BMB Colloquium Series

Spring 2018 Colloquium Series
Thursdays 11:00am, 101 Biochemistry

DATE SPEAKER NAME & ORGANIZATION TITLE HOST

JANUARY 11

Alexander Artyukhin  
Boyce Thompson Institute

Biosynthesis of Chemical Signals, From Worms to Mammals

Dan Jones

JANUARY 18

Faculty Panel
Michigan State University

Career Development: Getting the Most Out of Seminar Visits Amy Ralston

JANUARY 25

Elizabeth Jonas
Yale University

Mitochondrial Regulation of Neurodevelopment and Plasticity Quynh Duong

FEBRUARY 1

Gerald Hart
John Hopkins University

Nutrient Regulation of Transcription & Signaling by O-GIcNAc Laurie Kaguni

FEBRUARY 8

WILLIAM W. WELLS ENDOWED LECTURESHIP
John (Jack ) Johnson

The Scripps Research Institute

Biophysical Studies of an RNA Virus Particle and its Maturation:
Insights into an Elegantly Programmed Nano-machine
Kristin Parent

FEBRUARY 15

José Antonio Enriquez Dominguez
CNIC

mtDNA Variability Shapes Organismal Metabolism Laurie Kaguni

FEBRUARY 22

Jean-Paul Armache
UC San Francisco

Structural studies of macromolecules using electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) Kristin Parent

MARCH 1

Jens Schmidt
OBGYN, MSU

Molecular Mechanisms of Telomere Maintenance ---

MARCH 15

Jianlong Wang
Icahn School of Medicine - Mount Sinai

Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control of Stem Cell Pluripotency Amy Ralston

MARCH 22

NATHAN EDWARD TOLBERT ENDOWED LECTURESHIP
Kent Chapman

Univer sity of North Texas

Lipid Droplet Biogenesis in Plants Rob Last

MARCH 29

Doug Spitz
University of Iowa

Targeting Mitochondrial Oxidative Metabolism for Cancer Therapy

Sophia Lunt

APRIL 5

CHARLES C. SWEELEY ENDOWED LECTURESHIP
Judith Klinman

Univer sity of California - Berkeley

New Models for Origins of Enzyme Catalysis

Eric Hegg

APRIL 12

BOEZI LECTURESHIP
Rodrigo Gutierrez
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Systems Biology to Dissect Nitrogen Regulatory Networks in Plants ---

APRIL 19

Aimin Liu
University of Texas - San Antonio

Cofactor Biogenesis by Iron-Dependent Enzymes Jian Hu

APRIL 26

Heedeok Hong
Michigan State University

Folding and Degradation of Membrane Proteins Heedeok Hong


As part of the BMB Colloquium, the department, with the generous support of contributors, hosts four endowed lectureships each year that pay tribute to outstanding scientists from the department. Presenters for the Charles C. Sweeley Lectureship in Biochemistry, the Nathan Edward Tolbert Lectureship in Plant Biochemistry, and the William W. Wells Lectureship are selected by the BMB Colloquium committee. Presenters for the biannual John A. Boezi and R. Gaurth Hansen Alumnus Award lectures are determined by the BMB Awards Committee.