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. The seminars are open to the entire community.


Supported in part by the Cancer Cell Map Initiative.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.


The seminars will be held by one of the following:


Zoom only: Zoom streaming links will be sent out on weekly announcements to those on the BMS listservs. Please review our Zoom etiquette guidelines before joining the meeting. You will be able to ask questions of the presenters via Zoom. Please contact Demian Sainz if you are not already on one of our listservs.


In person: Speaker and audience at room N-225, Parnassus Campus.


Some (but not all) presentations may be recorded. Links to the live stream and recorded video will be available in the sidebar at the start of each quarter.

2022-23 Seminar Schedule


September 28, 2022

"Single-cell Epigenomics: Gene regulation at unprecedented resolution"

Jason Daniel Buenrostro, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Nadav Ahituv, PhD
Zoom ONLY


October 5, 2022

"Molecular mechanisms of paralog-specific transcription factor function in vivo"

Richard Mann, PhD
Columbia
Host:  Licia Selleri, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225
***This seminar has been CANCELED***


October 12, 2022

"From Single Cell Genomics to Neural Circuits: Surprises from Mapping the Lung"

Xin Sun, PhD
UCSD
Host:  Tien Peng, MD
In person at Room N-217


October 19, 2022

"What transcriptomics can tell us about immune cell states and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases"

Maria Gutierrez-Arcelus, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Host:  Sara Suliman, PhD
In person at Room N-225


October 26, 2022

NO SEMINAR


November 2, 2022

"Interpreting the evolution of SARS-CoV-2"

Jesse Bloom, PhD
Fred Hutchinson/ University of Washington/HHMI
Host:  Raul Andino, PhD
zoom only


November 9, 2022

"Using helminths to expose the role of pathogens in modulating host immune development"

Keke Fairfax, PhD
University of Utah
Host:  Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


November 16, 2022

NO SEMINAR
Houra Merrikh, PhD Vanderbilt School of Medicine
has been postponed to Fall 2023 (date TBD)


November 30, 2022

NO SEMINAR
Chenghua Gu, PhD Harvard
has been postponed to Fall 2023 (date TBD)


January 11, 2023

“Finding the most ‘essential’ essential genes in M. tuberculosis”

Jeremy Rock, PhD
Rockefeller
Host:  Babak Javid, PhD
In person at Room N-225


January 18, 2023

Age against the machine: How the aging microenvironment governs tumor progression

Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD
John Hopkins University
Host:  Rushika Perera, PhD
In person at Room N-225


January 25, 2023

“Brain organoids as avatars to understand human neurodevelopmental disease”

Paola Arlotta, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Julie Sneddon, PhD
zoom only (this seminar will NOT be recorded)


February 1, 2023

Four Contemporary Clues from Genetic Epidemiology to Reframe Biomarker Discovery in Autism

John Constantino, MD
WUSTL
Host:  Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225

co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB Graduate Program


February 8, 2023

Neural codes for 3D auditory localization in echolocating bats

Cynthia Moss, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Host:  Nadav Ahituv, PhD
In person at Room N-225


February 15, 2023

"Developing a monkey model to drive streamlined translation and clinical impact for autism"

Karen Parker, PhD
Stanford
Host:  Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


February 22, 2023

"Transcriptomics-based dissection of cell type interactions using cerebral organoids in Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease"

Elaine Lim, PhD
UMass
Host:  Lauren Weiss, PhD
In person at Room N-225


March 1, 2023

"Dynamic RNA regulation during cortical development and disease."

Debby Silver, PhD
Duke University
Host:  Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


March 8, 2023

NO SEMINAR
Marcia Haigis, PhD Harvard
has been postponed to Fall 2023 (date TBD)


March 15, 2023

“What do reactive astrocytes (really) do?”

Shane Liddelow, PhD
New York University
Host:  Anna Molofsky, PhD
In person at Room N-225


April 5, 2023

"TBA"

Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD
UCLA
Host:Aimee Kao, MD, PhD

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


April 12, 2023

“The role of apoE and the innate and adaptive immune response in tau-mediated neurodegeneration”

David M. Holtzman, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Host:  Yadong Huang, MD, PhD and Oscar Yip
In person at Room N-225


April 19, 2023

"TBA"

Kathrin Plath, PhD
UCLA
Host:  Elphege Nora, PhD
In person at Room N-225

co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB Graduate Program


April 26, 2023

"Selection and adaptation in therapy resistance in melanoma"

Arjun Raj, PhD
Penn University
Host:  Elphege Nora, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 3, 2023

"TBA"

Oliver Fregoso, PhD
UCLA
Host:  Rachel Rutishauser, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 10, 2023

"TBA"

Kim Orth, PhD
UT Southwestern/HHMI
Host:  Joanne Engel, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 17, 2023

NO SEMINAR
Meng Wang, PhD Baylor College of Medicine/HHMI
has been posponed to 10/18/2023


May 24, 2023

“Innate immunity to intracellular bacterial pathogens”

Russel E. Vance, PhD
UC Berkeley
Host:  Babak Javid, PhD
In person at Room N-225