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2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Schedule

All seminars will be held at noon at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science W301.

Date Speaker Institution
10/5/21 David Pincus UChicago
10/19/21 Yi Liao [Rust Lab postdoc] UChicago
10/26/21 Bozhi Tian (chalk talk) UChicago
11/2/21 Seppe Kuehn UChicago
11/16/21 Tong Wu [He Lab postdoc] UChicago
11/23/21 Thanksgiving break UChicago
11/30/21 Yamuna Krishnan UChicago
12/7/21 Grier prize finalists presentation
1/11/22 Kevin Welsher Duke Univ
1/25/22 Alexandra Zidovska NYU [Virtual Presentation]
2/1/22 Sri Iyer-Biswas Purdue Univ
3/8/22 Shankar Mukherji Wash Univ St. Louis
3/15/22 Rae Anderson USD
3/22/22 Edouard Hannezo IST Austria
3/24/22 Mikhail Shapiro Cal Tech
3/29/22 Lisa Jones Univ Maryland
4/5/22 Ahmad Khalil Boston Univ
4/19/22 Mike Levin Tufts Univ [Virtual Presentation]
4/26/22 Tom Kirchhausen Harvard Univ
5/3/22 Jin Zhang UCSD
5/17/22 Eduardo Perozo (chalk talk) UChicago
5/24/22 Suri Vaikuntanathan UChicago

Tuesday October 19, 2021

“Timer & Ruler: Uncovering Hidden Functions of Biological Oscillators In Bacteria”

Yi Liao (Postdoctoral Scholar Rust Lab)

Self-sustained oscillations are ubiquitous in biology and are manifested in a wide range of physiological processes such as neuron firing, heart beats and cell cycle progression. Compared to eukaryotes, the physiological roles of oscillatory behaviors are less explored in bacteria. In this seminar, I will present my work on elucidating the functions of two biological oscillators found in bacteria, the circadian clock and the Min system. Subjecting cells to environmental stress revealed striking physiological consequences enabled by these oscillators, and the findings from both studies resonate with the general idea that oscillatory systems were evolved to cope with fluctuations in the external environment.

12:001:00 p.m.
Gordon Center for Integrative Science,
Room W301 929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Spatiotemporal dynamics of the heat shock response
David Pincus PhD, University of Chicago

To maintain homeostasis amidst environmental perturbations, organisms have evolved adaptive pathways at multiple scales that sense and respond to physical and chemical changes. The heat shock response (HSR), a transcriptional program that dynamically regulates expression of molecular chaperones according to cellular demands, is among the most fundamental and highly conserved of these pathways. Despite its eponymous association with heat, elevated temperature is neither necessary nor sufficient to activate the HSR. Rather, unassembled protein complexes and bimolecular condensates activate the HSR by spatially sequestering molecular chaperones. In this seminar, I will present our recent advances in elucidating the cascade of events that initiate the HSR in budding yeast with special emphasis on the spatiotemporal dynamics of the ligands, chaperones and transcription factors that orchestrate the response.

 12:001:00 p.m.
Gordon Center for Integrative Science,
Room W301 929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL

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2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Schedule

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