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Frontiers in Biochemistry Seminar Series: Dr. Enrique De La Cruz

Friday, October 20, 2017,
  • Location: 214 Light Hall • VUMC • Nashville, TN
  • Room: 214

In conjunction with the Vanderbilt Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity, the Biochemistry Department welcomes our esteemed guest speaker for the upcoming  Frontiers in Biochemistry lecture series. Dr. Enrique De La Cruz will speak on October 20, 2017, at noon in 214 LH.

Attendance is OPEN to all, in the interest of collaborative sharing and disseminating discovery science across our institution of learning. Please plan to attend the “Frontiers in Biochemistry” seminar series for this academic year.

The complete list of “Frontiers” seminars is available at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/biochemistry/events; feel free to enter these speaking engagements into your calendar. Frontiers in Biochemistry Seminars are held on select Fridays at noon in 214 Light Hall, unless otherwise noted. Background info and a flyer for our guest speaker are also attached for your perusal.


Dr. Enrique De La Cruz

Yale/NSF

“How Cells Use Chemistry & Physics to Break the Bones that Power Their Movement"


"Dr. De La Cruz has published extensively in the areas of actin and myosin regulation, RNA helicases, and signaling enzymes, for which he has received a number of awards and honors. Among them are the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, NSF CAREER award, Keith R. Porter Symposium Award from the Society for General Physiologists, and a Hellman Family Fellowship. He was the Abbott Distinguished Lecturer at Purdue University, Plenary Lecturer at the Ibero-American Congress of Biophysics Meeting held in Brazil, Plenary Lecturer of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan, and has delivered Keynote and named lectureships at Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Notre Dame, University of North Carolina, Rutgers University, and the University of Illinois.”

The Biochemistry Student Association sets up a post-seminar lunch with our guest speakers, to encourage greater discussion with invited graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; contact BSA Committee Representatives (Katie Rothamel, Olivia Oviatt, Esha Dalvie) regarding lunch inclusion.

Please note that this visit is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, in conjunction with the IMSD, with Adrian Olivares as acting host.