Past Events

  • 2014 Jun 03

    "Dissecting Pluripotency and Differentiation with Network Biology"

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anesthesia Conference Room, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA

    Next Leaders in Regenerative Medicine Seminar

    Guest speaker:
    George Daley, MD, PhD
    Samuel Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology

    Online registration is required.

    These seminars will provide a platform for regenerative medicine researchers at BWH to come together, network with each other, learn about the latest findings in regenerative medicine and explore...

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  • 2014 Jun 03

    Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

    8:00am to 7:00pm


    The Harvard Club of Boston

     The 7th Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day  is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is a high-energy, hands-on event which brings together scientific leaders and business experts to mingle with scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists.

    Can you still be creative? In every lab in every research institution and company, researchers...

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  • 2014 Jun 02

    HSCI Technology Series

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Harvard University, Sherman-Fairchild G62, 7 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Susan Dymecki, MD, PhD
    "Decoding the brain serotonergic system:  intersectional genetics and functional probing"

    Fernando Carmargo, PhD
    "Novel clonal and fate mapping approaches for the study of hematopoiesis"

    Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.  Open to the entire HSCI community.

    Unable to join us in Cambridge?  Join the discussion on WebEx at:

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  • 2014 May 30

    "What is Life? The Science and Ethics of Making New Life in the Laboratory"

    4:00pm to 5:15pm


    The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Registration is required. Please register here.

    How has knowledge of the human genome transformed the biological sciences? How should we assess the promises, perils, and ethics of creating new organisms in the laboratory?

    Eric S. Lander (moderator), president and founding director, Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); professor of biology, MIT; and professor of systems biology...

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  • 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

    Sorry - we are no longer able to accept registrations...this event is fully subscribed.  We will accept walk-ins on a space available basis only.

    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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