Previous Seminars

      June 2013
10
4:00 PM


Gregory A. Voth, PhD

University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: "Theory and simulation of biomolecular systems: Surmounting the challenge of bridging the scales."

Snyder3 Room 314
Host: Mark Yeager
17
4:00 PM



William "Bil" Clemons, PhD
California Institute of Technology, Department of Biochemistry
Seminar Title: "Structural insight into the delivery of tail-anchor membrane proteins to the ER"
Snyder3 Room 314
Host: Jochen Zimmer
20
4:00 PM


Walter Schmidt, PhD

University of Georgia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Seminar Title: "Yeast mating, proteases, and aging related diseases."
Snyder3 Room 314
Host: Michael Wiener
      July 2013
29
12:00 PM



Thomas Wieland, PhD
Experimental Pharmacology University of Heidelberg
Seminar Title: "Novel pathways to activate Rho GPTases in the vasculature and beyond: p63RhoGEF and RhoGEF17 exemplified."
MR-5 Room 1005
Host: Avril Somlyo
      August 2013
Thurs
29
4:00 PM



Karen Allen, PhD
Boston University, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: "Specificity and Promiscuity in a Superfamily of Phosphatases"
Pinn Hall 1-17
Host:Thurl Harris with Mol.Phys.
      September 2013

Weds
4
12:00 PM



Dylan Kennedy
University of Virginia
Thesis Defense: " Molecular Mechanisms of Adenosine  A1 Receptor Allosteric Enhancers"
Pinn Hall 5023

      October 2013

Fri
25
4:00 PM



Anne Delcour, PhD
University of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Seminar Title: Electrophysiology of Secretion Systems in Pathogenic Bacteria
Pinn Hall 1-14
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
28
4:00 pm



Arne Elofsson, PhD
Stockholm University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Seminar Title: Towards structure prediction of beta-barrel membrane proteins using correlated mutations.
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      November 2013

Mon
4
4:00 PM



Rutilio Fratti, Phd
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Biochemistry
Seminar Title: A Role for Lipids in Endolysosomal Maturation
Snyder 314
Host: Chris Stroupe

Mon
11
4:00 PM



Georgios Skiniotis, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry
Seminar Title: Cryo-EM visualization of a modular polyketide synthase during its catalytic cycle
Snyder 314
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Mon
18
4:00 PM



Harold Scheraga, PhD
Cornell University, Baker Laboratory of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Seminar Title: The Protein Folding Problem: Structure, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and Folding Pathways.
Snyder 314
Host: Mark Yeager
Mon
25
4:00 PM



Robert Daniels, PhD
Stockholm University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Seminar Title: Beneath the surface influenza neuraminidase is more than just a sialidase
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      December 2013

Wed
11
4:00 PM



Tony Kossiakoff, PhD
University of Chicago, Chairman of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Seminar Title: Modifying Biological Function by Conformational Trapping using Customized Synthetic Antibodies
Snyder 314
Host: Zygmunt Derewenda
      April 2014

Mon
21
4:00 PM



Axel Brunger
Stanford University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Seminar Title: New insights into the molecular mechanisms of synaptic vesicle fusion
Pinn Hall Rm 1-14
Host: Peter Kasson
      Oct 2014

Wed
1
12:00 PM



Tatiana Kutateladze
University of Colorado Denver Department of Pharmacology
Seminar Title: Molecular mechanisms of the epigenetic regulation
Pinn Hall 4025
Host: Lukas Tamm

Mon
6
4:00 PM



Arun Radhakrishnan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Molecular Genetics
Seminar Title: Protein sensors for membrane cholesterol
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
27
9AM - 5PM




Stockholm-Virginia membrane symposium at UVA



Tue
28
9AM - 5PM




Stockholm-Virginia membrane symposium at UVA


      Nov 2014

Mon
3
4:00 PM



Roger Thompson
University of Calgary, Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy and Clinical Neurosciences
Seminar Title: A new NMDA receptor signaling modality for activation of Pannexin-1 during stroke.
Snyder 314
Host: Brant Isakson

Mon
10
4:00 PM



Peter Tieleman
University of Calgary, Department of Biological Sciences
Seminar Title: Computer simulations of lipids: bilayers, monolayers, and nano discs.
Snyder 314
Host: Linda Columbus

Mon
17
4:00 PM



Dr. Jesse Bloom
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seminar Title: Constraints on the evolution of influenza virus
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      Dec

Mon
8
4:00 PM



Jonathan Sachs
University of Minnesota, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Seminar Title: Two distinct topics in membrane protein biophysics: 1) Assembly and dynamics of TNF-Receptor networks; and 2) alpha-Synuclein modulation of membrane mechanics
MR5 Room 1041
Host: Peter Kasson
      Feb 2015

Mon
16
4:00 PM



Brian Gulbransen
Michigan State University, Enteric Neuroscience
Seminar Title: Stars of the gut: Interactions between enteric glia and neurons
Room: Pinn 4025
Host: Brant Isaakson
      Mar 2015

Thurs
5
11:00 AM



Paul Emsley
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Seminar Title: Tools for Building Ligands and Cryo-EM Map Fitting
Room: Pinn 4025
Host: Wladek Minor

Mon
16
4:15 PM


Dr. Pamela Bjorkman
California Institute of Technology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratory
Seminar Title: Structure-based design of anti-HIV antibodies

Note: Seminar starts at 4:15 pm with refreshments at 4 pm
Pinn 1-14
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
23
4:00 PM


Thu Le
University of Virginia, Division of Nephrology
Seminar Title: What does kidney amino acid transport have to do with blood pressure? Evidence from Collectrin knockout mice
Room: Pinn 4025
Host: Brant Isakson

Mon
30
4:00 PM


Marjorie Senechal
Smith College, Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology
Seminar Title: Dorothy Wrinch, Linus Pauling, and the first structure model for proteins
Pinn 4025
Host: Zygmunt Derewenda
      Apr 2015

Mon
13
4:00 PM


Dr. Matthew Lang
Vanderbilt University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Seminar Title: Single molecule studies of ClpXP, Cellobiohydrolase and the T Cell Receptor
Snyder 314
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Thu
16
2:00 PM



Jennifer Wingard
UVA, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
Thesis Defense: Adenosine Receptor Oligomerization and G-protein Complex Stoichiometry Revealed by Electron Microscopy
Snyder 314
Host: Mark Yeager

Thurs
16



GBS Research Symposium

Fri
17
4:00 PM



Emad Tajkhorshid
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute
Seminar Title: Computational Imaging of Complex Functional Motions of Membrane Transporters using Advanced Simulation and Free Energy Techniques
CHEM 304
Hosts: Bob Nakamoto & Michael Shirts

Mon
20
4:00 PM



Vincent Hilser
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology
Seminar Title: Simultaneous tuning of activation and repression in intrinsic disorder-mediated allostery
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Tue
21
12:00 PM



Aravinda Kuntimaddi
UVA, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
Seminar Title: Structure-Function studies of the recruitment of DOT1L, a histone methyltransferase, to MLL-AF9 and its role in leukemogenesis
Pinn 4025
Host: John Bushweller

Mon
27
5:00 PM



Yifan Cheng
UCSF, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Seminar Title: Structure of TRP channels by single particle cryo-EM
MEB 3110
(Claude Moore Med Ed Auditorium)
Host: Biophysics Graduate Program students
      May 2015

Mon
4
4:00 PM



George Phillips
Rice University, Department of Biosciences
Seminar Title: Structure-Function Relationships in Enzymes of Natural Product Biosynthesis: Routes to New Compounds
Snyder 314
Hosts: Ed Egelman / Mark Yeager

Tue
5
8:30 AM



Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program for Polish Masters Students
Mini-Symposium
Pinn 4025


Mon
11
4:00 PM



Brian Salzberg
University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology
Seminar Title: Are dense core vesicles amplifiers? Intrinsic optical changes from mammalian nerve terminals
Pinn 4025
Host: Ed Egelman
     Aug 2015

Mon
3
4:00 PM



Lynn Kamerlin
Uppsala University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Seminar Title: The Effect of High-Density Lipoprotein on the Catalytic Activity of Serum Paraoxonase-1
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
10
4:00 PM



Wonpil Im
University of Kansas, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Seminar Title: Bacterial Outer Membranes and Interactions with Membrane Proteins
Snyder 314
Host: Bob Nakamoto
     Sep 2015

Mon
21
4:00 PM



William Degrado
UCSF, School of Pharmacy
Seminar Title: TBA
Room
Host: Peter Kasson
      Oct 2015

Mon
5
4:00 PM



Ilya Levental
UTHealth, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Seminar Title: The Biophysics of Living Membranes
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
19
4:00 PM



Mei Hong
MIT, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: Structure and Mechanisms of Actions of Curvature-Inducing Viral Membrane Proteins from Solid-State NMR
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Wed
28
4:00 PM



Sin Urban
HHMI and Johns Hopkins, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Refreshments 3:30 PM , Reception 5-6 pm

Seminar Title: Sending signals from the membrane: biophysical analysis of rhomboid intramembrane proteolysis

 

JHCC Auditorium
Host:
      Nov 2015

Mon
30
4:00 PM



David Green
UVA, Department of Chemical Engineering
Seminar Title: Development of Experiment and Theory to Detect, Predict, and Visualize Ligand Phase Separation on Metal Nanoparticles
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      Dec 2015

Mon
7
4:00 PM



Leigh Anne Swayne
University of Victoria, Division of Medical Sciences
Seminar Title: Pannexin 1 in neuronal development
Pinn 4025
Host: Brant Isakson
      Jan 2016

Mon
11
4:00 PM



John (Jack) Johnson
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Seminar Title: Virus Particle Maturation: an experimental laboratory for the study of large-scale macromolecular dynamics
Pinn 4025
Host: Wladek Minor

Mon
25
4:00 PM



Arun Anantharam
Wayne State University, Biology Department
Seminar Title: Secretory vesicle heterogeneity and the regulation of calcium-triggered exocytosis
Snyder 314
Host: Lukas Tamm
      Mar 2016

Wed
2
0:00 PM



James Spencer
University of Bristol
Seminar Title: Understanding mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
Pinn 4025
Host:Wladek Minor

Mon
21
4:00 PM



Steven G. Boxer
Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: Vibrational Stark Spectroscopy Connects Electrostatics to Catalytic Rates at Enzyme Active Sites
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      Apr 2016

Thur
21
0:00 PM



Pawel Janczyk
UVA, Biophysics
Thesis Defense Title: The Role of Ndc80 and Ska Complexes in Maturation of Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachments
Pinn 4025
Host: Todd Stukenberg

Mon
25
4:00 PM



Ron Dror
Stanford University, Computer Science
Seminar Title: Revealing the structural basis of GPCR-signaling through atomic-level stimulation
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Fri
29
11:00 AM



Dorota Matelska
Warsaw University, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioinformatics
Seminar Title: Prediction and characterization of noncoding RNAs in bacteria: where are they, what are they doing, and are they really necessary ?
Pinn 4025
Host: Wladek Minor
      May 2016

Mon
9
4:00 PM



Janice L. Robertson
University of Iowa, Biophysics
Seminar Title: Measurement of the dimerization reaction of the ClC-ec1 Cl-/H+ antiporter in lipid bilayers by single-molecule protein accounting.
Pinn 4025
Host: Linda Columbus

Tues
10
4:00 PM



Trevor F. Moraes
University of Toronto, Biochemistry
Seminar Title: Bacterial Mechanisms to Overcome Nutritional Immunity.
Pinn 1-17
Host: Infectious Diseases/Bio-Defense seminar series

Thur
12
All Day



Mini-Symposium -- Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program for Polish Masters Students

Pinn 1-17
Host: Zygmunt Derewenda

Mon
16
4:00 PM



Nate Traaseth
New York University, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: Structural and Dynamic Studies of the Multidrug Efflux Pump EmrE
Pinn 4025
Hosts: Linda Columbus / Chris Stroupe
      June 2016

Wed
1
10:00 AM



Iga Kucharska
UVA Biophysics Program
Thesis Defense: Structure and function of the outer membrane proteins OprG and OprH from Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Snyder 314
Host: Lukas Tamm

Thur
2
4:00 PM



Na Ji
Janelia Farm
Seminar Title: Probing neural circuits with shaped light
Pinn 1-17
Host: Lukas Tamm, Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology

Wed
8
9:00 AM




46th Mid-Atlantic Protein Crystallography Meeting



Inn at Darden Event & Conference Center

Mon
13
4:00 PM



Klaus Hahn
UNC, Pharmacology
Seminar Title: Seeing and controlling information flow through GTPase networks
Pinn 1-14
Host: This is a Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology, Department of Cell Biology, and Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.
      July 2016

Mon
25
4:00 PM



Stephen White
University of California at Irvine, Physiology & Biophysics
Seminar Title: Membrane Protein Biogenesis and Folding: Biology Meets Thermodynamics
Snyder 314
Host: Mark Yeager
      September 2016

Mon
19
4:00 PM



Jun Liu
University of Texas Health Science Center, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Seminar Title: 3D Visualization of Bacterial Type III Secretion Machines in situ
Snyder 314
Host: Mark Yeager and Andreas Gahlmann

Mon
26
12:00 PM



Dr. Liang Gao
SUNY Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry
Seminar Title: Imaging multicellular specimens with real-time optimized tiling light sheet selective plane illumination microscopy
Pinn 4025
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology
      October 2016

Mon
3
4:00 PM



Chris Whitfield
University of Guelph, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Seminar Title: “Sugar coating: complex glycolipid substrates for bacterial glyco-ABC transporters”
Snyder 314
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Wed
12
12:00 PM



Walther Mothes
Yale School of Medicine, Dept of Microbial Pathogenesis
Seminar Title: Visualizing individual steps of the retroviral life cycle in living animals and at the single molecule level
Pinn 1-14
Host:Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biophysics, Judith White, Owen Pornillos

Mon
17
4:00 PM



Wah Chiu
Baylor College of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Seminar Title: CryoEM of Molecular Machines at Atomic Resolution
Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium
Jesse Beams Biophysics Lecture
      November 2016

Tue
1
12:00 PM



Katharina Quinlan
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Seminar Title: TBD
Pinn 4025
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Mon
7
12:00 PM



Dr. Randy Stout
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Seminar Title: Live-cell microscopy reveals new ways that the gap junction nexus controls protein and membrane organization
Pinn 4025
Host:Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Thu
10
12:00 PM



Huiwang Ai
University of California-Riverside
Seminar Title: Seeing is Believing: Fluorescent Biosensors for Redox Signaling
Pinn 4025
Host: Dr. Jochen Zimmer, Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Mon
14
12:00 PM



Dr. Guillermo Yudowski
University of Puerto Rico
Seminar Title: The ins and outs of Cannabinoid Receptor function
Pinn 4025
Host:Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Wed
16
3:00 PM



Dr. Brian Nosek
Department of Psychology, UVA
Seminar Title: Scientific Utopia: Improving Openness and Reproducibility of Research
Pinn 4025
Host: Dr. Wladek Minor

Mon
21
12:00 PM



Dr. Marvin Bentley
Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: The Molecular Motors That Mediate Selective Transport in Neurons
Pinn 4025
Host:Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Mon
28
12:00 PM



Xiaolei Su, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco/ Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Seminar Title: Phase transition in TCR signaling
Pinn 4025
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology
      December 2016

Mon
5
12:00 PM



Dr. Martin Hruska
Thomas Jefferson University
Seminar Title: TBD
Pinn 4025
Host:Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Mon
5
4:00 PM



Dr. Alberto Perez
Stony Brook University, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Seminar Title: Deepening our understanding of bigger protein motions and actions by accelerated physics simulations
Snyder 314
Host: Michael Wiener

Thu
8
12:00 PM



Stefanie Redemann
Carus Universitat, Dresden
Seminar Title: C. elegans chromosomes connect to centrosomes by anchoring into the spindle network
Pinn 4025
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Mon
12
4:00 PM



Dr. John Katsaras
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Seminar Title: Model membranes, bacteria and lateral membrane organization
Snyder 314
Host:

Thu
15
12:00 PM



Ian Hogue, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Seminar Title: Alpha Herpesvirus Egress and Spread
Pinn 4025
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Mon
19
12:00 PM



Jonathan Friedman, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Seminar Title: Spatial Organization of Mitochondria
Pinn 4025
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology
      January 2017

Mon
19
12:00 PM



Colleen Skau, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Department of Health & Human Services
Seminar Title: Novel roles of formin actin nucleators in cell adhesion and motility
Pinn 4025
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology

Mon
23
4:00 PM



Dr. Khalid Salaita
Emory University, Chemistry
Seminar Title: Development of Nanoparticle-based Force Sensors and Actuators Towards Mechano-Medicine
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Mon
30
4:00 PM



Dr. Merritt Maduke
Stanford University, Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Seminar Title: Conformational dynamics in CLC Cl-/H+ exchangers
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson
      February 2017

Mon
6
4:00 PM



Dr. Robert Tampe
Goethe University, Institute of Biochemistry
Seminar Title: Antigens on the move: new twists and turns in adaptive immunity
Snyder 314
Host: Jochen Zimmer

Mon
13
4:00 PM



Dr. Olga Cherepanova
University of Virginia (CVRC)
Seminar Title: A novel role for the pluripotency factor OCT4 in vascular cells
Snyder 314
Host: Gary Owens and Mark Yeager

Mon
27
4:00 PM



Dr. Mary Munson
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Seminar Title: Molecular Architecture and Function of the Exocyst Complex in Vesicle Trafficking
Snyder 314
Host: Dr. Chris Stroupe
      March 2017

Mon
6
4:00 PM



Jennifer Kohler
UT Southwestern, Biochemistry
Seminar Title: Using photocrosslinking sugars to discover glycosylated host receptors for bacterial toxins
Snyder 314
Host: Peter Kasson

Fri
17
4:00 PM



Adam Zlotnick
Indiana University, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
Seminar Title: HBV structure is modulated: allostery and capsid-directed antivirals as allosteric effectors
Pinn Hall 4025
Host: Mark Yeager
      April 2017

Mon
10
4:00 PM



M. Joanne Lemieux
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Seminar Title: Regulation of intramembrane proteolysis and implications in Parkinson's disease
Snyder 314
Host: Dr. Michael Wiener
      May 2017

Thu
18
8:00 AM



Mini-Symposium: oral presentations
Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program for Polish Masters Students
Pinn 1-14
Host: Dr. Zygmunt Derewenda

Thu
18
1:00 PM



Mini-Symposium: poster display
Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program for Polish Masters Students
Pinn 4025
Host: Dr. Zygmunt Derewenda
Fri
28
2:00 PM



Alex Kreutzberger
UVA, Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology
Thesis Defense Title: Reconstitution of SNARE-Mediated Membrane Fusion
Snyder 314
Host: Lukas Tamm
      July 2017

Mon
10
4:00 PM



Shyam Krishnakumar
Yale, Cell Biology
Seminar Title: Molecular Mechanism of Synchronized Ca2+-Triggered Exocytosis
Snyder 314
Host: Dr. Lukas Tamm
      September 2017

Mon
25
4:00 PM



Mark Gomelsky
University of Wyoming
Seminar Title: Synthetic photobiology in near-infrared
Snyder 314
Host: Dr. Jochen Zimmer

Wed
27
12:00 PM



Stavroula Mili
NIH
Seminar Title: RNA localization/cancer
Pinn 1014
Host: Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology