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September 2019

CSB Departmental Seminar: Exploiting bacterial toxins in characterizing extracellular interactions

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramsay Wright 432

Ph.D Associate Professor Mikko Taipale Donnelly Centre for Cellular + Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto "Exploiting bacterial toxins in characterizing extracellular interactions" Abstract: Established protein-protein interaction assays, such as yeast two-hybrid assay or AP-MS, have been powerful technologies in characterizing interactions between soluble intracellular proteins. Where they fall short, however, are interactions between transmembrane receptors and their ligands. Currently, there are no easily scalable methods for studying receptor/ligand interactions in an unbiased fashion. Thus, identifying ligand/receptor pairs has remained challenging…

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October 2019

CSB Departmental Seminar: “Evolution of voltage-gated Ca2+ and Degenerin/ENaC ion channel function in the Metazoa: Insights from the basal invertebrate Trichoplax adhaerens”

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramsay Wright 432

Ph.D Assistant Professor Adriano Senatore Cell Systems and Biology, University of Toronto at UTM "Evolution of voltage-gated Ca2+ and Degenerin/ENaC ion channel function in the Metazoa: Insights from the basal invertebrate Trichoplax adhaerens" Abstract: Trichoplax adhaerens is an early-diverging seawater animal that lacks muscle, synapses and a nervous system, and yet is capable of motile behaviors including feeding, phototaxis and chemotaxis. Transcriptome sequencing in our lab revealed that Trichoplax expresses a nearly full complement of genes required for fast and…

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CSB Departmental Seminar: “Maintenance and remodeling of cell-cell junctions in dynamic epithelia”

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramsay Wright 432

Ph.D Associate Professor Ann Miller  Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) University of Michigan "Maintenance and remodeling of cell-cell junctions in dynamic epithelia" Abstract: The Miller lab investigates questions about cytokinesis, cell-cell junction dynamics, and epithelial tissue mechanics. We are focused on how adhesion and barrier function are maintained and remodeled during cell shape change events such as cytokinesis. We have identified mechanisms that allow cell-cell junctions to be stable enough to promote cell-cell adhesion and barrier function,…

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