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Seminars and Events
2017


Monday November 13
Noon Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Program Doctoral Research Seminar. Ethan Edwin, Anthony Ferrante Lab, "The development of adipose tissue macrophages." HHSC 312.
4:30 PM The 2017 Cartwright Lecture. Robert J Lefkowitz, MD P&S'66, James B Duke Professor of Medicine, Profess of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Duke University Medical Center, HHMI Investigator, "Seven trans-membrane receptors." Alumni Auditorium.
Tuesday, November 14
Noon ICG Seminar. Christopher Vakoc, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, "Epigenetic vulnerabilities in cancer." ICRC Florence Irving Auditorium.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Diana Laird, "Heterogeneity and selection in developing germ cells." RB 01.
5:00 PM Systems Biology Faculty Research Seminar. Dr. Dennis Vitkup, "Systems Biology of psychiatric disorders." ICRC 816.
Wednesday, November 15
Noon Microbiology and Immunology Seminar. Ruben Gonzalez, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University, "Ribosomes in action: the role of dynamics in the mechanism and regulation of translation." HHSC 301.
Thursday, November 16
9:00 AM Diabetes Research Center Seminar. Sandra Blaess, PhD, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, German, "Neural Development." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Conference Room 2.
11:30 AM Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Work in Progress. Suk Hyung Lee, Michael Shen Lab, "Tumor evolution and drug response in patient-derived organoid models of bladder cancer." and Erbil Abaci, Angela Christian Lab, "Bioengineering of 3D skin contructs with hair follicles and vasculature." HHSC 401.
Noon NB&B Seminar. Surya Ganguli, PhD, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, "Emergent elasticity in the neural code for space." NI Auditorium.
3:00 PM Integrative Neuroscience Special Seminar. Pierre-Herve Luppi, PhD, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, INSERM - CNRS, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon, I, "Cortical activation during paradoxical (REM) sleep and its implication in learning and memory." KRAB 7th Floor Conference Room.
4:00 PM Zuckerman Institute Seminar. Michael J Frank, PhD, Brown Institute for Brain Science. "Center-surround dynamics and chunking in working memory." JLG Science Center, Lecture Hall, L9-065. Reservation strongly encouraged: https://zukermaninstitute.columbia.edu/our-events
Friday, November 17
Noon Cardiovascular Seminar. Rahul C Deo, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Institute for Human Genetics, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, "Precision Medicine at the extremes of heritability." PH 10-204.
Noon Genetics and Development Doctoral Research Seminar. Ying Yang, Wellington Cardoso Lab, HHSC 303.
1:00 PM Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Seminar. Fiona Doetsch, PhD, Associate Professor, Biozentrum, University of Basel, "From circuits to physiology: novel regulators of adult neural stem cells." VEC 201.
Monday, November 20
Noon Doctoral Program in Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling Thesis Defense. Youngjin Cho, Jingyue Ju Lab, "Development of a single molecule electronic SNP assay using polymer tagged nucleotides." BB 721.
Noon Doctoral Program in Neurobiology & Behavior Thesis Defense. Grace Lindsay, Ken Miller Lab, "Modeling the impact of interanl state on sensory processing." JLGSC Lecture Hall, L9-065.
Noon Nutritional & Metabolic Biology Program Reviews in Nutrition Seminar. Kelley Yan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia Center for Human Development, Department of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University Medical Center, "Renewal of the intestinal epithelium." HHSC 312.
Tuesday, November 21
4:00 PM Genetics & Development Seminar. Dr. Shingo Kajimura, "The color of fat: brown, beige, and white." ICRC Auditorium.
Monday, November 27
Noon Nutritional & Metabolic Biology Program Doctoral Research Seminar. Sarah Gibeley, Henry Ginsberg Lab, "Investigating TM6SF2 regulation of lipid metabolism in iPSC-derived hepatocyte-like cell spheroids." HHSC 312.
1:00 PM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Daniel Echelman, Julio Fernandez Lab, "Mechanics of Gram-positive bacterial cell adhesion." VEC 401
Tuesday, November 28
5:00 PM The Thirty-Ninth Annual W. Alden Spencer Award and Lecture. David Ginty, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, "The functional organization of mammalian touch neurons." and Ardem Patapoutian, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute, HHMI Investigator, "Ion channels that feel the force." VEC 201.
Wednesday, November 29
4:00 PM Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Seminar. Dr. Hans Clevers, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria, HHSC 301.
Thursday, November 30
9:00 AM Diabetes Research Center Seminar. Gary W Cline, PhD, Professor, Director of Analytical Core, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center at Yale University School of Medicine, "PET estimate of beta cell mass targeting VMAT2 and D2R in health anbd disease." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Conference Room 2.
11:00 AM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Etienna Wang, Angela Christiano Lab, "Oncostatin M produced by macrophasges promotes quiescence in hair follicle stem cell via JAK-STAT5 signaling." Russ Berrie, Conference Room 1.
Friday, December 1
Noon Genetics & Development Doctoral Research Seminar. Margaret Warren-Kirkling, Boris Reizis Lab, "Notch signaling confers optimal phenotype on in vitro-generated classical dendritic cells." HHSC 303.
Monday, December 4
Noon Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Brahma Kumar, Donna Farber Lab, "Defining universal signatures of tissue-resident memory T cells in humans." VEC 201.
Noon Doctoral Program in Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling Thesis Defense. Roshan Ahmed, Kenneth Olive Lab, "The role of fatty acid synthesis and scavenging in pancreatic cancer growth and maintenance." BB 721.
2:00 PM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Jason Fan, Dominico Accili Lab, "Markers and mechanisms of beta cell dedifferentiation." ICRC Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 5
1:00 PM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Radomir Kratchmarov, Steve Reiner Lab, "Metabolism regulates cell fate in lymphocytes and progenitor cells." VEC 401.
4:00 PM Genetics & Development Seminar. Dr. Heinrich Jasper, "Age-related stem cell dysfunction: lessons from Drosophila." ICRC Auditorium.
Friday, December 8
Noon Genetics & Development Doctoral Research Seminar. Sarah Joseph, Alberto Ciccia Lab, HHSC 303.
Thursday, December 14
10:00 AM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Sebastien Weyn-Vanhentenryck, Chaolin Zhang Lab, "Regulation of splicing networks in neuro develoment." ICRC 816.
Friday, December 15
10:00 AM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Jose Martinez, Ulrich Hengst lab, "Control of axonal mRNA localization and translation through an exclusion mechanism." P&S 16-405.
Noon Genetics & Development Doctoral Research Seminar. Laura Crowley, Michael Shen Lab, "Neuroendocrine cells and the prostate epithelium." HHSC 303.
1:30 PM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. David Billing, Richard Baer Lab, ICRC Auditorium.
Tuesday, January 16
2:00 PM Doctoral Program in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Stephanie Siegmund, Eric Schon Lab, P&S 16-405.
Thursday, January 25
10:00 AM The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture #1. Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Director, Edison Family Center for Genome Science and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, "The gut microbiota and childhood undernutrition: looking at human developmental biology from a microbial perspective." CEPSR 412.
3:30 PM The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture #2. Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Director, Edison Family Center for Genome Science and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, "The development of microbiota-directed foods." P&S Alumni Auditorium.
Thursday, February 1
4:30 PM The third Innovation in Biological and Medical Sciences Distinguished Lecture. George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron, "Building a better biotech: the story of Regeneron." VEC 201.

 
 
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