Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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2009 Seminar Schedule

 
 

  

Date

Speaker

Topic

Thursday
Jan 8
Jordan Van Orman, Graduate Student, Dr. John Lough Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin "Effects of the Micro-Environment on Embryonic Stem Cell Cardiogenesis"
Thursday
Jan 15
Dr. Rob Nickells, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Brian Link, PhD
"Night of the living dead ganglion cell: An apoptotic switch controlled by Bax gene expression"
Thursday
Feb 5
Dr. Margaret Wong-Riley, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin "Cytochrome c oxidase in neurons: Bigenomic regulation and coupling with synaptic neurochemical expression"
Monday
Feb 9
Program in Regenerative Medicine Faculty Candidate Seminar
Dr. Biplab Dasgupta, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
Host: Stephen Duncan, DPhil
"When metabolic sensors command cell cycle: Control of neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation by AMPK"
Thursday
Feb 12
Dr. Peter Penzes, Department of Physiology, Northwestern University
Host: Nashaat Gerges, PhD
"Mechanisms of synaptic structural plasticity and pathology"
Monday
Feb 16
Program in Regenerative Medicine Faculty Candidate Seminar
Dr. Benjamin L. Allen, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Host: Stephen Duncan, DPhil
"Cell surface regulation of Hedgehog signaling during mouse embryogenesis"
Thursday
Feb 19
Dr. Lei Lei, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Host: Vivian Lee, PhD
 "One protein In multiple places: Sox11 and neural development"
Thursday
Feb 26
Dr. Caroline Zeiss, Departments of Comparative Medicine and Opthalmology & Visual Science, Yale University
Host: D J Sidjanin, PhD
"The platypus eye: A vestige of the past"
Thursday
Mar 5
Dr. Gianluca Tosini,  Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Disorders Program, Neuroscience Institute, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine
Host: Joseph Besharse, PhD
“Regulation and function of melatonin in the mammalian retina” 
Thursday
Mar 12
 
Christine Insinna, Graduate Student, Dr. Joseph Besharse Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
"Role of Kinesin 2 motors in photoreceptor cilium assembly and maintenance"
Thursday
Mar 19
Dr. John Lough, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin "Tip60. What about it?"

 

Thursday
Mar 26
Dr. Lawrence J. Rizzolo, Department of Surgery; Section of Anatomy, Yale University
Host: David Bolender, PhD
"Regulation of the subretinal space: Do tight junctions of the RPE play a dynamic role?"
Tuesday
Mar 31
 
Kathryn E. Marshall, Graduate Student, Dr. Alan Mayer Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
"Intestinal epithelial cell morphogenesis and the mechanisms governing intestine development in the zebrafish"
Thursday
Apr 2
Dr. Ellen A. Lumpkin, Departments of Neuroscience, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Cheryl Stucky, PhD
"Probing mammalian touch reception"
Thursday
Apr 9
Dr. Doug Gould, Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy, Institute of Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Host: Joseph Carroll, PhD
"Collagen IV mutations are pleiotropic, genetically complex and model several human diseases from intracerebral hemorrhage to glaucoma"
Thursday
Apr 16
Dr. Michelle Barton, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX
Host: Lisa Cirillo, PhD
"TAP-ing into p53 functions in normal cells"
Thursday
Apr 23
Dr. Karen M. Downs Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Stephen Duncan, DPhil
"The posterior region of the mammalian conceptus: a posterior node-like center connects the embryo to its mother"
Thursday
Apr 30
Dr. Eduardo Rios, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University, Chicago IL
Host: Danny Riley, PhD
"Deconstructing Calsequestrin. The movements of calcium in the steps that link excitation to contraction of striated muscles"
Thursday
May 7
 
Dr. Robert Viger, Centre for Research in Biology of Reproduction, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Host: Michele Battle, PhD
"Regulation of GATA4 activity and gene transcription"
Thursday
May 21
Dr. Martín I. García-Castro, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
Host: Vivian Lee, PhD.
"Early neural crest development and its effects on their skeletal potential"
Thursday
June 4
Dr. Glenn J. Giesler, Jr., Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
Host: Cheryl Stucky, PhD
"The spinothalamic tract: Pain, itch and development"
Monday
June 15
 
Jordan Van Orman, Graduate Student, Dr. John Lough Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
"Effect of human endoderm, and of products secreted by ischemic myocardium, on the growth and cardiac differentiation of pluripotent stem cells"

Thursday
July 9

 

Dr. Michael Friedlander , Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and Chair Department of Neuroscience, Director of Neuroscience Initiatives Baylor College of Medicine

"Dynamics of synaptic plasticity and calcium signals in the neocortex"

Thursday
August 6

Dr. Ravi Misra - Professor - Department of Biochemistry

Medical College of Wisconsin
"Coronary Vascular Development: Serum Response Factor as a Regulator of Endothelial Cell Formation and Function "

Wednesday September 9

Dr. D.J. Sidjanin - Assistant Professor - Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy - Medical College of Wisconsin "Genetics and cataracts" 

Wednesday September 30

Dr. Akihiro Ikeda - Assistant Professor - Department of Medical Genetics -University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Identification of the modifier of the retinoschisis gene"

Wednesday October 7

Dr. Sheila Baker - Department of Ophthalmology - Duke University School of Medicine Eye Center

"The hitchhiker's guide to the photoreceptor: The subcellular targeting of membrane proteins in a specialized neuron"

Wednesday October 14

Dr. Aron Geurts -  Department of Physiology, Human & Molecular Genetics Center - Medical College of Wisconsin

"Breaking into the rat genome with a jumping gene and a pair of scissors"

Wednesday October 21

Dr. David Williams - Photoreceptor/RPE Cell Biology Laboratory - Jules Stein Eye Institute - UCLA

"Molecular motor function in the outer retina: Cell biology, disease and therapy"

Wednesday November 11

Dr. Leah Solberg-Woods - Department of Pediatrics - Medical College of Wisconsin

"Fine-mapping genetic loci for type 2 diabetes using heterogeneous stock rats"

Wednesday  November 18

Dr. Dale Bjorling - Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Endogenous cannabinoids and NGF signaling in pain associated with cystitis"

Thursday November 19

Dr. Dinender K. Singla - Biomolecular Science Center, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences - University of Central Florida

"Embryonic stem cells in cardiac repair and regeneration"

Wednesday December 9

Dr. Lisa Cirillo - Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin

“New Roles for Forkhead Factors in Development and Disease”

Monday December 14

Dr. Allison D. Ebert - Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

"Using stem cells to model and treat neurodegenerative diseases"

Wednesday December 16

Dr. Stephen Gauld - Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Children's Research Institute and Medical College of Wisconsin

"Mechanisms of B cell anergy and its role in autoimmune disease"


 

 

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