University Lecture Series – Spring 2016

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: NB2.101 Excellence in Education Auditorium

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

Date

Speaker

Title

Sponsor

01/06

Jef D. Boeke, Ph.D.
Dir., Inst. for Systems Genetics
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Langone University

Synthesizing Chromosomes from Scratch

Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor - Molecular Biology
Kathryn O’Donnell, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor – Molecular Biology

01/13

Scott W. Lowe, Ph.D.
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
& Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tumor Suppressor and Tumor Maintenance Genes

Kathryn O’Donnell, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Molecular Biology

1/20

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Signals and Blockers in Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Transport

Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Biology

1/27

Eric Gouaux, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Senior Scientist of Neuroscience & Structural Biology
Vollum Institute of Oregon Health & Science University

Signaling at Chemical Synapses: Principles of Architecture and  Mechanism

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Professor – Pharmacology
Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor - Neuroscience

02/03

Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D.
Chair, Pharmaceutical Science
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Pharmacogenetic Tests: Moving from Discovery to Clinical Implementation Southwestern Medical Foundation’s Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, WISMAC
02/10

Brenda A. Schulman, Ph.D.
Co- Leader, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, HHMI Investigator
St. Jude Children’s Research

Twists & Turns in Ubiquitin Transfer Cascades

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

02/17

Karl Deisseroth, Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering
& Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Integrated Brainwide Structural and Functional Analysis

Graduate Student Organization
Wayne Doyle, President

02/24

Marlene Rabinovitch, M.D.
Dir. of Research, Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease & Cardiology
Stanford University

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Impaired Response to DNA Damage in Pulmonary Hypertension

Postdoctoral Association at
UT Southwestern

Irina Filonova, President

03/02 TBA PDA Award Winner
03/09

Michael Rosbash, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator,
Professor, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
Brandeis University

TBA

Carla B. Green, Ph.D.
Professor
Neuroscience

03/16

Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D.
Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Medicine. Professor, Structural Biology
Stanford University

TBA

Xin Liu, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

03/23

Scott D. Emr, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics
Dir. of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Cornell University

Sorting Out Membrane Traffic to the Lysosome: Ubiquitin, ESCRTs and Protein Quality Control Systems

Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Physiology

03/30

Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Molecular Biology & Genetics
John Hopkins University

Curing HIV Infection: Recent Progress and Remaining Obstacles

S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Professorship
Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology

04/06

Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University

TBA

Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Bioinformatics

04/13

Liqun Luo, Ph.D.
HHMI INVESTIGATOR, Dev. Biology, Neuroscience
Stanford University

Organization and Assembly of Neural Circuits

Julian Meeks, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Neuroscience

04/20

Carol W. Greider, Ph.D.
Daniel Nathans Professor and Dir.
Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics
John Hopkins School of Medicine

TBA

Chilton Foundation Annual Lecture
Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry

04/27

James E. Ferrell, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical & Systems Biology
Professor, Biochemistry
Stanford University

TBA

Rupert E. Billingham Lectureship in Cell Biology
Sandra Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology

05/04

Jef DeBrabander, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry
UT Southwestern

TBA

Philip Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor
Physiology

05/11

Tak W. Mak, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Canada, University of Toronto

TBA

George E. Peacock Lecture
James Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology

05/25 TBA Nominata Lecture

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