Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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


  • 9/06/17 - Paul A. Northcott, PhD

    "Origins of medulloblastoma: lessons learned from 1,000’s of patients & 1,000’s of cells"

    Speaker: Paul A. Northcott, PhD
    Assistant Member
    Developmental Neurobiology
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • 9/13/17 - Iannis Aifantis, PhD

    “Juice me up! Vitamin C and the therapeutic targeting of TET enzymatic activity in human leukemia”

    Speaker: Iannis Aifantis, PhD 
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Pathology
    NYU School of Medicine

  • 9/20/17 - Albert-László Barabási, PhD

    “Network Medicine: From Cellular Networks to the Human Diseasome”

    Speaker: Albert-László Barabási, PhD
    Robert Gray Dodge Professor and University
    Distinguished Professor
    Northeastern University

  • 9/27/17 - CCR Retreat - No seminar


  • 10/04/17 - Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD

    “CAR T cell therapy for Cancer: We have a Model A Ford, we need to build a Ferrari”

    Speaker: Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD
    Director Cellular Therapeutics
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

  • 10/11/2017 - No Seminar

  • 10/18/2017 - Xiaobing Shi, PhD

    “Reading the Histone Code”

    Speaker: Xiaobing Shi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Departments of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Division of Science
    The University of Texas
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • 10/25/2017 - Laurence Cooper, MD, PhD

    “Manipulating the immune response: from bench to bedside to boardroom”

    Speaker: Laurence Cooper, MD, PhD
    CEO Ziopharm Oncology, Inc.
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Visiting Scientist


  • 11/01/17 - Duane A. Compton, PhD

    “Chromosome segregation fidelity and mechanisms of chromosomal instability in cancer cells”

    Speaker: Duane A Compton, PhD
    Dean and Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

  • 11/08/17 - Yves Pommier, MD, PhD

    “Precision Medicine with DNA Damaging Agents”

    Speaker: Yves Pommier, MD, PhD
    Chief, Developmental Therapeutics Branch &
    Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology
    National Cancer Institute, NIH

  • 11/15/17 - Charles Rudin, MD, PhD

    “New strategies for small cell lung cancer”

    Speaker: Charles Rudin, MD, PhD
    Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service;
    Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research;
    Sylvia Hassenfeld Chair in Lung Cancer
    Memorial Sloan Kittering Cancer Center

  • 11/23/17 - No Seminar

  • 11/29/17 - Ryan Kruger, PhD

    “Targeting Epigenetic Machinery for the Treatment of Cancer”

    Speaker: Ryan Kruger, PhD
    Cancer Epigenetics Discovery Performance Unit


  • 12/06/17 - Martin Holcik, PhD

    “Targeting IAPs for the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma”

    Speaker: Martin Holcik, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Health Sciences
    Carleton University

  • 12/13/17 - Michael Rape, PhD

    “The other code: ubiquitin and its role in neurodegeneration”

    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

  • 12/20/17 - Neil Ganem, PhD

    “The Role of Tetraploidy in Tumorigenesis”

    Speaker: Neil Ganem, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine,Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Department of Pharmacology

  • 12/27/17 - No Seminar


  • 1/03/18 - No Seminar

  • 1/10/18 - Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD

    "Epigenomic Regulation of Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism”

    Speaker: Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
    Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
    Perleman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania

  • 1/17/18 - No Seminar

  • 1/24/18 - Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD

    “Overcoming Chromatin Barriers to Control Cell Fate”

    Speaker: Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD
    Director of UPenn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    Joseph Leidy Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

  • Special Date: 1/25/18 - Andrea Califano, PhD

    Speaker: Andrea Califano, PhD
    Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology;
    Chair, Department of Systems Biology
    Director, JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center
    Associate Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center; Columbia University Medical Center


  • 2/07/18 - Cheryl Arrowsmith, PhD

    Speaker: Cheryl Arrowsmith, PhD
    Director, Toronto Node of the Structural Genomics Consortium
    Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Professor of Medical Biophysics
    University of Toronto

  • 2/14/18 - No Seminar

  • 2/21/18 - Paul Mischel, MD

    Speaker: Paul Mischel, MD
    Department of Pathology
    University of California, San Diego

  • 2/28/18 - No Seminar


  • 3/07/18 - Job Dekker, PhD

    Speaker: Job Dekker, PhD
    Professor and co-Director
    Program in Systems Biology
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; University of Mass, Medical School

  • 3/14/18 - Antonio Iavarone, MD

    Speaker: Antonio Iavarone, MD
    Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Neurology
    Columbia University

  • 3/21/18 - Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD

    Speaker: Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
    Perelman School of Medicine; U Penn

  • 3/28/18 - Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD

    Speaker: Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD
    Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
    Molecular Biologist, MGH
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


  • 4/04/18 - Michael (Geoff) Rosenfeld, MD

    Speaker: Michael (Geoff) Rosenfeld, MD
    Distinguished Professor of Medicine
    University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; Division of Biological Sciences

  • 4/11/18 - Helen Heslop, MD, DSc

    Speaker: Helen Heslop, MD, DSc
    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texas Children’s Hospital

  • 4/18/18 - No Seminar

  • 4/25/18 - Ross Levine, PhD

    Speaker: Ross Levine, PhD
    Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research
    Director, Center for Hematologic Malignancies
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


  • 5/02/18 - Niels Mailand, PhD

    Speaker: Niels Mailand, PhD
    Professor and Group Leader
    Novo Nordisk Foundation
    University of Copenhagen

  • 5/09/18 - Katherine Borden, PhD

    Speaker: Katherine Borden, PhD
    Principal Investigator, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)
    Professor, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
    University of Montreal

  • 5/16/18 - Perry Blackshear, MD, PhD

    Speaker: Perry Blackshear, MD, PhD
    Senior Investigator
    Signal Transduction Laboratory
    Post Transcriptional Gene Expression Group National Institute of Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • 5/23/18 - Toshio Tsukiyama, PhD

    Speaker: Toshio Tsukiyama, PhD
    Member, Division of Basic Sciences
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

  • 5/30/18 - Ruedi Aebersold, PhD

    Speaker: Ruedi Aebersold, PhD
    Head of Department of Biology
    Institute of Molecular Systems Biology
    ETH Zurich


  • 6/06/18 - Prof. Azim Surani

    Speaker: Prof. Azim Surani
    Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research, Member of the Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Department
    Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

  • 6/13/18 - Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

    Speaker: Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Immunology
    Director, UPCI Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • 6/20/18 - Siavash Kurdistani, MD, PhD

    Speaker: Siavash Kurdistani, MD, PhD
    Chair and Professor, Biological Chemistry
    Associate Director, JCCC Gene Regulation Program Area; Department of Biological Chemistry

  • 6/27/18 - Matthew Lorincz, PhD

    Speaker: Matthew Lorincz, PhD
    Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
    Cancer Research
    The University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada