Events : Biochemistry Seminar Series

BMB Seminar Series

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) invites you to our Weekly Seminar Series with great speakers talking about interesting topics.

All seminars are at noon Fridays in Gautier Building Room #118 (Unless otherwise noted).

Molecular Methods to Detect HPV. Efficacy and Clinical Use.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
On the Special Tuesday Seminar. Dr. Attila Lorincz, PhD talked about the Molecular Methods to Detect HPV.

Feasibility of Small-Molecule Modulation for TNF Superfamily Costimulatory Interactions

Friday, November 20th, 2015
Dr. Peter Buchwald, Ph.D. talked about the Feasibility of Small-Molecule Modulation for TNF Superfamily Costimulatory Interactions

Regulation of Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase and Cellular Respiration by Environmental Cues

Friday, December 4th, 2015
Dr. Antonio Barrientos Ph.D. talked about the Regulation of Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase and Cellular Respiration by Environmental Cues.

Human Mitochondrial Ribosomes and their Involvement in Apoptosis

Thrusday, December 10th, 2015
On the Special Thursday Seminar Dr. Thomas O’Brien, Ph.D. talked about Human Mitochondrial Ribosomes and their Involvement in Apoptosis

Targeting DNA repair pathways to enhance cancer therapeutic ratio

Friday, November 11th, 2015
Dr. Fen Xia, MD, PhD talked about Targeting DNA repair pathways to enhance cancer therapeutic ratio

Role of the Deubiquitinase USP24 in DNA Damage Response

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Dr. Ling Zhang Ph.D. talked about the Role of the Deubiquitinase USP24 in DNA Damage Response

Whole cell sensors for monitoring pollutants, identifying trace pharmaceuticals and detecting buried

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Dr. Shimshon Belkin, PhD talked about Whole cell sensors for monitoring pollutants, identifying trace pharmaceuticals and detecting buried landmines.

Free Radicals and Antioxidants: the End of the World?

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Dr. Angelo Azzi, MD, PhD talked about “Free Radicals and Antioxidants: the End of the World?”

Proteomic Studies of Ubiquitin and SUMO-regulated Protein Networks

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Dr. James A. Wohlschlegel, PhD talked about “Proteomic Studies of Ubiquitin and SUMO-regulated Protein Networks”

Lipid modulators of podocyte function in glomerular diseases

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Dr. Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD will be talking about “Lipid Modulators of Podocyte function in Glomerular diseases”

E6AP in the Pathobiology of Angelman Syndrome and Related Neurological Diseases

Friday, March 18th, 2016
Dr. Dr. Jimmy El Hokayem, PhD talked about “E6AP in the Pathobiology of Angelman Syndrome and Related Neurological Diseases”

Genetic approaches to understanding auditory structure and function

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Dr. Saima Riazuddin Ph.D., MPH., MBA. talked about “Genetic approaches to understanding auditory structure and function”

Engineering a Physiological Niche

Friday, April 1st, 2016
Dr. Christopher A. Fraker Ph.D. talked about “Engineering a physiological niche: devices and compounds to combat hypoxia and oxidative stress in endocrine cell culture.”

Human Papillomavirus

Friday, April 8th, 2016
Dr. Gerson Botacini das Dores, MD, MSc, PhD. talked about “Human Papillomavirus. How laboratory tests can help and/or burn physicians and patients?”

Vitamin E: A role in signal transduction

Friday, April 15th, 2016
Dr. Jean-Marc Zingg, PhD. talked about “Vitamin E: A role in signal transduction”

My Life and the Miami Winter Symposia

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Dr. William J Whelan, DSc, FRS. talked about “My Life and the Miami Winter Symposia.”

Nutrients and growth signal in islets: contribution to the pathogenesis of diabetes

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Dr. Ernesto Bernal-Mizrahi, MD. talked about “Nutrients and growth signal in islets: contribution to the pathogenesis of diabetes”.

Redox protective mechanisms as targets in aggressive cancers

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Dr. Priyamvada Rai, PhD. talked about “Redox protective mechanisms as targets in aggressive cancers”.

Protein-protein interaction network in DNA damage response and tumorigenesis

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Dr. Junjie Chen, PhD. talked about “Protein-protein interaction network in DNA damage response and tumorigenesis”.

Where are we with cardiac cell-based repair for human heart failure?

Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
Dr. Joshua Hare, PhD. talked about “Where are we with cardiac cell-based repair for human heart failure?”.

Stem Cells and Aging

Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Dr. Guy Howard, PhD. talked about “Stem Cells and Aging”.

The Jekyll & Hyde of p27: New tales of a CDK-inhibitor gone wrong in cancer

Friday, Oct 7th, 2016
Dr. Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD, FRCP talked about “The Jekyll & Hyde of p27: New tales of a CDK-inhibitor gone wrong in cancer”.

The arsenic biomethylation cycle

Friday, Oct 21st, 2016
Dr. Barry P. Rosen, PhD, talked about “The arsenic biomethylation cycle”.

At the cross-roads of pluripotency and differentiation: BAP1 and Uveal Melanomas

Friday, Nov 4th, 2016
Dr. Mary Lou King, PhD, talked about “At the cross-roads of pluripotency and differentiation: BAP1 and Uveal Melanomas”.

Gene Therapy in Hereditary Retinal Degenerations and Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Friday, Nov 11th, 2016
Dr. Byron L. Lam, MD, talked about “Gene Therapy in Hereditary Retinal Degenerations and Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy”.

Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect

Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, talked about “Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect”.

Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: Similarities and Differences

Friday, Dec 16th, 2016
AR Jayakumar, PhD, talked about “Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: Similarities and Differences”.

JAK2 in Hematopoietic Development and Diseases

Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Dr. Golam Mohi, PhD, talked about “JAK2 in Hematopoietic Development and Diseases”.

Regulation of Tumor Angiogenesis: Role of microRNAs

Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
Sundaram Ramakrishnanr, PhD, talked about “Regulation of Tumor Angiogenesis: Role of microRNAs”.

Immune Responses Against HIV, Dengue and Zika

Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
Dr. David I. Watkins, PhD talked about “Immune Responses Against HIV, Dengue and Zika”.

In Search of Novel Therapeutic Targets for HIV-1 Brain-Associated Inflammation

Friday, Jan 27th, 2017
Reina Bendayan, PharmD will be talking about “In Search of Novel Therapeutic Targets for HIV-1 Brain-Associated Inflammation”.

The Jekyll & Hyde of p27: New tales of a CDK-inhibitor gone wrong in cancer

Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017
Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD, FRCP talked about “The Jekyll & Hyde of p27: New tales of a CDK-inhibitor gone wrong in cancer”.

Inflammatory signaling in diabetes and cancer: it’s all the RAGE

Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Barry I. Hudson, PhD talked about “Inflammatory signaling in diabetes and cancer: it’s all the RAGE”.

Enzymes of sulfur metabolism and their clinical relevance

Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
K.V. Venkatachalam, PhD talked about “Enzymes of sulfur metabolism and their clinical relevance”.

RECQ helicases in DNA mismatch repair

Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
Fenghua Yuan, PhD talked about “RECQ helicases in DNA mismatch repair”.

Phosphorylation matters – structural function of ATM and its friends

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Shan Zha, MD, PhD talked about “Phosphorylation matters – structural function of ATM and its friends”.

Epigenetics and Leukemia: An Update

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Stephen Nimer, MD talked about “Epigenetics and Leukemia: An Update”.

Opioid Modulation of GUT-Immune-Brain Axis: Implications in HIV Neuropathogenesis

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Sabita Roy, PhD talked about “Opioid Modulation of GUT-Immune-Brain Axis: Implications in HIV Neuropathogenesis”.

Elucidating the tumor suppressor roles of SPOP E3 ubiquitin ligase in prostate cancer

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Haojie Huang, PhD talked about “Elucidating the tumor suppressor roles of SPOP E3 ubiquitin ligase in prostate cancer”.

Biogenesis and trafficking of Acetylcholinesterase: From basic cell biology to therapeutic applicati

Friday, April 14th, 2017
Richard L. Rotundo, PhD talked about “Biogenesis and trafficking of Acetylcholinesterase: From basic cell biology to therapeutic applications”.

Five Reasons You Should Contact Your Tech Transfer Office Sooner Than Later

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Bin Yan, PhD, JD talked about “Five Reasons You Should Contact Your Tech Transfer Office Sooner Than Later”.

An Insurgence in Structural Biology: Winter is Coming

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Arun Malhotra, PhD will be talking about “An Insurgence in Structural Biology: Winter is Coming”.