Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule


Autumn 2019

MLS Seminars are at 4:00 pm in 170 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, 473 W. 12th Ave., unless noted.

Autumn 2019 MLS Seminar Schedule

August 27, 2019

Harry Warner
OSU Counseling and Consultation Services
Professional Development Seminar: Maintaining wellness in graduate school

September 3, 2019

Laszlo Tora
Institut de Genetique et de Biologe Moleculaire et Cellulaire
Regulation of RNA polymerase II transcription by general transcription factors and coactivator complexes
Host: Michael Poirier,

September 10, 2019

Hesham Sadek
UT Southwestern
Redox Regulation of Cardiac Growth and Renewal
Host: Aaron Goldman,

September 17, 2019

Doug Millay
University of Cincinnati
Mergers and acquisitions: making multinucleated muscle through cell fusion
Host: Federica Accornero,

September 24, 2019

Christophe Herman
Baylor College of Medicine
The inpact of transcription errors on phenotypic inheritance and DNA Break repair
Host: Irina Astrimovitch,

October 1, 2019

No Seminar (OSU Mass Spectroscopy Conference)

October 8, 2019

Dane Wittrup
A minimalist protein recognition scaffold
Host: Tom Magliery,

October 15, 2019

Carla Koehler
Manipulating mitochondrial translocation pathways in health and disease
Host: Anita Hopper,

October 22, 2019

Lee Zou
Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Center
The ATR signaling pathway: from basic research to cancer therapy
Host: Qi-En Wang,

October 29, 2019

John Elrod
Temple University
Metabolic underpinnings of myofibroblast differentiation and fibrosis
Host: Federica Accornero,

November 5, 2019

Harmit Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Rules of engagement: molecular arms-races between host and viral genomes
Host: Shan-Lu Liu,

November 12, 2019


Rhiju Das
De novo design of RNA structure/function
Host: OSBP students; Jacob Bowman,

November 19, 2019

Jon Terman
UT Southwestern
Regulating the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons to control cellular form, function and dysfunction
Host: Anthony Brown,

November 26, 2018

No Seminar (Thanksgiving Week)

December 3, 2019

Andrew Oberst
University of Washington
Dying to get noticed: immunogenic cell death in infection and cancer
Host: Ruoning Wang,

Save the Date!

May 19, 2020
Life Sciences IGP Annual Symposium
The Ohio Union

The MLS series is the joint seminar series of OSBP and MCDB. Travel arrangements for MLS seminar are by Franci Brink (614-292-1463) and Lauren Pasquale (614-292-2804), who can both be reached at Schedules are coordinated by the host. Contact the chair of the MLS Seminar Committee, Harold Fisk (, 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.