School of Medicine

Benning Society

2016/17

2016

September 20, 2016

Bioscience Symposium and
Don Summers Memorial Lecture
7:00 pm, Marriott University Park Hotel

Harmit Singh Malik, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Member, Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Genetic Conflicts: Beyond the Usual Suspects”
Host: Nels Elde, Human Genetics & Nitin Phadnis, Biology

September 27, 2016

Steven Gygi, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
“Defining the Consequences of Genetic Variation on a Proteome-Wide Scale”
Host: Jared Rutter, Biochemistry

October 3, 2016

Benning Public Lecture
6:00 pm, Rice Eccles Stadium

Mary-Claire King, PhD
American Cancer Society Professor
Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine
“Genomic Analysis of Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene Discovery to Precision Medicine and Public Health”
Host: Lynn Jorde, Human Genetics

October 25, 2016

Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD
Vice President for Research
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
“The Evolving Role of Anucleate Platelets in Health and Disease”
Host: Guy Zimmerman, Molecular Medicine

November 8, 2016

Tom Greene, PhD
Chief, Division of Biostatistics, Dept. Population Health Science
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
“Evaluating the Validity and Utility of Surrogate Outcomes for Clinical Trials of Chronic Diseases”
Host: Alfred K. Cheung, Internal Medicine

2017

January 24, 2017

Craig C. Mello, PhD
HHMI Investigator
RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“A Worm’s Tale: Secrets of Inheritance and Immortality”
Host: Nels Elde, Human Genetics

February 14, 2017

Joan Miller, MD
Henry Willard Williams Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
“New Approaches to Treating Age Related Macular Degeneration”
Host: Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Ophthalmology

February 28, 2017

Eva Nogales, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
“Cryo-EM in the Elucidation of Macromolecular Structure, Interactions and Dynamics”
Host: Barbara Graves, Oncological Sciences

March 9, 2017

Benning Public Lecture
6:00 pm, Rice Eccles Stadium

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, DLitt (Hon), FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review
“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear (and Vice Versa): The Highest Stakes in Medicine”
Host: Michael W. Varner, Obstetrics and Gynecology

March 14, 2017

Susan Mango, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
“Making and Shaping a Worm”
Host: Anthea Letsou, Human Genetics

March 28, 2017

Mario Capecchi, PhD
Distinguished Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
“A Casual Role for Defective Microglia in OCD-Spectrum Disorders”
Host: David Grunwald, Human Genetics

April 11, 2017

Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD
President
Rockefeller University
“The Genetic Archetecture of Human Disease from Next/GEN Sequencing”
Host: Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Pediatric Cardiology

April 25, 2017

Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
HHMI Investigator
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Elucidating Lung Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer at Single Cell Resolution”
Host: Martin McMahon, Dermatology

May 9, 2017

Richard Flavell, PhD, FRS
HHMI Investigator and Sterling Professor
Department of Immunobiology
Yale University School of Medicine
“The Role of Inflammasomes in Antiviral Response and the Innate Immune Sensing of Genomic Integrity”
Host: Dean Tantin, Pathology

May 23, 2017

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
“Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Genes: From Bench to Bedside”
Host: Dean Y. Li, Molecular Medicine