Fall 2008 Weekly Seminar Series

September 16 Paul Brindle, PhD, Associate Member, Department of Biochemistry, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
What’s up with histone acetylation and transcription in mammals?

Student Host: N. Shanware
September 23 Nissim Hay, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, The University of Illinois at Chicago The role of Akt (PKB) in energy metabolism and the genesis of cancer

Student Host: D. Pavelec
September 30 Peter Jackson, Director, Staff Scientist: Cell Regulation, Genentech
How Microtubules, Vesicles, Acetylation, and Signaling Pathways Direct Formation of the Primary Cilium

Student Host: N. Shanware
October 7 Sergio Grinstein, PhD, Professor, Division of Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Signaling phagocytosis: role of phospholipids and surface charge

Host: R. Anderson
October 14 Kevin Eliceiri, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Computational and Optical Approaches to Multidimensional Live Cell Imaging

Host: R. Tibbetts
October 28 Jo Handlesman, PhD, Professor, Departments of Bacteriology and Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: S. Kennedy
November 4 Rogers Hollingsworth, PhD, Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Perspective on Contemporary American Science in the Context of the Rise and   Decline of Hegemonic Systems of Science

Host: B. Weisblum
November 18 James Bear, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Coronins: ancient regulators of protrusion and adhesion

Student Host: K. Chan
November 25 Jan Van Deursen, PhD, Professor, Departments of Oncology and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic
The mitotic checkpoint in cancer and aging

Host: R. Tibbetts
December 2 Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Modeling epithelial morphogenesis and tumor cell invasion

Student Host: J. Heck
December 9 Harry Orr, PhD, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota
Molecular and Neuronal Alterations in a Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Disease – The SCA1 Story

Student Host: T. Trinh