The Boonshoft School of Medicine & The College of Science+Mathematics


Spring Semester 2016 Seminar Series

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminars are held weekly during fall and spring quarters.  BMB/BMS Brown Bag Sessions (BMB 8000/BMS 9900) also are scheduled during the academic year. Seminars are held on Thursdays, at 11 a.m., in 018 Rike Hall. For more information, contact Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Date Speaker Topic

Jan. 21
Host: Dr. Chad Campbell

Dr. Charles Brenner
Department of Biochemistry
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

RAS-driven Tumor Suppressor Gene Methylation is Opposed by a Piece of DNMT1, a Red Dye and TET1

Jan. 28
Host: Dr. Michael Leffak

Dr. Andrew Voss
Department of Biological Sciences
Wright State University

Ion channel and mRNA processing defects in Huntington’s disease skeletal muscle

Feb. 4
Host: Dr. Michael Markey

Dr. Ravi Sahu
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Wright State University

Platelet-activating factor in melanoma growth and therapy

Feb. 11
Host: Dr. Michael Leffak

Dr. Alessandro Vindigni
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Distinct roles of human nucleases in replication stress response

Feb. 18
Host: Dr. Madhavi Kadakia

Dr. Maithreyan Srinivasan
Chief Technology Officer
WaferGen BioSystems

High-throughput single-cell gene-expression profiling using scalable, micro fabricated nanowells

Feb. 25
Host: Dr. Weiwen Long

Dr. Ray-Chang Wu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
The George Washington University

Chromatin Remodeling Proteins ARID4A and ARID4B in Urogenital Defects

March 3

Spring Break


March 10
Host: Dr. Madhavi Kadakia

Dr. Sean Harshman

The Use of Mass Spectrometry for Biomarker Discovery in Cancer and Beyond

March 17
Host: Dr. Yong-jie Xu

Dr. Marcus B. Smolka
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Cornell University

Probing Kinase Action in DNA Repair and Cancer Pathways

March 24
Host: Dr. Weiwen Long

Dr. Rugang Zhang
The Wistar Institute

Epigenetic approaches to ovarian cancer.

March 31
Host: Dr. Oleg Paliy

Dr. Jeff Volek
Department of Human Sciences
The Ohio State University


April 7

Dr. Julian Cambronero
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wright State University