Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD)

The John and Patricia Thompson Seminar Series

The John and Patricia Thompson Seminar Series has been established following the generous gift of CSU alumni John and Patricia Thompson. The series will bring in nationally and internationally-recognized scientists in the fields of molecular biology and genetics to present research seminars to GRHD faculty and students.

The Inaugural John and Patricia Thompson Seminar was given on Nov 2, 2017 by Dr. Stephen J. Benkovic, Ph.D.Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Benkovic is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Recipient of the National Medal of Science (2010).

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The title of Dr. Benkovic's presentation was: "The purinosome, an unique metabolon, responsible for cellular de novo purine biosynthesis."

The second John and Patricia Thompson Seminar was given on Oct 24, 2018 by Dr. Douglas Koshland, Ph.D., Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Chair in the Biological Sciences and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Dr. Koshland is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a Lifetime Recognition Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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The title of Dr. Kohsland's presentation was: “The good, the bad and the ugly of chromosome dynamics."