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University Lecture Series

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
Fall: Zale Foundation Lecture Hall (D1.600, South Campus)
Spring: Simmons Auditorium (NB2.EEF, North Campus)

University Lecture Series Calendar
University Lecture Series Video Library

2023-2024 Schedule

Date   Guest Speaker Lecture Title Host(s)
Oct. 4   Thomas Marlovits, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Institute of Structural and Systems Biology
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf - Germany
Substrate Translocation in Molecular Machines: Deconvolution of AAA+ ATPase Motors Driving Holliday Junction Branch Migrations 

Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology | Biochemistry

Anju Sreelatha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physiology | Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research

Nov. 1   Masashi Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D.
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine
University of Tsukuba - Japan
 Deciphering the Mysteries of Sleep: toward the neuronal substrate for "sleepiness"  Mike Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics | Internal Medicine

Nov. 15   Michel Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Investigator
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Rockefeller University
 Antibody Responses to Vaccines and Infection 

Lora Hooper, Ph.D. 
Professor and Chair
Immunology | Center for Genetics of Host Defense | Microbiology

Nov. 29   Brent Stockwell, Ph.D.
Chair of Biological Sciences
Columbia University 
Integrating Metabolism, Iron, and ROS Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities

Jin Ye, Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics

Dec. 6   Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
Dept of Molecular/Cell Biology and Dept of Plant & Microbial Biology
University of California at Berkeley
 Induction and Co-option of Noncoding Retrotransposons during Herpesvirus Infection Nick Conrad, Ph.D.
Jan. 24   Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
 Anatomy of Brainwashing: how does CSF flow and where?  Joachim Herz, M.D.
Molecular Genetics | Neurology | Neuroscience
Feb. 7   Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Dept of Biophysics, Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Cell Organization by Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
Biophysics | Biochemistry | Pharmacology
Mar. 6   Anne Brunet, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director
Paul F. Glen Laboratories for the Biology of Aging
Stanford University School of Medicine
 Mechanisms of Aging and Longevity Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Mar. 20   Hao Wu, Ph.D.
Structural Biology, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School
Macromolecular Assemblies as Organizing Principles in Innate Immunity John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Apr. 3   Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, M.D.
Children's National Hospital
Director, Center for Cancer & Immunology
Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy
Director, Immunology Initiative - Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
 Virus-specific T cell therapies- Broadening Applicability The Women in Science & Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC)
Apr. 18  

William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D.
HHMI Investigator Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School
Location: South Campus - D1.600

The Von Hipple-Lindau Tumor Suppressor: Insights into Oxygen Sensing, Cancer, and Drugging the Undruggable Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
Professor & Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Apr. 24  

Brown-Goldstein Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research
Simon Lebek, Ph.D.
Location: NG3.112

 Precise Gene Editing As A Therapy For Cardiovascular Diseases Andrew Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
May 8   Nominata Award Speaker
Heankel Lyons
Location: NL03.120
Deciphering the Language of Transcriptional Condensates in Health and Disease  Andrew Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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