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Seminars and Events
2014 - 2015

Monday, February 16
Noon Biological Sciences Seminar. Dr. Dilek Colak, Research Associate, Weill Cornell Medical College, "A Novel Form of RNA-directed Gene Silencing Revealed Using Fragile-X Syndrome Human Embryonic Stem Cells." 601 Fairchild.
Tuesday, February 17
Noon Pharmacology Seminar. Dr. Eric A. Accili, Research Chair in Pacemaker Channel Biology, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, The University of British Columbia, "Cyclic AMP Binding and Facilitation of HCN Channel Opening." BB 7-724.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Phillip Allan Newmark, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Germ Cell Development and Regeneration in Planarians: Implications for Understanding Parasitic Flatworms." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.
Wednesday, February 18
9:00 AM Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Thesis Defense Seminar. Dianne Dapito, Laboratory of Dr. Robert Schwabe, "The Contribution of Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells to Hepatocarcinogenesis." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.
Noon Taub Institute Seminar. Dr. Mel B. Feany, Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, "Genetic Analysis of Neurodegeneration." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Thursday, February 19
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Conference. Dr. Jean E. Schaffer, Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center and Diabetes Research Center, Washington University, "Metabolism: Sno in the Forecast." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
Noon Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. Steven J. Altschuler, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California - San Francisco, "The Logic of Fly Eye Neural Superposition Wiring: Avoiding Double Double Double Vision." ICRC Bldg., 1st Floor Auditorium.
3:30 PM Distinguished Lecture in Precision Medicine. Dr. Harold E. Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute-NIH, "How Cancer Research is Transforming Cancer Control." P&S Alumni Auditorium.
Friday, February 20
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Junsang Doh, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering/I-Bio, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, "High-throughput Imaging of Cellular Dynamics Using Microfabricated Platforms Based on a Cell-friendly Photoresist." 614 Schermerhorn.
1:15 PM Neurology Grand Rounds. Dr. George Z. Mentis, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, "Sensory Synaptic Dysfunction is a Key Determinant of Motor Neuron Function in a Mouse Model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Wednesday, February 25
11:30 AM MSPH Dean's Seminar. Dr. Peter W. Nathanielsz, Professor and Director, Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Research, UT Health Science Center at the San Antonio School of Medicine, "Fetal Programming: Intrauterine Life and Chronic Disease." MSPH Rosenfield Bldg., 8th Floor Auditorium.
Thursday, February 26
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Conference. Dr. Adolfo Garcia Ocana, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Control of Beta Cell Proliferation and Expansion by Protein Kinase C Zeta." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
1:00 PM Epidemiology Seminar. Dr. Christiane Reitz, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, "Role of the Reromer Complex in Alzheimer's Disease." P&S 11-505.

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