Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Tue 9/30/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 121
Neurobiology Journal Club
Alexander C. Sutton (Marder Lab)
Rapid Hebbian axonal remodeling mediated by visual stimulation
Ref: Munz, Gobert et al. Science, 23 May 2014. 344:6184 pp. 904-909
Maria Genco (Griffith Lab)
Cells from the immune system generate adult-born neurons in crayfish
Ref: JL Benton et al. Dev Cell 30(3): 322-33, 11 Aug 2014.

Tue 9/30/14 2 pmGoldsmith 226
Topology Seminar
Bohua Zhan (MIT)
Combinatorial constructions of Heegaard Floer homology using bordered invariants
Hosted by D. Ruberman

Tue 9/30/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Mehran Kardar (MIT)
Levitation by Casimir forces in and out of equilibrium
A generalization of Earnshaw's theorem constrains the possibility of levitation by Casimir forces in equilibrium. The scattering formalism, which forms the basis of this proof, can be used to study fluctuation-induced forces for different materials, diverse geometries, both in and out of equilibrium. In the off-equilibrium context, I shall discuss non-classical heat transfer, and some manifestations of the dynamical Casimir effect.
Hosted by Prof. Aparna Baskaran

Wed 10/1/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Anatol Kreitzer (UCSF)
Basal Ganglia Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Motor Function and Dysfunction
Hosted by Gina Turrigiano

Wed 10/1/14 4 pmAbelson 229
Theory IGERT Seminar
Daniel Goldstein (Brandeis University, Dept of Physics)
How Many Timescales Can I Fit Into a Brusselator
Hosted by A. Lawrence

Fri 10/3/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Dam Thanh Son (University of Chicago)
TBA
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Fri 10/3/14 11:15 amGerstenzang 121
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Evan Kantrowitz (Boston College )
Aspartate Transcarbamoylase: Allostery and Cooperativity after 50 years
Hosted by Daniel Krummel

Fri 10/3/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Laura Brown (Lovett Lab)
Michael Tsabar (Haber Lab)

Fri 10/3/14 2 pmGoldsmith 226
Everytopic Seminar
Andreas Arvanitoyeorgos (University of Patras and Tufts University)
Aspects of homogeneous geometry with application to invariant Einstein metrics
Hosted by O. Bernardi

Mon 10/6/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Ida Zadeh (Brandeis University)
Rˇnyi entropies and pure quantum gravity partition functions
Hosted by Prof. Matthew Headrick

Tue 10/7/14 4 pmTBA
Special Seminar (A Conversation )
Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT)
Active Matter Then and Now
Hosted by Seth Fraden

Wed 10/8/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Alpha Yap (Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland)
Active Tension: regulating contractility and adherens junctions
Hosted by Bruce Goode

Fri 10/10/14 11:15 amGerstenzang 121
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Chris Miller (Brandeis University )
Mountebanks, con men and heretics an epistemology of scientific crackpottery

Fri 10/10/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Sara Haddad (Marder Lab)
Michael Spellberg (Marr Lab)

Tue 10/14/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Dam Thanh Son (University of Chicago)
Hosted by Prof. Albion Lawrence

Wed 10/15/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Kathleen Cullen (McGill University)
Neural Representations of Natural Self Motion: Implications for Perception and Action
Hosted by Paul DiZio

Thu 10/16/14 4 pmAbelson 229
MRSEC Seminar
Thomas Miller (Dept. of Chemistry, Caltech)
TBA
Hosted by Mike Hagan

Mon 10/20/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Robert Penna (MIT)
TBA
Hosted by Matthew Headrick

Mon 10/20/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Kevin Burgess (Texas A&M University)
EKO and EKOS: A New Perspective on Discovery of Small Molecules to Perturb Protein-protein Interactions
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 10/21/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Matthew Reece (Harvard University)
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Wed 10/22/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Kristin Scott (UC Berkely)
Gustatory processing in Drosophila
Hosted by Paul Garrity

Fri 10/24/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Anuja Mehta (Haber Lab)
Neil Ritter (Van Hooser)

Mon 10/27/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Jie Gu (Bonn University)
Hosted by Masoud Soroush

Mon 10/27/14 3:30 pmRapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Gabbay Award Lectures in Biotechnology and Medicine
Feng Zhang (McGovern Inst. for Brain Research, MIT)
Development and Applications of CRISPR-Cas9 for Genome Editing
Jennifer Doudna (Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, UC Berkeley)
CRISPR-Cas9 Discovery and Development of Programmable Genome Engineering
Emmanuelle Charpentier (Dept. of Molecular Biology. Umea University; Dept. of Regulation in Infection Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)
CRISPR-Cas9: How a Bacterial Immune System Revolutionizes Life Sciences and Medicine
Hosted by Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center

Tue 10/28/14 3:30 pmGerstenzang 122
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University)
Structure, Function, and Inhibition of Bacterial Cell Walls and Biofilms: Lessons from Small Molecules and a Big Magnet
Hosted by Judith Herzfeld

Wed 10/29/14 3:30 pmGerstenzang 122
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Champak Chatterjee (University of Washington)
Chemical approaches to study ubiquitin-like proteins in bacteria and humans
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Wed 10/29/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Raymond Brock (Michigan State University)
Hosted by Prof. Gabriella Sciolla

Fri 10/31/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Heather Panic (DiZio Lab)
Zach Feiger (Rodal Lab)

Mon 11/3/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Parthasarathi Majumdar (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
TBA
Hosted by Matthew Headrick

Mon 11/3/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Marina Petukhina (University of Albany)
Charging Buckybowls with Multiple Electronics: Self-Assembly and Metal Binding Patterns
Hosted by Bruce Foxman

Tue 11/4/14 3:30 pmGerstenzang 122
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Hien Nguyen (University of Iowa)
New Methods and Strategies for the Synthesis of Bioactive Carbohydrate, Amines and Fluorinated Molecules
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 11/4/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Parthasarathi Majumdar (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanandan University)
Hosted by Prof. Howard Schnitzer

Wed 11/5/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Kang Shen (HHMI Stanford University )
Molecular Mechanisms of Dendrite Morphogenesis in C. elegans
Hosted by Piali Sengupta and Suzanne Paradis

Fri 11/7/14 Gerstenzang 121
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Ellen Lumpkin (Coumbia University )
Illuminating Touch: Mechanosensory mechanisms in epidermal touch receptors
Hosted by Chris Miller

Fri 11/7/14 12:30 pmGerstenzang 123
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Katelyn Kenny (Paradis Lab)
Maria Genco (Griffith Lab)

Fri 11/7/14 4 pmAbelson 229
MRSEC Seminar
David L. Hu (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech)
TBA
Hosted by Z. Dogic

Mon 11/10/14 11 amAbelson 307
String Theory Seminar
Albion Lawrence (Brandeis University)
Hosted by Prof. Matthew Headrick

Mon 11/10/14 4 pmGerstenzang 121
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Ravi Nargund (MERCK)
Design, Synthesis and Profile of Peptidomimetic agonists of Melanocortin Subtype-4 Receptor
Hosted by Li Deng

Tue 11/11/14 4 pmAbelson 131
Physics Department Colloquium
Robert Meyer (Brandeis University)
Hosted by Prof. Matthew Headrick

 
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