Kopriva Science Seminar Series, Brian Bothner
- Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
Brian Bothner, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director and principal investigator of the Montana IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE, program, will present "Only Time Will Tell" as part of the College of Letters and Sciences' Kopriva Science Seminar Series.
Nature has evolved active bio-architectures that are dynamic and responsive. In fact, the robustness of life is built on the inherent ability of biological systems to rapidly change in response to stimuli. It is therefore of interest to note that biologists and biochemists often neglect to include a longitudinal component in their experimental design. In this talk, we will explore the nature of how we study biological systems and the value of temporal data for understanding biological systems and disease. The framework for this talk will come from research in the Bothner lab on multi-subunit enzyme complexes, icosahedral viruses and cellular response to stress.
A reception will follow the lecture in the Alumni Legacy Lounge.
Bothner’s lecture is presented by the Kopriva Science Seminar Series, which is funded through an endowment created by Phil Kopriva, a 1957 microbiology graduate from MSU. Kopriva, who died in 2002, also created an endowment to fund the Kopriva Graduate Fellowship Program, which provides support and opportunities for graduate students in the College of Letters and Science, particularly in the biomedical sciences. The series features seminars by MSU graduate students, faculty members and guest speakers.