Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Cannon Room (C Building, Room 114)

For more than 25 years, the Cell Bio Seminar Series has featured outstanding researchers studying key questions in cell biology and related fields. This series takes place every other week on Thursdays, alternating with a seminar series hosted by our neighboring department, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP). During their visit, invited researchers meet with faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows. These talks are open to all members of the Harvard research and medical communities, including those based in affiliated hospitals.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Cell Bio seminars will be held over Zoom or a Hybrid stream from the C-Building Cannon Room, typically from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Thursdays. For more information, please contact

For the 2022-2023 academic year, BCMP seminars will be held over Zoom or a Hybrid stream from the C-Building Cannon Room, typically from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Thursdays. For more information, contact:

Please sign up for seminar notifications or check our calendar for exceptions.

  • Current Academic Year


     Sep 8, 2022

    Jeremy Nathans Molecular Genetic Studies of CNS Vascular Development Chen Ran (Cell Bio, Liberles Lab)

    Sep 22, 2022

    Mike Lampson Violation of Mendel's First Law: Centromere Drive and Suppression in Meiosis Radhika Subramanian (Cell Bio)
    Oct 13, 2022 Jeff Gordon Developing Microbiome-directed Therapeutics for Treating Child Undernutrition Sloan Devlin (BCMP)
    Oct 20, 2022 Jim Wells Probing and Attacking the Cancer Surfaceome Xin Zhou (BCMP)
    Oct 27, 2022 Judy Lieberman Lighting a Fire: Pyroptosis in the Immune Response to Infection and Cancer Nika Danial (Cell Bio)
    Nov 10, 2022 Asifa Akhtar Epigenetic Regulation by Histone Acetylation at Crossroads of Metabolic Control Lucas Farnung (Cell Bio)
    Nov 17, 2022 John Rubenstein V-ATPase: the birth, life, death, and rebirth of a proton pump Steve Harrison (BCMP)
    Nov 28, 2022 (Mon) Doug Green Persister Act: Near Death Experiences in Cancer Cells Joan Brugge (Cell Bio)
    Dec 15, 2022 Cigall Kadoch Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Human Cancer Annie Hsieh (Cell Bio, Haigis Lab)
    Jan 5, 2023 Eric Schmidt Biosynthetic Potential of the Animal World BCMP Trainee Committee
    Jan 12, 2023 Dan Nomura Imagining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms Steve Gygi (Cell Bio)
    Jan 19, 2023 Joe Yeeles Priming in the Eukaryotic Replisome Johannes Walter (BCMP)
    Jan 26, 2023 Laura Kiessling Glycans in Cell Recognition Marcia Haigis (Cell Bio)
    Feb 2, 2023 Babis Kalodimos The Conformational Landscape of Protein Kinases in Physiology and Disease Hari Arthanari (BCMP)
    Feb 9, 2023 Jochen Zimmer Building an Extracellular Matrix: Insights into Hyrluranon Synthesis and Length Control  Tom Rapoport (Cell Bio)
    Feb 16, 2023 David Bartel Regulation of mRNA Translation and Decay Sun Hur (BCMP)
    Feb 23, 2023 Chantal Abergel The Concept of Virus in the Giant Virus Era Amy Lee (Cell Bio)
    Mar 2, 2023 Sarah Woodson Dynamics of RNA-Protein Assembly during Transcription Steve Buratowski (BCMP)
    Mar 9, 2023 Erika Pearce POSTPONED Ed Chouchani (Cell Bio)
    Mar 16, 2023 Alanna Schepartz Delivering Proteins to the Cytosol and Nucles, for Real Sloan Devlin (BCMP)
    Mar 23, 2023 Charles Zuker The Body-Brain Axis Steve Liberles (Cell Bio)
    Apr 6, 2023 Sean Morrison The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche Pere Puigserver (Cell Bio)
    Apr 13, 2023 James Bardwell Curing Nicotine Addiction through Directed Evolution (BCMP)
    Apr 20, 2023 Julius Brennecke Evolution of Endogenous Retroviruses in Drosophila Danesh Moazed (Cell Bio)
    Apr 27, 2023 James Fraser   Nick Polizzi (BCMP)
    May 4, 2023 Elcin Unal POSTPONED Dan Finley (Cell Bio)
    May 11, 2023 Melanie Ohi   Sun Hur (BCMP)
    May 18, 2023 Amy Gladfelter   David Pellman (Cell Bio)
    Jun 1, 2023 Alberto Kornblihtt   Josefina del Marmol (BCMP)
    Jun 15, 2023 Claudio Joazerio   Susan Shao (Cell Bio)
    Jun 22, 2023 Clodagh O'Shea   Bradley Bernstein (Cell Bio)