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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, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM

 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
10:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Hybridization in Ants

Ian Butler, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

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

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

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

 Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Computational Biology and the Microbiome: Discovery and Prediction for Microbe-based Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Georg Gerber, Ph.D., assistant professor, Harvard 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
10:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Strategies to Expand the GPCR-RAMP Interactome

Emily Lorenzen, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction, The Rockefeller University

12:30 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

1:00 p.m.   Other Seminars
Brain-Computer Interfaces for Basic Science

Byron Yu, Ph.D., professor, electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering, Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Protecting the Genome by Homologous Recombination: Roles of the BRCA2 Tumor Suppressor

Maria Jasin, Ph.D., member, developmental biology program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 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

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Microbes under Pressure

Oskar Hallatschek, Ph.D., associate professor, University of California, Berkeley

8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
Modifying My Career in Pursuit of Histone Secrets: A Tale about Tails and More

C. David Allis, Ph.D., Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, The Rockefeller University

 Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
A Network Approach to Understanding miRNA Regulation in Adipose Tissue

Sean O'Connor, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, The Rockefeller University

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

 Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 a.m.   Other Community Events
Open House New York Tours
 Sunday, October 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.   Other Community Events
Open House New York Tours
 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

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
NK Cell Activation and Desensitization: Mobilizing the cGAS-STING Pathway and Cytokines for NK-Mediated Immunotherapy of Cancer

David Raulet, Ph.D., professor, Schekman Chair in Cancer Biology, director, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative, professor of immunology and pathogenesis, University of California, Berkeley

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

 Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Targeting Sodium Channels for the Treatment of Pain

Nieng Yan, Ph.D., Shirley M. Tilghman Professor of Molecular Biology, department of molecular biology, Princeton 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
1:15 p.m.   Other Special Events
Mini-Symposium Celebrating the Life of Mitchell Feigenbaum

Torsten Wiesel, M.D., president emeritus, The Rockefeller University, Introductory Remarks

William Bialek, Ph.D., John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, Princeton University, Searching for Simplicity—The Lessons of Period Doubling

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Ph.D., professor emeritus, The University of Geneva, Feigenbaum's Work on Optics, Vision, and Evolution

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Circadian and Epigenetic Regulation of Hybrid Vigor

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

 Monday, October 28, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Roles of EPAC1 in Vascular Remodeling and Proliferative Vascular Diseases

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center

2:00 p.m.   Other Lectures and Symposia
A Travel in Nobel Archives: Nobel Prizes and Discoveries on Cancer

Erling Norrby, M.D., Ph.D., professor, The Center for the History of Science, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; vice chairman, J. Craig Venter Institute

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

Christoph A. Haselwandter, Ph.D., associate professor, physics, astronomy, biological sciences, University of Southern California

2:30 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

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
A Single-cell View of Microbial Activity in the Dark Ocean

Anne Dekas, Ph.D., assistant professor, Stanford University

7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman
Violin, piano
 Thursday, October 31, 2019
11:00 a.m.   Other Lectures and Symposia
Dominant-negative IL6ST Mutations in Patients with Hyper-IgE Syndrome

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
11:00 a.m.   Other Lectures and Symposia
The Regulation of the Proteasome and Mitochondria by Fbxo7 in Parkinson’s Disease

Heike Laman, Ph.D., director of studies for pathology and genetics, Clare College, University of Cambridge

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, Paris-Sud University, University of 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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