Colloquium Series

In 2013, the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine launched a series of quarterly colloquia to run in parallel with each issue. The inaugural lecture was given by Dr. Tamas Horvath in April 2013. The colloquia are free and open to the public. As of June 2015, each colloquium reflects the specific focus topic of the coinciding issue, and these are reflected in the descriptions below. A list of all our previous distinguished physician and scientist speakers are provided, as well as information about our upcoming colloquia.

  • April 2018 | Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Sensory Biology and Pain
  • January 2018 | Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD, Genome Editing
  • October 2017 | Sabrina Diano, PhD, Comparative Medicine
  • June 2017 | Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM, Infectious Disease
  • March 2017 | Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, Drug Development
  • January 2017 | Joan Steitz, PhD, Epigenetics
  • September 2016 | Andrew Goodman, PhD, Microbiome
  • July 2016 | Carolyn Mazure, PhD, Sex and Gender Health
  • April 2016 | Stephen M. Strittmatter, MD, PhD, The Aging Brain
  • January 2016 | John Hwa, MD, PhD, Personalized Medicine
  • October 2015 | Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD, Addiction
  • June 2015 | Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, A Multifaceted Battler Against Cancer
  • March 2015 | Fred R. Volkmar, MD
  • February 2015 | Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
  • November 2014 | Asghar Rastegar, MD
  • June 2014 | Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD
  • March 2014 | James E. Rothman, PhD
  • January 2014 | W. Mark Saltzman, PhD
  • October 2013 | Ellen Matloff, MS
  • June 2013 | Ronald S. Duman, PhD
  • April 2013 | Tomas Horvath, DVM, PhD

April 2018

Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS (Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine): “Innovations in ED Intervention for Substance Use Disorders: Saving Lives”

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  January 2018

Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD (Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics; Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology): “Gene editing by PNA nanoparticles: Another horse in the race?”

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October 2017

Sabrina Diano, PhD (Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience): “Metabolic Diseases: Of Mice and Men.”

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June 2017

Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM (Associate Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health Director, Development Core,Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS Co-Director, Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, Yale School of Public Health): “From Public Health Practice to Policy and Back: Examples of Influenza, Lyme Disease and Human Papillomavirus from the CT Emerging Infections Program.”

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March 2017

Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS (Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Yale School of Medicine): “Through the FDA looking glass, and what can be found there.”

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January 2017

Joan Steitz, PhD (Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute): “Lupus and Snurps: from Bedside to Bench and Back Again.”

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September 2016

Andrew Goodman, PhD (Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis Yale Microbial Sciences Institute): “Causes and Consequences of Microbiome Variation.”

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July 2016

Carolyn Mazure, PhD (Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychology; Director, Women's Health Research at Yale): “Playing the Woman's Card: Ensuring the Study of Sex and Gender Differences in Health Outcomes.”

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April 2016

Stephen M. Strittmatter, MD, PhD (Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Director of Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration & Repair; Director of Memory Disorders Clinic; Director of Yale Alzheimer Disease Research Center): “The Attack of Aß Oligomers: Cellular Prion Protein as a Receptor for the Alzheimer’s Disease Trigger.”

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January 2016

John Hwa, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Medicine [Cardiology]; Director of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics): “The Reemergence of Prostacyclin for Treating Diabetes Induced Thrombosis: hIP, SNiP, Cox & Vioxx.”

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October 2015

Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry; Deputy Chair, Clinical Research): “Pharmacological Interventions to Support Moderation of Alcohol Drinking."

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June 2015

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD (Ensign Professor of Medical Oncology and Pharmacology; Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven; Associate Director for Translational Research, Yale Cancer Center): “Personalized Immunotherapy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

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March 2015

Fred R. Volkmar, MD (Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology): “Understanding the Social Brain in Autism.”

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February 2015

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD (Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Investigator): “Innate and Adaptive Defense Against Viruses.”

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November 2014

Asghar Rastegar, MD (Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Global Health, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Fitkin Firm, Yale-New Haven Hospital): “Building Human Capacity for Health in Resource-Poor Regions.”

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June 2014

Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD (George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute): “Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Obesity, Lipodystrophy and Type 2 Diabetes."

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March 2014

James E. Rothman, PhD (Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine; Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Chairman, Department of Cell Biology; Director, Nanobiology Institute ): “Membrane Fusion in the Cell."

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January 2014

W. Mark Saltzman (Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Chemical Engineering; Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering): “Nanotechnology for Delivery of Genes and Gene-modifying Agents."

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October 2013

Ellen Matloff (Research Scientist in Genetics; Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling): “Gene Patenting and the SCOTUS Decision."

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June 2013

Dr. Ronald S. Duman (Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology; Director, Division of Molecular Psychiatry and Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities): “Neurobiology of Stress, Depression, and Antidepressants: Remodeling Synaptic Connections.”

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April 2013

Dr. Tomas Horvath (Professor & Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine, Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Science, Professor of Neurobiology and Ob/Gyn Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism): “Hypothalamic Hunger-Promoting Neurons Regulate Higher Brain Functions and Longevity.”

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