Molecular Life Sciences Seminar Schedule

Spring 2019

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

Spring 2019 MLS Seminar Schedule


January 22, 2019
Adam Smith
University of Akron
Membrane protein-protein interactions monitored in live cells with PIE-FCCS

Host: Gunjan Agarwal, 

January 29, 2019
Christopher Fraser
University of California-Davis
Getting the message: insight into the mechanism of mRNA recruitment to the human ribosome
Host: Kurt Fredrick,
February 5, 2019
Rachel Brem
The Buck Institute

Genetic dissection of trait variation between long-diverged species
Host: Sharon Amacher,

February 12, 2019
Satchindananda Panda
The Salk Institute
Time restricted eating for the prevention and management of chronic diseases
Host: Sung Ok Yoon,
February 19, 2019
February 26, 2019
Tim Stearns
Centrosomes and Cilia: from Single Molecules to New Model Systems
Host: Jian-Qiu Wu,
March 5, 2019
Lesilee Rose
University of California-Davis
Regulation of asymmetric division in C. elgans embryos
Host: Adriana Dawes,
March 12, 2019
No Seminar, Spring Break
March 19, 2019
Jing Chen
Emory University
Diet, Metabolism and Cancer
Host: Deliang Guo,
March 26, 2019
Abhishek Chatterjee
Boston College
Genetically Encoded Chemistries to Read and Write Eukaryotic Biology
Host: Michael Ibba,
April 2, 2019
Christine Seidman
Brigham and Womens
Genetic Heart Muscle Disease: From Mechanisms to Medicines
Host: MCDB Students
April 9, 2019
Paul Ahlquist
University of Wisconsin
Membrane Remodeling and Redox Switching in RNA Virus Genome Replication
Host: Feng Qu,
April 16, 2019
Genhong Cheng
Type I interferon-mediated anti-viral and anti-inflammatory innate immune responses
Host: Shan-Lu Liu,
Save the Date!
May 21, 2019
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.