Formal Research Seminars

The Buck Institute hosts a number of scientific seminars throughout the year, offering talks on current research by national and international scientists for faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows. FRS Seminars are open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend should respond with their name, email address, and seminar date to:

Seminars are held in the Dexler Auditorium at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker/Title

April 21

Harmit Malik

Harmit Malik, Ph.D.

Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Genetic Conflicts: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Hosted by Professor Pankaj Kapahi

April 28

Trudy Mackay

Trudy Mackay, Ph.D.

William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences , North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The Genetic Basis of Natural Variation in Drosophila Lifespan

Hosted by Professor Arnold Kahn

May 5

Ami Bhatt

Ami Bhatt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Genetics, Stanford, University, Stanford, CA

Molecular Mimicry and the Metagenome

Hosted by Professor Jennifer Garrison

May 19

Marius Wernig

Marius Wernig, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Department of Pathology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

How to Make a Neuron

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

June 2

Judith Frydman

Judith Frydman, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology and of Genetics

 Stanford University


Hosted by Professor Henri Jasper & Postdoc Imilce Rodriguez

June 9

Jonathan Burman

Jonathon Burman, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Mitochondrial Fission Regulates the Specificity of PINK1/Parkin-Mediated Mitophagy

Hosted by Professor Julie Andersen

June 23

DAvide Ruggero

Davide Ruggero, Ph.D.

Professor of Urology, UCSF


Hosted by Professor Pankaj Kapahi

June 30

Andrew Brack

Andrew Brack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine

Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells: Regeneration and Aging

Hosted by Professor Henri Jasper & Postdoc Harshani Peiris

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