The Catholic University of America
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 Sept. 23rd, 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215,  12:10-13:10pm

 Dr. George Lorimer

Professor of Biochemistry Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Maryland, College Park

The GroELS Nanomachine: A Biological Simulated Annealing Machine for Optimizing Protein Folding  

 Oct. 4th, 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215,  12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Yingzi Yang

 Head, Developmental Genetics Section Genetic Disease Research Branch NHGRI, NIH, Bethesda

 Wnt and Hedgehog Signaling in Skeletal Development and Diseases

Oct. 18th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. David Kulesh

United Stated Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland

Real-Time PCR and the Detection of Bacterial/Viral Bioagents

Oct. 25th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Dolph Hatfield

Chief, Section of the Molecular Biology of Selenium, Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, Center for Cancer Research, Division of Basic Sciences, NCI, NIH, Bethesda

Biosynthesis of Selenocysteine, the 21st Amino Acid in the Genetic Code, and a Novel Pathway for Cystine Biosynthesis

Nov. 1st 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Shaojun Du

Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

Molecular Regulation of Sarcomere Assembly by SmyD1 and Hsp90a1 in Skeletal Muscles of Zebrafish Embryos

Nov. 8th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Robyn Rose

National Program Manager, Cactus Moth, Sirex, Woodwasp and Honey Bees, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ecological Risk Assessment of Transgenic Insecticidal Crops on Non-target Organisms

Nov. 15th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Kevin McIver

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetic and Maryland Pathogen Research Institute (MPRI), College Park

Sweet Talk: How Sugars Influence Virulence in Streptococcus pyogenes

Nov. 22th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Siliva Muro

Assistant Professor, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Targeted Nanocarriers for Therapeutic Intervention of Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Nov. 29th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Yvette Pittman

Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Genetic Regulation and Development, Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda

Flanking Nucleotide Contributions to Translation Start Codon Selection

Dec. 6th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. James Hurley

Senior Investigator and VChief, Section on Structural Biology and Cell Signaling, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda

The ESCRT Complexes in Membrane Trafficking

Dec. 13th 2010

McCort-Ward, Room 215, 12:10-13:10pm

Dr. Eugene Koonin

Senior Investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, NIH, Bethesda

Origin of Eukaryotes: the Role of Endosymbiosis and the Molecular Anatomy on Key Innovations