Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Wednesdays 12:15PM-1:15PM at the Charlestown Navy Yard 7th Floor Auditorium; Videobroadcast to Simches 3120


  • 9/28/16 - Angelika Amon, PhD

    “Aneuploidy and cancer - a complicated relationship”

    Speaker: Angelika Amon, PhD
    Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research
    MIT Department of Biology
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


  • 10/05/16 - Aviv Regev, PhD

    “Dissecting the ecosystem of tumors with single cell genomics”

    Speaker: Aviv Regev, PhD
    Professor, Department of Biology, MIT
    Core Member and Chair of the Faculty, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    Director, Cell Circuits Program and Klarman Cell Observatory, Broad Institute
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • 10/12/2016 - Shelley L. Berger, PhD

    “Epigenetic pathways as targets in human disease”

    Speaker: Shelley L. Berger, PhD
    Daniel S. Och University Professor
    Cell & Departmental Biology
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania

  • 10/19/2016 - Giulio F. Draetta, MD, PhD

    “Tackling therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer”

    Speaker: Giulio F. Draetta, MD, PhD
    Director, MD Anderson Institute for Applied Cancer Science
    Professor, Department of Genomic Medicine
    University of Texas

  • 10/26/2016 - No CCR Seminar


  • 11/02/16 -Thomas Jenuwein, PhD

    “Major Satellite repeat RNA form an RNA-nucleosome scaffold and govern Suv39h association at mouse heterochromatin”

    Speaker: Thomas Jenuwein, PhD
    Senior Group Leader and Director
    Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics

  • 11/09/16 - No Seminar

  • 11/16/16 -James T. Kadonaga, PhD

    “Operating Systems, Apps, and a Novel Chromatin Structure for the Regulation of our Genes”

    Speaker: James T. Kadonaga, PhD
    Amylin Endowed Chair in Lifesciences
    Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology Section
    University of California – San Diego


  • 12/07/16 - Bin Zheng, PhD

    Speaker: Bin Zheng, PhD
    Assistant Professor, HMS
    MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center

  • 12/14/16 - Michelle Monje, PhD

    Speaker: Michelle Monje, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology and
    Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics and Pathology
    Stanford University of Medicine

  • 12/21/16 - No CCR Seminar


  • 1/04/17 - No CCR Seminar

  • 1/11/17 - Ze’ev Ronai, PhD

    “RNF5 in glutamine metabolism and coordinated immune checkpoint and microbiome control”

    Speaker: Ze’ev Ronai, PhD
    Chief Scientific Advisor
    Sanford-Burnham Medical Discovery Institute at La Jolla

  • 1/18/17 - Mathieu Lupien, PhD

    Speaker: Mathieu Lupien, PhD 
    Scientist and Assistant Professor
    Princess Margaret Cancer Center

  • 1/25/17 - Robert G. Roeder, PhD

    “Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation through diverse co-activators”

    Speaker: Robert G. Roeder, PhD
    Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
    Head, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    The Rockefeller University


  • 2/01/17 - Scott G. Kennedy, PhD

    “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance”

    Speaker: Scott G. Kennedy, PhD
    Philip and Aya Leder Professor of Genetics, HMS
    Department of Genetics
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Harvard University

  • 2/08/17 - Jay E. Bradner, MD

    Speaker: Jay E. Bradner, MD
    Novartis Institute

  • 2/15/17 - Jean Zhao, PhD

    “Precision Oncology: From mouse models to human therapy”

    Speaker: Jean Zhao, PhD
    Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • 2/22/17 - No CCR Seminar


  • 3/01/17 - Patricia S. Steeg, PhD

    Speaker: Patricia S. Steeg, PhD
    Deputy Chief, Women’s Malignancies Branch

  • 3/08/17 - No CCR Seminar

  • 3/15/17 - Jason Locasale, PhD

    Speaker: Jason Locasale, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
    Duke University School of Medicine

  • 3/22/17 - Perry J. Blackshear, MD, D.Phil

    Speaker: Perry J. Blackshear, MD, D.Phil
    Senior Investigator, Signal Transduction Laboratory
    Post-Transcriptional Gene Expression Group
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

  • 3/29/17 - Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

    Speaker: Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD
    Assistant Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


  • 4/05/17 - No CCR Seminar

  • 4/12/17 - Bruce L. Levine, PhD

    Speaker: Bruce L. Levine, PhD
    Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy
    Abramson Cancer Center
    University of Pennsylvania

  • 4/19/17 - Frederic Chédin, PhD

    Speaker: Frederic Chédin, PhD
    Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of California – Davis

  • 4/26/17 - Fátima Gebauer Hernández, PhD

    Speaker: Fátima Gebauer Hernández, PhD
    Group Leader, Regulation of Protein Synthesis in Eukaryotes
    Center for Genomic Regulation


  • 5/03/17 - Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD

    Speaker: Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD
    Director, Cellular Therapeutics
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • 5/10/17 - Ed Boyden, PhD

    Speaker: Ed Boyden, PhD
    Professor of Biological Engineering
    Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  • 5/17/17 - Ruedi Aebersold, PhD

    Speaker: Ruedi Aebersold, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
    Institute for Molecular Systems Biology
    ETH Zürich

  • 5/24/17 - Michael Rape, PhD

    Speaker: Michael Rape, PhD
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    UC Berkeley


  • 6/07/17 - Radhika Subramanian, PhD

    Speaker: Radhika Subramanian, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Genetics, HMS
    Department of Molecular Biology, MGH

  • 6/14/17 - No CCR Seminar

  • 6/21/17 - Cigall Kadoch, PhD

    Speaker: Cigall Kadoch, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
    Institute Member, Center for the Science of Therapeutics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

  • 6/28/17 - Manuel Serrano, PhD

    Speaker: Manuel Serrano, PhD
    Director, Molecular Oncology Program
    Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
    Spanish National Cancer Research Center