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

Fall 2018 Schedule

September 7

Margaret Cheung, Professor
Physics, University of Houston
Molecular Underpinnings of Postsynaptic Calmodulin-dependent Calcium Signaling

 

September 14

Pratip Bhattacharya, Associate Professor
Cancer Systems Imaging, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Real-time Molecular Imaging of Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

 

September 21

Gang Bao, Professor
Chemistry, Rice University
NanoX Symposium Speaker

Nanomedicine and Genome Editing Approaches for Disease Therapies

 

September 28

Magnus Höök, Professor and Director
Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Institute for Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center
The Wonderful World of MSCRAMMs

 

October 5

John P. Cooke, Professor and Chair
Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Cellular Transitions in Regeneration 

 

George Muschler
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Understanding and using Native Stem and Progenitor Cell Source

 

GCC Regenerative Medicine Conference Speakers

October 12

GCC Neuroengineering Conference Speaker
Huda Yahya Zoghbi, Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic and Neurophysiological Approaches to Tackle Neurodevelopmental Disorders

 

October 19

No Seminar

October 26

Lucila Ohno-Machado,  Professor of Medicine and Chair
Department of Biomedical Informatics, UC San Diego
GCC Keck Center Annual Research Conference
Responsible Biomedical Data Sharing: Individual Privacy and Societal Benefit Trade-offs

 

November 2

Deborah Rodrigues,  Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Health and Safety of Nanomaterials and Antimicrobial Properites

 

 

November 9

B. Montgomery Pettitt, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Orderly Signaling from Disordered Proteins

 

November 16

John Mendelson, Ria Health
Can Tech Treat Alcoholism – The Ria Technologically Enabled AUD Treatment Solution
GCC Alcohol and Addiction Research Conference
Speaker

 

November 23

No Keck Seminar

November 30

Meng Wang,  Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity Regulation

 

 

Buck Samuel, Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and Function

 

 

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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