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January 25 (Virtual)

Elizabeth Kellogg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics

Cornell University

Host: Brian Kuhlman

Title: Mechanistic studies of CRISPR-associated transposons (CAST) using cryo-EM


February 8 (Virtual)

Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Director, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Northwestern University

-Host: Patricia Maness

Title: Synaptic biology of ankyrin


February 15 (Hybrid) (zoom or 1131 Bioinformatics)

Abid Khan, Ph.D. (Research in Process)

UNC postdoc

Title: A Novel Role for SETD2 Histone Methyltransferase in Nuclear Lamina Integrity


February 22 (Virtual)

Lydia Contreras, Ph.D., Associate Professor

University of Texas-Austin

Host: Student invitation

Title: Novel insights into small bacterial RNAs and their big regulatory networks using genetic studies and computational modeling


March 1 (Hybrid) (zoom or 1131 Bioinformatics)

BCBP Research in Progress Seminar with UNC postdocs

Martha Johnson, Ph.D. (Cook lab)

Title: “Defining Molecular Mechanism to Establish Cell Cycle Quiescence”


Kathryn Gunn, Ph.D. (Neher lab)

Title: “Oligomeric Diversity of Lipoprotein Lipase”


March 8 (Virtual)

Gustavo Silva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology

Duke University

Host: Student choice

Title: “Ubiquitin and the regulation of translation during oxidative stress”


March 22

BCBP Research in Progress Seminar with UNC postdoc

Kanishk Jain, Ph.D. (Strahl lab)

UNC postdoc

Title: “Understanding the role of a novel chromatin-interacting protein, PHRF1, in transcription and cancer biology”


March 29 (hybrid) (1131 Bioinformatics)

Judd Hultquist, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Northwestern University

Host: Ron Swanstrom

Title: “Mapping the Genetic Determinants of HIV Replication”


April 5

Peter Walter, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California-San Francisco

Host: Saskia Neher

Title: “Targeting the Cell’s Stress Pathways for Therapeutic Benefit”


April 12

Lingjun Li, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: Xian Chen

Title: “Advancing Biomedical Research via Innovation in Mass Spectrometry-based Approaches”


April 19 (hybrid) (1131 Bioinformatics)

Gabriel Rocklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Northwestern University

Host: Brian Kuhlman

Title: “High-throughput studies of protein stability and conformational dynamics”


April 26

Yi Zhang, Ph. D., Fred Rosen Chair Professor, Department of Genetics and Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School

Host: Greg Wang


2022 Spring Seminar Series on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM in 1131 Bioinformatics. Please contact Rhonda Strickland for details.