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Seminars and Events
2015 - 2016

Friday, February 5
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Joshua Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, "The Neural Representation of Space: Insights from Direct Human Brain Recordings and Stimulation." 614 Schermerhorn.
11:00 AM Motor Neuron Center Seminar. Dr. Jiou Wang, Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, "Protein and RNA Homeostasis in ALS." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Monday, February 8
Noon Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Student Seminar. Bryan J. Gonzalez, Laboratory of Dr. Dietrich Egli, "Combining Gene Editing and Human Stem Cells to Study Diabetes Due to HNF1a Deficiency." Todd Amphitheater, P&S 16-405.
Noon Biological Sciences Seminar. Dr. Ophelia Venturelli, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, University of California - Berkeley, "Resource Trade-offs in Microbial Systems: From Genetic Circuits to Multi-species Communities." 601 Fairchild.
Noon Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. Masanori Aikawa, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences, Brigham and Women's Hospital, "Macrophages in Vascular Disease: New Mechanisms for Pro-inflammatory Activation." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Tuesday, February 9
10:00 AM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Lyudmila Kushnir, Laboratory of Dr. Stefano Fusi, "Information Integration in Hippocampus. Data Analysis and Modeling with Biological Constraints." NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, 1st Floor Auditorium.
11:00 AM Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. Ye Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, "What Do Human Astrocytes Do?" P&S 1st Floor Amphitheatre.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Serkan Kir, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, "Finding New Players and Novel Mechanisms in Cancer Cachexia." 301 HHSC.
Thursday, February 11
Noon Business School Panel Discussion. Dr. Marian Nakada, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation; Dr. Shafique Virani, Global Head of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology & Rare Disease (NORD) Partnering, Roche; Steven Weinstein, Managing Partner, Novartis Venture Fund; Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures, "Biopharma Perspective on Early-Stage Venture Investing and R&D." Davis Auditorium, 4th Floor, CEPSR. RSVP to:
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Alla Y. Karpova, Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, "Decision-making Under Uncertainty: Probing the Neural Basis of Mental Models." NI Alumni Auditorium.
4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Ruth Lehman, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NYU Medical Center, "Forming the Next Generation." 401 HHSC.
Friday, February 12
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Michelle Khine, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California - Irvine, "SMART: Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Technologies." 614 Schermerhorn.
Tuesday, February 16
Noon Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Jeffrey H. Teckman, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, "Alpha-1 Antitrypsin; The Complex Physiology of a 'Single Gene' Disease and New Molecular Therapies." P&S 11-505.
Thursday, February 18
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. SB Greg Suh, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU Medical Center, "Drosophila Taste-independent Sugar Sensor (internal sugar senser)." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Nelson Spruston, Scientific Program Director; Laboratory Head, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, "Neuronal Diversity and Complexity in the Hippocampus." NI Alumni Auditorium.
4:30 PM Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Dr. William S. Blaner, Professor, Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, "Alternative Vitamin A Delivery Pathways: Vision and Metabolic Disease." Eye Institute, 7th Floor Amphitheater.
5:15 PM Heyman Center Seminar. Dr. David Goldstein, Professor of Genetics and Development; Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University; Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University, "The Promise and Challenge of Precision Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Conversation." Low Memorial Library (Registration required).
Monday, February 22
11:00 AM Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. Eric D. Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute - NIH, "Human Genomics, Precision Medicine and Improving Human Health." P&S Alumni Auditorium.
Noon Institute of Human Nutrition Seminar. Dr. Edward Owusu-Ansah, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, "Regulation of Mitochondrial Complex I Assembly." Todd Amphitheater, P&S 16-405.
4:00 PM Microbiome Working Group Seminar. Dr. Brent L. Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, "Seasonally Fluctuant Microbiota of Primates and Evidence Against the Enterotype Paradigm." MSPH Rosenfield Bldg., 11th Floor Conference Room.
Tuesday, February 23
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Ying Lu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, "Structure and Dynamics in Ubiquitin-mediated Protein Degradation." 301 HHSC.
Thursday, February 25
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Paul Cohen, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, Rockefeller University, "Beige Fat and Energy Homeostasis." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
11:00 AM Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense Seminar. Victoria W. Allen, Laboratory of Dr. Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, "Snacking for Better Defense: Feeding Behavior, Diet and Immunity in Drosophila." 312 HHSC.
3:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Jihye Yun, Postdoctoral Associate, Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Vitamin C, Sugar and Colorectal Cancer." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.

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