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Due to public health and safety concerns in response to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, please assume that all listed Biochemistry Department events are deferred until further notice. Please refer to the Vanderbilt University website for guidance:

12:20 PM, 1220 MRB III

January 21: Justin Marinko, “There and Back Again: A Protein’s Tale” (Sponsored by the Center for Structural Biology)

12:00 – 1:00 PM, 214 Light Hall

DEFERRED: March 27:  Kenneth J. Marians, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Resolution of DNA Replication-Transcription Conflicts”

DEFERRED: April 3:  Johannes Walter, Harvard University Medical School, “The Acrobatics of Replication-Coupled DNA Repair”  Sponsored by Provost Research Studio

DEFERRED: April 24, 1:00-2:00 pm:  John F. X. Diffley, The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom, “How Are Our Chromosomes Replicated?”

May 1:  Eric Enemark, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, “TBA”


DEFERRED: April 17-18, 2020:  Department Retreat at The Chattanoogan Hotel (Chattanooga, TN)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle D. Wang, Cornell

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.

Spring 2020 STUDENT COLLOQUIUM  Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM     512 Light Hall

January 21:  Opening Remarks & Ray Blind (1hr)
February 4:  Maureen Gannon (1hr)
February 18:  Kim Petrie (1hr)
March 3:  Petria Thompson (1hr) Cancelled
DEFERRED: March 17:  James Hutchison (1hr)
DEFERRED: March 31:  Hillary Layden (.5hr) and Cait Kirby (.5hr)
DEFERRED: April 14:  Sarah Arcos
DEFERRED: April 28:  Velia Garcia (.5hr) and Jeffrey Jian (.5hr)
DEFERRED: May 12: Monica Bomber (1hr)