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.

 

 


IAP 2017

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

1/10

Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School http://wulab.tch.harvard.edu/

"Structural elucidation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity" 

Jianzhu Chen
ROOM 10-250
1/24 Vamsi Mootha, Harvard Medical School   "Mitochondraial parts, pathways and pathogenesis"  Monty Krieger
ROOM 10-250

Spring 2017

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

2/07 Vera Gorbunova (Glenn Lecture) U of Rochester rochester.edu/college/BIO/labs/Gorbunova
 
Longevity mechanisms in long-lived rodents" Leonard Guarente
2/28
Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University http://molbio.princeton.edu/labs/bassler/
 
"Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control" The Chipperfield Graduate Committee
3/7 Michael Rosen, UT Southwestern, http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/rosen/research/ "Physical
Mechanisms of Cell Organization
on Micron Length Scales"  
Rick Young
3/14 Karia Neugebauer, Yale http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/neugebauer/ "Early vertebrate embryogenesis and the central dogma"  Wendy Gilbert
4/4 Kenneth Yamada, NIH. http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/NIDCRLaboratories/CellDevelopmental/KennethYamada.htm "Dynamics of 3D Cell Migration and Tissue Morphogenesis"  Richard O. Hynes
4/11 Jonathan Weissman, UCSF http://weissmanlab.ucsf.edu Postdoc Lecture "Monitoring Protein Translation in Space and Time with Ribosome Profling"  The Biology Postdoctoral Association
4/25 Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor http://joshua-torlab.labsites.cshl.edu/ "The Origin Recognition Complex - where it all begins"  Cathy Drennan
5/2 Dave Morgan, UCSF http://physio.ucsf.edu/Morgan/  Holt Lecture "Getting through the cell cycle, one step at a time"  Iain Cheeseman
5/9 Karl Deisseroth, Stanford http://web.stanford.edu/group/dlab/, Schmitt Lecture "Nature's gift: How microbial protein structure-function discoveries illuminate the circuitry of adaptive and maladaptive behavior"  Susumu Tonegawa
5/16 Jack Szostak, Harvard Medical School, Mass General, http://ttp://molbio.mgh.harvard.edu/szostakweb/  The Rich Lecture 
Alexander Rich
"The surprising chemistry of nonenzymatic RNA replication"  David Bartel 

 

 

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: