BMS Seminar Series 2010-11

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.  

2010-11 Seminar Roster

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Location: N-225, Parnassus, except as noted
In 2010, presentations will be simulcast to GH-S202, Mission Bay
In 2011, presentations will be simulcast to GH-S271, Mission Bay, except as noted.

September 22, 2010
please note: this week's seminar is in room N-217 and will not be videoconferenced to Mission Bay

Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD
University of Toronto
 Cell polarity pathways and regulation of differentiation and tumorigenesis 
Hosted by Jay Debnath, MD

October 6, 2010 
Don Ganem, MD 
University of California, San Francisco
Noncoding RNAs and the biology of virus replication: lessons from a pathogenic human herpesvirus
Hosted by Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

October 13, 2010
Tom Misteli, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Nuclear architecture, aging, stem cells and cancer
Hosted by BMS Students

October 20, 2010 
Barbara Panning, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Epigenetic regulation in embryonic stem cells
Hosted by Michael McManus, PhD

October 27, 2010 
Laurie Glimcher, MD
Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School
The Function of the Mammalian Stress Sensor XBP1
Hosted by Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD

November 3, 2010 

November 10, 2010 
Pamela Ronald, PhD
University of California, Davis
Recognition and response: host sensors of conserved microbial signatures
Hosted by Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD

November 17, 2010
Iswar Hariharan, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Regulation of tissue growth and regeneration in Drosophila
Hosted by Diane Barber, PhD 

November 24, 2010

December 1, 2010
Sara Courtneidge, PhD DSc(hc)
Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute
Regulation of Podosome and Invadapodia Formation in Human Disease
Hosted by Andrei Goga, MD, PhD

December 8, 2010
Jay Shendure, MD PhD
University of Washington
Synthetic and Sequencing-Based Approaches to High-Throughput Genetic Analysis
Hosted by Nadav Ahituv, PhD 

December 15, 2010
Carlos D. Bustamante, PhD
Stanford University
Genetic Inference in the Personal Genome Era
Hosted by Esteban Burchard, MD

January 5, 2011
David Scadden, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Niche Induced Oncogenesis
Hosted by Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD 

January 12, 2011
Joseph Takahashi, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Genetic Analysis of Circadian Clocks in Mammals
Hosted by Ying-Hui Fu, PhD

January 19, 2011
Aaron Gitler, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Yeast Genetic Screens to Define Mechanisms of Human Neurodegenerative Diseases
Hosted by Todd Nystul, PhD

January 26, 2011
Richard Gibbs, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Rare Variation and Medical Implications of Genome Sequencing
Hosted by Robert Nussbaum, MD

February 2, 2011
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
Hosted by Averil Ma, MD, PhD

February 9, 2011
Robert A. Steiner, PhD
University of Washington
Kiss1 Neurons as Central Processors for Reproduction
Hosted by Anna Bakardjiev, MD

February 16, 2011
Christopher Newgard, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine
Mechanisms of Metabolic Dysfunction in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Hosted by Matthias Hebrok, PhD

February 23, 2011 
John Dick, PhD FRSC
Ontario Cancer Institute
title TBA

March 2, 2011
Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine
What Do Reactive Astrocytes Do?
Hosted by Zena Werb, PhD 

March 9, 2011
Sally Kornbluth, PhD
Duke University Medical Center 
Metabolic Control of Apoptosis
Hosted by Jayanta Debnath, MD 

March 16, 2011 (simulcast to Mission Bay Room S-202)
Sophia Tsai, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
COUP-TFII, an orphan nuclear receptor, in tumor growth and tumor metastasis
Hosted by Rong Wang, PhD

March 23, 2011
Helen Blau, PhD
Stanford University
title TBA
Hosted by Seymour Packman, MD

March 30, 2011
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Northwestern University
Mitochondrial ROS Regulate Signaling
Hosted by Emin Maltepe, MD, PhD 

April 6, 2011
Paul Anderson, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
How tRNA inhibits protein synthesis during stress
Hosted by Mike McManus, PhD

April 13, 2011
Elizabeth Engle, MD
Harvard Medical School
Humans with Disordered Guidance of Peripheral and Central Axons
Hosted by Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD 

April 20, 2011
Takashi Mikawa, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Development of Biorythmicity Systems
Hosted by Brian Black, PhD 

April 27, 2011
Steven Holland, MD
National Institute of Alergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
title TBA
Hosted by Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

May 3, 2011 (Tuesday)
Michael Welsh, MD
University of Iowa
New Insights into Cystic Fibrosis from a Novel Animal Model
Hosted by Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD

May 11, 2011
Vivian Cheung, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Genetics of Human Gene Expression
Hosted by Lauren Weiss, PhD