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Seminars and Events
2015 - 2016

Thursday, February 11
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Alejandro D. Iglesias, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Medical Genetics Residency Program, "Hypoglycemia Associated with Inborn Errors of Metabolism." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
9:30 AM Parkinson's Disease Center Seminar. Dr. Tim Bartels, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, "Interplay Between Physiological and Pathological Alpha-synuclein Oligomers;" Dr. Ulf Dettmer, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, "Engineering Acutely Toxic Alpha-synuclein Variants." BB 304C.
Noon Business School Panel Discussion. Dr. Marian Nakada, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation; Dr. Shafique Virani, Global Head of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology & Rare Disease (NORD) Partnering, Roche; Steven Weinstein, Managing Partner, Novartis Venture Fund; Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures, "Biopharma Perspective on Early-Stage Venture Investing and R&D." Davis Auditorium, 4th Floor, CEPSR. RSVP to:
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Alla Y. Karpova, Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, "Decision-making Under Uncertainty: Probing the Neural Basis of Mental Models." NI Alumni Auditorium.
1:00 PM Biological Sciences Thesis Defense Seminar. Presha Rajbhandari, Laboratory of Dr. Andrea Califano, "Systematic Elucidation of Transcriptional Network Necessary for Initiation and Maintenance of High-risk Neuroblastoma." ICRC Bldg., Room 8-816.
4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Ruth Lehman, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NYU Medical Center, "Forming the Next Generation." 401 HHSC.
4:30 PM Chemistry Colloquium. Dr. William J. Evans, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California - Irvine, "The Importance of Questioning Scientific Assumptions: Lessons from the Rare Earth Metals, Uranium, and Thorium." 209 Havemeyer.
Friday, February 12
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Michelle Khine, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California - Irvine, "SMART: Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Technologies." 614 Schermerhorn.
Tuesday, February 16
Noon Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Jeffrey H. Teckman, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, "Alpha-1 Antitrypsin; The Complex Physiology of a 'Single Gene' Disease and New Molecular Therapies." P&S 11-505.
Noon Columbia Center for Human Development Seminar. Dr. Kate G. Ackerman, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Genetics, School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, "Genetic Mouse Models of Human Birth Defects: Mesothelium in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia." BB 8-814.
Wednesday, February 17
11:00 AM Stem Cell Initiative Seminar. Dr. Kenneth S. Zaret, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pennsylvania school of Medicine, "Programming and Reprogramming Cell Fate." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Thursday, February 18
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. SB Greg Suh, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU Medical Center, "Drosophila Taste-independent Sugar Sensor (internal sugar senser)." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Nelson Spruston, Scientific Program Director; Laboratory Head, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, "Neuronal Diversity and Complexity in the Hippocampus." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Noon Columbia Center for Human Development Seminar. Dr. Renat Shaykhiev, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Reprogramming of Airway Stem Cell Fate in Lung Disease." BB 8-814.
4:30 PM Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Dr. William S. Blaner, Professor, Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, "Alternative Vitamin A Delivery Pathways: Vision and Metabolic Disease." Eye Institute, 7th Floor Amphitheater.
5:15 PM Heyman Center Seminar. Dr. David Goldstein, Professor of Genetics and Development; Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University; Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University, "The Promise and Challenge of Precision Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Conversation." Low Memorial Library (Registration required).
Monday, February 22
11:00 AM Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. Eric D. Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute - NIH, "Human Genomics, Precision Medicine and Improving Human Health." P&S Alumni Auditorium.
Noon Institute of Human Nutrition Seminar. Dr. Edward Owusu-Ansah, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, "Regulation of Mitochondrial Complex I Assembly." Todd Amphitheater, P&S 16-405.
4:00 PM Microbiome Working Group Seminar. Dr. Brent L. Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, "Seasonally Fluctuant Microbiota of Primates and Evidence Against the Enterotype Paradigm." MSPH Rosenfield Bldg., 11th Floor Conference Room.
Tuesday, February 23
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Ying Lu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, "Structure and Dynamics in Ubiquitin-mediated Protein Degradation." 301 HHSC.
Thursday, February 25
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Paul Cohen, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, Rockefeller University, "Beige Fat and Energy Homeostasis." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
11:00 AM Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense Seminar. Victoria W. Allen, Laboratory of Dr. Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, "Snacking for Better Defense: Feeding Behavior, Diet and Immunity in Drosophila." 312 HHSC.
3:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Jihye Yun, Postdoctoral Associate, Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Vitamin C, Sugar and Colorectal Cancer." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.

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