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Monday, March 20, 2017

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar Series | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "When is a fungus not a fungus?"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Thomas Richards, University of Exeter

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.



CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, from mechanism to therapy

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Jacob Corn, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Canceled


CANCELED - Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!

Conference/Symposium: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 29 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Steve Whitelam (LBL): a material scientist passionate about science writing; Eugene Cordero (San Jose State University): a climate scientist passionate about educational outreach; Michael Mayhew (LLNL): a computational biologist who tries to teach computers to diagnose people's diseases; Ryan Dalton (UC Berkeley): a Miller Fellow studying the molecular basis of sensory perception; Traci Grzymala (UC Berkeley): trained as an insect biologist and now brings science and scientists to elementary schoolers; Marla Feller (UC Berkeley): a physicist-turned-neuroscientist seeking to understand the circuitry of vision; Lior Pachter (CalTech): a computational biologist who is dedicated to promoting scientific integrity

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Register online.

Friday, March 31, 2017

CEND 9th Annual Symposium: Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research

Conference/Symposium | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center


Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco

CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)


Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...   More >

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: Molecular Machines that Build Membranes

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar Series | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Dan Kahne, Harvard University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nonclassical antigen presentation and T cell recognition

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Erin Adams, University of Chicago

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...   More >



Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center


Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

Division of Biological Sciences


Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >


Registration opens March 16. Register by March 29 online.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


CANCELED - Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Targeting Brain Oscillations: Probing Function and Treating Disease?

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Flavio Frohlich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, April 10, 2017

Making sense of intrinsically disordered proteins

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar Series | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date


Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date


Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Honors Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2nd Floor Lobby


Spring Honors Poster Session

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology



Monday, April 17, 2017

BBS Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


BBS Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

IandP Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 18 | 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 19, 2017

CDB Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | April 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building


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 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


GGD Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEURO Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


NEURO Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, April 24, 2017

Joint Physics and MCB Colloquium: "SOFT MATTER-BASED SCALING IN MATRIX and NUCLEAR BIOLOGY"

Colloquium: Other | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall


Dr. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Physics


Scaling concepts have been successfully applied for many years to synthetic polymers, but application to biology seems under-studied even though cells and tissues are built from polymers. Tissues such as brain and fat are very soft while tissues such as muscle and bone are stiff or even rigid, but the effects on cells are just now being discovered. Having shown that matrix stiffness helps specify...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bridging the gap between the spatial and mnemonic views of the hippocampus

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Elizabeth Buffalo, University of Washington

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, May 1, 2017

Physical Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar Series | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Michael Rosen, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Innate-like B cells and their rules of engagement in infection

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location


Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sculpting the nervous system: Cellular and molecular mechanismsof neural circuit refinement

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


Karen Zito, University of California, Davis

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, May 5, 2017

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: Structure and strategy in host-pathogen conflicts

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Monday, May 8, 2017

How do you build a functional ciliated cell?

Seminar | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition


Eszter K. Vladar, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Most of our cells grow one or more cilia at some point in their lifetime, which is essential for many major developmental morphogenetic events and adult tissue functions. Ciliary defects underlie a growing list human disorders termed ciliophathies and have been linked to diseases and conditions such as cancer, tissue fibrosis and obesity - thus, it is important to understand how we build and...   More >

Friday, May 12, 2017

Special MCB-IB Postdoc Lunch

Social Event | May 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date and location


Meredith Leong, Aduro Biotech; Joanne Adamkewicz, Genentech

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Integrative Biology


RSVP by May 9 online.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance in cancer

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Michael Hemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Monday, May 22, 2017

Cytotoxic T lymphocyte lytic synapses in human health and disease

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition


Salvatore Valitutti, French Institute of Health and Medical Research

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



CryoEM snapshots of the spliceosome at work: Insights into its Catalytic Mechanism

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | May 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambriidge

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance and inflammation

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Joern Coers, Duke University Medical Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Recombinant Poliovirus Cancer Immunotherapy

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


Matthias Gromeier, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | November 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Defective viral genomes at the center of virus and host fates during infection: strong drivers of both antiviral immunity and virus persistence.

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


Carolina Lopez, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pathobiology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | December 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture



Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | December 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | January 17 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | January 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Hillel Adesnik, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Chiron Lecture

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018