Past Events

  • 2014 May 27

    Spring 2014 Star Family Challenge Recipient Presentations

    11:00am to 1:00pm


    University Hall Faculty Room

    The Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research is open to Harvard faculty in the natural or social sciences to submit high-risk, high-impact projects with an interdisciplinary focus. Twice a year, a selection committee of faculty members choose projects for awards ranging in size from $20,000 to $200,000.


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  • 2014 May 23

    HSCI at 10: The Future is Now

    8:30am to 6:00pm


    Harvard University, Northwest Lab Building, Amphitheater B103 (lower level), 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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    Ninth Annual HSCI Malkin Retreat


    8:00-9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00-9:10: Welcome - Brock Reeve, MPhil, MBA
    9:10-9:40: Opening Keynote - Doug Melton, PhD - "Making beta cells for diabetics"
    9:40-10:10: Steve Hyman, MD - “For schizophrenia and autism, the genetics revolution has arrived: How do we make it matter for patients?”
    10:10-10:40:  Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD - "A good hair day:  Transit-amplifying cells orchestrate stem cell activity and tissue regeneration"
    10:40-10:55: Break
    11:00-12:10: Postdoctoral Lightning Round

    12:15-2:30: Lunch & Poster Session

    2:30-3:00: Derrick Rossi, PhD - “Reprogramming committed blood cells to induced hematopoietic stem cells with defined factors”
    3:00-3:30: Challenges/Opportunities/Resources for Cell Therapy -
    Moderator: Les Silberstein, MD
    Discussants: George Daley, MD, PhD, Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD and Kevin Eggan, PhD
    3:30-4:00: Community Introduction:  Olivier Pourquie, PhD
    4:00-4:30: Closing Keynote - David Scadden, MD
    4:30-6:00: Poster Session and Special 10th Anniversary Reception

    Faculty co-chairs:  
    John Rinn, PhD
    Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Andrew Brack, PhD
    Center for Regenerative Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital

  • 2014 May 21

    "Teaching Focused Careers in Higher Education"

    10:00am to 12:00pm


    Harvard Medical School, Cannon Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA


    • Dr. Anupama Seshan, Assistant Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College.
    • Randall Foote, Professor of Political Science and History, Roxbury Community College.
    • Dr. Laurie McCorry, Dean of Science, Engineering, and Health Professions, Bunker Hill Community College. 
    • Dr. Tom Torello, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University.
    • Dr. Ethan Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology, Amherst College.
    • Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Curriculum Development Specialist for Biology, MITx.
    • Dr....
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  • 2014 May 20

    "The Interplay of Genetics and Micro-Environment in Cancer"

    2:00pm to 5:00pm


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA

    2014 Susan Swerling Lectures

    David Bowtell, PhD
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Center – Melbourne, Australia
    “Catch Me If You Can: Primary and Acquired Chemotherapy Resistance in Cancer”

    Joan Brugge, PhD
    Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
    “Matrix Control of Adaptive Responses to Targeted Therapies in Breast and Ovarian Cancer”

    Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
    University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
    “Interactions Between Ovarian Cancer Cells...

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  • 2014 May 20

    Naturejobs Career Expo

    8:00am to 6:00pm


    Boston - venue TBA

    The Naturejobs Career Expo, which has been running successfully in London, UK, for 7 years, will have its inaugural event in the Boston, MA on May 20, 2014. The career fair showcases global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organisations or academia and includes both traditional and non-traditional careers such as science communications, regulatory and business development roles.

    The expo also encompasses a conference where delegates can learn about career development from those experienced in the field, networking...

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  • 2014 May 20

    "Biostatistics and FDA Regulation: The Convergence of Science and Law"

    8:00am to 5:00pm


    Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Biostatistics is the application of statistics — the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data — to a wide range of topics in life sciences.  Biostatistics informs the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory decision-making processes for premarket review of investigational drugs and devices and post-market surveillance of medical products, including decisions to require safety labeling changes and withdraw approval.   Recent developments, such as Congress’s creation of a new federal infrastructure for the dissemination of...

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  • 2014 May 19

    The Dean's Health and Life Sciences Challenge Demo Day 2014"

    5:30pm to 7:30pm


    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA

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    Please join us at this year's Deans' Health and Life Sciences Challenge Demo Day.  Our six finalist teams (see below) will showcase their exciting ventures and technologies to the Harvard/Cambridge/Boston community.

    The Challenge's Co-Chairs, Dean Nohria (HBS) and Dean Flier (HMS) will also announce...

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  • 2014 May 19

    "Quantitative Microscopy, Part II: Image Analysis"

    1:00pm to 4:00pm


    Harvard Medical School, Cannon Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    Guest lecturer:
    Hunter Elliott, PhD
    Image and Data Analysis Core

    Often acquiring fluorescence images is only the first step in answering your biological question: The images contain the information you're interested in, but now how can you extract it?  We will start with the basic concepts necessary for understanding and utilizing images as data, and then survey the most commonly applied image analysis methods. Topics include segmentation, filtering, co-localization, particle detection and tracking, super-resolution methods and...

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  • 2014 May 15

    Inaugural William E. Harmon Lectureship in Nephrology

    2:00pm to 3:00pm


    Boston Children's Hospital, Folkman Auditorium, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    "Shifting the TGF-B/BMP signaling paradigm in renal and metabolic disease"

    Guest speaker:
    Gregory R. Dressler, PhD

    Collegiate Professor in Pathology Research
    University of Michigan

    This lectureship, to be delivered on an annual basis, has been established to commemorate Bill Harmon's important contributions to the field of nephrology and to the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Boston Children's Hospital.

    More details on this inaugural lecture to follow.

  • 2014 May 13

    "Single Cell RNA-sequencing in Circulating Tumor Cells"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm


    Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

    Boston Single-Cell Network Meeting

    Guest speakers:
    David Ting, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Ben Wittner, PhD, Instructor in Medicine

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty organizers:  Peter Kharchenko and Lev Silverstein

    Food and beverage will be provided at this meeting.