<< September 2019 >>

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Electrophysiology: Unplugged: Fluorescent indicators to watch cell physiology in brains and bodies

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Evan Miller, UC Berkeley Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Membrane potential is a unique biophysical property maintained by every cell on earth. The importance of membrane potential is widely recognized in the context of specialized organs like the brain and the heart. Yet, our understanding of the ways in which membrane potential, and its coordinated, rapid changes across large numbers of neurons, gives rise to cognition, sensation, and memory remain...   More >

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Retinal and brain circuits underlying the effects of light on circadian rhythms and mood

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, September 9, 2019

Visualizing molecular structure and dynamics in the regulation of gene expression

Seminar | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Epigenetic silencing and transcription initiation are two major molecular processes contributing to the regulation of gene expression. We are using cryo-EM to visualize critical complexes in these two processes with the aim of defining their structure and dynamics and thus contribute to a mechanistic understanding of their regulatory functions. TFIID is a molecular hub that recognizes and binds...   More >

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mitochondrial Stress Signaling in Disease and Immunity

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gerald Shadel, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

wtf parasitic genes cause infertility by manipulating protein homeostasis

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Sarah Zanders, Stowers Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Imaging the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 William Jagust, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, September 13, 2019

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "Postdoc Fellowship Applications: strategies and Institution-specific modus operandi for grant-writing success"

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Life Sciences Addition

 Jessica Tucker

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, September 16, 2019

Chemical Proteomic Platforms to Expose and Exploit Novel Metabolic Signals in Disease

Seminar | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Raymond Moellering, The University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

Biological systems are inherently and profoundly heterogeneous, both at the molecular level (e.g. encoded proteins existing in distinct posttranslational modification states) and the cellular level (e.g. organization of biomolecules to distinct regions of a cell or distinct cells within a tissue). Therefore, in order to understand information flow under basal or diseased states we must be able to...   More >

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Directed evolution: expanding the protein universe

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | September 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | September 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Monday, September 23, 2019

Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Regulation of mRNA trafficking by RNA binding proteins in Neurons

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Receptor networks underpin plant immunity"

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sophien Kamoun, Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Sophien Kamoun is a senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and a professor at the University of East Anglia. His group studies how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

Monday, September 30, 2019