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 Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Spontaneity and Precision in the Drosophila Central Nervous System

Bennett Ferris, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, The Rockefeller University

 Thursday, May 2, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Distinct Populations of Layer 5b Pyramidal Neurons in the Primary Motor Cortex

Maria Vicky Moya, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University

12:00 p.m.   Anderson Cancer Center Lecture Series
Nuclear Mechanobiology in Cancer Cell Migration

Jan Lammerding, Ph.D., associate professor, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering/Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, Cornell University

 Friday, May 3, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Can Ancient DNA Reveal What Makes Us Human?
The Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture

Beth Shapiro, D.Phil, professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, associate director, UCSC Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz; professor and investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Monday, May 6, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
How Does Information Cross the Cell Membrane? Atomic-level Mechanisms of GPCRs, Channels, and Transporters

Ron Dror, Ph.D., associate professor, Stanford University

 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Drive to Survive: In Vitro, In Vivo, and In Silico Studies of Generalized Arousal and Locomotor Drive

Adele Bubnys, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Ribosome Dynamics Captured by Deep Sequencing and Deep Learning

Liana Lareau, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley

4:00 p.m.   Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
RNA Modifications: Their Function and Role in Cancer

Tony Kouzarides, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci, director, The Milner Institute, deputy director, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Power of Chemoselectivity: Functional Protein-Conjugates for Intra- and Extracellular Targeting

Christian Hackenberger, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin

 Thursday, May 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
A Stress-induced tRNA Depletion Response Mediates Codon-based Translational Repression and Growth Suppression

Doowon Huh, biomedical fellow, The Rockefeller University

4:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Gene Machine: A Conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan
Nobel Laureates Venki Ramakrishnan and Harold Varmus sit down to discuss Ramakrishnan’s newly published book, Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.

Venki Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., group leader and joint head, structural studies division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

 Friday, May 10, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Complex Regulation of Interferon-dependent Signaling in Cancer and Infectious Disease
Cancer Biology Lecture

George R. Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Scientist, department of cancer biology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

 Tuesday, May 14, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Moving with the Mushroom Body: Representations of Reward and Movement in Drosophila Dopaminergic Neurons

Aryeh Zolin, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Chemotaxis: Linking Cell Shape, Behavior, and Strategy

Robert Endres, Ph.D., university reader (associate professor), Imperial College London

6:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
L.E.K. networking event
7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
New York Chamber Soloists
 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
11:30 a.m.   Other Seminars
Communication and cognition in a tolerant society: evidence from wild Guinea baboons

Julia Fischer, Ph.D., professor, head of the cognitive ethology laboratory, German Primate Center (Goettingen, Germany)

 Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
A Chemical Biological Approach to Understanding Infection

Deborah Hung, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Broad Institute, departments of microbiology and immunobiology and of medicine, Harvard Medical School, department of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Monday, May 20, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Mechanisms of Evasion: Anti-tumor Immune Suppression and tRNA Dependent Growth in Cancer Metastasis

Lisa Noble, biomedical fellow, Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University

 Tuesday, May 21, 2019
2:00 p.m.   Other Special Events
Rethinking Autism and Animal Models: A Systems Perspective
Rockefeller Inclusive Science Initiative Guest Lecture

André Fenton, Ph.D., professor, New York University

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
An Alternative View of What Neural Circuits May Be Doing

Christian Machens, Ph.D., principal investigator, Champalimaud Foundation

4:00 p.m.   Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Protein and Small Molecule Engineering towards a Programmable Chromatin Landscape

Kabirul Islam, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

 Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
RNA Therapies for Metastatic Cancers

Bruce Zetter, Ph.D., Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Harvard Medical School

 Friday, May 24, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Using Global Proteomics to Discover New Anti-TB Pathways of Macrophages
The Norton Zinder Lecture

Jeffery Cox, Ph.D., C.H. Li Endowed Chair of Biochemistry and Endocrinology; Faculty Director, Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases; professor of molecular and cell biology, University of California, San Francisco

 Tuesday, May 28, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Mechanics of Gastrulation: The Forces That Shape the Early Avian Embryo

Francis Corson, Ph.D., French National Centre for Scientific Research, researcher, École Normale Supérieure

 Friday, May 31, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Structural Biology in situ: The Promise and Challenges of Cryo-Electron Tomography
The Jerry A. Weisbach Memorial Lecture

Wolfgang Baumeister, Ph.D., director of molecular structural biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

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