Sloan Kettering Institute: Academic Lectures, Seminars & Workshops

Format: 03/31/2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Symposium Center for Stem Cell Biology
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Andras Nagy, PhD
Professor and Senior Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
University of Toronto
“Pluripotency in the artificial cell space”

Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD
Robert & Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Embryology
The Rockefeller University
“Dynamic Patterns: self-organization of human embryonic cells”

Danwei Huangfu, PhD
Assistant Member, Developmental Biology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Understanding human pancreatic development and disease through genome editing in pluripotent stem cells”

Viviane Tabar, MD
Attending Neurosurgeon and Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Human ES cells as a platform for modeling cancer”

Marius Wernig, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, NYSCF-Robertson Investigator
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Direct reprogramming towards the neural lineage”

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Biased Agonism and Structure-Based Inhibition of Chemokine Activity
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brian Volkman, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Signaling Pathways Coordinating Regeneration With Development
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Adrian Halme, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Friday, April 3, 2015

From Disease in a Petri Dish to Clinical Trial: A New Type of Candidate for Stem Cell Studies of ALS
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Kevin Eggan, PhD
Professor, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology
Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Cambridge, MA

Doctoral Dissertation Lecture
The TNFRSF14/HVEM Receptor is an Extrinsic Tumor Suppressor in Follicular Lymphoma
3:00 PM

Michael Henry Boice
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Transcriptional Basis of T Cell and Innate Lymphoid Cell Development
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Avinash Bhandoola, PhD
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Genome Integrity, Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute | National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Rings: Catalytic Cycles Inspired by Macrocycles
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Vy Maria Dong, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA

Doctoral Dissertation Lecture
The Role of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in the NK Cell Response Against MCMV Infection
3:00 PM

Sharline Madera
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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 13, 2015

Development and Function of Dendritic Cell Subsets
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Ken Murphy, MD, PhD
Eugene Opie First Centennial Professor Pathology and Immunology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Information Session
Department of Defense (DOD) Biomedical Research Funding
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Gayle Vaday, PhD
Program Manager, DOD Breast Cancer Research Program
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Acentrosomal Oocyte Meiotic Spindle Assembly in C. elegans
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bruce Bowerman, PhD
Professor of Biology
Institute of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Attachment Issues: Chromosome Segregation and the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Geert Kops, PhD
Professor of Molecular Tumor Cell Biology
Department of Molecular Cancer Research
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Linear and Three-Dimensional Architecture of the Genome
10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

William Noble, PhD
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Friday, April 17, 2015

Emerging Methodologies in in vivo 1H and in Hyperpolarized 13C MRS, MRI and MRSI
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lucio Frydman, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemical Physics
Weismann Institute of Sciences
Rehovot, Israel

Identification and Therapeutic Targeting of Poor Prognosis Subtypes in Colorectal Cancer
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Eduard Batlle, PhD
ICREA Research Professor, Head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab, Head of IRB Barcelona’s Oncology Program
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain

Monday, April 20, 2015

SKI Talks
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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

Nanoparticle Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mark Davis, PhD
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

Off-Label Uses of High-Throughput Sequencing for Investigating the Physical Genome
10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

William Greenleaf, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Friday, April 24, 2015

Integrating Transcription with mRNA Processing: Speed Matters
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

David Bentley, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora, Colorado

Monday, April 27, 2015

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Urlich von Andrian, MD, PhD
Program Leader, Basic Immunology and Member,Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Regulation of ESC Self-renewal and Pluripotency
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Guang Hu, PhD
Principal Investigator
Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Monday, June 15, 2015