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2014-2015 BPSD Seminar Schedule

Autumn Quarter

Selected Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20pm, HST T-747

Faculty Critique
October 8 Opening Session Remarks --

Matt Bush
Peter Brzovic

Scott DelbecqKlevit
October 22 Long GuiLee Jesse Bloom
Stefan Stoll
Ray WangBaker
November 5 Jiayi Dou Thomas/Baker Roland Strong
Abhi Nath
Amanda Clouser Klevit
November 19 Dan Cunningham-BryantGelb/Maly Matt Bush
Rachel Klevit
Shane GonenBaker

Winter Quarter

Selected Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20pm, GNOM S-060 (Foege Auditorium)

Date Speaker Lab Faculty Critique
January 14 James JaffeStrong

Rachel Klevit
Lutz Maibaum

Kayla SappMaibaum
January 28 Julie Cass Wiggins Abhi Nath
David Baker
Matt CookBrzovic
February 11 Hugh HaddoxBloom Roland Strong
Paul Wiggins
Alex FordBaker
February 25 Paul DaRosaKlevit/Xu Lutz Maibaum
Paul Wiggins
Yang Hsia Baker

Spring Quarter

Selected Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20pm, Location TBA

Date Speaker Lab Faculty Critique
April 1 Brian Koepnick Baker Peter Brzovic
Stefan Stoll
Kyle Medley Sauro
April 15 Ken Laszlo Bush Rachel Klevit
David Baker
Thomas Edwards Stoll
April 29 Benjamin Basanta Baker Jesse Bloom
Roland Strong
Hannah Baughman Nath/Klevit
May 13 Zibo Chen Baker/DiMaio Abhi Nath
Stefan Stoll
Kiri Choi Sauro
May 27 Una Natterman Baker Jesse Bloom
Lutz Maibaum
Wrap-up/concluding remarks --

BPSD Seminar Syllabus

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Course Title: BMSD 520 – Research Seminar
Instructor:  Zheng, Ning
Credits: 1, max 30

UW General Catalog Course Description:  Group conferences on graduate student research. Prerequisite: BPSD graduate student, or permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

Recommended Background:
Involved in graduate research.

BMSD 520 is a 1 credit class for credit/no credit. All students enrolled in the BPSD graduate program and all current trainees of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program including the Hurd Fellow are required to register for BMSD 520 in Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.  The course meets up to once a week for 50 minutes, although fewer meetings might be required in some quarters. In each meeting, two students present their original research project for 20 minutes and take questions for 5 minutes. All other students in the class provide written critiques for each speaker, to improve presentation skills.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss a wide range of biophysics research with peers.
  • Give a good quality presentation of his or her research.

Topics Covered:

  1. Molecular Biophysics
  2. Biological Physics
  3. Biological Structure
  4. Biological Design

Assignments and Grading:
Critiques of Research Presentations: (100%)
Students are graded pass/fail on written critiques providing feedback to each speaker in the seminar series. In addition, based on their program requirements, some students will be required to give one of the research seminars. In this case, the presentation replaces the two critiques for that day. Students must pass 100% of the critiques to pass the class. A student must notify and obtain permission from the course instructor if he or she cannot attend a session due to health or family emergencies or work-related travels.  All students may miss one class without instructor permission in each quarter. Students who miss more than one class without instructor permission can make up each missed class either by attending the BPSD rotation presentation during the finals week and writing critiques for four talks or by attending an outside research seminar and preparing a one page report, which describes the presentation, the question(s) asked by the student, and the answer given by the presenter.

Access and Accommodations: 
Your experience in this class is important to us, and it is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you experience barriers based on a disability or temporary health condition, please seek a meeting with DRS to discuss and address them. If you have already established accommodations with DRS, please communicate your approved accommodations to your instructor at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS. If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (this can include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.edu or disability.uw.edu

“Tips for Talks”
From Bertil Hille
From Eddy DeRobertis

2014-2015 PBIO Seminar Schedule

Thursdays, 10:30am (unless otherwise noted), HSB G-328

September 23, 2014

2014 Lamport Lecture - High-resolution cryo-EM studies towards a mechanistic understanding of microtubule dynamic instability and its regulation
Eva Nogales
Professor, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab
University California - Berkeley

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 4:00 D-209, H.S.B.
Host: Stan Froehner

Thursday - October 02, 2014

Conformational Dynamics of CLC channels and transporters
Merritt Maduke
Associate Professor
Stanford University

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Sharona Gordon

Thursday - October 30, 2014

Protein structure determination using spin labels: Possibilities and Promises
Stefan Stoll
Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Dept. of Chemistry

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Zagotta

Thursday - November 06, 2014

Myriad Effects of Acetazolamide at High Altitude: Is it really an ideal probe of physiological carbonic anhydrase function?
Erik Swenson
University of Washington

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Sharona Gordon

Thursday - November 20, 2014

The Application of Large-scale Optical and Electron Microscopy to Study the Neuronal Basis of Behavior
Kevin Briggman
National Institutes of Health

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Rachel Wong
Co-hosting Department: Biological Structure

Thursday - December 11, 2014

The Optoclamp: Closed-loop optogenetic feedback to control neural activity in vivo and in vitro
Steve M. Potter, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Fetz

Thursday - January 15, 2015

Title TBA
Yale Goldman
University of Pennsylvania

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Chip Asbury

Thursday - April 09, 2015

Title TBA
Jeffrey Holt, PhD
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard University

NOTE TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am - 11:30am G-328 HSB
Host: Ed Rubel
Co-hosting Department: Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

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