MBB Seminar Schedule 2021-2022

Please check date, location and time for each event

  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Ernestina Schipani (UPenn)

    TBD Ernestina Schipani, MD. PhD William Wikoff Smith Professor  Department of Orthopedic Surgery University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Host: Olga Razorenova...

    12:00 PM June 02
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Cullen Taniguchi (MD Anderson)

    TBD Cullen Taniguchi , MD. PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Radiation Oncology The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Host: Chris Halbrook...

    12:00 PM March 17
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Edna Cukierman (Fox Chase Cancer Center)

    TBD Edna (Eti) Cukierman, PhD Professor Co-Leader, Cancer Signaling and Epigenetics Program Co-Director, Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Facility Fox Chase Cancer Center - Temple Health Host: Chris Halbrook...

    12:00 PM March 03
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Andrew Hryckowian (University of Wisconsin – Madison)

    TBD Andrew Hryckowian, MD. PhD Assistant Professor Departments of Medicine & Medical Microbiology & Immunology University of Wisconsin - Madison Host: Kathrine Whiteson and Travis Wiles...

    12:00 PM February 17
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Matthew Griffin (UCI)

    TBD Omar Y. Mian, MD. PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Chemistry University of California, Irvine Host: Celia Goulding...

    12:00 PM February 03
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Lily Wu (UCLA)

    TBD Lily Wu, MD. PhD Professor Departments of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Urology, and Pediatrics Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Molecular Biology Institute, California NanoSystems Institute University of California, Los Angeles Host: Olga Razorenova...

    12:00 PM January 20
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Barbara Nikolajczyk (University of Kentucky)

    Mechanisms that promote inflammation in human obesity and type 2 diabetes Barbara Nikolajczyk,  PhD Professor Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Associate Director for Translational Research in Diabetes, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center University of Kentucky Host: Dequina Nicholas...

    12:00 PM December 09
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Max Wilson (UCSB)

    Optogenetic control of cellular signaling through dynamic nucleation of liquid droplets Max Wilson, PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of California, Santa Barbara Host: Rachael Barry...

    12:00 PM November 18
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Joshua Coon (University of Wisconsin Madison)

    TBD Joshua J. Coon, PhD Professor of Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry Thomas and Margaret Pyle Chair at the Morgridge Institute for Research University of Wisconsin-Madison Host: Paul Gershon...

    12:00 PM October 28
  • The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

    Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department Retreat

    Please fill out the form below to RSVP for the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Retreat.If you have any questions, please contact Cecilia Arceo at carceo1@uci.edu or (949) 824-8510Rates: $199 per night single occupancy $209 per night double...

    00:00 AM September 30
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Lauren V. Albrecht (UCI)

    Protein Methylation Orchestrates Cancer Cell Metabolism and Proteostasis Lauren V. Albrecht, PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of California, Irvine...

    12:00 PM April 29
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Omar Mian (Case Western Reserve University)

    TBD Omar Y. Mian, MD. PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Medicine, School of Medicine Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Case Western Reserve University Host: Olga Razorenova...

    12:00 PM May 27
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Thomas P. Burke

    A War with Two Fronts: How Innate Immunity Battles Infectious Disease and Cancer Thomas J. Burke, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics University of California, Irvine Host: Chris Halbrook...

    12:00 PM May 13
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Olga Guryanova (University of Florida)

    DNMT3A in Hematopoiesis: Role in Myeloid Malignancies and Beyond Olga A. Guryanova, MD. PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics University of Florida Host: Olga Razorenova...

    12:00 PM April 15
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Howard Crawford (Henry Ford Cancer Center)

    Cellular Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer Howard C. Crawford, PhD Scientific Director Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center Host: Chris Halbrook...

    12:00 PM April 01
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Mike Wilton (UCSB)

    Mike Wilton, PhD Lecturer Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of California, Santa Barbara...

    12:00 PM March 04
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Anna Belkina (Boston University)

    How much a single cell can tell us: why full spectrum cytometry became our new normal? Anna Belkina, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility Boston University School of Medicine Host: Dequina Nicholas  ...

    12:00 PM February 18
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Dequina Nicholas

    Nutrient Sensing in the Pituitary: Mechanisms of Reproductive Hormone Secretion Dequina Nicholas, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry University of California, Irvine...

    12:00 PM December 10
  • Peter Mullen (USC)

    Metabolic Sensing in Cancer and Viral Infections Peter Mullen, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California...

    12:00 PM October 08
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Cosimo Commisso (Sanford Burnham Prebys)

    Role of Metabolic Stress in Tumor Progression and Therapy Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D. Director and Associate Professor Cell and Molecular Biology of Cancer Program Sanford Burnham Prebys NCI-Designated Cancer Center...

    12:00 PM October 22
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Marina Pasca Di Magliano (University of Michigan)

    Cellular Crosstalk in the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment  Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD Professor  Department of Surgery, Rogel Cancer Center University of Michigan...

    12:00 PM November 19
  • Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Thomas Martinez (UCI)

    Annotation and Characterization of Human Protein-coding Small Open Reading Frames  Thomas Martinez, PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of California, Irvine  ...

    12:00 PM November 05
  • WylieBenjamin141

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/91820740125

    Benjamin Wylie (Texas Tech University)

    Title: Regulation of Kir Channels and GPCRs by Cholesterol and Anionic Lipids

    Host: Rachel Martin

    ...

    12:00 PM May 21
  • francesca marassi-6335_1

    https://uci.zoom.us/j/91016886865

    Francesca Marassi, Sanford Burnham

    Title: Insights into pathogen-host response from structural biology

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:00 PM November 20
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    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/98484724887

    Ayesha N. Shajahan-Haq (Georgetown University Medical Center)

    Title: Targeting drug resistance in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.

    Host: Student/Postdoc Committee, Kyleen Castro

    ...

    12:00 PM May 14
  • JoshWand-440×293

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/99981864152

    Josh Wand, Texas A&M University

    Title: TBD

    Host: MBB Students/Postdocs (Erick Aitchison)

    ...

    12:00 PM April 02
  • Huxford_2013

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/98978941890

    Tom Huxford (San Diego State U)

    Title: A molecular mechanism for NEMO subunit-mediated control over IκB Kinase activation in response to polyubiquitin binding

    Host: Roberto Tinoco

    ...

    12:00 PM June 04
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    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/95706748944

    Kris Palczewski (UCI)

    Title: Pathways and disease-causing alterations in visual chromophore production for vertebrate vision

    Host: Celia Goulding

    ...

    12:00 PM February 26
  • Deshmukh

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/91964188763

    Lalit Deshmukh, UCSD

    Title: ALIX in Wonderland: Multivalency, Phosphorylation-mediated Amyloids, Autoinhibition, and Endosomal Membrane Interactions. 

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:00 PM January 08
  • liu-wendy-1

    Online – TBA

    Wendy Liu, Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine

    Title: Biophysical regulation of macrophages during wound healing

    Host: Celia Goulding and Melissa Lodoen

    ...

    14:00 PM November 06
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    Gross Hall 4th Floor, Thorp Conf Room

    Dequina Nicholas (UCSD)

    Title: Nutrient Sensing in the Pituitary: Mechanisms of Reproductive Hormone Secretion

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:00 PM February 10
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Ting Fu (Salk Inst, La Jolla)

    Title: Genetic, Dietary and microbial risk factors of intestinal diseases converged on bile acid-FXR axis.

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:45 PM February 20
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Anthony Covarrubias (UCSF)

    Title: Mechanistic insight on how aging-related inflammation impacts NAD metabolism

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:45 PM February 13
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    Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Chris Halbrook (U Michigan)

    Title: Metabolism Drives Therapy Resistance and Shapes Pancreatic Tumorigenesis

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:00 PM February 24
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    Gaurav Pathria (Sanford Burnham, La Jolla)

    Title: Targeting Co-Vulnerabilities of Nutrient Restricted Cancer

    Host: Melanie Cocco

    ...

    12:00 PM January 15
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Jordan Bisanz (UCSF)

    Title: Probing Microbial Functional Diversity in Human Health

    Host: Katrine Whiteson and Andrea Tenner

    ...

    12:00 PM January 29
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Marco Jost (UCSF)

    Title: Harnessing CRISPR to dissect the molecular logic of host-microbiota interactions

    Host: Katrine Whiteson and Andrea Tenner

    ...

    12:00 PM January 27
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Ashley Wolf (Wash U)

    Title: Bacterial metabolism and competition in the mammalian gut

    Host: Katrine Whiteson and Andrea Tenner

    ...

    14:00 PM January 22
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    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Travis Wiles (U Oregon)

    Title: Dissecting the Form & Function of the Intestinal Ecosystem

    Host: Katrine Whiteson and Andrea Tenner

    ...

    12:00 PM January 13
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    Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Patrick Bradley (Gladstone)

    Title: Using natural variation to study function in the human microbiome

    Host: Katrine Whiteson and Andrea Tenner

    ...

    12:00 PM January 08
  • Dr. Graham George

    Nat Sci 2, room 4201

    Canceled – Graham George (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

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    Host: Yilin Hu


    *Note room change for Apr 24:  Natural Sciences 2, room 4201...

    12:00 PM April 24
  • Jen Wargo

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/97563588746

    Jen Wargo (MD Anderson)

    Title: The Role of the Gut and Tumor Microbiome in Cancer

    Host: Katrine Whiteson

    ...

    12:00 PM January 29
  • Beatrice-Knudsen260

    Online – https://uci.zoom.us/j/92376199346

    Beatrice Knudsen (University of Utah)

    Title: Machine learning models to quantify lineage plasticity and neuroendocrine differentiation in high-grade prostate cancer

    Host: Olga Razorenova

    ...

    12:00 PM April 30
  • Amelio-PHOTO-scaled

    https://uci.zoom.us/j/95438167087

    Antonio L. Amelio (Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC)

    Title: Design and Application of Engineered Biologic Light Sources for Cell and Tumor Biology

    Host: David Fruman and Jen Prescher

    ...

    12:00 PM December 11
  • UMHS Dev. Events, Lauren Crawford.

    uci.zoom.us/s/93031525804

    Max Wicha (U Michigan)

    Title: Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cells Challenges and Opportunities

    Host: Olga Razorenova

    ...

    12:00 PM October 09
  • Rees Kassen

    https://uci.zoom.us/j/98478684031

    Rees Kassen (U Ottawa)

    Title: Sounds of silence: genetics of adaptation via synonymous mutations.

    Host: Greg Weiss

    ...

    12:00 PM October 23
  • Ed_EgelmanWEB

    Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    Ed Egelman (U Virgina)

    Title: Cryo-EM of Helical Polymers at Near-Atomic Resolution Yields Surprises: From Microbial Nanowires to Indestructible Pili

    Host: Allon Hochbaum

    ...

    12:00 PM February 28
  • David Barondeau

    Nat Sci 1, Room 1114

    David Barondeau (Texas A & M)

    Title: Structural architecture and activity control mechanisms for the human iron-sulfur cluster biosynthetic complex

    Host: Markus Ribbe and Yilin Hu

    ...

    12:00 PM February 14
  • Dr. Anna Beaudin

    Gross Hall 4th Floor, Thorp Conf Room

    Anna Beaudin (UC Merced)

    Title: Unraveling layered immunity: how perturbation of developmental hematopoiesis shapes disease susceptibility

    Host: Matt Inlay

    ...

    12:00 PM January 17

For more information on the schedule, please contact Dr. Chris Halbrook (chris.halbroo@uci.edu).