Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 04/18/2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sensing and Signaling DNA Damage by the Checkpoint Pathways
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lee Zou
Professor,The Jim & Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PET Guided Drug Discovery and Development
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Caius Radu, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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