Biological Chemistry Seminars - Fall 2017
Mondays at 12:00 p.m., Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84
Coordinated by Prof. Irina M. Russu, Professor of Chemistry

Date Speaker Affiliation Title

September 11

Course Introduction

       September 18

       Dr. Katherine Launer-Felty  

 Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. 

  “Enzymatic synthesis of cyclic dinucleotide analogues and theiruse to study riboswitches.”  

                September 28

 Mol. Biophysics Retreat 
Wadsworth Mansion

Prof. Arthur Palmer

 Dept. Biochemistry & Mol. Biophysics

Columbia University



October 2

 Angelika Rafalowski


Taylor Lab

     "Dioxygenases, Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going."


October 9


Jozie Milicaj

  Taylor Lab


"Probing Inhibition of Heptosyltransferase I using in vitro and in vivo methods." 


October 16

  Prof. Otonye Braide-Moncoeur

   Gordon College

 "Improved understanding of lipid trafficking in lung surfactant via adaptive peptide helicity."

October 23

Fall Break



October 30


 Nooshin Shatery Nejad


 Etson Group

 “Quantitative measurements of single-molecule FRET with a quantum dot donor"

November 6

 Prof. Manju Hingorani


Wesleyan University - MB&B Department


"DNA mismatch repair – Mopping up after messy polymerases"

November 13

Will Barr


   Weir Group


"An mRNA-rRNA base pairing model for efficient protein translation"

November 20


November 27

Joshua Dudley

Smith Group  "Protein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Spectral Peak Fitting." 
December 4 Open for cancellations