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Life Sciences Division Seminars

The weekly Life Sciences Division Seminars are scheduled on Tuesdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. at 717 Potter Street, room 141, Berkeley, CA 94710; exceptions to day, time or location are indicated in the seminar schedule below (e.g. locations of the September 23 and 30 seminars).

Speakers and details are subject to change. This page is updated regularly, but you may also contact seminar coordinator Ciccina Guagliardo at fguagliardo@lbl.gov for further details and confirmation. If you are interested in meeting with the speaker on the day of the seminar, please contact the host.

Berkeley Lab continues to welcome off-site visitors. Whether you plan to drive or take the Berkeley Lab shuttle to 717 Potter Street, please contact the seminar coordinator at least twenty-four hours prior to each seminar to arrange building access. Berkeley Lab Potter/JBEI shuttle route information can be found here. UC Berkeley staff and students can use their UC ID card to obtain access; others, please contact the seminar coordinator for shuttle access.

 

Date
Speaker Seminar Title
Affiliation Host
Location
   

Fall 2014

     
Sep 9
Informal reception follows

Zev Gartner

Building Tissues to Understand How Tissues Build Themselves

University of California, San Francisco Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Rm 141
Sep 16 Cheng Ming Chuong Environmental Regulation of Stem Cell Behavior in Ectodermal Organs University of Southern California Mina Bissell Potter St.
Rm 141
Sep 23 Jayne Belnap Biological Soil Crusts: Their Current and Future Roles in Dryland Water and Biogeochemical Cycles U.S. Geological Survey Trent Northen and Jim O'Neil Bldg. 66 Aud.
CHANGE
Sep 30
Informal reception follows

Jennifer Druhan Reactive Transport Approaches to Unraveling Complex Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Systems Stanford University Jim O'Neil and Trent Northen Bldg. 55, Rm 117
CHANGE
Oct 7 Dong Wang Transcriptional Fidelity Control and DNA Lesion Recognition University of California, San Diego John Tainer Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 14 Robert E. Marc Building Retinal Connectomes University of Utah School of Medicine Manfred Auer Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 21 Julian Davies Small is Beautiful University of British Columbia Trent Northen Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 27
Monday
Matthias Lutolf TBD Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 4 Allan Balmain TBD University of California, San Francisco Susan Celniker Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 11 David Knowles TBD Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Manfred Auer Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 18
Informal reception follows

John Tainer Developing Hybrid Methods and Hybrid Nanomaterials for Accurate Solution Structures Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 25
Informal reception follows

Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu Genome Organizers: Their Fundamental Roles in Phenotypic Changes of Mammalian Cells Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 2 Victoria Orphan Deciphering Interactions in Microbial Consortia from Spatial Patterns in Cellular Activity California Institute of Technology Trent Northen Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 9
Informal reception follows

Sussanah Tringe Microbial Communities and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in California Coastal Wetlands DOE Joint Genome Institute Trent Northen Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 16
Informal reception follows

David Mills A Milk-Oriented Microbiota (MOM) in Infants: Lessons from Your Other MOM University of California, Davis Janice Pluth and Tamas Torok (ESD) Potter St.
Rm 141
           
   

Archive Spring 2014

     
Jan 7 Fernando Galvez

Physiological and Genomic Footprint of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf Killifish

Louisiana State University Ben Brown Potter St.
Rm 141
Jan 9
Thursday
Jim Haber Genome Stability and Instability in the Repair of Broken Chromosomes Brandeis University Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141
Jan 14 Paolo Sassone-Corsi Epigenetics, Metabolism and the Circadian Clock University of California, Irvine Terumi Kowhi-Shigematsu Potter St.
Rm 141
(Jan 21)
To be rescheduled
Nevan Krogan From Systems to Structure: Bridging Networks and Mechanism University of California, San Francisco John Tainer Potter St.
Rm 141
Jan 28
Informal reception follows

Bin Yu Modeling Visual Cortex V4 in Naturalistic Conditions with Invariant and Sparse Image Representations University of California, Berkeley Erwin Frise Potter St.
Rm 141
Feb 4 Siavash Kurdistani Evolutionary Contribution of Histones to Genome Condensation University of California, Los Angeles Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu Potter St.
Rm 141
Feb 11 Anna Barker Capitalizing on the Convergence of the Biomolecular and Physical Sciences with Advanced Technologies, and Bioinformatics to Advance Biomedicine

Abstract & Bio

Arizona State University Early Career Scientists Society Potter St.
Rm 141
Feb 13
Thursday
Bas van Steensel Architecture and Dynamics of Nuclear Lamina – Genome Interactions Netherlands Cancer Institute Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141
Feb 18 Sjors Scheres Near-atomic Resolution Structure Determination by Cryo-EM Single-Particle Analysis MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom Eva Nogales Potter St.
Rm 141
Feb 25 Tom Reese Organization of Synapses Molecule by Molecule with EM Tomography NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Manfred Auer Potter St.
Rm 141
Mar 4
Informal reception follows

Henrich Jasper Age-related Stem Cell Dysfunction: Causes and Consequences Buck Institute for Research on Aging Judith Campisi Potter St.
Rm 141
(Mar 11)
Canceled
Frederick W. Alt Antibodies, Genome Stability, and Cancer HHMI and Harvard Medical School Claudia Wiese Potter St.
Rm 141
Mar 18 Peter Jaffe Iron Reduction in Wetland Sediments and its Effect on Selected Pollutant Immobilization and Transformation Princeton University Bill Moses Potter St.
Rm 141
Mar 24
Monday
Wim Vermeulen Lesion-stalled transcription, splicing and signaling: A novel trinity in the DNA Damage Response Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Priscilla Cooper Potter St.
Rm 141
Apr 1 Steve Conolly Magnetic Particle Imaging; A Safe New Biomedical Imaging Modality University of California, Berkeley Grant Gullberg Potter St.
Rm 141
Apr 8 Sean Morrison Melanoma Tumorigenesis and Metastasis UT Southwestern Medical Center Mina Bissell and Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Rm 141
Apr 15 Milan Makale Nanoparticle Based Approaches for Addressing Resistant Brain Cancers University of California, San Diego Stephen Derenzo Potter St.
Rm 141
Apr 22 Susan Lindquist HSF, a Potent Enabler of Malignancy Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Howard Hughes Medical Institute Priscilla Cooper and Janice Pluth Potter St.
Rm 141
Apr 29
Erin Cram Using C. elegans to Study Cell Sensation and Response to Mechanical Forces Northeastern University, Boston Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141
May 6 Robert Miyaoka Building a Better MoUSE Trap: PET Detector Development and Small animal Imaging at the University of Washington University of Washington William Moses Potter St.
Rm 141
May 13
Informal reception follows

Paul Williams New Perspectives on Gene-Environment Interactions and Other Biological Relationships Using Quantile Regression Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab William Moses Potter St.
Rm 141
May 20
Informal reception follows

Mark LaBarge Aging as a Series of Metastable Tissue States Altering Susceptibility to Breast Cancer Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141
May 27
Informal reception follows

Javier A. Ceja-Navarro Insects Empowered by Microbes Earth Sciences Division (Brodie lab), Berkeley Lab William Moses Potter St.
Rm 141
June 3 Andrea H. Brand Nutrient Control of Neural Stem Cells The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, U.K. Susan Celniker Potter St.
Rm 141
June 10
Informal reception follows

Janet K. Jansson Omics of the Human Microbiome Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Antoine Snijders Potter St.
Rm 141

Inaugural Distinguished Biosciences Lecture

Elaine Fuchs

 

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, The Rockefeller University

Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer

June 20, 2014 at noon
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Dr. Fuchs is one of the top researchers in stem cell research, a recipient of many awards, and past President of the International Society of Stem Cell Research.

Using skin as a model, Dr. Fuchs explores the unique properties of skin stem cells that allow them to both replenish themselves (self-renew) and also maintain and regenerate the epidermis and its appendages such as sweat glands and hair follicles. She studies how resident stem cells of skin communicate and respond to their local neighbors (their “niche”) and how these signals prompt them to adjust their program of gene expression and begin to make tissue, and how new signals instruct them when to stop once enough tissue has been made. By studying these basic properties of stem cells, Dr. Fuchs’ team has made major contributions towards understanding how tissues repair injuries and how abnormalities in stem cell behavior can cause cancers.

Biography / Flyer
Host: Mina Bissell, Life Sciences Division
Divisions in the Biosciences Area rotate each year to have the opportunity to honor their choice of distinguished scientist to present this Lecture.

 

 

Date
Speaker Seminar Title
Affiliation Host
Location
   

Archive Fall 2013

     
Sept 10 Wenyi Wei APC and SCF E3 Ubiquitin Ligases in Cancer and Cell Cycle Regulation Harvard Medical School Gary Karpen Potter St.
Rm 141

Sept 17
Informal reception follows

 

Jennifer Doudna RNA-programmed Genome Defense and Editing Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley;
Berkeley Lab
Eva Nogales Potter St.
Rm 141
Sept 24 Karen Davies Electron Cryo-tomography On Mitochondria: Determining the In Situ Structure and Organization of Protein Complexes Involved in ATP Synthesis Max Planck Institute of Biophysics Manfred Auer Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 1
Informal reception follows
Mark Ratcliffe The Infarct Borderzone: Computational Modeling and Mechanisms San Francisco VA Medical Center; University of California, San Francisco Grant Gullberg Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 8
Informal reception follows
Grant Gullberg Measuring Cardiac Efficiency Using PET/MRI Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Stephen Derenzo Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 15 Enrico Gratton Fast Spatio-temporal Fluctuations in Live Cells University of California, Irvine Cynthia McMurray Potter St.
Rm 141
Oct 22
Informal reception follows
David Saloner Imaging and Hemodynamics in Vascular Disease Progression University of California, San Francisco Grant Gullberg Potter St.
Rm 141
(Oct 29) Rescheduled to May 20
Informal reception follows
Mark LaBarge Aging as a Series of Metastable Tissue States Altering Susceptibility to Breast Cancer Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Priscilla Cooper Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 5 Kristin Verhey Kinesin Motors and Trafficking to the Ciliary Compartment University of Michigan Medical School Kenneth Downing Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 12
Informal reception follows
Joe Costello Evolutionary Trajectories of Low Grade Brain Tumors University of California, San Francisco Bahram Parvin Potter St.
Rm 141
Nov 19
Informal reception follows
Carlos Bustamante Division of Labor and Coordination Among the Subunits of a Viral Ring ATPase University of California, Berkeley Susan Tsutakawa Potter St.
Rm 141

(Nov 26)
Rescheduled to June 10
Informal reception follows

Janet K. Jansson Omics of the Human Microbiome Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Antoine Snijders Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 3
Informal reception follows
Erwin Frise Generating and Exploring Large Bioimage Datasets: Insights from Spatial Gene Expression During Drosophila Development Life Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab Susan Celniker Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 10 Peter Nelson How Tumor Microenvironments Influence Treatment Resistance: The Reverse Effect Revisited Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Judith Campisi Potter St.
Rm 141
Dec 17 Brenton Graveley Why Are Flies So Weird? Insights From Genome-Wide Analyses of RNA Processing University of Connecticut Health Center Cynthia McMurray Potter St.
Rm 141
           
   

Archive Spring 2013

     
Jan 8
Informal reception follows
Margaret Torn The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Implications for Climate Feedbacks and Mitigation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory William Moses Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Jan 15
Informal reception follows
John Tainer Envisioning Complexes Controlling Biological Outcomes at the DNA Replication-repair Interface Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Priscilla Cooper Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Jan 22 Jeanne B. Lawrence Regulating the Epigenome via Chromosomal RNAs: Implications for Genome Biology and Chromosome Pathology University of Massachusetts Mina Bissell and Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Jan 29 Ross Cagan Rational Polypharmacology and Multigenic Modeling: A Drosophila Approach to Cancer Therapeutics Mt Sinai Hospital Susan Celniker Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Feb 5 Peter Jones The Cancer Epigenome University of Southern California Paul Yaswen and Claudia Wiese Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Feb 12
Informal reception follows
Martyn Smith Characterizing the Exposome to Complement the Genome University of California, Berkeley Gary Karpen Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Feb 19
Informal reception follows
Thomas Kornberg The Direct-delivery Mechanism of Cell Signaling University of California, San Francisco Susan Celniker Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Feb 26 Denise Montell Life, Death and Resurrection at the Cellular Level University of California, Santa Barbara Susan Celniker Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Mar 5
Informal reception follows
Helen M. Blau Regulating Regeneration: Stem Cells, Newts and Niches Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine Mark LaBarge Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Mar 12
Informal reception follows
Wallace Marshall How Cells Regulate Organelle Size University of California, San Francisco Ken Downing Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Mar 19
Informal reception follows
Claudia Wiese Unraveling the Biology of NUCKS, a Highly Modified and Vertebrate-specific DNA-binding Protein Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Priscilla Cooper Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Mar 26
Informal reception follows
Bruce Alberts

Science and the World's Future

Abstract & Flyer

Science magazine and University of California, San Francisco Early Career Scientists Society LBNL on the Hill
Bldg 66
Auditorium
April 2 John Gerdes Novel Fluorine-18 PET Imaging Tracers for Assessments of CNS Neurotransmitter Networks University of Montana James P. O'Neil Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
April 9 Jan H.J. Hoeijmakers Key Role of DNA Damage in Cancer and Aging Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Priscilla Cooper Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
April 16 Wendy Bickmore Chromatin Folding in Development and Disease MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, University of Edinburgh Claudia Wiese and Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
April 23
Informal reception follows
William W. Moses Radiotracer Imaging of Microbial Systems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Stephen Derenzo Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
April 30
Informal reception follows
Dan Fletcher Grace Under Pressure: Mechanical Regulation of the Cytoskeleton Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley Gary Karpen Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
May 7 Christopher Marx Mathematical Models and Experimental Evolution to Study Genetic Interactions and Evolution of Synthetic Microbial Communities Harvard University Trent Northen Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
May 14 James Brewer Quantitative Neuroimaging in the Clinical Setting: Toward an Earlier and More Accurate Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease University of California, San Diego William Jagust Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
May 21 Satoshi Minoshima Molecular Imaging of Dementia: Past, Present, and Future University of Washington, Seattle William Jagust Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
May 28
Informal reception follows
Jennifer Doudna RNA-programmed Genome Defense and Editing HHMI, University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Eva Nogales Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
June 4 Susan Gasser Sequestering Heterochromatin Through Development: Roles for Histone Methylation Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland Priscilla Cooper and Janice Pluth Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
June 11
Informal reception follows
Oliver Rando Epigenetic Inheritance from Yeast to Mouse University of Massachusetts Early Career Scientists Society Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
           
Date
Speaker Seminar Title
Affiliation Host
Location
   

Archive Fall 2012

     
Sept 18 Charlotte Kuperwasser Recapturing Pluripotency: Links Between Cellular Reprogramming and Breast Cancer Heterogeneity Tufts University School of Medicine Paul Yaswen Potter St.
Bldg 977
Rm 141
Sept 25 Claire Tomlin Insights Gained From Mathematical Mode