The weekly Seminars in Biomedical Sciences attract renowned faculty from all over the world to present cutting-edge research related to human health and disease, and are open to the entire community.
2014-15 Seminar Schedule (archive)
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Location: N-225, Parnassus, except as noted
Some (but not all) presentations may be available via livestream and on-demand. Spring 2015,Winter 2015, Fall 2014 (UCSF MyAccess login required) **Note: the Safari web browser may not work correctly when trying to view the video.**
Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Center for Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
"Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency and inheritance"
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD
Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Stanford Univ.
"Young blood for old brains"
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD
10/22/14 co-sponsored by the UCSF Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Grad. Prg.
Antonio Giraldez, Phd
"The domino of life: activation of the zygotic program during the maternal to zygotic transition, a model for in vivo reprogramming."
Host: Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
"Regulating Intestinal Stem Cell Number: 'You Can Go Home Again'"
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD
William Muller, PhD
"Oncogene mediated signal transduction in transgenic mouse models of human breast cancer"
Host: Zena Werb, PhD
Kevan Shokat, PhD
"Small molecule drugs for correcting genetic disorders, from neurodegeneration to cancer"
Host: Kevan Shokat, PhD
Yosuke Mukoyama (Yoh-suke Mukouyama), PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
"Patterning Mechanisms Responsible for Generating a Complex Branching Network in the Nervous and Vascular Systems"
Host: Takashi Mikawa, PhD
Ari Melnick, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
"Mechanism of action and therapeutic targeting of the BCL6 transcriptional repressor in B-cell lymphomas."
Host: Markus Muschen, MD, PhD
Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
"Understanding the role of altered metabolism in tumors"
Host: Andrei Goga, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
"Metabolic reprogramming to meet the demands of lymphocyte activation"
Host: Jayanta Debnath, MD
Anne Brunet, PhD
"Aging and regneration"
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD
Stephen Farmer, PhD
"Myocardin Related Transcription Factor A (MRTFA) Regulates Conversion of Progenitros to Beige Adipocytes."
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD
***1/28/15 SEMINAR CANCELED***
1/28/15 co-sponsored by the UCSF Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Grad. Prg.
Ed Morrisey, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
"Epigenetic regulation of lung development and regeneration"
Host: Jason Rock, PhD
Brendan Lee, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
"Altered Matrix to Cell Signaling in the Human Skeletal Dysplasias"
Host: Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, PhD
University of Toronto
"Controlling T-Cell Developmental Outcomes"
Host: Trevor Burt, MD
Alison Goate, PhD
Ronald M. Loeb Center on Alzheimer's Disease,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease: an emerging role for rare variants"
Host: Yadong Huang, MD, PhD
Feng Zhang, PhD
"Development and Applications of CRISPR-Cas9 for Genome Editing."
Host: BMS Students
Matthew Lorincz, PhD
Univ. of British Columbia
"Impact of LTR Retrotransposons on the Transcriptome and Methylome in the Mouse Germline."
Host: Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD
David Valle, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Univ.
"The Search for Mendelian Disease Genes: Opportunities Afforded; Lessons Learned."
Host: Robert Nussbaum, MD
"Cellular and Molecular Dissection of a Vascular Tumor of Infancy - from Endothelial Cells, to Pericytes, to Facultative Stem Cells."
Host: Rong Wang, PhD
Eric Pamer, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
"Microbiota-mediated resistance against intestinal infections"
Host: Anna Bakardjiev, MD
4/1/15 Karl F. Meyer Memorial Lecture
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
"The World of CRISPRS: From Biology to Technology."
Host: Oren Rosenberg, MD, PhD
There will be no seminar on 4/8/15.
Jesse Bloom, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
"Constraints on the evolution of influenza"
Host: Raul Andino, PhD
Heinrich Jasper, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA
"Stem cell aging and tissue homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila"
Host: Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD
"New ideas about motor neuron disease from emerging stem cell and animal models."
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD
5/4/15 - co-sponsored by UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program
* special date and location: Monday, 5/4/15, 4:00 pm, Cole Hall *
Michael Brown, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"A Century of Cholesterol and Coronaries."
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
David Sabatini, MD, PhD
"Regulation of Growth and Metabolism"
Host: Michael McManus, PhD
James Fagin, MD
Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Thyroid cancer: A simple genome that clarifies tumor biology and guides therapy."
Host: Dolores Shoback, MD
Jernej Ule, PhD
UCL Institute of Neurology
"Global analysis of mRNA structures in human cells reveals a role in the ER stress response."
Host: Matija Peterlin