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Fall 2013 Seminars

Speaker Title  Date & Location

Eric Gouaux

Eric Gouaux

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Vollum Institute

"Molecular choreography of signaling at chemical synapses"

(Co-sponsored by The Center for Structural & Functional Neuroscience and The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics)

Friday, July 19

11:10 AM

SB 169

Robert Gabriel

Visiting Fulbright Fellow & Dean Faculty of Science

The University of Pecs, Hungary

"Dopamine and Retinal Function"

(Sponsored by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Friday, Aug. 30

11:10 AM

SB 169

Marta Wilhelm

Associate Professor

The University of Pecs, Hungary

"Mast Cells as Neuromodulators in the Brain"

(Sponsored by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Friday, Sept. 6

11:10 AM

SB 169

Phillip Lawyer

NIH-Bethesda, Walter Reed ARI

“Phlebotomine Sand Flies: Neglected Vectors of Neglected Infectious Diseases.”

hosted by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Sept. 9 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Kevin Trout

Kevin Trout

Graduate Student, BMED

The University of Montana

Informational Seminar

Friday, Sept. 13

11:10 AM

SB 169

Byron Caughey

Byron Caughey
NIAID RML

“Prions and the propagation of protein misfolding”

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Sept. 16 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Steve Withers

Steve Withers

The Department of Chemistry

The University of British Columbia

"New access to complex glycoconjugates through engineering and evolution of glycosyltransferases and glycosynthases" (Abstract)

(Sponsored by The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics and hosted by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Sept. 23 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Emmie de Wit

Rocky Mountain Laboratories

Feldmann Lab

TBA

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Sept. 23 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Amanda Schlichenmayer

Amanda Schlichenmayer

Graduate Student, BMED

The University of Montana

Informational Seminar

Monday, Sept. 23

11:10 AM

SB 169

Ann Karen Brassinga

Ann Karen Brassinga

The Department of Microbiology

The University of Manitoba

"New Developments in the Pathogenesis of Legionnaires' Disease"

(Sponsored by The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics and hosted by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Sept. 30

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Rupa Biswas

Rupa Biswas

Graduate Student, Toxicology

The University of Montana

Informational Seminar

Monday, Sept. 30 

11:10 AM

SB 169

James Brozik

James Brozik

The Department of Chemistry

Washington State University

"Fluorescence methods for tracking single membrane proteins in lipid bilayers"

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Monday, Sept. 30 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Roger Sunahara

Roger Sunahara

The Department of Pharmacology

The University of Michigan

"Allosteric modulation of hormone binding by G proteins: unraveling the mechanism underlying high affinity agonist binding"

(Sponsored by The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics and hosted by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Friday, Oct. 4

11:10 AM

SB 169

Herman Moreno

Herman Moreno
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Physiology and Pharmacology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 "Modeling Human Sporadic AD & a cha, cha, cha on AD Tau Pathology"

(Sponsored by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Monday, Oct. 7

11:10 AM

SB 169

Doug Emlen

Doug Emlen
The University of Montana

“Mechanism(s) of Extreme Growth”

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Oct. 7 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Don Kieley
Rivertop Renewables


Ed Rosenberg
Department of Chem. and Biochem.
The University of Montana

Panel Discussion on Technology Entrepreneurship

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Monday, Oct. 7 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Molecular BioSciences

Montana State University

TBA

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Oct. 14 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Joan Broderick

Joan Broderick
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University

"The radical biochemistry of hydrogenase maturation"

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Oct. 21 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

David Baker

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Marquette University

"Probing Outside of the Synapse to Understand and Treat CNS Disorders"

(Sponsored by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Friday, Oct. 25

11:10 AM

SB 169

Dan Drecktrah
The University of Montana

"The Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and the magic spot: a sotry of survival and virulence"

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Oct. 28 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

David Long

David Long
The Department of Chemistry
Flathead Valley Community College

"Undergraduate research at FVCC: A springboard program"

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Oct. 28 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Matthew Jones

Mathew Jones

The Department of Neuroscience

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The simplest possible theory of allostery in the GABA-A receptor”

(Sponsored by The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, and hosted by The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences and The Center for Structural & Functional Neuroscience)

Friday, Nov. 1

11:10 AM

SB 169

Wenying Shou

Wenying Shou
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

"Survival of the Most Cooperative"

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Nov. 4 

12:10 PM

SB 169

Katie Hailer
The Department of Chemistry
Montana Tech

"Metal mixtures and potential environmental health risks in a rural superfund site"

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Nov. 4 

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Bill Holben

Bill Holben

Division of Biological Sciences

The University of Montana

TBA

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Nov. 18 

12:10 PM

SB 169

Patrick Hrdlicka

Patrick Hrdlicka
Department of Chemistry

University of Idaho

"Development of DNA-diagnostics at the University of Idaho"

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Nov. 18

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Fraser Hof

Fraser Hof

The Department of Chemistry

The University of Victoria

"The supramolecular and medicinal chemistry of post-translational modifications and epigenetics"

(Sponsored by The Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics and hosted by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Monday, Nov. 25

4:10 PM

CHEM 212

Thomas Hoenen

Rocky Mountain Laboratories

"Studying filoviruses with reverse genetics"

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Nov. 25 

12:10 PM

SB 169

Margie Kinnersley

Margie Kinnersley

Graduate Student, CMMB

The University of Montana

"MechE unibus plurum II: Clonal reinforcement drives evolution of a simple microbial community"

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Dec. 2 

12:10 PM

SB 169

Gavin Sherlock

Gavin Sherlock

The Department of Genetics
Stanford University

"Attack of the Clones: Tracking Adaptive evolution in real time and at high resolution”

(Sponsored by Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Graduate Program of The Division of Biological Sciences)

Monday, Dec. 9 

12:10 PM

ISB 110

Yuichi Shimazaki

The Department of Science

Ibaraki University, Bunkyo, Mito, Japan

Oxidation Chemistry of M(II)-Salen Complexes (M = Ni, Pd, Pt and Cu): Their Electronic Structures and Reactivities

(Sponsored by The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Friday, Dec. 13

2:00 PM

CHEM 212

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