Seminars & Events



Chair: Yuxin Mao

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


January 23, 2013
Steve Long
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Title: Crystal structure of the calcium release-activated calcium channel Orai
Host: Toshi Kawate

January 30, 2013
Yongli Zhang
Yale University
Title: Measuring our brainpower on a single molecule: Energetics and kinetics of neuronal SNARE zippering
Host: Manfred Lindau



February 6, 2013
Glenn L. Millhauser
University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Why we have the prion metalloprotein: insights from magnetic resonance
Host: Jack Freed

February 11, 2013
Special Day and Time: 1:30PM in Clark 700
Deputy Director, Mechanobiology Institute
Associate Professor, University of Singapore
Title: Nuclear Mechanics & Genome Regulation
Host: Michelle Wang

February 13, 2013
No talk today



February 20, 2013
Megan McEvoy
Arizona University
Title: Survival in a metal-contaminated environment through sequestration and export: lessons from the CusCFBA copper and silver efflux system
Host: Peng Chen

February 27, 2013
Jun Qin
Cleveland Clinic
Title:Structure-based elucidation of integrin adhesive signaling
Host: Yuxin Mao



March 6, 2013
Kathleen Hall
Washington University School of Medicine
Title: U1A/U2B″/SNF/U2A′: How many proteins does it take to bind an RNA?
Host: Ailong Ke

March 13, 2013
Ekaterina Pletneva
Dartmouth College
Title:Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c
Host: Peng Chen


March 27, 2013
Tamas Balla
National Institutes of Health
Title: TBA
Host: Yuxin Mao




April 3, 2013
Katrin Karbstein
The Scripps Research Institute
Title: TBA
Host: Ailong Ke

April 10, 2013
Zhong-Yin Zhang
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Title: TBA
Host: Yuxin Mao

April 10, 2013

April 19, 2013 – Special Day & Location – PSB 120
Elspeth Garman
University of Oxford
Title: TBA
Host: Jeney Wierman
April 24, 2013
Eric Betzig
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title: Pushing the envelope in biological fluorescence microscopy
Host: Julia Kumpf


May 1, 2013
Sergio Grinstein
University of Toronto
Title: Imaging phagocytosis: receptors, signaling and the cytoskeleton
Host: Yuxin Mao
Special Location – PSB 401


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.