University Lecture Series – Fall 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: D1.600 Zale Lecture Hall

For more information, call 214-648-0734


Gideon Dreyfuss, M.Sc., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Isaac Norris Professor
Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Beyond Transcription and Splicing: Global Gene Expression Control by U1 snRNP

Carla B. Green, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience


Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor, Biochemistry & Structural Biology;
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Architecture of the Eukaryotic RNA Exosome: Insights to RNA Processing and Decay

Ryan Potts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology


David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Children’s Hospital Boston
Professor of Neurobiology & Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Hedgehog Signaling and Ion Channels in Cilia

Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology


Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Lab. of Neural Circuits and Behavior
The Rockefeller University

Using Fixed Circuits to Build Flexible Behaviors

Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience


Tania A. Baker, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Whitehead Professor; Head of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Unexpected Functions of the AAA+ Protein-Unfoldases

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


No lecture scheduled


Marc Diamond, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
UT Southwestern.Medical Center 

Prion Mechanisms of Tau: A Unifying Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Mark Goldberg, M.D. 
Professor and Chair
Neurology and Neurotherapeutics 


Anthony Hunter, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology
Director, Salk Institute Cancer Center
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Regulation of Cell Signaling by Post-Translational Modification of Proteins

David L. Garbers Lectureship
Department of Pharmacology

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


Jason G. Cyster, Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology; Immunology
University of California San Francisco

25-Hydroxycholesterols in Innate and Adaptive Immunity

David W. Russell, Ph.D.
Vice Provost; Dean of Basic Research
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics


David Julius, Ph.D.
Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
University of California San Francisco

Ion Channels of the Pain Pathway: Connecting Physiology to Atomic Structure

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

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


Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Developing a New Drug for Malaria: From Concept to Bedside

Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology




Harvey Cantor, M.D.
Chair, Cancer Immunology & AIDS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor, Microbiology, Immunology
Harvard Medical School

Regulatory T-Cells: Targets of Opportunity

The Dr. Michael Bennett Lecture in Immunopathology

James S. Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology


Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
Director, Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine
Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Biggest Tissue in your Body

Jay Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hamon Center for Regenerative Science & Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine


Evan E. Eichler, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington

Autism: New Mutations, Genes, and Pathways

Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development


Holiday Week - No Lecture

Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, University Lecture Series 2014-2015

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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.