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Autumn 2023

Autumn 2023 schedule

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

August 29, 2023 

Venkatesan Sundaresan
University of California-Davis
Gametes to Zygotes to Self-Cloning Plants 
Host: Shujun Ou, ou.195@osu.edu

September 5, 2023 - MCDB Specific 


September 12, 2023 - In room 160 Meiling Hall, 370 W. 9th Avenue 

Zhijian Chen 
UT Southwestern 
DNA immunity - from human cGAS to bacterial cBASS 
Host: Shan-Lu Liu, liu.6244@osu.edu 

September 19, 2023 

Lu Bai 
Penn State University 
Pioneer factor binding specificity and 3D Genome mapping 
Host: Ben Stanton, Benjamin.Stanton@nationwidechildrens.org 

September 26, 2023 

Jeff Baker 
Penn State University 
A Century of Breakthrough Biotechnology: The Insulin Story 
Host: David Wood, wood.750@osu.edu 

October 3, 2023- MCDB Specific

MCDB Student- Salma Abdelbaky and Hsiang Yin Hsueh
MCDB Internship Search Workshop
Host: Tony Brown and Dawn Chandle

October 10, 2023 

Lewis Kay 
University of Toronto 
Structure Biology in the Post AlphaFold2 Era: the Important Role of NMR  
Host: OSBP Students 

October 17, 2023 

Joshua Bailey
Ohio State University 
Counseling and Consultation Service Workshop

October 24, 2023 

Gustavo Silva 
Duke University 
Ubiquitin and the Reprogramming of Protein Synthesis During Oxidative Stress 
Host: Michael Kearse, michael.kearse@osumc.edu 

October 31, 2023 

Ben O'Shaughnessy 
Columbia University 
Mechanical Cellular Forces: from Neurotransmission to Embryogenesis   
Host: Jian-Qiu Wu, wu.620@osu.edu 

November 7, 2023- MCDB Specific 

MCDB 3MT- 3-Minute Thesis Event 
Host: Tony Brown and Dawn Chandler 

November 14, 2023 

Ed Chouchani 
Harvard Medical School 
A Mechanism of Lactate Regulation over Protein Function, Cell Cycle, and Proliferation 
Host: MCDB Student, Ashley Francois 

November 28, 2023 

Vincent Tagliabracci 
UT Southwestern 
The mechanism of RNA capping by SARS-CoV-2   
Host: Tianmin Fu, fu.978@osu.edu 

December 5, 2023- MCDB Specific

Phoebe Rice
University of Chicago 
Regulating site-specific DNA recombinases - How do they know which way to go?
Host: Mark Foster, foster.281@osu.edu 

The Molecular Life Sciences seminar series is a joint seminar of the MCDB program and the Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP). Travel arrangements are made by Franci Brink (614-292-1463) and Dorian Johnson (614-292-2804), who can be reached at mlsseminar@osu.edu. Schedules are coordinated by the host.  Contact the chair of the MLS Seminar Committee, Guramrit Singh (singh.734@osu.edu), with speaker suggestions and policy questions. Nominations of Nobel laureates, NAS members, and HHMI investigators are typically approved 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.