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

Establishment and Maintenance of Neuronal Polarity in C. elegans

Kang Shen, PhD

Professor of Biology and of Pathology, Stanford University

CANCELLED

Hosted by Professor Pejmun Haghighi

Host Micro Biome Interactions in Health and Disease

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD

Professor, Immunology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

CANCELLED

Hosted by President and CEO Eric Verdin

Counting mitochondria via the UPRmt: Do old cells lose count?

Cole Hayes, PhD

Professor, Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED

Hosted by President and CEO Eric Verdin and Professor Pankaj Kapahi

Perception and response to metabolic stress

Scott Leiser, PhD

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

CANCELLED

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

Title: TBA

Holly Ingraham, PhD

Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine, UCSF

CANCELLED

Hosted by Assistant Professor Jennifer Garrison

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

CANCELLED

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

Title: TBA

Zhijian “James” Chen, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Hosted by Buck Fellow, Kai Zhou

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

Richard J. Youle, PhD

Senior Investigator, Biochemistry Section, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, Bethesda, MD

Hosted by Buck Fellow, Kai Zhou

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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