Current Biology Seminars

Everyone is encouraged to attend seminars in the Department. Seminars are normally held either in the D'Ambra Auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Life Sciences Building or in room 248A on the 2nd floor of the Biology Building.

  • Friday, September 19, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium.  Lorin Milescu, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri."Neuronal Excitability Investigated with Real-Time Computation" [Host: Annalisa Scimemi]
  • Monday, September 22, 4:00 P.M. Main Theater, Performing Arts Center. Tyrone Hayes, University of California, Berkeley. "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" [Paul C. Lemon Endowed Lecture]. Reception follows in Futterer Lounge.
  • Friday, September 26, 11:30 A.M., LS 1143. Patrick Allard, University of California, Los Angeles: “Living and reproducing in a complex environment: A model organism approach to the study of environmental stresses” [Host: Prash Rangan].
  • Friday, September 26, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Troy Littleton, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Genetic Dissection of Synaptic Communication in Drosophila" [Host: Greg Lnenicka]
  • Friday, October 10, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Laura Anne Lowery, Department of Biology, Boston College. "Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics in Growth Cone Motility"[Host: Ben Szaro]
  • Friday, October 17, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium.  Chris Dulla, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University. "Spatial Mapping of Astrocyte Glutamate Uptake in the Injured Developing Brain" [Host: Annalisa Scimemi]
  • Friday, October 24, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium.  Mark Williams, Department of Physics, Northeastern University. TBD [Host: Pan Li]
  • Friday, October 31, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Harmit Malik, Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; HHMI. “Genetic conflicts: the usual suspects and beyond” [Host: Marlene Belfort]
  • Friday, November 7, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium.   Rebecca Dutch, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky. New insights into viral and cellular biology from emerging paramyxoviruse [Host: Cara Pager]
  • Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium.  Ludovic Tricoire, Neuroscience Paris Seine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-CNRS-INSERM. "De-orphanizing the delta family of glutamate receptors: role in slow glutamatergic synaptic transmission" [Host: Annalisa Scimemi]
  • Friday, November 14, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Jan Halamek, Chemistry Department, University at Albany. Bioelectronics: From Newly Emerged Concepts to Current Applications [Host: Pan Li]
  • Friday, November 21, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Melissa Moore, RNA and Neuro-therapeutics Institutes, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Assembly and Dynamics of Uber Complex RNPs [Host: Chen Wang]
  • Friday,December 5, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Jeremy Dittman, Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College. Complexin-mediated inhibition of vesicle fusion: conserved functions from worm to mouse [Host: Annalisa Scimemi]
  • Friday,December 12, All Day  D'Ambra Auditorium. Life Sciences Research Symposium featuring posters and talks [Host: Life Sciences Initiative]
  • Friday, December 19, 3:00 P.M.  D'Ambra Auditorium. Susan Rosenberg, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine. How bacteria and cancer cells regulate mutagenesis and their ability to evolve [Host: Marlene Belfort]