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BMG Seminar Series


Seminars for 2021-2022 are held remotely via Zoom, or in a hybrid format where noted. 

BMG Faculty meetings are held throughout the academic year via Zoom. Check the events calendar for details.

DateDescriptionSpeakerAffiliationHost
October 8, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarAngelo D'AlessandroBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
October 11, 2021Faculty Midterm SeminarMatthew TaliaferroBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
October 25, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarFrancisco AsturiasBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
October 28, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarBeat VögeliBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 1, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarCatherine MusslemanBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 4, 2021Faculty Midterm Seminar (hybrid)Srinivas RamachandranBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 5, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarCasey GreeneBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 8, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarOlivia RisslandBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 11, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarMelissa HaendelBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 15, 2021BMG SeminarKelly NguyenMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UKAaron Johnson
November 18, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarHongjin ZhengBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 19, 2021Faculty Midterm SeminarSuja JagannathanBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 22, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarKirk HansenBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
December 13, 2021BMG SeminarSydney Shaffer James DeGregori
January 10, 2022BMG SeminarElena RivasHarvard UniversityConner Langeberg / Quentin Vicens
February 7, 2022BMG SeminarGeeta NarlikarUniversity of California San FranciscoJulia Cooper / Aaron Johnson
February 28, 2022BMG SeminarEric BennettUniversity of California San DiegoOlivia Rissland
March 14, 2022BMG SeminarFred ChedinUniversity of California DavisDavid Bentley
March 28, 2022BMG SeminarAnna KukekovaUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCasey Greene / Halie Rando
April 18, 2022BMG SeminarBlanton TolbertCase Western Reserve University Neel Mukherjee
April 25, 2022BMG SeminarAngela DePaceHarvard Medical SchoolOlivia Rissland
May 16, 2022BMG SeminarManny AresUniversity of California Santa CruzRui Zhao

 

DateDescriptionSpeakerAffiliationHost
January 25, 2021Chalk TalkJames DeGregoriBMGJulia Cooper
February 1, 2021SeminarSeychelle VosMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCatherine Musselman & Quentin Vicens
March 1, 2021SeminarManny AscanoVanderbilt UniversityNeelanjan Mukherjee
March 8, 2021Chalk Talk Jay HesselberthBMGJulia Cooper
March 22, 2021SeminarXin Chen Srinivas Ramachandran
March 29, 2021SeminarJames FraserUniversity of California San FranciscoMatthew Taliaferro
April 5, 2021SeminarGuramrit SinghOhio State UniversitySujatha Jaganathan
April 19, 2021SeminarValentina GrecoYale School of MedicineJames DeGregori
April 23, 2021Chalk TalkAaron JohnsonBMGJulia Cooper
April 26, 2021SeminarAgnel SfeirNew York University Julia Cooper
May 3, 2021SeminarHarmit MalikFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSrinivas Ramachandran
May 10, 2021SeminarDaphne AvgoustiFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterAmy Campbell
May 17, 2021SeminarAndrea BermanUniversity of PittsburghQuentin Vicens

 


​​​​​Date​Description​Presenter​​​Host​​
September​
September 2Labor Day
September 9​Faculty Meeting


  
​September 16
​Seminar​
Melissa Wilson  David Pollock
September 23Chalk Talk
Elan Eisenmesser  BMG Chair
​September 30​Seminar​Maofu Liao​Hongjin Zheng
October
October 7Seminar
OPEN  
​October 14Columbus Day
 
​October 21
Chalk Talk

Richard Davis  BMG Chair
October 28​Seminar
Carol Post, Purdue University 
Elan Eisenmesser & Allie Born
November
November 4

​Salder Memorial Lecture

Sandy Schmid 
Francisco Asturias
​November 11
Veterans Day



 
November 18 ​Seminar​Nausica Arnoult, University of Colorado Boulder​Dick Davis & Jianbin Wang
December
December 2
OPEN
  
December 9 Seminar​​Gabe Zentner, Indiana University​RBI, David Bentley
December 16 Chalk Talk
Olivia Rissland  BMG Chair
​December 23  Holiday 


December 30 Holiday
​January
​​January 13 Seminar
Stacy HornerRBI, Jeffrey Kieft & Maddie Sherlock
​January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Day​

January 21 Seminar​​Monkol Lek, Yale University​Sujatha Jagannathan
January 27  Chalk TalkKirk HansenBMG Chair
February
Feburary 3 Seminar
Heidi Cook-AndersenRBI, Neel Mukherjee & Kim Wellman
​February 10
Seminar
Neil KubicaRBI, Olivia Rissland
​February 17 ​​Presidents' Day​ 

February 24
Chalk Talk
​Rui Zhao BMG Chair
March
March 2 SeminarAlex Pollen  Jim Sikela
March ​9 Seminar - CANCELLED ​​Hashim Al-Hashimi, Duke University​RBI, Beat Vögeli​
​March 16 Chalk Talk Jay Hesselberth 
BMG Chair
March ​23 OPEN
 


March ​30
April
April 6 ​Faculty Meeting

  
April 13
Seminar - CANCELLEDHarmit Malik 
Srinivas Ramachandran
​April 20 Chalk Talk
 James DeGregori  BMG Chair
​April 27 ​Seminar - CANCELLED
Manny Ares, University of California Santa Cruz
RBI, Rui Zhao
May
​May 4 ​Chalk Talk

Aaron Johnson
BMG Chair
​May 11
Seminar - CANCELLED
Angela DePace, Harvard University 
RBI, Olivia Rissland
May 18 Seminar - CANCELLED
Geeta Narlikar Aaron Johnson
May 2​5 ​Memorial Day

 

​​​​​Date​Description​Presenter​​​Host​​
September​
September 3Labor Day
September 10​​​​Seminar
   
​September 17
​Seminar​
Maggie Lam, University of Colorado Denver  Mark Johnston
September 24Chalk Talk
Sujatha Jagannathan  Jeffrey Kieft/Mark Johnston
October
October 1Seminar
Alisa Wolberg, University of North Carolina  Kirk Hansen
​October 8OPEN
 
​October 1​5
​Faculty Meeting


  
October 22​SeminarJoanna Masel, University of Arizona 
David Pollock
​October 29Seminar
​Joan Conaway, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
RBI, Francisco Asturias
November
​November 12

​Chalk Talk

Srinivas Ramachandran  Jeffrey Kieft/Mark Johnston
​November 19 Seminar

Tracy Johnson, University of California Los Angeles
 RBI, Suja Jagannathan
December
December 3 ​Seminar
Carolyn Phillips, University of Southern California  RBI, Dick Davis
December 7 ​Retirement Seminar​​Mark Johnston​Robert Sclafani
December 10 ​Seminar
Yongna Xing, University of Wisconsin Madison  Rui Zhao
​December 17  Chalk Talk David Pollock
Jeffrey Kieft/Mark Johnston
December 24 ​Christmas Eve
​January
January 7

 


​​January 14 Seminar
Ben KleavelandRBI, ​Olivia Rissland
​January 21
Dr. Martin Luther King Day​

January 28 Seminar
Dan Jarosz, Stanford UniversityJames DeGregori & Alex Liggett
February
Feburary 4 Seminar
Katie Pollard, University of California San FranciscoNeel Mukherjee & Kristen Wade
​February 11 ​Seminar

Laura Banaszynski, University of Texas SouthwesternSrinivas Ramachandran
​February 18 ​Presidents' Day 
February 25 ​Seminar

​Christine Mayr, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterRBI, Matt Taliaferro
March
March 4 SeminarMichael Summers, University of Maryland Baltimore County  Jeff Kieft & Anna-Lena Steckelberg
March ​11 ​Faculty Meeting
​​
​March 18 Seminar Santhosh Girirajan, Pennsylvania State University 
Jim Sikela
March ​25 ​Chalk Talk​
 Matthew TaliaferroBMG Chair
April
April 1 Sadler Memorial Lecture
Elena Conti, Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry  Olivia Rissland
April 8
SeminarAaron Hoskins, University of Wisconsin - Madison 
RBI, David Bentley
​April 15 Chalk Talk
 Beat Vogeli  BMG Chair
​April 22 ​Seminar
Eric Westhof, Univeristy of Strasbourg
Jeff Kieft & Quentin Vicens
April 29 Seminar
 Kristopher Brannan, University of California San Diego 
RBI, David Bentley
May
​May 6 Seminar
 Andrew Adey​, Oregon Health & Science University​

RBI, Jay Hesselberth
​May 13 ​Chalk Talk

Neelanjan Mukherjee 
BMG Chair
​May 20 Seminar
David Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Angelo D'Alessandro
May 2​7 ​Memorial Day
June
June 3 ​Seminar​​Jin Kuk Kim, Harvard University​Olivia Rissland

 

​​​​​Date​Description​Presenter​​​Host​​
September​
September 4Labor Day
September 11​​​OPEN
   
​September 18
Chalk Talk
​Aaron Johnson   
September 25​SeminarOliver Eickelberg  Mark Johnston
October
October 2Chalk Talk

David Bentley
   
​October 9OPEN

 
​October 1​6Seminar
Tai Montgomery, Colorado State  RBI, Dick Davis
October 23​SeminarSteve Projan, MedImmune LLC 
Bob Sclafani
​October 30​OPEN


November
​November 6 Seminar Anita Hopper, Ohio State University  RBI, Jay Hesselberth
​November 13

​Chalk Talk

Francisco Asturias   
​November 20 Seminar

Tom Tuschl, Rockefeller University

 RBI, Neel Mukherjee
November 27 ​OPEN
 
December
December 4 ​Seminar
Tao Pan, University of Chicago  RBI, David Bentley
​December 11 ​​OPEN

  
​December 18  ​Seminar
 Chris Lima, HHMI
David Port Pharmacology Seminar RBI​
December 25 ​Christmas
​January
​January 1 ​New Years
 ​​
January 8
RMYM
​Rocky Mountain Yeast Meeting

Bob Sclafani
​​January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King Day
​January 22
​​Seminar Rob Spitale, University of California, IrvineRBI, Olivia Rissland
January 29 Seminar
Jorge DiPaolo, Dept Pediatrics, UCD AMC
MOLB Program​
February
February 5 ​Seminar
Wendy Macklin, Dept CDB, UCD AMC
​MOLB Program
​February 12 ​Chalk Talk
Jeffrey Kieft
​February 19 ​Presidents' Day



​February 23 ​SeminarMaire Olson, University of Massachusetts​RBI, Jay ​Hesselberth
February 26 ​Seminar

​Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for ​Medical ResearchRyan Sheridan
March
March 5 SeminarSteven Haase, Duke University​  Bob Sclafani
March ​12 ​Faculty Meeting

​March 19 Seminar David Levens, NCI Chief, Gene Regulation Section 
Srinivas Ramachandran
March ​26 ​OPEN



April
April 2 Seminar
Stavroula Mili, NCI Lab of Cellular & Molecular Biology  RBI, Matthew Taliaferro
April 9 ​Seminar
Kelley Harris, University of Washington ​Alex Liggett​
​April 16 Seminar  Tom Cooper, Baylor University  RBI, Sujatha Jagannathan
​April 23 Seminar
Susan Ackerman, UC San Diego​Laura White​
April 30 Seminar
Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, University of Colorado AMC
 
RBI, David Bentley
May
​May 7 ​Seminar
 Robert Hodges Retirement

HP West 4PM​
​May 14 ​OPEN

  

​May 21 Seminar
Andriy Marusyk, Moffitt Cancer Center​​ James DeGregori
May 2​3 ​Seminar​Marc Hammarlund, Yale
University School of Medicine
​Jay Hesselberth
May 28 ​​Memorial Day
June
4 June ​​​Chalk Talk​ ​Hongjin Zheng
June 11​​Chalk Talk​Angelo D'Alessandro
June 18​​Sadler Lecture​Robert Sclafani​HP West 4PM