BMB Journal Club
BCH 6936


Each week, a student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Advanced Concentration presents a journal article from the current literature to the group of BMB students, postdocs, and faculty. Senior (4th year) students have the option of giving a research seminar or presenting a journal article. One faculty member and one or two students are assigned as “readers” and they are available to answer questions and help with the preparation of the presentation. The readers also provide the student with feedback on the presentation to aid in the development of strong presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific work.

Schedule and Articles

  • Meeting day and time  Tuesdays, 11:45am, Communicore C1-4
  • Schedule:  Journal Club Schedule | Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 

Presentation History

Date Presenter(s) Title
01/16/2021 Shanan Emmanuel Dengue Virus Immunity Increases Zika Virus-Induced Damage during Pregnancy
01/26/2021 Joseph Ellis Comprehensive in vivo secondary structure of the SARS-CoV-2 genome reveals novel regulatory motifs and mechanisms
02/02/2021 Jacob Combs Antibody responses to endemic coronaviruses modulate COVID-19 convalescent plasma functionality
02/09/2021 Katherine Leon Respiratory syncytial virus reduces STAT3 phosphorylation in human memory CD 8 T cells stimulated with IL-21
03/09/2021 Joshua Hull Atomic cryo-electron microscopy of wtAAV2 and variants reveals critical structures to infection
03/16/2021 Rohit Mahar, Ph.D. Deuterium Metabolic Imaging (DMI): A Robust Method for Estimating Glucose Turnover
03/30/2021 Savannah Pollenz Remdesivir is a direct-acting antiviral that inhibits RNA dependent RNA polymerase from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 with high potency
04/06/2021 Judit Penzes, Ph.D. Acheta domestica segmented densovirus is the first parvovirus harboring a bipartite genome
04/13/2021 Sebastian Sierra-Ochoa Template-dependent inhibition of coronavirus RNAdependent RNA polymerase by remdesivir reveals a second mechanism of action