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All Seminars start at 4:00 pm. Refreshments served at 3:45 pm.
All seminars held at 1103 Biosciences Bldg (BRB 413) unless specified otherwise.

September 18

Sergei Sukharev, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park. “The Gating Mechanism of the Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channel MscS”

September 25  
October 2  
October 9

Lori Goldner – Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. “Optical Interrogation of Single Biomolecules and Molecular Complexes, with Applications to RNA/Protein Complexes”

October 16 Dr. Elliot Elson , Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University in St. Louis. "Can the Collagenase Brownian Ratchet Exert a Significant Force on a Cell?"
October 23

Dr. Tatiana Rostovtseva – Section on Molecular Transport, Laboratory of Physical and Structural Biology, NICHD, NIH. "Major Mitochondrial Channel, VDAC: Transport Properties and their Regulation"

October 30 Maria Kurnikova – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. “Molecular Modeling of Structure and Energetics of Ion Channel-Forming Protein-Polysaccharide Complexes”
November 6 TBA
November 13

Dr. Dyche Mullins – Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco. “The Secret Life of Actin”

November 16

Bioscience Day Symposium (THURSDAY)

"Allostery; Transducing Signals through Biological Macromolecules"

Organizer: Dr. Dorothy Beckett, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CBSO.



Dr. Michael Rosen

Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “Dynamic Origins of Interdomain Cooperativity in the Vav1 Proto-Oncoprotein”


Dr. Robert Batey

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Ligand-induced changes in RNA structure drive riboswitch function"


Dr. March Ostermeier

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University.

“Ligand binding and allostery can emerge simultaneously”

November 20 Dr. Arpita Upadhyaya – Institute for Physical Science & Technology, University of Maryland, College Park. “Polymerization and Adhesion in Cellular Movements: Pushing, Pulling and Sticking”
November 27 Dr. Arthur Laporta – Institute for Physical Science & Technology, University of Maryland, College Park. “Observing the Sequence-specific Kinetics of an RNA Polymerase Molecule Using Optical Tweezers”
December 4 Dr. R. Blake Hill, Johns Hopkins University. “A Model for the Membrane-induced Conformational Change of Bcl-xL”
December 11 Dr. Marco Colombini, Biology Department, University of Maryland, College Park. "Ceramide Channels"
December 18