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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 12:00pm unless otherwise noted.

CHORI Seminars Coordinator contact:
Laura Hertel, PhD
Phone: (510) 450-7989

December 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, December 4th at 12:00PM
Sean Adams, PhD
Research Leader, Obesity & Metabolism Research Unit
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
"Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and the Body's Metabolite Landscape"
Hosted by: David West, Ph.D.

Tuesday, December 11th at 12:00PM
Julia Olsen-Claire
Application Scientist - Microfluidics
EMD Millipore
"Live Cell Imaging with Microfluidics"

Tim Brown
Multiplex and Cytometry Specialist
EMD Millipore

"New Avenues in Cytometry and Biomarker Analysis"
Hosted by: Sandra Larkin

November 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, November 6th at 12:00PM
Michael McVoy, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
"CMV vaccines that induce neutralizing antibodies specific for epithelial cell entry: the key to sterilizing immunity?"
Hosted by: Laura Hertel, Ph.D.
Tuesday, November 13th at 12:00PM
Peter Michaely, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Integrated control of cell signaling, metabolism and apoptosis by the membrane skeleton"
Hosted by: Robert O. Ryan, Ph.D.
Tuesday, November 20th at 12:00PM
Manu Sharma, Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst, Life Sciences Division
Evalueserve, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin
"Chlamydia induced apoptosis resistance"
Hosted by: Deborah Dean, M.D, M.P.H.

Thursday, November 29th at 12:00PM
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher, and best-selling author who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods

"Superior nutrition as a therapeutic modality in clinical practice and the changing perception of hunger"
Hosted by: Alexander Lucas, Ph.D.

October 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, October 2nd at 12:00PM
Norman Arnheim, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Ester Dornsife Chair in Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
"Is a high rate of mutation always the reason why sporadic cases of some human genetic diseases are so frequent?"
Hosted by: Henry Erlich, Ph.D.

September 2012 Calendar
Nomura Tuesday, September 11th at 12:00PM
Daniel K. Nomura
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology,
University of California, Berkeley
"Mapping Dysregulated Metabolic Pathways in Disease Using Functional Proteomic and Metabolomic Platforms"
Hosted by: Robert O. Ryan, Ph.D.
Thursday, September 27th at 12:00PM
Nilesh Mehta, M.D.
Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Children's Hospital Boston, MA, Harvard Medical School
"Nutrition research agenda for the PICU - Food for thought!"
Hosted by: Northern California Pediatric Intensive Care Network

July 2012 Calendar
Friday, July 27th at 12:00PM
Gregory Kronmal
Technical Sales Specialist
NextGen QPCR and Ion Torrent Systems and Applications | Northern California, Hawaii, Nevada, Western Canada
Gene Expression, Genotyping, Digital PCR and more on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System. From 1 to over 100,000 data points in a single day.
Hosted by: Elizabeth A. Trachtenberg, Ph.D.

June/July/August 2012 Summer Student Seminar Calendar
Please note: Visitors are welcome to attend all seminars in the Summer Student series; Thursday seminars have lunch provided for students only
Narayanaswami Thursday, June 7 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Summer Student Research Program Orientation
Keynote Speaker: Troy Duster, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Professor Sociology, New York University
"Personalized Medicine vs. Racialized Medicine: The Tangled
fates of ‘Big Pharma’ and ‘Big Science’ in the pursuit of
Explanations of Health Disparities"

Thursday, June 14th at 12:00PM*
Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.
CHORI Center for Cancer Research
CHORI Senior Scientist, Chair

"Cancer Research, Finding Your Passion, and Swimming for a Good Cause"
Lunch provided for students only

Friday, June 15th at 10:00AM
Common Equipment Overview:
Lorelle Parker -
General Shared Room Philosophy
Jennifer Beckstead - Centrifuges
TBA - Guava
David Killilea & Jennifer Beckstead - Tissue Culture Rooms
David Killilea & Phillip Bollinger - Alpha Imager
All - Autoclave

Tuesday, June 19th at 4:00PM
Bo Zheng
PhD Candidate, Bioengineering
UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco
“Magnetic Particle Imaging for Stem Cell Imaging and Angiography”

Thursday, June 21st at 12:00PM*
Alex Wulff
Pulmonary Research Coordinator
Bay Area Pediatric Pulmonary Medical Corporation
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
California Pacific Medical Center

"BAPP...Life After The Summer Student Program"
Lunch provided for students only

Narayanaswami Tuesday, June 26th at 4:00PM
Vasanthy Narayanaswami, Ph.D.
Basic Science Program, Co-Director

Associate Scientist, CHORI
Faculty, California State University, Long Beach
"Apolipoprotein E: A Tale of Two Diseases"

Thursday, June 28th at 12:00PM*
Phillip Bollinger
Senior Systems Analyst

Fear and Loathing of the Big Red X
"How to Correctly Assemble Your Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Utilizing Sanctioned Procedures and Methodologies Within Accepted Microsoft Parameters"
Lunch provided for students only


Tuesday, July 3rd at 4:00PM
Janet King, Ph.D.

"Prenatal Nutrition: The Past, Present, and Future"


Thursday, July 5th at 12:00PM*
Bertram Lubin, M.D.
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

Lunch provided for students only


Friday, July 6th at 12:00PM*
Tyrone L. McGraw,
B.A. with Honors, American Studies,
Stanford University Class of 2012
Lunch provided for students only


Tuesday, July 10th at 4:00PM
Paul Harmatz, M.D.
Physician, Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
"Mucopolysaccharidosis and Clinical Trials of Enzyme Replacement Therapy: Physician and Patient Perspective"


Thursday, July 12th at 12:00PM*
Doris Duke and CIRM Students
"Designing Clinical Research"
For Doris Duke and CIRM Sponsored Students Only
Lunch provided for students only


Tuesday, July 17th at 4:00PM
Carolyn Hoppe, M.D
Hematologist/Oncologist, CHRCO
Clinical Scientist, CHORI



Thursday, July 19th at 12:00PM*
Elizabeth Sanseau
CHORI Summer Student Alumnus

"Art History to Medicine: My non-traditional path to medical school"
Lunch provided for students only

Tuesday, July 24th at 4:00PM
Beate Illek, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

"CFTR: A Novel Drug Target in Cystic Fibrosis and Diarrheal Disease"


Thursday, July 26th at 12:00PM*
John Matsui
Director, Biology Scholars Program, Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

"Your Place in Science"
Lunch provided for students only


Tuesday, July 31st at 4:00PM
Phillip Bollinger
Senior Systems Analyst

"PowerPoint/InDesign Preparation for Posters and Talks"

Thursday, August 2nd at 12:00PM*
Nghi Nguyen
Stanford University
CHORI Summer Student Alumnus

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go: What’s Next After CHORI”
Lunch provided for students only


Tuesday, August 7th at 1:00PM
Phillip Bollinger
Senior Systems Analyst

PowerPoint Oral Presentation Practice

June 2012 Calendar
Gluckman Tuesday, June 7th at 4:10PM
Eliane Gluckman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Hematology
Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France
"Current results and future trends of cord blood transplantation"
Click to download event flyer
Hosted by: Bertram Lubin, M.D.
Gluckman Tuesday, June 26th at 12:00PM
Phil Frykman, M.D.
Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
"The Hirschsprung Project: A Collaboration between Cedar-Sinai, CHLA, CHO and Sweden"
Hosted by: Alexander Lucas, Ph.D.

May 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, May 1st at 2:30PM
John M. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
R & D Manager, Chromatin Biology
EMD Millipore Corporation
"Chromatin Immunoprecipitation: Improved Approaches for the Analysis of Epigenetic Regulation at Single Loci and Genome Wide"
Tuesday, May 29th at 12:00PM
Vangipuram S. Rangan, Ph.D.
Director, Protein Chemistry
Bristol-Myers Squibb
"Antibody Drug Conjugate Platform Technology"
Hosted by: Robert O. Ryan, Ph.D.

April 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, April 3rd at 12:00PM
Mo Li, Ph.D
Research Associate
The Salk Institute
"Extreme makeover: engineering human stem cells for treatment of genetic diseases"
Hosted by: Bertram Lubin, M.D.

March 2012 Calendar
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00PM
Gideon E. Bollag, Ph.D.
Head of Research, Plexxikon Inc.
"Therapeutic Benefits of Selective Kinase Inhibition"
Hosted by: Ervin Epstein, M.D.

Friday, March 30th at 8:30AM
6th Annual CHORI SPAC Research Symposium
Keynote by Robert Knight, M.D.
"Frontal Cortex and Behavior: Insights from Neurological Patients"
Click to download event flyer
Hosted by: SPAC

February 2012 Calendar
Narla Monday, February 6 at 4:00PM
Steve Conolly, Ph.D.
Montford G. Cook Endowed Chair, UC Berkeley Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, BioE Vice Chair and Head Graduate Advisor
UC Berkeley
"Magnetic Nanoparticle Imaging for In Vivo Stem Cell Tracking,
Safe Angiography for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, and More"
Hosted by: Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.
Narla Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00AM
2012 Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.
Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Program
Click to download event program
Hosted by: Beate Illek, Ph.D.
Narla Thursday, February 16 at 4:00PM
Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute; Section Head, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Prevention
Cleveland Clinic
"Gut Flora as a participant and Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular Disease"
Hosted by: Ronald Krauss, M.D.

January 2012 Calendar
Narla Thursday, January 12 at 4:00PM
Anu Narla, M.D.
Instructor in Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
"Novel therapeutic targets for Diamond Blackfan Anemia and Other Ribosomopathies"
Hosted by: Elliott Vichinsky, M.D.
Larry Gold Friday, January 20 at 2:30PM
W. James Kent
Research Scientist
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz
"Unraveling transcriptional regulation with ENCODE data"
Hosted by: Elizabeth A. Trachtenberg, Ph.D.
Taylor Tuesday, January 24 at 4:00PM
Allen Taylor, Ph.D.
Director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research, Professor of Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University
"All fructed up: diet induced protein glycation and compromised protein turnover causes age-related macular degeneration"
Hosted by: Bruce Ames, Ph.D.
Nagourney Tuesday, January 31 at 4:00PM
Robert A. Nagourney, M.D.
Medical & Laboratory Director
Rational Therapeutics, Inc.
"Ex Vivo Analysis of Programmed Cell Death in Human Tumor Primary Cultures: The Wisdom of Whole Cell Experimental Models in Medical Oncology"
Hosted by: Bruce Ames, Ph.D.


Revised: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:49 AM

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