Center for RNA Biology 2016-2017 Seminar Schedule

Seminars will be held at 12:00 pm in room 115 of the Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
115 Biomedical Research Tower
David Weinberg, PH.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
“Deviations from the Central Dogma: Untranslated mRNAs and mRNA-Independent Translation”
(Host: Kotaro Nakanishi;

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
160 Meiling Hall
*Note the room location

Anita Corbett PH.D.
Professor, Biochemistry, Emory University
“RNA Binding Proteins in Human Disease”
(Host: Jane Jackman;

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
*Note the date change and room location
160 Meiling Hall
Rich Maraia, M.D.
Section Chief, Molecular and Cell Biology, NIH

“La and La-related protein-4: tRNA & mRNA 3’-end metabolism, codon surveillance, and decay”
(Host: Dan Schoenberg;

Tuesday December 13, 2016
115 Biomedical Research Tower
Niles Lehman, PH.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Portland State University
“Self-assembling and cooperating RNAs: A model for the Origins of Life”

(Host: Mike Ibba;

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
115 Biomedical Research Tower
Mikhail Kashlev, PH.D.
Head, Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Section, NIH
(Host: Irina Artsimovitch;

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
115 Biomedical Research Tower
RNA Fellows Presenting:

Danny Dayeh- “DNA-guided RNA-targeting by a eukaryotic Argonaute”

Blythe Moreland- “Investigations of 5′-end sequence analysis of small RNA”

Kiel Tietz– “Pnrc2 regulates 3’UTR-mediated decay of cyclic transcripts during somitogenesis”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
*Note the room location and date change
Thomas Hermann, PH.D.
Co-Director UCSD Center for Drug Discovery Innovation and Associate Professor, Chemical and Biochemistry, UCSD
Small Molecule Targeting of Viral RNA
(Host: Venkat Gopalan;

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
115 Biomedical Research Tower
Laura Landweber, PH.D.
Professor, Molecular Biology, Princeton
“Noncoding RNA-mediated genome rearrangement in the ciliate Oxytricha”
(Host: Jay Hollick;

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Annual Symposium: US Bank Theater

Thomas Tuschl – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University

Carol Gross – University of California San Francisco

Manuel Ares – University of California Santa Cruz

RNA Center Speaker History