Monday Bioinformatics Seminar Series

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Boyer 159

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Co-Sponsored by:

UCLA Life Sciences, QcBio,

Fall Quarter 2018


Monday, October 1
Dr. Feng Yue
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Institute for Personalized Medicine
Penn State School of Medicine


Monday, October 8
Dr. Valerie Arboleda
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles


Monday, October 15
Dr. Baolin Wu
Associate Professor
Division of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota


Monday, October 22
Dr. Andrew Kern
Associate Professor, Department of Biology & the Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Oregon


Monday, October 29
Dr. Dennis Wall
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine), Biomedical Data Science, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University


Monday, November 5
Dr. Michael Gandal
Assistant Professor in Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles


Monday, November 12
No Session


Monday, November 19
Dr. Ferhat Ay
Institute Leadership Assistant Professor of Computational biology
Division of Vaccine Discovery
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology


Monday, November 26
Dr. Paul Boutros
Professor, Human Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles


Monday, December 3
Dr. Ting Wang
Associate Professor of Genetics and Computer Science & Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Previous Bioinformatics Seminars

Spring Quarter 2018

Monday, April 2
Dr. Rahul Satija
Junior Investigator and Core Member, New York Genome Center
Assistant Professor, NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Monday, April 9
Dr. Jessica Li
Assistant Professor, Statistics
University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, April 16
Dr. William Noble
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington

Monday, April 23
Dr. William Hsu
Associate Professor, Department Radiological Services
Director, MII Research in Informatics Summer Experience
University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, April 30
Dr. Andrea Bild
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology
Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
City of Hope

Monday, May 7
Dr. Christopher Burge
Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering Director
Computation and Systems Biology PhD Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, May 14

Monday, May 21
Dr. Cedric Feschotte
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Monday, May 28
No Session

Monday, June 4

Winter Quarter 2018

Monday, January 8
Dr. Weizhe Hong
Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, January 15
No Session

Monday, January 22
Dr. Andrew Clark
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Population Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator
Cornell University

Monday, January 29
Dr. Ryan Hernandez
Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

Monday, February 5
Dr. Rasmus Nielsen
Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics
University of California, Berkeley

Monday, February 12
Dr. Alex Zelikovski
Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science
Georgia State University

Monday, February 19
No Session

Monday, February 26
Dr. Michael Zhang
Professor, Director of Center for Systems Biology
Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinuished Chair of Systems Biology Science
University of Texas at Dallas

Monday, March 5
Dr. Jeff Gore
Associate Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, March 12
Dr. Aaron Quinlan
Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Biomedical Informatics
Associate Director of the USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery
University of Utah

Fall Quarter 2017

Monday, October 2
Dr. Benjamin Berman
Co-Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences & Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Monday, October 9
Dr. Lang Li
Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Monday, October16
Dr. Alexander Hoffmann
Professor of Microbiology
Director of the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QcBio)

Monday, October 23
Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Laurel H. Carnell Professor
Director of the Institute of Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine
Temple University

Monday, October 30
Dr. Xiaohui Xie
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Monday, November 6
Dr. Doris Bachtrog
Associate Professor
Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Monday, November 13
Dr. Kateryna Makova
Pentz Professor of Biology
Penn State University

Monday, November 20
Dr. Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Ford Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology
Head, Department of Biological Engineering

Monday, November 27
Dr. Ira Hall
Associate Director of McDonnell Genome Institute
Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Washington University

Monday, December 4
Dr. George Tseng
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Department of Human Genetics
Department of Computational & Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh

Spring Quarter 2017

Monday, April 3
Dr. Markus Covert
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University

Monday, April 10
Dr. Brandon Gaut
Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Monday, April 17
Dr. Zeba Wunderlich
Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine

Monday, April 24
Dr. Jun Song
Founder Professor of Bioengineering and of Physics
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Monday, May 1
Dr. Max Diehn
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University

Monday, May 8
Dr. Lea Davis
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine
Vanderbilt University

Monday, May 15
Dr. Ran Libeskind-Hadas
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Harvey Mudd College

Monday, May 22
Dr. Jo Hardin
Department of Mathematics
Pomona College

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday – No seminar

Monday, Jun 5
Dr. Chun Ye
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Winter Quarter 2017

Monday, January 9
Dr. David Heckerman
Distinguished Scientist and Director of Genomics Group

Monday, January 16
No session

Monday, January 23
Dr. Anshul Kundaje
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics, & Computer Science
Stanford University

Monday, January 30
Dr. Guo-Cheng Yuan
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics & Computational Biology
Harvard University

Monday, February 6
Dr. Barak Cohen
Distinguished Professor
Department of Computational Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

Monday, February 13
Dr. Eric Jellen
Department of Plant & Wildlife Sciences
Brigham Young University

Monday, February 20
No session

Monday, February 27
Dr. Adam Siepel
Watson School of Biological Sciences
Cold Springs Harbor Laboratories

Monday, March 6
Dr. Michael Beer
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Monday, March 13
Dr. Jacques Ravel
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland

Fall Quarter 2016

Monday, September 26
Dr. Semyon Kruglyak
Director, Illumina
San Diego, CA

Monday, October 3
No session

Monday, October 10
Dr. Saket Navlakha
Assistant Professor
Center for Integrative Biology
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Monday, October 17
No session

Monday, October 24
Dr. Kimberly Siegmund
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California

Monday, October 31
Dr. Graham McVicker
Assistant Professor
Center for Integrative Biology
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Monday, November 7
Dr. Wenyi Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics
University of Texas

Monday, November 14
Dr. Bin Zhang
Associate Professor
Genetics & Genomics Sciences
Mount Sinai

Monday, November 21
No session

Monday, November 28
Dr. Jessica Wu
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Harvey Mudd College

Spring Quarter 2016

Monday, April 4
Dr. David Goldstein
Department of Genetics and Development
Columbia University

Monday, April 11
Dr. Eran Halperin
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, and Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology
Tel-Aviv University

Monday, April 18
No session

Monday, April 25
Dr. Sunduz Keles
Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
University of Wisconsin

Monday, May 2
Dr. Liang Chen
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

Monday, May 9
Session TBD

Monday, May 16
Dr. Hangkai Ji
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University

Monday, May 23
Dr. Su-In Lee
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, and Genome Sciences
University of Washington

Winter Quarter 2016

Monday, January 25
Dr. Jeffrey Leek
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
John Hopkins University

Monday, February 1
Dr. Erik Ingelsson
Department of Medical Sciences
Uppsala University, Sweden

Monday, February 8
Dr. Avi Ma’ayan
Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Mount Sinai

Monday, February 15
No session

Monday, February 22
Dr. Barbara Englehardt
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Princeton University

Monday, February 29
Dr. Jianzhi Zhang
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan

Monday, March 7
Dr. Elissa Chesler
Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics
The Jackson Laboratory