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 Monday, April 2, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Cell, Epi, and Genetic Approaches to Disease and Aging

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Ph.D., professor, Gene Expression Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Tuesday, April 3, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Wisdom of Hives and Mounds: Collective Problem Solving by Super-organisms

Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Ph.D., Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, professor of physics, Harvard University

 Friday, April 6, 2018
12:00 p.m.   Cell Biology Seminars
Cell Fate Decisions in Pancreatic Tumor Initiation

Rohit Chandwani, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Integrating Actin Dynamics and Adhesion in Cell Migration and Immune Function

Clare Waterman, Ph.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator, Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics, director, Cell Biology and Physiology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

5:00 p.m.   Science and Media Lecture Series
Climate Day of Action Tile Decorating
 Monday, April 9, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Attacking the Surface-ome in Cancer

James Wells, Ph.D., Harry and Dianna Hind Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, department of pharmaceutical chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

 Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Evolution in Drosophila

Laura Seeholzer, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

2:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Control of Salmonella Virulence by Microbiota-Derived Short-Chain Fatty Acids

Zhenrun Jerry Zhang, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis, The Rockefeller University

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
The Fast and the Furious: Mechanics and Dynamics of Rapid Cell Motility

Julie Theriot, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University

 Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 p.m.   Academic Symposia
Kavli Mini-symposium
1:00 p.m.   Academic Symposia
Kavli Mini-symposium on Neuromodulation

Margo Herre, biomedical fellow, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

Shay Stern, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate, Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

Kun Li, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University

7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Imani Winds
 Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
A Role for PI31-mediated Proteasome Regulation in Proteostasis and Neuronal Health

Sandra Jones, graduate fellow, Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University

 Friday, April 13, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Cell Death and Ubiquitin in Inflammation and Cancer

Henning Walczak, Ph.D., professor, head of department of cancer biology, scientific director of the Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre, University College London Cancer Institute

10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Two Small GTPases Mediate Engulfment and Clearance Following Linker Cell-type Death

Lena Kutscher, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, The Rockefeller University

2:00 p.m.   External Events
The Scientific Publishing Industry: Editors' Perspectives

Nidhi Bansal, editor-in-chief, Cancer Reports, Wiley

Alejandro Montenegro, deputy editor, Health Science Reports, Wiley

Shachi Bhatt, scientific editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Rockefeller University Press

Tim Spencer, deputy editor, Journal of Cell Biology, Rockefeller University Press

Moderator: Natalia Ortuzar, associate editorial director, Wiley

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
The 17th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay in Human Health and Disease

Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester

 Monday, April 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Protein Folding in the Cell: Role of Molecular Chaperones in Health and Disease

Ulrich Hartl, M.D., professor and director, department of cellular biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

 Tuesday, April 17, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
After the Resolution Revolution: What's Next in Cryo-EM?

Nikolaus Grigorieff, Ph.D., group leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
From Patterns to Function in Dryland Ecosystems

Ehud Meron, Ph.D., professor, Ben-Gurion University

4:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Chromatin Context-dependent Regulation of Histone Demethylases

Danica Fujimori, Ph.D., associate professor, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology, department of pharmaceutical chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

6:30 p.m.   Lewis Thomas Prize
Communicating Science through the Arts: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves

Kip S. Thorne, Ph.D., recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics; Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

 Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:30 p.m.   Neuroscience Seminar Series
Refreshments for Seminar
3:00 p.m.   Neuroscience Seminar Series
Neural Mechanisms of Leg Proprioception and Motor Control in Drosophila

John Tuthill, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Washington

 Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Proton-coupled Biological Ion Transport and Protein-Ligand Binding

Jana Shen, Ph.D., associate professor, department of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Dopaminergic Modulation of Sensorimotor Processing in Drosophila

Raphael Cohn, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
High Resolution View of Lipopolysaccharid Transport Driven by ABC Transporters

Maofu Liao, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School

5:30 p.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia
NYC R/Bioconductor Meeting
8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
The Inflammatory Reflex: A Neuroscience Mechanism to Control Inflammation and Immunity

Kevin J. Tracey, M.D., president and CEO, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

 Friday, April 20, 2018
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Clues to Mechanisms of RNA Splicing and Retrotransposition from Ancient Group II Introns
The Jerry A. Weisbach Memorial Lecture

Anna Marie Pyle, Ph.D., William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, professor of chemistry, Yale University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Monday, April 23, 2018
1:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
How Stem Cells Juggle Lineage Choice: Integrated Signaling Effectors Drive Chromatin Dynamics

Hanseul Yang, graduate fellow, Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University

 Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 a.m.   Other Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia
Uncovering the Biological Mysteries of the Neglected Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium vivax

Laurent RĂ©nia, Ph.D., executive director, Singapore Immunology Network

3:30 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
The Mathematics of Biomedical and Biophysical Imaging
Peter H. Sellers Lecture

Leslie Greengard, Ph.D., director, Center for Computational Biology, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation; Silver Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU

 Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Characterization of a Novel Complex Implicated in the Initiation of Apoptosis

Thomas Hsiao, graduate fellow, Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University

1:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Lessons from a Host-Pathogen Interface: How Surface Coat Dynamics and Protein Modifications Help T. brucei Evade the Host Antibody Response

Jason Pinger, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University

3:00 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Making Ribosomes: Biochemical and Structural Studies of Early Ribosome Biogenesis in Yeast

Malik Chaker-Margot, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, The Rockefeller University

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich, Ph.D., professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Expanding the Druggable Genome

Deepak Nijhawan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, departments of internal medicine and biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Tracing Lineage and Cell Differentiation at Single Cell Resolution

Allon Klein, Ph.D., assistant professor of systems biology, Harvard University

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Termination of Translation in Bacteria and Eukaryotes

Venki Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., group leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

 Wednesday, May 2, 2018
11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
The Black Sheep of the APOBEC/AID Family: Studies on the “Orphan” Deaminase APOBEC2

Linda Molla, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University

3:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Lessening the Limits of Hearing: Homeostatic Enhancement of Sensory Transduction by Hair Bundles

Andrew Milewski, biomedical fellow, Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University

 Thursday, May 3, 2018
10:00 a.m.   Other Meetings
Functional Data Analysis for High Dimensional Data
Biostatistics Solutions Talk

Jeff Goldsmith, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics, Columbia University

10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Power of ONE: Immunology in the Age of Single Cell Genomics

Ido Amit, Ph.D., professor, department of immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Friday, May 4, 2018
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Impact of Mu Opioid Receptor Variant and Sex Differences on Oxycodone Reward and Brain Stress Systems

Devon Collins, graduate fellow, Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, The Rockefeller University

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
How the Immune System Sculpts Brain Circuitry

Beth Stevens, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology, Harvard University; research associate in neurobiology, Boston Children's Hospital