Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule


Autumn 2021

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

September 7, 2021

Nieng Yan
Princeton University
The molecular choreography of Cav/Nav channels--A mission impossible by today's AI
Host: Tianmin Fu,

September 14, 2021

Sarah Slavoff
Yale University
Dark Matter of the Human Genome
Host: Michael Kearse,

September 28, 2021

Chuan He
University of Chicago
RNA methylation in gene expression regulation
Host: OSBP Students, Chathuri Pathirage,

October 5, 2021

Arthur Burghes
The Ohio State University
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA): development of effective therapies bench-to-bedside and what is next
Host: Anthony Brown,

October 12, 2021

Avery August
Cornell University
Kinase turntabilism: Tuning T cell responses
Host: MCDB Students

October 19, 2021

Christopher Lima
Sloan Kettering
Host: OSBP Students, Chathuri Pathirage,

October 26, 2021

Tianmin Fu
The Ohio State University
Host: Chuck Bell,

November 2, 2021

Geraldine Seydoux
Johns Hopkins
Host: Wen Tang,

November 9, 2021

Jeremy Luban
University of Massachusetts
Host: Amit Sharma,

November 16, 2021

Marlene Belfort
SUNY Albany
Host: David Wood,

November 30, 2021

George Shaw
Host: Shan-Lu Liu,

December 7, 2021

Jeremy Wilusz
University of Pennsylvania
Host: OSBP Students, Chathuri Pathirage,


Save the Date!

May 24, 2022
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.