Research Lecture Series

Research News, Events & Awards Research Lecture Series
Panel of Experts Give Lecture at NYU School of Medicine
Research News, Events & Awards Research Lecture Series

We frequently invite our faculty as well as outside researchers to discuss recent advances in their fields. Our Dean’s Lecture Series recognizes the outstanding research that transpires in our laboratories and gives our distinguished faculty a platform to share their latest scientific findings.

Our Honors Program Lecture Series features research seminars led by outstanding scientists from around the world. A reception held after each lecture provides an opportunity for students to meet with the guest lecturer. This lecture series is sponsored by our MD Degree honors program, which offers research opportunities in the basic sciences for NYU School of Medicine medical students.

To recognize rising stars among our younger research faculty, our NextGen Stars lecture series highlights scientists who are forging innovative solutions to the most formidable challenges in biomedical research and who are poised to emerge as leaders in their fields.

All lectures take place on Monday at 4:00PM in Alumni Hall B throughout the academic year, unless otherwise noted, and are open to NYU Langone faculty, trainees, and staff. If you have questions about this seminar series, contact Josephine Markiewicz, lecture coordinator, at josephine.markiewicz@nyumc.org.

2017–18 Lectures

Dean’s Lecture Series 2017

Hannah Klein, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pathology
Hosted by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
January 23, 2017

Jef Boeke, PhD
Director, Institute for Systems Genetics
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Hosted by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
December 4, 2017

NextGen Stars Lecture Series 2017

We’ll post details about upcoming NextGen Stars lectures as they are scheduled.

Michael Halassa, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute and the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Physiology
Hosted by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Friday, May 5, 2017
Smilow First Floor Seminar Room

Susan Schwab, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Hosted by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Friday, November 3, 2017
Smilow First Floor Seminar Room 

Honors Program Lecture Series 2017–18

Michael K. Rosen, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Biophysics; Principal Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
January 30, 2017

Yasmine Belkaid, PhD
Senior Investigator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Division of Intramural Research
Hosted by Dan Littman, MD, PhD
March 6, 2017

Olivier Pourquié, PhD
Professor, Departments of Genetics and Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
March 20, 2017

Robert H. Singer, PhD
Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Anatomy Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
April 3, 2017

Yang Dan, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD
April 17, 2017

Erika Pearce, PhD
Group Leader and Director, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Genetics
Hosted by Dan Littman, PhD
April 24, 2017

“Social Hierarchies: Cognitive Skills and Their Neural Regulation”
Russell D. Fernald, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD and Steven Burden, PhD
May 1, 2017

Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, University of California at San Francisco; Director, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD
May 8, 2017

Guoping Feng, PhD
The Poitras Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD
May 15, 2017

Vishva M. Dixit, MD
Vice President and Staff Scientist, Physiological Chemistry, Genetech
Hosted by Dan Littman, MD, PhD
May 22, 2017

“Writing Up the Retina”
Joshua R. Sanes, PhD
Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Hosted by Steven Burden, PhD and Ruth Lehmann, PhD
October 16, 2017

“Single Particle Cryo-EM of Membrane Proteins in Lipid Nanodisc”
Yifan Cheng, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
November 6, 2017

“Gene Editing in Human Embryos”
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine; and Professor and Director, Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, Oregon Health and Science University
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
November 20, 2017

“Epigenetic and Chromatin Remodeling at the Beginning of Mammalian Life”
Yi Zhang, PhD
Fred Rosen Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD and Max Costa
November 27, 2017

“The Genetic Basis of Vertebrate Embryogenesis: Insights from Zebrafish”
Alexander Schier, PhD
Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
December 11, 2017

“Breathing: From Rhythm to Emotion”
Jack L. Feldman, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology. Member, Brain Research Institute; Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB) Home Area; and Neuroscience GPB Home Area, University of California at Los Angeles
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD and Niels Ringstad, PhD
December 18, 2017

Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California at San Francisco
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
January 8, 2018

Kimberly Huber, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by Evgeny Nudler, PhD and Richard Tsien, PhD
February 26, 2018

Ilina Singh, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Society, Department of Psychiatry, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD and Arthur Caplan, PhD
March 5, 2018

“Big Science, Team Science, Open Science in the Service of Neuroscience”
Christof Koch, PhD
Chief Scientist and President, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Hosted by Ed Ziff, PhD and György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
March 12, 2018

“Ribosome Rescue and Homeostasis in Health and Disease”
Rachel Green
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hosted by Evgeny Nudler, PhD
March 19, 2018

“Angiogenesis Revisited: Role and (Therapeutic) Implications of Endothelial Metabolism”
Peter Carmeliet, PhD
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
Hosted by Dan Littman, PhD and Dan Rifkin, PhD
March 26, 2018

“Oxysterol Regulation of Immune Cell Migration and Metabolism”
Jason Cyster, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California at San Francisco
Hosted by Dan Littman, PhD
April 16, 2018

Paul W. Sternberg, PhD
Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor of Cell and Neurobiology, University of Southern California School of Medicine 
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD and Niels Ringstad, PhD
May 14, 2018

“Tudor-SN-Mediated MicroRNA Decay Promotes G1-to-S Phase Transition”
Lynne Maquat, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD); Professor, Cancer Center; J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Service Alumni Professorship, Department of Dean’s Office, SMD; Director, Center for RNA Biology, Department of Office of VP for Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center
Hosted by Evgeny Nudler, PhD and Ruth Lehmann, PhD
May 21, 2018