Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule

Autumn 2023

MLS Seminars will be held in room 170 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute (DHLRI) from 4:00-5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.  

OSBP Specific Seminars will be held in 609 Biological Sciences Building from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


AUTUMN 2023 MLS Seminar Schedule


August 29, 2023

Venkatesan Sundaresan
University of California-Davis
Gametes to Zygotes to Self-Cloning Plants
Host: Shujun Ou,

September 5, 2023 - OSBP Specific

Tom Magliery
OSU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Getting science down to business: Research, development and early commercialization of academic biotech discoveries
Host: Chuck Bell,

September 12, 2023 - In room 160 Meiling Hall, 370 W. 9th Avenue

Zhijian Chen
UT Southwestern
DNA immunity - from human cGAS to bacterial cBASS
Host: Shan-Lu Liu,

September 19, 2023

Lu Bai
Penn State University
Pioneer factor binding specificity and 3D Genome mapping
Host: Ben Stanton,

September 26, 2023

Jeff Baker
Penn State University
A Century of Breakthrough Biotechnology: The Insulin Story
Host: David Wood,

October 3, 2023 - OSBP Specific

Milan Jovanovic
JP Morgan Chase
Title TBA
Host: Venkat Gopalan,

October 10, 2023

Lewis Kay
University of Toronto
Host: OSBP Students

October 17, 2023


October 24, 2023

Gustavo Silva
Duke University
Ubiquitin and the Reprogramming of Protein Synthesis During Oxidative Stress
Host: Michael Kearse,

October 31, 2023

Ben O'Shaughnessy
Columbia University
Title TBA
Host: Jian-Qiu Wu,

November 7, 2023 -OSBP Specific

Blake Szkoda
Forge Biologics
Thoughts on industry vs adacemia: How grad school helped me get here and how it can help others achieve similar goals
Host: Venkat Gopalan,

November 14, 2023

Ed Chouchani
Harvard Medical School
Title TBA
Host: MCDB Students, Ashley Francois

November 28, 2023

Vincent Tagliabracci
UT Southwestern
Title TBA
Host: Tianmin Fu,

December 5, 2023



Save the Date!

May 21, 2024
Life Sciences IGP Annual Symposium
at The Ohio Union


The MLS series is the joint seminar series of OSBP and MCDB. Travel arrangements for MLS seminar are handled by Franci Brink (614-292-1463), who can be reached at Schedules are coordinated by the host. Contact the chair of the MLS Seminar Committee, Guramrit Singh (, with speaker suggestions and policy questions. Speaker nominations of Nobel laureates, NAS members, and HHMI investigators are typically granted without further documentation. Nominations of other speakers doing cutting edge research of broad appeal should include a short justification and CV or similar website link. We strongly encourage nominations of emerging young investigators, women, and under-represented minorities. We also encourage nominations from MCDB and OSBP graduate students.