Past Events

2017

November 16, 2017 | 6:45-9:00p | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 11/16/2017

Edward J. Brignole; Drennan Lab, MIT. 3.3-Å resolution cryo-EM structure of human ribonucleotide reductase with substrate and allosteric regulators bound

Dan Semlow; Walter Lab, Harvard Medical School. Pathway choice during DNA interstrandcross-link repair

November 17,2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Superfund Friday Forum: Akram N. Alshawabkeh

Akram N. Alshawabkeh; Professor of Engineering, Director of PROTECT Superfund Research Center, Associate Dean for Research

For more information about Professor Akram N. Alshawabkeh, please click here.

November 3, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Friday Forum: Base Excision Repair Intermediates Lead to The Development of Lupus

Joann Balazs Sweasy; Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology & Professor of Genetics, Vice-Chair for Basic Research, Associate Director Basic Science, Yale Cancer Center

For more information about Professor Joann Balazs Sweasy, please click here.

October 20, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Friday Forum: Investigating The (Epi-)Genetic Consequences of Environmental Exposure During Heart Development

Laurie A. Boyer; Associate Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Associate Member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

For more information about Professor Laurie A. Boyer, please click here.

October 6, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Superfund Friday Forum: Mutational spectra of seemingly normal tissue reflect prior exposure to chemical carcinogens

John M. Essigmann; Director of Center For Environmental Health Sciences and co-Director of the MIT Superfund Program

For more information about Professor John Essigmann, please click here.

October 5, 2017 | 6:45-9:00p | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 10/5/2017

Lizzie Ngo; Samson/Engelward Lab, MIT. High-throughput platform for detection of DNA adducts induced by metabolic activation of xenobiotics

Ryan Mcginty; Mirkin Lab, Tufts University. Nanopore sequencing of complex genomic rearrangements in yeast reveals mechanism of repeat-mediated double-strand break repair

September 28, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 32-141

Schauer Lecture: Respect Your Biome: Can Precision Medicines Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance?

Julie Gerberding; Executive Vice President, Strategic Communication, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.

For more information about Dr. Julie Gerberding, please click here.

September 8, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Friday Forum: Translational Applications of Microphysiological Systems

Murat Cirit; Director of the Translational Systems Pharmacology Team and System Integration Task in the DARPA-PhysioMimetics program

For more information about Dr. Murat Cirit, please click here.

July 11, 2017 | 3:00pm | Webinar

EPA Tribal Science Webinar Series

Jesse Kroll; Associate Professor

Webinar Topic: Collaborating with American Indian and Hawaiian Native Partners in Air Pollution Monitoring Research

The Tribal Science Webinar Series provides a forum for discussion of the complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous communities, and features a wide variety of expert guest speakers from government, academic institutions and other organizations. This month’s webinar focuses on air pollution monitoring research collaborations with Native American and Hawaiian Native partners. Presenters will discuss the development and nature of their partnerships, current research activities, and strategies for community engagement.

July 24, 2017 | 12:00pm | Webinar

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Webinar Series: Emissions Research to Improve Decision-making

Jesse Kroll; Associate Professor

Webinar Topic: Novel sources: Coarse PM, ships, LVOCs

New research and improved measurement tools can help identify and characterize emissions that were previously uncertain. These presentations will cover a few novel emissions sources, including how the emissions of large and small particles compare, how fuel and vehicle speed affects emissions from ships, and how to measure a recently identified kind of organic emissions from vehicles and aircraft.

May 18, 2017 | 4:00PM | 32-141 Stata Center

Harris Lecture: Biological Responses to Inflammation and Alkylation

Leona Samson; Professor of Biological Engineering and Biology

For more information about Professor Leona Samson, please click here.

May 11, 2017 | 6:45-8:00PM | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 5/11/2017

Carly Ching; Godoy Lab, Northeastern University. Investigation Into the Regulation of RecA in Acinetobacter Baumannii

Nick Panzarino; Cantor Lab, U. Mass Medical. Understanding Acquired Cisplatin Resistance in BrCA2 Mutant Cancer

April 14, 2017 | 4:00-6:00PM | 56-614

Friday Forum: Probing Microbial Interactions with the Mucus Barrier

Katharina Ribbeck; Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
April 13, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 4/13/2017

Beatrice Rondinelli; D’Andrea Lab, Harvard University. The Role of Chromatin Modifiers on Fork Stability and Drug Resistance

Gajendradhar Dwivedi; Haber Lab, Brandeis University. Frequent Mutations Arising During Repair of a DNA Double Strand Break

March 9, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 3/9/2017

Bert van de Kooji; Yaffe Lab, MIT. Understanding DSB-Repair Pathway Choice and Fidelity

Tommy Tashjian; Godoy Lab, Northeastern University. A Stable Conformational Change of E. coli DNA Polymerase IV After Interaction with RecA Regulates Activity

February 16, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 2/16/2017

Lizzie Ngo; Engleward Lab, MIT.  High-throughput platform for detecton of DNA adducts induced by metabolic activation of xenobiotics.

Gonen Memisoglu; Haber Lab, Brandeis University. DNA damage checkpoint regulation in yeast.

February 10, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm | 56-614

Friday Forum: Lineage Sequencing for Time-solved Mutation Analysis in Small Cell Populations

Paul Blainey; Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
January 19, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 1/19/2017

Simran Kaushal; Freudenrich Lab, Tufts University. Molecular Basis of Common Fragile Site Fragility in Yeast

Anne Bothmer; Scientist, Editas. DNA Repair Pathways Involved in the Repair of CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Cuts

January 18, 2017 | 2:30-5:00PM | Lobby of Building 13

2017 CEHS Poster Session

CEHS will host its annual Poster Session on January 18, 2017. 

Abstract deadline is: Friday, December 2, 2016

Prizes will be given for the Best Posters in Engineering and Life Sciences in the Graduate Student and Post Doc categories.

  • 1st Place Prize: $1,000
  • 2nd Place Prize: $500 
  • 3rd Place Prize: $200 and CEHS gifts