12:00 - 1:00 PM, 214 Light Hall

                2017 - 2018 SEMINARS

August 18:  Chuan He, University of Chicago, HHMI, "RNA methylation in gene expression regulation"

August 25: Craig Lindsley, Vanderbilt University, "The curious case of mGlu1 PAMs - the forgotten Group I mGIuR with New Life"

September 15: Shu-ou Shan, Cal Tech, "Molecular mechanism of membrane protein targeting: chaperone cascades and protean clamps"

October 6: Ken Johnson, University of Texas-Austin, "Role of nucleotide-induced conformational changes in specificity and evolution of drug resistance by HIV reverse transcriptase"

October 20: Enrique De La Cruz, Yale University/NSF, "How Cells Use Chemistry and Physics to Break the Bones that Power Their Movement"

November 10: Armstrong LectureJeremy Thorner, UC Berkeley/NAS: Armstrong Lecture, "A Protein Kinase Network Controls Plasma Membrane Lipid and Protein Homeostasis"

December 1: Cohen LectureErin O’Shea, HHMI President, Harvard University, "Identification of a Transporter Complex Required for Nitrogen-containing Bisphosphonate Function"

December 8: Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University/HHMI  Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4)

December 13, Agata Smogorzewska, Rockefeller University, "Genome Maintenance: From Molecules to Diseases" Note: This seminar will be held on Wednesday in 208 Light Hall.

December 19: Biochemistry Seminar at 10am, Jamaine Davis, Meharry Medical College, "Using 3D structures to understand disease phenotypes"  Note: This seminar begins at 10:00 am.



March 16: Armstrong LectureZhijian “James” Chen, UT Southwestern / HHMI / NAS

March 23: Hao Wu, Harvard / NAS

April 6: Lin He, UC Berkeley

April 13: John Denu, University of Wisconsin

April 20: Houra Merrikh, University of Washington, "“The multifaceted impact of replication-transcription collisions on bacterial life”

April 27: Karlene Cimprich, Stanford University / AAAS Fellow

May 4: Scott Prosser, University of Toronto


Click here for a full listing of previous Biochemistry Frontiers in Biochemistry Seminar Speakers.”

        4:00 - 5:00 PM, 208 Light Hall

The next scheduled Biochemistry Flexner Discovery Lecture is TBD. Please check back here for updates.

In recent years, the Department of Biochemistry has hosted such illustrious speakers as: Jennifer Doudna, Peter Agre, Karl Deisseroth, Joan Steitz, NIDA Director Nora Volkow, Nancy Andrews, and several Nobel Prize winners (Sydney Brenner, Tom Cech, Andrew Fire, Bengt Samuelsson, Kurt Wuthrich, Sir Paul Nurse, and in 2017 Eric Kandel). View a full listing of all Vanderbilt Flexner Discovery Lectures, past and present. Lectures are recorded and may be viewed online.



4:00 - 5:00 P.M.    512 Light Hall


September 5: Welcome Back, BSA Officers

September 19: Stacy Sherrod (McLean Lab), "Application and Techniques of Metabolomics"

October 3: Manny Ascano, PI

October 17: Emily Hodges, PI

October 31: Johanna Schafer (Graduate Student)

November 14: Tyson Reitz, 3rd Year & Justin Marinko (3rd Year)

November 28: Lorena Infante (5th Year)

December 12: Biochemistry Holiday Party

2018 Dates

January 9th
January 23rd
February - (Retreat no colloquium)
March 6th
March 20th
April 3rd
April 17th
May 1st 
May 15th

Biochemistry Student Association Events

Please join us for the first Whine and Cheese Happy Hour of the 2017-2018 academic year. The Happy Hour will be at 4:30PM on August 25th in the Light Hall 6th floor lounge. There will be whine, cheese, dried meats, crackers, and sparkling water. Hope to see you there!

The BSA Whine and Cheese Committee