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.


2018-19 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 3, 2018

"Chemical and genetic approaches to studying infertility and contraception."

Martin Matzuk, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.


October 10, 2018

"Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense."

Ed Mocarski, PhD
Emory University
Host: Lewis Lanier, PhD


October 17, 2018

"Learning from Viruses: CNS Immune Responses and Cognitive Dysfunction"

Robyn Klein, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Host: Susanna Rosi, PhD


October 24, 2018

"Genomic mechanisms of glucocorticoid responses."

Tim Reddy, PhD
Duke
Nadav Ahituv, PhD


October 31, 2018

"Genome-wide interrogation of extracellular vesicle biology"

Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD
Stanford
Host: Jay Debnath, MD


November 7, 2018

"Regulation of stem cell number in the intestine."

Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
Columbia
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded.


November 14, 2018

"Gene-environment interactions in pediatric brain disease"

Joseph Gleeson, MD
UCSD
Host: Su Guo, PhD


November 28, 2018

"Living in the cold – adaptions during hibernation."

Wei Li, PhD
NEI, NIH
Dengke Ma, PhD


January 9, 2019

TBA

Denise Montell, PhD
UCSB
Host: Todd Nystul, PhD


January 16, 2019

"Tackling the Tsunami of Drug-Resistant Malaria."

David Fidock, PhD
Columbia
Host: Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD


January 30, 2019

"Subcellular Architecture Controls a Bacterial Cell Cycle."

Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Stanford
Host: Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
K.F. Meyer Memorial Lecture


February 6, 2019

"Defects in mRNA translation and neurodegeneration"

Susan Ackerman, PhD
UCSD
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD


February 13, 2019

"How does the immune system adapt to co-exist with a persistent pathogen?"

Elina Zuniga, PhD
UCSD
Host: BMS Students


February 20, 2019

"Epigenetics of social behavior in ants."

Roberto Bonasio, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Host: Saul Villeda, PhD


February 27, 2019

TBA

Bruce Spiegelman, PhD
Harvard
Host: Shingo Kajimura, PhD
co-hosted by the UCSF Diabetes Center


March 6, 2019

TBA

Carol Wise, PhD
UT Southwestern
Host: Nadav Ahituv, PhD


March 13, 2019

"Genetic compensation and transcriptional adaptation."

Didier Stanier, PhD
Max Planck Inst.
Host: TBD


March 20, 2019

TBA

Christine Seidman, MD, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Trefethen Family Visiting Professorship
co-hosted by the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program


March 27, 2019

"Regulation of lung progenitors and their microenvironment"

Carla Kim, PhD
Harvard
Host: Tien Peng, MD


April 10, 2019

TBA

Elaine Fuchs, PhD
Rockefeller
Host: TBD


April 17, 2019

"Prenatal inflammatory exposures and neonatal immune development."

Claire Chougnet, PhD, PharmD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Host:  Tippi MacKenzie, MD


April 24, 2019

"Sodium channels and epilepsy: mechanisms and interventions."

Miriam Meisler, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Host: Lauren Weiss, PhD


May 1, 2019

"New Insights from De Novo Models of Human Cancer."

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


May 8, 2019

"Epigenomic Signatures of Neuron Diversity and Connectivity in the Mammalian Brain"

Joseph Ecker, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Host: Joseph Costello, PhD


May 15, 2019

"Targeting Intestinal Stem Cells in cancer"

Frederic de Sauvage, PhD
Genentech
Host: TBD
This talk will be livestreamed, but not recorded.


May 22, 2019

"New approaches to understanding human alloimmunity and autoimmunity"

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


May 29, 2019

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

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