University Lecture Series – Spring 2018

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 Foundation Auditorium

For more information, call 214-648-0734
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1/10 Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Head, Laboratory of Genome Maintenance at The Rockefeller University

“Genome Maintenance During DNA Replication”

Andrew R. Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program 

1/17 Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
Director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain”  

Lenora J. Volk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

1/24 Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
The Herbert S. Gasser Professor,
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology Pathology and Immunology, Associate Director, The Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
“Host Immunity to Zika Virus Infection” 

John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology

1/31 Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D.
HHMI Investigator, Professor,
Rady Professor of Neuroscience at
University of California, San Diego
“Genomic and Modeling Approaches to Pediatric Brain Disease”

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry

2/07 Olivera J. Finn, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Immunology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“Vaccines for Prevention of Non-viral Cancers: The Clear and Present Need” Southwestern Medical Foundation’s Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, WISMAC
2/14 No Lecture    
2/21 No Lecture    
2/28 Shai Bel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

“Secretory Autophagy is a Novel Defense Mechanism in the Intestine”

Brown-Goldstein Award for Excellence in Post-doctoral Research
3/07 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Group Leader at Janelia Research Campus
“Emerging Fluorescence Technology to Study the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Organelles”

Postdoctoral Association at UT Southwestern
Deirdre C.  Brekken, Ph.D.
Assistant Dan, Postdoctoral Affairs

3/14 Eva Nogales, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California, Berkeley
“Structure, Dynamics and Interactions of Complexes Involved in the Control of Gene Expression”

Vanessa Sperandio Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry

3/21 Alice Y. Ting, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Professor of Genetics Biology and Chemistry at Stanford School of Medicine 
“Chemogenetic and Optogenetic Technologies for Mapping Molecular and Cellular interactions”

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

3/28 Ann M. Arvin, M.D.
Vice-Provost and Dean of Research,
Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine

“Immunization Against Herpesvirus Infections: Lessons Learned from Developing Varicella and Herpes Zoster Vaccines”

S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Lectureship
Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Holder, B.B. Owen Distinguished Chair in Molecular Research
Professor and Chair of Microbiology
4/04 Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Viral Subversion of Nuclear Pathways: Opportunities for Therapy

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Biophysics

4/11 Cancelled   Graduate Student Organization
Carlo G. Quintanilla, President
4/18 Stuart L. Schreiber, Ph.D.
Founding Core Member
Director of the Center for the Science of Therapeutics (CSofT) at Broad Institute

“Chemical Biology-based Approach to Understanding and Overcoming Cancer Therapy Resistance”

Chilton Foundation Annual Lecture
Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biochemistry

4/25 Denise J. Montell, Ph.D.
Duggan Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at
University of California, Santa Barbara
“Life and Near Death Experiences at the Cellular Level”

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


Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology at University of Michigan

“Precision Oncology: From Gene Fusions to IncRNAs” George E. Peacock Lectureship
James Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology
5/09 Mark A. Krasnow, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford School of Medicine
“Lung Development, Stem Cells and Cancer at Single Cell Resolution”

Lance Terada, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Surgery

5/16 Chelsea Hepler, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology

"Regulation of Visceral Adipose Tissue Development and Remodeling; Therapeutic Implications for Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome"

Nominata Lecture
5/23 No Lecture    

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