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.


2016-17 Seminar Schedule

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Location: N-225, Parnassus, except as noted

Links to the live stream and recorded video are in the sidebar.

 

October 12, 2016

"Which anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family member should be targeted for the treatment of which cancer?"

Andreas Strasser, PhD
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Australia
Host: Jason Cyster, PhD

co-sponsored by the Vallee Foundation


October 19, 2016

"To Be or Not To Be: Cellular Reprogramming in Regeneration and Disease."

Deepak Srivastava, MD
UCSF
Host:  Anna Bakardjiev, MD


October 26, 2016

"From egg to embryo: a peripatetic journey."

Richard Schultz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Host:  Susan Fisher, PhD


November 2, 2016

"Solving the Human Hemoglobin Switch: what comes next?"

Stuart Orkin, MD
Harvard
Host:  Trevor Burt, MD


November 9, 2016

"Stem Cell Niche for Cells and Organs."

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD
Stanford
Host: Emmanuelle Passegue, PhD
note: This seminar will not be recorded, but will be livestreamed.


November 16, 2016

"A Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Aging, and Cancer."

Doug Wallace, PhD
Penn
Host: Yuri Kirichok, PhD


November 30, 2016

"Dissecting Tumor and Tissue Ecosystems with Single Cell RNA-Seq." NOTE: Seminar will be livestreamed, but not recorded.

Aviv Regev, PhD
Broad Inst.
Host: Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD

co-sponsored by the UCSF DSCB Graduate Program

NOTE:  Seminar will be livestreamed, but not recorded.


December 7, 2016

"Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution."

Eric Betzig, PhD
HHMI, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Host: Max Krummel, PhD


January 18, 2017

"Community Driven Efforts to Decipher the Genome."

Heidi Rehm, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Joseph Shieh, MD, PhD


January 25, 2017

SEMINAR CANCELLED - to be rescheduled

Ben Cravatt, PhD
Scripps Research Institute
Host:  Jason Cyster, PhD


February 1, 2017

"Using pluripotent stem cells to study human gastrointestinal development and disease."

James Wells, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Host:  Ophir Klein, MD, PhD


February 8, 2017

"Non-conventional ubiquitination - from chemistry to biology."

Ivan Dikic, MD, PhD
Goethe University, Frankfurt
Host: Jay Debnath, MD


February 15, 2017

"Towards a Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance: DNA Methylation on N6-Adenine."

Eric Greer, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Host:  Saul Villeda, PhD


February 22, 2017

"Genetic contributions to memory function in the aging brain."

Sandra Barral Rodriguez, PhD
Columbia


March 1, 2017

TBA


March 8, 2017

Title TBA

Steven Henikoff, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Host:  Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD


March 15, 2017

"Modeling the human social brain using pluripotent stem cells."

Alysson Muotri, PhD
UCSD


March 22, 2017

TBA


March 29, 2017

"Why so many ways to die? The Non-canonical Inflammasome Pathway."

Vishva Dixit, MD
Genentech
Host: Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD


April 5, 2017

TBA


April 12, 2017

"Immune and transkingdom control of the virome, and vice versa."

Karl F. Meyer Memorial Lecture
Skip Virgin, MD, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD


April 19, 2017

"Autism: New Mutations, Pathways and Genetic Subtypes."

Evan Eichler, PhD
University of Washington


April 26, 2017

Title TBA

Stephanie Sherman, PhD
Emory


May 2, 2017

Title TBA

co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program
Jeffrey Gordon, MD
Washington University, St. Louis
note: this week's seminar takes place on a Tuesday


May 10, 2017

"New strategies for diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer."

Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD
Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Host: Zena Werb, PhD


May 17, 2017

Title TBA

Andrea McClatchey, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Diane Barber, PhD


May 24, 2017

Title TBA

Anjana Rao, PhD
LaJolla Institute
Host: Mark Ansel, PhD


May 31, 2017

Coleen Murphy, PhD
Princeton