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.
- July 2019 | Josh Gendron, PhD, Focus Issue: Clocks and Cycles
- May 2019 | Tamas Horvath, PhD and Christopher van Dyck, PhD, Special Colloquium--Alumni Weekend
- March 2019 | Amy Arnsten, PhD, Focus Issue: Attention Science
- January 2019 | Paul Turner, PhD, Focus Issue: Ecology and Evolution
- October 2018 | Margaret Cartiera, PhD, Focus Issue: Medical Technology
- July 2018 | Dana Small, PhD, Focus Issue: Nutrition and Food Science
- April 2018 | Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Focus Issue: Sensory Biology and Pain
- January 2018 | Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD, Focus Issue: Genome Editing
- October 2017 | Sabrina Diano, PhD, Focus Issue: Comparative Medicine
- June 2017 | Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM, Focus Issue: Infectious Disease
- March 2017 | Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, Focus Issue: Drug Development
- January 2017 | Joan Steitz, PhD, Focus Issue: Epigenetics
- September 2016 | Andrew Goodman, PhD, Focus Issue: Microbiome
- July 2016 | Carolyn Mazure, PhD, Focus Issue: Sex and Gender Health
- April 2016 | Stephen M. Strittmatter, MD, PhD, Focus Issue: The Aging Brain
- January 2016 | John Hwa, MD, PhD, Focus Issue: Personalized Medicine
- October 2015 | Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD, Focus Issue: 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
Josh Gendron, PhD (Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale University): "Protein degradation and the plant circadian clock"
Tamas Horvath (Jean & David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine & of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine; Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine; Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism): "Hunger Promotes Life". Christopher van Dyck (Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Director, Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry): "Alzheimer’s Update: Early Detection and Prevention".
Amy Arnsten, PhD (Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Yale University; Kavli Institute of Neuroscience, Yale University; Psychiatry Faculty, Yale School of Medicine; Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine): “Top-down regulation of attention by prefrontal cortex: Dysfunction in Attention Disorders”
Paul Turner, PhD (Elihu Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University; Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine): “Using evolution-thinking to develop viruses for medical therapy”
Margaret Cartiera, PhD (Investment and Innovation Director, Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology, Yale University): “Developing Medical Innovations for the Patient of the Future”
Dana Small, PhD (Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine): “Integration of Mind and Metabolism in the Modern Food Environment”
Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS (Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine): “Innovations in ED Intervention for Substance Use Disorders: Saving Lives”
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?”
Sabrina Diano, PhD (Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience): “Metabolic Diseases: Of Mice and Men.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Andrew Goodman, PhD (Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis Yale Microbial Sciences Institute): “Causes and Consequences of Microbiome Variation.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD (Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Investigator): “Innate and Adaptive Defense Against Viruses.”
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.”
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."
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."
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."
Ellen Matloff (Research Scientist in Genetics; Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling): “Gene Patenting and the SCOTUS Decision."
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.”
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.”