DSCB Seminar Schedule

DSCB sponsors seminars throughout the year for the UCSF community to learn about current topics in developmental and stem cell biology as presented by renowned researchers from institutions worldwide. Seminars are open to the entire community. A variety of campus programs and entities also offer seminars in developmental and stem cell biology including the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Biomedical Sciences Program (BMS), the Neuroscience Program, the Biochemistry Department, the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), the Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology Program (CMB), the Oral and Craniofacial Biology Program (OCS), the Diabetes Center, the Liver Center, and the Gladstone Institutes. Seminars of interest to the DSCB community are listed below for Parnassus Heights (PH) and Mission Bay (MB).

 

DSCB 217 Seminar Series
Course Director: Brian Black, PhD

Students are required to attend seven seminars each quarter from the list of approved seminars, including those co-hosted by DSCB. Co-hosted seminars are indicated below. The DSCB students also invite and host a seminar speaker each year.

 

DSCB approved seminars for 2016-17


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Samantha Brugmann, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
PCB Seminar

"A primary cilia based etiology for craniofacial malformations"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

George Daley, MD, PhD, Harvard
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Robert Blelloch

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: HSW-303


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Richard Schultz, PhD, Univ. of Pennsylvania   
BMS Seminar, Host: Susan Fisher

"From egg to embryo: a peripatetic journey"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Rudolf Jaenisch, MD
Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
If you have a UCSF MyAccess login, you can view a recording of this seminar here.

"Stem cells, epigenetics and diff states of pluripotency."

Time:

Location:


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stuart Orkin, MD, Harvard
BMS Seminar, Host: Trevor Burt

"Solving the Human Hemoglobin Switch: what comes next?"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hans-Willem Soeck, Columbia Univ
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Jason Rock 

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: RMB Boardroom


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kimberly Cooper, PhD, UCSD
PCB Seminar
Co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB program

"Evolution and development of the integrated musculoskeletal system of the jerboa hindlimb"

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: HSE-1511


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Filippo Rijli, PhD, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
PCB Seminar  

"Hox genes in circuit formation and craniogacial development"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Aviv Regev, PhD, Broad Inst.
BMS Seminar, Host: Arnold Kriegstein
Co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB program

"Reconstructing circuits: from cells to tissues"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Guy Tanentzapf, PhD, University of British Columbia
DSCB Seminar, Host: Todd Nystul
Sponsored by the UCSF DSCB program

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: N-217


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Eric Betzig, PhD, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
BMS Seminar, Host: Max Krummel

"Imaging Cellular Dynamics from Molecules to Embryos"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Monday, December 12, 2016

Richard Young, PhD, Whitehead Institute and MIT
GICD/CVRI Seminar, Host: Deepak Srivastava

TBA

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Mahley Auditorium Gladstone Institute


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sean Megason, PhD, Harvard
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Todd Nystul

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: RMB Boardroom


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Martin Garcia-Castro, PhD, UC Riverside
PCB Seminar 

TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bing Rin, NYU
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar
Host: Yin Shen 

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: RMB Boardroom


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fernando Camargo, PhD, Harvard
BMS Seminar, Host: Diana Laird

SEMINAR CANCELLED - to be rescheduled

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Informal Seminar, Host: Peter Walter

click here for livestream link

"The development of color patterns in fish: Towards an understanding of the evolution of beauty."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Rock Hall Auditorium RH-102


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Joan Richtsmeier, PhD, Penn State
PCB Seminar

"It's about time: evolution, disease, and development"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brad Cairns, Univ. of Utah
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Barbara Panning  

TBA

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: RMB Boardroom


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

James Wells, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
BMS Seminar, Host: Ophir Klein

TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, Columbia University
PCB Seminar

"The impact of bone on whole-organism physiology"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Eric Greer, PhD, Harvard 
BMS Seminar, Host: Saul Villeda
Co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB program

"Towards a Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance: DNA Methylation on N6-Adenine"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Robb Krumlauf, PhD, Stowers Inst. for Medical Research
PCB Seminar

"Hox genes and head development: A story in segments"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Thursday, February 23, 2017

James Noonan, PhD, Yale University
BBC Seminar, Host: Nadav Ahituv
Mission Bay - Genentech Hall Auditorium
simulcast to Parnassus - Medical Sciences, S-161

"Genetic models of human evolution"

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Genentech Hall Auditorium


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Marc Caron, PhD, Duke University
PSPG/CERSI Seminar, Host: Brian Shoichet

Mission Bay - RH-102
Simulcast to Parnassus - N-225

"Physiological and Therepeutic Implications of GPCR Functional Selectivity"

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: RH-102


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, Harvard
Neuroscience Seminar, Host: John Rubenstein

TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Rock Hall Auditorium


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rolf Zeller, PhD, DBM Centre for Biomedicine, University of Basel
PCB Seminar
Co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB program

Topic: Seminar on Evolution of Limb Development

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD, Rockefeller University
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Susan Fisher

TBA

Time:

Location:


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Yingzi Yang, PhD, Harvard
PCB Seminar

"Mechanism of Wnt/PCP signaling in development and disease" 

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

David A. Sassoon, PhD
ICAN, Paris
Host: Andrew Brack, PhD

"Identification of a stress-responsive vascular progenitor cell population resident in adult tissues."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

David Scadden, MD, Harvard 
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Andrew Brack

"Stem cells and their niche: lessons from the blood."

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: HSW-302


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Richard Harland, PhD, UC Berkeley
BMS Seminars, host:  Susan Fisher, PhD

"Xenopus: Three vignettes: Evolution after tetraploidy, alternative splicing in development, and genome modification in the study of autism."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: N-225


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Anne West, Duke University
Neuroscience Seminar, Host: Sam Pleasure 

"Chromatin Regulation of Neuronal Maturation and Plasticity."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Rock Hall Auditorium


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lee Niswander, PhD, Univ. of Colorado
PCB Seminar

"Visualizing neural tube closure and uncovering the causes of neural tube defects."

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301


Monday, April 24, 2017

Denis Duboule, PhD, EPFL Lausanne and University of Geneva Life Sciences
PCB Seminar
Co-hosted by the UCSF DSCB program

"Long-range transcription control of Hox genes during development and evolution.'

Time: 4pm

Location: HSW-301


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hongjun Song, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Single-Cell Analysis of Adult Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis

Time: 4:00 PM

Location:


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Judith Kimble, PhD, UW Madison
MBL Seminar

“Probability and plasticity in cell signaling, stem cells and sexual fate"

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: GH-106


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gail Mandel, Vollum Institute
Neuroscience Seminar, Host: Lily Jan

TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Rock Hall Auditorium


Friday, May 5, 2017

Iswar Hariharan, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley
Helen Diller Cancer Center Weekly Seminar Series, Host:  David Toczyski

Title TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HD-160, Mission Bay


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonkis, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jonah Platt Stem Cell Seminar, Host: Diana Laird 

TBA

Time:

Location:


Friday, May 26, 2017

Sergiu Pasca, MD  Stanford Univerisity
Neuroscience Seminar

"Tridimensional Models of the Human Cerebral Cortex to Study Development and Disease."

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Rock Hall Auditorium RH-102


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Michael Dixon, BDS, PhD, FDS, Univ. of Manchester
PCB Seminar

TBA

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: HSW-301