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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.  

2014-15 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 2015, Winter 2015, Fall 2014 (UCSF MyAccess login required) **Note: the Safari web browser may not work correctly when trying to view the video.**


10/8/14
Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Center for Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
"Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency and inheritance"
Host:  Susan Fisher, PhD

10/15/14
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
Yale
"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

10/29/14
Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
Columbia
"Regulating Intestinal Stem Cell Number: 'You Can Go Home Again'"
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD

11/5/14
William Muller, PhD
McGill Univ.
"Oncogene mediated signal transduction in transgenic mouse models of human breast cancer"
Host: Zena Werb, PhD

11/12/14
Kevan Shokat, PhD
UCSF
"Small molecule drugs for correcting genetic disorders, from neurodegeneration to cancer"
Host: Kevan Shokat, PhD

11/19/14
Yosuke Mukoyama (Yoh-suke Mukouyama), PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
title TBA
Host: Takashi Mikawa, PhD

12/3/14
Ari Melnick, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
title TBA
Host:  Markus Muschen, MD, PhD

12/10/14
Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
MIT
"Understanding the role of altered metabolism in tumors"
Host:  Andrei Goga, MD, PhD

1/8/2015
Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
Duke Univ.
"Metabolic reprogramming to meet the demands of lymphocyte activation"
Host: Jayanta Debnath, MD

1/14/15
Anne Brunet, PhD
Stanford
"Aging and regneration"
Host:  Saul Villeda, PhD

1/21/15
Diane Mathis, PhD
Harvard
"Control of organismal metabolism by regulatory T cells"
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD

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

2/4/15
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

2/11/15
Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, PhD
University of Toronto
title TBA
Host: Trevor Burt, MD

2/18/15
Alison Goate, PhD
Washington Univ. Sch. Med., St Louis MO
"Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease: an emerging role for rare variants"
Host: Yadong Huang, MD, PhD

2/25/15
Feng Zhang, PhD
MIT
"Development and Applications of CRISPR-Cas9 for Genome Editing"
Host: BMS Students

3/4/15
Matthew Lorincz, PhD
Univ. of British Columbia
title TBA

3/11/15
David Valle, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Univ.
title TBA


3/19/2014
Joyce Bischoff
Harvard
"Cellular and Molecular Dissection of a Vascular Tumor of Infancy - from Endothelial Cells, to Pericytes, to Facultative Stem Cells."
Host: Rong Wang, PhD

3/25/15
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
UC Berkeley
title TBA
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

4/8/15
Jesse Bloom, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
"Constraints on the evolution of influenza"
Host: Raul Andino, PhD

4/15/15
Seminar to be announced


4/22/15
Heinrich Jasper, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA
"Stem cell aging and tissue homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila"
Host: Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD

4/29/15
Seminar to be announced


5/6/15
Seminar to be announced


5/13/15
David Sabatini, MD, PhD
MIT
"Regulation of Growth and Metabolism"
Host: Michael McManus, PhD


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