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

"TBA"

Jason Daniel Buenrostro, PhD
Harvard
Host:  Nadav Ahituv, PhD
In person at Room N-225


October 5, 2022

"TBA"

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


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-225


October 19, 2022

"TBA"

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


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

"TBA"

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


November 16, 2022

"TBA"

Houra Merrikh, PhD
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Host:  Babak Javid, PhD
In person at Room N-225


November 30, 2022

"The neuro-vascular interactions in the CNS"

Chenghua Gu, MD
HMS, HHMI
Host:  Guo Huang, PhD


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

"TBA"

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


February 1, 2023

"TBA"

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


February 8, 2023

"TBA"

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


February 15, 2023

"TBA"

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


February 22, 2023

"TBA"

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

"TBA"

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


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 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


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

"TBA"

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


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