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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:00 p.m.   Other Seminars
Life Slows Down with More Cortical Neurons: Implications for Health and Cognition
Rockefeller Inclusive Science Initiative (RiSI) Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, associate director for communications, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Optimal Coding Strategies in the Peripheral Olfactory Systems: Compressed Sensing for an Array of Nonlinear Olfactory Receptor Neurons with and without Spontaneous Activity

Yuhai Tu, Ph.D., permanent research staff member, manager, IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center

 Wednesday, October 2, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
The Role of Adipocytes in the Tumor Microenvironment in Obesity-driven Breast Cancer Progression

Sarah Ackerman, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, The Rockefeller University

 Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:30 p.m.   Science and Media Lecture Series
The Serengeti Rules: A Screening and Discussion with Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll, Ph.D., Balo and Simon Endowed Chair, University of Maryland; vice president for science education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Dark Side of the Genome: Y Chromosomes, Centromeres, and Repetitive DNA

Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Friday, October 4, 2019
11:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Kappa opioid receptor agonists: relationships between in vitro signaling and in vivo behavior

Amelia Dunn, graduate fellow, Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, The Rockefeller University

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Butterfly Spots and Rattlesnake Tales: The Evolution of Novelty
The Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture

Sean Carroll, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Andrew and Mary Balo and Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair of Biology, University of Maryland; Vice President for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Monday, October 7, 2019
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
A Fantastic Voyage into the Cell: Control and Consequences of the Crowded Cell Interior

Liam Holt, Ph.D., assistant professor, New York University

 Friday, October 11, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
The Genetics and Epigenetics of Rett Syndrome
The Joshua Lederberg Distinguished Lectureship in Molecular Genetics

Adrian Bird, Ph.D., Buchanan Professor of Genetics, The University of Edinburgh

 Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Storage and Retrieval of Developmental Epigenetic Memory

Ramesh Shivdasani, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

 Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Decreasing Tension and Increasing Sweetness: What Aids Macrophage Tissue Invasion

Daria Siekhaus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute of Science and Technology Austria

12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Metabolism Revisited

Joshua D. Rabinowitz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

3:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Harvey Lecture Society
3:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Harvey Lecture Society
 Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Oncogenic Rag GTPase Signaling Links Cellular Nutrients with the Lymphoma Microenvironment

Alejo Efeyan, Ph.D., Group Leader, Metabolism and Cell Signaling Lab, Spanish National Cancer Research Center

12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Specific Outputs from Promiscuous Chromatin Remodeling Machines

Jeffrey McKnight, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, University of Oregon, Institute of Molecular Biology

 Monday, October 21, 2019
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Cell Signaling, Systems-based Pharmacology, and the Future of Precision Cancer Medicine

Michael B. Yaffe, Ph.D., director, MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine, David H. Koch Professor in Science, professor of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Prebiotic Origins of RNA and the Emergence of the RNA

Jack Szostak, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 Thursday, October 24, 2019
11:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Molecular Architecture of Lineage Allocation and Tissue Organization in Early Mouse Embryo

Naihe Jing, Ph.D., professor, principal investigator, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Determinants of the Toxicity of a Double-Stranded DNA Break

Rene Medema, Ph.D., M.Sc., Scientific Director, Chairman Board of Directors, Netherlands Cancer Institute

 Friday, October 25, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series

Z. Jeffrey Chen, Ph.D., D. J. Sibley Centennial Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, department of molecular biosciences, University of Texas at Austin

 Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Force-sensing through ion channels

Christoph A. Haselwandter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Reimagining Druggability Using Chemoproteomic Platforms

Daniel Nomura, Ph.D., professor, departments of nutritional sciences and toxicology, chemistry, molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Alexi Kenney
 Thursday, October 31, 2019
11:00 a.m.   Other Lectures and Symposia
Vivien Béziat - talk

Vivien Béziat, Ph.D., Researcher, Insitut Imagine, Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
The Making of an Organ—A Roadmap towards Pancreatic Islet Formation

Nadav Sharon, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Melton Laboratory, department of stem cell and regenerative biology, Harvard University

 Friday, November 1, 2019
12:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Domesticated Transposases and NHEJ at Work During Developmentally Programmed DNA Elimination in Paramecium

Mireille Betermier, Ph.D., Doctor, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) – CEA, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Universite Paris-Saclay

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
The Cellular Basis for Somatosensation and Pain
The Nicholson Lecture

Patrik Ernfors, Ph.D., professor of tissue biology, Karolinska Institutet

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