Biological Chemistry Seminars - Fall 2015

Mondays at 12:00 p.m., Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84
or (*) Meets in Exley Science Center 58

Date Speaker Affiliation


September 7

Course Introduction

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September 14 Prof. Scott T. Lefurgy Hofstra University

"FOX-4-cephamycinase: an analysis of structure and function"

September 21 Swastik De, Grad. Olson Group

"Probing the direct membrane of Vibrio cholerae cytolysin (VCC)"

September 28 Dr. Miho Antoku Hingorani Group

"MutS-MutL complex formation in a mismatch during DNA repair"

October 5

Dr. Juan Liu

Hingorani Group

"Checkpoints controlled by PCNA, DNA, and ATP direct the timing and order of events in the clamp loading mechanism"

October 12

Prof. Rex F. Pratt

Wesleyan University, Chemistry "Βeta-Lactamases, Why and How"
Thursday, October 22

Molecular Biophysical Retreat, Dr. John Kuriyan

University of California, Berkeley  "Structural Mechanisms in Protein Kinase Regulations"
October 26

Fall Break

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November 2

Joy Cote, Grad.

Taylor Group "Alterations of tryptophan residues to allow understanding of protein dynamics of Heptosyltransferase I from Escherichia coli"
November 9

Nimesh Shukra, Grad.

Othon Group "Osmoprotection in disacchardies"
November 16

Yan Li, Grad.

Mukerji Group "Exploring multifaceted S.cerevisiae Msh2-Msh6 in DNA mismatch repair and recombination"
November 23 (*)

Hamed Emamy, Grad

Starr Group "Diamond Family of Nanoparticle Superlattices"
November 30 Bharat Lakhani, Grad. Beveridge Group "SCA sector analysis on MutS DNA mismatch repair multimeric protein"
December 7 (*) Prof. Candice Etson Wesleyan University, Physics "What can we learn by studying single molecules?"

Biological Chemistry Seminars - Spring 2016

Mondays at 12:00 p.m., Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84
Coordinated by Prof. Erika A. Taylor, Professor of Chemistry

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
January 25 Course Introduction --  --
February 1 Qi Zhang, Grad. Oliver Group

"Probing the conformational change of SecA induced by ligands"

February 8 Molecular Biophysics Site Visit --  --
February 15 Bo Song, Grad. Hingorani Group "Studying the influence on PCNA on FEN1-catalyzed flap cleavage in DNA replication and repair"
February 22 Sudipta Lahiri, Grad. Mukerji Group "Investigating the Binding Dynamics of Yeast MutS Homologs Msh4-Msh5"
February 29 Biophysical Society Meeting --  --
March 4 - 20 Spring Break -- --
March 21 Prof. Patrick Williamson Amherst College "Remodeling the Barricade: The mechanism of phospholipid transport"
March 28

Double featrue:
Mackenzie Schlosser, BA/MA

Ben Kaufman, BA/MA

Taylor and Olson Groups

"The Synthesis of a FRET-Labeled Probe for the Detection of Lignin Degradation"

"What Makes a Queen: Exploring Molecular Mechanisms of Caste Differentiation in Honeybees"

April 4 Kinjal Dave, Grad. Pratt Group "Peptidyl thioesters: Substrate or inhibitors of bacterial DD-peptidases?"
April 11 Katie Kaus, Grad Olson Group "A look into Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Production."
April 18 Brandon Case, Grad. Hingorani Group "Kinetic Investigations of the Initiation of Nucleotide Excision Repair by UvrA."

April 25

Vivian Deng, Grad. Mukerji Group "Stability of DNA Four-Way Junctions and Characterization of Binding to Integration Host Factor."

May 2

Dr. Kelly Thayer, Ph.D. '04 Beveridge Group "Constructing Markov State Models from Molecular Dynamics Simulations."