Biological Chemistry Seminars - Fall 2016
Coordinated by Prof. Erika Taylor
Professor of Chemistry

                                       Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84 - 12:00 p.m. - Mondays





September 29

Biophysics Retreat,
Dr. Anna Marie Pyle
Wadsworth Mansion
Molecular Biophysics Retreat

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Department of Chemistry,
Yale University

"Structural and mechanistic insights into RNA splicing"

October 3

Mackenzie Schlosser

Taylor Lab

"Don’t Fret! The Synthesis of a FRET Labeled Probe for the identification of Lignin Depolymerization”

October 10

Dr. Juan Liu

Hingorani Lab

“Investigating the PCNA clamp loading mechanism catalyzed by RFC wt and Arg mutants”.

October 17

Bharat Lakhani

Beveridge Lab

"Spectral Analysis of the Molecular Dynamics Simulation"

October 24

Fall Break



October 31

Dr. Miho Antoku

Hingorani Lab

"How does the MutS-MutL complex incise DNA during DNA mismatch repair, when at or away from mismatch?"

November 7

Jozie Milicaj

Taylor Lab


November 14

Sudipta Lahiri 

Mukerji Lab; joint with Physical Chem Seminar

"Elucidation of Structure-Function Relationship of S. cerevisiae MutS Homolog Msh4 and Msh5 with the Holliday Junction".

November 21

Nimesh Shukla

Othon Lab; joint with Physical Chem Seminar

"Retardation of Bulk Water Dynamics by Disaccharide Osmolytes"

November 28

Hamed Emamy

Starr Lab; joint with Physical Chem Seminar

"DNA-linked Nanoparticles Cubic Diamond Superlattices: Stability and Shape"


Biological Chemistry Seminars - Spring 2017
Coordinated by Prof. Irina Russu
Professor of Chemistry

                                       Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84 - 12:00 p.m. - Mondays





February 20

Katie Kaus

Olson Lab

 'Structural Investigation of Bacterial Virulence Factors'.

February 27

Joy Cote

Taylor Lab

 "Understanding protein dynamics of E. coli Heptosyltransferase I through the eyes of tryptophan residues."

March 6

Bo Song

Hingorani Lab

 "Base unpairing at the flap junction controls the rate of FEN1-catalyzed cleavage of DNA during replication and repair"

March 13

Spring Break



March 27

 Kinjal Dave

Pratt Lab

 "Peptidyl thioesters: Substrates or inhibitors of bacterial DD-peptidases?"

April 3

 Zeliang Zheng

Oliver Lab

 "Elucidation of functional roles of SecYEG monomer and dimer"

April 10

Brandon Case

Hingorani Lab

"Investigating the Role of UvrA2 in Initiating Nucleotide Excision Repair"

Aprril 17

Miriam Torres 

Mukerji Lab

"Characterizing the Binding Interactions of Mus musculus Histone H1 with Holliday Junction".

April 24

Nooshin Nejad

Etson Lab; joint with Physical Chem Seminar

 "Single Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)"