Keck Seminar

Keck Seminar

The Keck Seminar Series, begun in 1990, focuses on contemporary interdisciplinary science involving quantitative or computational, biomedical informatics and data science, bioinformatics, chemical, and/or physical approaches to biological and biomedical problems. The speakers, selected by a committee of GCC-supported trainees, are drawn from GCC institutions, and institutions nationwide. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Keck Seminar Series is also a 1-credit graduate course at Rice University, BIOC 592 Topics in Quantitative Biology & Biomedical Informatics. Trainees supported by the GCC are required to attend the seminars in person.

Keck Seminars are held every Friday during the academic year and begin promptly at 4pm in the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) building, located at 6500 Main St. @ University Blvd. 

For questions, speaker suggestions, or to join our Keck Seminar planning committee email Vanessa Herrera or Jim Briggs.  If you would like to receive the Keck Seminar weekly reminder please email Dawn Koob. View a collection of past Keck Seminars here.

Live webcasting

Spring 2018 Schedule

January 26

Stuart Geman, Professor
Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference)

 

February 2

Dorit Donoviel, Director
Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
What going to Space will do for your Health

February 9
No Seminar

February 16

David Reiner, Associate Professor
Center for Translational Cancer Research, Texas A&M Health Science Center-IBT
Non-canonical Ras Output: RalGEF⟶ Ral and Segregating Signals

 

February 23

Gordon Mills, Co-Director
Zayed Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy
Professor and Chair, Systems Biology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Systems Approach to Rational Combination Therapy

March 2
Min P. Kim, Chief
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Associate Professor, Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital
Bioengineered Model to Study Interaction Between Cancer and Immune Cells

 

March 9
Kathleen Matthews, Stewart Memorial Professor
BioSciences, Rice University
Preparing for the Long and Accelerating Arc of a Career: A Lifetime of Learning

 

March 16
No Seminar

March 23

Theresa Koehler, Professor and Chair
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center at Houston
Virulence of the Anthrax Bacterium and the Role of a Unique Regulator in Host-Pathogen Signaling

 

March 30
No Seminar

April 6

Alyssa Brewer, Associate Professor
Cognitive Sciences for Hearing Research, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UC Irvine
Translational Pain Research Conference Speaker
Quantitative Neuroimaging Approaches to Measure Pain Representations in Human Cortex and Subcortex

 

April 13

Yu Liu, Assistant Professor
Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston
H19X Regulates Growth and Metabolism in Striated Muscles

 

April 20

Marc Morais, Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Looking Under the Hood of a Viral dsDNA Packaging Motor

 

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 8

The Sept. 8 Keck Seminar has been canceled.

September 15

Deqiang Sun, Assistant Professor
Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention, Texas A&M Health Science Center, IBT
Model Based Analysis of Bisulfite Sequencing and its Application in Liquid Biopsy

BRC room 280

 

September 22

Susan Galloway Hilsenbeck, Professor
Smith Breast Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Top 10 3 Pet Peeves: What NOT to do With Data

BRC Room 280

September 29 

Jordan Miller, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering, Rice University
3D Printing of Engineered Tissues with Vascular Networks

BRC Room 280

October 6

Stanley Watowich, Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Translating Novel NNMT Inhibitors into New Mechanism-of-action Therapeutics to Combat Obesity and its Comorbidities

BRC Room 280

 

October 13

Olivier Lichtarge, Professor
Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Towards a New Evolutionary Paradigm for Biology, Solving Genotype-Phenotype, and Personalizing Treatments

BRC, Room 280

 

October 20

No Keck Seminar this week

October 27

27th Annual Keck Center Research Conference

November 3

Robert Balster, Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Addicted to Addiction Research and Training
(Keynote Lecture, GCC’s 1st Annual Advances in Translational Addiction Research Conference)
BRC Auditorium

 

November 10

Junghae Suh, Associate Professor
Bioengineering, Rice University
Synthetic Virology: Reprogramming Viruses into Controllable Nanodevices

BRC Room 280

 

November 17

Elebeoba E. May, Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
Modeling the Host-Pathogen Interface -A Multiscale Perspective on Infection and Disease

BRC Room 280

 

November 24

No Keck Seminar this week

December 1

Alison Bertuch, Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Incorporating Principles of Rigor and Reproducibility in Biomedical Research

BRC Auditorium

 

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