Weekly Seminars

As a part of the Departmental Seminar series and often in collaboration with other OHSU units, we are proud to host a range of speakers from across the nation and around the world. The varied topics and expertise are a stimulus for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students alike. External speakers generally share lunch with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows during their visits. Upcoming seminars and lectures

April 19, 2022
"Delta cell regulation of beta cell function" presented by Maria Golson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University

April 12, 2022
"Translational chemical probes to image immune function in humans" Presented by Prof Marc Vendrell, University of Edinburgh

April 5, 2022
"Molecular insights into psychedelic drug actions" Presented by: Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

March 29, 2022
Regulation of Calcium Oscillations in β-Cells by Co-activated Cannabinoid Receptors” and "Developing small molecules to probe the nuclear lamina in live cells" Presented by: Aurelien Laguerre, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Scholar, Schultz Lab and Julia Warren, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Scholar, Xiao Lab

March 15, 2022
"Chemical control of Cullin-RING E3 ligase neddylation" Presented by: Danny Scott, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 

March 8, 2022
Student Seminar: "Elucidating the Role of ACE2 in Acute Kidney Injury" and "Exploring the roles of host lipids during SARS-CoV-2 infection" Presented by: Jackie Emathinger, BS, Grad Student Gurley Lab & Scotty Farley, BA, Grad Student Tafessee and Schultz Labs

February 15, 2022
"Flow-based methods for chemical protein synthesis" Presented by: Nina Hartrampf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich

February 8, 2022
Designing a SWELL drug to treat metabolic syndrome" Presented by: Rajan Sah, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University in St. Louis

 February 1, 2022
"Targeting Translation Inhibition as a Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer" Presented by: Sanjay Malhotra, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, Cell, Development & Cancer Biology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

January 25, 2022
"New Covalent Bonding Ability for Proteins" Presented by: Lei Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco 

January 11, 2022
"In-Situ Confinement and Rewiring of Membrane Receptors by Nanotools and Light" Presented by: Robert Tampé, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Institute of Biochemistry Goethe University Frankfurt

January 4, 2022
"Sweet Debate: The Role of Sugar and Fructose in Metabolic Syndrome, Alcohol Use Disorder and Kidney Disease" Presented by Miguel Lanaspa, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nephrology & Hypertension, Oregon Health & Science University

December 14, 2021
"USP36 & The Nucleolar RNA Exosome" Presented by Mushui Dai, Professor of Molecular & Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University 

December 13, 2021
"The Ubiquitin-Mediated Proteolytic System: From Basic Mechanisms and on to Human Diseases and Drug Targeting" Presented by: Nobel Laureate Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

December 7, 2021
"Cyclic Dinucleotide Signaling Via Non-STING-TBK1-IRF3 Pathways" Presented by Dr. Herman Sintim, Purdue University

November 30, 2021
Student seminar: Janelle Tobias, B.S., and Daniel Sanderson, B.S.

November 23, 2021
Student seminar: Matt Blake, B.S., and Michael Berry, M.S.

November 16, 2021
Student seminar: Julia Huey, B.S., and Alina Krollenbrock, M.S.

November 9, 2021
"Incorporation and Consequences of Post-transcriptional Uridine Modifications in mRNAs" Presented by: Kristin Koutmou, University of Michigan

October, 26, 2021
"Dancing to a Different Tune: TANGO Gives Hope for Dravet Syndrome" Presented by Lori Isom, Ph.D., Chair & Maurice H. Seevers Collegiate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan 

October 19, 2021
Student seminar: Gina Calco, B.S.E., and Rich Posert, B.A.

October 12, 2021
"Sweet Journey to a Sugar-coated Trail: Protein glycosylation & secretion in Gram-positive bacteria" Presented by Hui Wi, Ph.D., Professor of Integrative Biosciences, Oregon Health & Science University

October 5, 2021
"Unexplored frontiers in Bacterial Peptidoglycan: New Evidence and the Historical Paradigm" Presented by Gyanu Lamichhane, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, John Hopkins University

September 28, 2021
"Approaches to Developing Potent & Selective Inhibitors for Methyltransferases" Presented by Rong Huang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University