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 Meredith Miner 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.

2023-24 Seminar Schedule


October 4, 2023

“Order and Disorder in Genome Organization”

Tom Misteli, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Director NCI Center for Cancer Research
Host:  Abby Buchwalter, PhD
In-person in room N-225


October 11, 2023

NO SEMINAR


October 18, 2023

"Redefining the Etiology of MDS and AML pathogenesis and treatment Niche Driven Inflammatory Regulation in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of myeloid malignancies"

Stavroula Kousteni, PhD
Columbia University
Host:  Tamara Alliston, PhD
In-person in room N-225


October 25, 2023

"Metabolic Signals in Longevity Regulation"

Meng Wang, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Emily Goldberg, PhD
co-hosted by Bakar Aging Research Institute
In person at Room N-225


November 1, 2023

“Inhibiting the evolution of antimicrobial resistance”

Houra Merrikh, PhD
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Host: Babak Javid, MB, PhD
zoom only


November 8, 2023

“Genome folding and transcription control at single-molecule scale”

Alistair Boettiger, PhD
Stanford University
Host: Licia Selleri MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


November 15, 2023

"The neuro-vascular interactions in the CNS"

Chenghua Gu, MD
Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Guo Huang, PhD
In person at Room N-225

 


December 6, 2023

“Solving a sticky problem with genetics – Candida auris adhesion”

Teresa O'Meara, PhD
University of Michigan
Host: Emily Goldberg, PhD
In person at Room N-225


January 17, 2024

Genevieve Wojcik, PhD
Johns Hopkins
Host: Emily Goldberg, PhD
In person at Room N-225
***This seminar has been CANCELED***


January 24, 2024

“Host defense against fungi: From the bench to bedside”

Mihalis Lionakis, MD, Sc.D
NIH/ NIAID Intramural Program
Host: Suzanne Nobel, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


January 31, 2024

“How do cells make heat?”

Shingo Kajimura, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Host: Jay Debnath, MD
In person at Room N-225


February 7, 2024

“Building our brains: lessons from the RNA world”

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


February 14, 2024

“Stuck on you”: Meninges Formation and Function in Brain Development

Julie Siegenthaler, PhD
University of Colorado
Host: Erica Hutchins, PhD
In person at Room N-225
co-sponsored by Newborn Brain Research Institute


February 21, 2024

“Nutrient-sensing pathways mediate fat-to-ovary communication about dietary”

Alissa Armstrong, PhD
University of South Carolina
Host: Erica Hutchins PhD
In person at Room N-225


February 28, 2024

Decoding the Brain: Exploring the Genetic Landscape of Neuropsychiatric Traits

Panagiotis Roussos, MD, PhD
Mt. Sinai
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD
In person at Room N-225


March 6, 2024

Betty Diamond, MD
Northwell Health
Host: Aimee Kao, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


April 3, 2024

Marcia Haigis, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Host: Rushika Perera, PhD
In person at Room N-225


April 10, 2024

Shruti Naik, PhD
New York University
Host: Tien Peng, MD
In person at Room N-225


April 17, 2024

Heather Chrisofk, PhD
UCLA
Host: Jay Debnath, MD
In person at Room N-225


April 24, 2024

Mariella Filbin, MD, PhD
Harvard University and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Host: Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 1, 2024

Richard Mann, PhD
Columbia University
Host: Licia Selleri, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 8, 2024

Mike Diamond, MD, PhD
Washington University - St. Louis
Host: Joel Ernst, MD
In person at Room N-225


May 15, 2024

Jason Spence, PhD
University of Michigan
Host: Tien Peng, MD
co-hosted by Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program (DSCB) 
In person at Room N-225


May 22, 2024

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Northwestern University
Host: Matt Kutys, PhD
In person at Room N-225


May 29, 2024

Priya Rajasethupathy, MD, PhD
Rockefeller University
Host: Betsy Crouch, MD, PhD
In person at Room N-225