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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.  

2015-16 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 2016, Winter 2016, Fall 2015 (UCSF MyAccess login required) **Note: the Safari web browser may not work correctly when trying to view the video.**


9/30/15
James Ferrell, MD, PhD
Stanford
"Trigger waves in mitosis and apoptosis."
Host: Jeroen Roose, PhD


10/7/15
No seminar scheduled.


10/14/15
Carole Mendelson, PhD
UT Southwestern
"Fetal to Maternal Signaling in the Timing of Birth."
Host:  Tippi MacKenzie, MD


10/21/15
Daniel Portnoy, PhD
UC Berkeley
"Innate immunity to intracellular pathogens: Implication for vaccine development and cancer immunotherapy."
Host: Anna Bakardjiev, MD
alternate location for this seminar only:  S-214, Parnassus


10/28/15 co-hosted by the DSCB Graduate Program
Cassandra Extavour, PhD
"From Egg to Immortality: The Evolution of the Germ Line."
Harvard
Host:  Diana Laird, PhD
note: this seminar will not be recorded or livestreamed


11/4/15
William Wickner, MD
"Membrane fusion: 5 lipids, 4 SNAREs, 3 chaperones, 2 nucleotides, and a Rab, All Dancing in a Ring."
Dartmouth
Host:  Tom Kornberg, PhD


11/18/15
Joesph Witztum, MD
UCSD
"Innate Immune Responses to Oxidation-Specific Epitopes: Potential Implications for Health and Disease."
Host:  Trevor Burt, MD


12/2/15
Sandra Schmid, PhD
UT Southwestern
"A Dual Role for Dynamin in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis."
Host:  Sarah Knox, PhD


1/6/16
Margaret Goodell, PhD
Baylor
"DNA Methylation, Stem Cells, and Cancer."
Host:  Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD


1/13/16 co-hosted by the DSCB Graduate Program
Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
Stanford
"Building coronary arteries during mammalian heart development."
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD


1/20/16
Marc Freeman, PhD
Univ. of Massachusetts
"Context matters — Diverse genetic pathways drive axon degeneration."
Host: Erik Ullian, PhD


1/27/16
Christian Siebel, PhD
Genentech
"Notch Control of Transdifferentiation in the Adult Lung."
Host:  Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
Note:  This seminar will be livestreamed, but will not be recorded.


2/3/16
Seminar Canceled


2/10/16
Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD
Harvard
"Progression of myeloid neoplasia from pre-malignancy to acute leukemia."
Host:  Kevin Shannon, MD

2/17/16
No seminar scheduled.


2/24/16
Charles Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"Recent insights from mining the leukemia genome."
Host: Markus Muschen, MD, PhD


3/2/16
Marcelo Nobrega, PhD
University of Chicago
"Regulatory genetic variants and human diseases."
Host:  Nadav Ahituv, PhD
note: this seminar will not be recorded or livestreamed


3/9/16
Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD
Chief, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Autophagy and checkpoints for intracellular pathogen defense."
Host: Peter Turnbaugh, PhD


3/16/16
No seminar scheduled.


3/23/16
No seminar scheduled.


3/30/16  Karl F. Meyer Memorial Lecture
Bonnie Bassler, PhD
Princeton
"Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control."
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD


4/6/16
Hal Dietz, MD
"The Extracellular Matrix in Homeostatic, Autoimmune and Fibrotic Disease Processes."
Johns Hopkins
Host:  Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc


4/13/16
Andrew Dillin, PhD
UC Berkeley
"Orchestrating aging across a troubled soma."
Host:  Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD


4/20/16
Ed Morrisey, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
"Generation and regeneration of the respiratory system."
Host:  Tien Peng, MD


4/27/16
David Bilder, PhD
UC Berkeley
"Cold-blooded cancer and elongating eggs: studying growth and morphogenesis in Drosophila."
Host:  Todd Nystul, PhD
note: this seminar will not be recorded or livestreamed


5/3/16  co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program
NOTE SPECIAL DATE:  Tuesday, 5/3/16

Suzanne Topalian, MD
Johns Hopkins
"PD-1 blockade in cancer therapy: Precision medicine meets immunotherapy."
Host:  Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
note: this seminar will not be recorded or livestreamed


5/11/16
Randy Schekman, PhD
UC Berkeley
"Unconventional secretion of proteins and RNA from cultured human cells."
Hosts:  BMS Students


5/18/16
Anthony Letai, MD
Harvard
"Mitochondria – cancer’s crystal ball."
Host:  Mark Anderson, MD, PhD


5/25/16 co-hosted by the UCSF Diabetes Center
Diane Mathis, PhD
"Immune/metabolic system crosstalk."
Harvard
note: this seminar will not be recorded or livestreamed

6/1/16
Jan Lammerding, PhD
Cornell Univ.
"Squish and squeeze – Nuclear mechanics in 3-D cell migration."
Host: Susan Fisher


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