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 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

 Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Defining, Optimizing, and Changing the Specificities of CRISPR-Cas Nucleases

Keith Joung, M.D., Ph.D., professor, department of pathology, Harvard Medical School

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
T Cell Exhaustion: Mechanisms and Role in Precision Immune Oncology

John Wherry, Ph.D., director, Penn Institute for Immunology, Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President's Distinguished Professor, department of microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

6:30 p.m.   Lewis Thomas Prize
Sustainable Seas: The Vision, The Reality

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence and founder of Mission Blue

 Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Navigating turbulent environments

Massimo Vergassola, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, San Diego

 Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Poulenc Trio
 Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Investigating Cellular Heterogeneity in Cancer

Tuomas Tammela, M.D., Ph.D., senior postdoctoral fellow, Tyler Jacks Lab, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Mapping the Effect of Human Genetic Variation on Gene Expression Level and Single-cell States

Oliver Stegle, Ph.D., research group leader, European Bioinformatics Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Mechanisms of Mitosis and Size Control in Xenopus

Rebecca Heald, Ph.D., professor, division of cell and developmental biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

 Friday, March 10, 2017
11:00 a.m.   Other Campus Events
CFC Bake Sale
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Organization of the Human Mind
The Jerry A. Weisbach Memorial Lecture

Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D., investigator, McGovern Institute, Walter A. Rosenblith Professor, department of brain and cognitive sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Monday, March 13, 2017
1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Tissue Resident Memory T Cells

David Masopust, Ph.D., associate professor, department of microbiology and immunology and Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota

 Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Marine Natural Products Synthesis as a Platform for Chemical and Biological Discovery

Joshua Pierce, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of chemistry, North Carolina State University

 Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
CANCELED: Precision Genome Editing Using CRISPR-Cas9 in Human Cells and C. Elegans

Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D., Sheldon Professor of Medical Discovery, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Special Seminar
Decoding HBV–Cell Molecular Dialogues

Yosef Shaul, Ph.D., Oscar and Emma Getz Professorial Chair and head, department of molecular genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science

2:00 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
A Systems Approach to Identifying Individuals with Genetic Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases

Nico Marr, Dr.rer.nat., investigator, systems biology, translational medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Center

2:00 p.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
C. Elegans Sex, Cilia, and Extracellular Vesicles: Links to Human Disease

Maureen Barr, Ph.D., professor, department of genetics and Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University

3:00 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Single-molecule Ligand Binding Studies on CCR5 by Fluorescence Cross-correlation Spectroscopy

Carlos Rico, graduate fellow, The Rockefeller University

6:00 p.m.   Other Meetings
Regulating Your Brain: The Science of Mindfulness
Brain Awareness Week Talk, in Collaboration with SCM and Know Science
8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Long-term Potentiation: A Cellular Model for Learning

Roger Nicoll, M.D., professor, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology and department of physiology, University of California, San Francisco

 Friday, March 17, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
The Control of Growth, Signaling, and Patterning during Vertebrate Limb Regeneration

Elly Tanaka, Ph.D., senior scientist, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna

 Monday, March 20, 2017
1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Regulating the Kinases Involved in T Cell Antigen Receptor Signaling

Art Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., chief of rheumatology and Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor, division of rheumatology, department of medicine, Parnassus director, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California, San Francisco; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Tri-Institutional Structural Biology Seminar Series

Andrew Marks, M.D., Wu Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Uncovering How RNA Molecules ‘Make Decisions’ On the Fly: Towards Understanding and Engineering Cotranscriptional RNA Folding

Julius Lucks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Form Meets Function: Structurally Diverse Cilia and Their Roles in Sensory Signaling

Piali Sengupta, Ph.D., professor, department of biology, Brandeis University

 Friday, March 24, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Molecular Biology Seminars
Regulation of Quiescence (G0) through Chromatin

Toshio Tsukiyama, Ph.D., D.V.M, member, basic sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Small Molecule Modulators of Multilateral Symbioses

Jon Clardy, Ph.D., Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Professor, department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

 Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Other Campus Events
Children's Concert
 Monday, March 27, 2017
11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Separate Roles of FAN1 and Fanconi Anemia Proteins in DNA Interstrand Crosslink Repair and Human Disease

Supawat Thongthip, graduate fellow, The Rockefeller University

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Anti-tumor T Cells: You Are What You Eat

Susan Kaech, Ph.D., Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, department of immunobiology, Yale University

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
David Y. Gin Symposium

2:10 p.m.: Scott Miller, Ph.D., Irénée duPont Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University, Searching for Selective Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments

3:00 p.m.: Jason S. Lewis, Ph.D., director and vice chair, Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology (CMINT), department of radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Click-chemistry for the Imaging of Cancer

4:10 p.m.: Steven C. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Roger Adams Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Developing Small Molecules to Selectively Target Repeat DNA and RNA Sequences That Cause Disease: Promises and Challenges

 Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Systems Biology of the Type I Interferon Response

Paul Hertzog, Ph.D., professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Protein Interaction Studies of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Using MaMTH, a Novel Proteomic Approach: Toward Interactome-informed Medicine

Igor Stagljar, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and department of molecular genetics, University of Toronto

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Inaugural Peter H. Sellers Lecture
Dirichlet Mixtures, the Dirichlet Process, and the Topography of Amino Acid Multinomial Space

Stephen F. Altschul, Ph.D., senior investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

 Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Exploiting Viruses to Understand and Treat Cancer

Clodagh O’Shea, Ph.D., associate professor and William Scandling Developmental Chair, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Friday, March 31, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Interrogating the Architecture of Cancer Genomes
The Philip Levine Memorial Lecture

Peter Campbell, Ph.D., head, cancer, ageing and somatic mutation, senior group leader, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute