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All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Tamkin Student Lecture Building, Room F-114

September 30: Victor Torres, PhD, New York University School of Medicine, “Staphylococcus aureus Bi-Component Leukotoxins: more than just neutrophil killers”

October 14: Daniel Lowenstein, UC San Francisco, "Genetics and the dawn of precision medicine for epilepsy"

October 21: M. Patrik Bavoil, U of Maryland Dental School, "The ying yang of chlamydial biology"

October 28: John Calarco, Harvard University, "Interrogating co- and post-transcriptional gene regulation at single neuron resolution"

November 9: Jhumku Kohtz, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, “Long non-coding RNA transcriptional regulation in developing interneurons” Medical Education Building Telemedicine Theatre, Room B001

November 18: Sven Bergstrom, Umea University, Sweden, “Infection Biology of Borrelia spirochetes: from animal models to human disease”

December 2: Juliane Bubeck-Wardenburg, U of Chicago, "Thwarting the host bacterial toxins in lethal sepsis"

January 13: Kim Neve, Oregon Health & Science University, "Normalizing dopamine D2 receptor-mediated responses in D2 null mutant mice by virus-mediated receptor restoration: comparing D2L and D2S"

January 20: Robert Margolis, Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, “Molecular control of the cell cycle: mitosis and beyond”

February 10: Donny Licatalosi, Case Western Research, “Roles and regulations of RNA networks in development”

February 17: Pinghui Feng, USC Institute for Emerging Pathogens & Immune Diseases, "Herpesviruses evade RIG-I-mediated innate immunity via deamidation"

February 19: Frederic Saudou, Institut des Neurosciences, Grenoble, France, "Huntingtin: Linking fast axonal transport, energy supply and neurotropin signaling"

March 2: Thomas Kristie, NIH, "Chromatin dynamics regulate herpes simplex virus infection, latency and reactivation"

March 16: Stanley Lemon, Univ of North Carolina, “MAVS-dependent pathogenesis of Hepatitis A virus”

March 30: Julia Salzman, Stanford, TBA

April 6: Craig Montell, UC Santa Barbara, "Decoding the sensory receptors and ion channels controlling Drosophila behavior"

April 13: Julia Salzman, Stanford University, “Circular RNA is enriched in the brain and induced in human fetal development”

April 20: Bruce McNaughton, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, UCI, "The promise and pitfalls of using immediate-early gene activation as markers for neural activity in behaving animals"

April 27: Hudson Freeze, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, "Human Glycosylation disorders: Science, medicine and sugars"

May 18:Joseph Adams, UC San Diego, TBA