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Academic Symposia are hosted throughout the year to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge scientific achievements of the University's faculty, as well as national and international leaders spanning various fields of research.
2014


Monday, April 28, 2014
The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium
A Revolution for Structural Biology: Electron Microscopy of Macromolecules at Atomic Resolution
10:00 am: Good Progress Towards Realizing the Full Potential of Electron Cryomicroscopy, Richard Henderson, Ph.D., programme leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
11:15 am: Membrane Protein Structure Determination by Single Particle Cryo-EM, Yifan Cheng, Ph.D., associate professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
1:30 pm: Investigating the Dynamics of Molecular Machines Using Automated EM, Bridget Carragher, Ph.D., director, National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy, and professor of cell biology, department of integrative structural and computational biology, The Scripps Research Institute
2:15 pm: Atomic Model of the R2 Pyocin Reveals How Energy is Stored to Kill"", Hong Zhou, Ph.D., professor, department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and director, Electron Imaging Center for Nanomachines, University of California, Los Angeles
3:15 pm: EM Approaches to Study Lipid-Protein Interactions, Thomas Walz, Ph.D., professor, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
http://www.rockefeller.edu/Cryo-EM

Thursday, June 05, 2014
Leptin and Metabolic Disease: A Special Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of Leptin
1:00 pm: Welcome: Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University
Symposium Session I: Leptin Physiology and Pathophysiology, Chair: Phillip Gorden, M.D., senior investigator, diabetes, endocrinology, and obesity branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Sadaf Farooqi, M.D., Ph.D., Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and professor of metabolism and medicine, department of clinical biochemisty, University of Cambridge
Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D., Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine and Dean, Harvard Medical School
Umut Ozcan, M.D., associate in medicine, department of medicine and endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital; associate professor, department of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
3:30 pm: Roger Unger, M.D., professor and Touchstone/West Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Tamas L. Horvath, Ph.D., D.V.M., Jean and David W. Wallace Professor, comparative medicine, neurobiology, obstetrics, and gynecology; chair, section of comparative medicine, Yale School of Medicine
http://www.rockefeller.edu/leptin-symposium

Thursday, June 05, 2014
Leptin and Metabolic Disease: A Special Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of Leptin
Leptin at 20: Body Weight Regulation and the Hunger Hormone
6:00 pm: Welcome: Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., president, Carson Family Professor, The Rockefeller University
Introductory Remarks and Moderator: Joseph Goldstein, M.D., Julie and Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Research; chairman, department of molecular genetics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University
Michael S. Brown, M.D., Paul J. Thomas Professor of Molecular Genetics and director, Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Phillip Gorden, M.D., senior investigator, diabetes, endocrinology, and obesity branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D., Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine and dean, Harvard Medical School
Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, M.D., co-director, Institute of Metabolic Research; director, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories; director, Metabolic Diseases Unit; professor, Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge
http://www.rockefeller.edu/leptin-symposium

Friday, June 06, 2014
Leptin and Metabolic Disease: A Special Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of Leptin
8:30 am: Symposium Session II: Leptin and the Neural Circuit Regulating Appetite, Chair: Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University
Neural Circuits Controlling Hunger, Scott M. Sternson, Ph.D., group leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Leptin Receptor Signaling and Transcriptional Control, Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, internal medicine; associate professor, molecular and integrative physiology, University of Michigan Health System
Unraveling the CNS Pathways Underlying the Effects of Leptin to Regulate Glucose Homeostasis, Joel Elmquist, Ph.D., D.V.M., Macline Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Science; Carl H. Westcott Distinguished Chair in Medical Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center
10:30 am: Leptin Sensitivity: A Role for ROS, Sabrina Diano, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences; professor of comparative sciences; professor of neurobiology, director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group, Yale University
Material Programming of Hypothalamic Neurocircuits in Control of Energy and Glucose Homeostasis, Jens C. Brüning, M.D., director, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research
A Story Not about Leptin, Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
1:00 pm: Symposium Session III: Leptin as a Therapeutic, Chair: Alexander M. DePaoli, M.D., vice president, Translational Research NGM Biopharmaceuticals; senior endocrinologist, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
http://www.rockefeller.edu/leptin-symposium

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Hodgkin Symposium




 
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