Past Invited Speakers at The Center for Structural Biology

The CSB is committed to bringing top-ranked faculty to UAB through our Visiting Faculty Symposium Lecture Series each year.  The CSB sponsors along with other departments across campus nationally and internationally recognized experts in the fields of structural biology.  In addition to the visiting faculty series every month our graduate students and post doctoral fellows participate in the Structural Biology Student Colloquium series.  Past invited speakers can be seen below:

January 2014

Dr. Dean Myles, Group Leader for Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
"Neutron-based Structural Biology: From Atoms to Cells"

November 2013

Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe, Assistant Professor , Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine
"Filoviral Immune Antagonists"

April 2013

Keith Dunker, PhD, Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Indiana University Schools of Medicine & Informatics
"Intrinsically Disordered Proteins"

February 2013

Kenneth Taylor, PhD, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University
"Molecular Electron Tomography: The problem and its solution of extracting molecular conformations
& interactions from tissues & other inherently heterogeneous biological structures"

November 2012

Carlos Bustamante, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley,
Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
"Discrete Steps and Inter-Subunit Coordination of a DNA-Packaging Ring ATPase"

October 2012

John M. Robinson, MD, PhD, South Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Activation of the Cardiac Myofilament: Structural Biology under Native

September 2012

Gary Ren, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, The Molecular Foundry

"Individual-particle electron tomography- a method to uncover protein dynamics"

August 2012

Gideon Schreiber, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science,
Rehovot, Israel
"Structural and dynamic determinants of type I interferon receptor assembly and their functional