Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Fri 1/22/21 11:15 amzoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
First-Year BCBP PhD Students
First-Year Biochemistry & Biophysics Doctoral Student Rotation Talks
For Zoom login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu

Fri 1/22/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Susannah Adel (Paradis Lab)
Jasmine Quynh Le (Rosbash Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 1/25/21 10 amVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Douglas Schaefer (University of Chicago)
Searching for the Higgs Boson decaying to Dark Matter at the LHC
To date the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has proven incredibly accurate in its predictions, but it falls short in its ability to account for a vast portion of non-electromagnetically interacting mass in our Universe. The numerous astrophysical observations that corroborate the existence of this non-interacting dark matter (DM) point to the need for a theory Beyond the SM (BSM) to explain its abundance. The discovery of the Higgs boson provides a new particle that couples to mass through Yukawa couplings, which might include new undiscovered DM particles through BSM physics. I will present the latest search results for the Higgs boson coupling to DM from the ATLAS Collaboration using 139 fb-1 of 13 TeV center-of-mass pp collision data. I will also show comparisons to direct-detection experiment results for DM cross-sections as well as future prospects for Higgs to invisible searches.
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Mon 1/25/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Catherine Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Gold Nanocrystals: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99202475515 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Rebecca Gieseking

Tue 1/26/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
David Liu (MIT)
Base Editing and Prime Editing: Genome Editing Without Double-Strand Breaks
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Jim Haber

Wed 1/27/21 10 amVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Katherine Pachal (Duke University)
Hunting for new physics using long-lived particles with ATLAS at the LHC
We have a great mathematical model for how the known elementary particles interact, but there are phenomena such as dark matter that it doesn't explain. New particles light enough to be created at the LHC could resolve many of these issues. We have been looking in LHC data for dark matter and other new particles for years, and found nothing, but we have been looking in the most obvious places. There are equally plausible but harder to access corners where we are only starting to search. The most interesting involve "long-lived" particles (LLPs): particles that can travel a measurable distance in the detector before decaying to dark matter and/or other objects. Our search program looking for LLPs is still young and growing, with many places where investment in technical improvements could pay off with big leaps in discovery potential. This colloquium will discuss the methods and challenges involved in doing these searches and what makes them the most exciting targets for the LHC Run 3.
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 1/27/21 12 noonVirtual (Zoom--note new link below)
Mathematical BIology Seminar
Nils Berglund (University of Orleans, France)
Theory and applications of random Poincaré maps
For deterministic ODEs, Poincaré maps (also called return maps) are useful to find periodic orbits, determine their stability, and analyse their bifurcations. The concept of Poincaré map naturally extends to the case of stochastic differential equations, where it takes the form of a discrete-time, continuous-space Markov chain.

The talk will first present a motivation for random Poincaré maps, through the problem of describing interspike interval statistics for the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo equation. Then we will discuss spectral-theoretic results that allow to quantify the metastable long-time dynamics of systems with several periodic orbits, as well as some directions for future research.Based on joint works with Damien Landon and Manon Baudel.

References:

1. NB and Damien Landon, Mixed-mode oscillations and interspike interval statistics in the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo model, Nonlinearity 25:2303-2335 (2012)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0951-7715/25/8/2303

2. NB and Manon Baudel, Spectral theory for random Poincaré maps, SIAM J. Math. Analysis 49(6): 4319-4375 (2017)

New Zoom link:https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96203634951
Hosted by Profs. Jonathan Touboul,Thomas Fai & Dr. Ying Zhang

Fri 1/29/21 11:30 amzoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Jeff Gelles
Activated RNA polymerase II transcription, one molecule at a time
Please note later start time. For Zoom login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu.

Fri 1/29/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Travis Kyani-Rogers (Sengupta Lab)
Bradly Stone (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 2/1/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club (Postdoc IPRC Speaker)
Meg Younger (The Rockefeller University, Leslie Vosshall's Lab)
Detection of Humans by Blood-Drinking Mosquitoes
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 2/1/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Jeremy Baskin (Cornell University )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96340559257 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 2/2/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Bob Kingston (Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School)
Phase separation and chromatin compaction during epigenetic regulation of development and differentiation
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Mike Marr

Tue 2/2/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Christopher Palmer (Princeton University)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 2/3/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Gonen Memisoglu (Rosbash-Abovich Award Winner )
Regulation of DNA damage signaling in budding yeast
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 2/5/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Mohamed Adel (Griffith Lab)
Felix Zhou (Haber Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 2/8/21 12 noonOnline
Rosenstiel Award Lecture (50th Annual Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research)
Katalin Karikó, PhD (Senior Vice President, RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech)
Drew Weissman ’81, MA’81, P’15, MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Director of Vaccine Research, Division of Infectious Diseases)
To register visit: https://brandeis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81xU-LlAR-m9PKTDKdOiog
Hosted by James Haber

Mon 2/8/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Bradley Chmelka (University of California, Santa Barbara)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99377991814 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Tue 2/9/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium (Women in Science Initiative Hosted Speaker)
Medha Pathak (UC Irvine)
Piezo1 activation gains traction
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Women in Science Initiative Student Group

Tue 2/9/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Berko Symposium
Zach Schillaci and Ian Hunter (Brandeis University)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 2/10/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Anjali Pandey (Sengupta Lab)
Jenna Harris (Kadener Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 2/12/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Rey Aguilar Lopez (Goode Lab)
Mara Rue (Marder Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 2/15/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
NO CLASS

Tue 2/16/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Charlotte Foerster (University of Wuerzburg )
Surprising influences of the moon on human (non-circadian) rhythms
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Michael Rosbash

Tue 2/16/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 2/17/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Ines Patop (Kadener Lab)
Targeting Mitochondria-Located circRNA SCAR Alleviates NASH via Reducing mROS Output
Ref: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)31000-X
Suhaily Penix (Bradshaw Lab)
Chromosome Translocation Inflates Bacillus Forespores and Impacts Cellular Morphology
Ref: https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2818%2930104-1
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 2/19/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Aly Fassett - Carman (Snyder/Gutsell Labs)
Mason Towne (Lovett Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 2/22/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club (M.R. Bauer Distinguished Guest Lecturer)
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
TBD
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 Please email aesposito@brandeis.edu for the password
Hosted by Jonathan Touboul

Tue 2/23/21 12:30 pmOnline
M.R. Bauer Distinguished Guest Lecture Series
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
Follow your nose: the dynamics of olfactory navigation
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Jonathan Touboul

Tue 2/23/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Stephen Craig (Duke University )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96909758940 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Grace Han

Tue 2/23/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 2/24/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Erick Barrios (Nelson Lab)
Nikita Alimov (Goode Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 2/26/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Tyler Hill (Sengupta Lab)
Melda Buyukozturk (Birren Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/1/21 Virtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Stefan Grimme (Universität Bonn)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92213365128 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Rebecca Gieseking

Mon 3/1/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Ryan Kirk (Nelson Lab)
Eric Fields, PhD (Gutchess Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Tue 3/2/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
John Lis (Cornell University )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Mike Marr

Tue 3/2/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/3/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Nathan Brownstein (Kadener Lab)
Zachary Knotts (Marr Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/5/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Jenna Harris (Kadener Lab)
Abuzar Mahmood (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/8/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Sue Paradis (Brandeis University )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Tue 3/9/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
NO TALK - CLASSES CANCELLED

Wed 3/10/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Melda Buyukozturk (Birren Lab)
Alexis Ryan (Bradshaw Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/12/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Ryan Kirk (Nelson Lab)
Jenny Choi (Haber Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/15/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Michael Schneider (Nelson Lab)
Mohamed Adel (Griffith Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 3/15/21 4 pm
Chemistry Department Colloquium
He Dong (University of Texas Arlington )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/95687247366 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Bing Xu

Tue 3/16/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Oded Rechavi (Tel Aviv University )
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Piali Sengupta

Tue 3/16/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/17/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Anthony Vecchiarelli (University of Michigan)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Alex Bisson

Fri 3/19/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Ines Patop (Kadener Lab)
Dan Svedberg (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/22/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Jordan Breffle (Miller Lab)
Daniel Svedberg (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 3/22/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Hosea Nelson (UCLA)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/93205527956 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Hao Xu

Tue 3/23/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium (The Gordon Lecture Series)
Jeremey Wilusz (University of Pennsylvania)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For pw please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu This series is made possible through a grant by the Gordon Family
Hosted by Sebastian Kadener

Tue 3/23/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/24/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Jenny Choi (Haber Lab)
Mason Towne (Lovett Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/26/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Jordan Breffle (Miller Lab)
Nathan Brownstein (Kadener Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/29/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
NO CLASS

Tue 3/30/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
John Hogenesch (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Translating circadian biology into hospital medicine
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For pw please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Michael Rosbash

Tue 3/30/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/31/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Alyssa Fassett-Carman (Gutsell/Snyder Labs)
Monica Quinones-Frias, PhD (Rodal Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Wed 3/31/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
NO CLASS - BRANDEIS MONDAY

Fri 4/2/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Alexis Ryan (Bradshaw Lab)
Andrea Guerrero (Turrigiano Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

 
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