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, December 8, 2017
12:00pm
Marcuvitz Auditorium, 220 Sidney Frank Hall

Arthur Salomon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biocemistry
Brown University

"Regulation of RNA binding protein function via phosphorylation"

 


Fall 2017 Schedule

Date/Host Speaker Topic
September 22, 2017

Eric Darling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Science, Engineering, and Orthopaedics,
Director for Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program,
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Brown University

"Mechanophenotype effects on multicellular organization"

September 29, 2017

Hosted by: Nicolas Fawzi, Ph.D.

Daniel Roxbury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Rhode Island
"Developing Near-Infrared Fluorescent Carbon Nanotube Constructs for Biosensing and Bioimaging Applications"

October 6, 2017

Hosted by: Anita Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Nicholas Bellono, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar,
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
"Molecular basis of electroreception in skates and sharks"
October 13, 2017 John Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Science,
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Brown University
"BDNF-enhancer drug facilitates learning in Angelman mice"

October 20, 2017

Hosted by: Mandar Naik, Ph.D.

Seminar Held at 
70 Ship Street, 
Room 107

Vishal M. Gohil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Texas A&M University
"Discovering Novel Proteins and Pathways Driving Mitochondrial Bioenergetics" 

October 27, 2017

Hosted by: Chi-Ming Hai, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by CPVB COBRE

Kathleen Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Health Sciences
Boston University
"Molecular Mechanisms of Aortic Stiffness and Consequent Neurovascular Disease with Aging"

November 3, 2017

Hosted by: Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Professor
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
"Cancer and aging: Rival demons?"
November 10, 2017 Cimona Hinton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences
Clark Atlanta University
"Heterodimerization of G-protein coupled receptors: A novel mechanism for targeting cancer progression"

November 17, 2017

Hosted by: Nicolas Fawzi, Ph.D.

Seminar Held at 
70 Ship Street, 
Room 107

Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
"Regulation of RNA binding protein function via phosphorylation"
November 24, 2017 Thanksgiving Recess
- No Seminar
December 1, 2017 MPPB Annual Reception
- No Seminar

December 8, 2017

Hosted by: Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Arthur Salomon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biocemistry
Brown University
"Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Feedback Networks in T Cell Signaling"

Spring 2018 Schedule

Date/Host Speaker Topic

March 2, 2018

Hosted by: Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Kristen Billiar, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Sof tissue mechanobiology

March 9, 2018

Hosted by: Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by: CPVB COBRE/BIRDS

Justin Hanes, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of teh Center for Nanomedicine
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Drug delivery

March 16, 2018

Hosted by: Elena Oancea, Ph.D.

Joseph Mindell, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Membrane Transport Biophysics Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
The function of CLC anion channels in endolysosomes

March 23, 2018

Hosted by: Elena Oanca, Ph.D.

Christopher Ahern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Voltage-gated ion channels
March 30, 2018 Spring Recess - NO SEMINAR

April 6, 2018

Hosted by: Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

Gilda Barabino, Ph.D.
Dean and Berg Professor
The Grove School of Engineering
The City College of New York
Mechanobiology of Sickle Cell Disease

April 13, 2018

Hosted by: Eric Darling, Ph.D.

Debadyuti (Rana) Ghosh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
College of Pharmacy
University of Texas, Austin
Using biological materials as tools towards drug delivery

April 20, 2018

Hosted by: Elena Oancea, Ph.D.

Aldebaran Hofer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Cyclic AMP signaling pathways

April 27, 2018

Hosted by: MPP Graduate Students

Frank Gertler, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cellular Motility, Development

May 4, 2018

Hosted by: Wayne Bowen, Ph.D.

Dana Selley, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Phamacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Pharmacology of opioid or cannabinoid receptors

May 11, 2018

Hosted by: Mandar Naik, Ph.D.

Seminar Held at 
70 Ship Street, 
Room 107

Celia Schiffer, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Institute of Drug Resistance
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Interdependence of Inhibitor Recognition in HIV-1 Protease

 

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