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The Biochemistry and Biophysics department announces the dates for Fall 2022 BCBP seminars. We encourage incoming BBSP students to attend the Biochemistry and Biophysics seminars and social events to get to know our people and opportunities.

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, August 23 – December 6, 2022

Venue: Bioinformatics building – room 1131, UNC, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Public Parking is available at Dogwood Parking Deck, 170 Manning Drive

fall 2022 seminar logo "Fall 2022 BCBP Seminars" with a blue splashThese scientific research seminars are in-person events and open to those in the triangle area.

We encourage incoming BBSP students to attend the Biochemistry and Biophysics seminars and social events to get to know our people and opportunities. Students do not need to have chosen a rotation in our labs to attend our events. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit us. Don’t be shy, stop by.

Community members and collaborators across campus who are interested in attending our in-person events please contact Rhonda Strickland at for event details if you are not on our listserv.

2022 UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics Fall Seminar Series August 23 – December 6, 2022
Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, Bioinformatics 1131
Details at our Events calendar

August 23rd – BCBP Seminar: Chris Ackerman PhD, Professor, Chemistry (Colorado State Univ.)
Talk Title: Contrast Problems and Solutions in Biological Electron Microscopy
Host: Saskia Neher

September 6 Wellness day- no seminar

*September 13 Vacant, TBA

September 20th – BCBP Seminar: Lindsay Case PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology (MIT)
Talk Title: Phase separation regulates integrin clustering and downstream signaling
Host: Rebecca Berlow

September 27 – BCBP Seminar: Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Neurobiology Research (Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC)
Host: Patricia Maness

October 4 – BCBP Seminar: Ahmad Jomaa PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics (Univ. of Virginia)
Talk Title: Mechanisms of co-translational protein sorting and targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum.
Host: Graduate Students

October 11th – BCBP Seminar: Nan Yan PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Immunology and Microbiology (UT-Southwestern)
Talk Title: Innate immune STING signaling in healthy and disease
Host: Pengda Liu

October 18th – BCBP Seminar: Morgan Desantis PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology (University of Michigan)
Talk Title: Mechanisms of dynein regulation
Host: Rick Baker

October 25th – BCBP Seminar: Sarah Keane PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biophysics (University of Michigan)
Talk Title: Structural determinants of microRNA biogenesis
Host: Qi Zhang

November 1st – BCBP Seminar: Nick Rhind PhD, (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Host: Jean Cook

November 8th – BCBP Seminar: Stephen Hughes PhD, – Chief of the Retroviral Replication Laboratory (National Cancer Institute)
Talk Title: Clonal Expansion of Infected Cells in People Living with HIV
Host: Ron Swanstrom

November 15 – BCBP Research in Progress Seminar: (Postdocs) Theresa Simermeyer PhD (Jiang lab) and Tomoaki Kinjo PhD (Kuhlman lab)

November 22 – Holiday week – no seminar

December 6 – BCBP Seminar: Franziska Bleichert PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (Yale SOM)
Talk Title: Mechanisms for initiating DNA replication in eukaryotes
Host: Graduate Students

December 13 – BCBP Research in Progress Seminar: (Postdocs) Aleksandra Skrajna PhD (McGinty lab) and another UNC Postdoc