MBIG - Fall 2019

The Molecular Biosciences Interest Group (MBIG) seminar series will take place on Fridays at 1:25 - 2:15pm in the Clendenin building, room 1010 (CL 1010) on the Kennesaw Campus (PDF). All faculty, staff, students and Alumni are invited to attend.


Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Thomas Leeper, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University (KSU)
    • "Fragment-based drug discovery to develop warheads targeting cystic fibrosis pathogen proteins"

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • Kirill Lobachev, Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • Eric Albrecht, Associate Professor of Biology in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) at KSU
    • "Acute Inflammatory Responses to Hemorrhagic Snake Venom."

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Peter Narins, University of California, Los Angeles
    • "Hearing Matters: The Puerto Rican Coqui as an exemplary model for acoustic communication in noise."

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Penelope Higgs, Wayne State
    • "Regulatory mechanisms controlling the multicellular developmental program of the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus."

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • Alec Davidson, Morehouse School of Medicine

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • John Salerno symposium - multiple speakers, TBA

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Shaad Ahmad, Indiana State University
    • "Genetic, Genomic, and Computational Analyses of Cardiogenesis in Drosophila"

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Brandon Carpenter, Emory University
    • "Maternal reprogramming of histone methylation regulates germline versus somatic cell fates"

Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Erika Geisbrecht, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Kansas State University
    • "Through thick and thin: Metabolic defects promote muscle degeneration".

Friday, November 8, 2019

  • Todd White, Veterans Affairs
    • "Development of a Preclinical Model for Chronic Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Bill Lanzilotta, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Georgia (UGA)
    • "Anerobic Heme Catabolism; A Pathogen’s Quest for Iron."

Friday, November 22, 2019

  • TyAnna Lovato, University of New Mexico
    • "Practical strategies and ethical considerations for teaching molecular laboratory techniques to future scientists utilizing CRISPR technology."
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