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.

Spring 2019

Monday
April 1

Sergio CovarrubiasSenior Scientist/Core Director, MCD Biology, UCSC

The UCSC CRISPR Core: Providing CRISPR-based Technology/Services for Exploring Novel Biology

Host Susan Carpenter

Friday
April 5

Phillip Cleves, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Medicine

Using transcriptomics and genome editing to understand coral symbiosis and bleaching

Host Joshua Arribere

Monday
April 8

Samanth Lewis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis

ER-Mitochondria Contacts Couple mtDNA Replication to Mitochondrial Division

Host Needhi Bhalla

Friday
April 12

Jessie Lopez, MCD Biology, Zahler Lab

What 5' Suppressors Reveal About Splice Site Fidelity

Third Year Talk

Monday
April 15

 Dick Davis, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Programmed DNA Elimination

Host Billl Sullivan

Friday
April 19

 Atesh Worthington, MCD Biology, Forsberg Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

Monday
April 22 

 Jim Bliska, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Departments,  Dartmouth School of Medicine

Regulation of Host Immunity by Bacterial Effectors

Hosts Vicki Stone and Doug Kellogg 

Friday
April 26

Donna Poscablo, MCD Biology, Forsberg Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

Monday
April 29 

Tracy Johnson, Professor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology,  University of California Los Angeles 

TBD

Host Manny Ares

Friday
May 3

Apple Volmers, MCD Biology, Carpenter Lab

GAPLINC: Lnc-ing RNA and Inflammation in Macrophages

Third Year Talk

Monday
May 6 

Oliver Fregoso, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,  University of California Los Angeles 

Engagement of the Host DNA Damage Response by Primate Lentiviruses

Host Al Zahler

Wednesday
May 8

John Kim, MCD Biology, Jurica Lab

A Pipeline for Tagging snRNP Associated Proteins in HeLa

MA Defense

Friday
May 10

Anna Russo, MCD Biology, Bhalla Lab

Investigating the Regulation of Meiotic and Mitotic Chromosome Segregation

Third Year Talk

Tuesday
May 14

Marija Dargyte, MCD Biology, Sanford Lab

An Unexpected Role for Splicing Factors in MicroRNA Biogenesis

Third Year Talk

Friday
May 17

Gary Mantalas, MCD Biology, Haussler Lab

Neural Development in Homo sapiens

Third Year Talk

Monday
May 20

Joshua Breunig, Asistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai

TBD

Host Bin Chin

Tuesday
May 21

Rafael Talavera, MCD Biology, Kellogg Lab

Control of Cell Growth and Size

Third Year Talk

Wednesday
May 22

Guinevere Ashley, MCD Biology, Ward Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

Friday
May 23

Cory Horton, MCD Biology, Wang Lab

Investigation into the Regulation of Basal to Luminal Differentiation Within the Homeostatic Prostate

Third Year Talk

Friday
May 24

Michelle Tija, MCD Biology, Zuo Lab

Experience-Dependent Modification of Neural Circuits in the Cortex

Dissertation Defense

*Biomed 200*

Friday
May 24

Ahmed Hamdy, Founder, Acerta Pharma

A Journey in Drug Development

Host Susan Carpenter

Tuesday
May 28

Oarteze Hunter, MCD Biology, Ares Lab

Humanizing the yeast spliceosome to understand branchpoint selection

Third Year Talk

Tuesday
May 28

Brandt Warecki, MCD Biology, Sullivan Lab

The Nuclear Envelope ESCRTs Lagging Chromatin into Daughter Nuclei

PhD Defense

*Biomed 200*

4-5pm

Wednesday
May 29

Ken Osterhoudt, MCD Biology, Zahler Lab

A Forward Genetic Screen for Factors Controlling 3’ Splice Site Choice

Third Year Talk

Thursday
May 30

Kevin Hagy, MCD Biology, Bhalla Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

Friday
May 31

Londen Johnson, MCD Biology, Ward Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

Tuesday
June 4

Julien Menedez, MCD Biology, Hinck Lab

The Role of ROBO2 During Mammary Alveologenesis

Third Year Talk

Wednesday
June 5

Zach Morton, MCD Biology, Hartzog Lab

Spt5 & The Pol II Stalk: An Ancient Tale of Gene Expression

Third Year Talk

Friday
June 7

David Carrillo, MCD Biology, Kim Lab

TBD

Third Year Talk

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