BMS Seminar Series

Seminars are held Thursdays at 12:00pm unless otherwise noted.
All seminars will be held in-person unless otherwise noted

Spring 2024

Thursday, January 18, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 3         

"Unveiling the Intersection of Lipid Metabolism, Immune Modulation, and Therapeutic Opportunities in Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma"

Dr. Simmons smiling at the camera

Glenn E. Simmons Jr., PhD
BMS Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University

Thursday, February 15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 3         

"Examining the unconventional role of ANG-Tie2 signaling in pancreatic CAF/ECM unit function"

Jaye Gardiner, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Hosted by:  Dr. Glenn Simmons

Thursday, March 21, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 2         

"Riding a wave, going down a slope - collective stem cell behaviors during skin regeneration"

Maksim Plikus, PhD

Professor
Department of Developmental & Cell Biology
University of California Irvine

Thursday, April 18, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 3         

"Systems Pharmacology and Machine Learning Identifies Druggable Cancer Cell-stroma Interactions"

Taran Gujral, PhD

Associate Professor
Human Biology Division
Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Thursday, May 16, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 3         

"Common genetic variation in dogs regulates gene expression and breed-specific phenotypic variation"

Reuben Buckley, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative Genetics Section
National Institutes of Health

Thursday, June 20, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lecture Hall 3         

"Persistent genomic instability affects mammalian placenta development"

Munisha Mumingjiang, PhD
BMS Postdoc Spotlight

NYSCF Druckenmiller Postdoc Fellow - Schimenti Lab
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University

Fall 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 12:15 - 1:15pm

Lecture Hall 3         

"Targeting Hypoxia-Adenosinergic Immune-Suppression to Reprogram the Tumor Microenvironment and Improve Cancer Immunotherapy"

Stephen Hatfield, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Northeastern University

Hosted by:  Dr. Anushka Dongre

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 12:15 - 1:15pm

Lecture Hall 3         

"Precision Medicine in Ovarian Cancer: Targeting Phosphate Dysregulation"

Daniel Bondeson, PhD

Research Scientist
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Hosted by:  Dr. Praveen Sethupathy

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 12:15 - 1:15pm

Lecture Hall 3         

"Variation in Human Sexually Dimorphic Phenotypes May Be More Affected by Culture Than Genetics"

Samantha L. Cox

Samantha Cox, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Genetics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by:  Dr. Brandon Hedrick

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 12:15 - 1:15pm

Lecture Hall 3         

"Epigenetic alterations promote pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis"

Chang-Il Hwang

Chang-il Hwang, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California - Davis

Hosted by:  Dr. Andrea Flesken-Nikitin

Spring 2023

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lecture Hall 5         

"Nerve-mediated (Re)generation of the salivary gland: from bench to bedside"

Dr. Sarah Knox

Sarah Knox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Tissue Biology
University of California, San Francisco

Hosted by:  BMS Seminar Committee and the Cornell University Stem Cell Program

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lecture Hall 3         

"A Balancing Act: Regulating RNA Translation for Cancer Progression" 

Dr.Crystal Conn

Crystal Conn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Hosted by:  BMS Seminar Series Committee

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lecture Hall 3     

"Regeneration of the Uterus"

Dr. Kara McKinley

Kara McKinley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University

Hosted by:  BMS Seminar Committee and the Cornell University Stem Cell Program

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lecture Hall 3     

"Investigating Simple Breed Stereotypes and Genetically Complex Traits in Thousands of Pet Dogs"

Dr. Elinor Karlsson

Elinor Karlsson, Ph.D.

Director
Vertebrate Genomics
Broad Institute

Hosted by:  Jacquelyn Evans

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lecture Hall 3     

"Genotoxic aldehydes in cancer and aging"

Dr. Meng Wang

Meng Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University

Hosted by:  Paul Soloway

Fall 2022

Tuesday, September 20 - 4:00 - 5:00pm

Lecture Hall 5         

"Diet-induced Plasticity in the Hypothalamus as a Causal Factor for Obesity"

Kristen O'Connell

Kristen O'Connell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Evnin Family Chair in Alzheimer's Research
The Jackson Laboratory

Hosted by:  Dr. John Schimenti

Spring 2022

Tuesday, April 19th - 4:00 - 5:00pm

Lecture Hall 1          

"Functional Annotation of Cancer-Specific Enhancer Elements at Single-Cell Resolution"

Hector Franco

Hector Franco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Hosted by:  Dr. Praveen Sethupathy

Tuesday, April 26th - 2:00 - 3:00pm

Virtual Event          

"Introduction to the Respiratory System"

Shireen Hafez

Shireen A. Hafez, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy
School of Veterinary Medicine
Texas Tech University

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/Hafez-TeachingSeminar
Meeting ID: 951 2915 5538
Passcode: CVM2022

Thursday, April 28th - 12:30 - 1:15pm

Virtual Event

"The science of who we are: studying structure and function of people in the veterinary profession"

Xin Li

Samantha Morello, DVM, DACVS

Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/Morello-ResearchSeminar
Meeting ID: 996 6385 0921
Passcode: CVM2022