Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 04/24/2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Simulating Kinase Dynamics: Hunting for New Structural Details to Target
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Vijay Pande, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, of Structural Biology, and of Computer Science
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Chaperones for RuBisCO, the Most Abundant Protein
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Manajit Hayer-Hartl, PhD
Research Group Leader, Department of Cellular Biochemistry
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Martinsried, Germany

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ras-Driven Cancers: Cracking the Oncogenic Code
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Professor, Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, Professor, Department of Biochemistry
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Monday, April 28, 2014

From multipotency to T-cell lineage commitment: mechanism of a stem-cell fate decision
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Ellen Rothenberg, PhD
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Environmentally-switched Protein/Protein Interactions: Uses in Natural and Artificial Control of Cell Signaling Pathways
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Kevin Gardner, PhD
Director, Structural Biology Initiative
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry
City College of New York
New York, NY

President's Research Seminar
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ihor R. Lemischka, PhD
Director, The Black Family Stem Cell Institute
Professor, Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Professor, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A genetic suppressor screen in mice reveals that lipid metabolism is a therapeutic target for Rett Syndrome
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Monica Justice, PhD
Program Head & Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics & Genome Biology
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Computational Analysis of the Human Genome and Epigenome
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Zhiping Weng, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Research Seminar
Dynamic Chromatin During Pluripotency and Organogenesis
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Mango, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

How a Journal Editor Evaluates and Screens Your Work
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ushma S. Neil, PhD
Director of the Office of the President
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Friday, May 9, 2014

Genome-Wide Profiling of Translational Regulation and Protein Synthesis
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Nicholas Ingolia, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Monday, May 12, 2014

Catalytic Methods and Strategies for Chemical Synthesis
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Abigail Doyle, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Virtually Naïve and Virtual Memory T Cells in Aging Mice and Humans
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD
Bowman Professor and Head
Department of Immunobiology
Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Combining Organic Synthesis and Directed Evolution to Design HIV Vaccine Candidates
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Isaac Krauss, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Neural Networks Controlling Innate Behavior
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Michael Nitabach, PhD, JD
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cancer Stem Cells: Reprogramming, Dedifferentiation, and Trans-Differentiation
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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Anticancer Mechanisms in Longest-Lived Rodents
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Vera Gorbunova, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Friday, May 23, 2014

Extrinsic Influences on Metastasis: Platelets and Extracellular Matrix
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Richard Hynes, PhD
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research,
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Cambridge, MA

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Messenger's Tale: Decoding the 3'UTR
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Andrew Grimson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Monday, June 2, 2014

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis Program
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Aviv Regev, PhD
Core Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Broad Institute
Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Innate Lymphoid Cells in Mucosal Immunity
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Marco Colonna, MD
Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professor of Pathology &

Innate lymphoid cells in mucosal immunity
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Marco Colonna, MD
Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professor of Pathology & Immunology

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Histone Methylation Dynamics and Link to Human Disease
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Yang Shi, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Cell Biology Department, Harvard Medical School
American Cancer Society Research Professor

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Encoding Information through p53 Dynamics in Single Cells
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Galit Lahav, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Monday, June 9, 2014

T Cell Metabolism and Differentiation
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Doreen Cantrell, PhD
Professor of Cellular Immunology, Wellcome Trust Principle Research Fellow & Vice Principle and Head of College
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Synthetic and Chemical Biological Studies of the Diazofluorene Antitumor Antibiotics
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Seth Herzon, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, Member
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
New Haven, CT

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Molecular Basis of Embryogenesis: Insights from Zebrafish
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Alexander Schier, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Monday, June 16, 2014

Innate Control of Metabolism and Regeneration
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Physiology & Medicine Cardiovascular Research Institute
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Monday, June 23, 2014

Transcriptional Control of CD8 T cell Immunity
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Ananda Goldrath, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Biology Division of Biological Sciences
University of California
San Diego, CA

Monday, June 30, 2014

Regulation of IL-10 in Immune-mediated Disease
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Casey Weaver, MD
Professor of Pathology, Medicine & Microbiology
Wyatt & Susan Haskell Endowed Professor of Medical Excellence
UAB School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL