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Monday, February 8, 2016

Single-Molecule Imaging of Structure-Function Relationships in Regulated, Multicomponent Biological Systems

Seminar | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Scott Blanchard, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

C.H. Li Memorial Lecture:"Wnt and Lgr5 stem cells in the intestinal epithelium"

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | February 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time


Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, The Berkeley Stem Cell Center


C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Biochemical Mechanisms of Hedgehog Signal Transduction

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Benjamin Myers**, Stanford University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An enigmatic cell finds employment: intestinal tuft cells and parasitic worms

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | February 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Jakob von Moltke**, University of California, San Francisco

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Monday, February 29, 2016

Molecular Basis for Regulation of the Anaphase Promoting Complex in Mitosis

Seminar | February 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor David Barford, Medical Research Council, University of Dundee, UK

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Periodontal health is just as complicated as Disease

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | March 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Richard Darveau, University of Washington, Department of Periodontics

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A molecular mechanism of acute oxygen sensing

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Andy Chang**, Stanford University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The emergence of circuit model of addiction

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Christian Luscher, University of Geneva

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture Series | March 8 | 6-7 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Exploring Spatial Dimensions in GPCR signaling

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Roshanak Irannejad**, University of California, San Francisco

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Niche Adaptation of the Arabidopsis Leaf Microbiota

Seminar: Other | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Julia Vorholt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich 

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Monday, March 14, 2016

mRNA Stability is Specified by the Action of the Ribosome

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Rachel Green, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, John Hopkins University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DEAD-box proteins: Molecular insights into RNA metabolism, growth control and disease

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Eliezer Calo**, Stanford University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Molecular and neural sensing of social cues

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Catherine DuLac, Harvard University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CDB Symposium: "Biological Size Control: From Organisms to Organelles"

Seminar | March 22 | 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center


Amanda Amodeo: "Cell size in developmental transitions: How do cells measure their nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to time the mid-blastula transition?", Princeton University; Fernando Camargo: "Clonal analysis of stem cell and progenitor compartment size in mammals", Harvard University & Children's Hospital Boston; Matt Gibson: "Coordinating growth and morphogenesis in proliferating epithelia", Stowers Institute; Petra Levin: "Carbon flux through lipid synthesis dictates the capacity of the cell envelope and couples cell size to nutrient availability in a model bacterium", Washington University in St. Louis; L. Mahadevan: "Simple physical views on biological size and shape: from organelles to organs", Harvard University; Wallace Marshall: "How cells control size and proportion", University of California, San Francisco; Rachel Mueller: "Salamander cells are big on transposable elements", Colorado State University; Pat O'Farrell: "Constraints that guide developmental growth of animals", University of California, San Francisco; Marino Zerial: "Principles of liver tissue organization", Max Planck Institute, Dresden

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Cytokinetics, Nature Cell Biology, Journal of Cell Biology, The Berkeley Stem Cell Center, Garland Science Press, VWR, QB3, American Society for Cell Biology/Molecular Biology of the Cell


Size is a primary feature of living things, and defects in growth control of can lead to diseases such as cancer. Despite its fundamental importance, we are just beginning to understand mechanisms regulating and coordinating size so that all parts fit and function together. To explore this fascinating topic, we have lined up an outstanding group of speakers who are investigating size at different...   More >


Registration opens January 28. Register by March 15 online, or or by emailing djohns@berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | March 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Marco Colonna, Washington University School Medicine , Department of Pathology and Immunology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

IB/MCB Joint Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar: Other | March 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in time


Margaret McFall-Ngai, Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, April 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Commensal immune responses: I know that I don’t know

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Ivaylo Ivanov, Columbia University, Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture Series | April 5 | 6-7 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Metabolic regulation of mitochondria in the nervous system

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


**Gulcin Pekkurnaz**, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Microbiota-mediated resistance against intestinal infections

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Neural circuits controlling sleep

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, April 15, 2016

Honors Research Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2nd Floor Lobby


Honors Research Poster Session

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, April 18, 2016

BBS Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


BBS Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IandP Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


I&P Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CDB Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


CDB Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



GGD Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Genetics, Genomics & Development (GGD) | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


GGD Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEURO Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


NEURO Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time


Elena Conti, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich (Germany)

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bacterial actin MreB

Seminar: Other | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Jan Lowe, University of Cambridge

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology



Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time


Elena Conti, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich (Germany)

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Consciousness: From theory to practice

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Inflammasomes coordinate pyroptosis and NK cytotoxicity to prevent the Purple Death

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Ed Miao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Upregulation of nicotinic receptors: new mechanisms and links to smoking cessation

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


William Green, University of Chicago

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Katrin Mayer-Barber

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, May 19, 2016

From adaptive learning to anxiety in neural circuits

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | May 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Pony Paz, Weizmann Institute

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Diane Mathis

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, June 3, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


John Roth, University of California, Davis

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

C.H. Li Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time


Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

C.H. Li Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time


Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Friday, December 9, 2016

Third Annual MCB Capstone Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Richard Harland, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology