Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 10/20/2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seminar
Hedgehog Signaling in Organ Homeostasis and Malignancy
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Philip Beachy, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Immunology Program
mTOR, Metabolism and T cell Activation, Differentiation and Function
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Jonathan Powell, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology, Graduate Program in Immunology
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Symposium
The Genome Editing Revolution
12:45 PM – 6:15 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

Danilo Maddalo
Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Sloan Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Benjamin Matthews
The Rockefeller University

Friday, October 31, 2014

Seminar
DNA Strand Beaks and Neurological Disease
10:00 AM – 11:00 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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Seminar
Joseph D. Puglisi, PhD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Joseph D. Puglisi, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Seminar
DNMT3A in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Margaret Goodell, PhD
Director, Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Symposium
Time Management for Research Administrators
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
Director, Sponsored Research and Programs
Illinois Institute of Technology

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seminar
Structure-Based Design of Improved Anti-HIV Antibodies
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Pamela Bjorkman, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Max Delbrück Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Seminar
Mechanisms for the Induction of Adaptive and Innate Immune Responses by the Microbiota
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Daniel Littman, MD, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology
NYU School of Medicine

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 College of New York
New York, NY

Monday, December 1, 2014

SKI Talks
TBA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Seminar
Roles for Transcriptional Super-Enhancers in Cell Identity and Cancer
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Richard Young, PhD
Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Seminar
Karl-Peter Hopfner, Prof. Dr.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Karl-Peter Hopfner, Prof. Dr.
Department of Biochemistry and Gene Center
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Seminar
Mechanisms of Protective Tumor Immunity
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Glenn Dranoff, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Seminar
Yifan Cheng, PhD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Yifan Cheng, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

Monday, January 19, 2015

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

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

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Seminar
William Eaton, PhD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

William Eaton, PhD
Distinguished Investigator, Laboratory of Chemical Physics
National Institutes of Health

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

SKI Talks
TBA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Seminar
Andreas Martin, PhD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Andreas Martin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Seminar
Lewis Kay, PhD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lewis Kay, PhD
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology
University of Toronto

Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

SKI Talks
TBA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Monday, June 15, 2015