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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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:

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  • Current Academic Year

     Sep 16, 2021 John Tesmer, PhD Structure and function of G protein-coupled receptor kinases Andrew Kruse (BCMP)
     Sep 23, 2021 Anthony A Hyman, PhD Condensates in physiology and disease Tobi Walther (Cell Bio)
     Sep 27, 2021 Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD RNA Recoding of the Intracellular Transport Machinery Radhika Subramanian (Cell Bio)
     Sep 30, 2021 Steve Hahn, PhD Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation and coactivator specificity Steve Buratowski (BCMP)
     Oct 14, 2021 Rebecca Heald, PhD Fun experiments you can only do with frogs Adrian Salic (Cell Bio)
     Oct 21, 2021 Victor Corces, PhD Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance of obesity epiphenotypes Steve Buratowski (BCMP)
     Oct 28, 2021 Xavier Darzacq, PhD Live cells single molecule biochemistry: what can we learn by interrogating molecular interactions in their cellular context? Lucas Farnung (Cell Bio)
     Nov 04, 2021 Kevan Shokat, PhD Discovering and Deploying Chemical Strategies to Drug KRAS: The Formerly Undruggable Oncogene Eric Fischer (BCMP)
     Nov 10, 2021 Gira Bhabha, PhD How microsporidia pathogens use ballistic organelles to invade host cells Tom Rapoport (Cell Bio)
     Nov 18, 2021 Daniela Nicastro, PhD Probing the molecular organization of cells and organelles using cryo-electron tomography Alan Brown (BCMP)
     Dec 02, 2021 Job Dekker, PhD Chromosome folding throughout the cell cycle and across the tree of life David Pellman (Cell Bio)
     Dec 09, 2021 Jeff Gordon, MD Cancelled Sloan Devlin (BCMP)
     Dec 16, 2021 Elly Tanaka, PhD Cellular and molecular determinants of regeneration ability Randy King (Cell Bio)
     Jan 06, 2022 Rotem Sorek, PhD Rescheduled Kevin Struhl (BCMP)
     Jan 13, 2022 David Holtzman, MD The role of APOE in Aβ and tau mediated pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease John Flanagan (Cell Bio)
     Jan 20, 2022 John Rubenstein, PhD Rescheduled Steve Harrison (BCMP)
     Jan 27, 2022 Yanhui Xu, PhD Structural Insights into assembly of Mediator-bound preinitiation complex Maofu Liao (Cell Bio)
     Feb 03, 2022 James Bardwell, PhD Rescheduled Jean Zhao(BCMP)
     Feb 17, 2022 Allison Williams, PhD Rescheduled Steve Blacklow (BCMP)
     Feb 24, 2022 Eric N Olson, PhD New Insights into Muscle Development, Disease and Regeneration Fred Goldberg (Cell Bio)
     Mar 03, 2022 Sarah O'Connor, PhD Harnessing the chemistry of medicinal plants Phil Cole (BCMP)
     Mar 10, 2022 Anne Brunet, PhD Mechanisms of aging Brendan Manning (Cell Bio)
     Mar 17, 2022 Amy Keating, PhD Navigating landscapes of protein-peptide interaction specificity Tim Springer (BCMP)
     Mar 24, 2022 Peter Walter, PhD

    Targeting the Cell’s Stress Pathways for Therapeutic Benefit

    Bob Farese (Cell Bio)
     Apr 07, 2022 Lily Jan, PhD Unexpected ion channel functions Marito Hayashi (Cell Bio Trainee)
     Apr 14, 2022 Craig Cameron, PhD Antiviral therapy: Towards the Personal and the Precise Steve Harrison (BCMP)
     Apr 21, 2022 Navdeep Chandel, PhD Mitochondrial control of physiology and disease Ed Chouchani (Cell Bio)
     Apr 28, 2022 Roshanak Irannejad, PhD Regulation of BPCR signaling by transporters Andrew Kruse (BCMP)
     May 05, 2022 Rachel Klevit, PhD BARD1: Out from behind BRCA1's shadow Dan Finley (Cell Bio)
    Jun 02, 2022 Leemor Joshua-Tor A Shape-shifting Nuclease Unravels Structured RNA BCMP
    Jun 09, 2022 Brian Shoichet, PhD Following the Rabbit into Chemical Space Hari Arthanari (BCMP)
    Jun 16, 2022 Eva Nogales Functional Modules in Large Transcriptional Co-activator Complexes Davie Van Vactor (Cell Bio)
    Jun 23, 2022 David Olson, PhD Psychedelics and Related Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics Sloan Devlin (BCMP)