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 *unless otherwise noted. 

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 2017


Monday
April 3

Open date

Friday
April 7

Open date

Monday
April 10

Walter BogdanoffMCD Biology, DuBois Lab

Structural and mechanistic studies on an astrovirus neutralizing antibody: implications for vaccine design and antiviral therapies

Dissertation Defense

Friday
April 14

Stevie Nystrom, MCD Biology, Ares Lab

Investigating the function of human Tat-SF1 in pre-mRNA splicing

Third Year Talk

Monday
April 17

Oliver Bell, Group Leader, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna

The silent Polycomb revolution - new roles for old faces

Hosted by Jordan Ward

Friday
April 21
Brian Mullen, MCD Biology, Ackman Lab

A modular system for transcranial optical imaging in behaving mice

Third Year Talk

Monday
April 24

Chonghui ChengAssociate Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Regulatory mechanism of alternative splicing in breast cancer metastasis

Hosted by Melissa Jurica

Friday
April 28

Ashley Byrne, MCD Biology, Vollmers Lab

ONT-RNAseq: A new method for unravelling the transcriptome of single B cells

Third Year Talk

Monday
May 1

Barbara MelloneAssociate Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

One too many: Can cells inactivate spurious centromeres?

Hosted by Needhi Bhalla

Friday
May 5

Chad Cockrum, MCD Biology, Strome Lab

Determining how epigenetic regulators grant immortality to a newborn germline

Third Year Talk

Monday    

May 8

Angela DePaceAssociate Professor, Dept of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Precision and plasticity in animal transcription

Hosted by Needhi Bhalla

Friday

May 12

Jay Perna, MCD Biology, Zuo Lab

The Impact of Antibiotic-induced Microbiota Perturbation on Cerebral Cortex Development and Sensory Processing

Third Year Talk

Monday
May 15

Rachel Wong, Professor, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington

Inhibitory circuit assembly in the developing vertebrate retina

Hosted by Graduate Students Andreea Nistorica & Santiago Sanchez

Friday
May 19

Jesse Clarke, MCD Biology, Kellogg Lab

Cell Size In The Membrane: Lipid-dependent signals link mitotic entry to membrane growth

Dissertation Defense

Monday
May 22

Held for thesis defense

*Tuesday*
May 23

Neda Ronaghi, MCD Biology, Sanford Lab

Transcriptome-wide Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Primates During Neuronal Development

MA Thesis Defense

*Biomed 300, 2:00-3:00 PM*

*Thursday*
May 25

Andreea Nistorica, MCD Biology, Feldheim Lab

Tbr2 is necessary and sufficient for maintaining melanopsin expression in Retinal Ganglion Cells

Dissertation Defense

*Biomed 300, 1:30-2:30 PM*

Friday

May 26

Veronica Urabe, MCD Biology, Jurica Lab

Mechanism of SF3B inhibitors in the spliceosome  

Third Year Talk
Monday
May 29

Memorial Day - No Seminar

*Tuesday*
May 30

Leah Schwiesow, MCD Biology, Auerbuch Stone Lab

Regulation of virulence-associated genes by IscR in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Dissertation Defense

*Biomed 200, 2:00-3:00 PM*

Friday
June 2

Open date
Monday
June 5

Gary Ruvkun, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School

Small RNA pathways of C. elegans

Hosted by: Harry Noller

*Thursday*
June 8

Omar Hamdani, MCD Biology, Kamakaka Lab

tRNA Genes Influence Chromatin Organization in the Budding Yeast Nucleus

Dissertation Defense

*Biomed 200, 2:00-3:00 PM*

*Friday*
June 16

Phillip Wang, MCD Biology, Bowman Lab

Characterizing the H2 production activity in Rhodopseudomonas palustris

MA Thesis Defense

*Biomed 200, 12:00-1:05 PM*

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.