Seminar Series

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Dean’s Seminar Series

The seminars will be held at 4PM ET, unless otherwise specified. The seminars will be held virtually until further notice.

CME/CE Credit Offered for Most Seminars

September 9, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Paul Roepe, PhD
Dept. of Chemistry and
Dept. of Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular Biology
Georgetown University

Title: “The Biochemistry of Antimalarial Drug Resistance”

September 30, 2021 via Zoom (new window)cosponsored by the Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series

Enrico Gratton, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics

Title: “Single cell physiological characterization in living tissue. Determination of cell fate”
Abstract (new window)

October 7, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Dorian McGavern, PhD
Senior Investigator
Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section
NINDS, NIH

Title: “How Infections Influence Repair in the Damaged Brain”
Abstract (new window)

October 14, 2021 via Zoom (new window)

Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Senior Investigator, NIDCR, NIH

Title: “How Ira’s Protein led me down a Sugar-Coated Path”
Abstract (new window)

October 21, 2021Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series cosponsored by the Dean’s Seminar Series via Zoom (new window)

Mary Carrington, Ph.D.
Director, Basic Science Program
Frederick National Laboratory

Title: “Immunogentic variation: The benefits of a protective variant against one disease can increase the risk of another”
Abstract (new window)

October 28, 2021 via Zoom (new window)

Vilhelm Bohr, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on DNA Repair
National Institute on Aging, NIH

Title: “DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and aging”
Abstract (new window)

November 11, 2021 via Zoom (new window):

Michael Lauer, MD
NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research

Title: “Extramural Research in the Era of COVID-19″
Abstract (new window)

November 17, 2021 via Zoom (new window):

Mark O’Connor, PhD
Chief Scientist, Early Oncology Discovery
AstraZeneca

November 18, 2021 via Zoom (new window):

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH
Professor
Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security
Georgetown University

Topic: COVID AMP: Analysis and Mapping of Policy

December 2, 2021

Stephen Byers, PhD
Professor, Oncology
Director for Shared Resources
Georgetown University

December 9, 2021

Barbara Rehermann, MD
Chief, Immunology Section, LDB
NIDDK, NIH

December 16, 2021

Michelle Digman, PhD
Associate Professor
Co-Equity Advisor for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering
BME Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California Irvine

January 6, 2022

John Cijiang He, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Nephrology
Professor, Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

January 13, 2022

Patricia Heberer Rice, PhD
Senior Historian, Division of the Senior Historian
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

January 20, 2022

Peter Kolkhof, PhD
Head of Heart and Vascular Diseases VI
Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals
Bayer

January 27, 2022

Judith Campisi, PhD
Professor, The Buck Institute
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

February 3, 2022

Haim Cohen, PhD
Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar Ilan University

February 10, 2022

Eric Verdin, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Professor
The Buck Institute

February 24, 2022

Jonathan Schneck, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Translational Immunology, JH-TIE, Director
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

March 10, 2022

M. Celeste Simon, PhD
Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Associate Director-Shared Resources, Abramson Cancer Center
Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

March 24, 2022

Mariana Kaplan, MD
Senior Investigator
Systemic Autoimmunity Branch
NIAMS, NIH

March 31, 2022

Kristi Anseth, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder

April 14, 2022

Meng Wang, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging
Co-Director, Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program
Baylor College of Medicine

April 28, 2022

David Mangelsdorf, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Alfred G. Gilman Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology
Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Molecular Neuropharmacology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

May 5, 2022

Zhijian ‘James’ Chen, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
George MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center for Inflammation Research
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

May 12, 2022

T. Jake Liang, MD
Distinguished Investigator
NIDDK, NIH

June 2, 2022

Aviv Regev, PhD
Executive Vice President, Genentech Research and Early Development

June 23, 2022

Mary Klotman, MD
Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
R. J. Reynolds Professor
Duke University
&
Paul Klotman, MD
President & CEO
Executive Dean
Baylor College of Medicine

March 12, 2020 – CANCELLED

“Multiscale Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution” – Hari Shroff, PhD, NIBIB

March 19, 2020 – CANCELLED

“The Vitamin K Synthetic Enzyme Moonlights as Regulator of HMG CoA Reductase Degradation and Cholesterol Synthesis” – Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 26, 2020 – CANCELLED

“The gut liver axis and anti-tumor immunity in the liver” – Tim Greten, MD, NCI

April 2, 2020 – CANCELLED

Title: TBD – Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute

April 30, 2020CANCELLED

“Burn it up—Temperature and Obesity Physiology and Treatment” – Marc Reitman, NIH

May 7, 2020 – CANCELLED

Title: TBD – Rafael deCabo, NIH

May 21, 2020 – CANCELLED

“FGF21 and Nutrient Stress: Eat and Drink, but Don’t Get Too Merry” – David Mangelsdorf, HHMI & UT Southwestern Medical Center

June 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

“Igniting Immune Response with cGAS” – Zhijian ‘James’ Chen, HHMI & UT Southwestern Medical Center


May 20, 2020 at 1:00PM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Michael Lauer, M.D., NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research – 1) The status of NIH funding during and after COVID-19 and 2) Consequences of foreign influence.

July 29, 2020 at 11:00AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Joseph Beechem, PhD
Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President, Research & Development
NanoString Technologies

September 3rd (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Hari Shroff, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

September 10th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD
Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

September 17th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Hannah Valantine, MD
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
NIH

September 24th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Charles Brenner, PhD
Alfred E Mann Chair
Dept of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism
City of Hope National Medical Center

October 1st (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Rebecca Haeusler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University Medical Center

October 29th:

John Carethers, MD
C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor
John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, Human Genetics
University of Michigan

November 5th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Nobel Prize 2014

November 12th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP
Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIH

November 19th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine
Touchstone Diabetes Center
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

December 3rd via Zoom (new window):

Kandice Tanner, PhD
Laboratory for Cell Biology
NCI, NIH

December 10th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona Tucson

December 17th at 11:00 AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Prof. Eran Elinav
Department of Immunology
Weizmann Institute of Science

January 7th (via Zoom (new window)):

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FRS FMedSci
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge
Co-Director, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge,
Scientific Director, Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Hon. Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

January 14th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Mary Klotman, MD
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University

January 21st (via Zoom (new window)):

Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Health

January 28th (via Zoom (new window)):

Helen H. Hobbs, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

February 11th (via Zoom (new window)):

Michaela U. Gack, Ph.D.  
The Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair 
Scientific Director, Florida Research & Innovation Center
Cleveland Clinic Florida 

February 25th at 10 AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Leonard Freedman, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

February 25th at 2:30 PM ET (via Zoom (new window)):

Marc Reitman, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator and Chief
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, NIH

March 1st (via Zoom (new window)):

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus

March 4th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Thomas Sudhof, MD
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Stanford Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nobel Prize 2013

March 11th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Gökhan Hotamisligil, MD, PhD
James S. Simmons Professor, Department of Molecular Metabolism
Director of the Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

March 18th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Trevor Archer, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH

March 24th at 2 PM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

T.E. Schlesinger
Benjamin T. Rome Dean
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

March 25th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

April 8th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health

April 15th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Clyde Yancy, MD
Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

April 22nd (via Zoom (new window)):
Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Professor, Developmental and Molecular Biology
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Research
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

May 6th:

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD (via Zoom (new window))
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
Professor of Internal Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa Health Care

May 10th at 3:30 PM (via Zoom (new window)): (seminar will be recorded)
Norman Sharpless, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute
NIH

May 13th (via Zoom (new window)): (seminar will be recorded)

Tim F. Greten, MD
Deputy Branch Chief & Senior Investigator
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch
Co-Director NCI CCR Liver Cancer Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH

June 3rd (via Zoom (new window)):

Gary Gibbons, MD
Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NIH

June 10th (via Zoom (new window)):

Heather Clark, PhD
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry
Northeastern University

June 17th (via Zoom (new window)):

Nancy Brown, MD
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine