University Lecture Series – Spring 2014

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 214-633-1319.


Lila Gierasch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chemistry
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Allosteric Mechanism of the Hsp70 Molecular Machine

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biophysics
Professor, Depts. of Biochemistry and Green Center for Systems Biology


Cancelled - No Lecture 


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

Meeting is cancelled due to bad weather on the East Coast.

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


Melissa J. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Pharmacology;  HHMI
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assembly and Dynamics of the Uber Complex RNPs

Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology


Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Medical Genetics
Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program
Director, John Ritter Research Program
University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Genetic Basis of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections: Identifying Molecular Pathways and Gene-Based Management

Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC)
Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Naomi Winick, M.D.

Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI; Chief, Division of Genetics
Children’s Hospital Boston
Professor of Neurology

Somatic Mutation and Genomic Diversity in Human Cerebral Cortex Medical Scientist Training Program
Victor Salinas & Nikhil Madhusudhan, Student Co-Hosts 

Harmit S. Malik, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Member, Basic Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Genetic Conflicts: The Usual Suspects and Beyond

Graduate Student Organization
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lauren Luethy, President


Kenneth M. Yamada, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Chief, Lab. of Cell & Developmental Biology
Natl. Inst. of Dental & Craniofacial Research

New Dimensions in Cell-Matrix Interactions and Tissue Morphogenesis Postdoctoral Association at UT Southwestern
03/05 Postdoctoral Award Winner To Be Announced Postdoctoral Association at UT Southwestern

Stanley M. Lemon, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Center for Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chasing Hepatitis C: MicroRNAs, Lipid Peroxidation, and Emerging Therapies

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



Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Scientific Director
National Human Genome Research Institute National Institute of Health

Horror Autoinflammaticus: The Molecular Pathophysiology of Autoinflammatory Disease

Convergence Day Keynote Address
Bruce Beutler, Ph.D., Professor
Center for Genetics of Host Defense


Daniel J. Finley, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Regulation of Proteasome Activity by Ubiquitin Chain Editing

George N. DeMartino, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology



Ruth E. Levine, M.D.
Clarence Ross Miller Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Undergraduate Education
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Team-Based Learning In Health Science Education

Southwestern Academy of Teachers

Joseph P. Albanesi, Ph.D., Chair
04/09 Danesh Moazed, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator

Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Regulation of Gene Expression and Chromatin Structure by Noncoding RNA

Yi Liu, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology


Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Life at the Single Molecule Level: Single Cell Genomics

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


Zena Werb, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Of Mice and Women: How Studying Mammary Cell Biology Informs Us About Breast Cancer

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


Benjamin Cravatt, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute

To Be Announced

Yihong Wan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology


Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D., FRSC
Senior Scientist and Director
Regenerative  Medicine Program
Professor, Dept.  of Medicine
University of Ottawa

Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Commitment

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

05/14 Nominata Forum

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Chair, University Lecture Series 2013-2014

ULS on Google Calendar

ULS Video Library 

The intention of this video repository is to allow students, postdoctoral students, faculty, and interested employees of UT Southwestern who have been unable to attend the original lecture to watch these University Lecture Series presentations at a later date. Access to this site is restricted to the intranet and VPN. Any recordings accessible through hyperlinks within this page are to be used for educational purposes by current employees of UT Southwestern ONLY.