Joachim Frank Lunch

January 25, 2018
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Nobel Laureate & Columbia University Professor Joachim Frank (center) visited UC San Diego to give the Kamen Lecture on January 25, 2018. All MBTG Trainees had lunch with Dr. Frank before his talk, titled "Single-Particle Cryo-EM: The Sky is the Limit."

Past Monthly Student Seminar Series

2016-2017 Speakers

Date Speaker Topic
Oct 4, 2016 Ben Jagger, Rommie Amaro/Andy McCammon Labs “Milestoning: Kinetic Rates for the 99%"
Nov 1, 2016 Charles Lin, Ross Walker Lab “Molecular Dynamics: Preparing AMBER for an Exoscale Future”
Dec 6, 2016 Riley Peacock, Elizabeth Komives Lab "Functional Dynamics of Thrombin"
Jan 10, 2017 Sarah Kochanek, Rommie Amaro/Andy McCammon Labs "Brownian Dynamics of Computationally Designed Proteins Against Influenza"
Feb 7, 2017

Please attend the Graduate Student Seminar in the Garren Auditorium (School of Medicine) at 4:00pm. 

William L. Jorgensen, PhD. Yale University

"Computationally Driven Discovery of Enzyme Inhibitors"

Mar 14, 2017 DeeAnn Asamoto, Judy Kim Lab "Investigation of Membrane Protein Folding in Nanodiscs"
Apr 11, 2017 Benjamin Dick, Seth Cohen Lab "Crystallographic Studies of Metalloenzyme Inhibitors"
May 9, 2017 Sam Kantonen, Mike Gilson Lab “Binding Thermodynamics Prediction and Measurement”
Jun 13, 2017 Jeff Mindrebo, Joe Noel/Mike Burkart Labs "Structure and Function of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis Enzymes"

Past Special Seminars

 

Antonina Roll-Mecak

NIH/NINDS 

"How cells read and write the tubulin code"
Jan 17, 2018 at 4:00pm - Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
Hosted by Sam Reck-Peterson

Past MBTG Seminar Series

John Kuriyan

University of California, Berkeley 

“Deconstruction of the Ras switching cycle through saturation mutagenesis
Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00pm - Leichtag 107
Hosted by Adam Maloney

Stephen H. White

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California at Irvine 

"Membrane Protein Folding: Biology Meets Thermodynamics"
May 30, 2017 at 12:00pm - NSB 1205
Hosted by Noah Kopcho

David E. Shaw

Columbia University and DE Shaw Research

“Long molecular dynamics simulations of proteins: Progress, promise, problems”
March 15th, 2016 at 2:00pm - NSB 1205
Hosted by Chris Lee

Marcus Covert

Stanford University

"Integrating Large-scale, Heterogeneous Measurements in a Single Cell"
May 9th, 2016 at 12:00pm - Leichtag 107
Hosted by Ryan Lannan

Thomas F. Miller, III

California Institute of Technology

"Multiscale Dynamics of Enzyme Catalysis and Sec-Facilitated Protein Translocation"
April 21, 2015 at 12:00pm - NSB 1205
Hosted by Jeff Wagner

Matthew Disney

The Scripps Research Institute

"Sequence-based design of selective small molecules targeting RNA"
February 20, 2015 at 12:00pm - NSB 1205
Hosted by Jessica Peters

MBTG Annual Retreat

2018 MBTG Annual Retreat

Friday April 27th, 2018

MBTG Faculty and Trainees attended the MBTG Annual Retreat on Friday April 27th, 2018 at the Institute of the Americas’ Copley International Conference Center. The Retreat featured talks by the following emerging Chemistry faculty at UCSD:

  • Galia Debelouchina: “In cell structural biology of chromatin organization”
  • Colleen McHugh: “Identifying and targeting non-coding RNA and protein interactions”
  • Alexis Komor: “Investigating the Chemical Biology of DNA Damage and Repair”
  • Lalit Deshmukh: “Late stages of HIV-1 replication studied by solution NMR spectroscopy”

Three MBTG alumni gave quick lightning talks of five minutes each on their research:

  • Rob Alberstein, Tezcan Lab: "Engineering the Entropy-Driven Free-Energy Landscape of a Dynamic, Nanoporous Protein Assembly"
  • Christopher Fisher, Godula Lab: "Cell Surface Remodeling with Glycopolymers to examine Influenza A host recognition"
  • Kristen Ramsey, Komives Lab: "Prediction of the Presence of a Seventh Ankyrin Repeat in IκBε from Homology Modeling Combined with Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry (HDX-MS)"

Afterwards, MBTG trainees presented their research at a Poster Session held in the Arango Foyer. Congrats to the three poster award winners below!

  • Hannah Rutledge, Tezcan Lab: "Investigating the Role of an Oxygen Ligand to the P‐Cluster in Nitrogenase"
  • Noah Kopcho, Chang Lab: "ABC Transporter Dynamics: A New Perspective"
  • John Gillies, Reck-Peterson Lab: "Regulation of Human Dynein by Lis1"
Thanks to faculty, speakers, trainees, and alumni for their participation in making this event a great success! 
 Rob Alberstein  Chris Fisher  Kristen Ramsey
MBTG Alumni Rob Alberstein (l), Chris Fisher, and Kristen Ramsey (r) give Lightning talks. 
Sarah Ur, Betsy Komives  Ryan Lumpkin, Bryce Ackermann  Alexis Komor, Colin Deniston
MBTG Alum Sarah Ur presents her poster to Program PI Betsy Komives (l). MBTG Alumnus Ryan Lumpkin presents to graduate student Bryce Ackermann (center). Trainee Colin Deniston presents on his research to Alexis Komor (right).
Group dinner

2018 MBTG Retreat Program Book & 2018 MBTG Retreat Schedule

2017 MBTG Annual Retreat

Friday May 5th, 2017

 

MBTG Faculty and Trainees attended the MBTG Annual Retreat on Friday May 5th, 2017 at the Institute of the Americas’ Copley International Conference Center. The Retreat featured talks by young and emerging Faculty at UCSD. Elena Koslover of the Department of Physics gave a talk on "Emergent Physics of Intracellular Soft Matter, from DNA to Cytoplasm." Dmitry Lyumkis of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies followed with a talk describing his research on “Structural Insights into Retroviral Integration using Cryo-EM.”

Five MBTG alumni gave true “lightning” talks of five minutes each on their research to update the group on their progress since leaving the program. Afterwards, MBTG trainees presented their research at a Poster Session held in the Arango Foyer. PI Elizabeth Komives and the poster judges recognized Sarah Ur and Adam Maloney with poster awards for their research. Sarah's research was entitled: “The Msh4‐Msh5 complex’s role in meiotic crossover formation” and Adam's was "A Minimal In Vitro Translation for Structural Studies of FMRP." Congratulations Sarah and Adam!

Trainees and Faculty enjoyed a BBQ Dinner afterwards on the Friend Plaza to start off their weekend right. Thanks to faculty, speakers, trainees, and alumni for their participation in making this event a great success! 

2017 MBTG Retreat Program Book & 2017 MBTG Retreat Schedule

elena koslover talk    Bryan arias talk

Elena Koslover gives her presentation (l); MBTG Alumnus Bryan Arias gives a lightning talk (r).

Poster Session    Dinner

MBTG Trainee Benjamin Jagger presents his poster (l); attendees enjoy dinner after the program (r).

Molecular Biophysics Training Grant, NIH Grant T32 GM008326