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Seminars and Events
2014 - 2015

Friday, February 27
11:30 AM Neurotheory Seminar. Dr. James V. Haxby, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, "A Common Model of Representational Spaces in Human Cortex." Kolb Annex, Room 719
March, March 2
11:00 AM Biological Sciences Seminar. Dr. James E. Darnell, Professor Emeritus; Head, Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, The Rockefeller University, "Eukaryotic mRNA—From Then Until Now." 601 Fairchild.
Noon Biological Sciences Seminar. Dr. Robert B. Darnell, Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, "The Dark and Light Matter of Human Genomics." 601 Fairchild.
Noon Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. William T. Dauer, Associate Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, "Mechanisms of Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in Dystonia." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Tuesday, March 3
11:00 AM Technology Ventures Seminar. Louis P. Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners, "VC101: A Primer on Venture Capital." HHSC LL205.
Noon Pharmacology Seminar. Dr. Steven Petrou, Deputy Director, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Deputy Director, The Centre for Neural Engineering, The University of Melbourne, "Mechanisms in the Genetic Epilepsies and the Promise of Targeted Therapy." BB 7-724.
1:00 PM Systems Biology Student Seminar. Albert Lee, Laboratory of Dr. Raul Rabadan, "Primer on Negative Binomial Distribution in the Context of RNA-seq Analysis." ICRC Bldg., Room 824.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Wendy K. Chung, Associate Professor, Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, "The Role of Genomics in Precision Medicine." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 4
Noon 11th Annual Leahey Lecture. Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, Founding Scientist and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron; President, Regeneron Laboratories, "Biotechnology Innovation: Translating Genetics and Basic Science Discoveries to Therapies." Milstein Family Heart Center, 1st Floor Conference Center.
Thursday, March 5
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Mark F. Bear, Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MIT, "Cortical Synaptic Plasticity and Cognitive Function." NI Alumni Auditorium.
4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Clint Potter and Dr. Bridget Carragher, Directors, Electron Microscopy Department, New York Structural Biology Center, "Using EM to Understand Molecular Machines." 301 HHSC.
Friday, March 6
11:00 AM Motor Neuron Center Seminar. Dr. Charles J. Heckman, Professor, Departments of Physiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, "Multiple Neuromodulatory States in Motoneurons: Normal Functions and Implications for ALS." NI Alumni Auditorium.
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Farshid Guilak, Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center,"Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Osteoarthritis." 614 Schermerhorn.
Tuesday, March 10
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Sue Biggins, Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, "Reconstituting Kinetochore Functions In vitro." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 11
4:30 PM The Arun Guthikonda Memorial Lecture. Dr. Thomas W. Muir, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, "'Houdini' Proteins: Discovery and Applications of Ultrafast Inteins." 209 Havemeyer.
Friday, March 13
11:30 AM Neurotheory Seminar. Dr. Michael Graziano, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, "Consciousness and the Social Brain." Kolb Annex, 7th Floor Conference Room.

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