University Lecture Series – Fall 2017

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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09/13 Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, Ph.D.
Professor of Pacific Biosciences Research Center
University of Hawaii, Manoa
“Partner Recognition in Animal Bacterial Symbiosis”

Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology

09/20  No Lecture Scheduled    

Jonathan S. Weissman, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Cellular Molecular and Pharmacology
UC San Francisco School of Medicine

“Globally Monitoring Translation In Space And Time With Ribosome Profiling”

Graduate Student Organization
President – Carlo Quintanilla


Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Group Leader
Janelia Research Campus

“Neural Computation in Cortical Circuits”

Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience


Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Imaging and Subconcussive Impacts in Youth Sports"

Center for Translational Medicine
Robert D. Toto, M.D.
Associate Dean of Clinical Science


Arthur L. Horwich, M.D.
HHMI Investigator
Sterling Professor of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine

“Protein Misfolding & Spread in SOD1-Linked ALS”

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


Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D.
Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair
CEO, Institute for Genomic Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

“Clinical Assay of Pediatric Cancer Genomes”

Ralph J. DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism, Associate Professor


Richard Bruick, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Hypoxia Inducible Factor 2: Sensing Therapeutic Opportunities For A Ligand Regulated Transcription”

Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry


David R. Liu, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard Medical School

“Protein Evolution and Engineering to Enable Biotechnology, Genome Editing, and Novel Therapeutics”

Alvin Taurog Lectureship in Pharmacology
David J. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology


Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Chair and Department Executive Officer of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair
University of Iowa

“Structural Basis of Dystroglycan Function and the Pathogenesis of Muscular Dystrophy”

The Fouad A. & Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Lectureship in Physiology
Duojia Pan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Physiology

11/22 No Lecture - Holiday Week    

Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.
Chair, Nathan Marsh Pusey
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

“How Nature and Nurture Conspire to Control Brain Development and Function”

Taekyung Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Kimberly Huber, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience


Marco Colonna, M. D.
Professor of Pathology and Immunology
BJC Institute of Health at Washington University

“Innate Lymphoid Cells in Immunity”

The Dr. Michael Bennett Lecture in Immunopathology
James S. Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology


Tom M. Jessell, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Claire Tow Professor of Neuroscience
Columbia University

“Measured Motion: Diversity and Function of Interneurons in Spinal Motor Control”

Jane Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience

12/20 Craig M. Crews, Ph.D.
Lewis B. Cullman
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Yale School of Medicine
“Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs):  The Chemical Equivalent of CRISPR”

Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry

Neal Alto, Ph.D., Chair
University Lecture Series 2017–2018