Plots and Scotch — The CMU Biophysics Seminar Series

December 13, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

WeH 8327

Frank Heinrich

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University & NCNR/NIST

Autonomous measurements of peptide-membrane structures with neutron reflectometry

November 22, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

WeH 8327

Tafadzwa Chigumira (1) &

Deb Sankar Banerjee (2)

(1) Department of Biological Sciences and (2) Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Ripening of nuclear condensates is governed by the interplay between chromatin stiffness and condensate properties

November 14, 2022

11am

Special day and time!

WeH 6327

Gabrielle Illava

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

Biomolecular adaptations to oxygen and development of anoxic X-ray scattering techniques

November 1, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

WeH 8327

Vadim Frolov

Ikerbasque Research Professor, UPV/EHU and Biophysics Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU)

Smart material approach to cellular membrane remodelling

September 27, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

WeH 8327

Frank Heinrich

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University & NCNR/NIST

Peripheral Membrane Proteins. Experimental Structure and Simulation

July 7, 2022

11am, WeH 6327

(in person only)

Huijing Wang

Department of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Dynamics and Fitness Implications of Nonlinearities in Bacterial Regulatory Networks

June 28, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Azam Shafieenezhad

Department of Physics, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

The effect of dopamine on lipid membrane structure

June 21, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Malavika Varma

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Distribution of Cholesterol in Asymmetric Membranes Driven by Composition and Differential Stress

May 17, 2022

11am, WeH 6327

(in person only)

Xinzhi Li

Department of Physics, Northeastern University

Statistical Mechanics of Biological Tissues

April 26, 2022

5pm, on Zoom

Sebastian Himbert

Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Canada

Functional and Functionalized Red Blood Cell Membranes

April 5, 2022

5pm, on Zoom

David P. Siegel

Givaudan Flavors Corp.

Why we should study inverted cubic phases for a better understanding of membrane trafficking

(or: A prospectus for a fishing expedition, with a sketch of a map.)

March 15, 2022

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Fernanda Pérez

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Geometrical characterization of active contraction pulses in epithelial cells using the vertex model

February 22, 2022

5pm

on Zoom

Haozhen Wang

Advanced Science Research Center, The City University of New York

High water-responsiveness of microbial materials and their water-responsive mechanism

December 14, 2021

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Logan Carpenter

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon

Tissue Homeostasis and Collective Events

November 30, 2021

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Callaghan Cylke

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Inferring the Stochastic Dynamics of Bacterial Growth and Shape Fluctuations

November 23, 2021

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Samuel Foley

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Asymmetry and Phase Coexistence: From van der Waals to Lipid Bilayers

November 16, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

David P. Siegel

Givaudan Flavors Corp.

Do antimicrobial & fusion-catalyzing peptides act by changing membrane curvature energy?
Clues from Helfrich theory and peptide effects on QII phase stability.

November 9, 2021

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Use of x-ray and neutron scattering to anchor MD simulations of membranes with additives

November 2, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Deb Sankar Banerjee

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Centrosome size regulation

October 19, 2021

5pm

in the real world! (and on Zoom)

Wean Hall 8327

Saheli Mitra

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Understanding the interaction of the ionic liquids with bio-membranes

August 24, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Minaspi Bantawa

Department of Physics, Georgetown University

Role of microscopic interactions and network topology in linear and non-linear mechanics of soft gels

August 17, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Shiladitya Banerjee & Markus Deserno

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Shila: “DNA damage repair via mechanosensitive protein condensation”
Markus: “Real-time mapping of membrane tension in GUVs and cultured cells using fluorescence DNA-based mechanosensors”

June 29, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Deb Sankar Banerjee

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Dynamic size control with growth promoters and growth inhibitors

May 11, 2021

3:30pm, on Zoom

Stephan Wimmi & Andreas Diepold

Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Changing tires while driving
or: How protein dynamics in the bacterial injectisome enables targeted secretion of toxins into host cells

May 4, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Logan Carpenter

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon

Physics of Cell Competition

April 27, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Koen Martens

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon

Research discussion on in vivo archaeal DNA repair pathways by autonomous single-molecule microscopy

April 6, 2021

5pm, on Zoom

Dennis Michalak

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon

A small-angle x-ray scattering study of the SmgGDS-558 and KRas complex in solution

January 19, 2021

3pm, on Zoom

Michal Skruzny

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, SYNMIKRO, Marburg, Germany

Force requirements of endocytic membrane reshaping measured by molecular FRET dynamometer
Here are two associated papers on bioRχiv:

December 8, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

December 1, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

November 17, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

John Nagle

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Critique of a derivation of the relation between monolayer and bilayer area compression moduli

November 10, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Samuel Foley

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Journal Club: Stabilizing Leaflet Asymmetry under Differential Stress in a Highly Coarse-Grained Lipid Membrane Model

October 20, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Shiladitya Banerjee

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Mechanical feedback promotes bacterial adaptation to antibiotics

October 13, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Frank Heinrich

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University & NCNR/NIST

Journal Club: “Deep mutational scanning reveals the structural basis for α-synuclein activity

September 29, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

John Nagle

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Papers that purport to measure the bending modulus from the size distribution of vesicles

September 22, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Jonathan Fritz

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

The role of pulmonary surfactant proteins in lipid phase coexistence suppression

September 8, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Fred Lanni

Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

The finite-well particle-in-a-box and evanescent field in optical TIR

September 1, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Frank Heinrich

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University & NCNR/NIST

Monte Carlo and MD simulations of KRAS at the membrane and comparison to experiment

August 18, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Markus Deserno

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon

Why do science when you can photoshop?
A few vignettes from a Chamber of Horrors.

August 11, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Shashank Markande

Department of Physics, Georgia Tech

A study of symmetric structures in soft materials: three-periodic surfaces & two-periodic sets of strings

August 4, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

July 28, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Jana Kainerstorfer

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon

Diffuse optical imaging for biomedical application

July 21, 2020

4pm, on Zoom

Huaiying Zhang

Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon

Phase separation in telomere elongation of ALT cancer

July 14, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Peter Kasson

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia

Individual-based modeling of COVID-19 spread: how individual actions matter in pandemic control

July 7, 2020

4:30pm, on Zoom

Stephan Uphoff

Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Visualising DNA repair and mutagenesis at the single-molecule level in bacteria

June 30, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Michael Murrell

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

Tissue pressure drives traction-independent cellular flows

June 23, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Hanna Salman

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh

Cell-size control and inheritance dynamics in bacteria

June 9, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

David Hoogerheide

NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Physics of Floating Bilayers

June 2, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Frank Heinrich

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University & NCNR/NIST

Neutron Reflectometry and MD Simulations of Flexible Membrane Proteins

May 26, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Deb Sankar Banerjee

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Organelle Size Control: positive feedback, size bistability and symmetry breaking

May 19, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Ilya Levental

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia

Plasma membranes are asymmetric in lipid unsaturation, packing and protein shape

May 12, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Henry Chu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Bridging stimulated deterministic motions between non-living and living systems: Diffusiophoresis & Chemotaxis

April 7, 2020

5pm, on Zoom

Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Elastic and Structural Interactions of Engineered Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides (eCAPs) WLBU2 and D8 with Bacterial Lipid Model Membranes