Faculty Seminar Series

Our weekly seminar series features prominent speakers from around the world. Seminars are given on Tuesdays at 4pm.

Beginning May 8th, the remaining seminars this semester will be held in Hammer 301 except where noted.

January 23
"Functions of ssDNA Binding Proteins in Maintaining Genome Stability"
David Cortez, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Alberto Ciccia

 

January 30
"Deconstruction the DNA Damage Signaling Network"
Marcus Smolka, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Hosted by Dr. Rodney Rothstein

February 6
"Identifying Novel Roles for DNA Mismatch Repair Proteins in Genetic Recombination and Repair"
Eric Alani, PhD
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Hosted by Dr. Jean Gautier

February 13
"Mechanisms of Brain Aging and Rejuvenation"
Saul A. Villeda, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
UCSF School of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué

February 20
Canceled

February 27
"Polyploidy in Organ Development and Repair"
Don Fox, PhD
Assistant Professor of pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Ben Ohlstein

March 6
"Epigenetics and Evolution in the Age of Synthetic Biology"
Ahmad Khalil, PhD
Associate Director
Biological Design Center
Boston University

Hosted by Dr. Luke Berchowitz

March 13
"How Discoveries in Mitochondrial Biology are Changing our Views: From Evolution to Neurodegenerative Disease"
Heidi McBride, PhD
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Hosted by Dr. Eric Schon

March 20
"Metabolic regulation of germline stem cell behavior"
Leanne Jones, PhD
Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
UCLA

Hosted by Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué

March 27
canceled

April 3

canceled

April 10
"How stress-triggered demixing of proteins and RNA regulate the cellular stress response"
D. Allan Drummond, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Chicago

Hosted by Dr. Luke Berchowitz

April 17
"Proteomic analysis of DNA damage response and tumorigenesis"
Junjie Chen, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hosted by Dr. Zhiguo Zhang

April 24
"Understanding and Modeling Aging"
Anne Brunet, PhD, Professor, Stanford University

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty, Co-sponsored by the Columbia Aging Center

May 1
"MicroRNAs and developmental robustness in C. elegans"
Victor Ambros, PhD
Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hosted by Dr. Vincenzo A. Gennarino

May 8

**Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301**
"Lineage histories and fate decisions in native hematopoiesis"
Fernando Camargo, PhD
Professor
Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University

Hosted by Dr. Kelley Yan

May 15

**Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301**
"Genes, modifiers and mutations: Mouse models of neuromuscular disease"
Greg Cox, PhD
Associate Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Hosted by Dr. Wayne Frankel

May 22

**Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301**
"Emergence of form and function in the embryonic heart from a single cell perspective"
Shankar Srinivas, PhD
Professor of Developmental Biology
University of Oxford

Hosted by Dr. Frank Costantini

May 29

**Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 312**
"Molecular control of issue-scale forces driving morphogenesis of the vertebrate gut"
Nandan Nerurkar, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Hostedy by Dr. Gerard Karsenty

June 5

*****Canceled*****

Quaid Morris, PhD
Associate Professor
Donnelly Centre
University of Toronto

Hosted by Dr. Vincenzo A. Gennarino

*****Canceled*****