Seminars & Events



Chair: Chris Fromme

Colloquia are held in 700 Clark Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.


September 5, 2012
Axel Brunger
Stanford University
Title: New insights into the molecular mechanism of calcium-triggered synaptic vesicle fusion.
Host: Chris Fromme

September 12, 2012
Bianxiao Cui
Stanford University
Title: At the nano-bio interface – probing live cells with vertical nanopillars.
Host: Peng Chen

September 19, 2012
Lena Kourkoutis
Cornell University
Title: State-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy of biological materials and prospects for Cornell
Host: Warren Zipfel

September 26, 2012
Hiro Furukawa
Cold Spring Harbor
Title: Structural Dissection of NMDA Receptor Pharmacology
Host: Toshi Kawate



October 3, 2012
Carlos Bustamante
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Discrete steps and inter-subunit coordination of a DNA-packaging ring ATPase
Host: Rebecca Williams

October 10, 2012
Jennifer Lee
National Institutes of Health
Title: Mechanistic insights into the assembly of a functional amyloid
Host: Peng Chen

October 17, 2012
Jason Locasale
Cornell University
Title: Rewiring of metabolism in the development of cancer
Host: Jerry Feigenson

October 24, 2012
Mingming Wu
Cornell University
Title: Physics of cell migration
Host: Jim Sethna

October 31, 2012
Gerard Marriott
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Design, characterization and biological applications of reversible optical switches
Host: Warren Zipfel




November 7, 2012
Alan Grossfield
University of Rochester Medical Center
Title: Multiscale modeling of G protein-coupled receptors
Host: Manfred Lindau

November 14, 2012
David Lambright
University of Massachusetts Medical
Title: Structural insights into trafficking regulation and manipulation by pathogens
Host: Yuxin Mao

November 28, 2012
Daniel R. Larson
National Cancer Institute
Title: A single-molecule view of transcription and splicing in vivo
Host: Warren Zipfel




December 5, 2012
Taekjip Ha
University of Illinois
Title: Single molecule views of protein dynamics on single stranded DNA
Host: Julia Kumpf


The Cornell Biophysics Colloquium is supported by generous contributions from Cornell departments and units: Nanobiotechnology Center, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, School of Applied & Engineering Physics, Department of Biomedical Science, Physics Department, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biomedical Engineering Program, CHESS, MacCHESS, Department of Molecular Medicine, Vice Provost for Life Sciences, Vice Provost for Research, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.