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Seminars and Events

Monday, April 23
Noon Nutritional & Metabolic Biology Program Doctoral Research Seminar in Nutrition. Frank Cusimano, Harris Wang Lab, "Engineering probiotics to study and modulate the entire nervous systems. Russ Berrie 1st Floor Room 1.
Noon Pathology & Cell Biology Basic Science Seminar. Edward Fon, MD, FRCP, Scientific Director, Montreal Neurological Institute, Director, FRQS Quebec Parkinson Network, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, "Harnassing the biology of PD genes for therapeutics." P&S 16-405.
Tuesday, April 24
Noon Institute for Cancer Genetics Seminar. Hugues de The, MD, PhD, Professor, College de France, Chair, Cellular and Molecular Oncology, "Curing APL through PML nuclear bodies reformation." ICRC Florence Irving Auditorium.
Noon Physiology & Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Gino Cingolani, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, "Three-dimensional context rather than NLS amino acid sequence determines importin a subtype specificity for Ran exchange factor RCC1." Russ Berrie 5th Floor Conference Room.
3:30 PM Columbia Aging Center and Genetics & Development Joint Seminar. Anne Brunet, PhD, Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor of Genetics, Stanford University, "Understanding and modeling aging." VEC 201.
4:00 PM Distinguished Lectures in Precision Medicine. Jeannette Wing, PhD, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, "Data for good: Data Science at Columbia." Alumni Auditorium.
Wednesday, April 25
3:00 PM Systems Biology Special Seminar. Cole Trapnell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, "Chromatin accessibility dynamics at single cell resolution." ICRC 816.
4:00 PM Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Jeannie Lee, Harvard Medical School, HHMI, "X marks the spot: of sex chromosomes, noncoding RNA, and Rett Syndrome." VEC 201.
Thursday, April 26
Noon Neurobiology & Behavior Seminar. John Maunsell, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, "What is attention? Re-examining the neuronal correlates of visual attention." NI Auditorium.
Friday, April 27
Noon Genetics & Development Student Seminar. Stephanie Erjavec, Angela Christiano Lab, "The role of autophagic protein, STX17, in melanogenesis and Alopecia Areata." HHSC 303.
Monday, April 30
11:00 AM Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling Thesis Defense. Daniela Torres, Peter Canoll Lab, "A new diffusely infiltrating glioma mouse model reveals neuronal alterations in the brain tumor microenvironment." BB 721.
Noon Nutritional & Metabolic Biology Program Doctoral Research Seminar in Nutrition. Alexa Abdelaziz, Angela Christiano Lab, "Functional genomics and microbiome approaches to alopecia areata." Russ Berrie 1st Floor Room 1.
Noon Biological Sciences 20th Stephen M Schuetze Memorial Lecture. Dr. Nieng Yan, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, "How is electrical signal generated? Structural and mechanistic investigation of Nav channels." Davis Auditorium.
Thursday, May 3
11:30 AM Genetics & Development Special Seminar. Yousin Suh, PhD, Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, "Targeting healthspan: functional genetic variation in human aging and longevity." HHSC 312.
11:30 AM Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Seminar. Amy Wagers, PhD, Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, "Cell and gene based strategies to enhance the regenerative function of muscle stem cell." HHSC 401.
4:30 PM Seminar in MechanoMedicine. Dr. Gerard Karsenty, Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, "Bone as a stress sensor." Lasker Biomedical Research Building 310C.
Monday, May 7
4:00 PM Genetics & Development and Physiology & Cellular Biophysics Joint Seminar. Jorge Lira Ruas, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, "Mechanisms of muscle adaptation of exercise and their systemic impact: from metabolism to mental health." ICRC 1st Floor Auditorium.
Thursday, May 10
4:00 - 6:00 PM CMBS Career Development Seminar. Latarsha Carithers, PhD, Scientific Review Officer at NIH and Luca Grajkowska, PhD, Medical Education Content Manager at Muscular Dystrophy Association. Pathology Fengolio Library, PH 15 West.
Tuesday, May 15
Noon Institute for Cancer Genetics Seminar. Michael Rudnicki, OC, PhD, FRSC, Senior Scientist and Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, "Molecular regulation of muscle stem cell asymmetric division." ICRC Florence Irving Auditorium.
Wednesday, May 23 Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense. Jaime Eberle-Singh, Ken Olive Lab, "Leveraging the cell cycle to target pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma." ICRC Auditorium.
Thursday, May 24
4:00 - 6:00 PM CMBS Career Development Seminar. Katherine Lelli, PhD, Senior Consultant at Insight Strategy Advisors and Kip Ktur, PhD, Consultant at OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management. Pathology Fengolio Library, PH 15 West.

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