MB&B 338 Fall 2023 Seminar Series 

All Seminars are Wednesdays, 12:10-1:10pm in Shanklin 107, unless otherwise noted

September 6th 

MB&B and Bio Graduate Student Welcome Lunch


September 13th* 

Sarah Hainer, University of Pittsburgh

Cell identity is altered through regulation of genic and gene-distal elements in embryonic stem cells and acute myeloid leukemia

Host: Padilla

September 20th+

Nate Grubaugh, Yale University

Genomic tracking of emergence of arthropod-borne viruses

Host: Cohen

September 27th+ 

Matthew Fuxjager, Brown University

Neuroendocrinology of drumming behavior in woodpeckers and gestural displays in other species

Host: Feng

October 4th* 

Soni Lacefield, Dartmouth University

Title TBA

Host: MacQueen

October 11th^

24th Annual Biophysics Retreat

Sua Myong, Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School

Built-in pop-up switches that modulate gene expression

Kylie Walters, National Cancer Institute

Mechanisms of protein degradation: from structures to PROTACs

Host: Mukerji

October 18th+

Justin Kumar, Indiana University

Eye differentiation

Host: Johnson

October 25th

Fatima Aysha Hussain, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT & Harvard

Phage-bacteria and bacteria-bacteria interactions in the ocean (past) & in the human vaginal microbiome (present/future)

Host: Arevalo

November 1st*


November 8th


November 15th


November 29th


December 6th



+Hosted by the Department of Biology
*Hosted by the Department of MB&B
^Hosted by the Biophysics Program