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.

 

 


Fall 2016

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

9/13

Bruce Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School,
http://research4.dfci.harvard.edu/spiegelmanlab/

"Brown and Beige Fat: Biology and Novel Pathways of Thermogeneis"

Omer Yilmaz

 

9/27 Matt Vander Heiden, MIT
http://vanderheiden.scripts.mit.edu
"The role of metabolism in cancer Alan Grossman
10/4 Phil Sharp, The Luria Lecture, 
Salvador E. Luria
"The old and new genes"  introduced by Tyler Jacks
10/18 

Mariano Barbacid, Spanish National Cancer Research Center https://www.cnio.es/ing/grupos/plantillas/curriculum.asp?pag=14

"Targeted therapies for K-RAS driven cancers: an urgent medical need"  Omer Yilmaz
11/1 Susan Dymecki, Harvard Medical School,http://genepath.med.harvard.edu/~dymecki/ "Mapping Molecular and Functional Subtypes of Brain Serotonergic Neurons"  Elly Nedivi
11/8  David Botstein, Chief Scientific Officer, Calico Life Sciences, ,http://www.calicolabs.com/david-botstein/ "Understanding
cellular stress response at the system level in yeast"  
Gene-Wei Li
11/15      
11/29

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center (GER) https://www.mdc-berlin.de/1151037/en/research/research_teams/systems_biology_of_gene_regulatory_elements
The Sackler Lecture, Raymond & Beverly Sackler

 

"Regulatory RNA's"

Phillip Sharp 

 

12/6 Judith Frydman, Stanford http://web.stanford.edu/group/frydman/web/ 
https://biology.mit.edu/events/john_jack_m_buchanan_lecture
 
"Proteostasis function and disfunction" the delicate art of maniaining a healty proteome" Angelika Amon
12/13

Michael Sixt, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
https://ist.ac.at/research/research-groups/sixt-group/
https://biology.mit.edu/events/malvin_eleanor_mayer_lecture

   

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" 

TBD
1/24 Vamsi Mootha, Harvard Medical School   "Mitochondraial parts, pathways and pathogenesis"  Monty Krieger

Spring 2017

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

2/07 Vera Gorbunova (Glenn Lecture) U of Rochester rochester.edu/college/BIO/labs/Gorbunova
 
TBD Leonard Guarente
2/28
Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University http://molbio.princeton.edu/labs/bassler/
 
TBD 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"  
Phillip Sharp
4/4 Kenneth Yamada, NIH. http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/NIDCRLaboratories/CellDevelopmental/KennethYamada.htm TBD Frank Gerlter 
4/11 Jonathan Weissman, UCSF http://weissmanlab.ucsf.edu Postdoc Lecture TBD The Biology Postdoctoral Association
5/2 Dave Morgan, UCSF http://physio.ucsf.edu/Morgan/ TBD Iain Cheeseman
5/9 Karl Deisseroth, Stanford http://web.stanford.edu/group/dlab/, Schmitt Lecture TBD Hidde Ploegh
5/16 Jack Szostak, Harvard Medical School, Mass General, http://ttp://molbio.mgh.harvard.edu/szostakweb/  The Rich Lecture 
Alexander Rich
TBD  

 

 

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: