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Tuesday, January 24

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: "What is new? The paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus: a structure to be included in the core circuit that controls drug-seeking behavior"
Speaker: Remi Martin-Fardon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, TSRI
Host: Hollis Cline, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

Wednesday, January 25

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Distinguished CMBAG Lecture: "Structure and dynamics of the human transcription initiation machinery"
Speaker: Eva Nogales, Ph.D., HHMI Investigator & Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D. & Gabriel Lander, Ph.D.
Sponsor: CMBAG (Cell & Molecular Biology Affinity Group)
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, January 26

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Structural Characterization of HIV-1 Env with Small Molecule HIV Entry Inhibitors and Germline Precursors of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies
Speaker: Marie Pancera, Ph.D., The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, January 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: "The Wiring Logic of the Peripheral Taste System"
Speaker: Lindsey Macpherson, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Host: Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Conformations and Dynamics of Protein Molecular Recognition
Speaker: Megan Thielges, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Indiana University
Host: Floyd Romesberg, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Monday, January 30

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: "MicroRNAs - The master regulators of neural network development"
Speaker: Giordano Lippi, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Dept. of Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
Host: Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

Tuesday, January 31

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: "Coupling Sensation to Action in the Olfactory System"
Speaker: Sandeep Robert Datta, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Host: Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer
Speaker: Kun-Liang Guan, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Cancer Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, February 2

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Modulating Vaccine Immunity Against Infections and Tumors with Chemically Programmable Polymers Nanoparticles and TLR 7/8 ligands
Speaker: Robert Seder, M.D., Chief, Cellular Immunology Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, February 3

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Title: The 28th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium
Speakers:

  • George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health: “What the Neurobiology of Addiction Tells Us about the Neurobiology of Emotion”
  • Melanie S. Sanford, Ph.D., Moses Gomberg Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan: “Development and Applications of New Fluorination Methods”
  • Ronald T. Raines, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison: “Diazo Compounds: Versatile Tools for Chemical Biology”
  • Tadhg Begley, Ph.D., D.H.R. Barton Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University: “New Catalytic Motifs in Flavoenzymology”

Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D. and Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Monday, February 6

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Computer-Aided Discovery of Enzyme Inhibitors
Speaker: William L. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University
Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dept. of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Tuesday, February 7

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: "Neural Circuits and Molecular Mechanisms for Pain Perception and Opioid Analgesia”
Speaker: Greg Scherrer, Ph.D., Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine
Host: Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series at TSRI
Location: DNC Auditorium

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Title: The Bernard Fields Lectures on Microbial Pathogenesis
Speakers:

  • Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD: “Real-Time Insights into Regulation and Function of Pathogen-Specific Immunity”
  • Herbert W. Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO: “Role of Autophagy and Autophagy Genes in Inflammation and Immunity”

Host: Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D.
Sponsor: Bernard Fields Memorial Lecture Fund, The Ray A. & Robert L. Kroc Lecture fund, & the Pathogenesis Affinity Group
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: Clinical Implications of Gene Mutations in MDS
Speaker: Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Cancer Affinity Group
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Faculty Lecture Series: "Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve the Therapeutic Index"
Speaker: Laura Bohn, Ph.D., Professor, Depts. of Molecular Therapeutics & Neuroscience, Scripps Florida
Sponsor: TSRI Faculty Lecture Series
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, February 10

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: The Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture
Speakers:

  • Valentina Molteni, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Chemistry, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation: “Pan-Kinetoplastid Growth Inhibitors: Towards One Cure For Multiple Diseases”
  • Scott Miller, Ph.D., Irénée Du Pont Professor of Chemistry, Yale University: “Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments”

Host: Ryan Shenvi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, February 16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Richard Flavell, Ph.D. FRS, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, HHMI
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, February 17

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: Building Structural Complexity via Tandem Catalytic Transformations: Total Syntheses of Bioactive Macrolides and Terpenes
Speaker: Mingji Dai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, February 23

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: THE 2017 FRANK J. DIXON MEMORIAL LECTURE: "Cellular competition, surveillance and fitness of normal, virus-infected and malignant B cells"
Speaker: Klaus Rajewsky, M.D., Head, Immune Regulation and Cancer Group, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The 2017 Frank Dixon Memorial Lecture
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Friday, February 24

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: The Larry Parsons Seminar Series: "Dissecting the role of the extended amygdala in emotional behavior"
Speaker: Thomas Kash, Ph.D., John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Alcohol Studies, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Mike Taffe, Ph.D.
Sponsor: TSRI Addiction Affinity Group
Location: SP3040, first floor conference room

Tuesday, February 28

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: Functionally Delineating Oncogenic States and the Search for Novel Treatment Options
Speaker: Pablo Tamayo, Ph.D., Co-Director Genomics & Computational Biology, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The CANCER AFFINITY GROUP
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, March 2

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Ye Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, March 9

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Emergence of Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Americas
Speaker: Scott C. Weaver, Ph.D., Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections & Immunity; Director, Institute for Human Infections & Immunity; Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory; University of Texas Medical Branch
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, March 16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D., Center for Immunology, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Friday, March 17

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Chemistry Distinguished Lecture Series: TBA
Speaker: Stephen L. Buchwald, Ph.D., Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, MIT
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Monday, March 20

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Chemistry Distinguished Lecture Series: TBA
Speaker: Scott Denmark, Ph.D., Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Thursday, March 23

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA
Speaker: Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, March 30

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: An Outbreak of Ebola in the Lassa Fever Zone
Speaker: Robert F. Garry, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science
Location: MBB - THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

Thursday, May 4

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Chemistry Distinguished Lecture Series: "The Discovery and Development of Lipitor: Would anyone make this molecule today?"
Speaker: Bruce Roth, Ph.D., Vice President of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech
Sponsor: TSRI Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Location: Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Green Hospital

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