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2017-2018 Distinguished Seminars


September


9/18

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Melike Lakadamyali, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

"Decoding Chromatin Organization with Super-resolution Miscoscopy"

 

CDB

9/25

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

"How Circadian Rythms of the Epigenome Affect Metabolism (and Vice Versa)"

 

EPI


October


10/2

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Ted Dawson, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins

"Unraveling the cellular and molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease"

 

GEN

10/9

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Naomi Wray, PhD
University of Queensland

"Embracing polygenicity with a focus on psychiatric disorders"

 

GEN

 

10/23

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Axel Visel, PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Distant-Acting Enhancers in Development, Disease, and Evolution"

 

GEN & CDB

 

10/30

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Howard Cedar, MD, PhD
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"The underpinnings of DNA methylation"

 

GEN

 


November


11/6

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Asifa Akhtar, PhD
Max Planck Institute

"Epigenetic regulation by histone acetylation"

 

EPI

11/13

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Mitzi Kuroda, PhD
Harvard

"Bivalent Polycomb complexes as master-switches of developmental gene regulation"

 

EPI

11/20

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Christian P Petersen, PhD
Northwestern

"Cell signaling in planarian regeneration and scaling"

 

IRM

 


December


Friday 12/1

11AM
John Morgan Reunion Auditorium

Shalev Itzkovitz, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science

"Spatial transcriptomics of mammalian tissues"

 

EPI

12/11

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Joan Steitz, PhD
Yale

"Nuclear Noncoding RNAs: more suprises"

 

CDB

 

12/18

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Samie Jaffrey, MD
Cornell

"The dynamic epitranscriptome: Control of mRNA and IncRNA by RNA modification"

 

EPI

 


January

Friday 1/12

 

10AM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Chaun He, PhD
University of Chicago

"DNA and RNA methylation in gene expression regulation"

 

EPI

1/22

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Valentina Greco, PhD
Yale

"Capturing tissue dynamics and functions by live imaging"

 

IRM

1/29

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Steven McCarroll, PhD
Harvard Medical School

"Genetic mosaicism and clones in blood, brain, and experimental biology"

 

GEN

 


February


2/5

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Jan Skotheim, PhD
Stanford

"On the biosynthetic mechanism coupling cell growth to division"


CDB

2/12

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Beth Roman, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

"BMP signaling in cardiovascular development and disease"

 

GEN

2/19

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Blanche Capel, PhD
Duke University

"Setting the Gonad on the Male Pathway"

CDB - TG

 


March


3/5

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Eva Nogales, PhD
UC Berkeley

"Structure and Interaction with Chromatin of the Gene Silencing Complex PRC2 Visualized by Cryo-EM"

 

CDB

3/12

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Jeanne Lawrence, PhD
UMass Medical School

"Chromosome associated RNAs and the Epigenome: From XIST to Down Syndrome"

 

GEN

 

3/19

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Gene Yeo, PhD, MBA
UC San Diego

"Understanding and manipulating RNA-protein interactions in human disease"

 

GEN

 

3/26

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Victor Ambros, PhD
UMass Medical School

"MicroRNAs and developmental robustness in C. elegans"

 

CDB


April


4/2

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Jane Skok, PhD
New York University

"Nuclear organization and its role in lymphocyte development and cancer"

 

CDB

4/16

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Tom Kornberg, PhD
UC San Francisco

"Contact-dependent cell-cell signaling essential for development and cancer"

 

CDB

4/30

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Dennis Discher, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

"From matrix elasticity to DNA damage and targeted
elimination via macrophage checkpoint blockade"

 

IRM

 


May

5/3 Thursday

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Hugo Bellen, DVM, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

"Flies tell us something about Zika induced microcephaly and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer Disease"

 

GEN

 

5/7

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Hongjun Song, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

"Single-cell analyses of neural stem cells and neurogenesis"

 

IRM

 

5/21

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

Eileen Furlong, PhD
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

"Genome regulation during developmental transitions: Generating robustness and precision"

 

EPI

June

6/4

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

John Rinn, PhD
University of Colorado at Boulder

"Identification and dissectio nof long noncoding RNA machines"

 

DSRB

 

6/11

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Doug Winton, PhD
Cambridge

"title"

 

IRM

 

6/18

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Iain Cheeseman, PhD
MIT

"title"

CDB

 

6/25

 

 

12PM
Main Auditorium
BRB I/II

 

Cagla Eroglu, PhD
Duke

"title"

DSRB