Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule

Spring 2018

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

Spring 2018 MLS Seminar Schedule


There is no MLS Seminar on January 9, 2018.

January 16, 2018
Emily Rosenthal-Kim
The Ohio State Univerisyt Technology, Entrepreneuraship, and Commercialization Institute
Professional development: Entrepreneurship

Host: Jane Jackman, 

January 23, 2018
Kelly Monk
Washington University, St. Louis
Molecular mechanisms of glial cell development and myelin repair
Host: Sharon Amacher,
January 30, 2018
Marcus Kronforst
University of Chicago

Characterizing the link between mimicry and mate choice in Heliconius butterflies
Host: Anna Dobritsa,

February 6, 2018
Doug Black
University of California, Los Angeles
Programs and regulatory mechanisms of alternative pre-mRNA splicing in neurons
Host: Anita Hopper,
February 13, 2018
February 20, 2018
Brian Fox
University of Wisconsin
In-crystal reaction cycle of a toulene-bound diiron hydroxylase
Host: Hannah Shafaat,
February 27, 2018
Lynne Regan
Yale University
Understanding natural proteins and designing useful new ones
Host: Tom Magliery,
March 6, 2018
Elizabeth Grayhack
University of Rochester
Fits and starts in the translation of the genetic code
Host: Jane Jackman,
March 13, 2018
No Seminar (Spring Break)
March 20, 2018
Daniel Zilberman
University of California, Berkeley
Epigenetic inheritance of DNA methylation patterns
Host: Keith Slotkin,
March 27, 2018
Zhong-Yin Zhang
Purdue University
Biochemical Basis and Therapeutic Targeting of Oncogenic Tyrosine Phosphatases
Host: Zucai Suo,
April 3, 2018
Karen Anderson
Yale University
From In Silico Hit to Late-Stage Preclinical Candidate to Combat HIV Infection
Host: Zucai Suo,
April 10, 2018
Peter Espenshade
Johns Hopkins University
Regulation of Lipid Homeostasis by Sterol Regulatory Element-binding Proteins in Cancer
Host: Deliang Guo,
April 17, 2018
David Bartel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MicroRNAs and Other Regulatory RNAs
Host: Kotaro Nakanishi,
Save the Date!
May 30, 2018
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.