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BE Seminar Series Academic Year 2004-2005

All seminars will be presented in Rm. 32-141, unless otherwise noted, at 4:05pm.

Date Speaker Topic Host(s)
September 9      
September 16      
September 23      
** to be rescheduled to a later date *** Andrey Shaw
Washington University in Saint Louis
The function of CD2AP in Immunological Synapses and the Kidney Darrell Irvine
October 7 James Sherley
MIT Biological Engineering Division
Elucidation of adult stem cell asymmetric self-renewal at the intersection of cancer, aging, and tissue engineering Pete Dedon
October 14 Noo Li Jeon
University of California at Irvine,
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidic Neuronal Culture Device for AD and Axonal Regeneration Jongyoon Han
October 21  
October 28 Bevin Engelward
MIT Division of Biological Engineering
Engineered Recombo-Mice and -Cells Shed Light on
Mechanisms and Causes of DNA Recombination in Mammals
Pete Dedon
November 4 Andy Ellington
University of Texas at Austin
Nucleic acids as devices for signal transduction: the medium is the message Scott Manalis
November 11  
November 18 Robert Tranquillo

University of Minnesota
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Based on Controlled Cell Remodeling of Biopolymers Medtronic Distinguished Lecture in Biological Engineering
December 2 Barbara Imperiali & trainees
MIT Chemistry Department
Meet the Imperiali Lab Dane Wittrup
December 9 Scott Manalis
MIT Media Arts and Sciences
Microdevices for biomolecular detection Douglas Lauffenberger
January 11 *** Please note special time and place: noon in 66-110 *** Yosef Shiloh
Dept. of Human Genetics & Molecular Medicine, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
ATM: The Art of Maintaining Genome Integrity Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS), Leona Samson, Director
February 10 Steve Altschuler
Harvard University
Bauer Center for Genomics Research
Observing cells on drugs  
February 17 Haw Yang

University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
Exploring Structure-Function Dynamics of Single Biomolecules Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli
February 24 Dr. Ernest Fraenkel
Whitehead Institute
Computational Discovery of Genomic Regulatory Mechanisms BE Faculty Search Committee
March 3 Dr. Elebeoba May
Sandia National Laboratories
Life, Or Something Like It--Simulations of Life in Parallel BE Faculty Search Committee
March 10  
March 17 Mark Gerstein 

Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Understanding Protein Function on a Genome Scale through Integrated Networks Bruce Tidor
March 31 Pamela Silver
Harvard University Medical School
Department of Systems Biology
Spatial control, perturbation and redesign of nuclear programs Drew Endy
April 7 Ting Wu
Harvard Medical School: Dept. of Genetics
Transvection: Pairing up the genomeJames Sherley
April 14 Charles Ofria
Michigan State University
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Experimental Evolution with Digital Organisms Catherine Drennan
April 21      
April 28 David Hunter

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology
Gene-Environment Interactions Harris Lecture
May 5
Shapiro Lecture
Shu Chien
University of California at San Diego
of Bioengineering and Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Mechanotransduction in Vascular Endothelial Cells Roger D. Kamm
May 12 Gerald W. Hart
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine:
Department of Biological Chemistry
Dynamic Protein Glycosylation by O-GlcNAc is a Metabolic Sensor Modulating Transcription, Signaling and Stress Responses in all Multicellular Organisms Ram Sasisekharan

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