VIEW SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Department of Biochemistry

Fall 2014
Date Time Room Notes
Fri, Sep 12

Tyler J. Curiel, M.D., Daisy M. Skinner President's Chair in Cancer Immunology Research, Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology. "Biochemical Aspects of Cancer Immunotherapy: Why Aren't Biochemists More Involved?"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Yuzuru Shiio
Fri, Sep 19

Dr. Zhiqiang An, Professor & Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, Director, Texas Therapeutics Institute, UT Health Science Center at Houston. "Counteracting Tumor Evasion of Antibody Immunity by a Novel Therapeutic Strategy"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Jean X. Jiang
Fri, Oct 10

Dr. Owen Pornillos, Asst. Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville. "The HIV-1 capsid: structure, inhibition, and pattern recognition "

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Dmitri Ivanov
Fri, Oct 17

Dr. Marc Morais, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. "The Molecular Machinery of Genome Packaging in dsDNA Viruses"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Philip Serwer
Fri, Oct 24

Dr. Adam R. Urbach, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, San Antonio. "Targeting Proteins and Peptides with Synthetic Receptors"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Martin Adamo
Fri, Oct 31

Elizabeth E. Trimmer, Dept. of Chemistry, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. "Mechanistic Studies of Flavin Enzyme Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Paul F. Fitzpatrick
Fri, Nov 7

Cara B. Gonzales DDS, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Comprehensive Dentistry, UTHSCSA Dental School. "Exploiting Oxidative Stress to Treat Oral Cancer"

12:00-1:00 pm 309-310L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Philip Serwer
Wed, Nov 12

Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, of Neuroscience and of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Univ., Bronx, NY. "Malaria Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporters: A Potential Path to Novel Anti-Malarial Drugs"

11:20-12:20pm (Special Time) 209-210L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson
Fri, Nov 14

Dr. David R. Borchelt, Dept. of Neuroscience, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Gainesville, FL. "Disease mechanisms in SOD1-linked amyotrophic lateral sclerosis"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. John Hart
Wed, Nov 19

Liezl E. Francisco, Dissertation Proposal Seminar. "Discovery of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of DNA Repair Proteins ERCC1 and TREX2"

9:00-10:00 am 3.670U (Dental School Bldg.) Liezl's Mentor and Professor: Dr. Dmitri Ivanov
Thu, Nov 20

Sarah Junco, Doctoral Dissertation Defense. "Structure and Functional Studies of the PRC1.1 Complex"

9:00-10:00 am 309-310L (Medical School Bldg.) Sarah's Mentor and Professor: Dr. Chongwoo Kim
Fri, Nov 21

Dr. Andrew L. Lee, Division of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "Small molecule-directed NMR studies of enzyme (and ligand) dynamics"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. John C. Lee
Tue, Dec 9

Carey Lumeng MD,PhD, Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Michigan Medical School, Dept. of Pediatrics, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Ann Arbor. "Obesity-Induced Activation of the Adipose Tissue Immune System "

12:00-1:00 pm 4.434T (Dental School Bldg.) Hosted by: Katie Hinchee-Rodriguez
Thu, Dec 11

Liezl E. Francisco, Dissertation Proposal Seminar. "Discovery of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of DNA Repair Proteins ERCC1 and TREX2"

9:00-10:00 am Rooms 2.031/2.033-Library Bldg. Liezl's Mentor and Professor: Dr. Dmitri Ivanov
Thu, Dec 11

Kathryn Hinchee-Rodriguez, Dissertation Proposal Seminar. "Regulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase by insulin signaling in skeletal muscle"

1:00-2:00pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Kathryn's Mentor and Professor: Dr. Bettie Sue Masters
Spring 2015
Date Time Room Notes
Fri, Jan 16

Dr. Brian F. Volkman, Dept. of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin. "Biased agonism and structure-based inhibition of chemokine activity "

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Andrew P. Hinck
Fri, Jan 23

Dr. Borries Demeler, Biochemistry Department, UTHSCSA. "Next Generation Hydrodynamic Analysis - Multi-wavelength Detection, Custom Grids, and Science Gateways"

12:00-1:00 pm 309-310L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce Nicholson
Fri, Jan 30

Dr. Franklin A. Hays, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City. "Deciphering the Molecular Basis for ShcA Function"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Borries Demeler
Fri, Feb 13

Dr. Paul F. Fitzpatrick, Professor, Biochemistry Department, UTHSCSA.. "The Biochemistry of Aromatic Amino Acid Hydroxylation"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce Nicholson
Fri, Feb 20

Dr. Eileen M. Lafer, Professor, Biochemistry Department, UTHSCSA. "The Synaptic Vesicle Cycle: Achieving Closure"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce Nicholson
Fri, Feb 27

Dr. Rui J. Sousa, Professor, Biochemistry Department, UTHSCSA.. "The 20 Watt Challenge: Harnessing Fluctuations"

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce Nicholson
Fri, Mar 6

Dr. Karl-Heinz Krause, The University of Geneva. "Title: To be noted."

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson
Fri, Mar 27

Dr. Donald Kurtz, Department of Chemistry, UTSA. "Title: To be noted."

12:00-1:00 pm 409-410L (Medical School Bldg.) Hosted by: Dr. Paul Fitzpatrick

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