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 Monday, May 1, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Wellness Lecture Series
OcD, cHaOs, pLaCeBoS, PiLLs, and WILL
A Case of Obsessive Compulsive

Engin Ozertugrul, Ph.D., psychologist, The Rockefeller University

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Division of Labor among the Subunits of a Highly Coordinated Ring ATPase

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., professor and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair of Biophysics, department of molecular and cell biology, department of physics, and department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

3:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Chromatin Regulation and Genome Maintenance by Mammalian Sirtuins

Katrin Chua, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, division of endocrinology, gerontology, and metabolism, department of medicine, associate director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

 Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
The Folding Cooperativity of a Protein is Controlled by the Topology of Its Polypeptide Chain

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor in Biophysics, department of chemistry, department of physics, and department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

5:00 p.m.   Center for Study of Hepatitis C
Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Target Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D Virus Infection

Stephan Urban, Ph.D., professor, department of infectious diseases, Heidelberg University

 Wednesday, May 3, 2017
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Signatures of Mutational Processes in Human Cancer

Sir Michael Stratton, FMedSci, chief executive officer, Wellcome Genome Campus, director, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

 Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Single-cell Approaches to Dissect Mechanisms for Epigenetic Memory

Amos Tanay, Ph.D., associate professor, department of computer science and applied mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Molecular Biology of Meiosis

Scott Hawley, Ph.D., investigator and American Cancer Society Research Professor, dean, The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

 Friday, May 5, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
Centrosomal Proteins Mutated in Human Inherited Retinal Disorders
Hidden Genetic Variation: Hereditary Blindness as a Model

Elfride De Baere, Ph.D., professor, Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University Hospital

1:00 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
How Does Light Stimulate Sensory Hair Cells?

Julien Azimzadeh, biomedical fellow, The Rockefeller University

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Sensing Tension at Kinetochores

Sue Biggins, Ph.D., member and associate director, division of basic sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
New Chemical Tools for Site-selective Program Modification

Matthew Francis, Ph.D., professor, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

 Thursday, May 11, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
A Pathologist and Oncologist Sidekick: IDH1 and TERT Mutations in Cancers

Hai Yan, M.D., Ph.D., Henry S. Friedman Professor of Neuro-Oncology in the School of Medicine, department of pathology, Duke University

 Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Scientific Symposium in Celebration of Dinshaw Patel

Alexander Serganov, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, New York University

Anh Tuan Phan, Ph.D., professor, division of physics and applied physics, Nanyang Technological University

Barry Honig, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Columbia University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hao Wu, Ph.D., professor, department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Hashim Al-Hashimi, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center

Ishwar Radhakrishnan, professor, department of molecular bioscience, Northwestern University

Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Columbia University

Steve Jacobsen, Ph.D., professor, department of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, University of California, Los Angeles; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Thomas Hermann, Ph.D., associate professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D., professor and head, Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Wayne Hendrickson, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Columbia University

Yang Shi, Ph.D., Merton Bernfield Professor of Neonatology, division of newborn medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, professor, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights, Opportunities, and Prospects for a Cure
The Cancer Biology Lecture

James Allison, Ph.D., professor and Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair, department of immunology, executive director, immunotherapy platform, deputy director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Studies in Genitourinary Cancer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Monday, May 15, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Using the Cell Cycle to Treat Cancer

Norman Sharpless, M.D., Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Genetics, director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Thymic Selection of Soldiers and Peacekeepers

Kristin Hogquist, Ph.D., professor, department of laboratory medicine and pathology, associate director, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota

3:00 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Harnessing Host Immunity against HIV: The Function of Antiretroviral Antibodies in the Course of HIV Infection

Ching-Lan Lu, graduate student, The Rockefeller University

 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Sweeter Side of Cell Signaling

Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Ph.D., professor, division of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Positional Information and Self-organization: How the Fly Lays Out Its Sense Organs

Francis Corson, Ph.D., permanent researcher, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Pasteur Institute

 Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Control of Transcription by Oxygen and Metabolism in Health and Disease

William G. Kaelin, Jr, M.D., professor, department of medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, professor, senior physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, associate director, basic science, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Cytoskeletal Mechanics: Contractile Actomyosin Networks

François Nédélec, Ph.D., group leader, cell biology and biophysics unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Why So Many Ways to Die? The Noncanonical Inflammasome Pathway

Vishva Dixit, M.D., vice president and staff scientist, physiological chemistry, Genentech, Inc.

 Friday, May 19, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Organization and Regulation of the Human Genome

Bing Ren, Ph.D., professor, department of cellular and molecular medicine, member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

 Monday, May 22, 2017
1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Deconstructing, Engineering, and Rewilding the Intestinal Microbiome

Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D., associate professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine

 Tuesday, May 23, 2017
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Anti–PD-1 in Cancer Therapy: Understanding Response and Resistance

Suzanne Topalian, M.D., professor of surgery and oncology, director, Melanoma Program, associate director, Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

5:00 p.m.   Center for Study of Hepatitis C
Hep C Seminar: Genomic Landscape of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Jessica Zucman-Rossi, M.D., Ph.D., professor, department of oncology, Université Paris Descartes

 Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Molecular Biology Seminars
Quantitative Mass Spectrometry–enabled Phylointeractomics Applied to Vertebrate Telomeres

Falk Butter, Ph.D., group leader and head of proteomics, Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH

4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Hepatitis C: From Discovery to Cure

Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology and head, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease, scientific and executive director, Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University

 Thursday, May 25, 2017
3:30 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels First Pitch Life Science
3:30 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars and Symposia
Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels First Pitch Life Science
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Tuberculosis: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

John Blanchard, Ph.D., Dan Danciger Professor of Biochemistry, department of biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Measuring the Intracellular Dew Point: Phase Transitions in Cells

Clifford Brangwynne, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of chemical and biological engineering, Princeton University

 Friday, May 26, 2017
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Overcoming Chromatin Barriers to Control Cell Fate

Kenneth Zaret, Ph.D., Joseph Leidy Professor, department of cell and developmental biology, director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 Wednesday, May 31, 2017
1:45 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Investigating Genetic (In)compatibility between Temperate Phages and CRISPR-Cas Systems in Staphylococcus aureus

Gregory Goldberg, graduate fellow, The Rockefeller University

 Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Dissecting the Embryo with Single-cell RNA-Seq

Itai Yanai, Ph.D., director, Institute for Computational Medicine, professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine

 Friday, June 2, 2017
12:00 p.m.   Molecular Biology Seminars
Functions of BRCA1, BRCA2, and RAD51 Paralogs in Maintaining Chromosome Integrity

Stephen Kowalczykowski, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, department of microbiology and molecular genetics and department of molecular and cellular biology, University of California, Davis

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Ultrafast Endocytosis at Synapses: Revisiting Heuser and Reese in the 21st Century

Erik M. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, department of biology, University of Utah; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute