MPPB Seminar Series

Throughout the academic year, the MPPB Seminar Series hosts a variety of speakers presenting on topics related to Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology. Seminars are typically held on Fridays, starting at 12pm, in the Marcuvitz Auditorium (room 220 in Sidney Frank Hall), unless otherwise indicated on this website or the official schedule. 

Next MPPB Seminar:

Friday, November 16, 2018
12:00pm
70 Ship Street, Room 107

Richard Brennan, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and Chair,
Department of Biochemistry,
Duke University School of Medicine

“A Novel RNA Polymerase Underlies the Pathogenicity of Francisella Tularensis”

 



Fall 2018 Schedule - Printable Version

Date/Host Speaker Topic

September 7, 2018

Hosted by:
Anita Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Amit Basu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Brown University
“It’s just another brick in the wall - studies of carbohydrate recognition in myelination, bacterial division, and pollen tube extension”

Septmeber 14, 2018

Hosted by:
Anita Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Daniel Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Tufts Medical School
"Examining the interplay between Ca2+ channels and BKCa channels at the nerve terminal"

September 21, 2018

Hosted by:
Elena Oancea, Ph.D.

Jean-Ju Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology,
Yale School of Medicine

"A Novel pH-Dependent Ca2+ Sensor that Regulates CatSper Channel Activity and Sperm Motility"

September 28, 2018

Hosted by:
Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Kate O'Connor-Giles, Ph.D.
Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science,
Department of Neuroscience,
Brown University
"Genetic dissection of synapse form and function"

October 5, 2018

Hosted by:
Mandar Naik, Ph.D.

Seminar held at 70 Ship Street, Room 107

W. Clay Bracken, Ph.D.
Director of NMR Core,
Associate Professor of Research in Biochemistry,
Weill Cornell Medical College
"Structure and Neuronal Activity of the Val66Met isoform of BDNF"

October 12, 2018

Hosted by:
Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Justin Hanes, Ph.D.
Lewis J. Ort Professor of Ophthalmology,
Director, Center for Nanomedicine,
Director of Therapeutics, Institute for NanoBio Technology,
Johns Hopkins University
“Drug and Nucleic Acid Delivery to the Brain”

October 19, 2018

Hosted by:
John Marshall, Ph.D.

William Green, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology,
University of Chicago
"How nicotine alters the cell biology of neurons"

October 26, 2018

Hosted by:
Elena Oancea, Ph.D.

Aldebaran Hofer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research,
VA Boston Healthcare System,
Harvard Medical School
"Calcium/cAMP crosstalk in organelles"

November 2, 2018

Hosted by:
Mandar Naik, Ph.D.

Seminar held at 70 Ship Street, Room 107

George Lisi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Bilogy and Biochemistry,
Brown University
“Multi-timescale Protein Motions Illuminate Functionally Relevant Pathways through Enzyme Complexes”

November 9, 2018

Hosted by: 
MPP Grad Students

Joseph Cichocki, Ph.D.
Scientist - Toxicology, Early Development,
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
“From airways to fatty livers: The delivered-dose makes the poison"

November 16, 2018

Hosted by: 
Alexandra Deaconescu, Ph.D.

Seminar held at 70 Ship Street, Room 107

Richard Brennan, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and Chair,
Department of Biochemistry,
Duke University School of Medicine
“A Novel RNA Polymerase Underlies the Pathogenicity of Francisella Tularensis”

 

For more information about the MPPB Seminar Series, contact MPPBSeminar@brown.edu