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BMS Seminar Series

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.  

2013-14 Seminar Schedule

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 2014, Winter 2014, Fall 2013 (UCSF MyAccess login required) **Note: the Safari web browser may not work correctly when trying to view the video.**


10/9/2013
*Cancelled*
Yoh-suke Mukouyama
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
"Patterning Mechanisms Responsible for Generating a Complex Branching Network in the Nervous and Vascular Systems"
Host: Takashi Mikawa, PhD

10/16/2013
Pardis Sabeti
Harvard
"Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens"
Host: Ryan Hernandez, PhD

10/23/2013
Gabriele Bergers
UCSF
"Targeting the Vascular Niche: Evolving Resistance Mechanisms by Innate Immune Cells"

10/30/2013
Eleazar Eskin
UCLA
"Known and Unknown Confounding in Genetic Studies"
Host: Noah Zaitlen, PhD

11/6/2013
Roberto Kolter
Harvard
"Chemical Ecology of Microbial Interpsecies Interactions"
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

11/13/2013
Rich Locksley
UCSF
"Exploring Allergic Immunity – New cells, new pathways"
Host: Michael McManus, PhD

11/20/2013
*Cancelled*
Qiang Zhou
UC Berkeley
"Viral-host interactions that control HIV transcriptional elongation"
Host: Matija Peterlin, MD

12/4/2013
Konrad Hochedlinger
Harvard
"Understanding cellular reprogramming and pluripotency"
Host: Ophir Klein, MD, PhD

12/11/2013
Wendell Lim
UCSF
"Learning how to rewire cells"

1/8/2014
Co-sponsored with the HDCCC Cancer Immunity Microenvironment program
Michael Karin
UCSD
"Obesity, Inflammation and Cancer – The molecular etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma"
Host: Zena Werb, PhD

1/15/2014
Bo Huang
UCSF
"Capturing the genome in a camera"
Host: Barbara Panning, PhD

1/22/2014
James Lupski
Baylor College of Medicine
"Clinical Genomics: Merging Human Genetics & Genomics"
Host: Ying-Hui Fu, PhD

1/29/2014
**Cancelled**

2/5/2014
George Georgiou
University of Texas at Austin
"Discovery and preclinical development of the next generation of antibody and enzyme therapeutics"
Host: Jody Baron, MD, PhD

2/12/2014
Judith Kimble
U. Wisconsin
"C. elegans Germline Stem Cells and their Regulation"
Host: Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD

2/19/2014
David Mangelsdorf
UT Southwestern
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD

2/26/2014
Garry Nolan
Stanford
"A definable "structure" for the immune system and cancers at the single cell level"
Host: BMS Students

3/5/2014
Yukiko Yamashita
U. Michigan
"Asymmetric stem cell division in tissue homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila"
Host: Sophie Dumont, PhD

3/12/2014
John Stamatoyannopoulos
Univ. of Washington
Host: Mark Ansel, PhD

3/19/2014
Avinash Bhandoola
University of Pennsylvania
"Establishment of T cell identity"
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD

3/26/2014
TBD

4/2/2014
Christopher Glass
UCSD
"A genome-wide view of macrophage activation"
Host: Jason Cyster, PhD

4/9/2014
Sean Morrison
UT Southwestern
"The regulation of stem cell self-renewal"
Host: Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD

4/16/2014
Rescheduled

4/23/2014
Job Dekker
University of Massachusetts
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD

4/30/2014
Xiaoyong Yang
Yale School of Medicine
"Cracking the O-GlcNAc Code in Metabolism"

5/6/2014
Bruce Walker
Harvard
"HIV adaptation to host immune pressure: Implications for vaccine design"
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD

5/7/2014
Alex Joyner
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
"Sonic hedgehog-GLI signaling in diverse stem cell populations"
Host: Dan Lim, MD, PhD

5/14/2014
S.K. Dey
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
"Muscle Segment Homeobox genes are critical for implantation and embryonic diapause"
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD

5/21/2014
Meyer Lecture
Don Ganem
Global Head of Infectious Diseases Research,
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
"Lineage-dependent viral gene expression and the pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcoma"
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

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