MSK Science Spotlight

In this time of a global pandemic, relying on science to help us make decisions is more important than ever. Memorial Sloan Kettering is proud to announce MSK Science Spotlight, a twice-weekly scientific seminar series featuring illuminating lectures by today’s leaders in basic and translational biomedical science. Seminars are viewable via livestream every Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm EDT. No registration is required. Seminars last 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q & A.

MSK Science Spotlight is brought to you by MSK’s Sloan Kettering Institute and its Office of Scientific Education and Training. For more information, contact oset@mskcc.org.

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Seminar Schedule
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David Solit, MD

 

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: David Solit, MD
Affiliation: Geoffrey Beene Chair; Director, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “Defining the Actionable Cancer Genome”

View Dr. Solit’s research

Date: Monday, June 8, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Jason Lewis, PhD
Affiliation: Emily Tow Jackson Chair in Oncology; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology; Chief, Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service; Member, Molecular Pharmacology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering 

Talk title: “Defying the Limitations of Antibodies for Imaging and Endoradiotherapy”

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Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis, PhD

 

Tri-I Winners

Winners of the Tri-Institutional Breakout Prize for Junior Investigators

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Manu Setty, PhD
Affiliation: Dana Pe’er lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Speaker: Alexander J. Meeske, PhD
Affiliation: Luciano Marraffini lab, The Rockefeller University

Speaker: Ana Patricia Gomes, PhD 
Affiliation: John Blenis lab, Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Date: Monday, June 15, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Derek Tan, PhD
Affiliation: Chair, Chemical Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute; Director, Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology

Talk title: ”A Drug Discovery Journey from Tuberculosis to Cancer”

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Derek Tan, PhD

 

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Stephen B. Long, PhD

 

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Stephen B. Long, PhD
Affiliation: Member, Structural Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “And Now for Something Completely Different: Structure and Mechanism in the Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel BEST1”

View Dr. Long’s research

  

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Alexandra Joyner, PhD
Affiliation: Member, Developmental Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “Development and Regeneration of the Cerebellum”

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Alexandra Joyner

Alexandra Joyner, PhD

 

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Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD

 

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD 
Affiliation: Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Member, Immunology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “Enabling Costimulatory Pathways as a Next Step for Cancer Immunotherapy”

View Dr. Wolchok’s research 

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Yael David, PhD
Affiliation: Chemical Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “Uncovering Epigenetic Events that Drive Oncogenesis”

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Yael David

Yael David, PhD

 

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Linde Miles, PhD; Sahana Rao; Mohita Tagore, PhD

 

Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Fellowship Winners

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Sahana Rao
Affiliation: Bachovchin lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Speaker: Linde Miles, PhD 
Affiliation: Levine lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Speaker: Mohita Tagore, PhD 
Affiliation: White lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Symposium Lecture

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
Affiliation: Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

 

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Ashani Weeraratna, PhD

 

Kravis WiSE Symposium Lecture

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
Affiliation: Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

View Dr. Weeraratna’s research

 

Kravis WiSE Symposium Lecture

Date: Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Viviane Tabar, MD
Affiliation: Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology; Member, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

View Dr. Tabar’s research

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Viviane Tabar, MD

 

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Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Luis Diaz, MD
Affiliation: Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology and Grayer Family Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Date: Monday, July 27, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Affiliation: Chair, Immunology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at MSK  

Talk title: “A Cell-Extrinsic Mechanism Limiting Immunity and Inflammation”

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Alexander Rudensky, PhD

 

Joan Massagué, PhD

Joan Massagué, PhD

 

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Joan Massagué, PhD
Affiliation: Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Member, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program

Talk title: “The Logic of Metastasis”

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Meet the Hosts

Each Science Spotlight seminar will be hosted by a faculty member from MSK.
 

Watch Past Seminars

Michael Glickman, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Michael Glickman, MD

MSK infectious disease specialist Michael Glickman, MD, delivers the kickoff lecture of MSK Science Spotlight on April 6, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Charles Sawyers, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Charles Sawyers, MD

MSK physician-scientist Charles Sawyers, MD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 8, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Scott Lowe, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Scott Lowe, PhD

MSK cancer biologist Scott Lowe, PhD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 13, 2020.

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Christine Mayr, MD, PhD

MSK molecular and cell biologist Christine Mayr, MD, PhD, delivers her MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 15, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Dana Pe'er, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Dana Pe'er, PhD

MSK Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program Dana Pe'er, PhD, delivers her MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 20, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Craig Thompson, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Craig Thompson, MD

MSK President and CEO Craig B. Thompson, MD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 22, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD

MSK immunologist Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, delivers the 2020 Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize Lecture for MSK Science Spotlight on April 27, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Scott Keeney, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Scott Keeney, PhD

MSK molecular biologist Scott Keeney, PhD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 29, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Andrea Schietinger, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Andrea Schietinger, PhD

MSK immunologist Andrea Schietinger, PhD, delivers the Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Award for Basic Research award lecture as part of MSK Science Spotlight on May 4, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Ross L. Levine, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Ross L. Levine, MD

MSK physician-scientist Ross L. Levine, MD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on May 6, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD

MSK developmental biologist Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD, delivers her MSK Science Spotlight lecture on May 11, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Carl June, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Carl June, MD

Immunologist Carl June, MD, delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on April 8, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD

MSK medical oncologist Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD delivers his MSK Science Spotlight lecture on May 18, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Katherine High, MD
Science Spotlight lecture: Katherine High, MD

Katherine High, MD delivers her MSK Science Spotlight lecture on May 20, 2020.

Science Spotlight lecture: Ron Vale, PhD
Science Spotlight lecture: Ron Vale, PhD

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Professor Ron Vale, PhD, delivers his Science Spotlight lecture on June 1, 2020.