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. Formal Research Seminars are open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend should respond with their name, email address, and seminar date to: FRS@buckinstitute.org

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

Drexler Auditorium
8001 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, California 92945

Modeling of Human Neurological/Psychiatric Disorders using iPS cells and Transgenic Non-Human Primates.

Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Physiology
Keio University School of Medicine
Dean, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

Modeling Human Development Using Insights from Organoids and Embryos

Jason Spence, PhD

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

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby and Postdoc Jie Zhu

ER proteostasis unbalance: from aging to neurodegenerative diseases

Claudio Hetz, PhD

Biomedical Neuroscience Institute, Faculty of Medicine
Center for Geroscience, Brain Health & Metabolism
University of Chile
Dept. of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, Buck Institute

Hosted by Professor Eric Verdin

To sleep or not to sleep: How the brain decides to wake us up

Luis De Lecea, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Title: TBA

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

Hosted by Buck Fellow, Kai Zhou

Targeting Dysregulated Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Linda Van Eldik, PhD

Director, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and
UK-Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Department: Neuroscience
University of Kentucky / Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

Title: TBA

Sylvia Lee, PhD

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

Hosted by Associate Professor Rachel Brem

Stem cells in silence, action and cancer

Elaine Fuchs, PhD

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

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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