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Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Events in 2018

Events in 2018

Tuesday, January 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Understanding and Harnessing the ESCRT Virus Budding Pathway"
Wesley Sundquist, Professor, Biochemistry, University of Utah
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Wednesday, January 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"How to Hit HIV Where it Hurts"
Arup Chakrabirty, Founding Director, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science; Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Engineering, MIT, Founding Steering Committee Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, & Harvard, Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
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Thursday, January 18
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Tuesday, January 23
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Two challenges for DNA nanotechnology: building interfaces with silicon and cells
Paul W. K. Rothemund, Research Professor, Bioengineering, CMS, & CNS, California Institute of Technology
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Monday, January 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"A Tale of Two Codes: Directed Evolution of the Genetic Code for Unnatural Amino Acid Incorporation"
Andrew Ellington, Professor, Molecular Biosciences, Applied Research, University of Texas at Austin
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Monday, February 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Microfluidics for 3D Tissue Engineering and Personal Health Diagnostics
Samuel Sia, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
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Tuesday, February 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Dissecting the Neural Circuits for Motivated Behavior"
Garret Stuber, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina
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Wednesday, February 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"On Toxins and Small Wings: Dissecting Phenotypic Variation at the Population and Species Level"
Alejandro Burga, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
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Thursday, February 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Broad 100
TBD
Daniel Choquet, Director of CNRS Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux
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Monday, February 26
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Cellular Self-Organization Initiates Skin Form and Fate
Amy Shyer, Miller Fellow, University of Califronia Berkeley
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Tuesday, February 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Dissecting Neural Control of a Flexible Motor Sequence Using Fly Grooming Behavior"
Julie Simpson, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara
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Wednesday, February 28
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Friday, March 2
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Making the Most of Limited Signals"
William (Bill) Bialek, Professor, Physics, Princeton
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Tuesday, March 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"From Relative Perception in Cells, to Symmetry in Jellyfish"
Lea Goentoro, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Wednesday, March 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"3D Genomics"
Erez Lieberman-Aiden, Assistant Professor, Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
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Monday, March 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
The Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cellular Uptake of Vitamin A
Filippo Mancia, Associate Professor, Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Colombia Univeristy, Medial Center
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Tuesday, March 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Motile Behavior of Bacteria, Some Hard to Believe”
Howard Berg, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
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Wednesday, March 14
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Broad 100
“L-Form Bacteria – From the Origins of Life to Recurrent Infection”
Jeff Errington, Professor, Cell & Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University
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Tuesday, March 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
**CANCELED**
Naama Barkai, Professor, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science
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Friday, March 23
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
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Tuesday, March 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Can Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Lead Us to an HCV Vaccine?"
Justin Bailey M.D, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Tuesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"Understanding and Influencing Whole-animal Physiology and Behavior with Engineered Gene Delivery Vectors, Tissue Clearing and Optogenetics"
Viviana Gradinaru, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Friday, April 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Broad 100
"Deconstructing the segmentation clock oscillator in vitro"
Olivier Pourquie, Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School
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Monday, April 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Cellular Variability and Information Flow in Signal Transduction Networks"
Roy Wollman, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
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Tuesday, April 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Genetic Conflicts Shape Meiosis and the Origin of Species"
Harmit Malik, Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
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Tuesday, April 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
**To be rescheduled**
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
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Wednesday, April 18
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Crellin 151
Olfactory receptor-based sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Thursday, April 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Reconstructing Developmental Landscapes . . .One Grain at a Time"
Eric Lander, President and founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
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Saturday, April 21
9:30 am - 
3:50 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Monday, April 23
6:00 pm - 
9:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Garden of the Associates
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Tuesday, April 24
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Crellin 151
Noncommutative biology: Sequential regulation of complex networks and connected matter
William Letsou, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Saturday, April 28
10:30 am - 
5:30 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, May 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"The First Steps in Vision: Mice and Humans"
Botond Roska MD PhD, Director, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Senior Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute
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Tuesday, May 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Control and Self-Organization of Morphogenesis
Thomas Lecuit, Group Leader, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles (IBDM)
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Tuesday, May 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Selective Vulnerability in Frontotemporal Dementia: Onset, Progression, and Relationship to ALS
William (Bill) Seeley, Professor, Neurobiolgy, University of California, San Francisco
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Tuesday, May 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep"
Yang Dan, Professor of Neurobiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley
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Tuesday, June 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Molecular Mechanisms of Human Sleep Timing
Alina Patke, Research Associate, Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University
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Thursday, June 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chemical Information Exchange as a Regulator of War and Love Between Species
Michael Meijler, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Guron University of the Negev
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Monday, September 17
9:00 am - 
11:00 am
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Ultrafast Single-Cell Level Enzymatic Tumor Profiling
Chia-Hung Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore
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Wednesday, September 19
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
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Thursday, September 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"How Nuclear Architecture Regulates Transcription"
Rafael Casellas, Principal Investigator, Genomics and Immunity Section, NIH
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Tuesday, October 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"How lncRNAs Shape Chromatin Structure to Control Gene Expression"
Mitchell Guttman, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Monday, October 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Understanding the Genetic Basis for Biological Patterning from the Bottom Up"
Pulin Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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Tuesday, October 30
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"Algorithmic and Architectural Foundations for Programmable Molecular Machines: DNA Robots, Information-Processing Circuits, and Reconfigurable Nanostructures"
Lulu Qian, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
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6:00 pm - 
8:30 pm
Off Campus
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Thursday, November 8
12:30 pm - 
1:30 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
“Population Coding of Hand Movements in the Primate Brain"
Hansjorg Scherberger, Head, Research Group Neurobiology, OPT German Primate Center, Gottingen, Germany
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12:30 pm - 
1:30 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
"Dynamic Sensorimotor Control and Brain-Machine Interface"
He Cui, Principal Investigator and Lab Head, Laboratory of Neural Mechanism of Motor Control, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai, China
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Friday, November 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
"The Relationship Between Implicit and Explicit Visuomotor Task Learning in Hippocampus and Parietal Cortex"
Christian Klaes, Emmy Noether Group Leader, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
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Tuesday, November 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"A Mitochondrial Stress Response, Toxic Genomes and Aging"
Cole Haynes, Associate Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Tuesday, November 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Viral-Like Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System"
Jason Shepherd, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry​, Ophthalmology & Visual Science, University of Utah, School of Medicine
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Monday, November 26
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Optogenetic Approaches to Shaping Intracellular Signaling Dynamics"
Brian Chow, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Selective Processing of Need-Relevant Cues: a Dialogue Between Hypothalamus and Cortex"
Mark Andermann, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Harvard
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Saturday, December 1
11:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Tuesday, December 11
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Planar Cell Polarity in Development and Disease"
John Wallingford, Professor, Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas Austin
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Friday, December 21
9:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Kerckhoff 101
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