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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CRISPRcon: Science, Society, and the Future of Gene Editing

Conference/Symposium | August 16 | 1 p.m. |  Stanley Hall


Innovative Genomics Institute


Join us August 16–17 to participate in a discussion on whether and how gene editing technologies will make the transition from the lab to society at large.


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, August 18, 2017

Re-writing Genomes: A New Era in Genome Engineering: A one-day symposium hosted by QB3-Berkeley and the Innovative Genomics Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences


In this fifth annual event, leading experts in genomics and molecular biology will explore how genome editing technologies are transforming basic research and biomedical engineering. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar Series | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense

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


Edward Mocarski, Emory University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Joni Wallis, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

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


Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bacterial Motility: Swim or Glide

Colloquium | September 18 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte


Howard C. Berg, Harvard University

Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Much is known about the swimming behavior of Escherichia coli. I will mention early work on tracking that revealed E. coli’s biased random walk, followed by the realization that bacterial flagella rotate rather than wave or beat. Then I will describe the signaling network that couples the receptors to the flagella, including adaptation that occurs both at the input and at the output of this...   More >

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Proteasomes can´t help it: The UPS between homeostasis, antigen processing and proteasome catalysed peptide splicing

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Institut für Biochemie

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cell Division: Mechanical Integrity with Dynamic Parts

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: insights from studies of plasticity in blindness

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Marina Bedny, John Hopkins, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: "Learning from plants for livable architecture and sustainable building construction of the 21st century"

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building


Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg

Design Innovation from Nature


During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture and especially from building construction. Biomimetics has a high innovation potential and offers the possibility for the development of sustainable technical products and production chains. The huge number of organisms with the specific...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Host-microbe interactions: harnessing co-evolution to treat disease

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


Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “Seeing The Light: Color Vision and Photoacclimation in Cyanobacteria”

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by the environments in which they exist. Primary research efforts of the group are focused on the responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Additionally, Montgomery pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring in research environments.



Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

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


Michaela Gack, University of Chicago

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DNA polymerases, breaks, and cancer

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


CANCELED-Richard Wood, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | October 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | October 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled


Indira Raman, Northwestern University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, October 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Reprogramming root cells for AM symbiosis"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Maria Harrison, Cornell University

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Most vascular flowering plants are able to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These associations, named ‘arbuscular mycorrhizas’, develop in the roots, where the fungus colonizes the cortex to access carbon supplied by the plant. The fungal contribution to the symbiosis includes the transfer of mineral nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from the soil to the...   More >



Friday, November 3, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: YAP/TAZ in stem cells and cancer

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: Control of cell behavior by mechanotransduction

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Tanya Paull, University of Texas at Austin

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cell adhesion and signaling pathways governing CNS development and cancer

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Joseph McCarty, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall Honors Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 17 | 3-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Onderdonk Lobby


Fall Honors Poster Session

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, November 20, 2017

MBTG Seminar

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Jeanne Stachowiak, The University of Texas at Austin

College of Chemistry

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

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: Genetic conflicts: beyond the usual suspects

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Information seeking and randomization in human exploration and exploitation

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


Robert Wilson, University of Arizona, Department of Psychology

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, December 1, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

MBTG Seminar

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Ashok Deniz, The Scripps Research Institute

College of Chemistry

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

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale West Campus. Our group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial physiology, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell morphogenesis and RNA biology. Our primary model organisms are Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia...   More >



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Neural oscillations: what, where, when, and why?

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | December 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Bradley Voytek, University of California, San Diego

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

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

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monday, March 19, 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

The gut microbiome: a master regulator of metabolism

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | April 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring Honors Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | April 13 | 3-5 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2nd Floor Lobby


Spring Honors Poster Session

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, April 16, 2018

BBS Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 16 | 3-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


BBS Honors Symposium

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

IandP Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 17 | 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 18, 2018

CDB Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | April 18 | 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 18 | 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 19, 2018

NEURO Honors Symposium

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 19 | 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 23, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus


Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar