Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Rosen

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Rosen

Written by Cindy Yimei Wan Dr. Michael Rosen is the Chair of the Department of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Rosen was invited to give a Connell Lecture on March 9th, 2022, during which 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Agata Smogorzewska

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Agata Smogorzewska

written by Kate Jiang Dr. Agata Smogorzewska is an associate professor at the Rockefeller University. On December 8th, 2021, she gave a Connell lecture on her lab’s research in DNA interstrand crosslink repair and its link to tumorigenesis. I spoke with Dr. Smogorzewska to learn 

From “blue collar scientist” to pandemic PI: Getting to Know Dr. Spencer Freeman

From “blue collar scientist” to pandemic PI: Getting to Know Dr. Spencer Freeman

written by Raphaella So header image courtesy Spencer Freeman Dr. Spencer Freeman joined the Biochemistry faculty in 2020. His lab studies two aspects of immune surveillance: resolution of ingested fluids in macrophages, and inhibitory signals suppressing phagocytosis. Born and raised in Toronto, Spencer first began 

The New Kid on the Block: Getting to Know Dr. Jonathon Ditlev

The New Kid on the Block: Getting to Know Dr. Jonathon Ditlev

written by Claire MacMurray Dr. Jonathon Ditlev joined our department in August of 2019. His current topic of interest is the postsynaptic density, a membraneless organelle found within the synaptic region of the neuron. His efforts are motivated by an attempt to better understand the 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Heidi McBride

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Heidi McBride

written by Em Miraglia Dr. Heidi McBride is a professor at McGill University and a Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Cell Biology. She was invited to give a Connell Lecture on November 13th, 2019, during which she shared two ongoing stories from her lab focusing 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Rapoport

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Rapoport

written by Alexa Fitzpatrick photo courtesy of the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg  Dr. Tom Rapoport is a professor with the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Rapoport will be discussing his research on the mechanisms 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Gerhard Wagner

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Gerhard Wagner

written by Sungwon Hwang Dr. Gerhard Wagner is a professor with the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. He has been invited to give a talk on April 17th as a part of the George Connell 

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

written by Vaibhav Bhandari with photos by Richard Li With winter fully underway, we scurry about from location to destination to escape the bitter cold and wind. On the edges of the campus and around town, often noticeable are the city’s homeless – taking cover 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Kristin Parent

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Kristin Parent

Written by Annoj Thavalingam   On October 24th 2018, our Connell lecturer Dr. Kristin Parent arrived from Michigan State University to present her research on a novel mechanism of phage capsid stabilization. Transcripts decided to continue the conversation by meeting Kristin via Skype and discussing 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Jasin

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Jasin

Written by Louis Ho Dr. Maria Jasin is a biomedical researcher at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. I asked her about her work, the field of DNA damage and the hurdles she encountered in her career as a female scientist. Dr.