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Previous Talks

Date Speaker Affiliation Title


Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, FANA, FAAP Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Neurology - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology “Action Selection and Inhibition:  Mechanisms and Malfunctions in Dystonia” Robert A. Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
3/11/16 Deborah Fowell, Ph.D. Dean's Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology "Maze runners: T cell search capacity in infected tissues" Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
2/12/16 Jonathan W. Friedberg, M.D., M.M.Sc. Director, Cancer Center "Follicular lymphoma: 20 years of progress" Carla Casulo, M.D. 
1/8/16 James Palis, M.D. Department of Pediatrics "Getting blood from a stone...with advice from an embryo" Kathleen McGrath
12/11/15 Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H. Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professor in Neurology - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD)
“A Road Less Traveled (or When did the potholes get so big?): Tales from Neurological Care and Research in Sub-Saharan Africa”
John Langfitt, Ph.D.
11/13/15 Laura M. Calvi, M.D.
Dean's Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism
The role of the terroir: Microenvironmental regulation of hematopoietic stem cells Michael Becker, MD
10/9/15 Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor in Medicine,
Neurology, Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology
Director, Rochester Neurorestorative Institute 
University of Rochester Medical Center 
When you come to a fork in the road, take it: Oxidative stress and pulmonary hypertension

Charlie Lowenstein

9/11/15 David C. Linehan, M.D. Seymour I. Schwartz Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery “Can we change pancreas cancer from a death sentence to a treatable disease: Clues from the tumor microenvironment” Hucky Land, Ph.D.
3/13/15 Dr. Yeates Conwell Professor of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry 
"Management of depression in older adults: Lessons learned from primary care clinics in urban China"
Eric Caine, M.D.
2/13/15 Dr. Douglas H. Turner Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester


"RNA:  Physics to Flu"

David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
1/9/15 Dr. Todd Krauss Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester "Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Nanomedicine: Where Size Does Matter"

Handy Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D

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