Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 01/25/2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seminar
The Dynamics, Function and Design of Mammalian Cell Fate Control Circuits
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hao Yuan Kueh, PhD
Senior Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Biology and Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

Seminar
Innate Mechanisms of Metabolic Homeostasis
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine; Cardiovascular Institute
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Doctoral Dissertation Lecture
Mathematical Models of the Tumor Ecosystem
3:00 PM

Kuang-Wei (William) Chang
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seminar
Drugging the Undruggable: Therapeutic Potential of Targeting Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Zhong-Yin Zhang, PhD
Robert A. Harris Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seminar
Darwin in Miniature: Antibody Evolution in Germinal Centers
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Gabriel Victora, PhD
Whitehead Fellow
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Cambridge, MA

Seminar
Small RNA-mediated Genome Defense Against Foreign Nucleic Acids in C. elegans
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Heng-Chi Lee, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Seminar
Membrane Targeting of Ras: Still An Achilles Heel?
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Mark R. Philips, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Associate Director for Basic Science, NYU Cancer Institute
Director, MST (MD/PhD) Program
NYU School of Medicine

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Seminar
Robust Incorporation of Prior Knowledge into the Inference of Biological Networks: Connecting Immune and Microbial Networks
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Richard Bonneau, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Science
New York University
New York, NY

Monday, February 2, 2015

Seminar
Targeting Enhancers and Amplifiers in Cancer
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Charles Lin, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Seminar
Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Responses in Human Disease
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Seminar
The Role of Cell Cycle in Stem Cell Fate and Tumorigenesis
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Siim Pauklin, PhD
FEBS Long-term Fellow
Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Seminar
Maintenance of Proteins with Exceptional Longevity Through Aging
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Brandon Toyama, PhD
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Seminar
Cells Behaving as Communities During Pancreas Development
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Anne Grapin-Botton, PhD
Professor
DanStem, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, February 6, 2015

Seminar
Integrated Investigations into Inherited Susceptibility for Breast Cancer Metastasis
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Kent Hunter, PhD
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Genetics
Center for Cancer Research at the National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD

Monday, February 9, 2015

Special Seminar
In Situ Sequencing of Molecular Interactomes
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Liangcai Gu, PhD
Research Fellow in Genetics and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
HHMI Fellow of Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seminar
Protein Homeostasis and Human Diseases- Story of Proteasome Regulation
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Park Cho-Park, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kimberly Lawrence-Netter Cancer Research Fellow
Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology
The Rockefeller University/HHMI
New York, NY

Seminar
Exciting New Enzymes from Fungal Biosynthetic Pathways
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Yi Tang, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, February 20, 2015

Seminar
Cancer Cell Signaling and Metabolism
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

John Blenis, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Doctoral Dissertation Lecture
The Role of Crumbs Proteins in Mammalian Gastrulation
3:00 PM

Nitya Ramkumar
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Seminar
TBA
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Gregg Gundersen, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University
New York, NY

Monday, March 9, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seminar
Building a Face, One Ubiquitin at a Time
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Michael Rape, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Seminar
Mechano-Transduction at Cell-Cell Contacts: Mechanisms and Consequences
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

W. James Nelson, PhD
Principal Investigator, Department of Biology
Stanford School of Medicine
Berkeley, CA

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Seminar
New Insights into Cargo Recognition and Membrane Fusion of Mammalian Autophagy
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Qing Zhong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Seminar
Aging and Mitochondria
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator Laboratory of Molecular Biology
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Seminar
Heal the Worm: Mechanisms of Cellular Repair in C. Elegans
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Andrew Chisholm, PhD
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences and Neurobiology
USC San Diego
San Diego, CA

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Seminar
Signaling Pathways Controlling Circadian Retinal Clearance Phagocytosis
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Silvia Finnemann, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences
Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Friday, May 29, 2015

Seminar
Therapeutic Potential of Epigenetic Modulators in Colorectal Cancer
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Catherine O’Brien, MD, PhD
Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Seminar
Outside Coding Genome, MicroRNAs Make a Big Difference
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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

Monday, June 8, 2015

SKI Talks
TBA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Monday, June 15, 2015