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.

During the pandemic, Cell Bio seminars will be held over Zoom, typically from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Thursdays. For more information, please contact

During the pandemic, BCMP seminars will be held over Zoom, typically from 1 - 2 pm on Thursdays. For more information, contact:

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

  • Current Academic Year

    Sept 10, 2020 Brendan D Manning, PhD PI3K-mTOR Signaling and the Metabolic Control of Cell Growth Wade Harper (Cell Bio)
    Sept 25, 2020 Seychelle Vos, PhD Pause & Go: Visualizing Early Mammalian Transcription Elongation Regulation Maofu Liao (Cell Bio)
    Oct 1, 2020 Liang Tong, PhD Molecular insights into human pre-mRNA 3'-end processing Steve Buratowski (BCMP)
    Oct 15, 2020 Michael Summers, PhD Structural basis and mechanism of HIV-1 genome packaging Gerhard Wagner (BCMP)
    Oct 22, 2020 Russell A DeBose-Boyd, PhD UBIAD1, a Vitamin K Synthetic Enzyme that Moonlights as Regulator of HMG CoA Reductase Degradation and Cholesterol Synthesis Tom Rapoport (Cell Bio)
    Nov 5, 2020 Eric N Olson, PhD New Insights into Muscle Development, Disease and Regeneration Fred Goldberg (Cell Bio)
    Nov 12, 2020 Titia de Lange, PhD The role of CST/Pola/primase at telomeres and DSBs Joe Loparo (BCMP)
    Dec 3, 2020 Mande Holford, PhD Venom Attacks Cancer Jon Clardy (BCMP)
    Dec 17, 2020 Anja Groth, PhD Chromatin Replication and Epigenome Maintenance Steve Buratowski (BCMP)
    Jan 7, 2021 Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD Understanding the source of regenerative potential in animals Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas (Cell Bio)
    Jan 14, 2021 Mark Dawson, PhD Identifying non-genetic features of malignant clonal dominance at single cell resolution Karen Adelman (BCMP)
    Jan 21, 2021 Zuzana Tothova, MD, PhD Biology and Therpeutic Targeting of Cohesin Mutations in Myeloid Malignancies Joan Brugge (Cell Bio)
    Jan 28, 2021 Jonathan Javitch, MD, PhD Single-molecule FRET to study the organization and dynamics of receptors and transporters Andrew Kruse (BCMP)
    Feb 4, 2021 Vanessa Ruta, PhD Theme and Variations: Mechanisms of Behavioral Evolution Steve Liberles (Cell Bio)
    Feb 11, 2021 Genevieve Almouzni, PhD Histone H3 variants and partners in the nucleus Karen Adelman (BCMP)
    Feb 18, 2021 Olivia Rissland, PhD Destruction of Maternally Deposited RNA Binding Proteins during Embryogenesis Susan Shao (Cell Bio)
    Feb 25, 2021 Sonya Neal, PhD Rhomboid pseudoprotease Dfm1 ERADicates multi-spanning membrane substrates Steve Blacklow (BCMP)
    Mar 5, 2021 Wendy Bickmore, PhD The role of spatial proximity in genome regulation Lucas Farnung (Cell Bio)
    Mar 11, 2021 Robert Tjian, PhD From Biochemistry to Live Cell Single Molecule Imaging: Shifting Paradigms in Transcriptional Control Mechanisms BCMP Trainee Committee
    Mar 18, 2021 Ramesh Shivdasani, MD, PhD Remembrance of Things Past David Pellman (Cell Bio)
    Mar 25, 2021 Scott Blanchard, PhD TBA Sun Hur (BCMP)
    Mar 30, 2021 Navdeep Chandel, PhD Cancelled Ed Chouchani (Cell Bio)
    Apr 8, 2021 Bil Clemons, PhD TBA Steve Harrison (BCMP)
    Apr 15, 2021 Karolin Luger, PhD TBA Danesh Moazed (Cell Bio)
    Apr 22, 2021 M. Madan Babu, PhD TBA Hari Arthanari (BCMP)
    Apr 29, 2021 Karen Oegema, PhD TBA Randy King (Cell Bio)
    May 6, 2021 Elizabeth Villa, PhD TBA Steve Blacklow (BCMP)
    May 17, 2021 Helen Hobbs, MD Fatty liver disease: from ancestry to biochemistry Tobi Walther (Cell Bio)
    May 20, 2021 Alanna Schepartz, PhD TBA Sloan Devlin (BCMP)
    May 27, 2021 Carlos Bustamante, PhD TBA Danesh Moazed (Cell Bio)
    Jun 3, 2021 Michael Snyder, PhD TBA Kevin Struhl (BCMP)
    Jun 10, 2021 Alex Schier, PhD TBA Davie Van Vactor (Cell Bio)