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Research Seminar Program at CHORI

As part of our commitment to education, CHORI established the Weekly Seminars, an opportunity for educational enrichment for CHORIís principal investigators, the scientific community, and the public at large.

Seminars are held in CHORIís charming "Little Theatre," which has been restored to its original state, circa 1923, and provides an historic setting with state-of-the-art digital equipment for national and international leaders in all areas of scientific research to present their newest ideas and explorations.

2006 Seminar calendar

December Calendar

December 5, 2006 4:00PM
Julie K Andersen, PhD

CANCELLED



December 8, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Edward Lammer, MD
Associate Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Birth defects research in California”
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD

 

December 12, 2006 12:30PM
Nicholas Marini, PhD

Research Scientist
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California, Berkeley
“Vitamins, mutations and treatment of inherited disease”
Hosted by Edward Lammer, MD

 

December 13, 2006 11:00AM
Dr. Keiichi Isoyama
Professor and Chairman Department of Pediatrics
Showa University School of Medicine
Fujigaoka Hospital, Fujigaoka, Yokohama, Japan

“Cord Blood Transplantation from Unrelated Donor for Treatment of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Japan Cord BloodBank Network Analysis
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, M.D


December 14, 2006 12:00PM
Emmanouil Matzapetakis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Study of ferritin pores in solution. Development of NMR techniques for very large proteins”
Hosted by Elizabeth Theil, PhD

 

November Calendar

November 1, 2006 4:00PM
Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Co-director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Unit
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Regulation of cholesterol efflux from the macrophage: Clues on the biology of plaque regression”
Hosted by Ronald Krauss, MD

 

November 7, 2006 12:30PM
Ajay Rana, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular and Cancer Research Institute
Texas A & M University
“Multifunctional MLK3: In apoptosis, survival and beyond”
Hosted by Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD

 

November 10, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Gregory Enns, MB, ChB
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Biochemical Genetics Program

Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
"Mitochondrial disease and redox imbalance: Implications for therapy"
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, M.D.


November 14, 2006 4:00PM
Patrick Tso, PhD

Director, Cincinnati Mouse Diabetes Phenotype Center
University of Cincinnati
“The regulation of food intake by apolipoprotein AIV”
Hosted by Robert Ryan, PhD

 

November 15, 2006 Faculty Candidate Seminar at 4:00PM
Laura Bull, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence
Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
“Complex genetic factors influence bile acid metabolism”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

November 28, 2006
Gladys Block, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology
Director of Public Health Nutrition Program
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
“Vitamin C status in the U.S.: Implications for research and practice”
Hosted by Bruce Ames, PhD

 

October Calendar

October 3, 2006 12:30PM
Kent Pinkerton, PhD
Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
“Environmental influences on early lung development”
Hosted by Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD

 

October 10, 2006 4:00PM
Special back-to-back seminars
Jean E. Vance, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Alberta, Canada
“Cholesterol homeostasis in neurons and glial cells”

Dennis E. Vance, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Alberta, Canada
Insights into phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis and function from gene targeting in mice”
Hosted by Stuart Smith, PhD, DSc

 

October 13, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Gordon Watson, PhD
Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Progress toward gene therapy for three inherited diseases: MPS I, MPS VII and SLOS”
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, M.D.

 

October 31, 2006

Time changed: 4:00 PM

Jianjun Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wayne State University, Michigan
“Human high-density lipoprotein formation and assembly at an atomic resolution (A Progress Report”
Hosted by Robert Ryan, PhD

 

September Calendar

September 8, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Richard J. Wenstrup, M.D.
Professor, Division of Human Genetics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Fdn.
“Genetic Mechanisms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes”
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD

 

September 11, 2006 Faculty Candidate Seminar at 2:00PM
Ervin Epstein, Jr., M.D.
Research Dermatologist and Clinical Professor
of Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco
“Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer: True Rodent Ulcers”      
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD


September 12, 2006 12:30PM
Mark Stoneking, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Anthropology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Leipzig, Germany
“Detecting Local Selection in Human Populations”
Hosted by Elizabeth Trachtenberg, Ph.D.


September 19, 2006 12:30PM
Servaas Morre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
VU University Medical Center, Laboratory of Immunogenetics
Department of Pathology, Amsterdam
“Immunogenetics of Chlamydia trachomatis Infections: An Integrated Approach”
Hosted by Deborah Dean, M.D., M.P.H.



 

Summer Research Program Calendar

June 27, 2006 4:00PM
Elizabeth Trachtenberg, PhD


“The Role of HLA and KIR Complexes in Disease ”



July 11, 2006 4:00PM
Marsha Treadwell, PhD

"Sickle Cell Disease"

 

 

July 18, 2006 4:00PM
Elizabeth Jameson, JD

"Multiple Sclerosis"

 

 

August 1, 2006 12:00PM
Patty Siri, PhD

"Dietary and Pharmacological Interventions in the Management of Lipid Abnormalities"



August 8, 2006 4:00PM
Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD

"Obesity"

 

 

 

June/July Calendar

June 1, 2006 4:00PM
Margaret Morris, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Research Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia
“Effect of FTY720 on Development of Type 1 Diabetes in an Adoptive Transfer Model”
Hosted by Julie Saba, MD, PhD

 

June 5, 2006 4:00PM
Katie Haskins, PhD

Professor
Department of Immunology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
“Autoreactive T Cells in the Pathogenesis and Regulation of Type 1 Diabetes”
Hosted by Janelle Noble, PhD

 

June 6, 2006 Special Seminar at Noon
Mark Levine, MD
Chief, Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
“Vitamin C and Its Tight Control in Humans: Consequences of Health, Disease and Disease Treatment”
Hosted by Beate Illek, PhD

 

June 9, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Dan Oppenheimer, PhD

Program Leader, PKU and MPS I
Director, Product Development
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
“Role of Tetrahydrobioprotein (BH4) in Treatment of Phenylketonuria and Cardiovascular Conditions”
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD

 

June 21, 2006 4:00PM Faculty Candidate Seminar
Sahn-Ho Kim, PhD

Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Telomere-complexes, Cancer and Aging”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

July 25, 2006 4:00PM
Frederick S. Cramer, MD, FACS

Director
San Francisco Institute for Hyperbaric Medicine
“Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine, Cerebral Palsy and the
Hyperbaric Incubator”
Hosted by James Betts, MD

 

 

May Calendar

May 2, 2006 4:00PM
Blanche Alter, MD, MPH

Clinical Genetics Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
Department of Health and Human Services
“Cancer and Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

May 4, 2006 4:00PM
Roderick Capaldi,  PhD

Knight Professor Arts and Sciences
Institute of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
“The Variability in the Genotype-Phenotype Relationship in Mitochondrial Diseases”
Hosted by Bruce Ames, PhD

 

 

May 5, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Jacqueline Fridge, MD
Associate Gastroenterologist – CHRCO
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
LPCH/Stanford Medical Center
“Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth in Cystic Fibrosis”
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD

 

May 9, 2006 4:00PM Faculty Candidate Seminar
Warren Kruger, PhD
Member, Division of Population Science
Fox Chase Cancer Center
“Defects in Methionine Metabolism and Human Disease”        
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

May 16, 2006 4:00PM Faculty Candidate Seminar
Alex Zambon, PhD
Research Scientist
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
University of California, San Francisco
“Molecular Approaches for Studying Networks Driving Cardiac Remodeling and Myocyte Proliferation”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

May 30, 2006 4:00PM
Sergio Catz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
“Neutrophil Dysfunction and Human Immunodeficiencies”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

 

April Calendar

April 4, 2006 4:00PM
Mulchand S. Patel, PhD

UB Distinguished Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Biomedical Education
Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
“A New Perspective on Obesity: Early Life Metabolic Malprogramming”
Hosted by Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD

 

April 6, 2006 4:00PM Special Seminar in Board Room
Andras G. Lacko, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX
“Reconstituted High Density Lipoproteins as Delivery Vehicles for Cancer Chemotherapy”
Hosted by Robert Ryan, PhD

 

April 7, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Eric D. Zee, MD
Attending Physician
Pediatric Pulmonary
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
"Research During Fellowship: Do I Have To?!?"
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD



April 11, 2006 4:00PM
A
my J. Sehnert, M.D.
Director of Molecular Genetics
CardioDx, Inc.
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Pediatric Heart Center
“Insights from Genetic Diagnosis in Pediatric Cardiomyopathies”
Hosted by Edward Lammer, MD

 

April 13, 2006 Special Seminar at Noon
Barry Bochner, PhD

President, CEO and CSO
Biolog, Inc.
“Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Human Cells”
Hosted by Bruce Ames, PhD 

                      

April 14, 2006 Special Seminar at Noon
Prim Singh, PhD

Principal Investigator
Division of Tumor Biology
Research Center Borstel
“HP1 and Epigenetic Inheritance”
Hosted by David Martin, MD

 

April 19, 2006 4:00PM Special Seminar on Wednesday
Henry N. Ginsberg, MD

Irving Professor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Director, Irving Center for Clinical Research
New York Presbyterian Hospital
“How many ways can VLDL secretion be regulated?”
Hosted by Ronald Krauss, M.D.

 

April 25, 2006 4:00PM
Terry Machen, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
“Innate Immune Defense by Airway Epithelium in Response to P. aeruginosa”
Hosted by Horst Fischer, Ph.D.

 

 

March Calendar

March 1, 2006 4:00PM
Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD

Director of Center for Human Nutrition
Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

“Atherosclerosis: Emerging Science”
Hosted by Ronald M. Krauss, MD

 

March 3, 2006 Residents Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
Nancy Rayhorn, BSN, RN, CGRN
Clinical Scientist-Medical Science Liason
Centocor, Inc.
Malvern, PA
"
Infliximab Mechanism of Action and Recent Clinical Trials in Gastroenterology"
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, MD


March 7, 2006 4:00PM
Gino Cortopassi, PhD

Department of Molecular Biosciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California at Davis
Mitochondria, heme and neurological disease”
Hosted by Hani Atamna, PhD

 

March 14, 2006 4:00PM CANCELLED
Sergio D. Catz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
“Neutrophil Dysfunction and Human Immunodeficiencies”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

March 20, 2006 Special Seminar - Little Theater 9:30AM
Hiromi Gunshin, PhD

Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
Children's Hospital Boston

“Molecular Genetic Approaches to Understanding a Cellular Portal for Iron ”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

March 21, 2006 4:00PM
Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu, PhD

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
“Three-dimensional organization of chromatin and human diseases”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

March 28, 2006 4:00PM
Steven Young, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiology

University of California, Los Angeles
"Farnesyltransferase inhibition and progeria"
Hosted by Stuart Smith Ph.D., D.Sc.

 

March 30, 2006 4:00PM
Masao Ikeda-Saito, PhD
Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan
"Catalytic Mechanisms of Heme Oxygenase, A Central Enzyme of Heme Catabolism"
Hosted by Elizabeth Theil, PhD



 

February Calendar

February 7, 2006 4:00PM
Bruce Conklin, MD

Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco
Associate Investigator
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
"Functional Genomics, Stem Cells and Pharmocology”
Hosted by Pieter de Jong


February 14, 2006 4:00PM
Yuan Cao, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University

“The Role of Heme Oxygenase 1 in Hematopoiesis”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD


February 21, 2006 Special Seminar - Little Theater 9:30AM
W. Nicholas Haining, BM, BCh

Harvard Medical School
Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
“Mapping T Cell Memory in Humans”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

February 21, 2006 4:00PM
Hei Sook Sul,
Ph.D.
Professor, Department Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley Health Dept
“Regulation of Lipid Metabolism in Adipocytes”
Hosted by Stuart Smith, Ph.D., D.Sc.



February 23, 2006 4:00PM Special Seminar on Thursday
Steven Fiering, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Microbiology/Immunology and Genetics
Dartmouth Medical School

“Transcriptional interference and how it regulates the murine ß-globin locus”
Hosted by David Martin, Ph.D.


February 23, 2006 Research Seminar - OPC Auditorium Noon
David A. Wenger, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

"Top Ten 'Hits' of 2004-2005 in the Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory"
Hosted by Paul Harmatz, M.D.

 

February 28, 2006 4:00PM
Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Research Instructor
Department of Pharmacological Sciences

Stony Brook University, New York, NY
“New Insights into the Structure and Function of Scavenger Receptor Class B Type I (SR-BI)”
Hosted by Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD

 

 

January Calendar

January 5, 2006 Noon CANCELLED
Roderick Capaldi, Ph.D.

Knight Professor Arts and Sciences
Institute of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
“The Variability in the Genotype-Phenotype Relationship in Mitochondrial Diseases”
Hosted by Bruce Ames, Ph.D.

 

January 5, 2006 4:00PM
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Director, Skeletal Research Center
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
“New Tools and Logics for Cell-based Therapies Using Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, M.D.

 

January 9, 2006 Noon
Paul M. Stewart, FRCP, FMedSci

Professor of Medicine
University of Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England
“Cortisol Metabolism and Tissue-Specific Cortisol Excess in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome”
Hosted by Cedric Shackleton, Ph.D.

 

January 17, 2006 4:00PM
David Raulet, Ph.D.

Professor of Immunology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
”Recognition of Cancer Cells by the Innate Immune System”
Hosted by Elizabeth Trachtenberg, Ph.D.

 

January 24, 2006 4:00PM
William Jagust, M.D.

Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience
University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Brain Imaging in Aging and Dementia”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, M.D

 

January 31, 2006 4:00PM
Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley
“Chemistry in Living Systems”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, M.D.

 


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