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Cell and Molecular Biology Seminars


Spring 2021 Schedule

All CMB seminars will be presented remotely on Mondays beginning at 12:00 noon. Individuals who wish to be added to the list of recipients of weekly electronic invitations to access each seminar may do so by contacting Gregory White at


January 25, 2021

The Evolution of Mammalian X-Dosage Compensation

Dr. James Turner, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Department Host: Dr. McCarrey

February 1, 2021

The Role of ERK2 in Peripheral B Cell Activation and Differentiation

Austin Negron, UTSA CMB PhD student

Department Host: Dr. Forsthuber

February 8, 2021

Altering the Embryonic Epigenetic Program

Dr. Serge McGraw, University of Montreal, Canada

Department Host: Dr. McCarrey

February 15, 2021

Advances in Psychiatric Genetic Research in Costa Rica

Dr. Jetty Raventos, Universidad de Costa Rica

Department Host: Dr. Carless

February 22, 2021

Following Neuronal Trajectories in the Developing Brain

Dr. Silvia Cappello, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany

Department Host: Dr. Hsieh

March 1, 2021

Feeling Stiff with Age: The Aging Ovarian Microenvironment

Dr. Elizabeth Duncan, Northwestern University

Department Host: student nominee – Lorena Roa

March 8, 2021

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 15, 2021

Maintenance and Regeneration of the Adult Male Germline

Dr. Robin Hobbs, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Department Host: Dr. Hermann

March 22, 2021

Stem Cells and Interspecies Chimeras

Dr. Jun Wu, UT Southwestern

Department Host: Dr. Hsieh

March 29, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Diversity of Neural Stem Cells

Dr. Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Department Host: Dr. Hsieh

April 5, 2021

Neuron-Glia Interactions in the Enteric Nervous System

Dr. Meenakshi Rao, Harvard University

Department Host: Dr. Macpherson

April 12, 2021

A Fire Ant Social Supergene Regulates Colony Queen Number

Dr. John Wang, Academia Sinica Biodiversity Research Center, Taiwan

Department Host: Dr. Renthal

April 19, 2021

Male Germ Cell Differentiation In Vitro – Experimental Achievements and Challenges

Dr. Joachim Wistuba, University of Muenster, Germany

Department Host: Dr. Hermann

April 26, 2021

Regenerating a Sense of Taste

Dr. Linda Barlow, University Colorado Anschutz

Department Host: Dr. Macpherson

May 3, 2021

Presentations by 1st-year CMB PhD students

May 5, 2021

Biology Spring Symposium

Presentations by 2nd-year CMB and Neuro PhD students


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