University Lecture Series – Spring 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: NB2.101 Excellence in Education Auditorium

For more information, call 214-648-0734
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Jan. 11 Russell Vance, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
UC Berkeley
Distinguishing Friend from Foe: Cytosolic Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine and Microbiology
Jan. 18 Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
The Rockefeller University
Neurobiology of the World’s Most Dangerous Animal Joseph S. Takahashi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Jan. 25 Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President and CEO
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Beyond Autophagy, Exploring How Mammalian Cells Scavenge for Food Ralph Deberardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chief
Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
Feb. 1 Elizabeth M McNally, M.D., Ph.D.
Elizabeth J. Ward Professor and Director of Center for Genetic Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Genetic Diversity and Precision Medicine The Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship Honoring Women in Science and Medicine,
Feb. 8 No Lecture    
Feb. 15 No Lecture    
Feb. 22 Randy W. Schekman, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator Professor of Cell and Development Biology
UC Berkeley
Sorting and Packaging of Small RNAs into Exosomes Secreted from Human Cells Postdoctoral Association at UT Southwestern
Kedryn Baskin, President
Mar. 1 Saumya Ramanathan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cell Biology
Targeting Myc: the SMAHRT way Postdoctoral Excellence Award
Mar. 8 Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation and function of mammalian noncoding RNAs

Elisabeth Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mar. 15 Spring Break    
Mar. 22 William E. Moerner, Ph.D.
Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics, Stanford University
The Promise and Challenges of 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy and Single-Molecule Tracking in Cells and in Solution Sandra Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Cell Biology
Mar. 29 Herbert W. Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University
Regulation of Immunity and Disease by the Virome, and Vice Versa S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Lectureship

Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Apr. 5 Laura E. Niklason, M.D., Ph.D.
Nicholas M. Greene Professor and Vice-Chair of Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering
Yale School of Medicine
Engineered Tissues-Will They Work? Connie C.W. Hsia, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Apr. 12 Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Squibb Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
Bacterial Quorum Sensing and Its Control Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology
Apr. 19 No Lecture    
Apr. 26 Peter Walter, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
UCSF School of Medicine
The Unfolded Protein Response and Beyond Rupert E. Billingham Lectureship in Cell Biology

Sandra Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Cell Biology
May 3 Lieping Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Immunobiology
Yale School of Medicine
Tumor Adaptive Resistance to Immunity: From a Hypothesis to Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapy George E. Peacock Memorial Lectureship

James Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair
May 10

Ryan Golden, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology Graduate Program
Medical Science Training Program
2017 Nominata Winner

An Argonaute phosphorylation cycle promotes microRNA-mediated silencing Nominata Lecture
Andrew R. Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Southwestern Graduate School
May 17 No Lecture    
May 24 Judith P. Klinman, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
UC Berkeley
Looking Beyond the Classics: New Paradigms in Enzyme Catalysis Chilton Foundation Annual Lecture

Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
May 31 No Lecture    

Benjamin Tu, Ph.D., Chair
University Lecture Series 2016–2017