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BMG Seminar Series

Events for 2022-2023 are held in a hybrid format (in-person and Zoom).

BMG Seminars, faculty meetings, Chalk Talks, retirement seminars, and the Sadler Memorial Lecture are held throughout the academic year. Check the events calendar for specific details.

August 29, 2022BMG Faculty Meeting   
September 12, 2022Faculty Chalk TalkSuja JagannathanBMGJulie Cooper
September 19, 2022Sadler Lecture SeriesJoanna WysockaStanford UniversitySrinivas Ramachandran
September 26, 2022BMG Seminar SeriesEric Lai Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterJay Hesselberth
October 3, 2022BMG Seminar SeriesManny AresUniversity of California Santa CruzRui Zhao
October 11, 2022BMG Seminar SeriesNiles EldredgeThe American Museum of Natural History, New York CityJames DeGregori
October 17, 2022BMG Faculty Meeting   
October 24, 2022BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
October 31, 2022Chalk TalkFrancisco AsturiasBMGJulie Cooper
November 7, 2022Faculty Promotion SeminarAaron JohnsonBMG 
November 14, 2022Faculty Promotion SeminarJay HesselberthBMG 
November 28, 2022Chalk TalkBeat VogeliBMGJulie Cooper
December 5, 2022Chalk TalkDavid BentleyBMGJulie Cooper
December 12, 2022BMG Faculty Meeting   
December 19, 2022BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
January 9, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
January 23, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
January 30, 2023Chalk TalkAngelo D'AlessandroBMGJulie Cooper
February 6, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
February 13, 2023BMG Faculty Meeting   
February 27, 2023Chalk TalkJulie CooperBMGBMG
March 6, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
March 13, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesCassandra HayneUniversity of ChicagoRui Zhao
March 20, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
March 27, 2023Chalk TalkNeel MukherjeeBMGJulie Cooper
April 3, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
April 10, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
April 17, 2023BMG Faculty MeetingTBDTBDTBD
April 24, 2023Chalk TalkJeff KieftBMGJulie Cooper
May 1, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
May 8, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
May 15, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
May 22, 2023Chalk TalkHongjin ZhengBMGJulie Cooper
June 5, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
June 12, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD
June 19, 2023BMG Faculty Meeting   
June 26, 2023BMG Seminar SeriesTBDTBDTBD


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 Seminar (hybrid)Catherine 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 Seminar (hybrid)Olivia RisslandBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 11, 2021Faculty Promotion Seminar (hybrid)Melissa 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 Seminar (hybrid)Suja JagannathanBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
November 22, 2021Faculty Promotion SeminarKirk HansenBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
December 6, 2021Faculty Midterm Seminar (hybrid)Neel MukherjeeBiochemistry & Molecular GeneticsJulia Cooper
December 13, 2021BMG SeminarSydney ShafferUniversity of Pennsylvania James DeGregori
January 10, 2022BMG SeminarElena RivasHarvard UniversityConner Langeberg / Quentin Vicens
February 7, 2022BMG SeminarGeeta NarlikarUniversity of California San FranciscoJulia Cooper / Aaron Johnson
March 7, 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
March 29, 2022

BMG Seminar

Xiang-Dong FuUniversity of California San DiegoDavid Bentley
April 18, 2022BMG SeminarBlanton TolbertCase Western Reserve University Neel Mukherjee
April 25, 2022BMG SeminarAngela DePaceHarvard Medical SchoolOlivia Rissland
May 2, 2022BMG SeminarStephen RaderUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaRui Zhao
May 16, 2022BMG SeminarXiang WangUniversity of Colorado BoulderRui Zhao
June 6, 2022BMG SeminarAdrien ChauvierUniversity of MichiganJames DeGregori


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


September 2Labor Day
September 9​Faculty Meeting

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

Richard Davis  BMG Chair
October 28​Seminar
Carol Post, Purdue University 
Elan Eisenmesser & Allie Born
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 2
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 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
Feburary 3 Seminar
Heidi Cook-AndersenRBI, Neel Mukherjee & Kim Wellman
​February 10
Neil KubicaRBI, Olivia Rissland
​February 17 ​​Presidents' Day​ 

February 24
Chalk Talk
​Rui Zhao BMG Chair
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 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 4 ​Chalk Talk

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


September 3Labor Day
September 10​​​​Seminar
​September 17
Maggie Lam, University of Colorado Denver  Mark Johnston
September 24Chalk Talk
Sujatha Jagannathan  Jeffrey Kieft/Mark Johnston
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 12

​Chalk Talk

Srinivas Ramachandran  Jeffrey Kieft/Mark Johnston
​November 19 Seminar

Tracy Johnson, University of California Los Angeles
 RBI, Suja Jagannathan
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 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
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 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 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 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 3 ​Seminar​​Jin Kuk Kim, Harvard University​Olivia Rissland


September 4Labor Day
September 11​​​OPEN
​September 18
Chalk Talk
​Aaron Johnson   
September 25​SeminarOliver Eickelberg  Mark Johnston
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 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 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 1 ​New Years
January 8
​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 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 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 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 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
4 June ​​​Chalk Talk​ ​Hongjin Zheng
June 11​​Chalk Talk​Angelo D'Alessandro
June 18​​Sadler Lecture​Robert Sclafani​HP West 4PM