Seminars in other departments: Biological Structure, Biology, Chemistry, Genome Sciences, Combi - Genome Sci & Comp Bio, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, FHCRC.
Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., in room K-069, except as noted.


Fall Quarter, 2012

September 27, 2012
Hans Neurath Lecture
Randy W. Schekman, HHMI, UC Berkeley
Location: Foege S-060, 3:30 pm
October 2, 2012
Baek Kim , University of Rochester Medical Center
Host: Larry Loeb
October 9, 2012
Jack Johnson, The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Wim Hol
October 16, 2012
Leo Pallanck, UW Genome Sciences
Host: Michael Ailion
October 23, 2012
Brian Kobilka, Stanford University
Host: Wim Hol
October 30, 2012
Host: Alex Merz
November 6, 2012
Albert Quintanta, Ph.D, UW Biochemistry Post Doc
Host: Richard Palmiter
November 13, 2012
K. Christopher Garcia, HHMI, Stanford University
Host: David Baker
November 20, 2012
Host: Jim Hurley
November 27, 2012
Host: Rachel Klevit
December 4, 2012
Michael Regnier, UW Department of Bioengineering
Host: Steve Hauschka

Winter Quarter, 2013

January 8, 2013
Frances Brodsky, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Rachel Klevit
January 15, 2013
January 22, 2013
Hans Elmlund, Stanford
Host: Wim Hol
January 29, 2013
Trisha N. Davis, University of Washington
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 5, 2013
Edward Brignole, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Wim Hol
February 7, 2013 (Thursday)
Francisco Asturias, The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Wim Hol
February 11, 2013 (Monday, 2 pm, Foege Auditorium)
Todd Yeates, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 13, 2013 (Wednesday)
Melanie Ohi, Vanderbilt University
Host: Wim Hol
February 26, 2013
February 28, 2013 (Thursday, 9 am, K069)
Velia Fowler, the Scripps Research Institute
Host: Rachel Klevit
March 4, 2013 (Monday, 11:30 am, K069)
Elizabeth Villa, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Host: Wim Hol

Spring Quarter, 2013

April 2, 2013
Joaquin M. Espinosa, University of Colorado, Boulder/HHMI
Host: Dana Miller
April 9, 2013
Traci M. T. Hall, NIH/NIEHS
Host: Gabriele Varani
April 16, 2013
Functional Mutations in DNA Repair Genes and In Relation to Cancer
Host: Larry Loeb
April 23, 2013
Russell Van Gelder, UW Ophthalmology
Synthetic vision through small molecule photoswitches
Host: Jim Hurley
April 30, 2013
Fred Hughson, Princeton University
Multisubunit Machines in Intracellular Trafficking
Host: Alex Merz
May 7, 2013
The secret life of stem cells in flies
Host: Dana Miller
May 13, 2013 (10:30 am, K069)
Puck Ohi, Vanderbilt
When Bipolarity is a Good Thing: Mechanisms of Mitotic Spindle Assembly
Host: Trisha Davis
May 14, 2013
Jon Audhya, Univ. Wisconsin
Links between endoplasmic reticulum structure, protein secretion and neuronal maintenance
Host: Michael Ailion
May 20, 2013 (3:30 pm, K069)
Hans Jörnvall, Karolinska Institute
From dehydrogenases via C-peptide to depository peptides and their diseases
Host: Earl Davie
May 21, 2013
Vesicle architecture and protein quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum
Host: Alex Merz
May 28, 2013
Ruth Lehmann, NYU, HHMI
Forming and protecting the germ line
Host: Postdocs
June 4, 2013
Milton Gordon Lecture
Daniel J. Klionsky, University of Michigan
If you only have time to attend one talk on autophagy today, this is the one
Host: Graduate Students


Fall Quarter, 2013

October 1, 2013
David Baker, UW Biochemistry
Design of protein structures, functions and assemblies
Host: Wim Hol
October 10, 2013 (Hans Neurath Lecture, Thursday, 4:45 pm, T625)
Lewis C. Cantley, Weill Cornell Medical College
PI 3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism
Host: Earl Davie/Richard Palmiter
October 15, 2013
John Stamatoyannopoulos, UW Genome Sciences
What does our genome encode?
Host: Richard Palmiter
October 22, 2013
E. Jane Albert Hubbard, New York University
Environmental influences on germline stem cell development
Host: Dana Miller
October 29, 2013
Dustin Maly, UW Chemistry
Allosteric Modulation of Protein Kinases
Host: Alex Merz
November 5, 2013
Ron Kopito, Stanford
What's wrong with the ubiquitin system in neurodegenerative disease?
Host: Rachel Klevit
November 12, 2013
Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt
How Does Cholesterol Promote Amyloidogenesis and Alzheimer’s Disease?
Host: Rachel Klevit
November 19, 2013
Daniele Piomelli, UC Irvine
A feeling for fat: How lipid signals control dietary fat intake
Host: Richard Palmiter
December 3, 2013
Judy Callis, UC Davis
Tale of Two Ubiquitin Ligases: Roles in Stress Response and Nitrogen Homeostasis in plants
Host: Rachel Klevit

Winter Quarter, 2014

January 14, 2014
Yuan He, University of California at Berkeley
Structural visualization of key steps in human transcription initiation
Host: Rachel Klevit
January 21, 2014
Justin Kollman, McGill University
The structural basis for microtubule nucleation by γ-tubulin complexes
Host: Rachel Klevit
January 23, 2014 (9:30 am, D209 HSB)
Frank DiMaio, UW Biochemistry
Protein structure determination from sparse experimental data
Host: David Baker
January 28, 2014
Maofu Liao, University of California, San Francisco
Single-particle electron cryo-microscopy reveals high-resolution structure and activation mechanisms of TRPV1 ion channel
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 4, 2014
Robin Stanley, NIDDK/NIH
The Molecular Mechanisms of the Initiation of Autophagy
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 6, 2014 (9:30 am, D209 HSB)
Kalyan Mandal, Univ. of Chicago
D-protein Antagonists of VEGF-A: Total Chemical Synthesis and Racemic Crystallography of a Heterochiral Protein Complex
Host: David Baker
February 11, 2014
David Veesler, the Scripps Research Institute
Life in the Extremes: Atomic Structure of Sulfolobus Turreted Icosahedral Virus
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 13, 2014 (10:30-11:30 am, T739 HSB)
Angeline Lyon, University of Michigan
Molecular Mechanisms of Phospholipase C-beta Regulation
Host: Rachel Klevit
February 27, 2014 (9:30 am, D209 HSB)
Elena Levin, Baylor College of Medicine
Structure and mechanism of membrane transport proteins
Host: Rachel Klevit
March 4, 2014
Joanna Slusky, Fox Chase Cancer Center
The Ins and Outs of Membrane Proteins
Host: David Baker
March 11, 2014
Bret Freudenthal, NIEHS/NIH
Breaking Bad: Watching a DNA Polymerase Make a Mistake
Host: Rachel Klevit
March 20, 2014 (9:30 am, D209 HSB)
Jay Chodaparambil, Stanford University
Molecular functions of the TLE tetramerization domain in Wnt target gene repression
Host: Rachel Klevit
March 25, 2014
Ping Zhang, University of California, San Diego
PKA: Assembly of Macromolecular Signaling Complexes
Host: Rachel Klevit

Spring Quarter, 2014

April 1, 2014
Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics and Why a Neuroscientist Cares
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
April 8, 2014
Heidi McBride, McGill University
The Mechanisms and Meaning of Mitochondrial Vesicle Transport
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
April 15, 2014
The survival of the most cooperative.
Host: Dana Miller
April 22, 2014
R. Kip Guy, Children’s Research Hospital
Discovery and Development of (+)-SJ733, a Novel Clinical Candidate for Malaria that Inhibits PfATP4
Host: Alex Merz
April 29, 2014 (4:00pm, Foege S060)
Jeffrey M. Davidson, Vanderbilt University
Ankrd1, A Modulator Of Tissue Repair, Cell-Matrix Interactions And Matrix Metabolism
Paul Bornstein Memorial Lecture
Note: Refreshments, 3:45pm
May 6, 2014
David S. Fay, University of Wyoming
How British Nematodes Maintain a Stiff Upper Lip: An unexpected connection between Marfan Syndrome and worm embryogenesis
Host: Dana Miller
May 13, 2014
Greg Hermann, Lewis and Clark College
Roles for Rab GTPases and the HOPS complex during protein trafficking to C. elegans lysosome-related organelles
Host: Michael Ailion
May 20, 2014
Title TBA
Host: David Kimelman
May 27, 2014
Amy Keating, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Novel peptide ligands for Bcl-2 family proteins
Host: Postdocs
June 2, 2014 (2:00pm, A420)
Thomas Cech, University of Colorado, Boulder
Milt Gordon Lecture
Host: Graduate Students


Fall Quarter, 2014

September 30, 2014
Celeste Berg, UW Genome Sciences
Host: Dana Miller
October 7, 2014
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
October 14, 2014
October 21, 2014
Host: Rachel Klevit
October 28, 2014
Martha Cyert, Stanford
Host: Alex Merz
November 4, 2014
Jared Rutter, University of Utah
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
November 18, 2014
Karen Fleming, Johns Hopkins
Host: Dana Miller
December 2, 2014
Jon Huibregste, University of Texas, Austin
Host: Rachel Klevit

Winter Quarter, 2015

January 6, 2015
Young Kwong, Harvard
Host: David Kimelman
January 13, 2015
Andrea Wills, Stanford
Host: David Kimelman
January 20, 2015
January 27, 2015
Paschalis Kratsios, Columbia
Host: David Kimelman
February 3, 2015
Vicki Losick, Carnegie Institution for Science
Host: David Kimelman
February 10, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 24, 2015
Liancai Gu, Harvard
March 3, 2015
March 10, 2015

Spring Quarter, 2015

March 31, 2015
Siu Sylvia Lee, Cornell University
Host: Dana Miller
April 7, 2015
Liz Conibear, University of British Columbia
Host: Michael Ailion
April 14, 2015
Henry N. Higgs, Dartmouth
Host: Alexey Merz
April 21, 2015
Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto
Host: Trisha Davis
April 28, 2015
Shai Shaham, Rockefeller
Host: Michael Ailion
May 5, 2015
Host: Michael Ailion
May 12, 2015
Matthew Kennedy, University of Colorado Denver
Host: Jim Hurley
May 19, 2015
Hannele Ruohola-Baker, UW Biochemistry
Post Doc Lecture
May 26, 2015
M. Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Dana Miller
June 2, 2015
Milt Gordon Lecture
Host: Graduate Students


Fall Quarter, 2015

October 6, 2015
Canceled due to Neurath Lecture on October 8.
October 13, 2015
Host: Larry Loeb
October 20, 2015
Dan Southworth, Univ of Michigan
Host: Justin Kollman
October 27, 2015
Mike Rosen, UT Southwestern
Host: Justin Kollman
November 3, 2015
Host: Sue Brockerhoff
November 10, 2015
Host: Rachel Klevit
November 17, 2015
Alan “Rick” Horwitz, Allen Institute for Cell Science
Host: Alex Merz
November 24, 2015
Canceled due to Thanksgiving holiday.
December 1, 2015
Ursula Jakob, University of Michigan
Host: Rachel Klevit
December 8, 2015
Mark Krasnow, Stanford
Host: Richard Palmiter

Winter Quarter, 2016

January 5, 2016
K. Dane Wittrup, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: David Baker
January 12, 2016
Host: Dana Miller
January 19, 2016
Chris Fromme, Cornell
Host: Michael Ailion
January 26, 2016
Host: Jim Hurley
February 2, 2016
DJ Pan, John Hopkins
Host: Young Kwong
February 9, 2016
Linda Wordeman, UW Physiology and Biophysics
Host: Dana Miller
February 16, 2016
Tina Lee, Carnegie Mellon
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
February 23, 2016
Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller
Paul Bornstein Memorial Lecture
March 1, 2016
Host: Suzanne Hoppins
March 8, 2016

Spring Quarter, 2016

March 29, 2016
Host: David Veesler
April 5, 2016
Host: David Kimelman
April 12, 2016
Host: Michael Ailion
April 19, 2016
Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins
Host: Liangcai Gu
April 26, 2016
Laura Anne Lowery, Boston College
Host: Andrea Wills
May 3, 2016
Houra Merrikh, UW Microbiology
Host: Dana Miller
May 10, 2016
May 17, 2016
Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina
Host: Postdocs
May 24, 2016
Host: Liangcai Gu
May 31, 2016
Baldomero (Toto) Olivera, University of Utah
Milt Gordon Lecture
Host: Graduate Students