University Lecture Series – Fall 2015

The University Lecture Series (ULS) brings prominent scientists and speakers to UT Southwestern Medical Center to enhance the intellectual climate of the Medical Center community.

Time: 4 p.m. Wednesdays
Location: D1.600 Zale Lecture Hall

For more information, call 214-648-0734
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University Lecture Series Video Library

DateSpeakerTitle/ResearchHost
09/09

James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology
HHMI Investigator
MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities

Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology

09/16

Laura L. Kiessling, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry; 
Director, Keck Center for Chemical Genomics
University of Wisconsin, Madison

TBA

Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry 

09/23

Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics,Neuroscience, and Ophthalmology; HHMI Investigator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

X-Chromosone Inactivation, Color Vision and the Female Advantage

Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neuroscience 

09/30

Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
HHMI Investigator

Engineering the Cancer Genome

Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology

10/07

Marc W. Kirschner, Ph.D.
Professor and founding Chair,
Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

TBA

Sandra L. Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology 
10/14

James R. Downing, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Molecular Pathology of Pediatric Cancer: Lessons Learned from DNA Sequence Analysis and their Clinical Implications

Center for Translational Medicine
Robert D. Toto, Ph.D., Director 

10/21

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Founding Scientist and President
Chief Scientific Officer
Regeneron Laboratories

TBA

Medical Scientist Training Program

Nicole Vernardo, Student Host

10/28

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Ph.D.
Director, Microbial Sciences Institute
HHMI Investigator
Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University

TBA

Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology 

Sandra L. Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology 

11/04

Kun-Liang Guan, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego

TBA

Alvin Taurog Lecturship in Pharmacology

David G. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Pharmacology

11/11

TBA

TBA

The Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Lecturship in Physiology

James, Stull, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Physiology 

11/18

James E. Rothman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology
Professor of Chemistry
Yale School of Medicine

TBA

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Pharmacology 

11/25

Holiday Week - No Lecture

12/02

Dr. Lewis L. Lanier
Chair, Microbiology and Immunolgy
Professor
Yale School of Medicine 

Natural Killer Cells Remember

The Dr. Michael Bennett Lecture in Immunopathology

James S. Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology 

12/09

Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Professor
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

TBA

Massimo Attansio, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development 

12/16

Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
HHMI Investigator
New York University School of Medicine

TBA

Michael Buszczak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology

12/23

Holiday Week - No Lecture


Carla B. Green, Ph.D., Chair
University Lecture Series 2015–2016