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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
A Novel Enzyme-Metabolite Pathway of Energy Homeostasis

Jonathan Long, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Fusobacterium and Its Associated Microbiome in Colon Cancers

Matthew Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and American Cancer Society Research Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

 Thursday, February 2, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Topological Methods for Single-cell Genomics

Pablo Gonzalez Camara, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, department of biomedical informatics and department of systems biology, Columbia University

 Friday, February 3, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Mobile Elements, Polydactyl Proteins, and the Genesis of Human-specific Regulatory Networks
The Joshua Lederberg Distinguished Lectureship in Molecular Genetics

Didier Trono, M.D., Ph.D., professor and head, Laboratory of Virology and Genetics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; co-director, Lemanic Center for Personalized Health

 Monday, February 6, 2017
1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Macrophages in Tissue Homeostasis and Inflammation

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, department of immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, February 7, 2017
1:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Cardiovascular Research Institute Special Lecture “Ion Channels of Mitochondria: Molecular Identity and Functional Roles”

Harpreet Singh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia

2:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Physics Fellow Candidate Seminar

Henrik Ronellenfitsch, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Adaptation, Growth, and Resilience in Biological Distribution Networks

 Wednesday, February 8, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Metal dependence and branched RNA cocrystal structures of the RNA lariat debranching enzyme Dbr1
Nathaniel Clark

Nathaniel Clark, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Metal dependence and branched RNA cocrystal structures of the RNA lariat debranching enzyme Dbr1

2:00 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Preventing Dangerous DNA Repair at Telomeres

Roos Karssemeijer, graduate fellow, The Rockefeller University

7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Charlie Albright 
 Thursday, February 9, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Physics Fellow Candidate Seminar

David Zeevi, Ph.D., Graduate Student, Weizmann Institute, Can our microbes tell us what to eat?

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Efficient, High-fidelity Neuronal Wiring through Guidance Receptor Multifunctionality

Alexander Jaworski, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of neuroscience, Brown University

 Friday, February 10, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy
The Ernst A.H. Friedheim Memorial Lecture

Ian A. Wilson, D.Sc., D.Phil.E, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and chair, department of integrative structural and computational biology, Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

 Monday, February 13, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Targeting Redox Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer

Christine Chio, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow, laboratory of Dr. David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Transcriptional and Cell Cycle Regulation of Human ES Cells during Tri-lineage Differentiation

Alexander Tsankov, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, department of stem cell and regenerative biology, Harvard University

2:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Physics Fellow Candidate Seminar
Mechanisms of Spatiotemporal Chromosome Positioning

Edward Banigan, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, department of molecular biosciences, Northwestern University

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Recent Advances in 18F-Radiochemistry

Véronique Gouverneur, Ph.D., professor, department of chemistry, University of Oxford

 Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Regulation and Function of Noncoding RNAs

Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., professor, department of molecular biology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Dissecting the Role of Genomic Copy Number Alterations during Tumorigenesis

Teresa Davoli, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School

2:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Physics Fellow Candidate Seminar
The Flagellum Unwound: Torque Generation in the Bacterial Flagellar Motor

Jasmine Nirody, Ph.D., graduate student, biophysics graduate group, University of California, Berkeley

8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Ancient Challenge, New Physiology, Weird Ion Channel: Fluoride Resistance in Microorganisms

Chris Miller, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry, Brandeis University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Friday, February 17, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Complex Biological Systems

Edward Boyden, Ph.D., leader, synthetic neurobiology group, associate professor, MIT Media Lab, investigator, McGovern Institute, department of biological engineering and department of brain and cognitive sciences, co-director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robertson Investigator, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

 Monday, February 20, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Genetics in Haploid Human Cells to Study Genetic Interactions

Thijn Brummelkamp, Ph.D., group leader, division of biochemistry, Netherlands Cancer Institute

 Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Cardiovascular Research Institute Special Seminar
Human iPSC-Cardiomyocytes: A Drug-screening Platform for Precision Medicine

Elena Matsa, Ph.D., instructor, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University

 Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Regulation by Intracellular pH Dynamics: From Molecules to Disease Behaviors

Diane Barber, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of cell and tissue biology, University of California, San Francisco

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation in Development and Disease

Alexander Meissner, Ph.D., professor, department of stem cell and regenerative biology, Harvard University

 Friday, February 24, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Leptin Physiology, Pathophysiology and the Neural Circuit Regulating Body Weight
Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture

Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Monday, February 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Special Seminar
Arboviruses in Brazil: Present Situation and Perspectives

Pedro Fernando Vasconcelos, M.D., Ph.D., director, Instituto Evandro Chagas

10:30 a.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Signaling and Metabolism

Yasemin Sancak, Ph.D., research associate in systems biology, department of molecular biology, Simches Research Center, Harvard Medical School

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
GI Device Development in a Few Movements

Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Ph.D., instructor, department of medicine, Harvard Medical School

 Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Hip to be Square: Building Brighter Fluorophores with Azetidine

Luke Lavis, Ph.D., group leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

5:00 p.m.   Center for Study of Hepatitis C
Hep C Seminar: Dissecting the Complexity of Virus–Vector–Vertebrate Interactions

Laura D. Kramer, Ph.D., director, Arbovirus Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

 Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
Phase Transition in T Cell Signaling

Xiaolei Su, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, department of cellular molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Novel Ubiquitin Modification and Conjugation

Ivan Dikic, Ph.D., director and professor, Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University

 Friday, March 3, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Neurobiology of the World's Deadliest Animal
The Detlev W. Bronk Alumni Lecture, Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture

Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D., Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute, The Rockefeller University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute