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Molecular Biophysics

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The MolBioPhys group provides an informal environment for the discussion of molecular biophysics research, techniques, reagents and data analysis. We meet the third Friday of each month from 4-5:30pm during the academic semesters. The group is co-organized by Josh Ziarek ( and Megan Thielges (

COVID-19 Updates

Zoom links will be distributed by email on the Monday before each talk, or contact Josh Ziarek ( or Megan Thielges ( directly.


Fall 2021 Seminars


Sept 17,2021

Prof Kalina Hristova
Johns Hopkins University
"Biomaterials and the structure and physics of biomembranes"

Oct 15, 2021

Prof Anja Böckmann
CNRS, Université de Lyon
"Solid-state NMR of virus-capsid proteins"


Nov 19,2021

Prof Che-Yen “Joe" Wang
Penn State
"Cryo-EM virus lab"

Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Philip Anfinrud
"Ultrafast time-resolved laser spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction"


Previous Seminars

May 21, 2021

Prof Wenjing Wang
University of Michigan
"Expanding the optogenetics toolbox with protein engineering"
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April 16, 2021

Prof Andrew Lee
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
"Strategies for studying allosteric detail in protein homodimers from NMR"
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March 19, 2021

Prof Sarah Veatch
University of Michigan
"Understanding how the physical properties of lipids influence cellular function at the plasma membrane"
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February 19, 2021

Mi Zhang
Jacobson group, IU Chemistry


Roberto Galletto

January 22, 2021

Prof Roberto Galletto
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Washington University in St. Louis
“Pif1 helicases and DNA replication through barriers”
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Liam Scott

December 18, 2020

Liam Scott
Dragnea Lab, IU Chemistry
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Hari Arthanari, PhD

December 3, 2020

Prof Hari Arthanari
Harvard Med
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Jean Chung, PhD

October 16, 2020

Prof Jean Chung
Colorado State
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Evan O'Brien, PhD

September 20, 2020

Dr. Evan O'Brien
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