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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.

Free and open to the public, the Seminars occur every Tuesday in the
Little Theatre in Room 2319 at 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

November 2010 Calendar
November 30, 2010
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, Director, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Center For Narcolepsy
"Immunology and genetics of human narcolepsy"
Hosted by: Henry Erlich, PhD
November 16, 2010
Ana M. Valdes, MA, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Twin Research, King's College, London UK
"Genetic insights into osteoarthritis of the hip and the knee"
Hosted by: Janelle Noble, PhD
October 2010 Calendar

October 19, 2010
Anne-Lise Bjorke-Monsen, MD, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

"B vitamins and hematological status in infants and their mother"
Hosted by: Janet King, PhD

October 15, 2010 • Special 9:30 AM Symposium •

2010 Symposium in Recognition of the Retirement of Stuart Smith, PhD, DSc
Hosted by: CHORI
October 12, 2010
Narayan Bhattarai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of NSF-ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, North Carolina A&T State University
"Development of multifunctional nanocarriers for brain tumor imaging and therapy"
Hosted by:Deborah Dean, PhD
September 2010 Calendar

September 23, 2010
Jay Heineke, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington Shool of Medicine
"Implications of the macrophage/dendritic cell proteome for atherogenesis"
Hosted by: Ronald M. Krauss, MD


August 2010 Calendar

August 17, 2010 *** Date Change***
Thaddeus George, PhD, Director of Biology, AMNIS Coorporation.
"Functional Immunology and Mechanismsin Cell Biology Revealed by a High content Imaging Flow Cytometer"
Hosted by: Laura Hertel, PhD


August 3, 2010
Richard James Whitley, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Medicine and Neurosurgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Herpes Simplex Infections of the Brain: From Encephalitis to Gene Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme"
Hosted by: Bertram H. Lubin, M.D.

August 2, 2010
Nick LeBrun, PhD, Director, Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia

"The ins and outs of a bacterial iron storage protein"
Hosted by: Elizabeth C. Theil, PhD

July 2010 Calendar
July 20, 2010
Stefano Rivella, PhD, Associatre Professor in Genetic Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics, Divison of Hematology-Oncology; Weill Cornell Medical Center
"Use of the iron hormone hepcidin prevents iron overload and ameliorates erythropoiesis in beta-thalassemia"
Hosted by: Alexander Lucas, PhD
June 2010 Calendar
person June 7, 2010
Derek A. Persons, MD, PhD, Associate Member, Department of Hematology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
"Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Transfer for the Treatment of Hemoglobin Disorders"
Hosted by: Elliott Vichinsky, MD
April 2010 Calendar
yao April 7, 2010
Zemin Yao, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
"Lipoprotein assembly - protein drives lipid and lipid drives protein"
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, PhD
April 8, 2010
Alan Tall, MD, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

"The role of ABC transporters and HDL in atherogenesis"
Hosted by: Ronald M. Krauss, MD and Merck & Co., Inc.
April 13, 2010
Elizabeth Mellins, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Program in Immunology Medicine, Stanford University
"MH`C class II association with autoimmunity: a novel mechanistic hypothesis "
Hosted by: Laura Hertel, PhD
April 28, 2010
Stephanie Atkinson, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
"Early Determinants of Chronic Disease: Pregnancy Through Early Childhood "
Hosted by: Janet King, PhD

March 2010 Calendar
March 16, 2010
Lior Pachter, PhD, Professor of Mathematics and Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Transcript assembly and abundance estimation from RNA-Seq reveals thousands of new transcripts and switching among isoforms"
Hosted by: Beth Trachtenberg, PhD
rosenthal March 18, 2010
Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Director, Pediatric Endocrine Outpatient Services, University of California San Francisco
"Gender Variant/ Transgender Youth:  Endocrine Considerations"
Hosted by: Janelle Noble, PhD

March 23, 2010
Roland Stocker, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry in Vascular Medicine, Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Bosch Institutes, The University of Sydney, Australia
"Kynurenine is an endothelium-derived relaxing factor produced during inflammation"
Hosted by: Bruce N Ames, PhD

February 2010 Calendar
February 2, 2010
Patrick Concannon, PhD, Harrison Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Associate Director, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia

"Genome-wide approaches to identifying risk loci for type 1 diabetes "
Hosted by: Janelle Noble, PhD

February 9, 2010 • Jordan Family Inauguration Lecture •
Thomas M. Ryan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Humanized Mouse Models of Beta Thalassemia Major: Hemoglobin Switching, Transfusion and Transplantation"
Hosted by: Mark Walters, MD and Frans Kuypers PhD

February 19, 2010 • Special 12:00 PM Seminar •
Jens B. Simonsen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biophysics Group,
Department of Basic Sciences and Environment , Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Studies of the aggregation of oppositely charged nanodiscs - preparation and characterization of charged nanodiscs "
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, PhD
February 23, 2010
Scott D. Gray-Owen, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.
"The pathogenic Neisseria:  Dancing with humans"
Hosted by: Dan Granoff, MD
February 25, 2010
Nathan Robison, MD, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellow, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.
"Prognostic significant of FOXG1 expression in medulloblastoma"
Hosted by: Elliott Vichinsky , MD
February 25, 2010 • Special 12:00 PM Seminar •
Jan Rainey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University.
"Structure-function investigations of apelin and its G-protein coupled receptor "
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, PhD

January 2010 Calendar

January 5, 2010
Dieter C Gruenert, PhD, Senior Scientist, Head, Stem Cell Research Program, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute; Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont
"Sequence-specific Modification of Genomic DNA in Adult, Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"
Hosted by: Beate Illek, PhD

January 11, 2010 • Special 12:30 PM Seminar •
Shane R. Mayack, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
"Dynamic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cellsby the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche"
Hosted by: Mark Walters, MD
Rader January 12, 2010
Daniel J. Rader, MD, Cooper-McLure Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"New pathways in lipoprotein metabolism: lessons from
human genetics"

Hosted by: Ron Krauss, MD and Merck/Schering-Plough
jgreen January 26, 2010
Jeffrey E. Green, MD, Chief, Transgenic Oncogenesis and Genomics Section, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
National Institutes of Health

"The Microenvironment as a Major Regulator of Tumor Cell Dormancy "
Hosted by: Ervin Epstein

Seminar Contacts:
Shirley Poy
Phone: (510) 450-7654

Dr. Vasanthy Narayanaswami
Seminar Chair
Phone: (510) 428-3885, ext 2965

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