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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@nyulangone.org.

2018–19 Lectures

We present the following lectures for 2018–19.

Dean’s Lecture Series

Richard Tsien, DPhil
Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Hosted by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
January 29, 2018

Honors Program Lecture Series

Susan Murphy, PhD
Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
Hosted by Andrea B. Troxel, PhD
October 15, 2018

Maria Barna, PhD
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology and Genetics, Stanford University; New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)–Robertson Stem Cell Investigator
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
October 22, 2018

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Research Center
Hosted by Edward Ziff, PhD
November 19, 2018

Feng Zhang, PhD
The James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hosted by Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
December 3, 2018

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University
Hosted by Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
December 17, 2018

Virginia Lee, PhD
The John H. Ware Third Endowed Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by Edward Ziff, PhD
January 7, 2019

David Baker, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD, and Gira Bhabha, PhD
January 14, 2019

Seth Darst, PhD
The Jack Fishman Professor of Molecular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University
Hosted by Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
January 28, 2019

Erich Jarvis, PhD
Professor, Rockefeller University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Edward Ziff, PhD
February 4, 2019

James T. Collins
The Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hosted by Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
March 11, 2019

Carlos Brody, PhD
The Wilbur H. Gantz III ’59 Professor in Neuroscience, Princeton University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hosted by Edward Ziff, PhD
March 18, 2019

Gisela Storz, PhD
National Institutes of Health Distinguished Investigator, Section on Environmental Gene Regulation
Hosted by Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
March 25, 2019

Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD
President, The Rockefeller University
Hosted by Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
April 1, 2019

Don Cleveland, PhD
Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California San Diego
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
April 8, 2019

Bali Pulendran, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine
Hosted by Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
April 15, 2019

Gillian Griffiths
Professor of Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Cambridge
Hosted by Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
May 13, 2019

Azim Surani, PhD
The Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of Physiology and Reproduction, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
May 20, 2019

Juergen Knoblich, PhD
Deputy Scientific Director, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Hosted by Ruth Lehmann, PhD
June 17, 2019

2017 Lectures

We presented the following lectures in 2017.

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

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