DEPARTMENTS OF BIOLOGY+
and
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY*
2006 SPRING SEMINAR SERIES


Seminars are held in Shanklin Room 107 at 12 NOON on Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated in red.

Date Speaker and Title Host
February

2/16

+William  Friedman
  Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

A generation forgotten and Goethe remembered:  Modularity and the evolution of flowering plants.

Burke

2/15

*Todd Washington
  University of Iowa

Replication of damaged DNA in eukaryotes by specialized DNA polymerases Hingorani

March

3/2 +Laura Lillien
  Univ. of Pittsburgh
Cell type specification in the embryonic cerebral cortex. Naegele
3/9 *Zucai Suo
  Ohio State Univ.

Mechanisms of DNA lesion bypass and blunt end addition catalyzed by an error-prone DNA polymerase
Hingorani
3/30 +Cynthia Lance-Jones
  Univ of Pittsburgh
Hox genes and the development of the posterior spinal cord. Devoto

April

4/6 *Randall Reed
  Johns Hopkins Univ.
Maximizing smell: Development, organization and regulation of mammalian olfaction. Lane
4/13 +Larry Young
  Emory Univ.
The neurobiology and evolution of social bonding. Kirn
4/20 *Richard Bonneau
 New York University
Genome wide function from de novo structure prediction and regulatory network inference from data for a hyper-extremeophilic archaea. Flory
4/27 +Maureen Kearney
  Field Museum
  Chicago
Two difficult phylogenetic problems and what they have in common: The evolution of worm lizards and the origin of snakes. Chernoff

May

5/4 *Patrick Sung
  Yale Univ. School
  of Medicine

Recombinases and recombination mediators.

Hingorani

+Biology Department Seminars
*Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Department Seminars

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9/6 *Philip Bevilacqua
 Chemistry Dept
 Penn State
RNA Catalysis and Folding: Functional Complexity From Molecular Simplicity Mukerji