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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Barbara Meyer, Professor, Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California Berkeley

"Remodeling and Repressing X Chromosomes via Molecular Machines"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, January 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Neil King, Assistant Professor , Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington

Computational Design of Self-Assembling Protein Nanomaterials for Next-Generation Vaccines and Biologics Delivery

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Friday, December 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BBE 2018 Holiday Brunch

Location: Kerckhoff 101
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John Wallingford, Professor, Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas Austin

"Planar Cell Polarity in Development and Disease"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chen Institute Workshop on Decision Making and Free Will

Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mark Andermann, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Harvard

"Selective Processing of Need-Relevant Cues: a Dialogue Between Hypothalamus and Cortex"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, November 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brian Chow, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

"Optogenetic Approaches to Shaping Intracellular Signaling Dynamics"

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jason Shepherd, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry​, Ophthalmology & Visual Science, University of Utah, School of Medicine

"Viral-Like Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cole Haynes, Associate Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer , University of Massachusetts Medical School

"A Mitochondrial Stress Response, Toxic Genomes and Aging"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Friday, November 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Christian Klaes, Emmy Noether Group Leader, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

"The Relationship Between Implicit and Explicit Visuomotor Task Learning in Hippocampus and Parietal Cortex"

Sloan-Swartz Seminar in Theoretical Neurobiology
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
He Cui, Principal Investigator and Lab Head , Laboratory of Neural Mechanism of Motor Control , Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai, China

"Dynamic Sensorimotor Control and Brain-Machine Interface"

T&C Chen Center for Brain-Machine Interface Distinguished Lecture Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Hansjorg Scherberger, Head, Research Group Neurobiology, OPT German Primate Center, Gottingen, Germany

“Population Coding of Hand Movements in the Primate Brain"

Sloan-Swartz Seminar in Theoretical Neurobiology
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Caltech - City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative Symposium

Location: Off Campus
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lulu Qian, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech

"Algorithmic and Architectural Foundations for Programmable Molecular Machines: DNA Robots, Information-Processing Circuits, and Reconfigurable Nanostructures"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Monday, October 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pulin Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

"Understanding the Genetic Basis for Biological Patterning from the Bottom Up"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mitchell Guttman, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech

"How lncRNAs Shape Chromatin Structure to Control Gene Expression"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rafael Casellas, Principal Investigator, Genomics and Immunity Section, NIH

"How Nuclear Architecture Regulates Transcription"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BBE division Postdoc Townhall - NPAW 2018

Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, September 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chia-Hung Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Ultrafast Single-Cell Level Enzymatic Tumor Profiling

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet & greet with BBE postdoctoral affairs manager - NPAW 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Meijler, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Guron University of the Negev

Chemical Information Exchange as a Regulator of War and Love Between Species

Special Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alina Patke, Research Associate, Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University

Molecular Mechanisms of Human Sleep Timing

Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yang Dan, Professor of Neurobiology, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley

"Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
William (Bill) Seeley, Professor, Neurobiolgy, University of California, San Francisco

Selective Vulnerability in Frontotemporal Dementia: Onset, Progression, and Relationship to ALS

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas Lecuit, Group Leader, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles (IBDM)

Control and Self-Organization of Morphogenesis

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Botond Roska MD PhD, Director, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Senior Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute

"The First Steps in Vision: Mice and Humans"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Future of Cancer Therapeutics Forum

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
William Letsou, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Noncommutative biology: Sequential regulation of complex networks and connected matter

Location: Crellin 151
Monday, April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pasadena Biotech Mixer at Caltech

Location: Dabney Hall, Garden of the Associates
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:50 PM

Chen Institute Workshop on Chemistry and the Brain

Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eric Lander, President and founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

"Reconstructing Developmental Landscapes . . .One Grain at a Time"

Norman Davidson Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Olfactory receptor-based sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Crellin 151
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

**To be rescheduled**

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Harmit Malik, Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

"Genetic Conflicts Shape Meiosis and the Origin of Species"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, April 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Roy Wollman, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

"Cellular Variability and Information Flow in Signal Transduction Networks"

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Friday, April 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Olivier Pourquie, Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School

"Deconstructing the segmentation clock oscillator in vitro"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Broad 100
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Viviana Gradinaru, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech

"Understanding and Influencing Whole-animal Physiology and Behavior with Engineered Gene Delivery Vectors, Tissue Clearing and Optogenetics"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Justin Bailey M.D, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Can Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Lead Us to an HCV Vaccine?"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

David Baltimore’s 80th Birthday Symposium

Location: Baxter Lecture Hall
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Naama Barkai, Professor, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science

**CANCELED**

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jeff Errington, Professor , Cell & Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University

“L-Form Bacteria – From the Origins of Life to Recurrent Infection”

General Biology Seminar
Location: Broad 100
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howard Berg, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

"Motile Behavior of Bacteria, Some Hard to Believe”

Kroc Lecture
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, March 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Filippo Mancia, Associate Professor, Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Colombia Univeristy, Medial Center

The Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cellular Uptake of Vitamin A

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Erez Lieberman-Aiden, Assistant Professor, Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

"3D Genomics"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lea Goentoro, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

"From Relative Perception in Cells, to Symmetry in Jellyfish"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Friday, March 2, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
William (Bill) Bialek, Professor, Physics, Princeton

"Making the Most of Limited Signals"

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Quantitative Biology Symposium

Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Julie Simpson, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara

"Dissecting Neural Control of a Flexible Motor Sequence Using Fly Grooming Behavior"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, February 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Amy Shyer, Miller Fellow, University of Califronia Berkeley

Cellular Self-Organization Initiates Skin Form and Fate

General Biology Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel Choquet, Director of CNRS Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience , Professor of Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux

TBD

General Biology Seminar
Location: Broad 100

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