About UConn Structural Biology
The UConn Partnership for Excellence in Structural Biology brings together faculty, staff, and students to form an interactive research and training environment. We have active research programs in the structural analysis of macromolecular assemblies and membrane proteins, computational and experimental methods development, computational modeling, and analysis. Our major facilities include NMR, X-ray crystallography, Proteomics & Metabolomics core facilities as well as the National Center for Analytical Ultracentrifugation. The partnership supports collaborative research projects, interdepartmental graduate training and an annual symposium (NESS).
MBB Journal Club: Kerry Silva McPherson12:00pm
Monday, October 19th, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
UConn Health Remote Access: Blackboard Collaborate"TRIP13 regulates DNA repair pathway choice through Rev7 conformational change"
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- Oct 20 MBB Seminar: Jonathan E. Dworkin12:00pm
MCB Seminar Series: Shawna Reed3:30pm
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Other OnlineMCB Seminar Series
Shawna Reed, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Host: Ken Campellone
"Coxiella and the arms race between host and pathogen…"
The bacterium Coxiella burnetii enters eukaryotic host cells uses at least 130 secreted bacterial proteins to modify the late endosome into an autolysosomal, highly fusogenic compartment, allowing massive bacterial replication while promoting host cell survival and inhibiting innate immune responses to infection. Using an insect larval model for multicellular infection, bacterial effectors which inhibit immune response, promote multicellular infection and modulate Coxiella vacuole formation were identified.
As a scientist, Dr. Reed is passionate about uncovering the molecular interactions between host cells and intracellular bacteria. She has studied Rickettsia and Listeria actin-based intracellular motility at UC Berkeley and Coxiella genetics and host interactions at Yale.
In her laboratory, she looks forward to creating research projects for undergraduates curious about intracellular pathogens, bacterial genetics, interactions with host immune sensing pathways, and how individual bacterial effector proteins might contribute to virulence by hijacking host cell functions.
To learn more about Dr Reed's work, view https://mbio.asm.org/content/7/4/e01127-16.long
and visit her website:
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EEB Seminar: Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. (Univ. São Paulo)3:30pm
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Other onlineThe Structure of Ecological Networks Across Levels of Organization
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- Oct 22 MCB PSM Professional Development Seminar5:00pm
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