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
Buck Institute, 8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

Lipids and the demise of neurons

Hugo Bellen, DVM, PhD

Investigator and Professor, Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics, Neuroscience, and Neurological Research Institute, HHMI and Baylor College of Medicine

Hosted by Professor Pankaj Kapahi

Messenger RNA translation and oocyte competence to develop as an embryo: a genome-wide perspective

Marco Conti, MD

Professor & Director, Fred Gellert Chair in Reproductive Medicine & Biology, Center for Reproductive Sciences and the Eli and the Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCSF

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison and Scientific Director and Associate Professor Lei Lei

Title: TBA

Valter Longo, PhD

Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology, Professor of Biological Sciences, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Hosted by President and CEO Eric Verdin

Title: TBA

Judith Yanowitz, PhD

Associate Professor, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Metabolic signatures of mating, Sex Peptide and mifepristone/RU486 in female Drosophila melanogaster

John Tower, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Computational Biology Program, University of Southern California

Hosted by Professor Pejmun Haghighi

Title: TBA

Karen Duff, PhD

Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY

Hosted by Assistant Professor Tara Tracy

Interactions and Polymorphisms of Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease: Implications for Drug Development

Rakez Kayed, PhD

Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Anatomy
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch

Hosted by Assistant Professor Tara Tracy

Title: TBA

Lynn Cooley, PhD

Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale University

Hosted by Scientific Director and Associate Professor Lei Lei and Assistant Professor Shiying Lin

Title: TBA

Kang Shen, PhD

Professor of Biology and of Pathology, Stanford University

Hosted by Professor Pejmun Haghighi

Title: TBA

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD

Professor, Immunology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Hosted by President and CEO Eric Verdin

Title: TBA

Cole Hayes, PhD

Professor, Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Hosted by Buck Fellow Kai Zhou

Transposable element activation as a molecular cause of aging

Stephen Helfand, MD

Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Division of Biology & Medicine, Brown University

Hosted by President and CEO Eric Verdin and Professor Pankaj Kapahi

Title: TBA

Scott Leiser, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Title: TBA

Keith Blackwell, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Dept. of Genetics, Boston, MA

Hosted by Professor Julie Andersen and Professor Gordon Lithgow

Title: TBA

Martin Matzuk, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Drug Discovery, Stuart A. Wallace Chair & Professor, Robert L. Moody, Sr. Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Hosted by Scientific Director and Associate Professor Lei Lei and Assistant Professor Shiying Lin

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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