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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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


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

Carbohydrate-Binding Proteins as Microbial Detectors

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


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-Chromosome Inactivation, Color Vision and the Female Advantage

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


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.
Department of Molecular Biology


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

The Origin of Specificity in Ubiquitylation and Proteasome Mediated Degradation

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

Dwight Towler, M.D., Ph.D.
J.D. and Maggie E. Wilson Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Research
Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory
UT Southwestern Medical Center 

Wnt Signaling and the ABC's of Arteriosclerotic Disease in Metabolic Syndrome

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


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

Building a Better Biotech: The Regeneron Story

Medical Scientist Training Program

Nicole Varnado, Student Host


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

Spindle-less DNA segregation and cell size control

Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology 

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


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

The Hippo Pathway in Cell Growth, Organ Size, and Tumorigenesis

Alvin Taurog Lectureship in Pharmacology

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


Feng Zang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, MIT 
Core Faculty Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard 

Development and Applications for CRISP-Cas for Genome Editing

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

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


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

On the Logic of Golgi’s Apparatus – Continuous Purification of Proteins in the Cell

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


Holiday Week - No Lecture


Dr. Lewis L. Lanier
Chair, Microbiology and Immunology
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 


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

Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?

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


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

Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Inheritance and Function in Germ Line Stem Cells

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


Holiday Week - No Lecture

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