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. Fall 2013 (UCSF MyAccess login required)
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
"Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens"
Host: Ryan Hernandez, PhD
"Targeting the Vascular Niche: Evolving Resistance Mechanisms by Innate Immune Cells"
"Known and Unknown Confounding in Genetic Studies"
Host: Noah Zaitlen, PhD
"Chemical Ecology of Microbial Interpsecies Interactions"
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
"Exploring Allergic Immunity – New cells, new pathways"
Host: Michael McManus, PhD
"Viral-host interactions that control HIV transcriptional elongation"
Host: Matija Peterlin, MD
"Understanding cellular reprogramming and pluripotency"
Host: Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
"Learning how to rewire cells"
Co-sponsored with the HDCCC Cancer Immunity Microenvironment program
"Obesity, Inflammation and Cancer – The molecular etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma"
Host: Zena Werb, PhD
Host: Barbara Panning, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
"Personal genomes, precision medicine and genomics in clinical practice"
Host: Ying-Hui Fu, PhD
Host: Charlie Kim, PhD
University of Texas at Austin
"Discovery and preclinical development of the next generation of antibody and enzyme therapeutics"
Host: Jody Baron, MD, PhD
"C. elegans Germline Stem Cells and their Regulation"
Host: Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD
"A definable "structure" for the immune system and cancers at the single cell level"
Host: BMS Students
"Asymmetric stem cell division in tissue homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila"
Host: Sophie Dumont, PhD
Univ. of Washington
Host: Mark Ansel, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
"Establishment of T cell identity"
"A genome-wide view of macrophage activation"
Host: Jason Cyster, PhD
"The regulation of stem cell self-renewal"
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
University of Massachusetts
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
"Cracking the O-GlcNAc Code in Metabolism"
"HIV adaptation to host immune pressure: Implications for vaccine design"
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Host: Dan Lim, MD, PhD
University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
"Directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells"