2011 - 2012: Science in Progress Seminars

  • in house seminars, run November thru May
  • on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
  • from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Bioinformatics 1131
  • food and refreshments served prior to talks


NOVEMBER 10, 2011

  • MEHMET KESIMER, PHD - Research Assistant Professor
    "Macromolecular organization of airway mucosal protection: mucins and their partners"

DECEMBER 8, 2011

  • THOMAS CHARPENTIER, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (John Sondek lab)
    "Controlling signaling by Galpha-q in uveal melanoma"
  • KAREN CHERKIS - Graduate Student (John Sondek/Jeff Dangl labs)
    "Exposing the function of TTSS effectors from P. syringae  through structural biology"

JANUARY 12, 2012

  • FENG DING, PHD - Research Assistant Professor (Nikolay Dokholyan lab)
    "Multiscale modeling of protein folding, misfolding, and aggregation-toward understanding ALS etiology"

JANUARY 26, 2012

  • ELIZABETH PROCTOR - Graduate Student (Nikolay Dokholyan lab)
    "Glutathionylation promotes misfolding of superoxide dismutase in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis"
  • PRADEEP KOTA - Graduate Student (Nikolay Dokholyan lab)
    "Oligomerization state as a modulator of ion channel function"

FEBRUARY 9, 2012

  • LESLIE PARISE, PHD - Professor and THOMAS C. FREEMAN, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow
    "CIB1 binding to new integrin partners: the expanding role of CIB1 in integrin biology"

FEBRUARY 23, 2012

  • LAUREN MITCHELL - Graduate Student (Sharon Campbell lab)
    "Redox Regulation of Rac1"

MARCH 8, 2012

  • LUCIA STEFANINI, PHD - Research Assistant Professor (Wolfgang Bergmeier lab)
    "The C1-like domain of CalDAG-GEFI integrates stimulatory and inhibitory signaling pathways in platelets"
  • YACINE BOULAFTALI, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (Wolfgang Bergmeier lab)
    "Platelet signaling in the maintenance of vascular integrity during inflammation"

MARCH 22, 2012

  • SHOBHAN GADDAMEEDHI, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (Aziz Sancar lab)
  • RUI YE, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (Aziz Sancar lab)

APRIL 12, 2012 **4 PM at Top of the Hill (the Great Room)**

  • AARON HOBBS - Graduate Student (Sharon Campbell lab)
    "Altered cysteine pKa in RhoA leads to increased redox reactivity
  • PETER THOMPSON - Graduate Student (Sharon Campbell lab)
    "Dynamics of the Vinculin tail in F-actin binding and bundling"

MAY 10, 2012

  • MARK POTEMPA - Graduate Student (Ron Swanstrom lab)
    "Regulation of HIV-1 protease-mediated processing of the Gag and Gag-Pro-Pol polyproteins"
  • SOOK-KYUNG LEE, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (Ron Swanstrom lab)
    "A novel assay for screening drugs blocking HIV-1 MA/CA cleavage site"

MAY 24, 2012

  • MICHAEL LAFFERTY - Research Technician (Saskia Neher lab)
    "New insights into the molecular mechanism of Lipoprotein Lipase inhibition"
  • JOSEPH FONTANA, PHD - Postdoctoral Fellow (Steve Crews lab)
    "Using RNA-seq to study neuronal diversity and differentiation"

Organizing Committee:

Stephen Crews, faculty (steve_crews@unc.edu)
Bryan Der, student (bder@email.unc.edu)
Joseph Fontana, postdoctoral fellow (jfontana@med.unc.edu)