Biology Colloquium Series

The Biology Colloquium is a weekly seminar held throughout the academic year, featuring distinguished speakers in many areas of the biological sciences, from universities and institutions worldwide. More information on speakers, their affiliations, and titles of their talks will be added as available. Please check back regularly.

The Colloquium takes place at the Stata Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, at 4:00PM on most Tuesdays during the school year and January (Please note some location changes as indicated below). Refreshments are served at 3:45 outside the seminar room.

To be added to our mailing list to receive further information and announcements please email: biocolloquium [at] mit.edu.

We are in the process of announcing the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Colloquium speakers and topics! Please check back at a later date for further details.


Fall 2015

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

9/15

Hening Lin
Cornell University
http://lin.chem.cornell.edu

"Discover and Understand Novel Post-translational Modifications by Studying Orphan Enzymes"

Robert Sauer

 

9/22

Olga Boudker
Cornell University Medical School
http://physiology.med.cornell.edu/faculty/profile.php?id=boudker

TBD Amy Keating
9.28

Rebecca Heald
UC Berkeley
http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/heald/

https://biology.mit.edu/events/john_jack_m_buchanan_lecture

"Mechanisms of mitosis and size control in Xenopus" Angelika Amon
10/20 C. David Allis, The Rockfeller University
http://www.rockefeller.edu/labheads/allis/allis-lab.php
TBD Postdoctoral Association 
10/27 Wendy Gilbert, MIT TBD Alan Grossman
11/10 Johannes Walter, Harvard Medical School
http://walter.hms.harvard.edu/node/20
TBD Terry Orr-Weaver
11/17 Dimitry Gabrilovich, Wister Institute
http://www.wistar.org/lab/dmitry-gabrilovich-md-
TBD Bob Weinberg
12/1

Harry Dietz, Johns Hopkins Medical School
http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/harry-c-dietz

"New Mechanisms and  Vulnerabilities in TGFb-induced Fibrotic Disease"  Richard Hynes 
12/8 Hollis Cline, Scripps Research Institute
http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/cline
TBD Elly Nedivi
 

Spring 2016

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

1/12

Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins http://pages.jh.edu/~greenlab/

TBD Wendy Gilbert
1/26

Len Zon, Children's Hospital
http://zon.tchlab.org/

TBD Omer Yilmaz
       
       
2/23 Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley
http://rna.berkeley.edu/
TBD Wendy Gilbert
3/1 Fred Alt, Harvard Medical School
http://www.idi.harvard.edu/investigators_research/investigator/alt_lab/
 
TBD Richard Hynes 
3/8 Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller Institute TBD Arup Chakraborty
3/15

Josef Penninger (Sackler Lecture)
IMBA Vienna
http://www.imba.oeaw.ac.at/research/josef-penninger/

TBD Phil Sharp
3/29 Peter Walter, USCF, http://walterlab.ucsf.edu TBD Susan  Lindquist 
4/5      
4/12

The Rich Lecuture (speaker TBD)

TBD  
5/3 George Daley, Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School https://daley.med.harvard.edu TBD The Chipperfield
Graduate Committee 

 

 

Named Lectures

 

Thanks to the generousity of our donors, the Biology Colloquium Series has a number of special lectures, named in honor of members of the MIT Biology community: