G&D Department Seminar Series

Our seminar series features a diverse range of distinguished speakers from our community and from leading institutes around the world. Tuesdays at 4pm unless otherwise noted.

2024 Spring Schedule

Location: Hammer Health Science Center Room 301 or LL 204
Time: 4:00pm

January 23 - HSC 301
Zhao Zhang, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

Hosted by Drs. Chao Lu & Xuebing Wu

February 13- HSC 301
Matthew Gibson, PhD
Investigator and Dean of the Graduate School
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Hosted by Drs. Laura Johnston and Richard Mann

February 27 - HSC 301
Danesh Moazed, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School;
HHMI Investigator

Hosted by Dr. Chao Lu

March 5, 2024 - HSC 301
Richard W. Carthew, PhD
Owen L. Coon Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University

Hosted by Dr. Laura Johnson

March 19, 2024 -  HSC LL 204
Luciano Marraffini, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Kayden Family Professor, The Rockefeller University

Hosted by Dr. Alberto Ciccia

April 16, 2024 - VEC 201
Yishi Jin, PhD
Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury; Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Diego

Hosted by Kristin Baldwin

April 30, 2024 - HSC 301
Josh Huang, PhD
Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience,
Duke University

Hosted by Dr. Alessandro Gennarino

May 7, 2024 - HSC 301
Vikram Paralkar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Viny

May 14, 2024 - HSC 301
Flora Vaccarino, PhD
Harris Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration, Child Study Center; Professor in the Department of Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Kristin Baldwin

2023 Fall Schedule

Location: Hammer Health Sciences- Room LL103
Time: 4:00pm

September 26
Alexandre Bolze, PhD
"Human Genetics of immune responses to vaccination"
Principal Scientist, Research Helix

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty

October 17
Steven Munger, PhD
Associate Professor
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Hosted by Dr. Angela Christiano

October 24 -  HSC 301

Special Charles Cantor Lecture
Marc Kirschner, PhD
Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School,
John Franklin Enders Harvard University Professor

Hosted by Dr. Laura Johnston

November 14
David Bartel, PhD - HSC 301
Professor of Biology, MIT; Core Member, Whitehead Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hosted by Dr. Alessandro Gennarino

November 28
Millie Embree, DMD, PhD, MS
Dr. Edwin S. Robinson Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center

Hosted by Dr.Gerard Karsenty

December 5
Sergej Djuranovic, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Hosted by Dr. Alessandro Gennarino

December 11 - Special Seminar at 4:30pm

Diane L. Haakonsen, PhD

Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, Berkeley

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty

December 12 
Katrin Karbstein, PhD - HSC 301
The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation and Technology,
University of Florida Health

Hosted by Dr. Alessandro Gennarino

December 13 - Special Seminar at 4:00pm

Chelsea Lowther, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty

December 19 
Luke Berchowitz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Development (in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and-the Aging Brain)
Columbia University Medical Center

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty