Seminar Series


Curious what a scientific talk sounds like in another language? CIENCIA's Spanish Seminar Series invites Spanish-speaking faculty members to present their scientific research in Spanish.  The seminar series was started in order to provide an opportunity for San Francisco area students, faculty, staff, and community members to hear high-level, technical talks in Spanish with the aim of fulfilling the following goals:

  • provide an environment at UCSF that allows for immersion in high-level Spanish.
  • make students aware of opportunities to connect with faculty and/or research institutions abroad.
  • help students build technical, scientific vocabulary to foster post-graduation collaborations with domestic and international colleagues.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of their Spanish proficiency! If you are interested, please contact us or see below for the schedule of speakers:

CIENCIA Seminar Schedule


Dr. Eva Nogales, Ph.D., Tuesday October 1, 2013 - 12:00-1:00 p.m (Nursing, Room 217). 
To kick off the year's seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Eva Nogales, professor and HHMI investigator from the University of California, Berkeley. She spent time discussing the use of cryo-electron microscopy and went over some of her group's recent results on the structural biology of the initiation of DNA transcription.  Muchísimas gracias, profesora! To see a recording of her recent visit on October 1, please see the video below.  For more info on her work, please see her website:

 

For more information on Dr. Nogales' research watch her iBioSeminar.

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Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, M.D., Friday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Nursing, Room 217) 
Continuing our monthly seminar series, CIENCIA welcomed Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, M.D. and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at UCSF Medical Center.  He discussed his background, the process of learning technical Spanish, and the results of a large study investigating how to effectively communicate disease/cancer risk to diverse populations.  Muchísimas gracias, Dr.!  To hear a recording of his November 15 visit, please see the video below:
 

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Dr. Sergio Baranzini, Ph.D., Tuesday, January 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Nursing-217) 
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Sergio Baranzini, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF.  He spent time discussing his path to a Ph.D, coming from Argentina, and some of his group's recent results on the immunology and functional genomics of multiple sclerosis.  To see a recording of his recent visit, please see below.  You can also visit his lab's website:

 

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Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Tuesday, January 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Rock Hall Auditorium-Mission Bay)
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., HHMI, and Professor in the Department of Biophysics at UC Berkeley. He discussed his group's work using single-molecule manipulation techniques to characterize the function of a viral ring ATPase. An amazing talk-gracias, Profesor! You can also visit his lab's website:

 

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Dr. Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, Ph.D., Tuesday, March 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Nursing-217) 
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair.  For more info on him or some of his work, please visit his lab's website or check out the video below where he presents at the “Spotlight on Basic Research,” an educational event presented at CIRM, the Calfornia Institute for Regenerative Medicine (full seminar recording coming soon).

 

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Dr. Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Nursing, Room 217)
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Human Genetics.  Dr. Fejerman focuses on the discovery of genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to breast cancer risk and prognosis in Latinas.  For more info on her or some of her work, please visit her UCSF Profile (seminar recording coming soon).


 

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Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos, Ph.D., Friday, June 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Rock Hall, Room 102-Mission Bay) 
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we welcomed Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos, Ph.D, Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University.  His lab is interested in understanding the development of neuronal circuitry.  For more info on him or some of his work, please visit his lab's website or check out the video below where he discusses some of his research (full seminar recording coming soon).

 

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Dean Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, MPH., Wednesday, October 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m (Nursing-217) 
To kick off CIENCIA's fall seminar series, we are very excited to welcome Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard's School of Public Health. Dr. Frenk served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, and has worked in a variety of capacities including serving as the World Health Organization's executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy.  


 

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Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D., Tuesday, January 27, Noon, Beckman Center Auditorium (Stanford University) 
Continuing our monthly seminar series, we are very excited to welcome Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D,  Professor in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.  His lab focuses on analyzing genome wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine.  For more info on him or some of his work, please visit his lab's website or check out the video below where he discusses his group's interests and recently being awarded the MacArthur Fellowship.


 

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