MCD Biology Seminars

The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department seminar series (BIOL291 & BIOL292) occurs every Monday and Friday of the academic year 12:00-1:05 PM in Natural Sciences Annex 101

You can add the calendar below to your personal Google calendar by clicking the Google Calendar icon on the bottom left corner of the calendar below.

Winter 2017

Monday
January 9

Open date

Friday
January 13

Open date

Monday
January 16

NO SEMINAR - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday
January 20

Sergio Covarrubias, Associate Research Specialist, Carpenter Lab, UC Santa Cruz

A lncRNA reveals a regulatory switch between macrophage differentiation and inflammation

Hosted by Susan Carpenter

Sergio Covarrubias
Monday
January 23

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Genetics & Development, Columbia University Medical Center

Off the clock: circadian dysregulation and disease

Hosted by Bill Sullivan

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza
*Wednesday
January 25*

PBSE Poster Session/ Second Rotation Talks

*12:30-2:00 PM, Science Hill Courtyard*

Friday
January 27
NO SEMINAR - 2017 PBSE Grad Recruitment
Monday
January 30

Christian Lohmann, PhD, Department Head, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

How spontaneous activity wires the developing brain prior to experience

Hosted by Yi Zuo

Christian Lohmann
Friday
February 3

Open Date

Monday
February 6

Gerlinde Van de WalleDVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

The power of comparative physiology in stem cell research

Hosted by Lindsay Hinck

Gerlinde Van de Walle
Friday
February 10

Courtney Hodges, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Medicine

The physical epigenome: Quantitative approaches to characterize epigenetic systems

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Courtney Hodges
Monday February 13

Colleen McHugh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech

Long non-coding RNA and protein interactions in health and disease

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Colleen McHugh
*Wednesday*
February 15

Achim Werner, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

Cell-fate determination by ubiquitin-dependent regulation of ribosome biogenesis and translation

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

*Biomed 200, 12:00 - 1:00 PM*

Achim Werner

Friday

February 17

Junjie Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute/MIT

The folding landscape of RNA G-quadruplexes in cells

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Junjie Guo
Monday
February 20
NO SEMINAR - Presidents' Day
*Wednesday*
February 22

Yoana Dimitrova, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard

Structure of the MIND complex reveals a hub for kinetochore regulation, assembly and function

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

*Biomed 200, 12:00 - 1:00 PM*

Friday
February 24

Open Date

Monday
February 27

Open Date

*Wednesday*
March 1

Kate Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

The role of molecular assembly dynamics in cellular aging

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

*Biomed 200, 12:00 - 1:00 PM*

Kate Lee
Friday
March 3

Srinivas Ramachandran Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Caught in the act: Mapping chromatin dynamics during transcription and replication

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Srinivas Ramachandran
Monday
March 6

Sujatha Jagannathan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

When to shoot the messenger: Decoding the logic of mRNA surveillance

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Sujatha Jugannathan
*Wednesday*
March 8

Joshua Arribere, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Medicine

Translational surveillance in the maintenance of a healthy proteome

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

*Biomed 200, 12:00 - 1:00 PM*

Friday
March 10

Kristopher Brannan, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD

The role of previously uncharacterized RNA-binding proteins on target RNA processing and fate

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology candidate

Kristopher Brannan
Monday
March 13

Frank BaylissProfessor, Director of the Student Enrichment Opportunities, SF State

Enhancing the recruitment, training and diversity of STEM students

Hosted by Zia Isola, Director of the CBSE Research Mentoring Institute (RMI) & UCSC Genomics Institute Office of Diversity

Frank Bayliss
*Wednesday
March 15*

PBSE Third Rotation Talks

*12:30 - 2:30PM, Biomed 300*

*Thursday
March 16*

PBSE Third Rotation Talks

*12:30 - 2:30PM, Biomed 300*

Friday
March 17

NO SEMINAR

PBSE Third Rotation Talks

12:30 - 2:30PM, Biomed 300

Monday
March 20

Bob Goldstein, Professor, Biology Department, UNC Chapel Hill

Talk title: TBA

Hosted by: Susan Strome

Bob Goldstein

Anyone needing special arrangements to accommodate a disability should call 831-459-4986 or email jmbates@ucsc.edu two weeks prior to the seminar they wish to attend.