Upcoming Seminars

All seminars for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be held virtually and not on grounds. Friday seminars will be at 3:30pm. 

Spring 2021

Apr
23

Burger Lecture | Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Roles of Glycans in Neuroplasticity

Burger Lecture | Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Roles of Glycans in Neuroplasticity

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson | CalTech |

Professor Ken Hsu

The field of chemical neurobiology is providing insights into the molecules and interactions involved in neuronal development, sensory perception, and memory storage. In this talk, I will describe the development of chemical tools to understand how glycosaminoglycans contribute to neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to adapt and form new neural connections. By combining synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and neurobiology, we have shown that specific sulfation motifs within these polysaccharides regulate signaling events that underlie processes such as axon regeneration, synaptic plasticity, and the formation of neural circuits.  

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson | CalTech |
Hosted by Professor Ken Hsu

Fall 2021

Sep
12

Dr. Leah Dodson | University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Leah Dodson | University of Maryland, College Park

Professor Eric Herbst
Hosted by Professor Eric Herbst
Sep
17

Dr. Ryan Fortenberry | University of Mississippi

Dr. Ryan Fortenberry | University of Mississippi

Professor Robin Garrod
Hosted by Professor Robin Garrod