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 Tuesday, January 2, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Pharmacology Seminars
Thioesterase-mediated Control of Nutrient Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis
Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College

David E. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., division chief of gastroenterology and hepatology center for liver disease, department of medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

 Friday, January 5, 2018
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
RNA Triple Helices in Cellular and Viral Biology
The Bruce Merrifield Distinguished Lecture

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Chemical Probes Targeting the Protein Arginine Deiminases

Paul Thompson, Ph.D., professor and director of chemical biology, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

3:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Small RNA Fighting Genome Invaders: From Bacteria to Mammals

Alexei Aravin, Ph.D., professor of biology, division of biology and biological engineering, California Institute of Technology

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Using Artificial-intelligence-driven Deep Neural Networks to Uncover Principles of Brain Representation and Organization

Dan Yamins, Ph.D., assistant professor, Stanford University

 Friday, January 12, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Molecular Recording: Capture and Storage of Data within the Genome of a Cell

Seth Shipman, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School

12:00 p.m.   Molecular Biology Seminars
A Ubiquitin Dependent Signaling Pathway Specific for Alkylation Damage Repair

Nima Mosammaparast, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, department of pathology and immunology, Washington University in St. Louis

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease

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

5:00 p.m.   Club Meetings
What's in Your Lunchbox?
Learning to Make Food Choices for Your Kids that are Healthy and Plentiful

Bridget Murphy, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E., C.D.N., director of education program administration, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone

 Monday, January 15, 2018
3:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Expanding the Druggable Proteome: Ligand and Target Discovery by Fragment-based Screening in Cells

Christopher Parker, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow, American Cancer Society Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute

 Tuesday, January 16, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Using Mesoscopic Models to Understand the Physical Behaviors of Cells and Tissues

Michael Murrell, Ph.D., assistant professor, Yale University

4:00 p.m.   Pharmacology Seminars
Unraveling the Complexities of Adipose Tissue Phenotype
Weill Cornell Medicine, Fall/Winter 2018 Pharmacology Seminar Series

Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Resnick, M.D. Assistant Professor and head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, The Rockefeller University

 Wednesday, January 17, 2018
11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Biological Consequences of Phage Exposure in Bacillus anthracis

Douglas Deutsch, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University

12:30 p.m.   Kavli Neural Systems Institute
Kavli Mini-symposium on Vision
 Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Molecular Switch Control of Nucleic-acid Processing Machines

Yann Chemla, Ph.D., professor of physics and biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Antisense Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Harnessing the Power of a Backup Gene

Adrian Krainer, Ph.D., professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Friday, January 19, 2018
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Cryo-EM of Protein and Nucleoprotein Polymers at Near-atomic Resolution

Edward Egelman, Ph.D., Harrison Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Medical School

 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Inferring a Sensory Space from Neural Responses

Vladimir Itskov, Ph.D., associate professor, Pennsylvania State University

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Ubiquitin Signals in Mitophagy

David Komander, Ph.D., group leader, division of protein and nucleic acid chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Discovery of PTP Inhibitors and Synthesis of Drug Relevant Compounds by C-H Functionalization

Jonathan Ellman, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry and professor of pharmacology, Yale University

 Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Why Nature Let Rube Goldberg Engineer the Cell's Chemical Dynamo – And Other Biophysical Insights into Molecular Machines

Daniel Zuckerman, Ph.D., professor, department of biomedical engineering, Oregon Health & Science University

 Friday, January 26, 2018
11:00 a.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia
Chromosome Biology Seminar

Yasuhiro Arimura, Ph.D., assistant professor, Waseda University, Japan, Structural and Biochemical Analyses of Nucleosomes Containing Cancer-associated Mutations and Nucleosome Binding Pioneer Transcription Factor

Yuko Sato, Ph.D., assistant professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Visualizing Histone Modification Dynamics in Living Cells Using Antibody-based Probes

 Monday, January 29, 2018
10:00 a.m.   Department and Lab Meetings
Rock lab meeting
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Mechanisms of Cellular Decision-making in Chemotaxis and the Cell Cycle

Hee Won Yang, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, department of chemical and systems biology, Stanford University

 Tuesday, January 30, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Theory of Margination in Blood and Other Multicomponent Suspensions

Michael D. Graham, Ph.D., Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

6:00 p.m.   Science and Media Lecture Series
Science and Nature Documentary Series: A Plastic Ocean
 Thursday, February 1, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
A Statistical Tour from Microbial Sequencing Data to Microbial Systems Ecology

Christian Mueller, Ph.D., project leader in computational statistics, Center for Computational Biology, Flatiron Institute

12:00 p.m.   Anderson Cancer Center Lecture Series
Identifying Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer

Alec Kimmelman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, department of radiation oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center

2:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Information Geometry and the Renormalization Group
Physics Fellow Candidate

Archishman Raju, B.S., Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University

 Friday, February 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia
Poring Over the Pore: Structural and Functional Anatomy of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Javier Fernandez Martinez, Ph.D., research associate, The Rockefeller University

2:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Electrochemical Biosensors

Ariel Furst, Ph.D., Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
RNA-programmed Genome Rearrangement and Editing in the Ciliate Oxytricha
The Joshua Lederberg Distinguished Lectureship in Molecular Genetics

Laura Landweber, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, Columbia University