Research Meetings
April through May 2015


April 1, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

There is NO CVRI seminar series scheduled today

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 12-Mar-15 2:27pm ET


April 6, 2015 ( Monday )

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

Dr. Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard University

"Linking metabolism with epigenetics and cancer: SIRT6 provides some clues"

Location:  Hutchison Hall - Lander Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-15 10:17am ET


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

Co-Sponsored by the CFAR -Center for AIDS Research and HIV Pathogenesis Training Grant

Fatah Kashanchi, Ph.D.

Director of Research, NCBID, School of Systems Biology

George Mason University

" Effect of virally induced exosomes on neighboring cells"

Host: Sanjay Maggirwar

Seminar Abstract: For the past twenty years my lab has been interested in understanding the mechanism of viral gene expression in human viruses and how the virus and the host control the dynamics of fundamental machineries needed for viral replication and/or host survival. We also have ample experience with biochemical pathways that leads to transcription and chromatin remolding using in vitro reconstituted machineries. These complexes with epigenetic modifications utilize host signaling events that we have used as therapeutic targets that control viral replication. We have also been focusing on HIV mouse models and use humanized animals for many of our studies. This includes both Rag and NSG animals. These animal studies have identified dynamics of viral replication in various tissues and organs. Finally, we were the first to describe the effect of exosomes from virally infected cells including HIV and HTLV infected cell lines and primary cells. The results from these two viruses are in sharp contrast from other exosomes from cytoplasmic RNA viruses including Rift Valley fever and Ebola. The exosomes have been linked to spread of information needed for subsequent virus homing and related pathogenesis. The exosomes from infected cells are normally purified using multi-step centrifugations followed by opti-prep gradients. We use further purifications using CD63 and CD81 affinity to purify up to 90% of these exosomes. In case of patient samples, we use our nanoparticles to purify exosomes for further physical and functional characterizations. We are also trying to purify the exosomes from the NSG humanized mice tissues infected with HIV (R5 and X4 clinical strains).

http://ncbid.cos.gmu.edu/leadership/fatah-kashanchi-director-of-research/

Location:  Upper Auditorium, Rm 3-7619

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Micro & Immunolgy, 17-Mar-15 3:27pm ET


April 8, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

There is NO CVRI seminar series scheduled today

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 12-Mar-15 2:27pm ET


April 9, 2015 ( Thursday )

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

Arun Anantharam

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

"The Role of Secretory Granule Heterogeneity in Regulated Exocytosis"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 25-Mar-15 3:57pm ET


April 10, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Ronald Clouse, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"The surprising histories of three leaf-litter arthropods in the Indo-Pacific: carpenter ants, harvestmen, and schizomids"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 19-Jan-15 2:31pm ET


April 13, 2015 ( Monday )

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

Dr. Keith Clay, Indiana University

"Defensive symbiosis in plants and animals"

Location:  Hutchison Hall - Lander Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-15 10:18am ET


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

Graham Hatfull, Ph.D.

Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology, HHMI Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

" Exploration and Exploitation of Mycobacteriophages"

Host: Martin Pavelka

Seminar Abstract: Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that infect bacterial hosts, and mycobacteriophages are specific for mycobacterial hosts such as Mycobacterium smegmatis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A consortium of institutions in the HHMI Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) engaging freshman undergraduates in authentic research have contributed to a collection of over 800 completely sequenced mycobacteriophages, the largest of any group of phages infecting a single common host. These phages encompass substantial genetic diversity with many different genome types, are architecturally mosaic, and have complex inter-genome relationships, with key insights into viral diversity and evolution. These phages also provide a rich toolbox for the development of genetic approaches to understanding and controlling human tuberculosis. http://www.biology.pitt.edu/person/graham-hatfull

Location:  Upper Auditorium, Rm 3-7619

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Micro & Immunolgy, 13-Mar-15 10:08am ET


April 15, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

SPEAKER: Peter Libby, MD, Harvard Medical School

TITLE OF TALK: Lipids, inflammmation and atherosclerosis" (tentative)

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:32pm ET


April 17, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Philipp Messer, Cornell University

"Understanding the rapid evolution of pesticide and drug resistance"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 19-Jan-15 1:53pm ET


April 20, 2015 ( Monday )

8:30am - 3:30pm
Imaging Symposium

The Imaging Day Symposium will include a series of lectures presented by URMC researchers. They will share their experience using the imaging technologies available to them at the URMC Shared Resource Laboratories. This event will be two-part. The morning lectures will highlight the use of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, multiphoton microscopy and laser capture microdissection. The keynote address will be delivered by Kevin Eliceiri, Ph.D., Director of Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Eliceiri is an internationally known expert in advanced light microscopy. His topic will cover Multidimensional Live Cell Imaging and Informatics. Following the half-day session, Dr. Eliceiri will conduct a 2-hour workshop on the new FIJI/ ImageJ2, the Java based image processing program developed at the NIH. The symposium and workshop is recommended for all faculty, postdocs, students and staff who use imaging in their research and want to enhance their research study designs. Contact Linda Callahan for more information. Linda_Callahan@urmc.rochester.edu

Location:  Class of 62 Auditorium, G-9425

Posted by:  Anne Reed, Shared Resource Laboratories, 27-Mar-15 10:02am ET


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

Dr. William Bohr, NIH

"Nuclear to mitochondrial DNA damage signaling and its role in age associated disease"

Location:  Hutchison Hall - Lander Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-15 10:33am ET


April 22, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

SPEAKER: William Brown, PhD Cornell University (Itheca)

TITLE OF TALK: "Intracellular membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways"

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:34pm ET


April 24, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Kevin Thornton, University of California, Irvine

TBA

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 14-Jan-15 3:49pm ET


April 27, 2015 ( Monday )

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

Dr. Tsan Sam Xiao, Case Western Reserve

"Mechanisms of nucleic acid sensing by innate immune receptors"

Location:  Hutchison Hall - Lander Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-15 10:34am ET


April 29, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

SPEAKER: Samuel Carrell, (HHMI student)

TITLE OF TALK: "TBD"

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:35pm ET


May 1, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Gerald Wilkinson, University of Maryland

"Genomic conflict, sexual selection and speciation in stalk-eyed flies"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Jan-15 3:15pm ET


May 6, 2015 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
NO CVRI Seminar Series

NO CVRI Seminar Series scheduled for Today - 5/6/15

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 12-Sep-14 3:16pm ET


May 8, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Theodore Morgan, Kansas State University

"The evolutionary genomics of thermal acclimation traits in nature"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 3-Feb-15 10:56am ET


May 15, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Purba Gupta and Daniel Khost, University of Rochester

Titles TBA

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Feb-15 9:45am ET


May 20, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

SPEAKER: Ken Poss, PhD

TITLE OF TALK: "Natural Cardiac Regeneration Strategies"

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:37pm ET


May 22, 2015 ( Friday )

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

Dr. Martine Zilversmit, NIH

"The evolutionary genomics of malaria: mutation, duplication, and recombination"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 9-Mar-15 9:01am ET


May 27, 2015 ( Wednesday )

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

SPEAKERS: Tejas Khire, and Eric Comeau (HHMI students)

TITLE OF TALKS: TBD

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

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:39pm ET

 
 
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