Department Seminar

Upcoming Seminar

Elucidating the role of host proteins in HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection
Dr. Peter Ramirez, CSU Long Beach

May 3, 2023
4:00pm in HSCI-105

Peter Ramirez

All mammalian viral replication cycles consist of five main phases: 1) attachment and entry, 2) genome replication, 3) translation, 4) assembly, and 5) release. Each of these steps is highly dependent on viruses hijacking host cell proteins to successfully replicate. However, many of these host/viral interactions remain unknown. Here, we identify three membrane-associated host proteins (AnnexinA2, Moesin, and CD4) that interact with either the HIV-1 Nef protein and/or SARS-CoV-2 Spike within living cells. Characterizing these interactions will yield new models of retrovirus and coronavirus biology and potentially lead to the development of novel therapeutic agents.

host proteins in HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection
Fig. Host proteins in HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm. All are invited to attend.

Seminar Coordinator

For information and suggestions about our Department Seminar series, please contact the seminar coordinator:

Prof. Fangyuan Tian


The following is the schedule for Spring 2023.

Seminar Schedule
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 3, 2023 Elucidating the role of host proteins in HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection Dr. Peter Ramirez, CSU Long Beach

Previous Seminars

Previous Seminars
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 26, 2023 Vascular contributions in dementia Dr. Zeke Gonzalez, University of Mississippi Medical Center
April 19, 2023 Nanothermodynamics of Metal Nanoparticles Below 4 nm in Diameter Dr. Francis Zamborini, University of Louisville
April 12, 2023 The Evolution of a Chemical Career Dr. Tom Maricich, CSU Long Beach
April 5, 2023 Living Materials: Programming Synthetic Materials with Engineered Living Bacteria Dr. Seunghyun Sim, UC Irvine
March 22, 2023 Compound Semiconductor Technology: Industrial Manufacturing of Materials, Devices Fabrication and Applications Dr. Partha S. Dutta, United Semiconductors
March 15, 2023 Using Chemical Biology to Address Environmental Challenges Dr. Matt Francis, UC Berkeley
March 8, 2023 One is the Loneliest Number: Multivalent and Multielectron Processes for Next-Generation Batteries Dr. Kimberly A. See, Caltech
March 1, 2023 Implementing Digital Badging to Assess Hands-on Laboratory Skills Dr. Marcy Towns, Purdue University
February 22, 2023 Cytoskeletal regulation by formins: effects of disease-associated mutations and small molecule inhibitors Dr. Christina Vizcarra, Barnard College
February 15, 2023 Investigating the Role of Arginine Methylation in PGC-1a, a Metabolic Regulator Dr. Cecilia Zurita Lopez, Chapman University
February 8, 2023 From Remdesivir (Veklury), (−)-Pavidolide B to Clopidogrel (Plavix): Using OChem-I & II Knowledge to Address Diverse Biomedical Challenges Dr. Yaoqiu Zhu, University of Texas at El Paso
February 1, 2023 Nature inspired multi-activity enzymes for improved carbohydrate deconstruction Dr. Renaud Berlemont, CSU Long Beach

The Seminar Archive has Department Seminars from previous semesters.

The Department Seminar is supported by The Allergan Foundation.