Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule


Autumn 2022

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4-5pm in room 170 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute (DHLRI).

August 23, 2022

no seminar


August 30, 2022

Polly Fordyce and Daniel Herschlag
Stanford University
Host: Brian Scarpitti,  


September 6, 2022

no seminar

September 13, 2022

Jae Jung
Cleveland Clinic
Host: Jian Zhu, 


September 20, 2022

Jim Kadonaga
Host: Dario Palmieri,


September 27, 2022

Chris Lengner
University of Pennsylvania 
Host: Christoph Lepper,


October 4, 2022

MCDB 3 Minute Thesis presentations


October 11, 2022

Stephen Goff
Columbia University
Silencing of Retroviral DNA Expression Before and After Integration
Host: Amrit Sharma, 


October 18, 2022

Keiko Torii
University of Texas-Austin
Host: Kotaro Kakanishi,


October 25, 2022

Jan Lammerding
Cornell University
Squish and Squeeze-nuclear mechanobiology in cell migration and muscle disease
Host: Emily Franz,


November 1, 2022

MCDB: Egle Cekanaviciute
Host: TBD


November 8, 2022

Enrique De La Cruz
Yale School of Medicine
Host: Sarah Heissler, 


November 15, 2022

Benjamin Gewurz
Harvard Cancer Center & Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Host: Jian Zhu


November 29, 2022


December 6, 2022

Yifan Cheng
Host: Tianmin Fu 



Save the Date!

May 23, 2023
Life Sciences IGP Annual Symposium
The Ohio Union


The MLS series is the joint seminar series of OSBP and MCDB. Travel arrangements for MLS seminar are by Franci Brink (614-292-1463) , who can be reached at Schedules are coordinated by the host.  Contact the chair of the MLS Seminar Committee, Guramrit Singh (, with speaker suggestions and policy questions.  Speaker nominations of Nobel laureates, NAS members, and HHMI investigators are typically granted without further documentation.  Nominations of other speakers doing cutting edge research of broad appeal should include a short justification and CV or similar website link.  We strongly encourage nominations of emerging young investigators, women, and under-represented minorities. We also encourage nominations from MCDB and OSBP graduate students.