BBE Seminars

All lectures, meetings, and seminars take place during fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar Series
The BSN seminar series features talks by invited scholars who work on neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Students enrolled in the BSN PhD program are encouraged to attend and interact with their faculty mentors and colleagues.
Most Thursdays | 4:00 PM | BBB B180
Questions? Contact Barbara Estrada.

Biochemistry Seminar Series
The Biochemistry Seminar Series features talks by invited scholars who elucidate molecular mechanisms of cell based processes by an interdisciplinary approach, combining biochemical, biophysical, structural biological, computational, molecular biological, and cell biological techniques. Students enrolled in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Ph.D. program are strongly encouraged to attend and interact with their faculty mentors and colleagues.
Usually Thursdays twice monthly | 4:00 PM | Noyes 147
Questions? Contact Margot Hoyt.

Bioengineering Lecture Series
BELS is organized by a committee of Bioengineering and Biophysics graduate students who invite eminent speakers in their areas of research across a broad range of topics in bioengineering.  Several lectures are scheduled each term. Find this year's schedule here.
Most Mondays | 4:00 PM | Kerckhoff 119
Questions? Contact Lauren Breeyear.
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CEMI Micro Morning
The Center for Environmental and Microbial Interactions hosts a monthly speaker series featuring two speakers from CEMI labs on campus. CEMI labs on campus come from Biology (BBE), Geology (GPS) and Chemistry (CCE), and use microbiology in at least one project in the lab. The audience has a broad background. Breakfast and socializing starts at 9: 00 AM and talks are from 9:30-10:30 AM.
Usually the second Wednesday of each month | 9:00–10:30 AM | BBB B180
Questions? Contact Kristy Nguyen.

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar Series
Usually the second and fourth Monday of each month | 4:00 PM | BBB B180
Questions? Contact Tanya Owen.

Davidson Lecture Series
The Davidson Lecture Series was endowed by Norman Davidson. A scientist with wide-ranging interests, Davidson made many important contributions to the field of chemical biology. In his early career, he worked in physical and inorganic chemistry and in 1960 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. From the 1960s through the 1980s, he was a leading figure in the study of nucleic acids. During this time, he established the foundation for understanding nucleic acid hybridization and denaturation, and advanced the use of electron microscopy to map DNA and RNA at the single molecule level. In his later career, he made numerous contributions to molecular neuroscience. His contributions to science have been recognized by numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science in 1996. Davidson Lectures are scheduled several times a year at the convenience of invited speakers.
Questions? Contact Lauren Breeyear.

Developmental Biology Supergroup Meeting
Usually the second Tuesday of each month | 12:00 PM | Noyes 147
Questions? Contact Professor Angela Stathopoulos.
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General Biology Seminar Series
Most Tuesdays | 4:00 PM | Kerckhoff 119
Questions? Contact Lauren Breeyear.
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Horowitz Lecture Series
The Horowitz Lecture Series was endowed by the renowned geneticist Norman H. Horowitz, Professor of Biology at Caltech from 1946 to 1982. Studying the "biochemical genetics" of the fungus Neurospora, his work helped to support the "one gene, one enzyme" hypothesis proposed by George Beadle and Edward Tatum. In the 1960s and 1970s he was also involved in the exploration of Mars and worked with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on several missions. He was chair of the Division of Biology at Caltech from 1977 to 1980. Horowitz Lectures are scheduled several times a year at the convenience of invited speakers.
Questions? Contact Lauren Breeyear.

Kroc Lecture Series
The Kroc Lecture Series is an endowed lectureship in biomedical research named after Ray A. Kroc and Robert L. Kroc; the Kroc Foundation was established to support medical research into human diseases, especially arthritis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Kroc Lectures are scheduled several times a year at the convenience of invited speakers.
Questions? Contact Lauren Breeyear.

Neuro Lunch Meeting
On a rotating basis, Neurobiology faculty select group members to present talks representative of current research in their labs of interest to the neuroscience community. Generally the second Tuesday of each month from October through June, 12:00-1:00 PM | BBB B180. Lunch is served at 11:30 AM in the lobby.
Questions? Contact Linda Scott.
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Structural Biology Research Group Meeting
Usually the last Wednesday of each month | 4:00 PM | Schlinger
Questions? Contact Professor Bil Clemons.

Systems Biology Supergroup Meeting
Systems Biology Supergroup meetings feature talks by faculty, students, and postdocs who are working in the area of systems biology, which includes regulatory circuit mechanisms in cells, molecular programming, synthetic biology, genomics, computational biology, and systems developmental biology.  All Caltech faculty, students, and postdocs are welcome to attend.  If you would like to be a speaker, please contact Professor Mary Kennedy.
Usually the third Tuesday of each month | 12:00 PM | Broad 100
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Wiersma Visiting Professor Lecture Series
The  Cornelis Wiersma Visiting Professor of Neurobiology program was implemented in 2001 with a gift from Cornelis Adrianus Gerrit Wiersma and Jeanne Jacoba Netten Wiersma "for the establishment and perpetuation of a visiting professorship program" in the field of neuroscience. Lectures are scheduled several times a year, usually integrated into the General Biology Seminar Series.
Questions? Contact Linda Scott.