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  • Apr
    26

    BTP Seminar Series, Heather Pinkett

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM Pancoe Abbott Auditorium Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion

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    ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) transporters and their roles in cystic fibrosis, multiple drug resistance and the evolution of superbugs

    ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) transporters work as molecular pumps to transport substrates across cellular membranes. Represented in all organisms, ABC proteins are divided into two classes (i) exporters that mediate expulsion of unrelated substances across membranes and (ii) importers which function to allow nutrients into the cell. In both classes, ABC transporters use the energy of ATP to pump substrates into or out of the cell. Functional defects in ABC transporters play a role in at least 13 diseases, including cystic fibrosis, Stargardt disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Additional members of this family transport a variety of amphipathic compounds out of the cell, including anticancer drugs, contributing to the resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapy. While the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenomenon is becoming increasingly common, how cells become resistant to pesticides, antibiotics, and chemotherapeutic drugs is still a mystery. However, our understanding of the mechanism of transport not only allows us understand the selectivity mechanism in MDR but also allows us to manipulate these proteins for engineering and transport of natural products. Our current research focuses on bacteria's ability to acquire nutrients while defending against host factors of immunity, a dynamic interplay between a pathogen and its host.

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    TIME Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Jan
    24

    BTP Seminar Series, Amar Sawhney

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM LR5, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Jan
    25-15

    ChBE Seminar Series

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

    LOCATION L361, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Feb
    1-15

    ChBE Seminar Series. Dr. Matthew Gebbie

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Feb
    8-15

    ChBE Seminar Series, Dr. Michele L. Sarazen

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Feb
    15-15

    ChBE Seminar Series

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Feb
    22-15

    ChBE Seminar Series, Dr. Jeffrey J. Richards

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Mar
    1-15

    ChBE Seminar Series, Dr. Amanda Marciel

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    8-15

    ChBE Seminar Series

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Mar
    15

    ChBE Seminar Series

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    8:45 AM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Cody Jarrett    cody.jarrett@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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