Spring 2009 Weekly Seminar Series

February 3 Jack Keene, James B. Duke Professor, Duke University
Coordination of gene expression by RNA-binding proteins and small RNAs
Host: R. Anderson
February 10 Dr. Mike Schwartz, University of Colorado-Boulder Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Associate
Synthetic extracellular matrix: A new tool for studying complex biological processes through the design of highly controlled 3-dimensional microenvironments
Hosts:  R. Tibbetts/Kevin Eliceri
February 24 Dr. Tracy Vargo-Gogola
P190-B RhoGAP regulates the microenvironmental during mammary gland development and cancer progression
Host:  P. Keely
March 3 Dr. Andrew Ulijasz, Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison, Genetics Dept.
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic-like Signal Transduction Merge to Regulate Virulence in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Host: Tibberts or Weisblum
March 24 Randal Tibbetts, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 7 Dr. Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Modeling epithelial morphogenesis and tumor cell invasion
Host:  R. Anderson
April 14 Dr. George Q. Daley, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Prospects for Cell Therapies From iPS Cells
Host:  D. Mosher
April 21

Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive

Dr. Tsung-Ping Su, PhD – NIH, National Institutes on Drug Abuse
ER Stress Signaling and Chaperons in Diseases:  A new kid on the block
Host: A. Ruoho
April 28 Dr. Ryo Sakasai, Research Associate, Pharmacology Dept., UW-Madison
From R. Tibbetts lab
May 5 Scott Soderling, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Cell Biology
Spatial Regulation of Rho GTPase Activating Proteins
Host: R. Anderson
May 12 Mark Burkard, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Hematology-Oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: R. Tibbetts
May 19 Dr. Randy Blakely, PhD, Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
Dopamine in Flux: Insights into Attention Deficit Disorder from Rare Mutations in Dopamine Transporters
Host:  R. Ruoho
  *Sponsored by the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program
**Sponsored jointly by the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program and the Karl Beyer Visiting Professorship