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 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

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