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2015-2016 Distinguished Seminars


October


5

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Angela DePace, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

"Precision and plasticity in animal gene regulation"

 

Genetics

12

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Sally Camper, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

"Pituitary development and disease: regulation of stem cell function"

 

Genetics

19

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Sabine Petry, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Building the Mitotic Spindle via Branching Microtubule Nucleation"

 

CDB

26

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

David Spector, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

"Probing the Role of the Long Non-Coding RNA Malat1 in Breast Cancer Progression"

 

CDB


November


2

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Karla Neugebauer, Ph.D.
Yale University

"Zygotic Genome Activation: Transcription, Splicing and the Organization of the Cell Nucleus"

 

CDB

9

CANCELED

 

 

 

16

 

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Maria Barna, Ph.D.
Stanford University

"Novel Modes of Cellular Communication: From Specialized Ribosomes to Signaling Filopodia"

 

Genetics

 

23

 

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/I

 

Abby Dernburg, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley

"Chromosome architecture and dynamics during meiosis"

 

 

CDB

 

30

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Ana Pombo, Ph.D.
Max Delbruck Center

"Complex multi-enhancer contacts captured in ES cells by Genome Architecture Mapping, a novel ligation-free approach"

 

 

Epigenetics


December


7

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

James Ferrell, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University

"Trigger waves in mitosis and apoptosis"

 

CDB

14

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

James Wells, Ph.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

"Modeling human gastrointestinal development and disease using pluripotent stem cells"

IRM

21

12:15PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Roeland Nusse, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University

"Wnt Signaling and Stem Cells in the Liver"

CDB


January


11

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Gerd Blobel, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadephia

"Mechanisms, functions, and therapeutic potential of chromatin looping"

 

Epigenetics

25

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Rebecca Burdine, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Cilia Matters: From left-right patterning to skeletal morphogenesis"

 

DB-TG


February

1

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

TBA

 

TBA

8

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Christine Thisse, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

Induction of morphogenesis in vitro"

CDB

15

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Karolin Luger, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Nucleosomes: evolution and assembly"

IRM/Epigenetics

 

22

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Sean Morrison, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern

Adult niches for hematopoiesis and osteogenesis"

IRM

 

29

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Dieter Egli, Ph.D.
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Five shades of pluripotency"

Genetics-TG


March


7

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Lois Weisman, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

PI(3,5)P 2 and PI5P: signaling lipids with links to neurodegenerative disease"

 

CDB-TG

14

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Robert Martienssen, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

"TBA"

CDB

21

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Michael Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University

"Exploring biological space and time with optogenetic and chemogenetic tools"

Genetics

28

 

CANCELED

 

 

 

 


April


4

CANCELED

 

RESCHEDULED for 6/13 at 2PM

 

18

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Richard Wozniak, Ph.D.
University of Alberta

“Nuclear Pore Complexes as Regulators of Chromatin Structure”

CDB

 

25

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Gerald Rubin, Ph.D.
Janelia Research Campus

“A Molecular Geneticist’s Approach to Understanding the Fly Brain”

CDB


May


2

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Wendy Bickmore, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh

“Long-range regulation of gene expression - enhancer evolution, identification and mechanisms”

Epigenetics

9

CANCELED

 

 

23

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Hua Lou, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

"The biological role of regulated alternative splicing of neurofibromatosis type 1"

Genetics


June

13

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Yang Shi, Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital

"Histone methylation, recognition and link to human disease"

Epigenetics

13

4PM
Smilow Auditorium

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge

"Plasticity and fate in early mammalian development: from totipotent cell to embryo"

IRM