The ASRC Structural Biology Initiative is proud to run a joint seminar series in Structural Biology and Biochemistry together with the CCNY Department of Chemistry. Seminars are held Wednesdays at noon in the ASRC’s main auditorium, unless otherwise noted. CUNY faculty interested in meeting with visitors are encouraged to directly contact the host at least two weeks in advance of the seminar date.

In addition, we’re proud to host a variety of workshops offering technical information on aspects of structural biology techniques.

We are happy to include listings of other New York area seminars relevant to the structural biology community; please contact for more information.

View Past Seminar Schedules

CUNY ASRC & CCNY Seminar in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biodesign – Spring 2019






Thomas Walz
Professor, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology

Rockefeller University
New York, NY

An Experimental Look at Hydrophobic Mismatch


José Onuchic
Chair of Physics, Professor of Chemistry Professor of BioSciences

Rice University
Houston, TX

Developing Models for Chromatin Folding and Function


Nicolas Lux Fawzi
Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Dept of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotech

Brown University
Providence, RI

Functional and pathological RNA-binding protein phase separation with atomistic detail


Gregory M. Alushin
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology

Rockefeller University
New York, NY

A mechanism of cellular force sensing through actin filaments


Tricia Serio
Professor, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA

Prion Biology: At the Intersection of Protein Folding and its Cellular Environment


R. Andrew Byrd
Chief, Structural Biophysics Laboratory, Macromolecular NMR Division

NCI Center for Cancer Research

Using NMR and dynamics to move beyond ground state structures


Paul Robustelli
Chemistry, Biology and Drug Discovery Research Group

D. E. Shaw Research
New York, NY

Improved Physical Models Enable the Investigation of Molecular Recognition on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins at Atomistic Resolution


Jun Liu
Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

High throughput cryo-electron tomography: Visualizing molecular machines in cells at high resolution


Kara L. Bren
Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts for Fuel Production


Daniel Kahne Higgins
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Molecular Machines that Make Membranes


Kalina Hristova
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

The EphA2 receptor: interactions, structure, and function


Jorge E. Galán
Professor of Microbiology Chair, Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Type III secretion machines: bacterial devices for protein injection into eukaryotic cells


Spring break

No seminar

No seminar


George Makhatadze
Constellation Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Novel Tools for Biophysical Studies of Amyloidogenesis