The Benning Medical Society Lectures
The endowment also establishes the prestigious H. A. and Edna Benning Medical Society. The group includes each of the Benning chair holders and sponsors a lecture or symposium series held at the university focusing on leading-edge medicine. The lectures are currently held on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor.
The Honorable Harold Varmus, MD- New Directions in Cancer Research
Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institues of Health
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Rice Eccles Stadium Tower, 451 South 1400 East, 4th Floor
With Distinguished HostsVivan S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBASenior Vice President for Health SciencesDean, School of MedicineUniversity of Utah Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.Former Governor of UtahChair, Huntsman Cancer Foundation Board of DirectorsFormer United States Ambassador to China and Singapore
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Benning Society Lecture Series 2013-2014
All lectures are held in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
School of Medicine Seminar Series 2013-2014
September 24, 2013
Bioscience Symposium and
Don Summers Memorial Lecture
7:00pm, Marriott University Park Hotel
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology & Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
“RNA-guided Genome Defense and Genetic Re-programming by a CRISPR Endonuclease”
Host: Brenda Bass, Biochemistry
October 8, 2013
Clay Semenkovich, M.D.
Herbert S. Gasser Professor
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Lipid Research
“Metabolic Syndrome as a Metaphor”
Host: John Hoidal, Internal Medicine
October 22, 2013
Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.
Vivian L. Smith Chair of Regenerative Medicine
Director, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center
Baylor College of Medicine
“DNA Methylation in Normal Malignant Hematopoiesis”
Host: Josef Prchal, Hematology
November 12, 2013
Mark Yandell, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Genetics
School of Medicine
University of Utah
“Genomics for Diagnosis and Discovery”
Host: Cedric Feschotte, Human Genetics
November 26, 2013
Kevan Shokat, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco
“New Pharmacology for Treating Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer: From PINK1 to K-Ras”
Host: Dean Y. Li, Internal Medicine
December 10, 2013
Norbert Perrimon, Ph.D.
James Stillman Professor of Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
“Organ Communication and Regulation of Insulin Signaling in Drosophila”
Host: Charles Murtaugh, Human Genetics
January 28, 2014
Louis J. Ptacek, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco
“GSK3β and O-linked N-acetylglucosaminylation Regulate Circadian Timing and Link Clock to Metabolism”
Host: Mike Sanguinetti, CVRTI
February 11, 2014
Tony Hunter, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society Professor
Renato Dulbecco Chair in Cancer Research
Director, Salk Institute Cancer Center
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
“Post-Translational Regulation of Cell Signaling”
Host: Carrie L. Byington, Pediatrics
February 25, 2014
Andrea I. McClatchey, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
“Organization of the Cell Cortex in Morphogenesis and Tumorigenesis”
Host: Trudy Oliver, Oncological Sciences
March 11, 2014
Sally Temple, Ph.D.
New York Neural Stem Cell Institute
“The Surprising Plasticity of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells—A New Stem Cell in the Adult Human Retina”
Host: Ed Levine, Ophthalmology
March 25, 2014
Patricia Donahoe, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Surgery Research Laboratories
Mass General Hospital
“Integration of Genetic and Development Platform to Uncover Heterogeneic Causes of Birth Defects”
Hosts: Gabrielle Kardon, Human Genetics
April 8, 2014
Arthur Horwich, M.D.
Sterling Professor of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine
“Chaperone Action in Health and Disease”
Host: Anthea Letsou, Human Genetics
April 22, 2014
Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D.
William Wikoff Smith Professor
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Scientific Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Development”
Hosts: Joseph Yost, Molecular Medicine
May 13, 2014
Melissa J. Moore, Ph.D.
Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair of Cancer Research
Co-director, RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institute
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“The Spliceosome and Beyond: Adventures in megaRNP Land”
Host: Mark Metzstein, Human Genetics
May 27, 2014
Jeffrey Laitman, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Host: Kurt Albertine, Pediatric Neonatology