Systems Biology Seminars

All talks are held on Thursdays in LSEB 103

24 Cummington Mall at 12:45 PM – Pizza at 12:15





Biology Search Candidate

Marcos Simoes-Costa
Postdoctoral Fellow, CalTech

Title: Gene regulatory control of neural crest axial identity and fate



Biology Search Candidate

Shawn Little
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton

Title: Producing precise patterns: single molecule dynamics in transcription and development



Biology Search Candidate

Christine Cheng
Postdoctoral Associate, Broad Institute

Title: Epigenetic variability from individuals to single cells



Biology Search Candidate

Anupama Khate

Title: Systems-level investigation of multi-species bacterial interactions



Biology Search Candidate

Alice Berger
Broad Institute

Title: High-throughput phenotyping of lung cancer somatic mutations



Jagesh Shah
Associate Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

Title: Chemical and Physical Sensing in Migrating Cells

BU Host: Chris Chen



Open Date



University Spring Break



Farren J. Isaacs
Bioinformatics Alumnus
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Systems Biology Institute
Yale University

Title: Programming Genomes to Expand Life’s Functional Repertoire

BU Host: Tom Tullius



L. Stirling Churchman
Assistant Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Title: Gene expression at high resolution

BU Host: Tom Tullius



Enoch Huang
Head of Computational Sciences
Pfizer R&D
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics, Boston University

Title: Generating testable hypotheses from large-scale ‘omics data

BU Host: Tom Tullius



*Rescheduled – 10/6

Xin Chen
Professor, Acting Head,
Department of Bioinformatics,
College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, China

Title: TBA

BU Host: Honghuang Lin



Yitzhak Pilpel
Faculty of Biochemistry
Department of Molecular Genetics
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Title: Evolutionary dynamics revealed in the laboratory

BU Host: Daniel Segre’



Alex Shalek
Hermann L.F. von Helmholtz Career Development
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences & Technology,
IMES & Chemistry, MIT

Title: Immunology from the “Bottom-Up” with Single-Cell Genomics

BU Host: Trevor Siggers



Anshul Kundaje
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science
Stanford School of Medicine

Title: Integrative, interpretable deep learning frameworks for regulatory genomics and epigenomics

BU Host: Tom Tullius



Charles K. Fisher
Computational Sciences CoE, Pfizer Inc.

Title: Learning from variability in the human microbiota

BU Host: Pankaj Mehta




Fall 2015


Gabor Balazsi

Henry Laufer Endowed Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Stony Brook University

Title: Gene network evolution: Making it predictable

BU Hosts: Kirill Korolev & Pankaj Mehta


Barry Honig

Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University/Howard Hughes Medical Center

Title: Relating cell-cell adhesion specificity to molecular recognition: cadherins, protocadherins, nectins

BU Host: Trevor Siggers, and Tom Gilmore


Associate Professor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH
Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Title: Innate Immune Signaling Networks Drive Hematologic Malignancies

BU Host: Trevor Siggers


Harmen Bussemaker

Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University

Title: New insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying steroid hormone response, methylome readout, and longevity/aging

BU Host: Trevor Siggers


Jennifer Talbot

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Boston University

Title: Fungal biodiversity, cooperation, and combat: mechanisms and effects on soil biogeochemistry

BU Host: Tom Tullius


Valentina Perissi

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry Department
Boston University School of Medicine

Title: A coordinated strategy to regulate lipid metabolism and inflammation via modulation of ubiquitin signaling

BU Host: Tom Tullius


Alon Goren

Lead Member
Broad Technology Labs
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Promoting Biotechnological Innovations

Title: Chromatin regulatory circuits in mammalian early development

BU Host: Tom Tullius & Darrell Kotton


Karsten Zengler

Associate Researcher
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego

Title: Multidimensional Interspecies Interactions Define Dynamics in Microbial Communities

BU Host: Kirill Korolev


Alvaro Sanchez

Junior Fellow, Harvard University
The Rowland Institute at Harvard

Title: Understanding the ecology and evolutionary biology of extracellular enzymes in microbial communities

Host: Pankaj Mehta



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Archive Systems Bio Seminars Fall 2009-Spring 2015