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


July 9

Liesbet Temmerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, Ku Leuven, Belgium

Enhanced Protein Turnover as a Healthy Aging Strategy

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Sept 7

Scott Baraban, PhD

Professor & William K. Bowes Jr. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research, Neurological Surgery, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, UCSF 

On the Road to New Therapies for Intractable Epilepsies

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

Oct 5

Scott V. Edwards, PhD

Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Title: TBA

Hosted by Professor Rachel Brem

Nov 30

Jason Spence, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Cell and Development Biology, University of Michigan

Modeling Human Development Using Insights from Organoids and Embryos

Hosted by Professor Deepak Lamba and Posdoc Jie Zhu


Feb 8

Meng Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging, Baylor COllege of Medicine, Huffington Center on Aging, Dept. of Molecular and Human Genetics

Title: TBA

Hosted by Buck Fellow, Kai Zhou

Mar 22

Sylvia Lee, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithica, NY

Title: TBA

Hosted by Associate Professor Rachel Brem

April 12

Elaine Fuchs, PhD

Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller, University

Title: TBA

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison
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