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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.

2008 Seminar Calendar

December Calendar

December 2, 2008
Judith Campisi, PhD

Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory
Professor, Buck Institute for Age Research
“Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?”
Hosted by Ervin Epstein, MD

 

December 3, 2008 3:00PM
John E.J. Rasko, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRCPA, FRACP
Director, Cell & Molecular Therapies, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Head, Gene & Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
“Serendipity, sluice and stem cells”
Hosted by David Martin, MD

 

December 9, 2008
Janis L. Abkowitz, MD

Clement A. Finch Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Hematology
Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
“Heme Regulation of Erythropoiesis”
Hosted by Elizabeth C. Theil, PhD

 

November Calendar

November 4, 2008 12:00PM
George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Immunology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
“Immunologic  Homunculus for Type 1 Diabetes”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

November 10, 2008
Jorge Oksenberg, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
“Mapping Genetic Susceptibility and Modeling Pathogenesis in Multiple Sclerosis”
Hosted by Elizabeth Trachtenberg, PhD

 

November 13, 2008 12:00PM
Angelle LaBeaud, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Case Western Reserve University
“Epidemiologic and immunologic perspectives of Rift Valley fever”
Hosted by Ann Petru, MD, and Bertram H. Lubin, MD

 

November 18, 2008
Heike Wulff, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, Davis
“Small Molecule Potassium Channel Modulators as Immunosuppressants and Cardiovascular Drugs”
Hosted by Horst Fischer, PhD

 

September Calendar

September 4, 2008
Guoping Fan, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles

"Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in pluripotent stem cells"
Hosted by Pieter de Jong, PhD


September 17, 2008
Richard Eisenstein, PhD
Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Iron Regulatory Protein 1: Control by Phosphorylation
and Iron-Stimulated  eDegradation”
Hosted by Elizabeth Theil, PhD
Location Change:
UC Berkeley
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
Morgan Hall, Room 114


September 18, 2008
Jamie Hutchison, MD
Associate Professor
Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Toronto
Research Director
Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick
Children in Toronto
“Inflammation and apoptosis following global ischemia
and neurotrauma”
Hosted by Arup Roy-Burman, MD

 

September 22, 2008 12:00PM
David West, PhD
Vice President of Biology
Predictive Biology
La Jolla, CA
“Accelerated Identification of Genes Causing Obesity and
Type 2 Diabetes in a Large B6 x 129 Murine Intercross”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD

 

September 23, 2008
William E. Walden, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity
“FeS clusters at the center of cellular iron regulation”
Hosted by Elizabeth Theil, PhD

 

Summer Session Seminars
June 12
10:15AM
Roger Liu, PhD

Assistant Director, Biology Scholars Program
University of California, Berkeley
“How to Use a Degree in Science”

June 24
Joyce McCann, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Micronutrients and Brain Development”

June 25
Dr. Frank Koentgen
Director and CEO
Ozgene Pty Ltd

"Managing GM mouse projects, the science and practicalities"
Hosted by Pieter de Jong, PhD

July 1
Beate Illek, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Cystic Fibrosis and Chloride Ion Channels”

July 7

4:00 PM - Note Corrected Time
Renee A. Reijo Pera, PhD

Professor and Director
Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education
Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Applications in
Reproductive and Somatic Health”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD

July 8
Frans Kuypers, PhD
Senior Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Membrane Biology and Hemaglobinopoathies”

July 8
2:30PM
Lee Rubin, PhD
Director of Translational Medicine
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Harvard University
"Stem Cells and Therapeutics: A New Way Forward?"
Hosted by Ervin Epstein, MD

July 15
Jean Tang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF
Postdoctoral Fellow, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Patty Siri, PhD, Assistant Staff Scientist
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Topics From Clinical and Translational Research: Cancer and Heart Disease”

July 16

Hugh Y. Rienhoff, Jr., MD
Founder
My Daughter's DNA
"My Daughter's DNA"
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD

July 22
2:30PM
Mindy Benson, PNP

Primary Care Asthma Program
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
“Asthma”

July 29
Marion Reid, PhD
Director, Immunohematology
New York Blood Center
“Studies on the Human RH Blood Group Genes”

August 5
Bertram H. Lubin, MD
President, Director of Medical Research
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
“Stem Cell Research”

 

May Calendar

May 6, 2008
Fan Hsu, PhD
Director of Proteomics
University of California Santa Cruz
“Introduction to UCSC Genome Browser and its Applications (Supporting HIV Vaccine and Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials)”Hosted by Deborah Dean, MPH, PhD

 

May 21, 2008
Edward Fisher, PhD, MPH, MD
Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
NYU Medical Center
“Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis: Two Stories from the Liver and Heart”
Sponsored by Merck/Schering-Plough

 

May 27, 2008
Andre Bachmann, PhD, Assistant Professor
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa
“SylA Inhibits the Eukaryotic Protease by a Novel Mechanism and Induces Apoptosis in Neuroblastoma”
Hosted by Michael Oda, PhD

 

May 29, 2008
Peter Ganz, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology
San Francisco General Hospital
Maurice Eliaser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Medicine, UCSF
“Cholesterol-Independent Actions of Statins: Are They Relevant? What are the Mechanisms?“
Hosted by Ronald Krauss, MD

 

April Calendar

April 1, 2008
Alec Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Physiology and Developmental Biology
Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Biomedical Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“New Growth Factors for Ex Vivo Expansion of Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD


April 22, 2008
Joseph Napoli, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley

“Retinoid homeostasis, adiposity, and nervous system function: Are the linked?”
Hosted by Janet King, PhD & Elizabeth Theil, PhD

March Calendar

March 6, 2008 11:00AM
Qin M. Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
University of Arizona
“Translational Control of Oxidative Stress in Cardiomyocytes and Myocardial Injury”
Hosted by Bruce Ames, PhD

 

March 11, 2008
Cheryl Wellington, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia
“Beyond Atherosclerosis: Lipid Metabolism and Brain Disorders”
Hosted by Alexander Lucas, PhD

 

March 25, 2008
Rosemary Akhurst, PhD
Professor in Residence
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
“TGF Beta 1: Biology, Genetics, and Therapeutics”
Hosted by Ervin Epstein, MD

 

February Calendar

February 5, 2008 12:00PM
Jean-Marie Ruysschaert, PhD
Centre of Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
Structure and Function of Biological Membranes
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
“Cationic lipids: Just carriers?”
Hosted by Robert Ryan, PhD

 

February 5, 2008
Gabriela G. Loots, PhD
Biomedical Scientist/Principal Investigator
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“Transcriptional genomics and genetics of Van Buchem disease”Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD

 

February 11, 2008
Martha R. Herbert, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Associate, MGH, Consulting Neurologist, Cambridge Health
“Large brains in autism: Anatomy, connectivity, tissue, function”
Hosted by Jung Suh, MPH, PhD


February 12, 2008
Jonathan Weissman, PhD

Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
“Biology without bias: Functional insights from high-resolution genetic interaction maps”
Hosted by Stuart Smith, PhD, DSc


February 13, 2008 12:00PM
Olivier Cuvillier, PhD

Director of Research of the National Health and Medical Research Institute, Head of the Sphingolipids and Cancer Research Lab, Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale, CNRS, Toulouse, France
“Targeting the Sphingosine kinase-1/Spingosine 1-phosphate pathway for cancer therapy”
Hosted by Julie Saba, MD, PhD

 

February 19, 2008
Barry Shane, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley
“Metabolic and genetic control of folate-dependent one carbon metabolism”
Hosted by Janet King, PhD

 

February 21, 2008
Mitchell D. Knutson , PhD

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry
Food Science and Human Nutrition Department
University of Florida
“The Emerging Role of ZIP Proteins in Iron Metabolism”
Hosted by Fernando Viteri, MD, ScD

 

February 25, 2008
Pinchas Cohen, MD
Professor and Chief of Endocrinology
Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

“Humanin – a novel survival factor involved in growth, development, and metabolism”
Hosted by Bertram Lubin, MD


February 26, 2008
Peter Lamb, PhD

Senior Vice President Discovery Research
Exelixis Inc.
“Small molecule inhibitors of the PI3K signaling”
Hosted by Ervin Epstein, MD


 

 
January Calendar

January 8, 2008 4:00PM
David H. Perlmutter, MD
Physician in Chief and Scientific Director
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
“Cellular Response Pathways to Aggregation-ProneProteins:  From Man to Worm”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD

 

January 9, 2008 1:30PM
Alec Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Physiology and Developmental Biology
Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Biomedical Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“New Growth Factors for Ex Vivo Expansion of Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
Hosted by Bertram H. Lubin, MD

 

January 22, 2008
Timothy D. Read, PhD

Leader, Genomics Research Group
Biological Defense Research Directorate
Naval Medial Research Center
“Populations Genomics of Biothreat Agents and the Payoffs for Detection and Rapid Countermeasure Development”
Hosted by Deborah Dean, MD, MPH

 

January 29, 2008

Canceled

Allen Balmain, PhD, FRSE

Barbara Bass Bakar Distinguished Professor of Cancer Genetics, Professor, UCSF Cancer Research Institute
and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
“Genetic Control of Gene Expression and Cancer
Susceptibility in the Mouse”
Hosted by Ervin Epstein, MD

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