13 11:00 am Curt Hagedorn, M.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Role of an RNA Binding Protein in Epithelial Cancer Progression"
Oct 20 11:00 am Joesph Lutkenhaus, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Regulating Bacterial Cell Division"
Oct 27 11:00 am Marco Blanchette, Ph.D.
University of California - Berkeley
"Functional Genomic Analysis of Drosophilia Alternative Splicing Factors"
Nov 3 11:00 am Peter Rowe, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Mineralization and bone-renal pathways: the harmonious struggle of the living skeleton"
Nov 10 11:00 am Michael Petris, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia
"Inflammation is a novel regulator of copper homeostasis"
Nov 17 11:00 am Stuart Smith, Ph.D., DSC
Children's Hospital Oakland Rsrch Inst
co-sponsored with Dept of Medicine
"Structural & functional analysis of the fatty acid biosynthetic enzymes in mammalian mitochondria: Coupling of lipogenic &lipoylation pathways"
Nov 24 11:00 am No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
Dec 1 11:00 am Canceled due to Inclement Weather

 
Dec 8 11:00 am No Seminar - Department Event  
Dec 15 11:00 am

Robert Fuller, Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical Center

"Specificity and inhibition of eukaryotic proprotein processing proteases"

 

Spring 2006

Date Time Speaker Title
Jan 13 11:00 am Gregory Petsko, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
On the Origin of Enzymatic Species: How New Enzymes Evolve from Old Ones
Jan 20 11:00 am R. John Collier, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Anthrax Toxin: Mechanism of Membrane Translocation
Jan 27 11:00 am Jay Vivian, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Genetic Screens in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells
Feb 3 11:00 am Paul E. Smith, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
Computer Simulation of the Delta Opioid Receptor and Delta Opioid Receptor Selective Peptide Agonists
Feb 10 11:00 am Canceled
Feb 17 11:00 am Page Geiger, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Exercise Training in the Prevention of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes: A Cellular Approach
Feb 24 11:00 am Vincent J. Hilser, Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
What's in a Protein Ensemble
Mar 3 11:00 am Dorothy Beckett, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Regulating the Regulators; Control of Transcription Repression Complex
Mar 10 11:00 am A. L. Burlingame, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
The Challenge of Defining Protein Postranslational Complexity Using Mass Spectrometry
Mar 17 11:00 am John M. Tomich, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
"Redesigning Nature: Studies on New Channel-Forming Sequences Derived from the Second Transmembrane Segment of the Glycine Receptor-Subunit"
Mar 24 11:00 am No Seminar - Spring Break
Mar 31 11:00 am Hao Zhu, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"NCB5OR, Oxidative Stress and Diabetes"
Apr 7 11:00 am Roberto De Guzman, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"NMR Studies of Proteins Involved in Bacterial and Viral Pathogenesis"
Apr 14
Lied Aud.
11:00 am C. Robert Matthews, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Note change of location to Lied Auditorium
"Are protein folding mechanisms better conserved than their amino acid sequences? The roles of topology and sequence in controlling the folding mechanisms of TIM barrel proteins" 
Apr 21 11:00 am Joyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
"Globin Gene Regulation: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches"
Apr 28 11:00 am Malin M. Young, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
"Protein Structural characterization using chemical cross-linking, mass spectrometry and modeling"
May 5 11:00 am Canceled
May 12 11:00 am Jackob Moskovitz, D.Sc.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"The methionine sulfoxide reductase system and its role in antioxidant defense and survival"
May 19 11:00 am Andrew D. Robertson, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
"Structural Consequences of Insertions Among Ubiquitin-Like Proteins

Fall 2005

Date Time Speaker Title
Sept 9 11:00 am Jinxi Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Orthopedics, University of Kansas Medical Center
Enhancement of Skeletal Repair by Biochemical & Molecular Means
Sept 16 11:00 am Henry Miziorko, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
HMG-CoA Synthase: Functional Correlations and a Reversal of Expectations
Sept 23 11:00 am Michael Washburn, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute, Kansas City
Quantitative Proteomic Analysis via MudPIT
Sept 30 11:00 am Li Wang, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
'Orphan' but not lonely: how much can nuclear receptor SHP do?
Oct 7 11:00 am No Seminar - SOM Faculty Retreat
Oct 14 11:00 am John Laity, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Are we full of Zinc? Binding and structural studies of metalloregulatory domains from MTF-1 and Zap1
Oct 21 11:00 am George Reed, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Encolase. A Jewel in the Crown of Glycolysis
Oct 28 11:00 am T. Chris Gamblin, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Modeling Neurodegenerative Tauopathies In Vitro
Nov 4 11:00 am David Toft, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Chaperoning Cell Regulatory Proteins through Hsp90
Nov 11 11:00 am Yeon-Kyun Shin, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
Intermediates in SNARE-Mediated 
Membrane Fusion
Nov 18 11:00 am Madeline A. Shea, Ph.D.
University of Iowas
Calmodulin Regulation: A Tale of Two Domains
Nov 25 11:00 am No Seminar - Holiday
Dec 2 11:00 am Joseph Fontes, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
The ZXD family: Novel regulators of MHC II transcription
Dec 5 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Jeremy Sanford, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
note new location: Lied Auditorium
Getting the message: RNA binding proteins and post-transcriptional gene expression
Dec 6 9:00 am Steve Patrick, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
note new location: 1014 Orr Major
Biochemical Processing of Cisplatin-DNA Interstrand Cross-links (ICLs)
Dec 9 11:00 am Felix Koberling
PicoQuant, Berlin, Germany
Special Seminar
Time-resolved Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy: Novel Technical Features and Applications for FLIM, FRET and FCS"
Dec 16 11:00 am Scott Warder, Ph.D.
Abbott Labs
Discovery of Protein Markers for Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Spring 2005

Date Time Speaker Title
Jan 14 11:00 am Jonathan Silberg, Ph.D.
Rice University
"On the conservative nature of protein recombination"
Jan 21 11:00 am Sue Jaspersen, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Yeast Centrosomes: Structure, Duplication and Function"
Jan 28 11:00 am Chris Lorson, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Coloumbia
"The Role of Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) in the Development of Spinal Muscular Atrophy"
Feb 4 11:00 am Michal Zolkiewski, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
"Structure and Function of ClpB: a Protein-Disaggregating Molecular Chaperone"
Feb 11 11:00 am Emily Scott, Ph.D.
University of Kansas-Lawrence
"Structure and Function of Cytochrome P450s involved in Xenobiotic Metabolism"
Feb 18 11:00 am Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
"Lectins in innate immune responses of an insect"
Feb 25 11:00 am Deborah S. Wuttke, Ph.D.
University of Colorado
"Tying up the Ends: Recognition of Single-Stranded DNA at Telomeres"
Mar 11 11:00 am Mario Ernesto Rivera-Laos, Ph.D.
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"Heme Oxygenase in Pathogenic Bacteria: Insights from Magnetic Resonance Investigations of the Active Site"
Mar 18 11:00 am Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.
Dept of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, KUMC
"Functional Analysis of Retionoid X receptor alpha in Hepatocyte"
Apr 1 11:00 am Don G. Ennis, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
"Development of a Mutagenesis Assay in Transgenic Animals: Investigations of Chronic Infections and Carcinogenesis"
Apr 8 11:00 am Frederick Sachs, Ph.D.
Hughes Center for Single Molecule Biophysics
"Mechanosensitive ion channels: from bench to bedside"
Apr 15 11:00 am Richard Honzatko, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
"Ligand Cooperativity in Fructose-1,6-bishoshpatase"
Apr 22 11:00 am Philip J. Thomas, Ph.D.
UT Southwester Medical Center at Dallas
"Cystic Fibrosis:  Disease of Altered Protein Folding"
Apr 29 11:00 am Thomas Nowak, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
"Fundamental Steps in Pyruvate Kinase: Phosphoryl Transfer and Enolpyruvate Protonation"
May 6 11:00 am Patrick Loria, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Conversation and Control of Enzyme Dynamics for Optimal Catalysis"
May 13 11:00 am Jill Trewhella, Ph.D.
Dept of Chemistry, University of Utah, 
Structural Themes and Variations in Kinase Activation and Targeting

Fall 2004 

Date Time Speaker Title
Sept 10 11:00 am Liskin Swint-Kruse, PhD.
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, KUMC
"Tools to identify functionally relevant fine details in protein structure"
Sept 24 10:00 am

Lied Aud.

Carey Johnson, PhD
Dept of Chemistry
University of Kansas - Lawrence
"Single-Molecule Spectroscopy of Calcium Signaling: Dynamics and Target Interactions of Calmodulin"
Oct 8 11:00 am David Mount, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
"Cancer Bioinformatics: support for the discovery of new drugs and diagnostic tools"
Oct 15 11:00 am Rolf Jakobi, Ph.D.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
"The Role of p21-Activated Protein Kinase2 in Cell Survival and Cell Death"
Oct 22 11:00 am Karen G. Fleming, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
"Membrane Protein Interactions: Thermodynamics in the Role of Sequence Motifs"
Oct 29 11:00 am Edith Chang, Ph.D.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
"The Role of cyclooxygenase 2 in Cell Survival, Cell Motility and Colon Cancer Development"
Nov 5 11:00 am Anthony L. Fink, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz
"The molecular basis for ß-synuclein fibrillation: Implications for Parkinson's Disease"
Nov 12 11:00 am Greg Reinhart, Ph.D.
Texas A&M
"Using Fluctuation Spectroscopy to Study Protein-Protein Interactions"
Nov 19 11:00 am Art Johnson, Ph.D
Texas A&M
"Maintenance of Membrane Integrity by Ribosomes, BiP, and Translocons during ER Protein Trafficking"
Nov 26 11:00 am No Seminar
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 3 11:00 am John Robertson, Ph.D.
Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology, KUMC
"Caspase-2-mediated engagement of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway"
Dec 10 11:00 am Sarah Bondos, Ph.D.
Rice University
"Integrating Information: Hox Proteins physically and genetically interact with proteins from an array of cellular systems"
Dec 17 11:00 am Audrey Lambs, Ph.D.
University of Kansas-Lawrence
"Siderophore Biosynthesis by Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

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