Biology Colloquium Series

The Biology Colloquium is a weekly seminar held throughout the academic year, featuring distinguished speakers in many areas of the biological sciences, from universities and institutions worldwide. More information on speakers, their affiliations, and titles of their talks will be added as available. Please check back regularly.

The Colloquium takes place at the Stata Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, at 4:00PM on most Tuesdays during the school year and January (Please note some location changes as indicated below). Refreshments are served at 3:45 outside the seminar room.

To be added to our mailing list to receive further information and announcements please email: biocolloquium [at] mit.edu.

We are in the process of announcing the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Colloquium speakers and topics! Please check back at a later date for further details.


Fall 2015

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

9/15

Hening Lin
Cornell University
http://lin.chem.cornell.edu

"Discover and Understand Novel Post-translational Modifications by Studying Orphan Enzymes"

Robert Sauer

 

9/22

Olga Boudker
Cornell University Medical School
http://physiology.med.cornell.edu/faculty/profile.php?id=boudker

"Structure and dynamic mechanism of a glutamate transporter homologue"  Amy Keating
9/29

Rebecca Heald
UC Berkeley
http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/heald/

https://biology.mit.edu/events/john_jack_m_buchanan_lecture

"Mechanisms of mitosis and size control in Xenopus" Angelika Amon
10/20 Judith Lieberman
Childrens Hosptial, Boston
http://liebermanlab.com
"Bug Exterminators:A
New Killer Cell Defense Against Bacteria, Fungi and Parasites" 
Postdoctoral Association 
10/27 Wendy Gilbert, MIT
http://gilbertlab.mit.edu/gilbertlabpeople.html
 
"New mechanisms in post-transcriptional gene regulation" Alan Grossman
11/10 Johannes Walter, Harvard Medical School
http://walter.hms.harvard.edu/node/20
"Mechanisms of Vertebrate DNA cross-link Repiar" Terry Orr-Weaver
11/17

Dimitry Gabrilovich, Wister Institute
http://www.wistar.org/lab/dmitry-gabrilovich-md-

*** CHANGE OF TIME 3:30*** AT McGOVERN AUDITORIUM!!!!!

"Myeloid- derived suppressor cells coming to age"
Bob Weinberg
11/30

 

CANCELLED:Harry Dietz, Johns Hopkins Medical School
http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/harry-c-dietz

"New Mechanisms and  Vulnerabilities in TGFb-induced Fibrotic Disease"  Richard Hynes 
12/8 Hollis Cline, Scripps Research Institute
http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/cline
"Control of Neurogenesis and Circuit Assembly in the Xenopus Visusal System" Elly Nedivi
 

Spring 2016

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

1/12

Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
http://pages.jh.edu/~greenlab/

"A central
role for the ribosome in specifying

mRNA stability" 

Wendy Gilbert
1/26

Len Zon, Children's Hospital
http://zon.tchlab.org/

CANCELLED

TBD Omer Yilmaz
       
2/2

Dr. Jan van Deursen, Mayo Clinic
http://jan van deursen

https://biology.mit.edu/events/paul_f_glenn_lecture

"How Senescent Cells Contribute to Aging and Disease" Angelika Amon
2/23 Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley
http://rna.berkeley.edu/
"CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Engineering" Wendy Gilbert
3/1 Fred Alt, Harvard Medical School
http://www.idi.harvard.edu/investigators_research/investigator/alt_lab/`
 
"Recurrently breaking genes in neural progenitors that may contribute to diversity and disease"  Richard Hynes 
3/8 Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller Institute "Differentiation
of human embryonic stem cells in micropatterned colonies recapitulates early embryonic spatial patterning" 
Arup Chakraborty
3/15

Josef Penninger (Sackler Lecture)
IMBA Vienna
http://www.imba.oeaw.ac.at/research/josef-penninger/

"RANKL-bones, sex, and breast cancer"  Phil Sharp
3/29 Peter Walter, USCF, http://walterlab.ucsf.edu
"From Protein Folding to Cognition: The Serendipitous Path of Discovery" 
Chris Kaiser
4/5 Dr. Axel T. Brunger, Stanford University
http://atbweb.stanford.edu
https://biology.mit.edu/events/francis_o_schmitt_lecture
'New Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Neurotransmitterrelease"  j. Troy Littleton
4/12

Dr. Joel Sussman
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/sb/faculty_pages/Sussman//group/joel.htmlThe Rich lecture:https://biology.mit.edu/events/alexander_rich_lecture

"Acetylcholinesterase: 25 Years Since its 3D Structure was Determined: What Have We Learned?" Shuguang Zhang
4/26 Dr. David Relman
sites.google.com/site/davidrelmanlab/Home
https://biology.mit.edu/events/charles_ned_e_holt_lecture
"Towards an understanding of the human microbial ecosystem"  Dennis Kim
5/3

George Daley, Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School

 https://daley.med.harvard.edu

https://biology.mit.edu/events/randy_chipperfield_lecture

"Stem cells in development and disease"  The Chipperfield
Graduate Committee 

 

 

Named Lectures

Thanks to the generousity of our donors, the Biology Colloquium Series has a number of special lectures, named in honor of members of the MIT Biology community: