MCB Distinguished Speaker Series 2017-18

A great opportunity to hear leading researchers in the scientific community discuss their work.

These seminars are held alternate Wednesdays during the Fall and Winter semesters and headline our new weekly Departmental Seminar Series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee, Tea & Timbits available.

Please note seminar times and locations below.

2017-18 Distinguished Speaker Series:
 

  1. October 11, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Peter McCourt
    Professor, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Plant Molecular Biology, Jack Dainty Distinguished Professor.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Mike Emes)
     
  2. October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. John Rubinstein
    Senior Scientist, Molecular Medicine Program, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Matthew Kimber)
     
  3. November 8, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Picketts
    Professor, Departments of Medicine and BMI, Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Human and Molecular Genetics, University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Scott Ryan)
     
  4. November 22, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Kaplan
    Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: John Vessey)
     
  5. January 24, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. David Vocadlo
    Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Whitfield)
     
  6. February 28, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Yves Brun
    Distinguished Professor and Clyde Culbertson Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Cezar Khursigara)
     
  7. March 21, 2018 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Leah Cowen
    Professor, Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics & Infectious Disease, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Rebecca Shapiro)

2016-17 Distinguished Speaker Series:

  1. October 19, 2016 at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Roger Lévesque
    Director, Integrative and Systems Biology Institute (IBIS) and Full Professor, Université Laval.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Joe Lam and Dr. Cezar Khursigara)
     
  2. November 2, 2016  at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Peter L. Davies
    Professor of Biochemistry, and CRC in Protein Engineering, Queen's University.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Steffen Graether)
     
  3. November 16, 2016 at 10:30 am in SSC 1511 - Dr. Phil Hieter
    Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, Dept. of Medical Genetics and Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia.
    (Faculty Host: Dr. Krassimir (Joseph) Yankulov
     
  4. February 1, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Paul Lasko
    Professor, Department of Biology, McGill Cancer Research Centre.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Jim Uniacke)
     
  5. February 15, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315- Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit 
    Associate Professor, Experimental Oncology, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Jim Uniacke)
     
  6. March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Jim Woodgett 
    Director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Professor, Dept of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Nina Jones)
     
  7. March 29, 2017 at 10:30 am in SSC 2315 - Dr. Harry Brumer
    Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Whitfield)
     
  8. May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am in PAHL 1800 - Dr. Lynne Maquat
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015. Director, Center for RNA Biology; Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center.

    (Faculty Host: Dr. Steven Rothstein)

2016-17 Seminar Committee:

  • Terry Van Raay (chair)
  • David Josephy
  • Matt Kimber
  • Chris Whitfield
  • Gaelen Melanson
  • Vanessa Breton