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

Seminars are held in CHORI’s 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 2016 Calendar
Jim Wang Tuesday, January 5th at noon
Jim Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Sickle Cell Center, and Cancer Center, University of Illinois, Chicago
"Phosphorylation Mechanisms Underlying Pain in Sickle Cell

Hosted by: Frans Kuypers and Elliott Vichinsky
MGoran Tuesday, January 12th at 12:00 PM
Michael I. Goran, Ph.D.
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Physiology & Biophysics, and Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
"Childhood Obesity and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease: Impact of Dietary Sugars"
Hosted by: Janet King, PhD
NeilHalfon Friday, January 15 at 12:00 PM
Neal Halfon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Public Policy, Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities
, University of California, Los Angeles
"Leveraging the Science of Health Development to Optimize the Health of All Children: Moving from 2.0 to 3.0"

Hosted by: Janet King, PhD

Thursday, January 28 at 12:00 PM
Gabriela G. Loots, Ph.D.
Biomedical Scientist/Principal Investigator, Biology and Biotechnology Division, Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences, University of Merced

"Mining the Genomic Landscape of Skeletal Disease"
Hosted By: Janet King, Ph.D.

March 2016 Calendar
Fasano Tuesday, March 15th at noon
Alessio Fasano, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, Center for Celiac Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Zonulin, Gut Permeability, and Autoimmunity: The Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms"
Hosted by: Bob Ryan, PhD
Van der Wel

Thursday, March 17th at noon
Patrick Van der Wel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Toxic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Huntington’s Disease and beyond: protein misfolding, aggregation, and pro-apoptotic mitochondrial lipid peroxidation."
Hosted by: Giorgio Cavigiolio,Ph.D.

April 2016 Calendar
John Kane Tuesday, April 12th at 4PM
John Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Co-Director UCSF Adult Lipid Clinic, University of California, San Francisco

"Molecular Speciation of HDL and Comments on Lysosomal Acid Lipase deficiency"
Hosted by: Ronald Krauss, M.D. & Paul Harmatz, M.D.

May 2016 Calendar
Ophir Klein Tuesday, May 17 at 12 noon
Ophir Klein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Orofacial Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

"From Tooth to Guts: Epithelial Renewal and Regeneration"
Hosted by: Dario Boffelli, Ph.D.
Carolyn Slupsky Tuesday, May 24 at 12 noon
Carolyn Slupsky, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis

"Breast Milk or Infant Formula: Consequences for the Microbiome and Metabolome"
Hosted by: Bob Ryan, PhD
Jeff Wall

Tuesday, May 31 at 12 noon
Jeff Wall, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

"Detecting admixture at different timescales from large-scale genetic data"
Hosted by: Dario Boffelli, Ph.D.

July 2016 Calendar

Monday, July 11th at noon
Stephen Isaacs
Chairman, President and CEO, Aduro BioTech
"Builiding Aduro Biotech: From Berkeley to Zimbabwe"
by: Laura Hertel, Ph.D.



August 2016 Calendar
Sorci-Thomas Tuesday, August 30th at noon
Mary Sorci-Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

"Role of PCPE2 in HDL and Adipose Metabolism"
Hosted by: Giorgio Cavigiolio,Ph.D.


October 2016 Calendar
McDonald Tuesday, October 18th at noon
Christine McDonald, MSc, ScD
Assistant Scientist

"Gastrointestinal biomarkers and child growth in Tanzania"
Hosted by: Janet King, Ph.D.


November 2016 Calendar
Tuesday, November 15th at noon
Dara Torgerson, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA

"Rare Variants and Asthma in Multi-Ethnic Populations"
Hosted by: Marisa Medina, Ph.D.


December 2016 Calendar

Thursday, December 15th at noon
Ashutosh Lal, MD
Program Director, Comprehensive Thalassemia Center
University of California Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland

"Repairing erythropoiesis: hepcidin and activin inhibitors"
Hosted by: Elliott Vichinsky




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