Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein

Written by Kate Jiang Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein is a Professor of Neurology at John Hopkins University and the Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. On March 27th, 2024, Dr. Rothstein was invited to give a Connell lecture about the role of nuclear 

Connell lecture series: Dr. Isaac Bogoch

Connell lecture series: Dr. Isaac Bogoch

Written by Nour Bazzi In the early stages of our careers, we encounter challenges that are entirely new to us. During these times, we naturally seek guidance from those who have successfully navigated similar situations. In doing so, we can selectively adopt the tools and 

CONNELL LECTURE SERIES: DR. DAVID BAKER

CONNELL LECTURE SERIES: DR. DAVID BAKER

Written by Huong Nguyen Photo courtesy of the Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington Dr. David Baker is a professor at the University of Washington, where he is also the founder and director of the Institute of Protein Design. On top of that, he 

Connell lecture series: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

Connell lecture series: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

Interview by Cindy Yimei Wan Written by Cindy Yimei Wan and Kate Jiang Dr. Maitreya Dunham is a professor at the Genome Sciences department at University of Washington. Dr. Dunham was invited to give a Connell lecture on May 10th, 2023, during which she talked 

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gira Bhabha and Dr. Damian Ekiert

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gira Bhabha and Dr. Damian Ekiert

Header image of Dr. Damian Ekiert (left) and Dr. Gira Bhabha (right) courtesy of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Written by Alison Mao The old saying “two heads are better than one” might have some merit when it comes to the challenge of managing 

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