The Markus Library is pleased to present a new exhibit in Welch Hall (level 2) honoring an extraordinary human being, molecular biologist, and Rockefeller scientist, Gunter Blobel. Dr. Blobel came to Rockefeller in 1962, joining the cell biology laboratory of George Palade who became his mentor and friend. Dr. Blobel won the Nobel prize in 1999 and donated the entire sum to restoration projects in the city Dresden.
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Cancer Physician, Researcher, and Pulitzer Prize winning Author
of The Emperor of All Maladies – New York, NY
Markus Library, Welch Hall, Level Two Main Reading Room
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Reception at 3:15 and following the presentation. Author presentation at 3:30
Dr. Mukherjee will share his thoughts and experiences on becoming a best selling author skilled at presenting science effectively to the non science community.
Copies of his 2016 book The Gene: an Intimate History will be available for sale at the book talk.
|NIH-Trained Grant Writer Helps You Make Your Application Stand Out and Get Funded|
Don’t let the Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your NIH grant application get you turned down for the research money you need.
This happens quite frequently in Peer Review meetings. The Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your Abstract are the most critical aspects of your grant. They can make or break peer reviewer interest and enthusiasm and often immediately sink your grant before it is read in detail.
Despite the overwhelming importance of these sections, knowing how to use them to attract the attention of your reviewer is not straightforward. The good news is, that with an understanding of what NIH peer reviewers expect to see, you can make sure your grant gets noticed, which boosts your chances of funding approval. This is where medical researcher and educator, Christopher Dant, PhD, can help.
Dr. Dant is a former researcher, has written numerous successful NIH grants, and was trained in grant writing at the NIH. Most recently, he taught NIH grant writing at both Stanford and Dartmouth Medical Schools. Dr. Dant knows what it takes to get your grant approved, and during his upcoming online training session on Thursday, February 15th at 1pm ET, he wants to share this knowledge with you. This online training will help your application stand out above the fierce NIH grant competition. Ultimately, it will improve your opportunity to get the funding your research needs.
By attending this online training session with Dr. Dant, you’ll learn how to significantly improve your chances of getting your research noticed and ultimately funded. Here are just a few of the proven tactics you’ll learn by attending this expert-led training:
- Construct your Specific Aims Page to incorporate exactly what NIH reviewers want
- Proven lay language to use in your narrative section to show your grant’s relevance to human health and attract NIH peer reviewer attention
- Write a more successful Aims page by mastering the concepts of Significance and Impact
- Develop a systematic approach to writing your Specific Aims Page that gets you noticed
- Use Significance and potential Impact to convince NIH reviewers that your research is worth funding
- Uncover how your Specific Aims Page is KEY to your entire NIH application, and make it work for you
- Make your grant rise to the top in terms of the importance and impact of your work
- And so much more…
Registration is limited to ensure that Dr. Dant has time to answer all attendee specific questions during the Q&A portion of the training. Don’t wait, register today.
|Write More Effective Data Management Plans:
Give NIH Reviewers What They Want to See
and Get More of the Funding You Need
Immediately Available 60-Minute Online Training:
The NIH requires Data Sharing Plans for all grants seeking $500k or more in direct costs in any one year, or as required by the solicitation. The Data Management Plan is more than a component of your proposal; it’s a blueprint for how you’ll actually manage the data during the course of your funded work. Therefore, creating an effective Data Management Plan is an integral part of creating a winning proposal and getting the research money you need.
During this expert-led online training session, you’ll learn what counts as data, and understand exactly what funding agencies expect and require for your Data Management Plan to be successful. Your expert presenter, Michael Lesiecki, PhD, will explain how you should think about managing your data before you begin your proposed research to insure usability, long-run preservation and access. During this training, you’ll examine proven models and processes so you can improve your Data Management Plan and create the most competitive proposal possible.
|5 Key Take-Aways:
||Who Should Attend:
Expert Training Special Discount: Deadline Jan. 30th
By attending this online training session, you’ll receive proven Data Management Plan writing tactics from an
experienced industry leader, Michael Lesiecki, PhD. As well as his other accomplishments, Dr. Lesiecki has served
as Principal Investigator on successful NIH and major NSF proposals, and as a reviewer for NSF and
Department of Labor grant proposals.
Register for this must-have online training by Tuesday, January 30th at midnight, and you’ll receive an
additional $40 off the regular list price. This online training is available for you immediately via CD, downloadable MP4,
or PDF transcript formats for only $157 (regular list price $197). Don’t delay, reserve your training session today.
Friday, February 17, 2017 3:45 p.m.
Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.
MIT Media Lab
Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing
Complex Biological Systems
Boyden, Edward S. (2015). Optogenetics and the future of neuroscience. N18(12): 1862-1862
Chen, Fei; Tillberg, Paul W.; Boyden, Edward S. (2015). Expansion microscopy. 347(6221): 543-548
Madisen, Linda; Mao, Tianyi; Koch, Henner; et al. (2012). A toolbox of Cre-dependent optogenetic transgenic mice for light-induced activation and silencing. 15(5): 793-802
Bernstein, Jacob G.; Garrity, Paul A.; Boyden, Edward S. (2012). Optogenetics and thermogenetics: technologies for controlling the activity of targeted cells within intact neural circuits. 22(1): 61-71
Friday, February 10, 2017 3:45 p.m.
Ian A. Wilson D. Phil., D.Sci.
Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, and
Chair, Dept. of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and
Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy
Dreyfus, Cyrille; Laursen, Nick S.; Kwaks, Ted; et al. (2012). Highly Conserved Protective Epitopes on Influenza B Viruses. S337(6100): 1343-1348
Walker, Laura M.; Huber, Michael; Doores, Katie J.; et al. (2011). Broad neutralization coverage of HIV by multiple highly potent antibodies. 477(7365): 466-U117
Ekiert, Damian C.; Friesen, Robert H. E.; Bhabha, Gira; et al. (2011). A Highly Conserved Neutralizing Epitope on Group 2 Influenza A Viruses. 333(6044): 843-850
Gottlieb, Tanya; Ben-Yedidia, Tamar. (2014) Epitope-based approaches to a universal influenza vaccine. 54 (Special Issue: SI ):15-20
He, Fang; Prabakaran, Mookkan; Kumar, Subaschandrabose Rajesh; et al. (2011), Monovalent H5 vaccine based on epitope-chimeric HA provides broad cross-clade protection against variant H5N1 viruses in mice. 105: 143-151
Li, Zhuo; Gabbard, Jon D.; Mooney, Alaina; et al. (2013). Single-Dose Vaccination of a Recombinant Parainfluenza Virus 5 Expressing NP from H5N1 Virus Provides Broad Immunity against Influenza A Viruses. 87(10): 5985-5993
Huber, Victor C.; Thomas, Paul G.; McCullers, Jonathan A. (2009). A multi-valent vaccine approach that elicits broad immunity within an influenza subtype. 27(8): 1192-1200
Friday, January 6, 3:45 p.m.
Stuart H. Orkin M.D.
David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Dana Farber Institute
The Human Fetal Globin Switch:
A Paradigm for Disease-related Common Genetic Variation in Regulatory Elements
Bauer, Daniel E.; Kamran, Sophia C.; Lessard, Samuel; et al. An Erythroid Enhancer of BCL11A Subject to Genetic Variation Determines Fetal Hemoglobin Level. 342(6155): 253-257 OCT 11 2013
Galarneau, Genevieve; Palmer, Cameron D.; Sankaran, Vijay G.; et al. Fine-mapping at three loci known to affect fetal hemoglobin levels explains additional genetic variation. 42(12): 1049-1051 DEC 2010
Menzel, Stephan; Thein, Swee Lay. Genetic architecture of hemoglobin F control. 16(3): 179-186 MAY 2009 PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY
He, Yunyan; Lin, Weixiong; Luo, Jianming. Influences of Genetic Variation on Fetal Hemoglobin. P Volume: 28 Issue: 8 Pages: 708-717 Published: NOV 2011 PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.
Orkin, Stuart H. Recent advances in globin research using genome-wide association studies and gene editing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1368 : 5-10 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016 3:45 p.m.
Maria Barna, Ph.D.
Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University
A New Frontier in Gene Regulation, Organismal Biology, & Evolution
Xue, Shifeng; Barna, Maria. Specialized ribosomes: a new frontier in gene regulation and organismal biology. 13( 6):355-369 JUN 2012
Amunts, Alexey; Brown, Alan; Bai, Xiao-chen; et al. Structure of the Yeast Mitochondrial Large Ribosomal Subunit. 343(6178):1485-1489 MAR 28 2014
Xue, Shifeng; Tian, Siqi; Fujii, Kotaro; et al. RNA regulons in Hox 5 ‘ UTRs confer ribosome specificity to gene regulation. N 517(7532):33-U55 JAN 1 2015
Wu, XQ; Iyengar, P; RajBhandary, UL. Ribosome-initiator tRNA complex as an intermediate in translation initiation in Escherichia coli revealed by use of mutant initiator tRNAs and specialized ribosomes. 15(17):4734-4739 SEP 2 1996
Shi, Zhen; Barna, Maria Trransiating the Genome in Time and Space: Specialized Ribosomes, RNA. Regulons, and RNA-Binding Proteins. A Book Series: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology V. 31: 31-+ 2015
Yadav, Anupama; Radhakrishnan, Aparna; Panda, Anshuman; et al. The Modular Adaptive Ribosome. 11(11): Article Number: e0166021 NOV 3 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016 3:45 p.m.
Tania Baker, Ph.D.
Edwin C. Whitehead Professor of Biology, MIT
Operations of AAA+ Unfoldase Motors:
Powerful Destroyers and Activators of Protein Function
Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T. ClpXP, an ATP-powered unfolding and protein-degradation machine. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH. 1823(Special Issue SI): 15-28 JAN 2012
Stinson, Benjamin M.; Nager, Andrew R.; Glynn, Steven E.; et al. Nucleotide Binding and Conformational Switching in the Hexameric Ring of a AAA plus Machine. 153(3):628-639 APR 25 2013
Glynn, Steven E.; Nager, Andrew R.; Baker, Tania A.; et al. Dynamic and static components power unfolding in topologically closed rings of a AAA plus proteolytic machine. 19(6):616-+ JUN 2012
Cordova, Juan Carlos; Olivares, Adrian O.; Shin, Yongdae; et al. Stochastic but Highly Coordinated Protein Unfolding and Translocation by the ClpXP Proteolytic Machine. 158(3): 647-658 JUL 31 2014
Olivares, Adrian O.; Nager, Andrew R.; Iosefson, Ohad; et al. Mechanochemical basis of protein degradation by a double-ring AAA plus machine. 21(10): 871-875 OCT 2014
December 5, 2016
4:00 p.m. Carson Family Auditorium CRC
Frederick Cross Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Cell Cycle Genetics
The Rockefeller University
Evolution of Cell Cycle Control:
Branches and a Green Microbe
Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R. Patching Holes in the Chlamydomonas Genome. 6(7): 1899-1910 JUL 1 2016
Onishi, Masayuki; Pringle, John R.; Cross, Frederick R. Evidence That an Unconventional Actin Can Provide Essential F-Actin Function and That a Surveillance System Monitors F-Actin Integrity in Chlamydomonas. 202(30): 977-+ MAR 2016
Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R. A Microbial Avenue to Cell Cycle Control in the Plant Superkingdom. 26(10): 4019-4038 OCT 2014
Cross, Frederick R.; Umen, James G. The Chlamydomonas cell cycle 82(3): 370-392 MAY 2015