Senior Scientist Lecture Series

The Senior Scientist Lecture Series (SSLS) is a Yale UCL Collaborative initiative which:

  • Allows senior scientists to share the results of their research with faculty members, postdocs, and students at the other institution
  • Promotes discussion and opportunities for collaboration
  • Disseminates information about research and educational programs between Yale and UCL

Each Senior Scientist participates in two events as a Visiting Lecturer: first, a public lecture on his or her research; and second, a less formal event for a smaller audience, which is intended to generate discussion and collaboration. The SSLS is supported through an educational grant from SHM Productions Ltd.

From Chaperonins to Sleuthing ALS Mechanism

Arthur L. Horwich, MD Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

UCL Presents:

"From Chaperonins to Sleuthing ALS Mechanism"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Typhoid toxin: A window into the biology of Salmonella typhi and typhoid fever

Jorge E. Galan, MD Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbiology and Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Typhoid toxin: A window into the biology of Salmonella typhi and typhoid fever"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Viruses and Cancer: KSHV and HPV

Chris Boshoff, MD Professor and Director, UCL Cancer Institute, University College London
Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Viruses and Cancer: KSHV and HPV"

Smilow Auditorium, 55 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06511, February 5, 2013

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Value and Action in the Brain

Ray Dolan, MD, FRS Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London 

Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Value and Action in the Brain"

Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E 02, 230 S Frontage Rd, New Haven, CT 06511, February 28, 2013

Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age

Thomas Gill, MD Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Investigative Medicine and the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Yale School of Medicine Internal Medicine

UCL presents:

"Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age"

Lecture Theatre 1 Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London. WC1E 6BT, March 7, 2013

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Molecular Mechanisms of Cytokinesis, Endocytosis and Cellular Motility

Thomas D. Pollard, PhD Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale University Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

UCL Presents:

"Molecular Mechanisms of Cytokinesis, Endocytosis and Cellular Motility"

Chadwick Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 0AH, May 22, 2013

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Playing in Traffic: Novel Signaling and Trafficking Mechanisms in the Kidney

Michael J. Caplan

Michael J. Caplan, MD, PhD C.N.H Long Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 

UCL Presents:

"Playing in Traffic: Novel Signaling and Trafficking Mechanisms in the Kidney"

JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London Wc1E 0AH, November 13, 2012

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Small Molecule Control of Intracellular Protein Levels

Craig Crews Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Professor of Chemistry and of Pharmacology, Yale University
UCL Presents:

"Small Molecule Control of Intracellular Protein Levels"

Christopher Ingold Auditorium, UCL Department of Chemistry, 20 Gordon Street, London. WC1H 0AJ, January 19, 2012

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Cell Biological Insights into Regulation of Vascular Function

William C. Sessa

Professor William C. Sessa, PhD  Alfred Gilman Professor and Vice Chairman of Pharmacology
UCL Presents:

"Cell Biological Insights into Regulation of Vascular Function" 

Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, University College London WC1E 6BT, October 9, 2012  

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Noncoding RNAs: With a Viral Twist

Joan Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

UCL Presents:

"Noncoding RNAs: With a Viral Twist"

Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6AE London, July 11, 2012

HIV as a Vaccine Vector

Professor Mary Collins Dean of Life Sciences, Director, MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology,
Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"HIV as a Vaccine Vector"

New Haven, Yale University, February 17, 2011

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Guidance of vascular and patterning: Lessons from the nervous system

Professor Anne Eichmann, PhD, MSc Professor Internal Medicine (Cardiology) Yale School of Medicine,

UCL presents: 

"Guidance of vascular and patterning: Lessons from the nervous system"

Anatomy JZ Young Lecture Theatre University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT, December 8, 2011

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The Inflammasome in Health and Disease

Richard A. Flavell, PhD Sterling Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Department Chair, Immunobiology, Department of Immunobiology

UCL presents:

"The Inflammasome in Health and Disease"

Anatomy JZ Young Lecture Theatre University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT, November 2, 2011


Apelin, Lrg1 and Vascular Remodeling in the Diseased Retina

John Greenwood, PhD, FRCPath Hugh Davson Professor of Biomedical Research, Head of the Department of Cell Biology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology University College of London

Yale School of Medicine presents:

"Apelin, Lrg1 and Vascular Remodeling in the Diseased Retina"

Cohen Auditorium, Level E, 230 S Frontage Rd, New Haven, CT, October 26, 2011

Oxygen Sensing from Molecules to Mountains and Worms to Humans

Patrick Maxwell, PhD  Professor of Medicine, ULC; Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UCL
Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Oxygen Sensing from Molecules to Mountains and Worms to Humans"

Fitkin Amphitheatre, LMP 1094, 330 Cedar St, New Haven, CT, January 9, 2011

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Finding the Mechanism that Coordinates Metabolic Supply with Cell Proliferation

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Salvador Moncada, MD, PhD Director Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research University College of London,
Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Finding the Mechanism that Coordinates Metabolic Supply with Cell Proliferation"

The Anlyan Center Auditorium, TAC N-107, 300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT, November 9, 2011

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Structural and Thermodynamic Mechanisms Controlling Neurotransmitter Release at Synapses

James Rothman, PhD

James Rothman, PhD  Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry; Chairman, Department of Cell Biology; Director, Biodesign Institute,

UCL Presents:

"Structural and Thermodynamic Mechanisms Controlling Neurotransmitter Release at Synapses" 

London, UCL, May 9, 2011 

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Cyto-architectural basis of endothelial barrier function: a tale of two extremes

David T. Shima, PhD Rothes Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology,UCL
Yale of School Medicine Presents:

"Cyto-Architectural Basis of Endothelial Barrier Function: A Tale of Two Extremes" 

New Haven, Yale University, September 12, 2011 

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Cilia, Cysts, and Human Disease

Professor Stefan Somlo Professor Internal Medicine (Nephrology) Yale School of Medicine,

UCL Presents: 

"Cilia, Cysts, and Human Disease"

Anatomy J Z Young LT, UCL Bloomsbury Campus, London, September 14, 2011


Can Better Understanding of the Cellular Mechanisms of Virus Replication Give Novel Opportunities for Drug and Vaccine Development?

Mark Marsh

Professor Mark Marsh Director of Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL
Yale School of Medicine Presents:

"Can Better Understanding of the Cellular Mechanisms of Virus Application Give Novel Opportunities for Drug and Vaccine Development?" 

New Haven, Yale University, November 10, 2010 

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