Biophysics Seminar

The biophysics seminar is a concerted effort between The Ohio State University's Department of Physics and the Biophysics graduate program. Speakers at Biophysics seminars consist of an external guest speaker, current Biophysics students, or Ohio State faculty members.

Current Biophysics pre-candidacy students should register for the seminar course offered through the Department of Physics. Post-candidacy Biophysics students are required to attend but not to register for the course. For all Biophysics students, student presentations within small groups to enhance student presentation skills and provide open discussion are considered components of the seminar. Additional course information is available online at:

Seminar Class:Physics 7891
Course #:11456
Section #:0020

Current location(s):

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Date and location Time Speaker Title
Smith room
10:10 Weihong Qiu
Oregon State University
Kinesin-14s: Moving into a New Paradigm
11:30 Aparna Unnikrishnan
Foster lab
Structure and dynamics in Cre-loxP system of DNA recombination
12:00 Ben Donovan
Poirier lab
Reb1 is a pioneer factor that dynamically regulates nucleosomal DNA accessibility
Smith room
12:00 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Janelia Farm
1:20 Hannah Shafaat
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Metalling" with Nature: Design and characterization of model metalloenzymes for small molecule activation
Smith room
12:00 Gary Lorigan
Miami University
Biophysical Studies of Membrane Proteins Using EPR Spectroscopic Techniques
1:20 Max Westphal
Pradhan lab
New X-ray sources and heavy element nanomoieties to enhance radiation therapy and diagnostics to reduce patient risk
1:50 Pat Houston
Zhong lab
Hydration Dynamics and Coupled Sidechain Motions around the Fish Eye Lens Protein γM7-Crystallin
Smith room
12:00 Guillaume Lambert
Cornell University
Quantitative Single-Cell Biophysics
1:20 Keyton Clayson
Liu lab
Characterizing the Mechanics of Keratoconus Using Ocular Pulse Elastography (OPE)
1:50 Joshua Johnson
Castro lab
Control of DNA Origami Mechanisms via Gold Nanoparticles
Smith room
11:30 Zachary Schultz
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Illuminating complexity: Enhanced Raman Scattering for Bioanalysis
12:50 Hsiu-Chuan Wei
Feng Chia University, Taiwan, and Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Bifurcation analysis of a mathematical model of tumor growth
Smith room
10:00 Przemyslaw Radwanski
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
From the bottom of the 'brainy' heart: A novel and drugable nanodomain with neuronal Na+ channels responsible for cardiac arrhythmias
11:20 Xuefeng Wang
Iowa State University
Integrin molecular tension in cell adhesion, migration and contraction
Smith room
11:00 Peixuan Guo
College of Pharmacy
Controlling the Revolving and Rotating Motion Direction of Asymmetric Hexameric Nanomotor by Arginine Finger and Channel Chirality
12:20 John van Noort
Leiden University
Chromatin higher order folding, the physics of DNA organization
1:00 Robert Ross lecture
Karolin Luger
University of Colorado, Boulder
Adventures in the chromatin jungle: Nucleosome evolution and interactions
2:30 Opportunity for students to meet speaker (refreshments provided)
Smith room
12:00 Rakhi Rajan
University of Oklahoma
Mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas systems
1:30 Hongjun Fu
Department of Neuroscience
Selective neuronal vulnerability in early Alzheimer's disease: focus on tau homeostasis
Smith room
11:00 Riina Tehver
Denison University
What can minimal models teach us about molecular motors?
12:20 Sarah Heissler
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization of Nonmuscle Myosin-2 Motors

Last update: 3/25/2019, Ralf Bundschuh