BMB Seminars 2011-2012

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Date Guest Speaker Title Host
September 13 — Canceled Bal Lokeshwar, M.Sc., Ph.D. New Inflammatory Chemokine and Receptors in Prostate Cancer Growth and Progression: Potential New Avenues for a Cure Krishna Donkena, Ph.D.
September 20 Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D. Targeting Androgen Receptor to Battle Prostate Cancer and Liver Cancer Haojie Huang, Ph.D.
September 27 James Morrissey, Ph.D. Nanoscale Studies of Protein-Membrane Interactions John A. Heit, M.D. and Whyte G. Owen, Ph.D.
October 4 Michael Caplan, M.D., Ph.D. Playing in Traffic: Ion Transport Protein Sorting in Polarized Cells Vicente Torres, M.D., Ph.D. and Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.
October 11 —
No seminar
October 18 Mark E. Davis, Ph.D. — Kendall-Mattox Named Lecture Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.
October 25 Ramani Ramchandran, Ph.D. Signaling Molecules in Vascular Development and Disease Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
November 1 Song Li, M.D., Ph.D. Targeting of Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) for the Treatment of Cardiovascular and Hepatic Diseases Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.
November 8 Chang-Woo Lee, Ph.D. BubR1 Signaling to Checkpoint Adaptation in Tumorigenesis Jan van Deursen, Ph.D.
November 15 Kristen Johansen, Ph.D. Chromatin Epigenetic Domains and the Challenge of Nuclear Reorganization during the Cell Cycle Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
November 29 Val Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D. The Molecular Genetics and Pathophysiology of a Complex Human Obesity Syndrome Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.
December 6 Shannon Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Specification in the Zebrafish Skeleton Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D. and Rajiv Kumar, M.D.
December 13 Su Guo, Ph.D. Illuminating Stress Response in Zebrafish and Implications for Human Mood Disorders Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
December 20 Charles Esmon, Ph.D.
Rusnak Named Lecture
Preventing Multiorgan Failure with the Protein C Pathway and Histone Blockade Whyte G. Owen, Ph.D.


Date Guest Speaker Title Host
January 10 — Canceled Rebecca Burdine, Ph.D.   Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D., Peter C. Harris, Ph.D. and Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center
January 17      
January 24      
January 31 Erik Snapp, Ph.D. Visualizing Misfolded Protein Stress in Living Cells Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D.
February 7 Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D. Oncogene Dependency in Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Maintenance Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D.
February 14 Antonio D-Assoro M.D., Ph.D. Melior De Cinere Surgo: Role of Aurora-A Kinase in Breast Cancer Stemness and Metastasis Jeffrey L. Salisbury, Ph.D.
February 21 David MacAlpine, Ph.D. Chromatin Cues that Regulate the DNA Replication Program Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
February 28 Barbara Panning, Ph.D. — Getz Named Lecture Epigenetic Regulation in Embryonic Stem Cells Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
March 6 Daniel Kohane, M.D., Ph.D. Drug Delivery from Nano to Macro Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.
March 13 Peter Rubenstein, Ph.D. Regulation of Actin Polymerization — The Heart of the Matter Frank V. Brozovich, M.D., Ph.D.
March 19 - special seminar Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.
Brian Neff, M.D.
Please note different day, time and location
Burgess: Zebrafish and Metallica: How Fish Can Teach Us About Hearing Regeneration
Neff: State of the Art in Clinical Sensorineural Hearing Loss Rehabilitation in 2012
Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
March 20 Ruth Lupu, Ph.D. Cyr61/a New Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer Invasive Carcinomas  
March 27 Ming-Fong Lin, Ph.D. p66Shc Longevity Protein-Dependent Reactive Oxygen Species Mediates Steroid Action on Cell Proliferation Haojie Huang, Ph.D.
April 3 Jonathan King, Ph.D. Lens Crystallin Folding, Aggregation and Chaperone Recognition in Relation to Cataract Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.
April 10 Bart Williams, Ph.D. Examining the Role of the Wnt Signaling Pathway in Bone Development and Disease Merry J. Oursler, Ph.D.
April 17 Balveen Kaur, Ph.D. Barriers to Oncolytic Viral Therapy: Progress and Challenges Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D.
April 24 Nirao Shah, M.D., Ph.D. The Genetics and Neurobiology of Social Behaviors: Understanding How We Mate, Fight, and Parent Epigenetics in Reproductive Disease Laboratory - Gaurang S. Daftary, M.D., Gwen A. Lomberk, Ph.D., Raul A. Urrutia, M.D.
May 1 Benjamin Garcia, Ph.D. Quantitative Proteomics for Understanding the Histone Code H.R. Bergen, Ph.D.
May 8 Reza Ghiladi, Ph.D. The Role of Porphyrins in Biology: From Protein Biochemistry to Antimicrobial Materials Whyte G. Owen, Ph.D.
May 15 Eileen Shore, Ph.D. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a genetic disorder of BMP signaling and ectopic endochondral ossification Regulation of Actin Polymerization – The Heart of the Matter Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.
May 22 Nawal Boukli, Ph.D. Alcohol triggers ER Stress responses in dendritic cells: cell death implications Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.
May 31 Anna Huttenlocher, M.D. Imaging cell migration in vivo: implications to human disease Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.

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