Lectures in Life Science Program

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Past Talks
Winter Quarter
January – March 2012
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

Jan. 17 Steffen Jung
Weizmann Institute, Israel
In vivo origins and function of monocytes
Hosted by Harris Perlman

Feb. 14 Bing Ren
Ludwig institute for Cancer Research
Transcriptional regulation for cell-specific gene expression
Hosted by Jindan Yu

Feb. 28 Robert Lavker
Northwestern University
Stem Cells, microRNA and metabolism
Hosted by Nav Chandel

Mar. 13 William E. Paul
National Institute of Health
Action and biologic functions of IL-4
Hosted by Melissa Brown

Mar. 20 David J. Mangelsdorf
University of Texas Southwestern
Transcriptional signaling by nuclear hormone receptors
Hosted by Debu Chakravarti

Mar. 27 Sankar Ghosh
Columbia University
Innate and adaptive immune receptor signaling
Hosted by Nav Chandel

Fall Quarter
September – December 2011
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

Sept. 27 Paul Kubes
University of Calgary
Molecular mechanisms for recruitment of leukocytes in inflammation
Hosted by William Muller, Pathology

Oct. 4 Andrei Gudkov
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Novel compounds used for cancer treatments
Hosted by Irina Budinova, Dermatology

Oct. 11 Susan Taylor
University of California, San Diego
Structure and function of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA)
Hosted by Valerie Tokars, MPBC

Oct. 12 James H. Doroshow
Wednesday National Cancer Institute
Novel therapeutic approaches to breast, GI, lung, and gynecologic cancer
Drug Discovery Symposium Keynote Speaker

Oct. 25 Judy Varner
Moores Cancer Center, UCSD
Molecular mechanism regulating tumor angiogenesis and metastasis
Hosted by D. Martin Watterson, MPBC

Nov. 1 Roel Nusse
Stanford University; HHMI
Wnt signaling in development and disease
Hosted by Cara Gottardi, Medicine

Nov. 8 Michael Kastan
Duke University Cancer Center
Cell-cycle checkpoints and cancer
Hosted by Jill Pelling, Pathology (Calandra Seminar)

Nov. 15 William Kaelin
Harvard Medical School; HHMI
Functions of Tumor Suppressor Proteins
Hosted by John Crispino, Medicine (RHLCCC Berlin Lecture)

Spring Quarter April – June, 2011
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

April 4 Michael Cahalan, PhD
Ion channels, Ca2+ signaling, and gene expression
Funded by a grant from the Society for General Physiologists

April 5 Tom Cech, PhD
University of Colorado at Boulder
Telomerase Structure and Function
Center for Genetic Medicine Scott Lecture

April 12 Daniel Kelly, MD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Gene transcriptional regulatory programs controlling myocytes
Hosted by: Richard Scarpulla, CMB

April 19 Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
UC San Diego
Signal transduction in cell growth regulation and cancer biology
Hosted by: Jindan Yu, Medicine

May 3 Jon Scholey, PhD
UC Davis
Molecular Basis of Intracellular Motility and Mitosis
CMBD Training Grant Student Sponsored Speaker

May 12 Ron Germain, MD, PhD
Innate and adaptive immune function
Pathology Department Mayberry Lecture

May 17 Mark Lemmon, PhD
University Pennsylvania
Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases
Hosted by: Charles Clevenger, Pathology

June 14 George Michalopoulos, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Growth Regulation of Human Hepatocytes
Hosted by: Bill Muller, Pathology

Winter Quarter
January – March, 2011
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

Jan 18 Richard Miller, PhD
Northwestern University
Chemokines in the nervous system
NU Distinguished Faculty Series

February 15 Neil Kelleher, PhD
Northwestern University
Mapping the Natural Variation of the Human Proteome Across
Disease and Age
NU Distinguished Faculty Series

March 8 Dennis Roop, PhD
University of Colorado
Skin development and genetic alterations in inherited skin
Hosted by: Amy Paller, Dermatology

March 15 Tim Stearns, PhD
Organization and regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton
Hosted by: Brian Mitchell, CMB

March 22 Phillip Sharp, PhD
RNA Interference
Lurie Cancer Center - Malkin Distinguished Lecturer
Hosted by: John Crispino, Medicine

March 29 David Mangelsdorf, PhD
UT Southwestern
Transcriptional signaling by nuclear

April - June, 2009
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

April 14 Gideon Dreyfuss
University of Pennsylvania
The SMN Complex: Architect of RNPs and Global Splicing Regulator
Hosted by: Sui Huang, CMB

May 5 Mathew Scott
Stanford University
Genetic Regulation in Development and Disease
Center for Genetic Medicine Scott Lecture
Hosted by: Greg Beitel, BMBCB

May 12 Robert Roeder
Rockefeller University
Function of Diverse Transcriptional Coactivators in Animal Cells
Hosted by: Toru Ouchi, Medicine

May 19 Michael Gimbrone
Harvard University
Interactions of leukocytes with vascular endothelium in inflammation
Department of Pathology Mayberry Lecture
Hosted by: Kathy Green, Pathology

May 29: Arnold Levine
(FRIDAY) Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences
Tumor suppressor gene product: p53
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Malkin Lecture
Hosted by: Cara Gottardi, Medicine

June 5: Aaron Ciechanover
(FRIDAY) Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Hosted by: Jacob Iasha Sznajder, Medicine

Fall Quarter
September – December 2010
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor
Oct. 12 Kevin Shannon, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Genetic lesions leading to leukemogenesis
Oct. 13 Frank Longo, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease
Oct. 19 Bert O’Malley, MD
Baylor University
Steroid hormone action in eukaryotic gene expression
Nov. 9 Lorraine Gudas, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Retinoid Pharmacology: Cell Proliferation, Differentiation and Cancer
Nov. 16 Victor Nizet, MD
University of California, San Diego
Streptococcus and the innate immune response
Dec. 7 Leonard Guarente, PhD
Molecular mechanisms regulating aging

Integrated Graduate Program

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine


Spring Quarter April – June 2012

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM

Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, First Floor

April 4 Scott Lowe

Wednesday Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1:00 PM Dissecting Tumor Suppressor Gene Networks in vivo

Lurie Cancer Center Malkin-Kraft Lectureship

Hosted by Marcus Peter

April 17 Roger Davis

University of Massachusetts

Growth factors regulation of cellular proliferation

Hosted by Harris Perlman

May 1 Eric Verdin

University of California, San Francisco

Mitochondrial protein deacetylases

Hosted by Nav Chandel

May 3 John Dick

Thursday Toronto General Research Institute

Cancer stem cells in leukemia

MSTP Student Sponsored Seminar

Hosted by Jessica Schulte

May 15 Brigid Hogan

Duke University

Morphogenesis of the embryonic mouse lung

Hosted by Tsutomu Kume

May 22 Philip Tsichlis

Tufts Cancer Center

Identification and characterization of novel oncogene

Hosted by Khash Khazaie

May 29 Jonathan Weissman


Protein misfolding in disease and normal physiology

Center for Genetic Medicine Scott Lecture

Hosted by Greg Beitel

June 5 Frank Gonzalez


Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis

Department of Pathology Rao Lecture

Hosted by William Muller