Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Michael Leffak, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Spring Semester 2014 Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursdays, in 158 Rike unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Date and Host



Thursday, Jan. 30
Host: John Paietta, Ph.D.

Dr. Qingshun Quinn Li
Department of Botany
Miami University

Alternative Polyadenylation and Its Role in Environmental Responses and Development

Thursday, Feb. 6
Host: Madhavi Kadakia, Ph.D.

Dr. David Kaplan
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Genes and Drugs Regulating Stem Cell Function

Thursday, Feb. 13
Host: Heather Hostetler, Ph.D.

Dr. Li Wang
Department of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Nuclear Receptor SHP in Metabolic and Liver Diseases

Thursday, Feb. 20

No seminar scheduled


Thursday, Feb. 27
Host: Steven Berberich, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Jackson
Department of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Constructing Cancer: Identifying Novel Proteins Involved in Breast Cell Transformation and Metastasis

Thursday, March 6
Host: Michael Markey, Ph.D.

Dr. Christin Burd
College of Arts and Sciences
Ohio State University

Unraveling the Mysteries of Melanoma Using Mouse Genetics

Thursday, March 13
Host: Julian Cambronero, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Miller-Graziano
Department of Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Thrombospondin-1 Exemplifies How Degraded Endogenous Proteins Regulate Immunity

Thursday, March 20

Seminar cancelled


Thursday, March 27
Host: Oleg Paliy, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Organisciak
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wright State University

Light-induced Retinal Degeneration: A Model of Oxidative Damage and Antioxidant Efficacy

Thursday, April 3
Host: Weiwen Long, Ph.D.

Dr. Yanan Yang
Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic

Mechanisms of Lung Cancer Metastasis

Thursday, April 10
Host: Nicholas Reo, Ph.D.

Dr. P. Darrell Neufer
Departments of Physiology and Kinesiology
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Linking Mitochondrial Bioenergetics to Control of Insulin Sensitivity via Redox Biology

Tuesday, April 15

Partab T. Varandani Memorial Lecture is cancelled

Thursday, April 24

Seminar cancelled