Last update: 7/28/2003
Graduate School Calendar of Events
Date Event Speaker Affiliation Title Time Room
SEPTEMBER 2002
9/4 Graduate School Registration Begins   BSB 3-114a
9/10 Thesis Proposal Yi Tang Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Isolation and Study of the ksg1 Gene as a Genetic Suppressor of the spc1 Gene 1:30pm BSB 3-5
9/11 Graduate School Registration Ends   BSB 3-114a
9/11 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Neil S. Shachter Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University Triglyceride-rich lipoprotein metabolism in the brain: Potential role in Alzheimer's Disease 11:45pm BSB 3-5
9/12 Graduate School New Student Orientation     1:00pm EB LH 1B
9/17 Graduate School Classes Begin
9/18 First meeting, Biochemistry 2:00pm EB 5A
9/20 English as a Second Language Introduction   3:30pm BSB 3-114b
9/23 Thesis Defense Jing-Mei Hsu M.D./Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology Program Budding yeast ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling complex RSC functions in chromosome transmission 2:30pm BSB 3-5
9/24 First class, Molecular and Cellular Biology 1   10:00am EB LH 6A
9/25 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology J. D. Mehta   Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease 11:45pm BSB 3-5
OCTOBER 2002
10/2 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Leslie Morrow Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Associate Director of the Center for Alcohol Studies, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ethanol regulation of GABAA receptors: Mechanisms and physiological significance 4:00pm EB LH1A
10/7 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Camilo Parada Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
10/9 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Nadia Jahroudi Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY von Willebrand Factor Promoter: A Tool to Study Endothelial Specific Gene Regulation and Targeted Gene Therapy? 11:45pm BSB 2-5
10/16 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Robert Muller Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Brooklyn Using very weak electrical stimulation to probe the excitability of single hippocampal neurons 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
10/17 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Adrian T. Ting Assistant Professor, Immunobiology Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Keeping the Grim Reaper away - How the TNF receptor family regulates death 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
10/21 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Stacy Blain Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Pediatrics, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
10/23 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Li-Shin Huang Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY Genetics of the Regulation of ApoB-Lipoprotein Production 11:45am BSB 2-5
10/23 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Louis DuPasquier Professor of Immunology, University of Basel, Switzerland Polyploidy and the Immune System 4:00pm EB LH 1A
10/24 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Judith A. Potashkin Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology, Finch University of Health Sciences, the Chicago Medical School From Beer to Cocaine: Understanding How Splicing Regulates Gene Expression 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
10/31 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Xian-Cheng Jiang Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology  SUNY Brooklyn Phospholipid Metabolism and Heart Disease 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
NOVEMBER 2002
11/4 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Mahmood Hussain Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
11/6 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series David G. Schatz Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Regulating the V(D)J Recombination and Somatic Hypermutation Machines 4:00pm EB LH 1A
11/13 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Eduardo Mascareno Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, SUNY Brooklyn Leptin: A Novel Modulator of Hypertrophy 11:45am BSB 2-5
11/14 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Laurel Eckhardt Hesselbach Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Hunter College of CUNY, New York, NY Shifts in Antibody Gene Activity and Function During B lymphocyte Development 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
11/18 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Barry Wershil Professor of Pediatrics, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
11/19 Graduate School Annual Holiday Party 3:00pm HSEB Atrium
11/20 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Peter Mombaerts Associate Professor, Developmental Biology and Human Genetics, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY Targeting Olfaction 4:00pm EB LH 1A
DECEMBER 2002
12/2 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Randall Barbour Professor of Pathhology and Biophysics   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
12/4 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series William E. Paul Chief, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD T Lymphocyte Dynamics in the Neonatal and TH2 Settings 4:00pm EB LH 1A
12/9 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Sergei Borukhov Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
12/11 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Hayes Dansky Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Genetic modifiers of atherosclerosis and arterial injury 11:45pm BSB 2-5
12/11 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Cynthia Czajkowski Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison Mapping Structural Rearrangements in GABA-A Receptor During Channel Gating and Modulation 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
12/12 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Gladys Teitelman Professor, Department of  Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY Brooklyn A Novel Source of Insulin Stem/Progenitor Cells 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
12/18 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Max E. Gottesman Director, Institute of Cancer Research, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY Transcription Termination by Bacteriophage HK022 Nun Protein 4:00pm EB LH 1A
JANUARY 2003
1/7 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Donald W. Jacobsen Director, Laboratory of Homocysteine Research, Lerner Research Laboratory, Cleveland The Molecular Basis of Homocysteine Induced Vascular Pathology 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/8 Graduate School Registration Begins   BSB 3-114a
1/8 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Edward A. Fisher Professor, New York University School of Medicine Lipoproteins: From Your Liver to Heart and Back Again 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/8 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Chiye Aoki Associate Professor of Neural Science and Biology, Center for Neuroscience, New York University Making of a synapse: Lessons learned from electron microscopy 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
1/9 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Benjamin D. Ortiz Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, CUNY, Hunter College, New York, NY Chromatin Based Gene Regulation in T-Lymphocytes 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
1/15 Graduate School Registration Ends   BSB 3-114a
1/15 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Jeffrey Roberts Robert J. Appel Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Termination and Antitermination by E. coli RNA Polymerase 4:00pm EB LH 1A
1/17 Thesis Proposal Wenfei Kang Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Maureen McLeod Regulation of Ste11p, a pivotal transcription factor for sexual differentiation in S. pombe: its localization and tranactivation 11:00am BSB 3-5
1/21 Graduate School Spring Classes Begin
1/21 Graduate School Faculty Meeting 4:00pm Lecture Hall 6
1/22 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Howard J. Eisen Temple University Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA New Developments in Cardiac Transplantation 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/22 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Raymond Dingledine Professor and Chair, Department of  Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Glutamate receptor regulation in epileptogenesis 12:00 noon LH 1B
1/23 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Natalia Kommissarova Frederick Cancer Center, NIH   12:00 noon BSB 3-5
1/27 Thesis Defense Jian Qin Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Maureen McLeod Regulation of Ste11p, an HMG-domain protein in meiotic differentiation of fission yeast 11:00am BSB 3-5
1/27 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Tamara Baynham Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
1/29 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Kenneth B. Marcu Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SUNY Stony Brook &
Professor and Senior Scientist, C.R.B.A. Laboratory,
S. Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
Programming Cellular Gene Expression by NF-κB Activating IKK Signalsome Complex 4:00pm LH 1A
FEBRUARY 2003
2/5 Thesis Proposal Kun Cai Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Maureen McLeod Interaction between the PKA and the Spc1 MAP kinase pathways in Schizosaccharomyces pombe 11:00am BSB 3-5
2/5 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Carmelo Romano Associate Professor of Opthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO GABA-A Receptors: Novel Functions and a novel structure 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
2/10 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Andre Fenton Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
2/12 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Ophthalmology  Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY Imaging Polarized Transport Routes from the Golgi Complex to the Plasma Membrane. Role of Microtubule Motors and the Actin Cytoskeleton 4:00pm EB LH 1A
2/19 Ethics and Responsibility in Research Alice Herb     3:30pm BSB 7-85A
2/20 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Robert Weisberg Head, Section on Microbial Genetics, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIH, NICHD Modification of the Processivity and Elongation 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
2/26 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Robert Garafalo Senior Scientist, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT What Flies Tell Us About Human Metabolic Disease 11:45am BSB 2-5
2/26 Ethics and Responsibility in Research Alice Herb     3:30pm BSB 7-85A
MARCH 2003
3/3 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series David T. Auble Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics University of Virginia Health System Snf2/Swi2-Related ATPase Function in Transcription and DNA Repair 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
3/5 Annual Research Day 2003 10:00 am to 6:00 pm BSB LH1, HSEB Atrium and Alumni Auditorium
3/5 Annual Research Day 2003 - Keynote Address Phyllis M.Wise Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at University of California Davis Estrogens: pleiotropic hormones that may act as protective and risk factors 4:00pm HSEB Atrium and Alumni Auditorium
3/6 Ethics and Responsibility in Research Alice Herb Clinical Assistant Professor, Humanities in Medicine   3:30pm BSB 7-85A
3/7 Thesis Proposal Betul Guloglu Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Christopher A.J. Roman Molecular Basis for Counter-Selection of Undesirable Immunoglobulin Heavy-Chains During Early B-cell Development 1:30pm BSB 3-5
3/12 Ethics and Responsibility in Research Alice Herb Clinical Assistant Professor, Humanities in Medicine   3:30pm BSB 7-85A
3/12 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Zahi A. Fayad Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY MRI and characterization of atherosclerotic plaque 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/12 Thesis Defense Ding Ding Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. Peter Bergold A Novel in vitro Model of Cerebral Ischemia 1:00pm BSB 6-5
3/17 Thesis Defense Yaron Moshel Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratories of Drs. Vahe Amassian and Helen Durkin  Lateralized Changes in Blood Lymphocyte Subpopulations After Temporo-Parieto-Occipital (TPO) Cortical Stimulation 11:00am BSB 4-5
3/17 Thesis Proposal Zhi Sheng Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. William Chirico Characterization of low molecular weight fibroblast growth factor-2 (lmw fgf-2) nuclear and subnuclear localization 2:00pm BSB 3-5
3/20 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Wei Gu Principal Investigator, Institute for Cancer Genetics,  Columbia University Novel Regulatory Pathways for the p53 Tumor Suppressor 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
3/24 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Gregory Gick Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
3/25 Ethics and Responsibility in Research Alice Herb Clinical Assistant Professor, Humanities in Medicine   3:30pm BSB 7-85A
3/26 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Amiya K. Banerjee Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Biology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH Structure and Function of VSV Transcriptase and Replicase 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/26 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Selina Chen-Kiang Professor, Department of Pathology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY Cell Cycle Control of B Cell Terminal Differentiation 4:00pm EB LH 1A
3/27 Thesis Defense Valerie Goldburt Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratories of Drs. Helen Durkin and Barry Wershil The Role of Stem Cell Factor Receptor and Its Ligand in Host Defense Against Salmonella typhimurium 10:00am BSB 4-5
APRIL 2003
4/2 Seminar Series in Lipid and Vascular Biology Dong Cheng Senior Research Investigator, Department of Metabolic Studies, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ MGAT 3: An Intestine-Specific Enzyme Implicated in Dietary Fat Absorption 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/3 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Douglas Ling Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Brooklyn Modulation of Synaptic Transmission in Cortical Circuits 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
4/4 Department of Pathology Special Seminar Jerry Yin Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Drosophila Memory Formation 11:30am EB LH 1A
4/4 Thesis Proposal Jie Ma Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. Annette Kirchgessner Mechanisms of Glucose Sensing in the Enteric Nervous System 2:00 PM BSB 6-5
4/7 Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Katherine Perkins Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Brooklyn   12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
4/8 Thesis Proposal Wangfa Zhao Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. Robert KS Wong Role of ERK1/2 signaling in Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor-mediated epileptiform Discharges in CA3 hippocampus 2:00pm BSB 6-5
4/9 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Karel Svoboda Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Assistant Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ca2+ signaling in dendritic spines 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
4/9 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Pamela A. Silver Professor of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA Genome-Wide Mapping of Nuclear Organization: From Genes to Pores 4:00pm EB LH 1A
4/16 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Astrid Nehlig Research Director, Faculty of Medicine, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, INSERM U 405, Strasbourg, France Contribution of imaging techniques to the study of the pathogenesis of temporal lobe epilepsy 12:00 noon EB LH 1A
4/23 Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Thomas N. Tulenko Director, Cardiovascular Biology Research Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia Excess Membrane Cholesterol in the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Disease 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/30 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Clifford G. Kentros Research Scientist, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute Center for Neurobiology and Behavior Hippocampal Place Cells: A Bridge between Molecules and Memory 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
MAY 2003
5/1 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Ethel Cesarman Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY Survival Signals in Virus-Associated Lymphomas 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
5/6 Thesis Defense Nancy Blace Laboratory of Dr. Todd Sacktor, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Characterization of an atypical PKC Isoform from rat hippocampus 2:00pm BSB 6-5
5/7 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Ian J. Molineux Professor and Chair of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Texas, Austin, TX Moving a Genome by RNA Polymerase and other Molecular Motors 4:00pm LH 1A
5/12 Thesis Proposal Ewa Bajor Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Christopher A.J. Roman Enforced expression of the Surrogate Light Chain alters B cell development 11:00am BSB 3-5
5/14 Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club H. James Harwood Principle Research Investigator, Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT MTP Inhibitors That Lower Plasma Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Experimental Animals and in Humans 11:45am BSB 2-5
5/15 Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Dan Eshel Associate Professor, Biology Department, CUNY, Brooklyn College Pathways that Affect Microtubule Function in Yeast 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
5/20 Thesis Defense Victor Hugo Guaiquil Laboratory of Dr. M.A.Q. Siddiqui, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology  Role of dehydroascorbic acid in hypoxia-induced damage in cardiac cells and ischemic hearts 2:30pm BSB 2-5
5/21 Thesis Proposal Annelyn Torres-Reverón Laboratory of Dr. Diana Dow-Edwards, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Behavioral Sensitization to Methylphenidate in Young Rats 2:00pm BSB 6-5
5/21 Thesis Proposal Marjorie Rico Laboratory of Dr. Lisa Merlin, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Phospholipase D and Group I mGluR-mediated Epileptogenesis 4:00pm BSB 6-5
5/21 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series M. Mitchell Smith Professor of Microbiology, Virginia Cancer Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Genetic Dissection of Chromatin Function 4:00pm EB LH 1A
5/28 Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Zahi A. Fayad Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology), Director, Imaging Science laboratories, Mount Sinai School of Medicine MRI and Characterization of Atherosclerotic Plaque 11:45am BSB 2-5
5/28 School of Graduate Studies and College of Medicine Commencement Exercises 3:00pm Carnegie Hall
5/29 Thesis Proposal Raquibul Hannan Laboratory of Dr. Josef Michl, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology PaCa-Ag1, a candidate pancreatic cancer-specific tumor marker 10:00am BSB 2-5
JUNE 2003
6/4 Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Tahar Hajri Assistant Research Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY Role of Scavenger Receptor CD36 in Lipid and Glucose Metabolism 11:45am BSB 2-5
6/4 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Vincent Tuohy Member, Cleveland Clinic, Dept. of Immunology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH, Alumnus, School of Graduate Studies, SUNY Brooklyn 1982 Regression/Spreading and Regeneration of Self-Recognition During Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease 4:00pm BSB LH 1
6/11 Thesis Defense Avraham Bluestone Laboratory of Andreas Hielscher, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Three Dimensional Optical Tomographic Imaging of the Brain 10:00am BSB 5-5
6/11 Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series Bradley E. Alger Professor, Program in Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine Endocannabinoids in the hippocampus 12:00 noon HSEB LH 1B
6/16 Pathology Special Seminar Eric Drier Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory You Must Remember This: Memory and a (Very) Special Protein Kinase 12:00 noon BSB 2-5
6/18 Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Christopher V. Nicchitta Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Compartmentalization of Protein Synthesis on the Endoplasmic Reticulum: A role for mRNA Localization? 4:00pm EB LH 1A
6/23 Thesis Defense Alejandro Ivan Hernandez Laboratory of Dr. Todd Sacktor, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Mechanisms of the distribution and formation of PKMζ [PKCζII] a new brain-specific PKC isoform 2:00pm BSB 6-1
6/23 Thesis Proposal Robyn Temple-Smolkin Laboratory of Dr. Allen J. Norin, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Characterization of Haymaker (HYMKR) Gene Expression in Human Lymphocyte Activation Model System 10:00am BSB 4-5
6/25 Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Omar L. Francone Principal Research Investigator, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT ABCA1: Role in HDL Biosynthesis and Atherosclerosis 11:45am BSB 2-5
BSB - Basic Sciences Building (450 Clarkson Avenue)
EB - Health Science Education Building (395 Lenox Road)
For further information or comments:
Contact Ed Throckmorton, Registrar, School of Graduate Studies (718) 270-2739 ethrockmorton@downstate.edu
Potential students interested in attending seminars:
please contact Ms. Denise Sheares at  (718) 270-2738 dsheares@downstate.edu
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