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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.

January 2015 Calendar

Tuesday, January 13th at 12:00 PM
Mark D. Scott, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Clinical Professor, Canadian Blood Services, University of British Columbia
"From Red Blood Cell Immunocamouflage To Systemic Immunomodulation - Clinical Potential of Polymer-Based Bioengineering of Blood Cells"
Hosted by: Frans Kuypers, Ph.D.

Tuesday, January 20th at 2:00 PM
Barbara Liepe, Ph.D.
Technology Sales Specialist, Seahorse Bioscience
"Energy Metabolism in Disease & Cell Fate"
Hosted by: Deborah Dean, M.D.

February 2015 Calendar
Monday, February 10th at 12:00 PM
Ed Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Simple and powerful – a new assembly approach for generating or
improving genome assemblies"

Hosted by: Cassandra Calloway, Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 24th at 12:00 PM
Ellen Daniell, Ph.D.
Author of the book “Every Other Thursday. Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists”.
"Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Professional women scientist"
Hosted by: Women in science group

March 2015 Calendar
Tuesday, March 3rd at 12:00 PM
Zemin Yao, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
"New protein factors involved in hepatic lipid turnover - potential target(s) for therapy"
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 17th at 12:00 PM
Paola G. Bronson, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Genentech
"Selective IgA deficiency is associated with PVT1, DGKZ, AHI1 and CLEC16A"
Hosted by: Janelle A Noble, Ph.D.

April 2015 Calendar
Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00 PM
Toshiro Okazaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Department of Hematology/Immunology
Kanazawa Medical University, Kanazawa, Japan
"Control of the balance between cell death/proliferation and migration by membrane lipids, sphingomyelin in leukemia/ lymphoma cells"
Hosted by: Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 PM
William A. Petri, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health, University of Virginia
"Environmental Enteropathy, Malnutrition and Oral Vaccine Response"
Hosted by: Janelle Noble, Ph.D.

Monday, April 13th at 12:00 PM
Robert M. Graham, A.O., F.A.A., M.D.
Executive Director, Head of Cardiac Receptor Biology Laboratory, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
"Postnatal heart development provides clues for regenerative therapy"
Hosted by: David Martin, M.D.
Tuesday, April 14th at 12:00 PM
James J. Chen D.D.S., Ph.D.
"Assessment of Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness in Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment"
Hosted by: Janet King, Ph.D.

May 2015 Calendar
Monday, May 4th at 4:00 PM
Maki Tsujita, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Nagoya City University Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan
"Probucol rescued litter size and genome type ratio in reproduction of hypolipoprteinemia model mice"
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 5th at 12:00 PM
Aleksandra E. Sikora, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacoproteomics,
College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
"Multi-drug resistant gonorrhea : Can we rise to the challenge?"
Hosted by: Peter Beernink, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 19th at 12:00 PM
Thomas Q. de Aguiar Vallim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Division of Cardiology), UCLA
"Transcriptional control of cholesterol catabolism"
Hosted by: Robert Ryan, Ph.D.

August 2015 Calendar
Tuesday, August 18th at 12:00 PM
Susan Lynch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Microbiome Research Core, University of California, San Francisco
"Early Life Gut Microbiome Development and Childhood Allergic Sensitization"
Hosted by: Janet King, Ph.D.

Wednesday, August 26th at 12:00 PM
Donald B. Kohn, M.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles
Title:"Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Inherited Blood cell Diseases"
Hosted by: Mark Walters, M.D. & David Martin, M.D.

September 2015 Calendar
MarkLevine Tuesday, September 8th at 12:00 PM
Mark A. Levine, M.D.
Section Chief, Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section, Digestive Disease Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
"Vitamin C in Diabetes"
Hosted by: Bruce Ames, Ph.D.

Thursday, September 24th at 1:00
Ben van Ommen, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, The Dutch Organization (TNO) for Applied Scientific Research, Director of the TNO Systems Biology Program, and Director of Nutrigenomics Organization Netherlands Metabolomics Centre
"The Mechanisms of Phenotypic Flexibility"
Hosted by: Bruce Ames, Ph.D. and Janet King, Ph.D.

October 2015 Calendar
ScottHandley Tuesday, October 6th at 12:00 PM
Scott Handley
, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
"Analysis of Viromes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and AIDS"
Hosted by: Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 27th at 12:00 PM
Michael Zasloff M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Scientific Director, Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
"Antimicrobial peptides, Antimicrobial proteins and the (Non-inflammatory) and the Somewhat Mysterious Defense of Epithelial Surfaces"
Hosted by: Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, October 29 at 4pm.
William S. Sly, MD
Professor and James B. and Joan C. Peter Endowed Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, St. Louis University Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University School of Medicine
"Brain targeted therapy for MPS and other LSDs"
Hosted by: Paul Harmatz, M.D.

December 2015 Calendar
Turnbaugh Tuesday, December 15th at noon
Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, G.W. Hooper Research Foundation, University of California, San Francisco
"Food, drugs, and bugs: a metagenomic view of pharmacology"
Hosted by: Ervin Epstein, M.D.

Revised: Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:34 AM


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