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Noon - 1:00 PM Annual Northeastern University Distinguished Lecturer in Biology Seminar – Dr. Richard Novick (NYU)

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Viruses and microRNAs

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Noon - 1:00 PM From Sanger to Exome, Molecular Genetic Analysis in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk: F. Lebreton

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM High-throughput cryo-electron tomography: Visualizing molecular machines in cells

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Cancer Disparities Research Symposium in recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness with keynote speaker Derrick J. Beech, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Faculty Development, Morehouse School of Medicine

Noon - 1:00 PM Investigating Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: Bench-to-Bedside

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk: W. Bonificio

Noon - 1:00 PM Conversations Between Glial Cells, Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Normal and Diabetic Retina

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Genetics, Development, and Evolution Nanocourse Harvard Medical School

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Mechanisms of Chronic Salmonella Infection

4:00 PM Using Genomic Studies to Provide Insights into Kidney Function

4:00 AM - 5:00 AM 2014 Don W. Fawcett Lectures in Cell Biology: I. Breaking Bad: How telomeres hide from the DNA damage response

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2014 Don W. Fawcett Lectures in Cell Biology: II Breaking Away: Using telomeres to understand the DNA damage response

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Symposium 2014

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Entry into and Exit from Dormancy in Bacteria

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Alternative Careers in Science Speed Networking Event

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Write Your Research Manuscript Using a Step-By-Step Formula

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk Final Breakfast

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Flirting with disaster: How Neisseria gonorrhoeae survives encounters with human neutrophils

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Monday, March 31, 2014
Noon - 1:00 PM
Annual Northeastern University Distinguished Lecturer in Biology Seminar – Dr. Richard Novick (NYU)
Description: Dr. Richard Novick of NYU Langone Medical Center, the 2014 Northeastern University Distinguished Lecturer in Biology, presents "Mobile Staphylococcal Pathogenicity Islands: A Paradigm of Molecular Creativity"
Location: 20 F West Village, Northeastern University
Contact: Janeen Greene
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Viruses and microRNAs
Description: Bryan R. Cullen, Duke University Medical Center
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by Elliott Kieff
Contact: Jessica Conner
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Noon - 1:00 PM
From Sanger to Exome, Molecular Genetic Analysis in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Description: Raymond Kim, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Departments of Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics University of Toronto

HMS New Research Building 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur 4th Floor, Room 457 Division Seminar Room
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early
Contact: karen Barry
Friday, April 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk: F. Lebreton
Description: Title: Good bugs gone bad: Human lifestyle drives the evolution of the enterococci
Speaker: Francois Lebreton (HMS- Ophthalmology)
Location: HUCE Seminar Room, Room 310 (24 Oxford St, 3rd Floor, Cambridge)
Host: Michael Gilmore
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
High-throughput cryo-electron tomography: Visualizing molecular machines in cells
Description: Jun Liu, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by Tom Bernhardt
Contact: Jessica Conner
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancer Disparities Research Symposium in recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness with keynote speaker Derrick J. Beech, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Faculty Development, Morehouse School of Medicine
Description: Cancer Disparities Research Symposium in recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness with keynote speaker Derrick J. Beech, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Faculty Development, Morehouse School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Dana 1620, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

To register for this free event, please visit http://events.dfhcc.harvard.edu/events/51

For more information, please contact Laura_Waldman@dfci.harvard.edu

Sponsored by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Cancer Care Equity Program, and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center – Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Harvard Catalyst Cancer Disparities Research Program, Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, and the Harvard School of Public Health Lung Cancer Disparities Center.
Contact: Audrey Kalisz
Noon - 1:00 PM
Investigating Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: Bench-to-Bedside
Description: Department of Health Sciences Research Seminar Series Presents:
Mahasweta Girgenrath, PhD, Department of Health Sciences Sargent College, Boston University
Room 220, Sargent College, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Avenue HOST: Dr. Kathleen Morgan Refreshments will be served
Contact: Danuta Charland
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk: W. Bonificio
Description: Title: The biological cycling of tellurium and its potential for tellurium recovery
Speaker: William Bonificio (SEAS)
Location: HUCE Seminar Room, Room 310 (24 Oxford St, 3rd Floor, Cambridge)
Host: David Clarke
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Noon - 1:00 PM
Conversations Between Glial Cells, Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Normal and Diabetic Retina
Description: Dr. Eric Newman will be giving a research seminar on Friday, April 11, 2014, in the 2nd floor conference room of SERI, 20 Staniford St., 2nd floor.

Dr. Newman is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.

The title of his talk is: “Conversations Between Glial Cells, Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Normal and Diabetic Retina”.
Contact: Susan Cardoza
Monday, April 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Genetics, Development, and Evolution Nanocourse Harvard Medical School
Description: Lecturers:

Dr. Elena Kramer, Bussey Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Dr. Cassandra Extavour, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Dr. Terence Capellini, Assistant Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

The principles of evolution provide a powerful framework to probe and understand biological phenomenon. Many approaches in biological and biomedical research rely on an understanding of underlying evolutionary relationships, from using animal models to study human diseases to modeling tumor resistance and running sequence similarity searches such as BLAST. In this course we will discuss some of the basic concepts of evolutionary theory, and introduce a variety of approaches and tools for evolutionary analysis that can be applied to many research questions. Using examples from their own research, lecturers will highlight how an evolutionary context can inform hypotheses and guide experiments addressing basic developmental and genetic pathways. Topics will include reconstructing phylogenetic trees, searching for orthologous genes, detecting patterns of selection, and understanding and interpreting homology, gene lineage evolution, and the evolution of regulatory elements and their function(s) and consequences within selected haplotypes.

First Session: Monday, April 14th, 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Room 209
Contact: Emily Gleason
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Mechanisms of Chronic Salmonella Infection
Description: Denise Monack, Stanford University School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by Darren Higgins
Contact: Jessica Conner
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
4:00 PM
Using Genomic Studies to Provide Insights into Kidney Function
Description: MOLECULAR MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES
Department of Medicine | Division of Genetics

Caroline Fox, MD, MPH Framingham Heart Study / BWH / NHLBI
HMS New Research Building 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, 4th Floor, Room 457 Division Seminar Room.
Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Karen Barry
Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
2014 Don W. Fawcett Lectures in Cell Biology: I. Breaking Bad: How telomeres hide from the DNA damage response
Description: Speaker is Titia de Lange, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Professor, Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research, The Rockefeller University
Location: Harvard Medical School. Armenise Amphitheater (Building D), 210 Longwood Ave. Boston.
Contact: Deborah Hull
Friday, April 18, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014 Don W. Fawcett Lectures in Cell Biology: II Breaking Away: Using telomeres to understand the DNA damage response
Description: Speaker is Titia de Lange, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Professor, Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research, The Rockefeller University

Harvard Medical School. Armenise Amphitheater (Building D), 210 Longwood Ave. Boston.
Contact: Deborah Hull
Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Symposium 2014
Description: Speakers: Barry Bloom, Michael Brenner, Karine Gibbs, Ralph Isberg, Norman Pace, Pardis Sabeti, Michi Taga, Julie Theriot

Location: Knafel Gymnasium, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (18 Mason Street, Cambridge)

Description: Free and open to the public. This annual event features presentations by leading microbiologists at Harvard and other institutions and celebrates the richest biological reservoir of the planet, the microbial world.

Website: http://www.msi.harvard.edu/events/sympos.html
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Entry into and Exit from Dormancy in Bacteria
Description: Jonathan Dworkin, Columbia University
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by the graduate students
Contact: Jessica Conner
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Alternative Careers in Science Speed Networking Event
Description: MASS AWIS, in conjunction with Boston University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Cambridge Science Festival, presents:

Alternative Careers in Science
Speed Networking Event
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
BU School of Medicine, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord St, Boston, MA, 02118

This event is for women and men within the scientific community (from undergrads to early career levels) who are interested in exploring diverse career options in science. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with 10-15 experienced individuals who will give insight into their chosen professions. The event will be held in a speed-networking fashion with participants switching tables every 15 minutes for a total of 5 sessions. Please note this is not a career fair.

Career areas: Consulting, Patent Law, Research & Development, Technology Transfer, Publishing/Medical Writing, Academia, Business Development, Competitive Intelligence, Teaching, Medical Science Liaison, Sales and Human Resources.

Agenda: 6:30-7:00 pm Registration and refreshments
7:00-7:15 pm Introduction of Evening
7:15-8:30 pm Speed Networking (five 15 min sessions)
8:30-9:00 pm General Networking and Desserts

General Admission $30 • MASS AWIS members $15
BU affiliates free (valid ID required at event)
Register before April 8th for a chance to win a Starbucks gift-card
Register here: www.massawis.org/Apr2014event/AltCareerinSci

Join MASS AWIS to save money on events and to support our work!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.massawis.org • www.bumc.bu.edu • www.cambridgesciencefestival.org
Contact: Lynnelle Pittet
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Write Your Research Manuscript Using a Step-By-Step Formula
Description: Research manuscripts are written to have an impact on the scientific community and to be cited by others. However, there are thousands of research articles published in our respective fields each year. How is it possible to distinguish one’s research paper from all of the other publications? By communicating one’s science in a clear and compelling fashion.

This interactive nanocourse provides instruction on how to write a scientific manuscript using the structural aspects of storytelling, i.e. dramatic arc. We will explore the logic of narrative craft and how to adapt it to writing a scientific manuscript. Dr. Luna will introduce his Scientific Storytelling method for writing research manuscripts. During the first session, instruction will be provided on the implementation of the Scientific Storytelling method into the basic components of a research manuscript: Title, Abstract, Figures, Results, Introduction, and Discussion. Registered students will then apply these concepts towards writing a title and an abstract for their own research which will be critiqued and revised during the second and third sessions.

Lecturer:
Dr. Rafael E. Luna, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and author of The Art of Scientific Storytelling, Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School, TMEC building, Room 227
Contact: Emily Gleason
Friday, April 25, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Chalktalk Final Breakfast
Description: Location: HUCE Seminar Room, Room 310 (24 Oxford St, 3rd Floor, Cambridge)
Host: Colleen Cavanaugh and Roberto Kolter
Description: Please join us for MSI’s year-end wrap-up and celebration. This is a chance to discuss the happenings of MSI and to make suggestions for future years (speakers, etc).
Contact: Nora Millan Rivas
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Flirting with disaster: How Neisseria gonorrhoeae survives encounters with human neutrophils
Description: Alison Criss, Univ. of Virginia School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building - Room 1031, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur
Hosted by Michael Starnbach
Contact: Jessica Conner
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