Week of November 17, 2013


November 18, 2013 ( Monday )

Other Events & Dates
Physical Seminar

Title: Partition Density Functional Theory

Speaker: Professor Adam Wasserman

Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Host: Professor Ignacio Franco

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 16-Oct-13 10:14am ET


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

Dr. John Thompson, UC Santa Cruz "The assembly of coevolving interactions"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 4-Nov-13 1:13pm ET


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

Gerardo R. Vasta, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Title: "The sweet tooth of innate immunity: Lectins as self/non-self recognition proteins"

Host: Jacques Robert

Seminar Abstract: Although lectins display a limited diversity in recognition, the presence of tandemly arrayed carbohydrate recognition domains (CRDs), of chimeric structures displaying distinct CRDs, of polymorphic genes resulting in multiple isoforms, and in some cases, of a considerable recognition plasticity of their carbohydrate binding sites, significantly expand the lectin ligand-recognition spectrum and lectin functional diversification. In this regard, analysis of structural/functional aspects of F-lectins—the most recently identified lectin family characterized by a unique CRD sequence motif, a distinctive structural fold, and nominal specificity for L-Fuc—has led to a greater understanding of non-self recognition by proteins with tandemly arrayed CRDs. In contrast, galectins were initially considered to bind endogenous ("self") glycans and mediate developmental processes, including cell differentiation and tissue organization or regeneration. In the past few years, numerous studies have described the diverse regulatory effects of galectins on immune homeostasis and cancer. More recently, however, evidence has accumulated to support the notion that galectins also bind exogenous ("non-self") glycans on the surface of potentially pathogenic microbes, parasites, and fungi, suggesting that galectins could function as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Galectins, however, can bind similar self/non-self molecular patterns on host and microbial cells. Furthermore, although some galectins can bind and kill bacteria, thereby displaying activity as innate immune recognition and effector factors, it appears that in most cases galectin-mediated recognition favors the potential pathogen rather than the host. Therefore, some galectins do not fit the definition of PRRs, underscoring the significant gaps in our knowledge about the structural and functional diversity, subcellular targeting, localization, and secretion of the galectin repertoire components in any given species, and the host-parasite co-evolutionary processes that have resulted in such interactions. http://medschool.umaryland.edu/FACULTYRESEARCHPROFILE/viewprofile.aspx?id=22021

Location:  K-307 (Room 3-6408)

Posted by:  Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 25-Sep-13 10:34am ET


November 19, 2013 ( Tuesday )

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am
Department of Medicine Fellows Grand Rounds

TITLE:
Atrial Fibrilillation: Let It Be or Revolution

SPEAKER:
Andrew C. Davidson, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Division of Cardiology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Biosketch

Susan F. Lien, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Division of Cardiology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Biosketch

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:
1. Understand how to manage Atrial Fibrillation.
2. Understand the Literature supporting Rate vs. Rhythm Control.

Location:  Class of 1962 Auditorium, Kornberg Medical Research Building

Posted by:  Mary Lou Beagan, Medicine, 15-Nov-13 4:32pm ET


Radiation Safety
9:00am - 11:30am
Radiation Safety Training Class

There are two ways to register for this class:
1) contact us directly at x53781 -or-
2) register online -you MUST provide your NAME, DEPT., PHONE NUMBER, and RADIOACTIVE PERMIT HOLDER NAME (PI).

You will need to read over the Radiation Safety Manual before the scheduled class date. You may download and print the manual by clicking on the following link: RSU Training Manual



For more information you may contact Patty Pschierer @ 275-3781 or email.

Location:  1-7438 Hawkins

Posted by:  Patricia Pschierer, Radiation Safety, 11-Jul-13 10:08am ET


Research Meetings
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lung Biology Research Seminar Series

Title: "Molecular mechanisms regulating myofibroblast differentiation and cardiac remodeling"

Eric Small, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute University of Rochester

Location:  K-307

Posted by:  Laurie Furibondo, Environmental Medicine, 16-Sep-13 2:16pm ET


Research Meetings
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pharmacology and Physiology Student Seminar

Ellie M. Carrell
(Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen)

"Characterization of the Physiological Role of Orai1 in the Skeletal Muscle"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 13-Nov-13 1:40pm ET


November 20, 2013 ( Wednesday )

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am
PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS

"Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - When to Suspect and When to Refer"

Homaira Rahimi, MD, MTR, Senior Instructor in Pediatrics, Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Location:  Whipple Auditorium (2-6424)

Posted by:  Michelle Crary, Pediatrics, 23-Oct-13 2:38pm ET


Other Events & Dates
8:00am - 9:00am
GERIATRIC MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS

TITLE: Quality Improvement in Geriatric Healthcare

SPEAKER: Suzanne Gillespie, MD


All are invited to attend; registration is not necessary. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

Any questions, contact Judy Hazelden at (585) 760-6352.

Location:  Monroe Community Hospital, Auditorium A

Posted by:  Judy Hazelden, MCH, 22-Oct-13 10:43am ET


Other Events & Dates
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colloquium - Chemistry

Title: Synthesis and evolution of macrocyclic organo-peptides for selective biomolecular recognition

Speaker: Professor Rudi Fasan

University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 28-Oct-13 1:09pm ET


Research Meetings
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Fall Seminar Series

Martha Fedor, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

"RNA Sensors and Global Metabolic Regulation"

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)


Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Brenda Klein, Biochem & Biophys, 9-Jul-13 3:22pm ET


Research Meetings
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aab CVRI Seminar Series

There is NO seminar scheduled for Wed. 11/20/12

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 18-Oct-13 10:00am ET


November 21, 2013 ( Thursday )

Other Events & Dates
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Meeting

Marty Fedor, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

"An Unforeseen Path to a Fortuitous End"

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Case Method Room (1-9576)

Dr. Fedor will also be presenting a seminar in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics seminar series on 11/20/13 titled "RNA Sensors and Global Metabolic Regulation" at 2:00 p.m. in K-307 (3-6408), and a general talk on 11/21/2013 titled "Communicating Science in the 21st Century" at 1:00pm in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425).

Location:  Case Method Room (1-9576)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 20-Jun-13 1:06pm ET


Research Meetings
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pharmacology and Physiology Guest Seminar

Julien A. Sebag, Ph.D.

Research Instructor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

"Allosteric Modulation of the MC4-Receptor as a Potential Treatment for Obesity"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 5-Nov-13 3:43pm ET


Research Meetings
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graduate Women in Science Special Guest Seminar

Martha Fedor, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

"Communicating Science in the 21st Century"

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Location:  Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425)

Posted by:  Brenda Klein, Biochem & Biophys, 9-Sep-13 2:58pm ET


Grand Rounds
2:00pm
PhD Thesis Defense

Mahul Chakraborty, University of Rochester

"Adaptive constraint and its natural rescuers: insights from Drosophila aldehyde dehydrogenase"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Brenna Rybak, Biology, 17-Oct-13 8:55am ET


Other Events & Dates
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology 2013 Fall Colloquium

"A Spatio-Temporal Mixture Model for Point Processes with Application to Ambulance Demand"


    SPEAKER
    David S. Matteson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Cornell University
    Department of Statistical Science

Location:  R HWH 1W-1W-502

Posted by:  Susan Divincenzo, Biostatistics, 12-Nov-13 10:38am ET


November 22, 2013 ( Friday )

Research Meetings
10:00am - 11:00am
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Walter Eanes, Stony Brook University

"Selection on central metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 4-Nov-13 1:19pm ET


Research Meetings
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cancer Center Colloquium

Ralph W. de Vere White, M.B. University of California @ Davis School of Medicine, Associate Dean for Cancer Programs, Director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,

"miRNA's in Prostate Cancer, Can We Get It to the Clinic?"

Location:  Class of 62 Aud (G-9425)

Posted by:  Pam Iadarola, Cancer Center, 24-Sep-13 10:43am ET

 
 
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