Upcoming events

  • Fourth Annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture

    Dr. Hugh J. Silk, clinical associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will present a lecture titled, "Medical-Dental Integration: Where Have We Come From? Where Are We? Where ...

  • Bioprinting 3-Dimensional Vascular Networks

    Speaker: Roger R. Markwald, PhD, Distinguished University Professor Chair, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Director, Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center, Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina

    Screening the DNA of large multigenerational families has pinpointed two genes--filamin-A (FLNA) and daschsous 1 (DCHS1)--that, when mutated, result in mitral valve prolapse, a common cardiac degenerative disease that often ...

  • Fattening Up Our Immunological Memory

    Speaker: Susan Kaech, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine

    Memory T cells are long-lived and IL-7 and IL-15 are critical survival factors. Dr. Kaech's laboratory has uncovered a new role for IL-7 in promoting memory T cell survival through ...

  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Bedside to Bench and Back Again

    Speaker: Michael Fallon, MD, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

    The hepatopulmonary syndrome is a unique complication of chronic liver disease, resulting from alterations in the pulmonary microcasculature, that lead to hypoxemia. Its presence increases mortality in cirrhosis and the ...

  • Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals

    Speaker: Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD, Lloyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

    The circadian clock mechanism in animals involves an autoregulatory transcriptional feedback loop in which CLOCK and BMAL1 activate the transcription of the Period and Cryptochrome genes. The PERIOD and CRYPTOCHROME ...

  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: New Insights Reveal Provocative Complexities

    Speaker: Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD, Hudson Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Associate Vice-President for Clinical and Translational Research, George Washington University, Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

  • Determinants of Drug Preference in Humans

    Speaker: Harriet de Wit, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Behaviorial Neuroscience, and Biological Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Dr. de Wit will discuss her research the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse in healthy young adults. She will address several questions, including i) why individuals vary in their ...

  • Infectious Causes of Heart Failure: Viral Myocarditis

    Speaker: Kirk Knowlton, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Edith and William M. Perlman Chair in Clinical Cardiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

  • Novel Treatments for Smoking Cessation and Prevention of Relapse

    Speaker: A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, William Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network in Parkinson’s Disease: A Therapy and an Investigative Tool

    Speaker: Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, John E. Cahill Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, Division Chief, Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

    The cardinal motor signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD) include resting tremor, slowness of movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity), and arise from chronic dopamine denervation in the striatum, one of the ...

  • Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies

    Speaker: Margaret Haney, PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Substance Use Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Marijuana Research Laboratory, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

    Dr. Haney will describe cannabis use disorder (CUD) and her laboratory's model of medications development, where she investigates the effects of potential treatment medications on distinct features of CUD: intoxication, ...

  • Drug Safety: Ameliorating the Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

    Speaker: Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

    Every day, sudden cardiac death unexpectedly claims lives because of adverse drug reactions, inherited conditions, and environmental influences. Often, those lost are very young and seemingly healthy individuals. Dr. Robertson's ...

  • Novel Roles for Immune Molecules in Brain Development and Disease

    Speaker: A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California

    Recently, Dr. McAllister’s laboratory discovered that components of the immune system, including major histocompatibility class I (MHCI) molecules and several cytokines, are present in the healthy cerebral cortex where they ...

  • Dysregulation of Ion Channels in Various Disease Processes

    Speaker: Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

    Dr. Pitt will discuss the molecular regulation of ion channels in various cell types and how dysregulation results in disorders such as cardiac arrhythmias, neuropsychiatric diseases, and birth defects. He ...

  • Fear and Fear-Related Disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD

    Speaker: Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, Professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member, Institute of Medicine

    Dr. Ressler will discuss recent advances in our understanding of the molecular neurobiological mechanisms underlying fear processing in rodent models. He will then explore how this translates to fear-related disorders ...

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