Office of the President: President's Research Seminars

Throughout the academic year, eminent scientists from across the country and the world present their research during our weekly President's Research Seminar series.

The seminars take place on Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Zuckerman Research Center Auditorium, located at 417 East 68th Street.

The President's Research Seminar series is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Format: 07/28/2014

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Seminar
The Achilles' Heel of PTEN Mutation in Human Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Xiaodong Wang, PhD
George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Seminar
Addiction to a Non-Canonical Interferon Receptor-TYK2-STAT1 Pathway in Human T-ALL
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

A. Thomas Look, MD
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Seminar
Functional Genomics, Experimental Models, and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

William C. Hahn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cancer Genome Discovery
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seminar
Signal Transduction by the JNK Signaling Pathway
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Roger J. Davis, PhD, FRS
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
H. Arthur Smith Chair
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Seminar
Nuclear Receptors, Epigenomics, and the Circadian Regulation of Metabolism
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Director, Institute of Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Seminar
The Expanding Diversity of Noncoding RNA in Bacteria
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ronald Breaker, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chair and Henry Ford II Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Seminar
Forward Genetic Screens for Cancer Initiation and Progression Genes
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

David A. Largaespada, PhD
Margaret Harvey Schering Land Grant Chair in Cancer Genetics
Associate Director for Basic Research
Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Seminar
MicroRNA Pathways in Animal Development
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Victor Ambros, PhD
Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Seminar
DNA-Mediated Signaling of Damage and Repair
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Jacqueline Barton, PhD
Arthur & Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seminar
An RNA Regulatory Network Controls C. elegans Germline Stem Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Judith Kimble, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Vilas Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seminar
Thiazolyl Peptide Antibiotic Biosynthesis: A Cascade of Posttranslational Modifications
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Christopher T. Walsh, PhD
Hamilton Kuhn Professor of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seminar
Changing Cell Fate in Cancer: Lessons from Melanoma
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Leonard I. Zon, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seminar
Homing Peptides and Vascular Zip Codes
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Center for Nanomedicine
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
University of California at Santa Barbara

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Seminar
The Fetal Origins of Sexual Dimorphism in the Mammalian Germline
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

David C. Page, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director, Whitehead Institute

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Seminar
Variations on the Theme of Chromatin Assembly
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Geneviève Almouzni, PhD
Director, Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity
Research Unit
Institut Curie

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Seminar
2011 Judd Award Lecture
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Lewis Cantley, PhD
Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Signal Transduction
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Seminar
Regulation of Self-Renewal in Cancer Stem Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Experimental Oncology
Scientific Co-Director
IEO (European Institute of Oncology)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Seminar
Mouse Models of Human Lymphoma Pathogenesis and Immune Surveillance
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Klaus Rajewsky, MD
Senior Investigator, Immune Disease Institute
Fred S. Rosen Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Seminar
Social Control of Cell Behavior: From Competition to Cooperation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology
Yale School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seminar
Hedgehog Signal Transduction in Development and Disease
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Matthew Scott, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering
Stanford University

Monday, July 25, 2011

Special Seminar
Mapping and Measuring Proteomes
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Ruedi Aebersold, PhD
Institute of Molecular Systems Biology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Seminar
Lung Cancer Progression
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tyler Jacks,PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David H. Koch Professor of Biology
Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seminar
Parity-Associated Changes in the Human Breast and Their Relevance to Breast Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seminar
Structural Mechanisms in Tyrosine Kinase Signaling
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

John Kuriyan, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chancellor’s Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology & Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seminar
Harnessing Genetic Dependencies in Cancer Therapy
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Alan Ashworth, FRS
Professor of Molecular Biology
Chief Executive
The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seminar
Roles of Raf in Tumorigenesis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Manuela Baccarini, PhD
Professor of Cell Signaling
Deputy Director, Center for Molecular Biology
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Seminar
Ubiquitin Modification in Cancer Signaling
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Vishva Dixit, MD
Vice President of Early Discovery Research
Genentech, Inc.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Seminar
Research, Animals, and Ethics
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Susan Kopp, DVM
Professor of Health Sciences, Veterinary Technology Program
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
Affiliated Scholar, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Dr. Kopp teaches companion animal nursing, pharmacology, ethics, and a class on animal shelters. Her clinical interests focused on shelter medicine and later, as chief veterinarian for the New York City animal shelter system, in related fields of veterinary public health and the human-animal bond. At LaGuardia since 2000 and director of the veterinary technology program from 2002 to 2007, Susan is a recipient of the New York State Humane Association Award for Exemplary Veterinary Service.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Seminar
2011 Calloway Lecture: EMT, Cancer Stem Cells and Malignant Progression
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Robert Weinberg, PhD
Daniel K. Ludwig and American Cancer Society Professor for Cancer Research
Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Seminar
The Lin28/let-7 Axis in Pluripotency and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Samuel E. Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Associate Director, Children’s Stem Cell Program
Children’s Hospital Boston
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pediatric
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Seminar
Towards Unification of the Cancer Stem Cell and Clonal Evolution Models of Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

John E. Dick, PhD
Senior Scientist
Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research,
Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
Director, Program in Cancer Stem Cells
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Seminar
What Do We Really Know About p53?
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Wei Gu, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Herbert Irving Cancer Research Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seminar
An Expanding Job Description for the Master Transcriptional Regulator Blimp1/Prdm1 During Mammalian Development
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Elizabeth Robertson, PhD, FRS
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
University of Oxford

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Seminar
Runx1-CBFbeta and the Origin of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Nancy A. Speck, PhD
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seminar
The Novel Endocrinology of Bone
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD
Paul A. Marks, MD Professor
Chair, Department of Genetics and Development
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Medical Center

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Seminar
The Changing Landscape of Cancer Genomics
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Kenneth W. Kinzler, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Director, Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins University
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seminar
Consequences of Aneuploidy
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Angelika Amon, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Biology
Kathy and Curt Marble Professor of Cancer Research
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seminar
Human Genome Structural Variation and Disease
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Evan Eichler, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Seminar
Beyond the Double Helix: Varying the "Histone Code"
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

C. David Allis, PhD
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor
Head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seminar
Controlling Antigen Receptor Signal Transduction
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor
University of California, San Franscisco

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Seminar
Disruptions on the Highways of Cell Communication
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Dario Alessi, PhD
Director, MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit
University of Dundee

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seminar
2012 Jack Fox Lecture: Design of Selective Catalysts for Complex Molecule Synthesis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Robert H. Grubbs, PhD
Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seminar
2012 Marks/Sackler Lecture: Surprising Insights Into BRCA1 Function
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

David M. Livingston, MD
Emil Frei Professor of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Deputy Director, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Seminar
Gene Regulatory Networks, Polycomb Repression, and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Stuart H. Orkin, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David G. Nathan Professor
Harvard Medical School
Chairman, Department of Pediatric Oncology
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seminar
2012 Judd Award Lecture: Guarding the Genome: Centromeres, Aneuploidy, and Tumorigenesis
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Don W. Cleveland, PhD
Departmental Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Seminar
Deconstructing Cancer Immunoediting
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Robert Schreiber, PhD
Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Seminar
Histone Variants, Nucleosome Dynamics and Epigenetic Inheritance
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Steven Henikoff, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Seminar
Regulatory T Cell Control of Non-Immunological Processes
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Diane Mathis, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Director, JDRF Center on Immunological Tolerance in Type-1 Diabetes
Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Seminar
The 2012 Sass Foundation Seminar: Microbiota, Inflammation and Cancer
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Giorgio Trinchieri, MD
Cancer and Inflammation Program
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Seminar
Curative Cancer Immunotherapy Using Stem Cell-Like T Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Nicholas P. Restifo, MD
Principal Investigator
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Seminar
Controlled Demolition: Regulation of Proteasomes During Cell Remodeling
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hermann Steller, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Strang Professor and Investigator
Head, Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology
The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Seminar
Deconstructing the Molecular Genetics of Human Cancer and Its Therapeutic Implications
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD
Director of Research
Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine & Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seminar
Tumor Plasticity and Reactive Stroma in Cancer Metastasis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Yibin Kang, PhD
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology
Princeton University

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Seminar
Gene Regulatory Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Differentiation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Oliver Hobert, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Seminar
Targeting the PI3K-mTOR Pathway in Breast Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

José Baselga, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Seminar
Targeting the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA Pathway in Cancer Therapy
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Alan D. D’Andrea, MD
The Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Seminar
Regulation of Autophagy by Oncogenes [Cancelled]
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Beth Levine, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology
Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Director, Center for Autophagy Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Friday, November 30, 2012

Seminar
Genetic Mouse Models of Neural Cancers: Unique Insights and Translational Tools for Therapeutic Development
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Luis F. Parada, PhD
Diana K. and Richard C. Strauss Distinguished Chair
Southwestern Ball Distinguished Chair in Nerve Regeneration Research
Professor in Developmental Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Monday, December 3, 2012

Seminar
Mechanisms of Fetomaternal Tolerance
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Adrian Erlebacher, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
New York University School of Medicine

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Seminar
Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carlos D. Bustamente, PhD
Professor of Genetics
Member, Bio-X
Stanford University School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Seminar
DOA: How Caspases Promote and Prevent Cell Death in Embryogenesis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Douglas R. Green, PhD
Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair of Immunology
Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seminar
Using Risk Models for Breast Cancer Prevention
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mitchell H. Gail, PhD
Senior Investigator
Biostatistics Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Seminar
The Repertoire of Alpha/Beta Receptors on T Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Philippa Marrack, PhD, FRS
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Distinguished Professor, Integrated Department of Immunology
National Jewish Health
Professor of Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Medicine
University of Colorado Denver

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Seminar
Alveolar Stem Cells in Lung Development, Maintenance and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Seminar
Gene Regulatory Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Differentiation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Oliver Hobert, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute<
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seminar
The VHL Tumor Suppressor: Insights into Oxygen Sensing and Cancer Metabolism
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

William G. Kaelin, Jr, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Seminar
Consequences of Repeated Asymmetric Cell Divisions:Organelle Deterioration with Age
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Daniel E. Gottschling, PhD
Member, Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Monday, March 18, 2013

Seminar
Telescripting: A New Dimension in mRNA Biogenesis and Oncogenes Regulation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD
Isaac Norris Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seminar
2013 Marks/Sackler Lecture: Building Selective Sensors for Gases: Nature's Way
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Michael Marletta, PhD
President and CEO
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Seminar
A microRNA, miR-146a, is a Guardian of the Health of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

David Baltimore, PhD
President Emeritus
Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Seminar
Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Operation of the Immune System Using Advanced Imaging Methods
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ronald N. Germain, MD, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Chief, Laboratory of Systems Biology (LSB)
Chief, Lymphocyte Biology Section, LSB

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Seminar
Drug Design from Enzymatic Transition State Analysis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Vern L. Schramm, PhD
Professor and Ruth Merns Chair
Department of Biochemistry
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seminar
Transcription Mechanisms Regulating ESC Pluripotency and Differentiation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Robert Tjian, PhD
President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Seminar
Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

David Sabatini, MD, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
Member, Koch Institute

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Seminar
How Telomeres Solve the End-Protection Problem
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Titia de Lange, PhD
Leon Hess Professor
The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Seminar
Minding the Gatekeepers: Toll-Like Receptors in Immunity and Disease
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Greg Barton, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seminar
Genomic and Functional Studies of Resistance to Targeted Anticancer Agents
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Levi Garraway, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Seminar
Searching for the Molecular Basis of Major Depressive Disorder
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Paul Greengard, PhD
Vincent Astor Professor
Head, Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Seminar
Navigating the Cellular Landscape With New Optical Probes, Imaging Strategies, and Technical Innovations
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished NIH Investigator
Chief, Section on Organelle Biology
Cell Biology and Metabolism Program
NICHD, NIH

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seminar
Optical and Optoacoustic Molecular Imaging Heads to the Clinics
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Vasilis Ntziachristos, MSc, PhD
Chair for Biological Imaging
Technische Universität München
Director, Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Helmholtz Zentrum München

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Seminar
Clinical Implications of the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Max S. Wicha, MD
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Director
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Seminar
How Bacteria and Cancer Cells Regulate Mutagenesis and Their Ability to Evolve
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Susan M. Rosenberg, PhD
Ben F Love Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seminar
Inflammation, Dysbiosis and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Richard A. Flavell, PhD, FRS
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sterling Professor and Chairman
Department of Immunobiology
Yale University School of Medicine

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Seminar
Long-Term Outcomes Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Leslie L. Robison, PhD
Member
Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Seminar
Cancer Stem Cells: Reprogramming, Dedifferentiation, and Trans-Differentiation [Cancelled]
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Inder Verma, PhD
Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science
American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology
Laboratory of Genetics
The Salk Institute

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Seminar
Dynamics and Readout of DNA Methylation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Dirk Schübeler, PhD
Senior Groupleader
Friedrich-Miescher-Institute for Biomedical Research

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Seminar
Linking Transdifferentiation with iPS Cell Reprogramming
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Thomas Graf, PhD
Gene Regulation, Stem Cells, and Cancer Program
Center for Genomic Regulation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seminar
Mechanism & Function of Tet-Mediated 5mC Oxidation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Yi Zhang, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Fred Rosen Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Seminar
New Functions for KRAS
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS
Director
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Seminar
Deciphering Renal Cancer Genome Evolution
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Charles Swanton, PhD
2014 Calloway Lecture
Professor
Cancer Research UK
London Research Institute
UCL Hospitals and Cancer Institute

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Seminar
CPP-115: A Novel GABA Aminotransferase Inactivator and New Treatment for Epilepsy and Addiction
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Richard B. Silverman, PhD, FRS
John Evans Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University
2014 Jack Fox Lecture

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Seminar
The Epigenetic Basis of Human Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH
Gilman Scholar
Director, Center for Epigenetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Seminar
The New Biology of Diabetes [Cancelled]
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Domenico Accili, MD
Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes
Professor of Medicine
Director, Columbia Diabetes Research Center
Columbia University
UCL Hospitals and Cancer Institute

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seminar
Antiviral Immune Defense at Mucosal Surfaces
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Immunobiology
Yale University

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seminar
The Genomic Landscapes of the 10 Subtypes of Breast Cancer: Biological and Clinical Implications
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Carlos Caldas, MD, FMedSci
Professor of Cancer Medicine & Senior Group Leader
Cambridge Research Institute
Cancer Research UK
Director, Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit
University of Cambridge

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seminar
Drugging the Undruggable: How to Directly Target Mutant K-Ras
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Kevan Shokat, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Seminar
Matching Motivation to Behavior With Wireless Circuits in C. Elegans
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Cornelia Bargmann, PhD
Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Head, Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural
Circuits and Behavior
Co-Director, Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for
Mind, Brain, and Behavior
The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seminar
(Some) Laws that Govern Macrophages’ Physiological Functions Within Tissues
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Frederic Geissman, MD, PhD
Head, Centre for Molecular & Cellular Biology of Inflammation
Professor & AR UK Chair of Inflammation Biology
King’s College London

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seminar
Genomics of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD
Uris Professor and Director
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Columbia University

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seminar
Can Aneuploidy be Targeted by Anti-Cancer Therapeutics?
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tak Mak, PhD
Director, The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Senior Staff Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
University Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology
University of Toronto