The monthly CBI Chalk Talk is a highlight of the program and brings the community together to learn about cutting edge research. In each half of a Chalk Talk, the faculty advisor introduces the problems being tackled using only “chalk” on the chalk board – this forces a big picture overview, accessible to all. A student from the lab then presents recent research results, again with a focus on broad accessibility. Discussion is highly encouraged and is generally vibrant! After the two Chalk Talks, everyone convenes for a pizza lunch, just outside of the seminar room, for still more discussion of the talks!
Upcoming Chalk Talks
Date: See poster for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 dates
Location: Fall 2020 – Virtual; Spring 2021 – TBA
Past Chalk Talks
“A Cryptic Site on the Proteasome-Associated Deubiquitinase UCH37/UCHL5 is Required for Chain Editing and Degradation“
Student Speaker – Jiale Du (Strieter Lab)
“Real-time Monitoring of Transient Lipid-Lipid Interactions in Live Cell Membranes using a DNA Prob“
Student Speaker – Yousef Bagheri Zarringhabae (You Lab)
“Multiplex Imaging in Living Cells with Fluorogenic RNAs“
Student Speaker – Ru Zheng (You Lab)
“Physical Origins of DnaK-substrate binding revealed through Physics-based modeling“
Erik Nordquist (J. Chen Lab)
Targeting Tau “The spread and aggregation of the protein tau has been linked to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, known as tauopathies. Mounting evidence suggests that the spread of tau aggregates may underlie disease phenotype, however the mechanism for this toxicity is still unknown. The Rauch lab uses a variety of cell biology, biochemical, and in vivo techniques to characterize consequences of tau propagation in the central nervous system and to define/target the molecular requirements for tau spread. As the newest faculty to the BMB department, Jenny will give a brief overview of exciting projects that will be starting in her lab this upcoming January.”
Rauch Lab, new incoming BMB Assistant Professor beginning in January 2021.
Great talks and discussions with 78 attending this first-ever Zoom Chalk Talk!
Andrew Smith (Hardy lab) “Studying protein interactions to identify caspase exosites”
Nathan Canniff (Hebert lab) “Characterization of Putative ER Adaptors/Co-Chaperones TTC13 and TTC17”
Heather Bisbee (Strieter lab) “The Proteasomal Deubiquitinase UCH37 Promotes Degradation In Cellulo”
Katie Wahlbeck (Thompson lab) “Investigation of CheA Protein Dynamics with Solid State NMR”