Upcoming Events

Monday, September 17, 2018

Molecular Chaperone Functions in Protein Folding and Quality Control

Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 F. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stromal niche as regulator of stemness, tumor initiation and metastasis

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Yibin Kang, Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Chaperone Machineries for the Biogenesis and Metabolic Repair of RuBisCO, the Most Abundant Enzyme in Nature

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Manajit Hayer-Hartl, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried Germany

 Innovative Genomics Institute

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MCB Departmental Highlight Feature Seminar: Itchy and Scratchy: Molecular mechanisms of itch and pain

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MCB Departmental Highlight Feature Seminar

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Melanopsin is repurposed by ipRGC subtypes to shape the function of distinct visual circuits

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tiffany Schmidt, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fibril Formation by Amyloid-b and by Low-Complexity Proteins: Insights from Solid State NMR

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Robert Tycko, National Institutes of Health

 College of Chemistry

The neural circuits underlying motor planning and short-term memory

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in time

 Karel Svoboda, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Our goal is to uncover the principles by which mammalian neural circuits perform fundamental computations, from perception to action. Cortex is parcellated into areas with distinct functions, each of which contains complex local circuits. Cortical areas in turn associate into mesoscale circuits with other cortical and subcortical areas via long-range connections. Information is represented by...   More >

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Nutrient-Dependent Carbon Metabolism in Pseudomonas species and Implications in Biotechnology"

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Ludmilla Aristilde, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ludmilla Aristilde joined the faculty in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the Fall of 2012. While growing up in Haiti, her interest in environmental issues was sparked by witnessing the impacts of deforestation on the environment and the links between water pollution and health during an epidemic outbreak of cholera. The goal of the Aristilde Group is to contribute to...   More >

Thursday, September 27, 2018

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Making the new head of vertebrates

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Marianne Bronner, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Friday, September 28, 2018

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Riding the neural crest to understand cell migration

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Marianne Bronner, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Monday, October 1, 2018

The "self-stirred" genome: Bulk and surface dynamics of the chromatin globule

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Alexandra Zidovska, New York University

 College of Chemistry

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Into the Natural Microbial World: the Beginnings of Metagenomics

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in date, time, and location

 Norman Pace, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Friday, October 5, 2018

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: Planning Meeting

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Life Sciences Addition

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, October 8, 2018

MBTG Seminar: "How to hit HIV where it hurts"

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

 Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Adaptive immunity in insects: measures and counter-measures

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Raul Andino, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

DNA polymerases, breaks, and cancer

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Richard Wood, The University of Texas

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "A novel mechanism for viral host-range expansion revealed through experimental evolution"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Justin Meyer, UC San Diego

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

What changes to viral genomes would allow them to infect new species? And, what are the natural processes – mutation, recombination, and natural selection – that permit their evolution?

The Meyer Lab uses experimental evolution of viruses to find answers to these questions using a combination of methods from many fields of biology.

For a complete explanation of Meyer's research and a...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

T cell receptors, cross-reactivity, and the limits of specificity

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Paul Thomas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

​The generation of neural diversity​

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Claude Desplan, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A cortical reinforcement prediction error encoded by VIP interneurons

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Gene regulatory mechanisms in human development and evolution

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, October 29, 2018

Design principles of dynamic microtubule cytoskeleton organization

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Thomas Surrey, The Francis Crick Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Functional aggregate assemblies in innate and adaptive immunity

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | October 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Sun Hur, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ouroboros, autophagy, cell health and cell death

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Eric Baehrecke, University of Massachusetts

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Information Storage in Memory Engrams

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tomas Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology,

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dynamics and diversity of mononuclear cells in M. tuberculosis infection

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | November 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joel Ernst, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Computational protein circuits in mammalian cells — natural and synthetic

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | November 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

*CANCELED* INFORMAL SEMINAR: Protein aggregation in cells and disaggregation by chaperones

Seminar: Other | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Helen Saibil, ISMB, Birkbeck University of London

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, November 9, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Massively multiplex approaches in human genetics

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jay Shendure, University of Washington, Brotman Baty Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Genome Sciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

Global, single cell views of organismal development

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | November 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jay Shendure, University of Washington, Brotman Baty Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Genome Sciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Thursday, November 15, 2018

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fall Senior Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | November 16 | 3-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Onderdonk Lobby

  Fall Senior Poster Session

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, November 19, 2018

How Cells Measure Length

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Jane Kondev, Brandeis University

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Maternal gut bacteria, inflammation and neurodevelopmental disorder

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | November 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Jun R. Huh, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Defects in mRNA translation and neurological disease

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | November 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Susan Ackerman, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Convergent circuitry for thermoregulation

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CDB/I&P Joint Seminar: "Protein palmitoylation in health and disease: from Wnt signaling to anthrax"

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

 Gisou van der Goot, EPFL-Lausanne

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: Remodeling and Repressing X Chromosomes via Molecular Machines

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Barbara Meyer, HHMI and U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Using functional genomics to discover new facets of antiviral immunity"

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

 Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in the Cherry lab is aimed at identifying cellular factors that regulate viral pathogenesis, including factors hijacked by viruses for replication and innate anti-viral mechanisms used by the host to combat the invader. We study a number of arthropod-borne RNA viruses, including flaviviruses such as West Nile virus, dengue virus and the newly emerging Zika virus. We are also studying the...   More >

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ion Channels as Organizers of Neuronal Signaling Domains

Seminar: Other | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 James Trimmer, University of California, Davis, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, December 7, 2018

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "Early Stage Fellowships: strategies for grant-writing success"

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Life Sciences Addition

 Angie Martinez; Jason Cheung; Coral Zhou

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CRISPR based population editing for malaria vector control

Seminar: Other | January 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Andrea Crisanti**, Imperial College, Department of Life Science

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, January 11, 2019

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "From Academia to Industry, perspectives from Calico"

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | January 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Anastasia Baryshnikova, Principle Investigator, Calico

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Siebel Stem Cell Institute Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 15 | 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 The Berkeley Stem Cell Center

A day of lectures and poster presentations describing recent findings by affiliates of the Seibel Stem Cell Institutes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

From Concept to the Clinic: Team Science with RNA Guides and Aptamers

Seminar: Other | January 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Bruce A. Sullenger**, Duke University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Editing in translation: the 1+1=7 arithmetic of basic and applied research

Seminar: Other | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Fyodor Urnov**, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Division of Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | January 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 Dirk Hockemeyer, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Neuroscience Student Seminar: "Characterizing neural circuits during virtual navigation and decision-making"

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time

 David Tank, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, January 28, 2019

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Seminar

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | January 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date, time, and location

 Nicholas Ingolia, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Meiotic Differentiation: How to Create Life Out of Programmed Destruction

Seminar: Division of Genetics, Genomics & Development (GGD) | January 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 Elçin Ünal, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Ubiquitin and the Endolysosomal Pathway at CNS synapses

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | January 31 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Patrick Gentry , University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, February 1, 2019

Pathways to STEM: with Dr. Gentry Patrick

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego

 College of Letters & Science

How does one take a kid from Compton on a life journey and academic career path to Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego by way of UC Berkeley (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.), and postdoctoral studies at California Institute of Technology?

The answer is simple: Access, Mentorship and Advocacy!

Professor Patrick is dedicated to driving the overall vision for the PATHS Program, a pilot...   More >

Monday, February 4, 2019

Natural Selection on the Molecular Level: Genome Structure, Gamete Competition, and the Cost of Transcription

Seminar: Division of Genetics, Genomics & Development (GGD) | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Russ Corbett-Detig**, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Dare to Repair: From DNA Chemistry to Cancer and back again

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

 Sheila David, University of California, Davis

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

"From trash can to signaling hub: how the lysosome dictates critical cellular decisions”

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | February 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date and time

 Roberto Zoncu, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Sensory Biology of Electroreception

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Duncan Leitch**, University of California, San Franciso

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Seminar | February 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

From Macrophages to Microglia: New Roles for Myeloid Cells in Metabolic Regulation

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

 Suneil Koliwad, University of California, San Francisco, Diabetes Center and Department of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Alternative Splicing Choices for Synaptic Function

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Andrea Gomez**, Biozentrum, University of Basel

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Editing The Code Of Life: The Future Of Genome Editing

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Jennifer Doudna

 Institute of International Studies

Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring...   More >

Friday, February 22, 2019

IB/MCB JOINT Postdoc Lunch Club: "Securing an Assistant Professorship at a R1 Doctoral University in today’s job market: planning a research statement and other tips"

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in time and location

 Priya Moorjani, UCB; Denis Titov, UCB

 Matthew Traxler, UCB

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Integrative Biology

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Building order out of noise: How do cilia integrate disorder to generate a directed flow?

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan**, Stanford University and UCSF

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dissecting Trichomonas vaginalis pathogenesis and host innate immune responses

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Angelica Riestra**, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

PHYSICS/SQB Colloquia: "Exploring Embryonic Patterning With Colonies Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University

 College of Chemistry, Department of Physics

Embryology at the beginning of the 21st century finds itself in a situation similar to neurobiology; the behavior of the component pieces is understood in some detail, but how they self-assemble to become life is still very hazy. There are 100’s of molecules that enable cell communication and genetics defines their function by classifying aberrant embryos at a suitable intermediate stage of...   More >

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How viruses adapt as they move from animals to humans

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

 Sara Sawyer, University of Colorado Boulder

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Structural biology in cellular environments using sensitivity enhanced NMR

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Kendra Frederick**, UT Southwestern

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, March 8, 2019

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "From Academia to Science Policy on the National Level"

Social Event: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Life Sciences Addition | Note change in time

 Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, LBNL

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, March 11, 2019

ER-mitochondria contacts couple mtDNA replication to mitochondrial division

Seminar: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | March 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Samantha Lewis**, University of California, Davis

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

MBTG Seminar: "Mechanism of ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD)"

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture: Pick your poison: Evolution of chemical defenses in poison frogs

Seminar: Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture Series | March 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Lauren O'Connell, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Role of autophagy and autophagy genes in inflammation and immunity

Seminar: Other | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Herbert W. ‘Skip’ Virgin, Vir Biotechnology Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Biological robustness: genetic compensation and transcriptional adaptation

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Didier Stainier, Max Planck Institute at Bad Nauheim

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Insights into the mechanics of NK cell cytotoxicity

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

 Jordan Orange, Columbia University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mechanisms for life extension and rejuvenation in C. elegans

Seminar: Divisions of BBS, CDB and GGD | March 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time

 Cynthia Kenyon, Calico Life Sciences LLC

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Frontostriatal computations in learning and decision making

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Frank, Brown University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, March 22, 2019

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series: "Working memory 2.0"

Seminar: Neuroscience Student Seminar Series | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and time

 Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

MCB Wellness Day

Conference/Symposium: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | March 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Emiliana Simon-Thomas: “The Science of Happiness”, UCB; Amy Honigman: “Self-Compassion as a Foundation for Resilience”, UCB

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Join us for a day of fostering wellness and community with all members of MCB from undergraduates to faculty!

 

  Registration opens March 13. Register online by March 18.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 CDB Spring Symposium in Honor of Professor Emeritus Zac Cande: "Evolutionary Cell Biology"

Conference/Symposium: Division of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) | March 28 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Scott Dawson, University of California, Davis; Abby Dernburg, University of California, Berkeley; Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kelly Dawe, University of Georgia; Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley; Alex Paredez, University of Washington; Linda Wordeman, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 

  Registration opens February 6. Register online by March 11.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Targeted Antisense Therapeutics for Modulation of Splicing or NMD

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The roles of phase separation in organization of cellular biochemistry

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 Anthony Hyman, Max Planck Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Fit for purpose: Liquids gels and solids in physiology and disease

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

 Anthony Hyman, Max Planck Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Monday, April 8, 2019

Synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits

Seminar: Division of Neurobiology & H. Wills Neuroscience Inst (Neuro) | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Multifaceted allosteric regulation of Aurora kinase A in mitotic spindle assembly

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

 Nick Levinson, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Resolution of Inflammation

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Carla Rothlin, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cell-targeted delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 for therapeutic genome editing

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Ross Wilson, UCB (IGI)

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, April 12, 2019

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "Preparing for interview and sustained career success after the jump"

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

 Jill Fuss, CinderBio

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Honors Research Poster Session

Seminar: Department of Molecular & Cell Biology | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

  Honors Research Poster Session

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Monday, April 15, 2019

BBS Honors Research Symposium

Seminar: Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBS) | April 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

  BBS Honors Research Symposium

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture: The genetic basis of parental care in a monogamous mouse

Seminar: Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture Series | April 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

IandP Honors Research Symposium

Seminar: Division of Immunology & Pathogenesis (I&P) | April 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

  I&P Honors Research Symposium

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH