BMS Seminar Series 2018-19

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 recorded video. Links to the live stream and recorded video will be available in the sidebar at the start of each quarter.

October 3, 2018

"Chemical and genetic approaches to studying infertility and contraception."

Martin Matzuk, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

October 10, 2018

"Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense."

Ed Mocarski, PhD
Emory University
Host: Lewis Lanier, PhD

October 17, 2018

"Learning from Viruses: CNS Immune Responses and Cognitive Dysfunction"

Robyn Klein, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Host: Susanna Rosi, PhD

October 24, 2018

"Genomic mechanisms of glucocorticoid responses."

Tim Reddy, PhD
Nadav Ahituv, PhD

October 31, 2018

"Genome-wide interrogation of extracellular vesicle biology"

Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD
Host: Jay Debnath, MD

November 7, 2018

"Regulation of stem cell number in the intestine."

Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

November 14, 2018

"Gene-environment interactions in pediatric brain disease"

Joseph Gleeson, MD
Host: Su Guo, PhD

November 28, 2018

"Living in the cold – adaptions during hibernation."

Wei Li, PhD
Dengke Ma, PhD

January 9, 2019

"Remarkable cell behaviors: from collective cell migration to recovery from the brink of death."

Denise Montell, PhD
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

January 23, 2019

"Regulation of proliferation and differentiation in an adult stem cell lineage."

Margaret T. Fuller, PhD
Host:  Marco Conti, MD

January 30, 2019

"Subcellular Architecture Controls a Bacterial Cell Cycle."

Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
K.F. Meyer Memorial Lecture

February 6, 2019

"Defects in mRNA translation and neurodegeneration"

Susan Ackerman, PhD
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD

February 13, 2019

"How does the immune system adapt to co-exist with a persistent pathogen?"

Elina Zuniga, PhD
Host: BMS Students
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

February 20, 2019

"Epigenetics of social behavior in ants."

Roberto Bonasio, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD

February 27, 2019

"Molecular Pathways of Energy Balance and Energy Expenditure: Thermogenic Fat and Exercise."

Bruce Spiegelman, PhD
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD
co-hosted by the UCSF Diabetes Center

March 6, 2019

"Deciphering idiopathic disorders: DISCovering the genetic basis of adolescent scoliosis."

Carol Wise, PhD
UT Southwestern
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD

March 13, 2019

"Biological robustness: genetic compensation and transcriptional adaptation."

Didier Stainier, PhD
Max Planck Inst.
Host: Wallace Marshall, PhD

March 20, 2019


Christine Seidman, MD, PhD
Host:  Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Trefethen Family Visiting Professorship
co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program

April 3, 2019

"Tackling the Tsunami of Drug-Resistant Malaria."

David Fidock, PhD
Host: Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD

April 10, 2019

"Tissue Stem Cells: Coping With Stress."

Elaine Fuchs, PhD
Host: Zena Werb, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

April 17, 2019

"Prenatal inflammatory exposures and neonatal immune development."

Claire Chougnet, PhD, PharmD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Host:  Tippi MacKenzie, MD

April 24, 2019

"Sodium channels and epilepsy: mechanisms and interventions."

Miriam Meisler, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Host: Lauren Weiss, PhD

May 8, 2019

"Single Cell Epigenomic Analysis of the Anatomy and Neuronal Circuitry of the Brain."

Joseph Ecker, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Hosts: Yin Shen, PhD and Joseph Costello, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.

May 15, 2019

"Targeting Intestinal Stem Cells in cancer"

Frederic de Sauvage, PhD
Host: Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
This talk will be livestreamed, but not recorded.