Fall Term, 2018
(All Seminars will begin at 3:00 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

September 12, 2018 Cristina Fernandez-Valle Special Seminar: "Taming Merlin's Wizardry: Preclinical Studies Reveal Efficacy of MEK Inhibitors for NF2-Schwannomas" University of Central Florida

Maria C. Franco & Alvaro G. Estevez

October 3, 2018 Phong Tran Kinesin-14s diverse role in nuclear positioning and spindle dynamics University of Pennsylvania Weihong Qiu
October 5, 2018 Nathan Jespersen MacVicar Award Lecture: Rabies Virus Hijacking of the Host Protein LC8 is Essential for Viral Replication, Transmission, and Lethality Oregon State University  Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

October 17, 2018

David Hendrix Covering All the Bases: Big Data Science of RNA and DNA Oregon State University Andy Karplus

October 19, 2018

Molly Maleckar From Image to Information: Using Advanced Gene Editing, Microscropy, Modeling, and more to Advance Cell Biology at the Allen Institute for Cell Science Allen Institute Lillian Padgit-Cobb

October 31, 2018

Parisa Hosseinzadeh Computational Design of Structured Macrocycles as Next Generation Therapeutics

University of Washington

Ryan Mehl

November 14, 2018

Dorothy Beckett Disorder-to-order Transitions and Residue Networks in Protein Allostery University of Maryland Afua Nyarko

November 16, 2018

Justin Hall 

Modeling high throughput hit identification screens -or- It’s been 8+ years since OSU, and I still borrow from my grad school training…

 Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

November 28, 2018

Rebecca Page Cracking the Phosphatase Code: Connecting Structure with Biology to Understand the Regulation of Phosphorylation University of Arizona Afua Nyarko

December 14, 2018 

***Rotation talks*** 

First Year Graduate Students:
Jesse Howe - The effect of Intermediate Chain dimerization on its interactions with kinesin, LC8 and p150
Miranda Leek - Identification of DIS-2 Binding Partners in Neurospora crassa
Patrick Morar - Collagen and Tannins Strengthening of the Extracellular Matrix

Oregon State University   Colin Johnson

Winter Term, 2019
(All Seminars will begin at 3:00 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

January 30, 2019 Jodi Nunnari Mitochondrial Behavior University of California, Davis Michael Freitag 
February 13, 2019 Hailing Jin Cross-kingdom RNAi and small RNA trafficking between plants and fungal pathogens University of California, Riverside Michael Freitag 
February 27, 2019 Michael Eisen Tsoo King Memorial Lecture: Live imaging of transcription and transcription factors in Drosophila development University of California, Berkeley Lillian Padgitt-Cobb
March 13, 2019 Heather Pinkett The role of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) importers in pathogenesis Northwestern Fritz Gombart
March 22, 2019  ***Rotation talks***  First Year Graduate Students:
Jesse Howe - Does Msd1 affect the direction of AnKinesin?
Miranda Leek - Heat Shock Protein 90: Effects of Oxidation on Protein Interaction and Activity
Patrick Morar - Collagen Bioinformatics: Rare disease-associated mutations
Oregon State University  Andy Karplus

Spring Term, 2019
(All Seminars will begin at 3:00 pm, location: ALS 4001. Exceptions noted with ***)

Date

Speaker

Presentation

Affiliation

Host

April 10, 2019 Sharona Gordon  No gain, no pain: Tuning the sensitivity of the pain-transducing TRPV1 ion channel University of Washington  Andy Karplus 
April 19, 2019 Harry Ischiropoulos Nitric oxide signaling regulates the efficiency of fat to energy conversion University of Pennsylvania Joe Beckman
April 24, 2019 Enrique M. De La Cruz How cells use chemistry and physics to break the bones that power their movement. Yale University Fritz Gombart
April 26, 2019 Heather Forsythe Adding Clarity to Cataracts: Effects of Surface Deamidation on the Backbone Dynamics and Solvent Accessibility of Cataracts-Associated Protein, γS-crystallin Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
May 3, 2019 Kasie Baker Multivalency and selectivity in cell growth related WW domain proteins Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
May 17, 2019 Elise Van Fossen Monitoring the lifetime of nitrotyrosine in living systems Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
May 22, 2019 Janet Leeds PK-PD Modeling Used to Determine the Dosing Regimen of Andexanet Alfa for Reversal of Anticoagulation Due to Direct FXa Inhibitors in Patients with Acute Major Bleeding Portola Pharmaceuticals Amber Vogel
May 24, 2019 Rosalyn Fey "MicroRNA Expression and the Aging Circadian Clock in D. melanogaster" Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
May 31, 2019 Isabelle Logan Phytochemicals in the Fight Against Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer: A Tale About Xanthohumol Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
June 7, 2019 Lillian Padgitt-Cobb Assessing haplotype variation and visualizing synteny in a draft phased assembly of the hop (Humulus lupulus) genome Oregon State University Third Year Student Seminar  
June 14, 2018 ***Rotation talks*** Miranda Leek: Synergy or independence? A thermodynamic investigation into the WW domains of Yes-associated protein
Jesse Howe: "Exploring the interactions of ferlins with simPULL"
Patrick Morar: Multivalency in Disordered LC8 Binders
Oregon State University Afua Nyarko