Princeton University Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Events http://molbio.princeton.edu Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:27:54 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mindful Listening http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindful Listening: This workshop will focus on benefits of good relationships, and ways in which we can put time, thought, and effort into creating them. Mindful listening skills can teach us to change our reaction to others, and to clearly see people for who they are. By responding mindfully in challenging interactions, we can begin to cultivate the kind of communication you want in personal and professional settings.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 - Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindfulness and Compassion: Cultivating compassion is beneficial for several reasons, including health and well-being, as well as for human connection. Compassionate people are more optimistic and supportive when communicating with others, more socially adept, making them less vulnerable to loneliness. When we recognize that the difficult emotions that others experience are also our own, we are practicing compassion. The practice of mindfulness offers an opportunity to tap into the connectedness of all things.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 - Fri, Nov 14, 2014
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Mindfulness and Gratitude: Sometimes it's easier to notice what's wrong with our lives rather than what's right. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be grateful for our lives irrespective of what is occurring. Gratitude is the antidote to feelings of scarcity and loss, and "expressing" gratitude can alter ways in which we react to stressful situations. In this workshop we can learn how to "choose" to respond to life.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/410-mindfulness-and-family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/410-mindfulness-and-family Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Dec 05, 2014 - Fri, Dec 05, 2014
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Mindfulness and Family: When difficulties arise, it is important for family members to remain composed, positive, and dedicated to working together. Whether we live with family or are thousands of miles away, the practice of mindfulness meditation can help us to grow closer. It can provide an opportunity to enhance joy and connectedness with each other. When we can accept differences and learn ways to be less reactive, our family problems become manageable.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Bill Hait (Janssen Research and Development) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/402-hait http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/402-hait Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: CSO Seminar Series
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 - Mon, Feb 23, 2015
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Molecular Biology Chief Scientific Officer Seminar Series
presents the G. S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Lecture

Speaker
Bill Hait
William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D.
Global Head, Research & Development

Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson



Dr. William N. Hait is Global Head, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, the global research and development arm of Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson.  In this role, he leads the global R&D group in its mission to discover and develop innovative new medicines to address the world’s most serious unmet medical needs.

Dr. Hait joined Johnson & Johnson in 2007 and assumed the role of Global Therapy Area Head, Oncology, in 2009. 

Before that he was the founding Director of The (Rutgers) Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which he led to receive the National Cancer Institute’s highest designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2002.  From 1993 to 2007 he was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Associate Dean for Oncology Programs at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

After earning his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hait received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) cum laude from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.  He joined the Yale University School of Medicine faculty in 1984 and became Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology, Associate Director of the Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the Breast Cancer Unit and Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Unit.  Dr. Hait is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Hait devoted his time to numerous advisory and editorial boards.  He was Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Cancer Research and Associate Editor of Cancer Research, served as President of the American Association for Cancer Research from 2007 – 2008 and currently serves as Treasurer.  He sits on various committees for the American Association of Cancer Research (Chair, Clinical Cancer Research Committee), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Association of American Cancer Institutes (Board of Directors), the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors and is Chairman of the Executive Management Committee of Stand Up to Cancer.  He currently is a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director's Advisory Board, Board of External Advisors for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Stand Up to Cancer Scientific Advisory Board, The Board of Directors of Research America! and the Vanderbilt University Biomedical Science Advisory Board.

Dr. Hait has received numerous awards and honors including the Burroughs Wellcome Award in Clinical Pharmacology, election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the AACR Academy. 

Seminar Topic

A Walk on the Wild Side

Career Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry

William N. Hait, Janssen, the Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson

Few students consider a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Rather, their role models have been professors enjoying a productive life in academia.  However, industry offers scientists and physicians broad and rewarding opportunities that should be considered when embarking on life’s journey.

The drug development process begins with a bright idea that leads to a discovery and the appreciation that the application of this discovery might bring benefits to large numbers of patients.  The key to the process is translational research or the application of a discovery to the practice of medicine.

In this presentation Dr. Hait reviews the process of drug development and the role that different scientific expertise plays in drug development. 

Finally, Dr. Hait will compare and contrast careers in academia versus ones in industry from the perspective of an individual who has done both.

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

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CSO Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Eve Marder (Brandeis U) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/404-marder http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/404-marder Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker
Eve Marder
Eve Marder, Ph.D.
Brandeis University

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TBA
 

FAculty Lab


https://blogs.brandeis.edu/marderlab/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Sergey Nuhzdin (USC) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/417-sergey-nuhzdin-usc http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/417-sergey-nuhzdin-usc Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Mar 02, 2015 - Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (IST Austria) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/368-carl-philipp-heisenberg-ist-austria http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/368-carl-philipp-heisenberg-ist-austria Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Carl
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Ph.D.
Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria


Carl Philipp Heisenberg is professor at IST Austria.  He received his Ph.D. from Max-Planck-Institute of Developmental Biology Tübingen. The Heisenberg Lab is studying various forms of cell interactions underlying the development of multicellular structures, such as tissues, organs and embryos, using zebrafish gastrulation as an assay system.

Seminar Topic

 

Surface cell expansion drives radial cell intercalations in zebrafish gastrulation

Radial cell intercalations are commonly associated with tissue spreading in many developmental and disease-related processes. Yet, how radial cell intercalations are controlled and function in tissue spreading remains unknown. Here, we use a combination of experiments and theory to analyze radial cell intercalations during doming, the initial spreading of the blastoderm over the yolk cell at early zebrafish gastrulation. Strikingly, we found that radial cell intercalations do not drive doming, but rather determine the viscous relaxation behavior of the blastoderm in response to tissue surface tension (TST)-driven deformation. We further show that the expansion of surface epithelial cells reduces TST, which in turn triggers radial cell intercalations and doming. Thus, radial cell intercalations are required for translating changes in tissue-scale forces into tissue deformation.
 

Research lab


http://ist.ac.at/research-groups-pages/heisenberg-group/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Alex Mogilner (NYU) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/418-alex-mogilner-nyu http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/418-alex-mogilner-nyu Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - Mon, Mar 09, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Michael Rape (UC, Berkeley) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/369-rape http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/369-rape Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 - Wed, Mar 11, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
 Michael Rape photo
Michael Rape, Ph.D.
Investigator, HHMI
Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology and Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley

Michael Rape performed his graduate work with Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany, where is discovered the p97/CDC48 complex as the first ubiquitin-dependent segregase. His postdoctoral work was performed with Marc Kirschner at Harvard Medical School, where Michael studied regulation of cell cycle control by the anaphase-promoting complex. In late 2006, Michael started his own lab at UC Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology and the Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology. Michael has also co-founded a biotech company, Nurix. Awards include the Pew Scholars Award, the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, a Blavatnik Science Scholar, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Award.

Seminar Topic

 
Building a face, one ubiquitin at a time

Although ubiquitylation is known to control many aspects of cellular homeostasis, its function during cell differentiation programs remains incompletely understood. By combining high-throughput siRNA screens with expression analyses in stem cells, we have discovered a novel ubiquitylation enzyme that controls differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into neural crest. Loss of this ubiquitin ligase or its substrate results in craniofacial disorders caused by reduced numbers of neural crest cells. Importantly, by dissecting the molecular mechanism of this ubiquitin-dependent differentiation event, we revealed intriguing insight into cellular pathways that ultimately control cell fate decisions.
 

Research lab


http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/rape/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
John Maunsell (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/405-maunsell http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/405-maunsell Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - Thu, Mar 12, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker
maunsell-john
John Maunsell, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

FAculty Lab


http://maunsell.med.harvard.edu/

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Free and open to the university community and the public


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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Karlene Cimprich (Stanford) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/370-cimprich http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/370-cimprich Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Cimprich
Karlene Cimprich, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Karlene Cimprich is Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Karlene received her B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Harvard University. Her lab focuses on genome stability pathways and their roles in cancer and other human diseases; DNA damage response pathways and DNA replication; the interface between RNA processing and transcription with genome stability.

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

Research lab


http://cimprich.stanford.edu/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
2015 Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Meeting http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/416-2015-mid-atlantic-society-for-developmental-biology-meeting http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/416-2015-mid-atlantic-society-for-developmental-biology-meeting Location: McDonnell Hall, A01 -
Category: Developmental Biology Meeting
Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
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Princeton University is pleased to host the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Society Developmental Biology Meeting.  This conference is partly supported by a grant from the Society for Developmental Biology.

Please visit http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/sdb for information about this meeting.

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Developmental Biology Meeting Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:57:38 -0500
Rob Knight (U of Colorado) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/419-rob-knight-u-of-colorado http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/419-rob-knight-u-of-colorado Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - Mon, Mar 30, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Jeannie Lee (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/371-lee http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/371-lee Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Apr 01, 2015 - Wed, Apr 01, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Jeannie Lee
Jeannie Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Jeannie Lee is Professor of Genetics and Pathology at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, and Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Professor Lee specializes in the study of epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNA. Using X-inactivation as a model, her lab has made several contributions towards understanding how RNA directs chromatin and gene expression changes. She received her A.B. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Harvard University, where she worked on antisense regulation with Professor Nancy Kleckner. She obtained the M.D.-Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she studied X-linked diseases with Professor Robert Nussbaum. At the Whitehead Institute/MIT, her postdoctoral work with Professor Rudolf Jaenisch delineated the X-inactivation center. She was Chief Resident of Clinical Pathology at the M.G.H., received the Basil O'Connor Award and the Pew Scholar Award as a young investigator, and was recently named a Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Molecular Biology Award from the National Academy of Sciences, USA, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Genetics Society of America.

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

Research lab


http://molbio.mgh.harvard.edu/leeweb/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Bence Ölveczky (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/379-olveczky http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/379-olveczky Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Apr 02, 2015 - Thu, Apr 02, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker
Bence
Bence Ölveczky, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

research Lab


http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/olveczky/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Guy Sella (Columbia) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/420-guy-sella-columbia http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/420-guy-sella-columbia Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 06, 2015 - Mon, Apr 06, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Tom Rapoport (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/372-cimprich http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/372-cimprich Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Tue, Apr 07, 2015 - Tue, Apr 07, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Tom
Tom Rapoport, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

In January, 1995 Tom Rapoport joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, arriving from the Max-Delbrück-Institute for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. He graduated with honors and earned his Ph.D. from Humboldt University in 1972. Immediately following this, Dr. Rapoport became an investigator of the Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, which later became the Max-Delbrück-Institute. Since 1985, he has served as Professor of Cell Biology and group leader. In July of 1997 Tom was appointed as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

Research lab


http://rapoport.hms.harvard.edu/index.php/public/page/home

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Ryan Baugh (Duke) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/421-ryan-baugh-duke http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/421-ryan-baugh-duke Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 - Mon, Apr 13, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Anthony N. van den Pol (Yale) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/389-anthony-n-van-den-pol-yale http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/389-anthony-n-van-den-pol-yale Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Behavioral Economics Seminars
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
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Behavioral Economics Seminars Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:51:46 -0400