Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Mon 1/23/17 11 amVolen 201
Computational Neuroscience Journal Club
Steve Van Hooser (Brandeis University)
Orientation selectivity and the functional clustering of synaptic inputs in primary visual cortex
Pizza to follow
Hosted by Paul Miller

Mon 1/23/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Special Seminar (Biology Faculty Search)
Daniel Dickinson (University of North Carolina)
Unraveling cell polarity dynamics with single-cell biochemistry
Hosted by Avi Rodal

Mon 1/23/17 1 pmGoldsmith 226
Dynamics and Number Theory
Felipe Ramirez (Wesleyan University)
Some questions about inhomogeneous approximation
Hosted by Prof. Dmitry Kleinbock

Mon 1/23/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Jonathan Lai (Einstein College of Medicine)
Protein Engineering Strategies for the Development of Viral Immunotherapies and Vaccines
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 1/24/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
M.R. Bauer Colloquium Series
Franck Polleux (Columbia University)
Novel mechanisms regulating calcium homeostasis in neurons through control of mitochondria function and mitochondria-ER interface
Hosted by Avi Rodal

Tue 1/24/17 2 pmTBA
Topology Seminar
Burns Healy (Tufts University)
CAT(0) Groups and Acylindrical Hyperbolicity
Acylindrical hyperbolicity is of rising interest in geometric group theory and makes up a broad class of groups. I take tools that have been developed for these groups and apply them to the class of CAT(0) groups to develop a classification of their intersection. In doing so, we get out a result about the kinds of CAT(0) spaces these groups can act on. Furthermore we see that both braid groups and Out(W_n) satisfy acylindrical hyperbolicity, which allows us to make some progress on the question of whether these groups are CAT(0).
Hosted by Prof. Ruth Charney

Tue 1/24/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Marcelle Soares Santos (FermiLab, Illinois)
Discovering a new approach to cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey and Gravitational Waves
Refreshments at 3:30 outside Abelson 131
Hosted by John Wardle

Tue 1/24/17 6 pm(ICC) Intercultural Center
Special Seminar
Lourdes Aleman (MIT)
Hacking Your Potential (For Undergrads)
Free Pizza

Wed 1/25/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Neurobiology Journal Club
Michael O'Donnell ( Sengupta Lab)
A locally-blazed ant trail achieves efficient collective navigation despite limited information
Ref: Fonio, E et al. (2016). eLife 2016;5:e20185
Nicole Amichetti (Wingfield Lab)
Rapid Release From Listening Effort Resulting From Semantic Context, and Effects of Spectral Degradation and Cochlear Implants
Ref: Winn, M. (2016) Trends in Hearing. 20:2331216516669723.
Hosted by Inna Nechipurenko

Thu 1/26/17 11 amBassine 251
Special Seminar
Lourdes Aleman (MIT)
Hacking Your Potential (for graduate students)
Free Pizza, Open to all grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty

Thu 1/26/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Psychology Department Brown Bag
Ashley Geiger (Health Lab)
Sujala Maharjan (Vision Lab)

Thu 1/26/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Adrian Liu (UC Berkley)
The Past, Present, and Future of 21cm Cosmology
Refreshments at 3:30 outside Abelson 131
Hosted by John Wardle

Fri 1/27/17 11 amAbelson 131
Chemistry Seminar (Inorganic/Organic Chemistry Seminar)
Yu Deng (Brandeis University (Chem 220/230))
Recent advances in difluoroalkylation
Hosted by Casey Wade

Fri 1/27/17 11:15 amRosenstiel 118
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks (Cosponsored by the Quantitative Biology Program)
Aaron Hoskins (University of Wisconsin)
RNA Duplexes and the Spliceosome: Basepairing is just the Beginning
Hosted by Jeff Gelles (Biochemistry)

Fri 1/27/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Mark Zielinski (Jadhav Lab)
Alejandro Torrado Pacheco (Turrigiano Lab)

Mon 1/30/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
ShiYu Wang (Rodal Lab)
Membrane Binding by CHMP7 Coordinates ESCRT-III-Dependent Nuclear Envelope Reformation
Ref: Olmos Y, Perdrix-Rosell A, Carlton JG.

Curr Biol. 2016 Oct 10;26(19):2635-2641. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.039.

David Waterman (Haber Lab)
Receptor-Bound Targets of Selective Autophagy Use a Scaffold Protein to Activate the Atg1 Kinase; Two Independent Pathways within Selective Autophagy Converge to Activate Atg1 Kinase at the Vacuole
Ref: Mol Cell. 2015 Aug 6;59(3):372-81, Mol Cell. 2016 Oct 20;64(2):221-235.

Mon 1/30/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Seminar (The Myron Rosenblum Lecture in Chemistry)
Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University)
Inverting Ligand Fields
The Myron Rosenblum Lecture in Chemistry
Hosted by Bruce Foxman

Tue 1/31/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Elena Gracheva (Yale University)
How do hibernators deal with temperature extremes?
Hosted by Paul Garrity

Tue 1/31/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Francisc Muller-Sanchez (University of Colorado)
The Extraordinary Lives of Supermassive Black Holes at the Centers of Galaxies
Hosted by John Wardle

Wed 2/1/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Neurobiology Journal Club
Vedakumar Tatavarty (Turrigiano Lab)
Phase Transition in Postsynaptic Densities Underlies Formation of Synaptic Complexes and Synaptic Plasticity
Alejandro Torrado Pacheco (Turrigiano Lab)
Cell-Specific Regulation of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Maturation by Mecp2 in Cortical Circuits

Thu 2/2/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Psychology Department Brown Bag
Nicole Ayasse (Memory & Cognition Lab)
TBA
Marissa DiGirolamo (Social Interaction & Motivation Lab)
TBA

Thu 2/2/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Francesca Civano (Harvard)
Refreshments at 3:30 outside Abelson 131
Hosted by John Wardle

Fri 2/3/17 11:30 amRosenstiel 118
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Douglas Theobald (Brandeis University )
LS Recruitment Date

Fri 2/3/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Anna Kazatskaya (Sengupta Lab)
Sarah Richards (VanHooser Lab)

Mon 2/6/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Joseph Hupp (Northwestern)
Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications
Hosted by Casey Wade

Tue 2/7/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Jon Runstadler (MIT)
Encounters with influenza in wild animal hosts
Hosted by Colleen Hitchcock

Tue 2/7/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Brooke Simmons (UC San Diego)
The Merger-Free Co-Evolution of Galaxies and their Supermassive Black Holes
Refreshments at 3:30pm, outside Abelson 131
Hosted by John Wardle

Wed 2/8/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Neurobiology Journal Club
Narenrda Mukherjee ( Katz Lab)
TBA
Timothy Wiggin (Griffith Lab)
NBLAST: Rapid, Sensitive Comparison of Neuronal Structure and Construction of Neuron Family Databases

Thu 2/9/17 12 noon
Psychology Department Colloquium (NIGMS Brain, Body & Behavior Training Grant, NIA Cognitive Aging in social Context Training Grant)
Dr. Robert-Paul Juster (Columbia University)
TBA
Hosted by Health Lab

Fri 2/10/17 11:15 amPearlman 113
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Chittaranjan Das (Purdue University)

Driving ubiquitination in reverse gear: DUBs in Parkinson’s disease and infection

Hosted by Liz Hedstrom

Fri 2/10/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Lauren Tereshko (Sengupta Lab)
Rylie Walsh (Rodal Lab)

Mon 2/13/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Zhongping Tan (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Study and application of protein O-glycosylation
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 2/14/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Maureen Ritchey (Boston College)
Emotional modulation of the neural systems supporting episodic memory
Hosted by Angela Gutchess

Tue 2/14/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
David Keith (Harvard)
TBA
Refreshments at 3:30pm outside Abelson 131
Hosted by Professor W. Benjamin Rogers

Wed 2/15/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Neurobiology Journal Club
Sarah Richards (Van Hooser Lab)
TBA
Daniel Powell (Marder Lab)

Temperature-Robust Neural Function from Activity-Dependent Ion Channel Regulation


Thu 2/16/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Psychology Department Brown Bag
Alex Fiksdal (Health Lab)
TBA
Luke Hanlin (Health Lab)
TBA

Thu 2/16/17 3:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Ana-Nicoleta Bondar (Freie Universitat Berlin )
TBA
Hosted by Judith Herzfeld

Fri 2/17/17 11:30 amRosenstiel 118
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Dan Oprian (Brandeis University)
LS Recruitment Date

Fri 2/17/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Gonen Memisoglu (Haber Lab)
Zach Knecht (Garrity Lab)

Tue 2/21/17 4 pm
Physics Department Colloquium
No colloquium (Midterm Recess)

Fri 2/24/17 11:15 amRosenstiel 118
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Amal Rahmeh (Harvard Medical School)
Hosted by Tijana Ivanovic

Fri 2/24/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
NO PIZZA TALKS - Mid-term break

Mon 2/27/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Tatyana Polenova (University of Delaware)
Structure and Dynamics of HIV-1 and Microtubule-Associated Protein Assemblies by Integrated MAS NMR, MD, Density Functional Theory
Hosted by Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Tue 2/28/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Bjoern Schwer (Harvard Medical School)
Hosted by Susan Lovett

Tue 2/28/17 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA

Wed 3/1/17 12 noonRosenstiel 118
Neurobiology Journal Club
Justin Shin ( Jadhav Lab)
TBA
Leonardo de Oliveira Royer (Paradis and Van Hooser Labs)
TBA

Fri 3/3/17 11:30 amRosenstiel 118
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Chris Miller (Brandeis University)
A Weird Ion Channel for a Weird Ion

Fri 3/3/17 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Narendra Mukherjee (Katz Lab)
Danielle DiTirro (Sengupta Lab)

Mon 3/6/17 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain)
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion
Hosted by Judith Herzfeld

 
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