Research Meetings
April through May 2014


April 25, 2014 ( Friday )

8:00am - 4:00pm
A Celebration of the Life and Work of Caroline Breese Hall, MD

The Department of Pediatrics presents: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Caroline Breese Hall, MD.

8:30 am Opening Remarks

9:00 am "Successes and Failures in Vaccine Development" Stanley Plotkin, MD, Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Executive Advisor to Sanofi Pasteur, Principal of VaxConsult, LLC

10:00 am "A Tribute to the Work of Caroline Breese Hall" Panelists include John Treanor, MD, URMC; Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, URMC; Larry Nazarian, MD; URMC; Anne B. Francis, MD, FAAP, URMC; R. Gordon Douglas, Jr., MD, Weill Cornell Medical Center

11:00 am The Caroline Breese Hall Award in Infectious Diseases and Immunology

11:15 am "Tales of Caren Hall: the Lab Rat and the Orphan," Edward Walsh, MD, URMC

"Respiratory Viruses and Acute Otitis Media," Tasnee Chonmaitree, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

1:15 pm "The Importance of Bridging Research from Bench to Community: What I Learned from Caren Hall," Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, University of Colorado School of Medicine

"Use of Human Challenge Model to Develop a Novel Small Molecule for RSV Disease," Thomas G. Evans, MD, Aeras

"HHV-6: The Gift that Keeps on Giving," Mary T. Caserta, MD, URMC

3:00 pm "Clinical Studies of RSV Bronchiolitis: Current Implications," John T. McBride, MD, Akron Children's Hospital

"Quest for an RSV Vaccine," Larry J. Anderson, MD, Emory Children's Center

4:00 pm Closing Remarks


Location:  Class of 62 Auditorium (G-9425)

Posted by:  Patricia Klein, Pediatrics, 4-Apr-14 12:04pm ET


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Doris Bachtrog, University of California, Berkeley

"The epigenome of evolving sex chromosomes in Drosophila: dosage compensation and heterochromatin formation"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 11-Feb-14 12:10pm ET


April 28, 2014 ( Monday )

Midnight - 1:00am
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Ruth Lehmann, New York University School of Medicine

"Germ line stem cell development and propagation"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 26-Dec-13 11:16am ET


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Abraham K. Sonenshein, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Title: Integration of Metabolism and Virulence in Gram-Positive Bacteria

Host: José Lemos

Seminar Abstract: Intracellular metabolism is a complex network of intersecting reactions in all living things. In Gram-positive bacteria, the CodY protein is a major integrator of diverse metabolic pathways and regulatory schemes, helping the cell to turn many pathways on or off in response to the intracellular pools of four metabolites, the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs; isoleucine, leucine and valine) and GTP. In pathogenic Gram-positive bacteria, CodY is also a major regulator of virulence genes. Depending on the organism and the role of a specific virulence gene product, CodY, may act as either a negative or a positive regulator and may either inhibit or stimulate pathogenesis. This property of CodY links pathogenesis in an important way to the physiological state of the cell by tying the bacterium's decision to cause damage to the host to the pools of just a few key metabolites.http://sackler.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research/Faculty-Profiles/Abraham-L-Sonenshein-Profile

Location:  Whipple Auditorium (Room 2-6424

Posted by:  Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 13-Jan-14 2:28pm ET


April 30, 2014 ( Wednesday )

12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Center for Oral Biology Bagel Talk Series

Brendaliz Santiago, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Oral Biology (Quivey Lab)

"CodY and CcpA coordinate regulation of an acid adaptive gene in Streptococcus mutans"

Please contact the Center for Oral Biology at 275-3441 at least 3 days in advance to request any special accommodations.

Location:  Conference Room- Center for Oral Biology, G-9654, KMRB

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Center for Oral Biology, 4-Apr-14 10:09am ET


4:00pm - 5:00pm
CVRI Seminar Series

There is NO CVRI Seminar Series scheduled for today.

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 26-Feb-14 11:26am ET


May 2, 2014 ( Friday )

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Ana Llopart, University of Iowa

"Speciation on islands: insights from genomes and transcriptomes"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 13-Jan-14 10:36am ET


May 5, 2014 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Kaveh Ashrafi, University of California, San Francisco

"Fat, drugs, and metabolic regulation of brain function"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-14 10:53am ET


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Jennifer Nayak, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, URMC

Research Interest: My current research interests involve understanding the role of CD4 T cells in primary and secondary influenza infection. I am currently using a murine model to determine the effect of secondary influenza infection on the magnitude and kinetics of the CD4 T cell response to individual conserved and nonconserved CD4 T cell epitopes. I am also examining the effect of increasing MHC class III diversity of the CD4 T cell response to influenza.

Location:  K-307 (Room 3-6408)

Posted by:  Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 31-Mar-14 10:51am ET


May 6, 2014 ( Tuesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Characterization of the Dominant/Index Tumor Nodule in Prostate Cancer

Cheng Cheng Huang, M.D., PH.D.
Genitourinary Pathology Fellow New York University Longone Medical Center

Faculty Candidate Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Location:  Pathology Conference Room (G-5303)

Posted by:  Lori DellaPenna, 6-May-13 11:05am ET


May 7, 2014 ( Wednesday )

10:00am - 11:00am
Redefining Cancer Subtypes through Proteogenomics

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the CTSI are pleased to co-host an invited talk by Henry Rodriguez [proteomics.cancer.gov], PhD, MBA, Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research [cssi.cancer.gov], National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Rodriguez's research has focused on the utilization of molecular-based high throughput technologies to enhance the understanding of cancer biology and improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. The seminar will discuss the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and other NCI initiatives such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to comprehensively characterize tumors.

Location:  URMC 2-6408 (K-207)

Posted by:  Roseanna Battista, Office of Research Alliances, 15-Apr-14 1:42pm ET


12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bagel Talk Series 2013-2014

Timothy C. Cox, Ph.D.

Laurel Endowed Chair in Pediatric Craniofacial Research Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Washington

"Mechanisms of phenotypic variability in common craniofacial conditions "



Please contact the Center for Oral Biology at 275-3441 at least 3 days in advance to request any special accommodations.

Location:  Center for Oral Biology Conference Room, G9654, KMRB

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Center for Oral Biology, 7-Apr-14 3:51pm ET


4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER #1: Azar Rahimi Dehaghan (Graduate Student in Dr. Linwei Wang, Ph.D.) Computing & Information Sciences (at R.I.T.)

TITLE OF TALK: "Electrophysiological Imaging of Volumetric Infarct Border Using an Adaptive Spatiotemporal Constraint"

AND

SPEAKER #2: Walter Knight (Graduate Student in Dr. Chen Yan's Lab) Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

TITLE OF TALK: "The Role of Phosphodiesterase 1C in Cardiac Dysfunction"

Location:  CVRI Conf Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 26-Feb-14 11:34am ET


May 9, 2014 ( Friday )

10:30am - 4:00pm
Tenth Annual Aging Research Day

Presenting the Tenth Annual Aging Research Day. The keynote speaker is Dr. Rafael de Cabo from the National Institute on Aging. The title of his talk: "Dietary Interventions for Healthy Aging." There will also be several short talks scheduled.

Location:  Case Method Room, 1-9576

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 20-Mar-14 12:50pm ET


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Binshuang Li, University of Rochester

"Characterization of the locus controlling wing dimorphism in male pea aphids"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 2-Apr-14 9:17am ET


May 12, 2014 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Joel Watts, University of Toronto

"Exploring the expanding universe of prion diseases"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 4-Feb-14 2:39pm ET


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

David G. Russell, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology, William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Title: TBA

Host: Martin Pavelka

Research Interests: Dr. Russell's laboratory's research focuses on the interplay between the macrophage and several intracellular pathogens including Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Plasmodium falciparum (Pf).

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/microbiology/faculty/Russell/

Location:  Upper Aud (Room 3-7619)

Posted by:  Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 31-Mar-14 10:52am ET


May 13, 2014 ( Tuesday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pediatric Biomedical & Translational Research Seminar

Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology and Director of the Type 1 Diabetes Research Team at the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will be speaking on "Pitfalls and Promises: Translational Advancements in Prevention and Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes".

Location:  Room 2-6408 (K207)

Posted by:  Patricia Klein, Pediatrics, 17-Apr-14 3:50pm ET


May 14, 2014 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: John W. Semple, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology Toronto Platelet Immunobiology Group, St. Michael's Hospital Keenan Research Center in the Li Ki Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital Toronto, ON

TITLE OF TALK: "New insights on the immunopathogenesis of immune thrombocytopenia(ITP)"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 26-Feb-14 11:37am ET


May 15, 2014 ( Thursday )

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Meeting

Jayne Danska, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Host: Dr. Elaine Sia

Title: TBA

Room : K-307 (3-6408)

Dr. Danska will also be presenting a general talk in the Department of Biology seminar series on 5/15/14 titled "The Causal Web of Autoimmunity: Genes, Sex and Bacteria in Type 1 Diabetes" from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Hutchison Hall 473

Location:  K-307

Posted by:  Brenda Klein, Biochem & Biophys, 8-Jan-14 11:05am ET


May 21, 2014 ( Wednesday )

10:00am - 11:00am
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Dermatology

Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology Division Chief, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Diego

Title: TBA

Host: Brian Ward

Research Summary: Our laboratory is interested in understanding the innate molecular mechanisms of epithelial defense and repair. Critical discoveries include finding that the skin makes natural antibiotic molecules known as Cathelicidins. Cathelicidins are cationic and amphipathic molecules that inhibit microbial function by targeting microbial membranes. Cathelicidins also interact with host pattern recognition receptors to stimulate cellular immune defense. Gene targeting and molecular analysis by our laboratory has shown cathelicidins are critical to mammalian immunity and are associated with human disease. For example, patients with atopic dermatitis suppress expression of cathelicidins and defensins and thus are more susceptible to skin infections. Likewise, cathelicidin knock-out mice are susceptible to infection by Group A Streptococcus. A delicate balance is required for proper innate immune function in the skin, as excess antimicrobial peptide expression is also deleterious, and can contribute to diseases such as acne rosacea and psoriasis. Numerous questions remain in this field and are the subject of ongoing work.

http://dermatology.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/gallo.shtml

Location:  K-207 (Room 2-6408)

Posted by:  Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 31-Mar-14 11:26am ET


4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Ramani Ramchandran, Ph.D. Professor Department of Pediatrics Division of Developmental Biology Children's Research Institute Milwaukee, WI

TITLE OF TALK: "Transcriptional Regulation During Cardiac Precursor Cell Development"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 26-Feb-14 11:41am ET


May 28, 2014 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER #1: Amy Van Hove (Graduate student in Dr. Danielle Benoit's Lab) Department Biomedical Engineering

TITLE OF TALK:"Enzymatically-responsive delivery of pro-angiogenic peptides from poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for therapeutic angiogenesis"

AND

SPEAKER #2: Katie Lannan (Graduate Student in Dr. Richard P. Phipps Lab) Department of Microbiology and Immunology

TITLE OF TALK:"Resveratrol blunts unwanted platelet activation that occurs during platelet storage and improves hemostatic function upon transfusion"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 26-Feb-14 11:47am ET

 
 
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