HYBRID Erlanger-Gasser Lecture: Eva Nogales (University of California, Berkeley) – “Structure, Dynamics, and Regulatory Interactions in Large Human Transcription Complexes”

February 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom/Moore Auditorium (Medical Campus, North Building)

“Structure, Dynamics, and Regulatory Interactions in Large Human Transcription Complexes”

Hosted by the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

The Erlanger-Gasser Lectures were initiated in 1989 to commemorate the contributions made by Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Gasser to Physiology and Medicine. Erlanger and Gasser won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1944 for the introduction of the oscilloscope to study of electrical activity in the nerve, a technical breakthrough that led ultimately to the measurement of ionic currents and the mechanism of action potential. The department hosts a yearly Erlanger-Gasser Lecture as an opportunity to honor these two pioneering scientists and to bring luminaries in biomedical science to describe their achievements to a wide audience from around the medical school.

Dr. Eva Nogales is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley; and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She obtained her B.S. degree in physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). She did her thesis work at the Synchrotron Radiation Source (U.K.), under the supervision of Joan Bordas, on the structural dynamics of tubulin assembly, earning a Ph.D. degree from the University of Keele.  Her work in Kenneth Downing’s group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory involved the use of electron crystallography to determine the high-resolution structure of tubulin.  Since starting her own lab, Eva Nogales has pioneered numerous advances in electron microscopy, including the adaptation of cryo-EM to study large macromolecular assemblies. Her work has revolutionized the way we think of the cytoskeleton and cell division.

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