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 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

 Monday, November 4, 2019
3:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Adaptive Immune Responses to Pathogens and Tumors

Matteo Iannacone, M.D., Ph.D., head, dynamics of immune responses, San Raffaele Scientific Institute

 Wednesday, November 6, 2019
1:30 p.m.   Thesis Presentations
Testing the T-loop Model of Telomeric End Protection

Leonid Timashev, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, The Rockefeller University

4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Insights and Approaches

Charles M. Rudin, M.D., Ph.D., chief, thoracic oncology service, department of medicine, joint appointee, SKI Molecular Pharmacology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Thursday, November 7, 2019
11:00 a.m.   Other Seminars
The Little Guy Rules: Non-canonical Micro RNA Regulates T cell Differentiation and Fungal Susceptibility

Peter Williamson, M.D., Ph.D., chief, translational mycology section, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Molecular Control of Organ Regeneration: Insights from Platypus, Anteaters, Bats, and Whales

Guo Huang, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of California, San Francisco

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Detection Structure and Patterns in Big Biomedical Data

Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D., assistant professor, Yale University

6:00 p.m.   Science and Media Lecture Series
Science and Nature Film Series: Earth’s Ekko
 Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Crystallography in the 21st Century: Reflections on Raj Rajashankar

Christopher Lima, Ph.D., program chair, structural biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria
The Norton Zinder Lecture

Carol A. Gross, Ph.D., professor, department of cell and tissue biology, University of California, San Francisco

 Monday, November 11, 2019
1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Signaling and Selection in Germinal Centers

Mark Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., UPMC Endowed Professor and chair, department of immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Reprogramming the Genetic Code

Jason Chin, Ph.D., programme leader, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Centre for Chemical and Synthetic Biology, University of Cambridge

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Structural Vaccinology: Toward the Development of an Effective HIV Vaccine

Kai Xu, Ph.D., project team leader, Medical Science & Computing, LLC; contractor, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Building the Embryo: Mechanisms Controlling Tissue Flows during Development

Karen Kasza, Ph.D., Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Columbia University

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Transcriptional Gradients Regulated by S1P during Angiogenesis and Organotypic Specialization

Timothy Hla, Ph.D., Patricia K. Donahoe Professor, department of surgery, investigator, vascular biology program, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

7:00 p.m.   External Events
Weill Cornell Music & Medicine: Fall Concert
 Thursday, November 14, 2019
2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
2nd Annual Single Cell Research Initiative Symposium

Alexander Rudensky, Ph.D., chair, immunology program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Linas Mazutis, Ph.D., head, single cell research initiative, Sloan Kettering Institute

Thomas Norman, Ph.D., assistant member, computational and systems biology program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Thomas Vierbuchen, Ph.D., assistant member, developmental biology program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Scott Lowe, Ph.D., chair, cancer biology and genetics program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Andrienne Boire, M.D., Ph.D., assistant attending, human oncology and pathogensis program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Friday, November 15, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
How a Ubiquitin-like Protein Brings Ubiquitylation to Life
The William H. Stein Memorial Lecture

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., director and scientific member, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

4:00 p.m.   Science Outreach
RockEDU Presents
 Monday, November 18, 2019
10:30 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
CRISPR-Cas13 Immunity: Sacrificing the Host for the Population

Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D., professor, Laboratory of Bacteriology, The Rockefeller University

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Unravelling Antigen Presentation Pathways in Diabetic Autoimmunity

Emil Unanue, M.D., Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor, department of pathology and immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

4:00 p.m.   Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Inferring Gene Regulatory Dynamics from Single-cell Data

Erik van Nimwegen, Ph.D., professor, University of Basel

4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Nascent Protein Selection and Triage at the Ribosome

Shu-ou Shan, Ph.D., professor, division of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology

 Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00 a.m.   Academic Symposia
The Joshua Lederberg–John von Neumann Symposium: Towards Quantitative Biology

10:00 a.m.: Paul Falkowski, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources, Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, Board of Governors Professor and Founding Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University, Primary Productivity of the Planet

11:15 a.m.: Ron Milo, Ph.D., associate professor, department of plant and environmental sciences, The Charles and Louise Gartner Professional Chair, Weizmann Institute of Science, The Biomass Distribution on Earth

1:30 p.m.: Alexander Petroff, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of physics, Clark University, Structure and Dynamics of Microbial Ecosystems in Sediment

2:30 p.m.: Uma Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., associate professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences; senior fellow, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, Tigers in the 21st Century: Survival or Extinction?

4:00 p.m.: Mark Vellend, Ph.D., professor, department of biology, Université de Sherbrooke, Biodiversity Change During the Anthropocene

11:00 a.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Multi-scale Mechano-pharmacology for Treating Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases

Paolo Decuzzi, senior researcher and professor of bioengineering, director, Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine, Italian Institute of Technology

6:30 p.m.   Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
2019 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
An International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women in Biomedical Research

Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D., David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University

 Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:30 p.m.   MSKCC President's Research Seminar
Fundamental Roles of Chromatin Loop Extrusion in V(D)J and IgH Class Switch Recombination

Frederick Alt, Ph.D., director, program in cellular and molecular medicine, Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

7:30 p.m.   The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Michelle Bradley with Ken Noda
Soprano, piano
 Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:30 a.m.   Thesis Presentations
Sympathy for the Microbiota: How Gut Microbes Influence Mammalian Physiology through the Sympathetic Nervous System

Paul Muller, graduate fellow, Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology, The Rockefeller University

12:00 p.m.   Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Ultra-large Library Docking to Discover New Chemotypes with New Biology

Brian Shoichet, Ph.D., professor, department of pharmaceutical chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

1:30 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Lung Cancer Evolution, Genome Doubling and Immune Evasion: Insights from TRACERx

Charles Swanton, Ph.D., MBPhD, FMedSci, FRS, professor, Francis Crick Institute

2:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Mapping Nutrient Utilization of T Cells In Vivo: Implication for Immunity

Russell Jones, Ph.D., professor, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, program lead, metabolic and nutritional programming, Van Andel Research Institute

8:00 p.m.   Harvey Society
From Mice to Molecules: Adaptation to Novel Habitats

Hopi E. Hoesktra, Ph.D., professor, department of organismic and evolutionary biology, department of molecular and cellular biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Friday, November 22, 2019
3:45 p.m.   Friday Lecture Series
Understanding the Brain's Model of the External World

Loren Frank, Ph.D., professor, department of physiology, Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Tuesday, November 26, 2019
4:00 p.m.   Other Tri-Institutional Events
Protein-DNA and Peptide-DNA Nanotechnology

Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Ph.D., assistant professor, school of molecular sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe

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