Seminars

Seminars of 2019-2020

Molecular Engineering for Live Cell Imaging and Reprogramming toward Cancer Immunotherapy

Speaker: Dr. Peter Yingxiao Wang

Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Bioengineering
Institute of Engineering in Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Host: Dr. Huiwang Ai



Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pinn Hall, 3016 Cell Bio Large Conference Room
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A dynamic single molecule view of genome activation during early embryonic development

Speaker: Dr. Mustafa Mir

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Snyder 314
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Title: “Microtubule Networks and Organization of the Cytoplasm”

Speaker: Dr. Irina Kaverina

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pinn Hall, 3016 Cell Bio Large Conference Room
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Title: Manipulating Macrophage Signaling

Speaker: Dr. Meghan Morrissey

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

 

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Monday, January 6, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pinn Hall, 3016 Cell Bio Large Conference Room
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Title: Lateral and Transverse Asymmetries in Mammalian Membranes

Speaker: Dr. Ilya Levental

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pinn Hall, 3016 Cell Bio Large Conference Room
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Title: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Or Shemesh

Postdoctoral Fellow
Synthetic Neurobiology, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Snyder Building, Room 314
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Title: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Ruobo Zhou

HHMI Postoctoral Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Host: Dr. Anne Kenworthy



Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Snyder Building, Room 314
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Anderson Lecture: Fantastic Single Molecule Technologies and Where to Find Them

Speaker: Dr. Takjip Ha, Bloomberg Professor of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

 

Host: Dr. Lukas Tamm, Chair, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, and Director of the Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology.



Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Medical Center Auditorium
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Title: Designing, and evolving, genetically encoded biosensors to visualize cell physiology

Speaker: Dr. Robert Campbell

Professor of Science, Chemistry
University of Alberta, Canada and University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Host: Dr. Huiwang Ai

Abstract: The Campbell research group is focused on the use of protein engineering for the development of fluorescent protein-based biosensors for imaging of cell signalling and metabolism. Protein engineering, using a combination of rational protein design and directed protein evolution, is the most effective and versatile approach for generating new genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors. By exploiting structure-guided design, iterative cycles of high-throughput fluorescence image-based screening of bacterial colonies, and lower throughput testing of promising variants in mammalian cells, we are developing a growing selection of fluorescent protein-based biosensors with improved properties. In this seminar I will present some of our most recent efforts to engineer an improved generation of biosensors. Specifically, I will provide an update on the expanding palette of calcium ion biosensors, and describe how we are using similar engineering efforts to make biosensors for neurotransmitters, ions, and key metabolites.



Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pinn Hall, 3016 Cell Bio Large Conference Room
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