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.


2019-20 Seminar Schedule

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 2, 2019

"Understanding protocadherin-related epilepsies: implications for brain development."

Alicia Guemez Gamboa, PhD
Northwestern
Host:  Jeanne Paz, PhD


October 9, 2019

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
Stanford
Host:  Todd Nystul, PhD


October 16, 2019

"Understanding acquired and genetic epilepsies through stem cell-based models."

Jenny Hsieh, PhD
UT San Antonio
Host:  Scott Baraban, PhD
Note alternate room:  N-217


October 23, 2019

Paul Shaw, PhD
Washington University St. Louis
Host:  Louis Ptacek, MD


October 30, 2019

"Telomeres and Cancer: Tumor Suppression and Genome Instability."

Titia de Lange, PhD
Rockefeller University
Host:  Joseph Costello, PhD
This talk will be livestreamed, but not recorded.


November 6, 2019

"Regulation of lung progenitors and their microenvironment."

Carla Kim, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Tien Peng, MD


November 13, 2019

"Keeping order in the immune system and beyond."

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Host: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD


November 20, 2019

"Viral nucleases reveal surprising connections in the gene expression cascade."

Britt Glaunsinger, PhD
UC Berkeley


December 4, 2019

"The cell biology of Listeria monocytogenes pathogenesis: From bacterial genetics to cancer immunotherapy."

Dan Portnoy, PhD
UC Berkeley
Host:  Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
K. F. Meyer Memorial Lecture


January 15, 2020

"New insights from de novo models of human cancer."

Connie Eaves, PhD, FRS (C)
Terry Fox Lab, Univ. British Columbia
Host: Zena Werb, PhD


January 22, 2020

"Molecular mechanisms of lipid accumulation: implications for fatty liver disease."

Helen Hobbs, MD
UT Southwestern
co-hosted by the UCSF Diabetes Center
This talk will be livestreamed, but not recorded.


February 12, 2020

"Stem cell quiescence: Regulation, dynamics, and chronological aging."

Tom Rando MD, PhD
Stanford
Host: Andrew Brack, PhD


February 19, 2020

Lin He, PhD
UC Berkeley
Host:  Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD


February 26, 2020

"From Membrane to Nucleus: the Molecular Logic of Notch Signal Transduction."

Stephen Blacklow MD, PhD
Harvard
Host: Mark Anderson MD, PhD


March 4, 2020

"The placenta is a pivotal target organ for reproductive health."

Myriam Hemberger, PhD
Universtiy of Calgary
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD


March 11, 2020

"New approaches to understanding human alloimmunity and autoimmunity."

Megan Sykes, MD
Columbia
Host: Audrey Parent, PhD
co-hosted by the UCSF Diabetes Center


March 18, 2020

Jean Bennett, MD, PhD
Penn
Trefethen Family Visiting Professorship
co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program


March 25, 2020

"Transposable element activation in neurodegenerative tauopathy."

Bess Frost, PhD
UT San Antonio
Host: Eric Huang, MD, PhD


April 1, 2020

Jeremy Berg, PhD
Univ Chicago
Host: Jeff Wall, PhD


April 15, 2020

"Systems approaches to mitochondrial biology and disease."

Vamsi Mootha, MD
Harvard
Host: Diana Laird, PhD
co-hosted by the UCSF BBC graduate programs


April 22, 2020

"Genomic analysis of enhancers in development and disease."

Bing Ren, PhD
UCSD
Host: Yin Shen, PhD


May 6, 2020

"Cardiac amyloidosis: Then and now."

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
Stanford
Host: Matt Springer, PhD


May 27, 2020

"Genetic basis for risk and resistance of heart attack."

Sekar Kathiresan, MD
CEO, Verve Therapeutics
Host: Jay Debnath, MD, PhD