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Seminars and Events
2015 - 2016

Monday, November 30
Noon Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Student Seminar. Ethan A. Edwin, Laboratory of Dr. Anthony Ferrante, "A Catabolic Signal of the Overfed State." 305 HHSC.
Noon Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Thesis Defense Seminar. Tim Zeiske, Laboratory of Dr. Arthur G. Palmer, "An Integrated Structural Biology Approach to Studying Transcription Factor Specificity." BB 523.
Tuesday, December 1
Noon Neurolunch Student Seminar. Nathan B. Danielson, Laboratory of Dr. Attila Losonczy, "A Functional Dissection of Adult Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus." 1000 Fairchild.
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Marco J. Russo, Laboratory of Dr. Steven Siegelbaum, "The Auto-Associative Circuitry of Olfactory Cortex." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Noon Pharmacology Seminar. Dr. PeiPei Ping, Professor, Departments of Physiology, Medicine/Cardiology and Bioinformatics, UCLA School of Medicine, "Data Science Driven Mitochondrial Discovery." BB 7-724.
2:00 PM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Jalal K. Baruni, Laboratory of Dr. Daniel Salzman, "Mechanisms of Attention in Visual Cortex and the Amygdala." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
4:00 PM Biomedical Informatics Seminar. Dr. Jeff Goldsmith, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, "Generalized Multilevel Function-on-Scalar Regression and Principal Component Analysis." PH-20 200.
4:30 PM Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences. Dr. Megan Sykes, Professor, Department of Medicine; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Department of Surgery, "New Windows into Human Allograft Tolerance and Rejection." P&S Alumni Auditorium.
Wednesday, December 2
10:00 AM Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense Seminar. Gary Z. Wang, Laboratory of Dr. Stephen Goff, "Retrovirus Interaction with the Host Cell." 1307 HHSC.
Noon Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling Thesis Defense Seminar. Lindsay Tannenholz, Laboratory of Dr. Rene Hen, "The Impact of Modulating the Activity of Adult-born Hippocampal Neurons on Neurogenesis and Behavior." BB 7-724.
Thursday, December 3
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Steven K. Grinspoon, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Program in Nutritional Metabolism, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Novel Strategies to Target Visceral Adipose Tissue." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
1:00 PM Center for Human Development Seminar. Dr. Bernard Thebaud, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa; Chair, Ottawa Partnership Research in Regenerative Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, "No Vessels, No Lung: Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity." BB 8-814.
4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Juli Feigon, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, "Integrative Structural Biology of Tetrahymena Telomerase." NI Alumni Auditorium.
4:30 PM Chemistry Colloquium. Dr. Casey H. Londergan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Haverford College, "Structure and Dynamics in Ordered and Disordered Proteins via Site-Specific Vibrational Probe Groups." 209 Havemeyer.
Friday, December 4
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, "Interactive Biotechnology: Cloud Labs, Micro-Robotics, Biotic Games, DIY kits and more." 614 Schermerhorn.
Noon Genetics and Development Student Seminar. Danielle E. Matsushima, Laboratory of Dr. Chozha Rathinam, "The Role of Pdk1-Signaling in Hematopoiesis." 301 HHSC.
Monday, December 7
Noon Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology; Division Chief, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, University of Michigan, "Proteolytic Remodeling of the 3D Extracellular Matrix Controls the Nuclear Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate and Function." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Tuesday, December 8
Noon Physiology Seminar. Dr. Filip Van Petegem, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, "From Arrhythmia to Epilepsy: High-Resolution Insights Into Sodium Channels and Ryanodine Receptors." P&S 11-505.
1:00 PM Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense Seminar. Joseph M. Villarin, Laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Hengst, "Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein Through Local Synthesis of its Cofactors, LIS1 and p150(Glued)." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Luciano Marraffini, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Bacteriology, The Rockefeller University, "CRISPR-Cas, the Prokaryotic Adaptive Immune System." 301 HHSC.
Thursday, December 10
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Timothy E. McGraw, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Insights into Insulin-Resistance." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Britt Glausinger, Associate Professor, Departments of Plant & Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California - Berkeley, "Viral Activation and Co-option of Noncoding Retrotransposons." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Monday, December 14
2:00 PM Skin Disease Research Center Seminar. Dr. Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, "A Spectral Approach to the Integration of Functional Genomics Annotations for Both Coding and Noncoding Sequence Variants." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom #1.
Wednesday, December 16
Noon Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies Thesis Defense Seminar. David A. Schoenfeld, Laboratory of Dr. Ramon Parsons, "Characterizing the Mechanism of Tumor Suppression by PBRM1 in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma." P&S 7th Floor Amphitheater.
Thursday, December 17
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Jeffrey M. Zigman, Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, "Blood Glucose Regulation of and by the Hormone Ghrelin." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
4:00 PM John M. Lewis Memorial Lecture. Dr. Stephen P. Goff, Professor of Biochemistry, "Be Quiet – Silencing Retroviruses in Embryonic Stem Cells." P&S Alumni Auditorium.

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