Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Wed 7/17/19 11:30 amGerstenzang 124
Thesis Seminar
Nicole Ayasse (Memory & Cognition Lab )
The Eyes as a Window to Speech Comprehension: Effects of cognitive aging and hearing acuity on processing speed and listening effort
Hosted by Dr. Art Wingfield

Thu 7/18/19 12 noonShapiro Science Center, LL16
Science Communication Lab Workshop
Jennifer Bailey and Bradly Stone (Brandeis University)
How to Make an Effective Poster for a Scientific Poster Session
This workshop will help science undergrads prepare effective posters for SciFest. All are invited!
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Fri 7/19/19 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Nick Trojanowski (Turrigiano Lab)
Vera Valakh (Nelson Lab)
Pizza will be served.
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 7/19/19 2 pmGerstenzang 121
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology)
Mikael Garabedian (Goode Lab)
Multiple Roles for Hof1 In Controlling S. cerevisiae Actin Cable Formation and Spatial Organization

Mon 7/22/19 11 amAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
Joseph Rauch (Kondev Lab)
Interplay between ecology and evolution in microbial communities engaged in a public goods game

Tue 7/23/19 9 amAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
Carl Merrigan (Chakraborty Lab)
Persistent Active Motion and Dynamical Arrest in the N3 Hard-Core Pentamer Lattice Gas

Tue 7/23/19 11 amAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
David Harbage (Kondev Lab)
Models of protein filament length regulation

Tue 7/23/19 12 noonShapiro Science Center, LL16
Science Communication Lab Workshop
Janna Lowensohn (Brandeis University)
How to Write an Effective Scientific Abstract
This workshop will help science undergrads prepare effective abstracts for SciFest. All are invited!
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Tue 7/23/19 12 noonShapiro Science Center, LL16
Science Communication Lab Workshop
Katherine Kimbrell and Lishibanya Mohapatra (Brandeis University)
How to Write an Effective Scientific Abstract
This workshop will help science undergrads prepare effective abstracts for SciFest. All are invited!
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Tue 7/23/19 2 pmShapiro Science Center, LL16
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Chemistry)
Pu Duan (Schmidt-Rohr Lab)
Elucidating the Structure of Complex Organic Materials by Advanced Solid-State NMR

Thu 7/25/19 11 amAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
Jetin Thomas (Chakraborty Lab)
Statistical physics approach to discontinuous shear thickening (DST

Thu 7/25/19 2 pmGoldsmith 117
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Mathematics)
Matthew Garcia (Advisor: Alan Mayer)
A Foundation for Mathematical Dilettantism: Continuous Cluster Categories, Synthetic Differential Geometry and Partial Differential Equations

Thu 7/25/19 4 pmAbelson 229
MRSEC Seminar
Kinneret Keren (Technion)
Hydra Regeneration and the Physics of Morphogenesis
Morphogenesis, the emergence of form and function in a developing organism, is one of the most remarkable examples of pattern formation in nature. Despite substantial progress, we still do not understand the organizational principles underlying the convergence of this process, across scales, to form viable organisms under variable conditions. We focus on the mechanical aspects of morphogenesis using Hydra, a small multicellular fresh-water animal, as a model system. Hydra has a simple body plan and is famous for its ability to regenerate an entire animal from small tissue pieces, providing a flexible platform to explore how mechanical forces and feedback contribute to the formation and stabilization of the body plan during morphogenesis. I will present our recent results showing that the supra-cellular actin fibers, which exhibit nematic order, direct body-axis formation during regeneration. I will further describe our efforts to develop a framework that relates the dynamics of the actin nematic to the development of the animal's body plan, in which topological defects in the nematic order act as organizers of the morphogenesis process. Finally, we aim to directly demonstrate that mechanical constraints can pattern the body plan during morphogenesis via mechanical feedback and I will describe our progress in this direction.

Hosted by John Berezney

Fri 7/26/19 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Tim Wiggin (Griffith Lab)
Shlesha Richhariya (Rosbash Lab)
Pizza will be served.
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 7/26/19 1:30 pmGerstenzang 122
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Chemistry)
Jennifer Bailey (Krauss Lab)
In vitro selections of glycopeptides that bind to HIV broadly neutralizing antibodies

Fri 8/2/19 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Stas Wuest (Kadener Lab)
Chi-Hong Wu (Turrigiano Lab)
Pizza will be served.
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Thu 8/8/19 1 pmShapiro Science Center Atrium
Poster Session
Science Undergraduates
SciFest IX
Posters will display undergraduate research done by summer visitors and Brandeis students across the Division of Science. Light refreshments will be served.

Fri 8/9/19 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Greg Hoeprich (Goode Lab)
Vivekanand Pandey Vimal (Graybiel Lab)
Pizza will be served.
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 8/16/19 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Sonal Kedia (Marder Lab)
Katya Morozova (Marder Lab)
Pizza will be served.
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Mon 8/19/19 4 pmAbelson 229
MRSEC Seminar
Yael Roichman (Tel Aviv University)
TBA
Hosted by Aparna Baskaran

 
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