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Colloquium

Faculty and students with interests in biology and engineering from across the University gather twice a month during the academic year for a scientific colloquium. Colloquia include talks from graduate students, post-docs, and external speakers from academia and industry.  The goals of these colloquia are to educate Princeton bioengineers about research activities on and off campus, and engage in creative interdisciplinary discussions about recent bioengineering endeavors.

Times and locations of colloquium are provided below and refreshments will be available 15 min before the scheduled time outside the meeting rooms.

The upcoming schedule of talks is:

February 19, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Michael Palmer (Nelson lab graduate student): Stress ball morphogenesis: Tissue engineering inspiration from the developing lizard lung
Makoto Lalwani (Avalos lab graduate student): Optogenetic control of bacterial growth and metabolism for sustainable microbial chemical production

February 26, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, RSVP Only
Rising Stars Seminar Series
Marina Feric (Postdoctoral Fellow at Tom Misteli’s Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH))
The mitochondrial genome as a transcriptional condensate
RSVP to: jpablacio@princeton.edu

March 5, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Cathy Tang (Brynildsen lab graduate student): Metabolite Potentiation of Nitrofuran Activity in Drug Tolerant Bacteria
Hendrik Volkmar Schroeder (Link lab postdoc): Mechanically Interlocked Molecules Made From Engineered Lasso Peptides


March 12, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, RSVP Only
Rising Stars Seminar Series
Changyang Linghu (Postdoctoral Researcher, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Spatial Multiplexing of Fluorescent Reporters for Imaging Signaling Network Dynamics
RSVP to: jpablacio@princeton.edu

March 18, 2021 (Thursday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Gawoon Shim (Cohen lab graduate student): If you can’t join them, beat them: overriding endogenous cell coordination for cellular crowd control
Chang Hyun-Choi (Brangwynne lab graduate student): Engineering autophagic protein condensates to target pathological aggregates

March 26, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, RSVP Only
Rising Stars Seminar Series
Linyi Gao (Graduate Student, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Discovering new molecular functions in microbial defense and beyond
RSVP to: jpablacio@princeton.edu

April 12, 2021 (Monday) – Virtual
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Special Seminar
Matthias Garten (Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health)
The Malaria Parasite – Red Blood Cell Interface: Installing Transport to Survive in an Organelle-free Host Cell

April 16, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, RSVP Only
Rising Stars Seminar Series
Christina Tringides (Graduate Student, Biophysics, Harvard University)
Fully viscoelastic surface electrode arrays to interface with viscoelastic tissues
RSVP to: jpablacio@princeton.edu

April 22, 2021 (Thursday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Mack Walls (Avalos lab and Brangwynne lab joint graduate student): Synthetic Organelles for Metabolic Engineering
Li Cao (Link lab graduate student): Cellulonodin-2 and Lihuanodin: Lasso Peptides with an Aspartimide Post-translational Modifications

April 29, 2021 (Thursday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Special Bioengineering Seminar
Debkishore Mitra (CTO, Lucira Health)
Infectious Disease Diagnostic Development Technologies and Challenges

May 7, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Science Slam – more info to follow

May 14, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Caitlin Deane (Associate Editor, Nature Chemical Biology)
Being a Journal Editor with Nature Portfolio

May 20, 2021 (Thursday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Industrial Speaker Seminar
Adam Rosenthal (Senior Principal Investigator, Dupont Nutrition and Biosciences  {now known as IFF Nutrition and Biosciences})
New bacterial single cell RNA sequencing tools uncover bacterial heterogeneity and reveal community structure and function

May 21, 2021 (Friday) – Virtual
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Zoom link to follow
Cameron A. Myhrvold (Associate Professor, Princeton University, Dept. of Molecular Biology)
CRISPR-based technologies for detecting and perturbing RNA viruses

For questions about this seminar series, please contact Prof. Mark Brynildsen (mbrynild@princeton.edu)