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Past Meeting & Seminar Information

Day Date Time Location Topic(s) Speaker(s)
Friday 03/20/09 11 AM Building 35 BB room 1000  Thermostabilisation and structure determination of a beta1 adrenergic receptor  Chris Tate (MRC-LMB Cambridge U.K.) 
Tuesday 03/10/09 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  A tale of two substrates: A novel mechanism for sodium:neurotransmitter symport   Jonathan Javitch (Columbia Univ., NY) 
Tuesday 02/10/09 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  The aquaporin-0 mediated membrane junction   Tom Walz (Harvard Medical School, Boston) 
Tuesday 01/13/09 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Channel and transporter modes of CLC proteins   Merritt Maduke (Stanford University) 
Thursday 01/08/09 11 AM B37, 6th floor conference room 6107/6041  Structure and gating of outer membrane proteins by NMR -- jointly with Lambda Lunch --  Lukas Tamm (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) 
Thursday 12/11/08 10 AM B37, 6th floor conference room 6107/6041  The bacterial chemotaxis pathway: Signaling mechanism of an ultrasensitive and ultrastable receptor array -- jointly with Lambda Lunch --  Joe Falke (University of Colorado, Bolder) 
Tuesday 12/09/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Structural insights into the function of TRPV channels  Rachelle Gaudet (Harvard) 
Thursday 11/13/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  What stabilizes membrane protein structure?   Jim Bowie (UCLA) 
Tuesday 10/21/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Mapping membrane protein interactomes: From yeast to humans  Igor Stagljar (Univ. Toronto) 
Tuesday 09/16/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Structural studies of native membrane bound macromolecular assemblies in situ by cryo-electron tomography  Mario Borgnia (NCI) 
Tuesday 06/10/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  GPCR ligand binding and release - Insights and mysteries  Dave Farrens (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR) 
Tuesday 05/13/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Crystallization and structure of photosynthetic membrane proteins  Petra Fromme (Arizona State University, Tempe, AR) 
Tuesday 04/15/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Structure and function of rhodopsin  Dan Oprian (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA) 
Tuesday 03/11/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Gating rearrangements in the glutamate receptor ion channel  Lonnie Wollmuth (State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY) 
Tuesday 02/26/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  NMR solution snapshot of the integral membrane enzyme DsbB in action  John Bushweller (UVa, Charlottesville, VA) 
Tuesday 02/12/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Using FRET to probe conformational changes in ion channels  Jie Zheng (University of California at Davis, CA) 
Tuesday 01/15/08 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  A tale of membrane deformation and impossibly small holes - Applications of CryoEM in membrane biology  Vinzenz Unger (Yale, New Haven, CT) 
Monday 01/07/08 10:30 AM Building 40 room 1201/1203  Crystal structure of the human beta-adrenergic receptor  Brian Kobilka (Stanford, CA) 
Tuesday 12/11/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Structure and mechanism of the maltose (ABC) transporter from E. coli  Amy Davidson (Purdue, West Lafayette, IN) 
Tuesday 11/13/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Dynamics of glutamate transport observed on a sub-millisecond time scale  Christof Grewer (University of Miami School of Medicine, FL) 
Tuesday 10/16/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Chemical tinkering with voltage-gated K+ channel complexes  Bill Kobertz (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA) 
Tuesday 06/05/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Gating at the potassium channel selectivity filter  Eduardo Perozo (University of Chicago) 
Tuesday 05/08/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Acid-base chemistry, and the structure and electrostatics of the nicotinic-receptor ion-channel pore   Claudio Grosman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
Tuesday 04/10/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Amyloid oligomers increase membrane conductance by altering dielectric structure  Jim Hall (UC Irvine, CA ) 
Tuesday 03/13/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Regulation of ion transport   Joao Cabral (Yale, New Haven) 
Tuesday 02/13/07 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Insights into Na+/Cl- dependent neurotransmitter transporters from structure / function studies of a bacterial homologue   Satinder Singh (Vollum Institute, Portland) 
Tuesday 12/12/06 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Protein interactions at the bacterial cell surface   James Coulton (McGill, Montreal) 
Tuesday 11/07/06 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Type III secretion machines: bacterial devices for protein delivery into eukaryotic cells   Jorge Galan (Yale, New Haven) 
Thursday 10/12/06 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Turnover and coupling in a ClC-type Cl-H+ exchanger   Chris Miller (Brandeis, Waltham) 
Tuesday 09/12/06 1 PM Building 35 BB room 1000  Magnesium transport in Salmonella virulence and the crystal structure of the CorA magnesium channel   Michael Maguire (Case Western, Cleveland) 
Tuesday 05/09/06 11 AM Building 50 room 1328/1334  Domain motions in membrane proteins – the case of the complex II superfamily   Tina Iverson (Vanderbilt University) 
Wednesday 04/12/06 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Crystal structure of an integral membrane metalloenzyme that oxidizes methane   Amy Rosenzweig (Northwestern University) 
Wednesday 02/15/06 12:30 PM Building 50 main auditorium  Increasing throughput of membrane protein structures   Jeff Abramson (UCLA) 
Wednesday 12/14/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Transport of hydrophobic molecules across the bacterial outer membrane   Bert van den Berg (University of Massachusetts Medical School) 
Wednesday 11/16/05 11 AM Building 50 main auditorium  Homology model for the glucose transporter Glut1, and insights on its function   Jorge Fischbarg (Columbia University) 
Wednesday 10/12/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Regulation of b2-adrenergic receptor dephosphorylation by ubiquitination: A mechanism for membrane receptor degradation   Wei Liang (LMCN, NINDS) 
Friday 06/17/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Structure of the G-protein-coupled receptor rhodopsin and metarhodopsin I   Gebhard Schertler (MRC-LMB Cambridge, UK) 
Wednesday 05/11/05 1 PM Building 50, main auditorium  Computational studies of membrane channels   Klaus Schulten (University of Illinois, Urbana) 
Wednesday 04/13/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Structure / function relationships within the mitochondrial citrate transport protein   Ron Kaplan (Finch University, North Chicago) 
Wednesday 03/16/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Conformational changes in ClC chloride transporters probed with site-directed fluorescent probes   Joe Mindell (NINDS) 
Wednesday 01/12/05 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Biological role of extracellular nucleotides: Molecular recognition in P2Y receptors   Kenneth Jacobson (NIDDK) 
Wednesday 12/15/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Dynamics and conformational changes of a membrane transport protein determined by site-directed spin labeling   David Cafiso (UVa, Charlottesville) 
Friday 11/19/04 11 AM Building 50, main auditorium  X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy as complementary methods in membrane protein structure determination   Werner Kühlbrandt (Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt) 
Wednesday 11/10/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Study of membrane proteins using designed peptide detergents   Shuguang Zhang (MIT, Cambridge) 
Friday 10/22/04 10 AM Building 50, main auditorium  What can we learn from 2D crystals of membrane proteins ?   Andreas Engel (Biozentrum Basel) 
Wednesday 05/19/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  The unexpected complexity of signal sequences   Harris Bernstein (NIDDK) 
Wednesday 04/14/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  TonB-dependent outer membrane transport: Structural answers & mechanistic questions  Michael Wiener (UVa Charlottesville) 
Thursday 02/26/04 3 PM Building 5, room 127  Amphipols and hemifluorinated surfactants: Novel tools for membrane biologists  Jean-Luc Popot (Paris) 
Friday 02/13/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  YidC/Oxa1/Alb3 membrane chaperones facilitate membrane protein insertion   Ross Dalbey (Ohio State University, Columbus) 
Wednesday 02/11/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  NIH Roadmap and membrane proteins   Michael Gottesman (NIH/OD) 
Wednesday 01/14/04 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Functional analysis of the AMPA subtype glutamate receptor ligand binding core dimer interface   Michelle Horning (NICHD) 
Wednesday 12/10/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  X-ray structure and mechanism of the glycerol-3-phosphate transporter GlpT from E. coli   Da-Neng Wang (Skirball NYU) 
Tuesday 11/18/03 4 PM Building 5, room 127  Receptor-mediated protein import: Structure of the complex of the cobalamin receptor and the receptor-binding domain of colicin E3   Bill Cramer (Purdue Univ.) 
Wednesday 10/15/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Structure and mechanics of voltage-gated ion channels   Kenton Swartz (NINDS) 
Wednesday 09/24/03 4:15 PM Building 50, main conference room  X-ray structure and transport mechanism of the lactose permease of Escherichia coli   Ronald Kaback (HHMI, UCLA) 
Friday 09/12/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  The 3D architecture of the multidrug transporter EmrE determined by cryo-EM   Chris Tate (MRC-LMB, Cambridge UK) 
Wednesday 06/04/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Analysis of G-protein-coupled receptor function: One piece at a time   Kevin Ridge (NIST) 
Wednesday 05/21/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Structural studies of the serotonin receptor 5HT-2c   Filippo Mancia (Columbia University / HHMI, New York) 
Friday 05/02/03 2 PM Building 5, room 127  Iron transport : Fluorescence and crystallographic studies of the ferric pyoverdine receptor FpvA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa   Nicholas Folschweiller (Strasbourg, France) 
Wednesday 03/12/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Gating of glutamate receptor ion channels: Crystal structures and functional analysis   Mark Lee Mayer (LCMN, NICHD) 
Wednesday 02/19/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Light-driven ion pumping and signaling with microbial rhodopsins   Hudel Luecke (University of California, Irvine) 
Wednesday 01/15/03 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Citrate-mediated iron-transport in E. coli: A crystallographic study   Wyatt Yue (LMB, NIDDK) 
Wednesday 12/11/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Analysis of G-protein-coupled receptor function: One piece at a time   Kevin Ridge (NIST) 
Wednesday 11/13/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Structure and function of ClC chloride channels   Joe Mindell (NINDS) 
Wednesday 10/16/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Surface plasmon resonance binding assays of G-protein-coupled receptors in a lipid environment   Evan Behre (Biacore) 
Wednesday 09/18/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  no talk    
Wednesday 09/04/02 3 PM Building 5, room 127  Probing ligand structure in membrane proteins by solid-state NMR   Marc Baldus (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany) 
Tuesday 06/25/02 3 PM Building 5, room 127  The FOF1 ATP synthase: efficient coupling in a rotary motor   Robert Nakamoto (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) 
Friday 06/21/02 3 PM Building 5, room 127  Biogenesis of a model type IV secretion system required for interkingdom translocation of oncogenic DNA   Peter Christie (UT-Houston Medical School) 
Wednesday 06/12/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Crystallization of the membrane transporter NhaA with monoclonal antibody fragments   Miro Venturi (VRC) 
Wednesday 05/15/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  The biogenesis of inner membrane proteins in E. coli   Harris Bernstein (NIDDK) 
Wednesday 04/17/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  How a Purple Membrane lipid can control the structure, function and photocycles of the bacteriorhodopsin proton pump   Richard W. Hendler (NHLBI) 
Wednesday 03/13/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Mechanism of action of mutlidrug resistance-linked P-glycoprotein   Suresh V. Ambudkar (NCI) 
Wednesday 02/20/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Crystal structure of the bc1 complex   Di Xia (NCI) 
Wednesday 01/16/02 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Molecular architecture of the bacterial oxalate transporter OxlT   Jürgen Heymann (NCI) 
Wednesday 12/12/01 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Topology studies of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC1) and aquaporin 1 (AQP1)   Jim Turner (NIDCR) 
Wednesday 11/14/01 1 PM Building 5, room 127  No talk on 14 November 2001    
Wednesday 10/10/01 1 PM Building 5, room 127  Three dimensional reconstruction of dynamin in the constricted state   Jenny E. Hinshaw 

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