Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 08/29/2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Workshop
NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Joan Lakoski, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Robert Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts

Seminar
Connecting Oncogenic Signaling to Metabolic Regulation Through the TSC-mTOR Network
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brendan Manning, PhD
Professor of Genetics & Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

Workshop
NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Joan Lakoski, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Robert Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Immunology Program
Targeting of V(D)J Recombination and Somatic Hypermutation
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

David Schatz, PhD
Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seminar
Macrophage Recognition of Self, from Synthetics and Viruses to Circulating Cells and Solid Tumors
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Dennis Discher, PhD
Robert D. Bent Chaired Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seminar
Characterization of Human and Mouse Transcriptomes Point to Novel Regulatory Activities and Mechanisms
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Tom Gingeras, PhD
Professor, Department of Functional Genomics
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Research Seminar
New Functions for the ER: Regulating the Shape of Other Organelles
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Gia Voeltz, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Friday, September 12, 2014

Seminar
Protein-protein Interaction Network in DNA Damage Response and Tumorigenesis
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Junjie Chen, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology
Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seminar
Role of Nucleic Acid Dynamics in the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hashim Al-Hashimi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Immunology Program
Regulation of Innate Immune Signaling and Antiviral Gene Expression
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Curt Horvath, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Signal Transduction in Cancer Program
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seminar
The Role of the Muscle Microenvironment in Cancer-Induced Cachexia
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Denis Guttridge, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Monday, September 22, 2014

Immunology Program
A Role for the Microbiota in Site-Specific Development of Neoplasms
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Sergio Lira, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Immunology Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Seminar
In Vivo Biochemistry of Bacterial DSB Repair and Chromosome Segregation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

David Sherratt, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Seminar
Surface Assemblies in Cell Guidance Signalling Systems
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Yvonne Jones, PhD
FMedSci Joint Head of the Division of Structural Biology
Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seminar
Cellular Growth Laws are Rooted in the Physics of Proteomes
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ken Dill, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Physics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Cell Biology Program
Mechanisms of Chromosomal Instability in Human Cancer Cells
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Duane Compton, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH

Friday, September 26, 2014

Seminar
Solid Organ Stem Cell Interactions with the Immune System
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brian Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Seminar
Genome Stability in Normal and Cancer Cells
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Anindya Dutta, MD,PhD
Harry F. Byrd Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seminar
Drug Discovery in Academia: From Scientific Curiosity to the Bedside
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Waldemar Priebe, PhD
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine
University of Texas
Houston, TX

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Seminar
Make a Thyroid in a Box
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sabine Costagliola, PhD
Senior Research Associate FNRS
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussel, Belgium

Monday, October 6, 2014

Seminar
Generating and Regenerating Immunity
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Steven Reiner, MD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Pediatrics, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
New York, NY

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Seminar
Control Methods in Computational Biomedical Informatics
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Allen Tannenbaum, PhD
Professor of Computer Sciences and Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Seminar
The Lysosome in Nutrient Sensing and Cellular Growth Control
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Roberto Zoncu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, Ca

Friday, October 17, 2014

Seminar
Mechanisms of Escape from Epithelial Tissues
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Andrew Ewald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seminar
Population Diversification in a Metabolic Program Promotes Anticipation of Environmental Shifts
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hana El-Samad, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Seminar
Outside Coding Genome, MicroRNAs Make a Big Difference
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Lin He, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California
Berkeley, Ca

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Symposium
The Genome Editing Revolution
12:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Jennifer Doudna
University of California, Berkeley
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Feng Zhang
Broad Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Greg Findlay
University of Washington

Danwei Huangfu
Developmental Biology, Sloan Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fyodor Urnov
Sangamo BioSciences

Keith Joung
Massachusetts General Hospital

Friday, October 31, 2014

Seminar
DNA Strand Beaks and Neurological Disease
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Keith Caldecott, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, Genome Damage and Stability
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom

Seminar
Inhibition of Protein Interactions in Translation Initiation for Design of Anti-Tumor Agents
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Gerhard Wagner, PhD
Elkan R. Blout Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmocology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Seminar
Very Long Simulations of Structural Changes in Proteins
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

David Shaw, PhD
Chief Scientist
D. E. Shaw Research
New York, NY

Seminar
Toward Total Synthesis of Cell Functions: Chemotaxis and Phagocytosis
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Takanari Inoue, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Friday, November 7, 2014

Seminar
Emerging Principles of Genome Regulation with Application to Human Health
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Jason Lieb, PhD
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Seminar
Controlling Remodeling of the Extracellular Matrix as a Strategy to Fight Invasive Diseases
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Irit Sagi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biological Regulation
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Seminar
What do Astrocytes Do?
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Monday, November 17, 2014

Seminar
Controlling Remodeling of the Extracellular Matrix as a Strategy to Fight Invasive Diseases
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Irit Sagi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biological Regulation
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Seminar
How the Host Response Feeds Salmonella
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Andreas Bäumler, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seminar
HIV/AIDS and the Death of CD4 T Cells: A little Murder and a Lot of Suicide
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Warner Greene, MD, PhD
Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Seminar
Developmental Mechanisms Determining the Diversity of Dopamine Neurons
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sandra Blaess, PhD
Group Leader, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seminar
Rethinking Asymetric Synthesis: The Development of General Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions That Enable The Use of Optically Active Nucleophiles
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mark Biscoe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
The City Collage of New York
New York, NY

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Seminar
Evolution to Expand The Enzyme Universe
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Santiago Schnell, DPhil, FRSC
Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, William K. Brehm Investigator of Brehm Center for Diabetes Research
The University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Seminar
Powering Chromosomes Movement in Mitosis: Mobile Tethers on Dynamic Microtubule Ends
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ekaterina Grishchuk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Seminar
Mechanisms of Olfactory Receptor Gene Choice
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Stavros Lomvardas, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute
Columbia University
New York, NY

Friday, December 5, 2014

Seminar
The Strange Case of Pluripotentality: Embryonic Stem Cells, Germ Cells and Genomic Conflicts
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Thomas Zwaka, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Monday, December 8, 2014

Seminar
Regulatory T cells
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Juan Lafaille, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Seminar
Evolution to Expand The Enzyme Universe
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Frances Arnold, PhD
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seminar
Regulation of Hippo Signaling by Cytoskeletal Tension
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Kenneth Irvine, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

Friday, December 12, 2014

Seminar
Chromatin Architecture Defines Eukaryotic Start Sites of DNA Replication
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

David MacAlpine, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seminar
Regulation of Pancreatic Islet Cell Fates
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Lori Sussel, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Development
Columbia University
New York, NY

Friday, January 23, 2015

Seminar
Solid Organ Stem Cell Interactions with the Immune System
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brian Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY