Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Winter/Spring 2008 Seminar Schedule

                                

Date

Speaker

Topic

Thursday
Jan 10
Christine Insinna, graduate student in the Dr. Joseph Besharse Lab, Dept of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, MCW "Uncovering sensory cilia trafficking in the vertebrate photoreceptor"
Tuesday
Jan 15

Special time:
9:30 AM

Dr. Dana N Levasseur, Dana-Farber Cancer Inst & Children's Hospital of Boston Harvard Medical School & Harvard Stem Cell Inst
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
"Molecular determinants of embryonic stem cell self-renewal"
Thursday
Jan 17
Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Dept of Radiology and Dept of Cell & Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Host: Dr. D.J. Sidjanin
"Nanotechnology approaches for cancer therapy and imaging"
Thursday
Jan 24
Dr. David Rector, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Host: Dr. Carol Everson
"Localized sleep and mechanisms of sleep homeostasis as measured by individual evoked responses"
 
Thursday
Jan 31
 
Dr. Joseph Carroll, Dept of Ophthalmology, The Eye Institute, MCW
 
Research in Progress: "Imaging the effects of cone opsin mutations on the organization of the human cone mosaic"
Thursday
Feb 7
 
Eryn Hassemer, graduate student in Dr. DJ Sidjanin's Lab, Dept of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, MCW "Positional cloning of the woe locus"
 
Thursday
Feb 14
Dr. Claudia Huettner, Blood Research Institute, MCW "A new role for Bcl-xL"
 
Tuesday
Feb 19
Special time:
9:30 AM
Dr. Khanh D. Huynh, Dept of Pathology Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
"The Epigenetic Regulation of X-Chromosome Dosage in Development and Disease"
Thursday
Feb 21
 
Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dept of Neurobiology, Stanford University
Host: Dr. Maureen Neitz
"Mammalian visual circuit development"
 
Tuesday
Feb 26
Special time:
9:30 AM
Dr. Jean-Pyo Lee, Aging & Stem Cells, Burnham Inst for Medical Research, and Dept of Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
 
"Multiple actions of neural stem cells: impact on metabolic neurodegenerative diseases"
Thursday
Feb 28
Dr. Patricia Wilson, Children's Research Institute, Dept of Nephrology. MCW
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
"The role of polycystin-1 in renal development: implications for novel therapies"
Tuesday
March 4
Special time:
9:30 AM
Dr. Atsushi "Austin" Nakano, Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
"Multipotency of early and late lsl1+ cardiac progenitor cells"
 
Thursday
Mar 13
Dr. Stephen D. Krasinski, GI Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratories, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard University
Host: Dr. Alan Mayer
 
 "Role of Gata factors in intestinal gene expression and function" 
Thursday
Apr 3 
Dr. Paul Overbeek, Dept of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine 
Host: Dr. Joseph Besharse
 
"Connections between cell polarity, G2/M regulation, Rb proteins and cancer"
 
Thursday
Apr 17
Dr. Julius Zhu, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Virginia Health System
Host: Dr. Nashaat Gerges
"Synapse-specific Ras signaling" 
 
Thursday
Apr 24
Dr. Jonathan M. Scholey
*STUDENT CHOICE SEMINAR*
Dept of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Univ of California, Davis
Host: Department Graduate Students
 
"Building the cell's antenna: Intraflagellar transport motors in C. elegans neurons"
Monday
May 5

Special time:
3:30 PM
Dr. David Diamond, Dept. of Psychology, University of South Florida
Host: Dr. Nashaat Gerges
"A new perspective on the role of the hippocampus in the formation of traumatic memories"
Thursday
May 8
Dr. David Bader, Department of Medicine, Cell & Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University
Host: Dr. Stephen Duncan
"Making blood vessels to organs"
Thursday
May 15
Dr. Ronald M. Harper, Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Host: Dr. Margaret Wong-Riley
 
"Altered brain function and structure in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Implications for Sudden Infant Death”
 
Thursday
May 22
Dr. Edwin Weeber, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, University of South Florida
Host: Dr. Nashaat Gerges
 
"Molecular changes in Angelman Syndrome; the first curable human cognitive disorder?"
Thursday
May 29
Dr. Yasunori Hayashi, Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Dr. Nashaat Gerges
"Molecular mechanism of hippocampal learning"
 
Tuesday
June 3

Special time:
9:30 AM
Dr. Michael Griffin, Dept. of Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Host: Dr. Danny Riley
"Hand-transmitted vibration: the hand-arm vibration syndrome and acute changes in finger blood flow"

  

Fall 2008 Seminar Schedule

  

Date

Speaker

Topic

Wednesday
August 20

- 9:30am -

Dr. Pamela Cowin, Department of Dermatology and Cell Biology, Langone Medical Center, New York University

Joan Van Deuren Professorship Candidate - Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy & MCW Cancer Center

“Developmental Signaling Pathways in Breast Cancer”
Tuesday September 9
- 10:30am -
K. John McLaughlin, PhD, Department of Animal Biology, Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Dr. Joseph Besharse
"Therapeutic models for uniparental stem cells as a patient derived tissue source for transplantation"
Thursday
Sept 11
Kimberly Gandy, MD, PhD & Jos Domen, PhD, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, MCW "Biology and application of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells"
Thursday
Sept 25
Charles E. Murry, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Cardiovascular Biology, University of Washington
Host: Dr. John Lough 
"Cardiogenesis from human embryonic stem cells: Insights to development and cardiac regeneration"
 
Thursday
Oct 2
Kathryn Marshall, Graduate Student, Dr. Alan Mayer Laboratory
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, MCW
"The role of the Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome gene product LKB1 in intestinal development"
Thursday
Oct 9
Brad Amendt, PhD, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Center for Environmental and Genetic Medicine, Texas A&M University
Host: Dr. Elena Semina
"A new molecular switch regulating gene expression during development"
 
Thursday
Oct 16
Diana Bautista, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Dr. Cheryl Stucky
"Mustard oil and moles: new approaches to study touch and pain"
Thursday
Oct 23
Jacopo P. Mortola, MD, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal
Host: Dr. Margaret Wong-Riley
"Adaptation to hypoxia in newborn mammals"
Thursday
Oct 30
Karim Si-Tayeb, PhD, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, MCW
 
"Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells and human induced embryonic stem cells into hepatocyte: A powerful tool for human developmental and pathological studies"
Thursday
Nov 6
Sunita G. Kramer, PhD, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Host:  Dr. Ramani Ramchandran
"Genetic mechanisms controlling lumen formation during vascular assembly"
Thursday
Nov 13
Rod Bremner, PhD, Genetics and Development Division, Toronto Western Research Institute
Host: Dr. Brian Link
 "Cell cycle regulators in neurogenesis and cancer"
Thursday
Nov 20
Michael K. Fritsch, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Dr. John Lough
"Trichostatin A-Mediated Lineage Switching, or: How to Create Trophoblasts from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells without Really Trying"
Thursday
Nov 27
NO SEMINAR
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 
Thursday
Dec 4
George A. Wilkinson, PhD, Department of Pediatrics/Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin "EphrinB2 in lung vascular development"
 
Thursday
Dec 11
David Beier, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Host: Dr. D.J. Sidjanin
"Using mouse mutagenesis to study organogenesis, birth defects, and brain development"
Thursday
Dec 18
Ashraf El-Meanawy, MD, PhD, Division of Nephrology, Medical College of Wisconsin “Oligonephronia: Of Mice and Men”

Thursday
Dec 25

NO SEMINAR
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 

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