12/3MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Derrick Brazill
MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Derrick BrazillTuesday, December 3rd, 201903:30 PM - 04:30 PMStorrs CampusBPB 130
Derrick Brazill, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Hunter College, CUNY
Hosted by Dr. David Knecht
"Insights into cell motility through combining modeling and experimentation"
Summary: Bleb-based motility, where the cell moves by detaching its membrane from the underlying cell cortex, is the major mode of motility in embryonic and metastatic cells. We use a combination of mathematical modeling and experimentation to identify the biophysical forces and proteins critical to this process.
Professor Brazill received his BS in Biology from Stanford and his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. After a post-doctoral position at Rice University, he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Hunter College in 1999. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Hunter. In addition, he is the Director of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, which is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing PhD degrees in the biomedical sciences. During his time at Hunter, Dr. Brazill has received several honors including being the inaugural speaker for the “Lecture in Mentoring Excellence” at the National Institutes of Health, and the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, “the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers”.
To learn more about Dr. Brazill, view abstract at https://mcb.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2341/2019/11/Functional-interaction-of-PkcA-and-PldB-regulate-aggregation-and-develop....pdf
Dr. Brazill's website: http://biology.hunter.cuny.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=92Contact Information: Ciara.Hanlon@uconn.edu More
12/4MCB 1200 Virus Hunters Poster Session
MCB 1200 Virus Hunters Poster SessionWednesday, December 4th, 201902:00 PM - 04:00 PMStorrs CampusBPB Lobby
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2-4 pm, BPB lobby. Light refreshments will be served.Contact Information: email@example.com More
12/5“Microbe Hunting: Crowdsourcing the Discovery of Antibiotics" Poster Symposium.
“Microbe Hunting: Crowdsourcing the Discovery of Antibiotics" Poster Symposium.Thursday, December 5th, 201910:00 AM - 11:30 AMStorrs CampusBPB Lobby
Refreshments and coffee will be served. All are invited and encouraged to attend.Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More
12/5MCB Ph.D. and PSM/PM Career Development Seminar
MCB Ph.D. and PSM/PM Career Development SeminarThursday, December 5th, 201905:00 PM - 06:00 PMStorrs CampusBeach Hall 209Contact Information: email@example.com More
12/6MCB Graduate Seminar Series: Aaron Feinstein
MCB Graduate Seminar Series: Aaron FeinsteinFriday, December 6th, 201912:20 PM - 01:20 PMStorrs CampusBPB 130
Presenter will be Aaron Feinstein, May Lab
"The Mechanism Behind PKR Autophosphorylation -- A Computational Approach"
The monthly lunch reception will be held beforehand starting at 12:00 pm in the BPB lobbyContact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org More