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Announcements

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A special symposium in honor of Dr. James Lee's contribtions to science and teaching on May 14, 2016.
The 72nd ACS Southwest Regional Meeting on November 10-13, 2016 in Galveston, TX. 
April 24, 2016
The 21st Annual Symposium was successfully held on April 23, 2016 at the Levin Hall on UTMB campus
April 21, 2016
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Faculty Seminar on May 2, 2016, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Professor Pei-Yong Shi.
April 7, 2016
We are pleased to invite you to a special SCSB guest seminar on April 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Dr. Nicholas Meanwell, Executive Director, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development.
March 29, 2016
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Community Building Seminar on April 4, 2016, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Research Assistant Professor, David Baillat, from Dr. Eric Wagner's lab.
March 24, 2016
You are cordially invited to 2016 Wang Ying-lai Memorial Lecture on March 31, 2016, 4 pm in room 1.206, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Professor Michelle Wang from Department of Physics at Cornell University.
March 2, 2016
BMB student seminar on March 4, 2016, 12 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Thomas Lucas (Yin lab). His seminar is titled "The Role of MIPI in mtDNA Replication"
February 24, 2016
BMB student seminar on February 26, 2016, 12 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Jordan Speidel (Abdel-Rahman lab). His seminar is titled "ABCB1 promoter haplotypes modify its expression and response to environmental toxins"
February 23, 2016
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Community Building Seminar on March 7, 2016, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Post-doctoral fellow, Zhou Yin, from Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko's lab.
February 3, 2016
BMB student seminar on February 5, 2016, 12 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Catherine Kemme (Iwahara lab). Her seminar is titled "Factors affecting the efficiency of DNA target search by transcription factors"
January 28, 2016
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar on February 4, 2016, 4:00 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Dr. Marc Morais, Ph.D. The talk is titled "Structural and Functional Analysis of a dsDNA Packaging Motor".
January 27, 2016
BMB student seminar on January 29, 2016, 12 pm in BSB 2.212. Our speaker will be Stephanie Moya (Carney lab). Her seminar is titled "The Radiosensitizing Effects of Thrombin Peptide TP508 on Medulloblastoma Cancer Stem Cells"
December 18, 2015
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Faculty Seminar on January 6, 2016, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Dr. Lawrence Sowers.
November 23, 2015
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Community Building Seminar on December 7, 2015, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Graduate student, Dan Nguyen, from Dr. Junji Iwahara's lab.
October 23, 2015
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Community Building Seminar on November 2, 2015, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Graduate student, Andrew Anderson, from Dr. Whitney Yin's lab.
October 13, 2015
We are pleased to invite you to a special SCSB guest seminar on October 20, 2015 at 4:00pm in Research Building 6, room 5.402. Our speaker will be Dr. Dorit Hanein, a distinguished Professor at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute and Adjunct Professor in Pathology at the University of California San Diego.
September 24, 2015
You are cordially invited to attend an SCSB Faculty Seminar, by Dr. Svetla Stoilova-McPhie. This seminar is on October 7, 2015 at 12pm, in Room 5.402, Research Building 6.
September 18, 2015
You are cordially invited to attend a special SCSB Guest Seminar on September 24, 2015 at 1pm, in Room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Prof. Kurt L. Krause in the Biochemistry Department & Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Otago, New Zealand.
May 4, 2015
Congratulations to all the poster winners of the 20th Annual Symposium! They are Alexandre Esadze (postdoc), Sekhar Manukonda (postdoc), David Marciano (postdoc), Premila Samuel (student), Arijit Dutta (student), and Anisha Perez (student).
April 30, 2015
Justin A. Drake (Dr. Pettitt's lab) has been awarded one of the 2015-2016 Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships. These national fellowships are awarded to exceptional computational science PhD graduate students in diverse fields and provides the opportunity for students to take advantage of the petascale supercomputer Blue Waters at NCSA to further their research. Blue Waters is a National Science Foundation supported supercomputer. Congratulations to Justin and the other 2015-2016 recipients.
April 23, 2015
You are cordially invited to the SCSB Community Building Seminar on May 4, 2015, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be PhD Candidate, Levent Albayrak, from Dr. Yuriy Fofanov's lab.
February 23, 2015
Please join us for our next talk in the SCSB Community Building Seminar Series on March 2, 2015, at Noon in room 5.402, Research Building 6. Our speaker will be Research Scientist, Dr. Krishna Mohan Sepuru, from Dr. Krishna Rajarathnam's lab.

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