Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Master
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Fall/Winter 2023

Content

Date (Wednesday)

Time
CDT/CST

Format

Speaker

Institution

MCB Host

Sept. 13

11 a.m. CDT

In-person

Peter Lewis, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin

Kyle Eagen, Ph.D.

Sept. 20

11 a.m. CDT

Zoom

Stephanie Xie, Ph.D.

University of Health network, University of Toronto

Andre Catic, Ph.D.

Sept. 27

10 a.m. CDT

In-person

Jun Wu, Ph.D.

Ut Southwestern Medical Center

Bruno Di Stefano, Ph.D.

Oct. 4

11 a.m. CDT

Zoom

Martin Denzel, Ph.D.

Cambridge Institute of Science

Rachel Arey, Ph.D.

Oct. 11

11 a.m. CDT

In-person

Michael Kharas, Ph.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Courtney Hodges, Ph.D.

Oct. 18

11 a.m. CDT

Zoom

Sabine Petry, Ph.D.

Princeton University

Ruhee Dere, Ph.D.

Oct. 25

11 a.m. CDT

Zoom

Hugo Snippert, Ph.D.

University of Medical Center Utrecht

Ron Parchem, Ph.D.

Nov. 1

11 a.m. CDT

In-person

Shreya Raghavan, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University

Rachel Arey, Ph.D.

Nov. 8

11 a.m. CDT

Zoom

Hon Leong, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.

Nov. 15

11 a.m. CST

In-person

Georgios Karras, Ph.D.

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Andre Catic, Ph.D.

Seminar Thanksgiving Break Nov. 20, 2023 – Nov. 24, 2023

Nov. 29

11 a.m. CST

Zoom

Jason Carroll, Ph.D.

University of Cambridge

Bert O'Malley, Ph.D.

Dec. 6

11 a.m. CST

Zoom

Montserrat Rojo De La Vega, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, Cancer Cell

Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Dec. 13

11 a.m. CST

Zoom

Andrea Pauli, Ph.D.

IMP, Vienna

Margot Williams, Ph.D.

Seminar Winter Break

Seminars will resume starting 1/10/2024

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Fall/Winter 2022

Content
Date (Wednesday) Time
CDT/CST
Format Speaker Institution MCB Host
Sept. 7 11 a.m. CDT In-person Ronald Parchem, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine Margaret Goodell
Sept. 14 11 a.m. CDT Zoom Yadira Soto-Feliciano, Ph.D. MIT Department of Biology Courtney Hodges
Sept. 21 10 a.m. CDT Zoom Lena Pernas, Ph.D. Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing Jason Lee
Sept. 28 11 a.m. CDT In-person Holly Ingraham, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco Sean Hartig
Oct. 5 11 a.m. CDT In-person Christopher Glass, M.D., Ph.D. University of California, San Diego Bert O'Malley
Oct. 12 11 a.m. CDT Zoom Celina Juliano, Ph.D. University of California, Davis Blair Benham-Pyle
Oct. 19 11 a.m. CDT In-person Amber Stratman, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine Rachel Arey
Oct. 26 11 a.m. CDT In-person Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Jason Mills
Nov. 2 11 a.m. CDT In-person Myles Brown, M.D. Harvard Medical School Bert O'Malley
Nov. 9 11 a.m. CST In-person Carmen Marsit, Ph.D. Emory University Cheryl Walker
Nov. 16 11 a.m. CST Zoom Mayssa Mokalled, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Margot Williams
Nov. 23     No Seminar - Thanksgiving    
Nov. 30 11 a.m. CST ODGL In-person, Cullen Tom Rapoport, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School Pengxiang Huang
Dec. 7 11 a.m. CST Zoom, N315 Jane Skok, Ph.D. New York University School of Medicine Kyle Eagen
Dec. 14 11 a.m. CST Zoom, N315 Kourosh Zarringhalam, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Boston Gloria Echeverria
Dec. 21     No Seminar - Winter Break    
Dec. 28     No Seminar - Winter Break    

 

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Previous Seminar Series

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Spring 2022

Content
Date (Wednesday) Speaker Institution Houston Speaker Time MCB Host
Jan. 12 Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Sponsor w/CPEH) University of Michigan 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Courtney Hodges
Jan. 19 Manu O. Platt, Ph.D. Georgia Tech 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT TBD
Thursday Jan. 27 Christopher Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Margaret Goodell
Feb. 2 NO SEMINAR         
Feb. 9 Amander Clark, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles 11 a.m. CST 9 a.m. PST Bruno Di Stefano
Feb. 16 Jason McLellan, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin 11 a.m. CST 11 a.m. CST Margaret Goodell
Tuesday
Feb. 22
Craig Cameron, Ph.D. (Co-Sponsor w/MVM & IMSB) University of North Carolina, School of Medicine 11 a.m. CST 12 p.m. EST Margaret Goodell
Feb. 23 Cole Trapnell, Ph.D. (virtual) University of Washington 11 a.m. CST 9 a.m. PST Cristian Coarfa
March 2 Christopher Glass, M.D., Ph.D. University of California, San Diego 11 a.m. CST 9 a.m. PST Bert O'Malley
March 9 Malu Tansey, Ph.D.  University of Florida 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Rachel Arey
March 16 Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D. Harvard 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Xi Chen
March 23 Donita Brady, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Xi Chen
March 30 Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 11 a.m. CDT 9 a.m. PDT Margaret Goodell
April 6 Samantha Morris, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 11 a.m. CDT 11 a.m. CDT Margot Williams
April 13 Cherie Butts, Ph.D. Biogen, Cambridge, MA 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Margaret Goodell
April 20 Aviv Regev, Ph.D. (virtual) MIT, Department of Biology 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Xi Chen
April 27 Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine 11 a.m. CDT 11 a.m. CDT Margaret Goodell
May 4 Yejing Ge, Ph.D. (local) MD Anderson Cancer Center 11 a.m. CDT 11 a.m. CDT Ron Parchem
May 11 Jing Yang, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego 11 a.m. CDT 9 a.m. PDT Yi Li
May 18 Donald McDonnell, Ph.D. Duke University 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Bert O'Malley
May 25 Danwei Huangfu, Ph.D. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 11 a.m. CDT 12 p.m. EDT Ron Parchem
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Fall 2021

Content
Date Speaker Institution Time
Houston (CST)
Speaker Local Time Host
Sept. 8 Feng Shao, Ph.D. National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China 9 a.m. 10 a.m. Xi Chen
Sept. 15 Alissa Armstrong, Ph.D. University of South Carolina 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Dan Gorelick
Sept. 22 Kate McDole, Ph.D. MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Margot Williams
Sept. 29 Christie Towers, Ph.D. Salk Institute for Biological Studies 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Dan Gorelick
Oct. 6 Inigo Martincorena, Ph.D. Wellcome Trust Cancer Research Institute UK 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Margaret Goodell
Oct. 13 Carsten Janke, Ph.D. Institut Curie, Paris, France 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Ruhee Dere
Oct. 20 Bin-Zhi Qian, Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, Scotland 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Xiang (Shawn) Zhang
Oct. 27 Johan Auwerx, M.D., Ph.D. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Rachel Arey
Nov. 3 Neelanjan Mukherjee, Ph.D. University of Colorado Anshutz School of Medicine 11 a.m. 10 a.m. Dan Gorelick
Nov. 10 Jonathan Weissman, Ph.D. MIT, Department of Biology 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Jeff Rosen
Nov. 17 Avery August, Ph.D. Cornell University 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Stacy Lloyd
Nov. 24 NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING
Dec. 1 Patrick Stover, Ph.D. Texas A&M University 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Richard Finnell
Dec. 8

Yubin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University

11 a.m. 11 a.m. Margaret Goodell
Dec. 15 Crystal Rogers, Ph.D. University of California, Davis 11 a.m. 9 a.m. Dan Gorelick
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Spring 2021

Content
Date Speaker Institution Time
Houston (CST)
Speaker Local Time Host
Jan. 6 No Seminar - -   -
Jan. 13 Chi Van Dang Wistar University 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Cliff Dacso
Jan. 20 Camila Dos Santos Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Xiang "Shawn" Zhang
Jan. 27 Cassandra Extavour Harvard 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Ron Parchem
Feb. 3 Eva Nogales UC Berkeley 4 p.m. 2 p.m. Peggy Goodell
Feb. 10 Lori Sussel University of Colorado-Denver 4 p.m. 3 p.m. Sean Hartig
Feb. 17 Ralph DeBerardinis University of Texas South West 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Peggy Goodell
Feb. 24 Linda Hendershot St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Xi Chen
March 3 Celeste Simon University of Pennsylvania 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Xi Chen
March 10 Russell Vance UC Berkeley 4 p.m. 2 p.m. Jason Lee
March 17 Trista North Harvard 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Dan Gorelick
March 24 Mike Kastan Duke University 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Bert O'Malley
March 31 Francisco Quintana Brigham and Women's Hospital 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Dan Gorelick
April 7 Brad Cairns  University of Utah 11 a.m. 10 a.m. Anil Panigrahi
April 14 Sandra Murray - PENDING University of Pittsburgh     Stacy Lloyd
April 21 Or Gozani Stanford University 4 p.m. 2 p.m. Cheryl Walker
April 28 Cigall Kadoch Dana-Farber 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Peggy Goodell
May 5  Neil Hanchard BCM Molecular & Human Genetics 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Goodell or Gorelick
May 12 Peter Tontonoz UCLA 4 p.m. 2 p.m. David Lonard
May 19 Celeste Simon UPenn 11 a.m.   Xi Chen
May 26 Ralph DeBerardinis UTSW Medical Center 11 a.m.   Peggy Goodell