Pre-Research Seminars

Ph.D. Program
Current Students

Schedule Fall 2016

The up-to-date schedule is in CourseWorks (link).

Pre-research seminars occur in the Fall semester on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:10 pm, Room 800 Fairchild Center. Attendance by Biological Sciences PhD students is required.  Pass/Fail.  Duration: about one hour.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016     (no PRS scheduled)

Thursday, September 08, 2016     BSCI fellowship panel "Fellowship Writing Info Session"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016      Joachim Frank  "Visualization of Molecular Structures by Cryo-Electron Microscopy, and Mechanism of Translation"

Thursday, September 15, 2016     Jean Gautier "Maintenance of Genome Stability"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016      No PRS - Rescheduled for November 22 - Oliver Hobert  “The genetics of nervous system development”

Thursday, September 22, 2016     Richard Vallee   "Microtubules, Motors, and Microcephaly"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016      Christian Schindler  "Interfering with Interferons"

Thursday, September 29, 2016     Michael Shen  “Stem cells in prostate development and cancer”

Tuesday, October 04, 2016           No seminar         Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, October 06, 2016          Jonathan Dworkin “Phenotypic diversity in bacteria”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016           Marty Chalfie  "A Touching Story of C. elegans Neurogenetics"

Thursday, October 13, 2016          Lorraine Symington  "Budding yeast as a model system to study DNA repair and genome integrity"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016           Jian Yang “Ion channels: from molecules to diseases”       

Thursday, October 20, 2016          No PRS - Rescheduled for December 6 - Jia  “Epigenetic control of the genome”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016           Laura Landweber “Genome rearrangements in a unicellular model”

Thursday, October 27, 2016          No PRS - Rescheduled to December 13 - Riccardo Dalla-Favera “Genetics of Lymphoma”  

Tuesday, November 01, 2016       Harmen Bussemaker

Thursday, November 03, 2016    Raju Tomer “Advances in imaging methods for biological sciences”

Tuesday, November 08, 2016       No seminar         Election Day - University Holiday

Thursday, November 10, 2016     Rodney Rothstein “Yeast, a model system for recombination, cancer and…”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016      No PRS

Thursday, November 17, 2016     Gary Struhl

Tuesday, November 22, 2016      Oliver Hobert  “The genetics of nervous system development”

Thursday, November 24, 2016     No PRS         Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 29, 2016       Iva Greenwald

Thursday, December 01, 2016      Cory Abate-Shen - No PRS - Cancelled

Tuesday, December 06, 2016      Songtao Jia  “Epigenetic control of the genome”

Thursday, December 08, 2016      John Hunt “A structural biologist's approach to the Central Dogma”

Tuesday, December 13, 2016       Riccardo Dalla-Favera “Genetics of Lymphoma” - No PRS - Cancelled

Thursday, December 15, 2016      No PRS     Study Day

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