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Meet The Experts

Webinar Interviews With Researchers, Professors, and Professionals About Cutting Edge Topics

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David H. Nguyen, PhD

Video Game Design

Michael Zyda, DSc

Professor of Engineering Practice

University of Southern California

Date: September 13, 2016. 3PM PST.

Computational Biology of Drug Design

Russ Altman, MD, PhD


Dept. of Bioengineering

Stanford School of Medicine

Date: September 28, 2016. 3PM PST.

How Mail is Delivered Inside a Cell

Randy Schekman, PhD

Nobel Prize 2013 (Physiology or Medicine)


Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley

Date: October 20, 2016. 4PM PST.

Structure and Function in Tubulin in Disease

Eva Nogales, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley

Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Date: November 9th, 2016. 4PM PST.

Helping Scientists and Engineers Start Their Own Companies

Christie Canaria, PhD

Program Manager, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

National Cancer Institute

Date: November 21st, 2017. 4PM PST.

Shakespeare, Law, and Literature

Frances E. Dolan, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Department of English

University of California at Davis

Date: December 6th, 2016. 4 PM PST.

Getting (More of) What You Want: The Science of Negotiation

Margaret Neale, PhD

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management

Co-Director, Executive Program for Women Leaders

Director, Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program

Director, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

Date: December 13th. 4PM PST.

Bioscience and Society - Genetics, Stem Cells, and Neuroscience . . . Oh My!

Henry T. Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine
Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics
Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

Date: January 10th, 2017. 4PM PST.

Integrated Bioimaging: Peaking Into the Inner Workings of Macromolecular Complexes, Organelles, Cells, and Tissues

Manfred Auer, PhD

Director of Physical Analysis, Joint BioEnergy Institute

Staff Scientist, Divisional Program Lead for Mesoscale BioImaging Technologies

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Autophagy: How Cells Eat Invaders and Their Own Waste

Qing ("Ching") Zhong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Date: April 6th, 2017.

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Unscheduled Speakers for 2017

Molecular Dynamics of Protein Folding

Michael Levitt, PhD

Nobel Prize 2013 (Chemistry)
Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research in the School of Medicine
Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science

Stanford School of Medicine

How Tourism Can Be A Force for Social Good in Developing Nations

Hannah R. Messerli, PhD

Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy

Chair, International Institute of Tourism Studies

George Washington University, School of Business

How Racism Affects Your Biological Function

Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chair, University of California Committee on Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Equity (UCAADE) 

Associate Professor

Divisions of Community Health & Human Development; and Epidemiology

School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

Stem Cells, Heart Disease, and Cardiac Surgery

Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery

Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Laboratory

University of California, San Francisco

Understanding Cancer Through Its Genome

Joe Gray, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Oregon Health & Sciences University

Member, Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Team

Tracking the Repair of DNA Damage Using Computational Algorithms

Sylvain Costes, PhD

Director, Advanced Microscopy Facility

Research Scientist

Dept. of Biological Systems and Engineering

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Producing Energy & Studying the Universe

Karl van Bibber, PhD

Professor, Chair

Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

The Wonders of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry & Physics

Jeffrey A. Reimer, PhD

The Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering
The C. Judson Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chair, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Gene Regulation in Neural Stem Cells

Robert Tjian, PhD


Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley

President (2009-2016), Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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