Formal Research Seminars

The Buck Institute hosts a number of scientific seminars throughout the year, offering talks on current research by national and international scientists for faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows. FRS Seminars are open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend should respond with their name, email address, and seminar date to:

Seminars are held in the Dexler Auditorium at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker/Title

June 9

Jonathon Burman, Ph.D.

Jonathon Burman, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Mitochondrial Fission Regulates the Specificity of PINK1/Parkin-Mediated Mitophagy

Hosted by Professor Julie Andersen

June 16

Seung-Jae V. Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Visiting Scholar
Pohang University of Science and Technology
South Korea/Calico

Novel insulin/1GF-1 signaling factors that regulate aging in C. elegans

Hosted by Professor Jennifer Garrison

June 23

DAvide Ruggero

Davide Ruggero, Ph.D.

Professor of Urology, UCSF

Translating the cancer genome one codon at a time and its therapeutic implications

Hosted by Professor Pankaj Kapahi

June 30

Andrew Brack

Andrew Brack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine

Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells: Regeneration and Aging

Hosted by Professor Henri Jasper & Postdoc Harshani Peiris

July 14

Robert Mahley

Robert Mahley, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Investigator / President Emeritus, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

ApoE4 and Alzheimer's Disease: Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Altered CNS Metabolism

Hosted by Professor Eric Verdin

August 4

Ken Nakamura

Ken Nakamura, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Gladstone Institute and Neurology, UCSF

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Fission in Neurodegeneration

Hosted by Professor Julie Andersen

September 15

Eric Verdin

Eric Verdin, M.D.

Professor and CEO, Buck Institute

Title: TBD



September 29

David Sassoon, Ph.D.

Director of Reserach, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Sorbonne and the Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition

Identification of a Stress-Responsive Vascular Progenitor Cell Resident Population in Adult Tissues

Hosted by Professor Judith Campisi

October 6

Malu Tansey, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology, Emory University

Role of inflammation and immune responses in age-related neurological disorders

Hosted by Professor Julie Andersen

October 27