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2016-2017 Distinguished Seminars


September


12

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Lois Weisman, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

"From yeast to humans: Insights into phosphoinositide signaling"

 

CMB - TG

19

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

"How shelterin solves the telomere end-protection problem"

 

Epigenetics

26

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute

"Stem cells, regeneration and developmental plasticity"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology


October


3

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

"Epigenetic mechanisms control leukemic gene expression"

 

Epigenetics

10

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Danelle Devenport, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Local Actions, Global Impact: Establishing Long-range Planar Cell Polarity in the Mammalian Epidermis"

 

CDB-DSRB

 

24

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Rebecca Burdine, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Using Zebrafish to Model Human Disorders: From Scoliosis to RASopathies"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

 

31

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/I

 

Scott Hawley, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute

"Making a break for it: The biology of meiotic recombination"

 

Genetics

 


November


14

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Jon Epstein, M.D.
Perelman School of Medicine

"Nuclear Architecture and Cell Fate Determination"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

21

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Yijun Ruan, Ph.D.
The Jackson Laboratory

"3D genome organization and transcription regulation"

 

Epigenetics/Genetics


December


12

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Coleen Murphy, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Quantitating how daf-2/IIS mutants maintain “Quality of Life” Phenotypes with Age"

 

Genetics - TG

19

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Michael Levine, Ph.D.
Princeton University

"Visualization and evolution of transcriptional enhancers controlling animal development"

 

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 


January

9

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Soumya Raychaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University

"The Genomics of Immune-Mediated Diseases and Traits"

 

Genetics

23

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Nadav Ahituv, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

“Functional Characterization of Gene Regulatory Elements"

 

Genetics

30

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health/Janelia

Emerging fluorescence technology to study cell architecture and dynamics"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

 


February


6

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

How nanometer-sized proteins build micron-sized structures required for cell division"


Cell and Developmental Biology

13

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Anna Huttenlocher, M.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Imaging cell migration in vivo: role of chemokines in bidirectional migration"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

20

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Lin Mei, Ph.D.
Augusta University

"Synapses, muscular dystrophy and brain disorders "

 

Genetics

27

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Claude Desplan, Ph.D.
New York University

"Generating neural diversity in the visual system"

 

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 


March


6

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Robb Krumlauf, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute

"Hox genes and regulating the balance between pluripotency and differentiation"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

13

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Jonathan Pritchard, Ph.D.
Stanford University

"Polygenic architecture and adaptation of human complex traits"

 

Genetics

 

20

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Deepak Srivastava, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco/Gladstone

“Cellular Reprogramming in Disease and Regeneration”

 

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

27

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Benjamin Blencowe, Ph.D.
University of Toronto

“Higher-order functions of alternative splicing regulatory networks”

Genetics


April


3

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

John Lis, Ph.D.
Cornell University

“Unveiling molecular mechanisms of transcription regulation using genome-wide strategies”

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

17

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Nancy Cox, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

"Data Integration for Discovery and Translation: Genome x Transcriptome x Electronic Health Records"

 

Genetics

 

18

2PM
Class of '62 Auditorium
John Morgan Building

Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"A solid state conceptualization of information from gene to message to protein"

 

Cell and Molecular Biology - TG

24

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Yehudit Bergman, Ph.D.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"Epigenetic Programming of Stem Cell Fate Decision"

 

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

28

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

David Bilder, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

"Cold-blooded Cancer and Elongating Eggs: student-driven advances in Drosophila growth and morphogenesis"

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

 


May

1

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Meg Ehm, Ph.D. and Matthew Nelson, Ph.D.
GlaxoSmithKline

"Human genetic evidence and therapeutic drug targets"

 

Genetics

 

8

 

4PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Peter Donnelly, Ph.D.
University of Oxford

"Meiosis, Recombination, and the Origin of a Species"

 

Genetics - 2017 Cohen Lecture

22

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Janet Rossant, Ph.D.
SickKids Toronto

"Establishing pluripotency in embryos and stem cells"

 

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

June

5

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Myles Brown, M.D.
Harvard University

"Elucidating Genetic and Epigenetics Mechanisms of Endocrine Resistance in Cancer"

 

Epigenetics/IDOM

 

12

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Yixian Zheng, Ph.D.
Carnegie Institution for Science

"Cell division and genome organization in development and aging"

 

Epigenetics

 

19

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Ben Black, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

“Chromatin Determinants for Centometre Inheritance and Strength”

Epigenetics