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Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Events in 2014

Events in 2014

Tuesday, January 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Generalization of the central models of molecular evolution in the genomic era
Eugene Koonin, Senior Investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda
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Wednesday, January 8
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Thursday, January 9
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Emerging Neuroscience: a hiring symposium with future leaders in brain research
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Tuesday, January 14
11:00 am - 
12:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
“Mutation, drift, and the origin of subcellular features”
Michael Lynch, Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Indiana University Bloomington
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Micro-­ & Nanoscale Strategies for Systems Biology: Lessons from Immune Cells
Alex K. Shalek, Ph.D., Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard University
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Wednesday, January 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
New imaging approaches to understand the rhizosphere
Lionel Dupuy, James Hutton Institute
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Thursday, January 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
From regeneration to parasitism: systems approaches to understand stem cells in human parasite schistosomes and their free-living planarian cousins
Bo Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
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Tuesday, January 21
11:30 am - 
12:30 pm
Broad 100
Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Computational design of self-assembling protein nano materials with atomic-level accuracy
Neil King, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington
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Monday, January 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Controlling Responses to Hypoxia and Reoxygenation: from Genes to Cells to Behavior
Dengke Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, MIT
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Tuesday, January 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Repurposing CRISPR as a Versatile Platform for Genome Engineering and Imaging
Stanley Qi, Systems Biology Fellow, UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of California San Francisco
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Thursday, January 30
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
High-throughput Mapping of Protein Energy Landscapes Using Novel Microfluidic Tools
Polly Fordyce, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco
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4:30 pm - 
6:00 pm
Beckman Institute, Glanville Courtyard
Welcome Reception for BBE Prospectives
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Monday, February 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Systematic Analysis of Speed, Direction, and Signaling in Chemotaxis
Sean Collins, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
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Thursday, February 6
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Engineering Synthetic Biomarkers: mass-encoded nano systems for urinary monitoring of disease
Gabriel Kwong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT
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Tuesday, February 11
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Adaptability of Intracellular Structures to Variations in Cell Size and Shape
Matthew Good, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular & Cellular Biology/Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
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Wednesday, February 12
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Tuesday, February 18
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Broad 100
Michael Elowitz, Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, HHMI, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Transcription - associated genome instability and its connections to cancer and neurological disorders
Jesper Svejstrup, Cancer Research Center, London Research Center
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Wednesday, February 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
The evolution of complex and novel traits: applying closely related Drosophila species to the study of macroevolutionary problems
Mark Rebeiz, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
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Thursday, February 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Embryonic Patterning in Time and Space
Aryeh Warmflash, Postdoctoral Associate, Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University
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Friday, February 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Interrogating gene regulatory circuit function using natural variation in animals
Zeba Wunderlich, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biophysics, Harvard Medical School
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Tuesday, February 25
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Genomic approaches to understanding the roles of diet and metabolism in C. elegan development
Lesley MacNeil, Postdoctoral Fellow, Systems Biology, University of Massachussetts Medical School
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Wednesday, February 26
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Genome Evolution
Sydney Brenner, Senior Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Janelia Farm Campus HHMI
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Friday, February 28
5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Beckman Institute, Glanville Courtyard
Come celebrate the day inelastic photon scattering was discovered and the day colored TVs became available to the public.
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Friday, March 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Gene regulation during cell-fate specification in two developmental systems
Manu, Postdoctoral Scholar, Genomics & Systems Biology, University of Chicago
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Tuesday, March 11
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Using Optogenetics to Dissect Information Processing in Cell Signaling Networks
Jared Toettcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research Center, University of California San Francisco
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Wednesday, March 12
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Speakers: Rees Lab & Akif Tezcan
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Tuesday, March 18
11:30 am - 
1:00 pm
Broad 100
Lea Goentoro, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Genomic Variation and the Inherited Basis of Common Disease
David Altshuler, Primary Investigator, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard
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Wednesday, March 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Multi-tasking of rAAVs for in vivo gene transfer: from CNS gene therapy to miRNA functional genomics
Guangping Gao, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachussetts Medical School
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Thursday, March 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Broad 100
Poly(ADP-ribose)Polymerase 1 in chromatin, transcription, and clinic
Alexei Tulin, Associate Professor, Epigenetics and Progenitor Cell Program, Cancer Biology Program, Genome Stability Working Group, Fox Chase Cancer Center
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Tuesday, March 25
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Molecular Elucidation and Engineering of the Stem Cell Niche
David Schaffer, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
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Tuesday, April 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Killing persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells: Inspirations from Max Delbruck, Harry Houdini, and Captain James Cook
William Jacobs, Professor, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology and Dept. of Genetics, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
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Monday, April 7
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Broad 100
The hologenome concept of evolution
Eugene Rosenberg, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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Tuesday, April 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Unfolded Protein Response in Health and Disease
Peter Walter, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco
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Wednesday, April 9
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Tuesday, April 15
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Broad 100
Grant Jensen, Professor, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Wednesday, April 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Two bacterial genomes with the functionality of one: non-adaptive speciation in a symbiont
John McCutcheon, Assistant Professor, Microbial Genomics and Symbiosis, Div. of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
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Friday, April 18
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Homeoprotein signaling from plants to brain.
Alain Prochiantz, Professeur Titulaire, Chaire des Processus Morphogénétiques Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, College de France
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Monday, April 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Integration of neurons into brain circuits and the cellular bases of complex behavior
Carlos Lois, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Tuesday, April 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
The Genesis and Pathogenesis of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
Michael Worobey, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
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Tuesday, April 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Molecular pathology in repeat expansion diseases
David Housman, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor, Dept. of Biology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
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Friday, May 2
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Transcriptional Network Control of Blood Cell Development
Bertie Gottgens, Professor, Dept of Molecular Haematology, Cambridge University
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Tuesday, May 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Hopi Hoekstra, Professor, Dept. Zoology, Dept. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
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Thursday, May 8
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Broad 100
Bio-manufacturing of chemicals and materials
Sang Yup Lee, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
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Tuesday, May 13
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Peter Turnbaugh, Bauer Fellow, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University
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Wednesday, May 14
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Friday, May 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Personalized health care in post genomic era
Richard Scheller, Executive Vice President, Research and Early Development, Genentech
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Tuesday, May 20
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Broad 100
Presented by Marcos Simoes-Costa (Bronner Group)
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Thursday, May 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
From understanding to curing: the long road to neuroprotective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases
Marie-Francoise Chesselet, Professor, Neurology & Neurobiology, UCLA
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Tuesday, May 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Light Sleep
Gero Miesenboeck, Professor, Centre for Nerual Circuits and Behavior, University of Oxford
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Tuesday, June 3
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems
Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
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Tuesday, June 10
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Cai and Sternberg Lab Presenting
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Wednesday, June 11
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Monday, June 30
8:30 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Wednesday, July 9
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Wednesday, August 13
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Wednesday, September 10
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
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Tuesday, September 30
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
To Eat or Not to Eat: Studies of a Complex Motivational Behavior
Jeffrey Friedman, Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University
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Tuesday, October 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Face Processing: A Window into Object Perception
Doris Tsao, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Tuesday, October 14
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
From Petabytes of Data to Insights on Genomic Networks, Epistasis and Cancer
Kevin White, Professor of Biology, Department of Human Genetics and Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
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Tuesday, October 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Stochastic and Deterministic Processes for Patterning the Drosophila Visual System
Claude Desplan, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, New York University
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Tuesday, October 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Causes and Consequences of Genetic Variation
Leonid Kruglyak, Professor of Human Genetics and Biological Chemistry Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Founding Member, Computational Biosciences Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
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Tuesday, November 4
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Genes and Signals in Bacteria-Plant Symbiosis
Sharon Long, Principal Investigator/Steere-Pfizer Professor of Biological Science, School of Medicine, Stanford University
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Tuesday, November 18
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Broad 100
A New Circuit Element in the Synapse: From Biochemistry to Systems Biology
Mary Kennedy, The Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer
Elaine Fuchs, Professor, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, Rockefeller University
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Tuesday, November 25
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
General Biology Seminar
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Tuesday, December 2
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Ralph Adolphs' Lab Presenting
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Cellular Signaling and Patterning of Neurogenesis in Urchin Embryos
Robert Burke, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria
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Monday, December 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Development and Evolution of the Animal Face: From Principles to Mechanisms
Arkhat Abzhanov, Associate Professor, Prof, Biochemistry/Microbiology and Biology Dept., Harvard University
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Tuesday, December 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Monoallelic Regulation and Epigenetic Dynamics during X-chromosome Inactivation
Edith Heard, Professor, Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute Curie
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Tuesday, December 16
12:00 pm - 
1:30 pm
Broad 100
Speaker and Title TBA
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Choanoflagellate Colonies, Bacterial Signals, and Animal Origins
Nicole King, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
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