Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series

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Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series

All seminars are held Wednesdays at 12pm in Jordan 1-14, unless otherwise noted.


October 29 Eyleen O’Rourke, PhD
University of Virginia
Title:  Surviving without Food
Host:  Barry Gumbiner
November 5 - CANCELLED (reschedule to 2015-16)
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
University of California
Title:  CRISPR-Cas9 Discovery and Development of Programmable Genome Engineering
Host:  Jung-Bum Shin
November 19 Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD
Sloan Kettering Institute
Title:  Cell behaviors and the morphogenesis of the early mouse embryo
Host:  Ann Sutherland

December 3
Location/time: Jordan 1-17; 4pm

Wayne Lencer, MD
Harvard Medical School 
Title:  Innate sensing of a bacterial protein entering the ER of host cells by IRE1α and RIG-I
Host:  Jim Casanova
December 17
Time: 1-2pm
Richard S. Blumberg, MD
Harvard Medical School
Topic:  Mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease
Host:  Gordon Laurie
December 22
Jordan 3006-08; 2p
Mandovi Chatterjee, PhD

Title: Regulation of the RanGTPase System: The Master Regulator of Nuclear
January 14 Phil Newmark, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title:  Germ cell development and regeneration in planarians: implications for understanding parasitic flatworms
Host:  Adrian Halme
January 21 Jennifer Zallen, PhD
Sloan-Kettering Institute
Title:  Shaping the embryo:  Cellular dynamics in development
Host:  Ann Sutherland
February 4 Jodi Nunnari, PhD
University of California, Davis
Topic: Seeks to understand how dynamic behavior of mitochondria is controlled, particularly the mechanisms for mitochondrial fission and fusion and for faithful segregation of the mitochondrial genome
Host:  Dorothy Schafer
February 25 Stefan Heller, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Title:  Spatial organization and cell lineage trajectories in the developing and regenerating inner ear revealed by single cell transcriptome analyses
Host:  Xiaowei Lu
March 18 Steve DiNardo, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:  Epithelial Morphogenesis, Niche Stem Cell Interactions
Hosts:  Christine & Bernard Thisse

April 8
(reschedule to 2015-16)

Vojo Deretic, PhD
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Title:  Autophagy - a biological paradigm for everyone
Host:  Jim Casanova
April 15 Karen Oegema, PhD
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Title:  Dissecting the mechanics of cytokinesis
Host:  Noelle Dwyer
May 13 Robert D. Goldman, PhD
Northwestern University
Topic:  Cytoplasmic and nuclear functions of intermediate filament proteins
Host:  Dan Foltz



September 18 Joachim Herz, MD
UT Southwestern
Title:   The Cellular Biology of ApoE receptors in Alzheimer’s Disease
Host:  George Bloom
October 16
Jonathan L. Tilly, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Title:  Ovarian Development, Function and Failure from a Stem Cell-based Perspective
Host:  John Herr
October 30 Peter Robin Hiesinger, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern
Title:  Membrane Trafficking in Neuronal Development and Maintenance: A Look Through the Fly’s Eye
Host:  Bettina Winckler
November 13 Heinrich Jaspar, Ph.D.
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Title:  Stem cell aging and loss of tissue homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila
Host - Adrian Halme
November 22
Adam Martin, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Shaping tissues with contractile ratchets
**Location: Gilmer 190 at 12:00
Host: Keith Kozminski
January 15 Susan M. Parkhurst, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Member, Division of Basic Sciences
Title:  Single Cell and Multicellular Wound Repair in Drosophila: Dealing with life’s little traumas    
Host:  Adrian Halme
February 19, 12p
Jordan 1-14
(weather related; will reschedule)
Joshua R. Sanes, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Distinguished Lecture
:  Wiring up the retina    
Hosts: Barry Gumbiner, Doug Bayliss & Kevin Lee
March 12 Sally Horne-Badovinac, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Title:  Round and Round - planar polarity and collective cell migration in elongating egg chambers
Host:  Adrian Halme
March 19 Alexandra L.  Joyner, Ph.D.
Sloan-Kettering Institute
Title:  Interdependence of cellular networks during cerebellum development
Host:  Christine and Bernard Thisse
April 2 Natalie G. Ahn, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Title:  Proteomics, mass spectrometry, and new insights into cell signaling
Host:  Jung-Bum Shin
April 30 Richard J. Youle, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, NIH
Title:  Damage Control  - How the Pink1/Parkin Pathway can Regulate Removal of Impaired Mitochondria by Autophagy
Host:  Gordon Laurie
May 21 Kenneth D. Poss, Ph.D.
Duke University
Title:  Source and stimuli for heart regeneration
Host:  Adrian Halme
May 28 Vojo Deretic, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Title:  Autophagy - a biological paradigm for everyone
Host:  Jim Casanova