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.

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Spring 2019 Schedule

Jan. 25

George Phillips, Professor BioSciences, Rice University

Beyond Static Snapshots of Proteins in Action

 

 

Feb. 1

Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor Applied Physics, Stanford University

Emergent Elasticity in the Neural Code for Space

 

 

Feb. 8

No Seminar

 

Feb. 15

David Mayerich, Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston

Towards Large-scale Cellular-level 3D Tissue Models

 

Feb. 22

Yu Shen, Professor Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Statistical Challenge and Promise: “Trial or No-trial”?

 

 

March 1

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Professor Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State Univ.

Mental Health Conference Keynote

Lovesick: How Couples’ Relationships Influence Health

March 8

Irina Serysheva, Associate Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT Health Science Center at Houston

Structural Insights into the Gating of IP3R Channels

 

March 15

No Seminar

 

March 22

Devika Subramanian, Professor Computer Science, Rice University

Statistical Learning Models for Real-world Problems: Opportunities and Challenges

 

March 29

ARC poster winners: Postdocs Dr. Amit Gupta, UTHSC; Dr. Willie Hsu, UTMB PhD students Elin Shaddox, Rice U; Joe Young, Rice Univ.

April 5

Mark Sansom, Professor Biochemistry, U. of Oxford, UK

Membrane Protein Interactions with Lipids: GPCRs and Ion Channels

 

 

April 12

Linda Watkins, Professor Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder Joint speaker GCC Translational Pain Research Conference

“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Non-neuronal Cells Amplify Pain and Drug Reward

 

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

Seminar Flyer

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 Properties

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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