BMS Seminar Series 2020-21

Some (but not all) presentations may be available via recorded video. Links are below.

September 30, 2020

The INO80 chromatin remodeling complex in pluripotent stem cells
Guang Hu, PhD
NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Host: Diana Laird, PhD
Seminar Recording_Hu

October 7, 2020

Stem Cell Interactions with the Niche - Following Clonal Dynamics with Cellular Barcoding
Leonard Zon, MD
Host: Julie Sneddon, PhD
Seminar Recording_Zon

October 14, 2020

3D organoid models for brain development and neurological disorders
Guo-Li Ming, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Alex Pollen, PhD
Seminar Recording_Ming

October 21, 2020

Hijacking the host: how Mycobacterium tuberculosis subverts immunity
Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis
Host: Anita Sil, MD, PhD

October 28, 2020

Mining the microbial miniproteome
Amy Bhatt, MD, PhD
Host: Sue Lynch, PhD
Seminar Recording_Bhatt

November 4, 2020

Molecular Mechanisms that affect Reproductive Outcomes
Sarah England, PhD
Washington University
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Seminar Recording_England

November 18, 2020

Understanding the source of regenerative potential in animals
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD
Stowers Institute
Host: Guo Huang, PhD
Seminar Recording_Sánchez Alvarado

December 2, 2020

Molecular mechanisms of T cell exhaustion and role in human disease
John Wherry, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Kole Roybal, PhD
Seminar Recording_Wherry

January 13, 2021

Quorum-Sensing Communication: From Viruses to Bacteria to Eukaryotes
Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD
Princeton University
Host: Carol Gross, PhD
Seminar Recording_Bassler

January 20, 2021

Why we need a good night’s sleep: insights from a small animal model
Amita Sehgal, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Ying-Hui Fu, PhD
Seminar Recording_Sehgal

January 27, 2021

Host adaptations to microbial diversity
Ken Cadwell, PhD
NYU School of Medicine
Host: Joel Ernst, MD
Seminar Recording_Cadwell

February 10, 2021

The African killifish: a new model to study aging and ‘suspended life’
Anne Brunet, PhD
Host: Abby Buchwalter, PhD
Seminar Recording_Brunet

February 17, 2021

Epigenetic Drivers in Cancers with RB Loss
Claudia Benavente, PhD
UC Irvine
Host: Hilde Schjerven, PhD

February 24, 2021

Somatic mutation and genomic diversity in human brain in development, disease, and degeneration.
Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
Host: Matt State, MD, PhD
Seminar Recording_Walsh

March 3, 2021

The regulation of hematopoietic stem cells and their niche in health and disease
Lei Ding, PhD
Columbia University
Host: Guo Huang, PhD
Seminar Recording_Ding

March 10, 2021

Germline genetic regulation of cancer progression, metastasis and anti-tumor immunity in melanoma
Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Host: Louis Ptacek, MD
Seminar Recording_Tavazoie

March 17, 2021

Seeing the Light for Retinal Gene Therapy: From Fantasy to Reality
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Hosts: Mark Anderson MD, PhD and Aaron Tward MD, PhD

Trefethen Family 'Visiting' Professorship
co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program

Seminar Recording_Bennett

March 24, 2021

Exploiting the microbiome to combat antibiotic-resistant infections
Eric Pamer, MD
University of Chicago
Host: Joel Ernst, MD
Seminar Recording_Pamer

April 7, 2021

A pathway to immune cell education that improves pregnancy outcomes
Francesco Colucci, PhD
University of Cambridge
Host: Adrian Erlebacher, MD, PhD
Seminar Recording_Colucci

April 14, 2021

Mechanisms of gastrulation: from zebrafish to human
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD
Washington University - St. Louis
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD
Seminar Recording_Solnica-Krezel

April 21, 2021

Cell and mechanobiology of Asymmetric cell division
Clemens Cabernard, PhD
University of Washington
Host: Todd Nystul
Seminar Recording

April 28, 2021

Airways, Injuries, and Regeneration: New Cells and New Behaviors
Jayaraj Rajagopal, MD
Harvard University
Hosts: Julie Sneddon, PhD and Tien Peng, MD
Seminar Recording_Rajagopal

May 5, 2021

Wnt Signaling and Cell Division Control
Roel Nusse, PhD
Stanford University
Host: Bruce Wang, MD
Seminar Recording_Nusse

May 12, 2021

Axolotls as a roadmap for vertebrate appendage regeneration
Jessica Whited, PhD
Host: Guo Huang, PhD
Seminar Recording_Whited

May 19, 2021

Transcriptional programming of CD8 T cell immunity to pathogens and tumors
Ananda Goldrath, PhD
Host: Benjamin Wheeler and Mark Anderson
Seminar Recording_Goldrath

May 26, 2021

Microbiota control of immunity
Yasmine Belkaid, PhD
Host: Mark Ansel, PhD
Seminar Recording_Belkaid