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Fall 2020


Sept. 24: Andrew Gulick, UB Structural Biology, Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis: Studies of a Protein Assembly Line.

Oct 1: Nicholas Leigh, Lund University, (title tbd).

Oct. 8: Xiang-Dong "David" Zhang, Buffalo State College, Poly-SUMO chain modification in control of the progression through mitosis and cytokinesis.

Oct. 15: Trisha Wittkopp,  University of Michigan, Development and evolution of Drosophila pigmentation: molecular mechanisms and connections to mating behavior.

Oct 22: Chris Brown, Research Scientist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Advances in RNAi Therapeutics.

Oct. 29: Derek Taylor, UB Biological Sciences, RNA virus-host interactions: insights from paleovirology.

Nov. 5: Alessio Vagnoni, King's College London, Intracellular trafficking and neuronal ageing.

Nov. 12: Jason Kay, UB Oral Biology, Changing dynamics between phagocytes and oral microbes.

Nov. 19: Luis Barreiro, University of Chicago, (title tbd).

Dec. 3: Fraser Sim, PhD, (title tbd).

Dec. 10: Hyuk-Jae Edward Kwon, UB Oral Biology, Understanding morphogenesis through tooth development.

Welcome new faculty

This fall, the Department of Biological Sciences welcomes Eric J. Strobel as the newest member of our faculty. Dr. Strobel's research interests are Nascent RNA structure and function. His research areas are: Cell and Molecular; Genetics; Genomics; and Microbiology. His research summary states, "We study the basic mechanisms through which cotranscriptional RNA folding mediates gene regulation and RNA biogenesis by developing and applying high-throughput approaches for measuring nascent RNA structure and function."  Learn more.

UB Biological Sciences In-the-News