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


April 27

Cristopher Bragg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

TAF1 and X-Linked Dystonia- Parkinsonism

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

May 11

Steven Altschuler, PhD


Joint talk: Cellular heterogeneity in response to chemotherapy or micro-environmental signals




Lani Wu, PhD



Hosted by Professor Chris Benz

June 1

Li Gan, PhD

Professor, Neurology, UCSF; Associate Director & Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease 

Title: TBA

Hosted by Professor Pankaj Kapahi

Sept 7

Scott Baraban, PhD

Professor & William K. Bowes Jr. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research, Neurological Surgery, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, UCSF 

On the Road to New Therapies for Intractable Epilepsies

Hosted by Professor Lisa Ellerby

Oct 5

Scott V. Edwards, PhD

Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Title: TBA

Hosted by Professor Rachel Brem

Nov 2

Jason Spence, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Cell and Development Biology, University of Michigan

Modeling Human Development Using Insights from Organoids and Embryos

Hosted by Professor Deepak Lamba and Posdoc Jie Zhu

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