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Department of Biochemistry Spring 2023 Seminar Series

BCHM 5004

Mondays from 4-5pm

Most of our seminars will be presented in person in Engel 223. All seminars will be available via Zoom. To attend the seminar via Zoom, you must be a member of our weekly seminar Canvas site. All biochemistry members have been added to the site. For those outside of biochemistry, please email Lisa Jones to be added. Once added to our Canvas site, you will have access to all seminar links for the semester. 

Date Speaker (Name & Affiliation) Seminar Title

January 23

(Host: Biswarup Mukhopadhyay)

Debswapna Bhattacharya

Department of Computer Science

Virginia Tech 

Exploiting Symmetries in Learning Protein-protein Interactions

January 30

(Host: Brandon Jutras)

Mecaila McClune

Department of Biochemistry

Virginia Tech

Elucidating the role of Peptidoglycan in Lyme Disease Pathogenesis

February 6

(Host: Biswarup Mukhopadhyay)

Jonelle Basso

Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley

National Laboratory

Assessment of viral influence on plant root colonization by plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

February 13

(Host: Pablo Sobrado)

Caren Freel-Meyers

John Hopkins University

Targeting DXP synthase in bacterial central metabolism

February 20

(Host: Pablo Sobrado)

Matthew Champion

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Notre Dame

Enrichment and Validation of Small Proteins from Mycobacteria

February 27

(Host: Kylie Allen)

Emily Gentry

Department of Chemistry

Virginia Tech

Exploring the Human Metabolome Using Organic Synthesis and Mass Spectrometry
March 6 Spring Break - No Seminar  

March 13

(Host: Kylie Allen)

Mike Reddish

Department of Chemistry

Appalachian State University

Human Cytochrome P450 27A1 and Adrenodoxin, Redox Partners... with Benefits

March 20

(Host: Justin Lemkul)

Christina Bergonzo

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

U.S. Department of Commerce

Incorporating Dynamics to Advance Biotherapeutic Platform Developmet

March 27 

(Host: Chloé Lahondère/Biochemistry DEI Committee)

Michele Deramo

Associate Vice Provost of Diversity Education and Engagement

Virginia Tech


April 3

(Host: Clément Vinauger)

Gabriella Wolff

Department of Biology

Case Western Reserve Universiy

Olfactory learning and dopaminergic modulation in dipteran antennal lobes

April 10

(Host: Michael Klemba)

Jiapeng Liu

Department of Biochmeistry

Virginia Tech

Multiple lysophospholipases co-operate to efficiently metabolize and detoxify exogenous lysophosphatidylcholine in Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes 

April 17

(Host: Kylie Allen)

Zhiwu (Drew) Wang

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech

Application-Oriented Bioprocessing for Advanced Water Resource Recovery

April 24

(Hosts: Biswarup Mukhopadhyay and Kylie Allen)

Hannah Shafaat

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ohio State University

Understanding bioinorganic reactivity through the lens of electronic structure

May 1

(Host: Justin Lemkul)

Julia Montgomery

Department of Biochemistry

Virginia Tech

Investigating Membrane-Small Molecule and Membrane-Protein Interactions using Polarizable Molecular Dynamics Simulations