Seminar Series

  The Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine’s Seminar Series meets on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Seminars are recorded and hosted through Mediasite (UT Southwestern login required).

2023-2024 Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

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Lecture DateSpeaker

Oct. 25, 2023


Cell Non-Autonomous Control of Mitochondrial Form and Function: The Discovery of a Mitokine

Andrew Dillin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Nov. 29, 2023


Editing Genomes with DNA-Dependent DNA Polymerases

Erik Sontheimer, Ph.D.
Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Jan. 17, 2024


Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Health and Disease

Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Feb. 16, 2024


Therapeutic Targeting of Chromatin Complexes in Cancer

Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Pediatric Oncology
Associate Chief, Hematology/Oncology
Harvard Medical School

April 24, 2024


A Change of Heart: From Genetics To New Therapeutics

Deepak Srivastava, M.D.
President and Senior Investigator
Gladstone Institutes

May 1, 2024


RNA language models predict mutations that improve RNA function

Jamie H. D. Cate, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

2022-2023 Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

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Lecture DateSpeaker

Sept. 7, 2022


Regeneration of a sensory system-the zebrafish lateral line

Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Oct. 5, 2022


Drugs, sex, and blood flukes: regulation of female schistosome sexual development by a male-derived non-ribosomal peptide

James Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments  of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern

Nov. 2, 2022


Discovery of factors mediating pre-malignant stem cell clonal expansion

Siddhartha Jaiswal, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Stanford University

Jan. 4, 2023


Self-Organization of Synthetic Human Embryos

Ali Brivanlou, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Jan. 18, 2023


RNA granules: functional compartments or accidental condensates?

Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Feb. 15, 2023


How to discover what you are not looking for in the nucleolus

Susan Baserga, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University

Mar. 1, 2023


Ring canals to ribosomes: how studying the cell biology of intercellular bridges led to tissue-specific stop codon readthrough

Lynn Cooley, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics
Yale University

April 5, 2023


Adipose Tissue Organ Crosstalk: Impact on Metabolism and Cancer

Philipp Scherer, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine and Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

April 19, 2023


Differentiation and fates of hematopoietic stem cells

Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular Immunology
German Cancer Research Center

May 3, 2023


The impact of inflammation on clonal hematopoiesis and trained immunity

Katherine King, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

May 17, 2023


Reconstructing Cellular Biographies

Alexander Schier, Ph.D.
Director of the Biozentrum
University of Basel

2021-2022 Regenerative Medicine Virtual Seminar Series

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Lecture DateSpeaker

Sept. 1, 2021


Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Human Embryo

Martin Pera, Ph.D.
JAX Center for Precision Genetics
The Jackson Laboratory

Sept. 15, 2021


Using Stem Cells to Explore the Genetics Underlying Brain Disease

Kristen Brennand, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine

Oct. 20, 2021


From Melanoma models to Parkinson's disease - Applications of human pluripotent stem cells

Lorenz Studer, M.D.
Center for Stem Cell Biology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute

Nov. 3, 2021


Dynamic Pluripotent Stem Cell States and Their Applications

Jun Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Nov. 17, 2021


Modeling Human Brain Development and Disease in Cerebral Organoids

Jurgen Knoblich, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dec. 1, 2021


Next Generation Cell Therapies for The Brain

Marius Wernig, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dec. 15, 2021


Brain Responses to Injury (Axon Degeneration, Bystander Effect)

Marc Freeman, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Jan. 5, 2022


Ribosome collisions trigger cell fate signaling pathways

Rachel Green, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
Molecular Biology and Genetics
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jan. 19, 2022


Chemogenetic and Optogenetic Technologies for Probing Molecular and Cellular Networks

Alice Ting, Ph.D.
Genetics and Biology
Stanford University

Feb. 2, 2022


Coordinating Cell Fate Decisions and Tissue Shape Changes During Mammalian Development

Marta Shahbazi, Ph.D.
Group Leader
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, UK

Feb. 16, 2022


Cellular and Genetic Contributions to Regeneration in Healthy and Diseased Livers

Hao Zhu, M.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center Research Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 9, 2022


Heterogeneity and Fate Decisions in the Developing Germline

Diana Laird, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco

March 16, 2022


Using Stem Cell Technology to Combat Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease

Sally Temple, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Neural Stem Cell Institute

May 18, 2022


Cell Atlases as Roadmaps in Cancer

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Aviv Regev, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Research and Early Development

2020-2021 Regenerative Medicine Virtual Seminar Series

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Lecture DateSpeaker
Sept. 16, 2020

Regulation of mRNA translation and decay

David Bartel, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Professor of Biology
Whitehead Institute, MIT

Sept. 30, 2020

Life and near death experiences at the cellular level

Denise Montell, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology
UC Santa Barbara

Oct. 7, 2020

Transcriptional regulation of heart development and disease

Benoit Bruneau, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Gladstone Institute
UC San Francisco

Oct. 21, 2020

An International Collaborative Effort to Identify Therapeutics for COVID-19

Nevan Krogan, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
UC San Francisco

Jacqueline Fabius
Chief Operating Officer
Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI)
UC San Francisco

Nov. 4, 2020

Immortal Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Their Epigenetic Regulation

Margaret Goodell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine

Nov. 18, 2020

The role of long lived proteins in aging

Martin Hetzer, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute

Dec. 2, 2020

Embracing tumor heterogeneity with mouse models of cancer

Ben Stanger, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania

Jan. 6, 2021

Big Data, Health and COVID-19

Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Jan. 20, 2021

Compact Cas9s and their Anti-CRISPR Inhibitors for Genome Editing In Vivo

Eric Sontheimer, Ph.D
RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Feb. 3, 2021

How lncRNAs shape nuclear structure to control gene expression

Mitch Guttman, Ph.D
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Mar. 3, 2021

4-5 p.m.

Generating Human Kidney Tissue from Stem Cells

Melissa Little, Ph.D
Director of Cell Biology
Murdoch Children's Research Institute 
Melbourne, Australia

Mar. 17, 2021

Genome Regulation by Long Noncoding RNAs

Howard Y. Chang, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Cancer Genomics
HHMI Investigator
Stanford University School of Medicine

April 7, 2021

Development, Renewal and Plasticity in Oral and Gastrointestinal Epithelia

Ophir Klein, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Orofacial Sciences and Pediatrics
School of Dentistry and Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

April 21, 2021

Metabolic Anomalies in Human Cancer and Other Diseases

Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Research Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center

May 5, 2021

RNA Regulation of Pancreatic Islet Cell Function

Lori Sussel, Ph.D.
Director of Basic and Translational Research
Barbara Davis Center
University of Colorado

2019-2020 Seminars in Regenerative Medicine

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Lecture DateSpeaker
Oct. 16, 2019

Aging and Regeneration

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Gene Expression Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Nov. 6, 2019

Form and function: From cell fate to tissue morphogenesis and back

Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dec. 11, 2019

The emergent organotypic landscape of the mammalian gut endoderm at the resolution of single cells

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Ph.D.
Chair, Developmental Biology Department
Sloan Kettering Institute

Jan. 8, 2020

Adipocytes regulate tissue repair and remodeling

Valerie Horsley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University

Jan. 22, 2020

Overcoming chromatin barriers to change cell fate

Kenneth Zaret, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Feb. 5, 2020

New signal transduction targets for cancer therapy

Tony Hunter, Ph.D.
Chair, Cancer Research 
Deputy Director, Salk Institute Cancer Center
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Feb. 19, 2020

Stimulating coronary artery regeneration with developmental pathways

Kristy Red-Horse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Stanford University

2018-2019 Seminars in Regenerative Medicine

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Lecture DateSpeaker
Oct. 17, 2018

Microgenetics: The End of the End: What we can learn from bits of genes about protein stability

Stephen Elledge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Oct. 31, 2018

Principles of Epigenetics and Chromatin in Development and Human Disease

Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dec. 5, 2018

Paternal contributions to epigenetic inheritance across generations

Susan Strome, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
UC Santa Cruz

Jan. 23, 2019

Molecular regulation of stem cell quiescence

Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

March 20, 2019

mTOR signaling in growth and metabolism

Michael N. Hall, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Biozentrum, University of Basel

April 3, 2019

Ribosomes in Gene Regulation: Controlling the diversity of proteins that can be produced in specific cells, tissues & organisms

Maria Barna, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine