The Catholic University of America


Biology Graduate Student 'Monday' Seminars

McCort Ward, Room 215. 11:10 am




Dec. 1, 2014

Dr. Mehdi Moini

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University

“The role of proteomics in identification of protein aging, radiation damage, and Nautilus short life in captivity”

Nov. 24nd, 2014

Dr. Alexander Drohat

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
"Enzymatic excursion of epigenetic bases from DNA"

Nov. 17th,


Dr. Christopher Raub

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Catholic University of America 

“Engineering the Extracellular Matrix: The Biomechanics of Pathology, Repair, and Regeneration”

Nov. 3rd, 2014

Dr. Ulrike Heberlein

Scientific Program Director, Janelia Farms/HHMI

“Sex, flies and videotape: How social experience affects behavior”

October, 27th, 2014

Dr. Sanjay A. Desai

Chief, Apicomplexan Molecular Physiology Section,National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

“Ion and nutrient uptake by red cells infected with malaria parasites”

October, 20th, 2014

Dr. Herman O. Sintim

Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

“Chemical Biology of Bacterial Virulence and Biofilm Formation”

October, 14th, 2014

Dr. Maria Donoghue

Associate professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

"The SoxC transcription factors, Sox4 and Sox11, collaborate during the formation of the cerebral cortex- first to expand progenitor pools and then to promote neuronal differentiation"

October 6th, 2014

Dr. Haiqing Zhao

Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University

"Getting a sense of smell: how olfactory sensory neurons convert odor chemical information to neutral electrical signals"


September 29th, 2014


Dr. Goberdhan P. Dimri

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, The George Washington University Medical center, Washington, DC


"Regulation of cell senescence and proliferation by the polycomb group protein"


September 22nd, 2014

Dr. Dolph Hatfield

Scientist Emeritus, Section on Molecular Biology of Selenium, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD

"Selenocysteine tRNA: From nonsense suppressor to central component in selenoprotein synthesis" 
15th, 2014

Dr. John Bracht,

Assistant professor, Department of Biology, American University, Washington, DC

"Investigating the Epigenetic Control of Genome Architecture in a Model Eukaryote" 
September 8th, 2014

Dr. Roland Nardone,

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

"The Cell Line Misidentification and Cross-Contamination Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and the Torturously Slow, Inadequate Response of the Scientific Community"