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  1. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. David Cortez, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry, "Maintaining the Genome During DNA Replication"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pmPeiwen Wu (Lu Lab) - "Imaging of intracellular Na+ with a sodium-specific DNAzyme"

        116 RAL

      4. 4:00 pmRanjani Murali (Gennis Lab) - Denitrification in Rhodothermus marinus and the novel nitric oxide reductase

        116 RAL

      5. 4:15 pm

        A. Paul Alivisatos


        Aldrich Lecture

        100 Noyes Laboratory, 505 S. Mathews Ave, Urbana

    2. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 11:00 am

        Chen Gu, Ph.D., http://medicine.osu.edu/neuroscience/people/faculty/chen-gu-ph-d/pages/index.aspx


        MIP Seminar: Dr. Chen Gu, Ohio State University, "Mechanics-Mediated Regulation of Neuronal Morphological and Functional Polarity"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 12:00 pm

        Susan Schantz, UIUC, Comparative Biosciences


        Beckman Institute Director's Seminar - "Neurotoxicology Comes to Beckman"

        1005 Beckman Institute

      3. 12:30 pm

        Emily Coderre, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Neurology


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

      4. 1:15 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Young Ahn (Gennis Lab) - BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF C-FAMILY HEME COPPER OXYGEN REDUCTASES

        Room 333 Burrill Hall

    3. Friday, April 3, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Dr. Neha Garg


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Neha Garg (2014 Anne A. Johnson Work Award Seminar), "Microbial natural products in human health and disease"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 1:30 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Zhanar Abil (Zhao Lab) - Study and Engineering of Nucleic Acid-Binding Repeat Protiens

        117 Roger Adams lab (RAL)

  2. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Tom Insel, NIMH


        Neuroscience Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Tom Insel, NIMH


        “BRAIN: Where Neuroscience, Engineering, Informatics, and Psychology Meet”

        Beckman Institute Auditorium

    2. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Tae Woo Kim (Bioimaging/Neurotech), Pooya Khorrami (Image Formation & Processing), Tim Mahrt (Cognitive Science)


        Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Hongtao Yu, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Pharmacology, "Mitotic Centromeric Transcription and Chromosome Segregation"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      3. 4:00 pmAaron Frimel (Martinis Lab) - " C-terminal appended domains of Leucyl-tRNA synthetases give rise to new functions. "

        116 RAL

      4. 4:00 pmCEE Spring Investiture

        Beckman Institute Auditorium, Room 1025

      5. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

      6. 4:00 pmPadmaja Venkatakrishnan (Gennis Lab) - The Alternative Complex III from Flavoabacterium johnsoniae

        116 RAL

    3. Thursday, April 9, 2015

      1. 11:00 am

        Stephen Duncan, Ph.D., https://illinois.edu/toolbox/20150105110736.action?desktopId=1&componentId=2


        MIP Seminar: Dr. Stephen Duncan, Medical College of Wisconsin, "Using Human iPSCs as a Model for Inborn Errors of Hepatic Metabolism and Drug Discovery"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

    4. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Min Guo


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Min Guo (The Scripps Research Institute), "Novel Functions of Human Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases and Cancer Therapy"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 12:00 pm

        Jonghye Woo, Ph.D., Instructor, MGH – Multimodal MRI Analysis of Speech

        In this presentation, I will outline our recent computational efforts toward developing state-of-the-art MR imaging and image analysis approaches to describe tongue anatomy and motion patterns during speech. Specifically, I will present methods to build a 3D vocal tract atlas and statistical models from structural MRI and a 4D atlas from cine-MRI to understand the standard anatomy and motion of the vocal tract during speech. When complete, this will be a comprehensive and systematic framework to characterize the relationship between tongue muscle structure and function during speech. Also, I will present a method to reveal functional organization of the tongue by determining functional units of the tongue motion. Taken together, the motion analysis framework has already been applied successfully to normal controls and glossectomy patients during speech.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 3:00 pm

        "Trading Toxics in North America: Addressing Methodological and Conceptual Shortcomings in Current Explanation," Sarah Moore, University of Wisconsin-Madison


        Geography & Geographic Information Science Colloquium Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      4. 3:00 pm

        Sarah Moore


        SDEP Seminar

        2269 Tower Room, Beckman Institute

  3. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Shella Keilholz, Georgia Institute of Technology


        Neuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1. 11:00 am

        Mchael Garabedian, Ph.D., http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/garabm01


        MIP Seminar: Dr. Michael Garabedian, NYU Langone Medical Center, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 12:20 pmThursdays@12:20 Concert Featuring The Ginger & Spice Harp Duo

        Beckman Institute Atrium

      3. 12:30 pm

        Joe Stafura, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

    4. Friday, April 17, 2015

      1. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  4. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pmNeuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    3. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1. 11:00 am

        Mark Shapiro, Ph.D., http://biochem.uthscsa.edu/faculty.php?displayID=180


        MIP Seminar: Dr. Mark Shapiro, University of Texas Health Science Center, "Mechanisms of regulation of M-type K+ channels: organizing into specific signaling microdomains."

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pm

        Professor Edward J. Delp, Purdue University


        Digital Signal Processing Seminar

        2269 Beckman Institute

    4. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Michelle C. Barton


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Michelle C. Barton (The University of Texas MD), "TRIM24: unexpected functions of a histone reader"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 12:00 pm

        Lee Josephson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MGH– Magnetic Nanoparticles and MR: From Imaging to Assays and Back Again

        The ability of Magnetic Nanoparticles (NPs) to enhance proton relaxation rates has long been recognized as a way to determine the metastatic status of normal-sized lymph nodes by MRI. Also long recognized has been the ability of magnetic NPs and MR spectrometry to serve as an in vitro assay technology. The sometimes-tortuous journey of these research concepts to commercialization, and to adaptation by the health care system, will be discussed. Finally, I’ll discuss a recent technique for synthesizing radioactive NPs termed “taking the chemistry out of radiochemistry.” What a long strange journey the trip can be, translating nanotechnology from research to the clinic and to final societal adaptation.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  5. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm**CANCELLED** Cell & Developmental Biology STUDENT-INVITED Seminar: Dr. James Spudich, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Arne Ekstrom


        Neuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Geeta Narlikar, Univ. of California, San Francisco, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 11:00 am

        Gentry Patrick, Ph.D., http://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/gentry-patrick.aspx


        MIP Seminar: Dr. Gentry Patrick, University of California San Diego, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

      2. 12:00 pm

        Suma Bhat & Heather Lucas, UIUC, Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows


        Beckman Institute Director's Seminar - "Quantifying Second Language Proficiency", "The Monitoring and Strategic Control of Memory Representations in Younger and Older Adults".

        1005 Beckman Institute

      3. 12:30 pm

        Mike Dickey, University of Pittsburgh | Department of Communication Science and Disorders


        Language Processing Brown Bag

        4269 Beckman Institute

  6. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Lynette Cegelski


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University) "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 12:00 pm

        Neil Vasdev, Ph.D., Director of Radiochemistry MGH, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School – Cutting-edge radiochemical methods and technologies for human PET imaging

        This presentation will focus on some non-traditional approaches to prepare PET radiopharmaceuticals for new targets, and aims to show the intricacies of developing PET radiopharmaceuticals from "bench to bedside." Specifically, cutting-edge approaches and technologies for imaging the dopaminergic pathway with PET, as well as our recent work to expand beyond the “amyloid cascade hypothesis” of Alzheimer’s disease, including tauopathies, will be presented. Several of the neuroimaging agents have also been applied as oncology probes. Translating labeled compounds to PET radiopharmaceuticals and our aspiration to work towards the ultimate, albeit impossible, goal in the field: to radiolabel virtually any compound for PET will be raised as points for discussion.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        1005 Beckman Institute

      3. 3:00 pm

        Geography Graduate Association Invited Speaker: Michael Watts, University of California-Berkeley


        Geography & Geographic Information Science Colloquium Series

        2269 Beckman Institute

      4. 3:00 pm

        Michael Watts


        SDEP Seminar

        2269 Tower Room, Beckman Institute

  7. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pmNeuroscience Seminar

        5602 Beckman Institute

    2. Wednesday, May 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Peiyun Zhou (Cognitive Science/Human Perception & Performance), Boon Chong Goh (Theoretical & Computational Biophysics), Elizabeth Jones (Autonomous Materials Systems)


        Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar

        1005 Beckman Institute

    3. Friday, May 8, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Quanzheng Li, PhD, Assistant Professor – Task Based Maximization of Information in Medical Imaging

        In this talk I will briefly introduce how to use signal and image processing tools to maximize the information derived from medical imaging systems for different diagnosis and prognosis tasks, and demonstrate some applications in image reconstruction (e.g. dynamic PET, time-of-flight PET and spectrum CT) , image analysis (e.g. partialvolume effect correction and treatment response evaluation) and brain network analysis.


        UIUC-MGH Molecular Imaging Seminar Series

        1005 Beckman Institute

      2. 3:00 pmBeckman Imaging Weekly Journal Club

        Beckman Institute - Room 4269 Tower Room

  8. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Dr. Randy Schekman


        CBI/Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Randy Schekman (University of California at Berkeley) "TBD"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

    2. Wednesday, May 13, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmDigital Signal Processing Seminar

        4369 Side Conference Room, Beckman Institute

  9. Week of May 17, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 19, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmBRL Seminar and Journal Club

        Tower Room 4269 Beckman Institute

  10. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmNo Biochemistry Seminar today in lieu of 11th Annual CBI TP Symposium. Keynote address by Prof. Laura Ranum (University of Florida)

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  11. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. David Pellman, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Pediatric Oncology, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

  12. Week of September 13, 2015

    1. Friday, September 18, 2015

      1. All DayNo Biochemistry Seminar Today in lieu of Chemistry G. F. Smith Memorial Lecture. Keynote address by Prof. Christian Amatore (Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris) "TBA"

        116 RAL

  13. Week of October 1, 2015

    1. Friday, October 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate (University of California, Berkeley), "TBD"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  14. Week of October 4, 2015

    1. Saturday, October 10, 2015

      1. All DayBiochemistry Seminar: Wraight Memorial - A Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Colin Wraight

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  15. Week of October 11, 2015

    1. Wednesday, October 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Jean Cook, Univ. of North Carolina, Biochemistry & Biophysics, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

  16. Week of October 18, 2015

    1. Wednesday, October 21, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Myriam Gorospe, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, , "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

  17. Week of October 25, 2015

    1. Wednesday, October 28, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. William Theurkauf, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL

    2. Thursday, October 29, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium

    3. Friday, October 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium

  18. Week of December 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, December 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Valentina Greco, Yale School of Medicine, "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL


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