Seminar Schedule


Spring 2018

11:00 a.m. in PHR 4.114

Speaker Schedule

Thursday, February 1       

Bill Shwartz, M.D., Professor, Neurology & Integrative Biology, Dell Medical School and UT’s College of Natural Sciences                            “From Rhythmic Environment to Oscillating Molecules: A Primer on Circadian Clocks”
Host: Bob Messing, M.D.

Thursday, February 22

Steven Vokes, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biosciences & Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin
“Transcriptional Control of the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway”
Host: Som Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 1 

Yan Cheng, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Population Council’s   Center for Biomedical Research, New York
“Actin- and Microtubule (MT)-Based Cytoskeletons are the Target of Environmental Toxicants in the Testis – Lesson from the Sertoli Cells”                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Host: John Richburg, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 8

Valeria Culotta, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health                                        “Living with ROS: Tales of a Successful Fungal Pathogen”
Host: Som Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 29

Jill Becker, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist in Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience; Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Michigan
“Neural Mechanisms of Sex Differences in Addiction”
Host: Rueben Gonzales, Ph.D.


Thursday, April 12

Scott Keeney, Ph.D., Professor and Scientist in Genetics & Molecular Biology, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
“A Dangerous Game: Breaking DNA during Meiosis”
Host: Dawit Kidane, Ph.D.


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