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Winter/Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule

In-person seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm CT in Room 1220 MBR III.

Zoom meeting information will be sent to VICB and CBAS members one week prior to a seminar date. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Tia Patton at:

January 25:  Marcetta Darensbourg – Texas A&M, “Repurposing Bioinspired Molecular Mimics of Enzyme Active Sites for Broader Applications”

February 1:  Kabirul Islam – University of Pittsburgh, “An Integrated Chemical Biology Approach to Probe Chromatin-Modifying Enzymes”

February 8:  Ege Kavalalı  – Vanderbilt University, “Functional Nano-Organization of Central Synapses” In-Person-Only Seminar

February 22:  Brandon Garcia – East Carolina University, “Halting the cascade: The unusual complement evasion strategies of the Lyme disease spirochete” In-Person-Only Seminar

March 1:  Christina Lamers – Leipzig University  In-Person-Only Seminar, “The Development of cyclic peptides to therapeutically target host defense pathways”

March 15:  Smita Krishnaswamy – Yale University, “Deep Geometric and Topological Representations for Extracting Insights from Biomedical Data” (Zoom Only)

March 22:  Aseem Ansari – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, “Crafting Chemical Keys to Unlock the Genome”  In-Person-Only Seminar

March 29:  Rima Al-awar – Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, “WD Repeat Proteins: An exciting family for novel cancer therapeutics”  In-Person-Only Seminar

April 12:  Olivia Rossanese – Institute of Cancer Research, London, “Exploring Monovalent Degraders for Cancer Therapeutics”  In-Person-Only Seminar

April 19:  Bryan Dickinson – University of Chicago, “Synthetic Biology Approaches to Study and Exploit RNA Regulation”  In-Person-Only Seminar

April 26:  Doug Kojetin – Vanderbilt University, “Structural Pharmacology Defines Molecular Mechanism of Ligand-induced PPARγ  Function”  In-Person-Only Seminar



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2021 Seminars

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