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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 will be offered fully online for Fall 2020.  Seminars will be held from 4-5pm CST Fridays, as usual.

Those who receive the KECKSEMINAR listserv will be emailed the specific Zoom link and passcode each Monday. If you are not on this listerv, email vch3@rice.edu to be added. 

IMPORTANT – Mute your microphone. There will be a live Q&A session at the end.

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 Shannon Mohrman. View a collection of past Keck Seminars here.

Keck Seminar Schedule

Speakers are subject to change.

Keck Seminar, Joan E. Nichols, PhD

Joan E. Nichols, PhD, Professor, Dept. Internal Medicine, UTMB Big or Small, Simple or Complex:How 3D Human Engineered TissueModels can be used to Study HumanTissue Responses

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Keck Seminar, Jean Fan, PhD

Jean Fan, Assistant Professor,Dept. BiomedicalEngineering, John HopkinsUniversity Computational Methods forAnalyzing Spatially-resolved SinglecellTranscriptomics Data

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Keck Seminar, Ricardo Azevedo, PhD

Ricardo Azevedo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston Sex and The Origin of Species

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Keck Seminar, Barbara Trautner, MD, PhD

Barbara Trautner, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Clinical and Health Services Research Imprecision Medicine: TheChallenges in Diagnosis, Treatment,and Antibiotic Stewardship for UTI

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Career Symposium of the 30th Annual Keck Research Conference, The Keck Center, a Science Odyssey, 2020 and Beyond

Career Symposium for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, featuring a keynote address on biomedical science careers of the future and break-out discussion groups with former Keck Center trainees. 

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30th Annual Keck Research Conference, The Keck Center, a Science Odyssey, 2020 and Beyond

This annual conference recognizes the collaborative research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees of the Keck Center. To celebrate the Keck Center’s 30th anniversary,  the conference will feature outstanding speakers, Keck alums […]

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Keck Seminar, M. Neal Waxham, PhD

William M. Waxham, PHD, Professor, Biomedical SciencesProfessor, Neurobiology & Anatomy Cryo-EM as a Tool to InvestigateMembrane Architecture at theNanoscale

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Keck Seminar, Nicholas Navin, PhD

Nicholas Navin, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Dept. of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Cancer Evolution Through the Lensof Single Cell Genomics

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Keck Seminar, Keegan Korthauer, PhD

Keegan Korthauer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of British Columbia Talk Title TBA

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Keck Seminar, Anne Churchland

Anne Churchland, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in conjunction with GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience (TCN) Conference Movements Decisions and Wholistic Behavior

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Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC), 6500 Main Street, Auditorium
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner, UTMB Associate Eric Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston Regulated Destabilization of Paused RNA Polymerase II: The Value of a Pair […]

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Sheereen Majd

Sheereen Majd, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston Towards Nanomaterials Tailored for Delivery of Therapeutics

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Yubin Zhou

Yubin Zhou, Associate Professor, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Inst of Biosciences & Technology, Texas A&M University Optogenetic Engineering for Biomedical Applications

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Samuel Shelburne

Samuel Shelburne, MD, PhD, Deputy Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Impact of Large Scale DNA Sequencing […]

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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CANCELLED: Keck Seminar, Carmen Dessauer

Carmen Dessauer, Professor, Integrated Biology & Pharmacology, UT Health Science Center Spatial Constraints of Adenylyl Cyclase Signaling

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Richard Baraniuk

Richard Baraniuk, Cameron Chair in Engineering, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Statistics, and Computer Science, Rice University Going Off the Deep End with Deep Learning To watch the livestream seminar, […]

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Keck Seminar, Lance Black

Lance Black, TMCx will present The Ampersand (&): Bridging the Communities of Research & Development through Innovation To watch the livestream seminar, go to Zoom link. Click “Join a Meeting”. Enter […]

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Keck Seminar, Marcie O’Malley

Dr. Marcie O’Malley, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University will present Enhancing Human Performance with Wearable Haptics.

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminr, Vasanthi Jayaraman

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will present Allostery at the Single Molecule Level .

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Yubin Zhou

Associate Professor, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University will present OptogenetIc Engineering for Biomedical Applications.

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Dan Frigo & Leah DiMascio

Dr. Dan Frigo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cancer Systems Imaging, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center will present Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable in Science . Dr. Leah DiMascio, Chief Operating […]

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Amy Franklin

Dr. Amy Franklin,Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will present Cognitive Informatics: Usability, Work-flow, and Decision Support .

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Timothy Palzkill

Dr. Timothy Palzkill, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Baylor College of Medicine will present Molecular Basis of β-Lactam Antibiotic Resistance.

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Professor of Bioengineering, Rice UniversityDesigning and Scaling New Technologies to Improve Newborn Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Hans S. Keirstead

Dr. Hans S. Keirstead, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIVITA Biomedical will present Clinical and Commercial Application of Scaled Human Stem Cell Derivatives (Keynote Lecture, GCC Regenerative Medicine Conference).

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, H. Courtney Hodges

Dr. H. Courtney Hodges,Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine will present Regulation of Chromatin State in 3D Tissue.

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Keck Seminar, Preethi Gunaratne

Dr. Preethi Gunaratne, Director, University of Houston-Sequencing & Gene Editing Core, Moores Professor, Biology & BiochemistryRemote Sensing Precancerous Lesions and Metastatic Progression through Early Detection using Single Cell Sequencing

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BRC Room 280, 6500 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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GCC Regenerative Medicine Conference Speakers

John P. Cooke, M.D., PhDGeorge F. Muschler, M.D.

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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
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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

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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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B. Montgomery Pettitt, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Also, featuring 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

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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity Regulation / Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and Function

Meng WangProfessor Baylor College of Medicine Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity RegulationBuck SamuelAssistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and Function

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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Stuart Geman, Professor Applied Mathematics, Brown University

(GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference)

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BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium, 6500 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC), 6500 Main Street, Auditorium
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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BioScience Research Collaborative Room 280 (2nd Floor), 6566 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030 United States
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