Last update: 7/11/2005
Graduate School Calendar of Events
Date Day Event Speaker Affiliation Title Time Room
SEPTEMBER 2004
9/6 Mon Labor Day
9/8 Wed Graduate School Registration Begins   BSB 3-114a
9/8 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Jonathan D. Marmur Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Opportunities for Translational Research Involving the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory 11:45am BSB 2-5
9/8 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Henry Markram Head of Brain Mind Institute,
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Microcircuits in Somato-Sensory Cortex 3:00pm BSB 5-5
9/9 Thu Thesis Defense Jie Ma Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Annette Kirchgessner, Co-advisor: Riccardo Bianchi Mechanisms of Glucose Sensing in the Enteric Nervous System 2:00pm BSB 6-5
9/10 Fri Graduate School Registration Ends   BSB 3-114a
9/10 Fri Graduate School New Student Orientation     12:00 noon Special Functions Room
9/13 Mon Graduate School Classes Begin
9/13 Mon Graduate School New Student Human Resources Orientation 2:00pm LH1B
9/15 Wed First meeting, Biochemistry 2:00pm EB 5A
9/15 Wed Thesis Defense Bob Chai Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Brehon Laurent Roles of the RSC Chromatin-Remodeling Complex in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair and Signaling 4:00pm BSB 3-5
9/16 Thu First meeting, Introduction to Neuroscience 1:00pm BSB 5-5
9/17 Fri Rosh Hashanah          
9/22 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club George H. Rothblat Professor, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Flux of Cholesterol Between Cells and Lipoproteins 11:45am BSB 2-5
9/23 Thu Molecular and Cellular Biology Welcome Party 3:00pm BSB 3-5
9/24 Fri Thesis Defense Erin Gilbert Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Peter Bergold The Effects of Exogenous Lactate on Hippocampal Intermediary Metabolism 4:00pm BSB 6-5
9/25 Sat Yom Kippur
9/28 Tue First meeting, Molecular and Cellular Biology 1 9:30am EB 6A
9/28 Tue Thesis Proposal Dezhi Tian Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Peter Bergold The role of atypical protein kinase c and Na+, K+, ATPase in ischemic preconditioning 2:00pm BSB 6-5
9/28 Tue English as a Second Language Introduction   3:30pm BSB 3-114b
9/30 Thu Neural and Behavioral Science Welcome Party 3:00pm BSB 7-85A
OCTOBER 2004
10/4 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Camilo A. Parada Assistant Professor of Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Department of Microbiology & Immunology Works-in-progress 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
10/4 Mon Department of Biochemistry Seminar Virinder S. Parmar Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, India Biocatalytic Generation of Novel Materials of Importance in Drug and Gene Delivery 1:00pm BSB 7-5
10/5 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series Nanette Santoro Professor and Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Controversies and Dilemmas in Hormone Therapy 12:00 noon LH1A
10/5 Tue English as a Second Language First Class     4:00pm BSB 3-114b and 7-85b
10/6 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Lynn Maquat Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in Mammalian Cells: Pre-mRNA Splicing-Dependent mRNA Decay that Occurs 5'-to-3' and 3' -to-5' as a Consequence of a Pioneer Round of Translation 4:00pm EB LH 1B
10/8 Fri Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Obeid Siddiqi Professor, TIFR National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India Genetics and Neurobiology of Imaginal Olfaction in Drosophila 11:45am BSB 2-5
10/11 Mon Columbus Day
10/13 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Sabina Hrabĕtová Alumna, School of Graduate Studies, 1998, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine Dead-space microdomains hinder diffusion in the extracellular space of brains 12:00 noon LH1A
10/14 Thu Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Jay Horton Alumna, School of Graduate Studies, 1998, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine SREBPs: Complex Regulators of Plasma Lipid Levels 11:45am BSB 2-5
10/14 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series David A. Foster Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College of the City University of New York Cancer Cell Survival Signals Generated by Phospholipase D 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
10/18 Mon Middlestates Kick-Off 8:30am EB Classroom 1A
10/19 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series Francine Grodstein Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health Understanding the Divergent Data on Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease 12:00 noon LH1A
10/20 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Jeff Brodsky Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Molecular Chaperones and ER Protein Quality Control 4:00pm EB LH 1B
10/28 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series F. Nina Papavasiliou Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University Beneficial Mutation and its Role in the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
NOVEMBER 2004
11/2 Tue Election Day
11/2 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series Michael Mendelsohn Elisa Kent Mendelsohn Professor of Molecular Cardiology and Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center  Estrogen Receptor Actions in Cardiovascular Physiology: 2004 Update 12:00 noon LH1A
11/3 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Luc Teyton Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute Immunology Department Linking Lipid Metabolism to Immunity: The CD1 Pathway 4:00pm EB LH 1B
11/9 Tue Faculty Assembly of Graduate School Meeting 4:00pm BSB LH2
11/10 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Rajendra Wadgaonkar Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, PhD, SUNY Downstate, 1993 Regulation of Sphingosine Kinases in Vascular Injury 11:45am BSB 2-5
11/10 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Charles Mobbs Associate Professor, Geriatrics And Adult Development / Experimental Diabetic And Aging and Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Glucose sensing by neurons: Role in obesity, diabetes and aging 12:00 noon LH1A
11/11 Thu Veteran's Day
11/12 Fri Graduate Student Meeting 1:15pm BSB 3-5
11/15 Mon Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Jamal A. Ibdah Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC Mitochondrial Trifunctional Protein (Mtp) and Fatty Liver Disease in Kids, Women, and Mice 11:45am BSB 2-5
11/15 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Diana Dow-Edwards Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology Works-in-progress 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
11/16 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series John Morrison Professor and Director, Center for Neurobiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine  Estrogen and the aging synapse 12:00 noon LH1A
11/24 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Moosa Mohammadi Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine Structural Basis for FGF Receptor Activation 11:45am BSB 2-5
11/24 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Andrew Trevelyan Columbia University, New York Will it fit in a dish? In vitro studies of epilepsy: imaging and electrophysiology 12:00 noon LH1A
11/25 Thu Thanksgiving Day
DECEMBER 2004
12/1 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Nora V. Bergasa Chief, Division of Hepatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center The Pruritus of Cholestasis: Progress from Behavioral Studies 11:45am BSB 2-5
12/1 Wed MD/PhD Meeting Michael Dattilo Neural & Behavioral Science Graduate Program TRP Channel Pharmacology 12noon BSB 3-114B
12/1 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Art Horwich Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Genetics, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ring Assemblies in Protein Folding and Unfolding 4:00pm EB LH 1B
12/7 Tue Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Bruno Poucet Laboratoire de Neurobiologie de la Cognition, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Hippocampal and prefrontal cortical contribution to spatial navigation: Recent findings from unit recordings
in behaving rats
12:00 noon BSB 5-5
12/7 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series Myles Brown Chief, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute New functions for steroid receptor co-regulators in breast cancer. 12:00 noon LH1A
12/8 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Harry Davis Senior Scientist, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ Further Insights on the Ezetimibe:  Mechanism of Action and Role of NPC1L1 in Cholesterol Absorption 11:45am BSB 2-5
12/8 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Richard Miles Faculte de Medecine, CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris Cells, synapses, circuits and synchrony in hippocampus 12:00 noon LH1A
12/9 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Richard Coico Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University Computational Mapping of CTL Epitopes for Lassa Fever Virus 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
12/14 Tue Graduate Student Holiday Party 4:00pm Student Center Main Lounge
12/15 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Jonathan A. Epstein Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Institute for Human Gene Therapy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Development 4:00pm EB LH 1B
12/22 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Rene Hen Columbia University, New York Hippocampal neurogenesis and depression 12:00 noon LH1A
12/22 Wed Thesis Defense Kaiyu Ma Laboratory of Dr. William T. McAllister, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Characterization of Conformational Changes Occurring During Transcription by T7 RNA Polymerase 1:00pm BSB 3-5
12/25 Sat Christmas Day
JANUARY 2005
1/1 Sat New Year's Day
1/4 Tue BIRCWH Hormone Replacement Therapy Seminar Series Bruce McEwen Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University (CNS) Estrogens and the brain: "It ain't just sex anymore" 12:00 noon LH1A
1/5 Wed Graduate School Registration Begins BSB 3-114a
1/5 Mon Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Alea A. Mills Assistant Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
P63 Function In Vivo 4:00pm TBA
1/6 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series David B. Roth Irene Diamond Professor of Immunology, Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine
A Shepherd in Wolf’s Clothing: How RAGs Promote and Undermine Genomic Stability in Developing Lymphocytes 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
1/11 Tue Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Gerald A. Soff
Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, (Candidate, Chief of Oncology) Angiostatin: From the Bench to the Bedside 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/12 Wed Graduate School Registration Ends BSB 3-114a
1/12 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Zemin Yao Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa The LDL Receptor and its Family Members – from Atherosclerosis to Tumorigenesis 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/13 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Colleen E. Clancy Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University From genetic mutations to clinical syndromes: Insights from theoretical models. 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
1/14 Fri Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Karim Nader Assistant Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal The labile nature of consolidated memories 12:00 noon LH1A
1/18 Tue Graduate School Spring Classes Begin
1/18 Tue The School of Graduate Studies Winter Reception Honoring the First Year Class 3:00pm Special Functions Room and Atrium HSEB
1/19 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series U. Thomas Meier Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY Molecular Dissection of Small Nucleolar Ribonucleoproteins: Implications for Inherited Disease and Human Reproduction 4:00pm TBA
1/25 Tue End of Graduate School add/drop period.
1/26 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Richard Kascsak Institute for Basic Research, Staten Island Prions - diagnosis and therapeutics 12:00 noon LH1A
1/27 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series M. Mahmood Hussain Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Role of MTP in apoB-lipoprotein Assembly 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
1/31 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Lisa Merlin Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center WIP 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
FEBRUARY 2005
2/2 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series William N. Ross Professor of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla Calcium waves in pyramidal cells 12:00 noon LH1A
2/2 Wed Thesis Proposal Farid Hamzei-Sichani Laboratories of Roger Traub and Mark Stewart, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Multicompartmental Modeling of Hippocampal Neurons 2:00pm BSB 5-5
2/2 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Andrew Koff Head, Cell Cycle Regulation Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center CDK Inhibitors in Differentiation and Disease 4:00pm TBA
2/3 Thu Neural and Behavioral Science Special Seminar Julian Jack Professor, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford Factors in the efficacy of cortical excitatory synapses 12:00 noon LH1A
2/7 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Gil Bub Director of the cardiac optical imaging research laboratory,
V.A. Medical Center
Works-in-progress 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
2/9 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Christopher A. J. Roman Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
New Roles for Renal Carcinoma Associated Transcription Factors TFE3 and TFEB in Cytokine Signaling and Lymphocyte Development 11:45am BSB 2-5
2/10 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Jill Bargonetti   Inactivation of the Wild-Type p53 DNA Damage Signal Transduction Pathway 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
2/10 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Mimi Halpern Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology   3:30pm BSB 7-85a
2/14 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Robert U. Miller Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate WIP 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
2/16 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Michelle Ehrlich Professor, Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Gene Regulation in the Striatal Medium Size Spiny Neuron 4:00pm TBA
2/17 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Mark Stewart Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology   3:30pm BSB 7-85a
2/23 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Rolf O. Karlstrom University of Amherst, Massachusetts Patterning the ventral forebrain and pituitary: zebrafish, hedgehogs, and Glis 12:00 noon LH1A
2/24 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Eric J. Brown Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ATR Maintains Genome Integrity and Suppresses Age-Related Phenotypes in Mice 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
2/28 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Henri Tiedge Professor of Neurology and  Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center WIP 12:00 noon BSB 3-114b
MARCH 2005
3/2 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Pat Levitt Professor of Pharmacology, Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Nashville Cortical Interneuron Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
4:00pm TBA
3/9 Tue Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Larry L. Swift Professor, Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville
Location and Function of Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/9 Tue Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Michael Hines Professor, Section of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine Using the NEURON Simulator 12:00 noon LH1A
3/10 Thu Thesis Proposal Paul Rava Laboratory of Xiang-Chen Jiang, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Identification of the Lipid Transfer Activities present in Drosophila MTP 2:00pm BSB 2-5
3/10 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Xian-Cheng Jiang Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Publication Practices, Responsible Authorship and Peer Review    3:30pm BSB 7-85a
3/16 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Laurence H. Kedes William M. Keck Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles Gene Expression in the Heart: What Cardiac Diseases Teach Us 4:00pm TBA
3/21 Mon Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences Armin Stelzer Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate WIP 12:00 noon BSB 3-112b
3/23 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series John Kral Professor, Departments of Surgery and Medicine, SUNY Downstate Neurobiology of Obesity 12:00 noon LH1A
3/30 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Annabell C. Segarra Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Sex steroids and addictive behavior in the female rat 1:00pm LH1A
3/30 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Susanna Lewis Program in Genetics & Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children DNA Palindromes: Scabs, Gaps and Land Mines in the Human Genome 4:00pm EB LH 1B
3/31 Thu Thesis Proposal Mohammed Reza Hojjati Laboratory of Xiang-Chen Jiang, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology The effect of serine palmitoyltransferase on sphingolipid metabolism and atherosclerosis process 11:00am BSB 2-5
3/31 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Todd Sacktor Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Neurology Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property 3:30pm BSB 7-85a
APRIL 2005
4/6 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Robert J. Schneider Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine Translational Control of Tumor Angiogenesis by the mTOR/4E-BP1 Pathway in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer 4:00pm TBA
4/7 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Stacy Blain Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Physiology and Pharmacology   3:30pm BSB 7-85a
4/12 Tue Thesis Defense Matthew Kelly Laboratory of Dr. Todd Sacktor, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Characterization of Atypical Protein Kinase C and Its Phosphorylation State in Long-Term Potentiation 1:00pm BSB 6-5
4/13 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Raymond Soccio Rockefeller University and Weill Medical College of Cornell University StAR-Related Lipid Transfer Proteins in Intracellular Cholesterol Metabolism 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/14 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Megerditch Kiledjian Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University Regulatory Components of Mammalian mRNA Decay 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
4/14 Thu Thesis Defense Shaohua Xu Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. John Chapin Neurophysiological and Psychological Effects of Microstimulation in Somatosensory Pathway 2:00pm BSB 5-1
4/19 Tue Thesis Defense Annelyn Torres-Reveron Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. Diana Dow-Edwards Prenatal cocaine exposure: evaluation of behavioral and functional effects in adolescent rats in response to methylphenidate administration. 11:00am BSB 6-5
4/20 Wed Annual Research Day 2005 10:00 am to 6:00 pm BSB LH1, HSEB Atrium and Alumni Auditorium
4/20 Wed Annual Research Day 2005 - Keynote Address Robert Sapolsky John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stress, neurodegeneration, and gene therapy strategies for saving the endangered neuron 4:00pm HSEB Atrium and Alumni Auditorium
4/21 Thu Thesis Defense Kun Cai Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Brehon Laurent The Sak1 RFX-like transcription factor is an important regulator of cell cycle progression and meiotic development in Schizosaccharomyces pombe 1:00pm BSB 3-5
4/22 Fri Thesis Proposal Getaw Worku Hassen Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Dr. Foroozan Mokhtarian The Role of a Novel Protease Inhibitor in the Treatment of MOG- induced Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) 2:00pm BSB 7-5
4/25 Mon Thesis Defense Na Ma Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. William T. McAllister RNA displacement in transcription by T7 RNAP; Effects of mutations that affect refolding of the N-terminal subdomain of T7 RNA polymerase on the transition from initiation to elongation; What happens when two RNA polymerases collide head-on? 11:00am BSB 3-5
4/25 Mon Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Rosemary Polsky-Newman Vice President of Corporate Development, Exergen Biosciences, Inc., New York, NY A Modular Model System for Handling Literature Data Overload: Going Beyond PubMed – Creating Pathway Knowledge 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/26 Tue Thesis Defense Zhi Sheng Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. William Chirico 18-kDa Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Directly Regulates Ribosomal RNA Transcription in the Nucleolus 2:00pm BSB 2-5
4/26 Tue Ethics and Responsibility in Research André Fenton Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate   3:30pm BSB 7-85a
4/27 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Richard Kollmar Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Molecular Genetics of Otolith Formation in the Zebrafish 12:00 noon EB LH 1B
4/28 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Terri Kinzy Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, and Microbiology and Immunology, UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Integrated Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Translation Elongation in Yeast 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
MAY 2005
5/4 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Sankar Ghosh Professor of Immunobiology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Associate Professor, HHMI, Yale University School of Medicine Toll-like Receptors and Innate Immune Responses to Infection 4:00pm TBA
5/6 Fri Graduate School last day to drop course with grade "W".
5/10 Tue Stephen I. Morse Lecture James Haber Professor of Biology, Brandeis University Checkpoint Responses and Repair of a Broken Chromosome 12:00 noon LH1B
5/11 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Robert J. Schneider Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine Translational Control of Tumor Angiogenesis by the mTOR/4E-BP1 Pathway in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer 4:00pm LH1A
5/12 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series Foroozan Mokhtarian Associate Professor of Immunology and Medicine, Director of Immunology Research, SUNY, Downstate and Maimonides Medical Centers Viral and Autoimmune Models of Multiple Sclerosis 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
5/17 Tue Thesis Proposal Chongmin Huan Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Christopher A.J. Roman New Roles of the Transcription Factors TFE3 and TFEB in Lymphocytes and Renal Cancer 10:00am BSB 3-5
5/17 Tue Thesis Defense Jian Huang Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Brehon Laurent The roles of yeast RSC chromatin-remodeling complex in genomic transmission and genome stability 2:00pm BSB 3-5
5/18 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Moshe Levi Collins Professor of Medicine, Head, Division of Nephrology,University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver Is there a role for altered renal lipid metabolism in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetic renal disease? 11:45am BSB 2-5
5/18 Wed Thesis Proposal Xiangping Zhou Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Sheryl Smith Control of GABAA receptor α4 subunit expression in a human neuroblastoma cell line 1:00pm BSB 5-5
5/18 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series James H. Millonig Resident Faculty Member, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Vacuolin and ENGRAILED 2: Integrating CNS Development with the Genetics of Cataracts and Autism 4:00pm TBA
5/24 Tue School of Graduate Studies and College of Medicine Commencement Exercises 4:00pm Carnegie Hall
5/25 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Maureen Charron Department of Biochemistry, Co-Director, Institute for Obesity Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Genetic Modulation of Cardiac Glucose Transporters: Heart Breakers or Heart Makers 11:45am BSB 2-5
5/25 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series Michael Corcoran Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan Tracing the circuitry of kindling 12:00 noon LH1A
5/26 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series George K. Ojakian Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center Integrin Signaling Pathways and Regulation of Epithelial Tubule Formation 12:00 noon BSB 3-5
5/30 Mon Memorial Day
JUNE 2005
6/1 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Ephraim Sehayek The Rockefeller University   11:45am BSB 2-5
6/1 Wed Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Series Winfield Sale Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University, School of Medicine Protein Kinase Anchoring and Regulation of Ciliary and Flagellar Dyneins
4:00pm TBA
6/3 Fri Thesis Proposal Jonathan Silverberg Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Thesis Advisors: Helen Durkin and Mark Stewart Studies of T and B lymphocyte subsets in mouse brain after electrically induced seizures. 10:30am BSB 4-5
6/3 Fri Thesis Proposal Dov Ginsburg Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Thesis Advisors: Helen Durkin and Mark Stewart Studies of microglia/ macrophages in mouse brain after electrical seizure induction 1:30pm BSB 4-5
6/7 Tue Thesis Proposal Brendan Smith Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Christopher A.J. Roman The Regulation of preBCR Signaling and Repertoire Selection by the Surrogate Light Chain and Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Structure 1:00pm BSB 3-5
6/8 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Lawrence Rudel Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem ACAT2 Is How The Liver Causes Atherosclerosis 11:45am BSB 2-5
6/9 Thu Thesis Proposal Petru Codrin Nemes Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Barry Wershil Alternative Pathways of Mast Cell Activation in GI Inflammation 10:00am BSB 4-5
6/10 Fri Graduate School last day of classes.
6/13 Mon Thesis Defense 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. 2pm BSB 3-5
6/14 Tue Thesis Proposal Ruijie Liu Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Xian-Cheng Jiang The role of phospholipid transfer protein in lipoprotein metabolism and artherosclerosis. 11:00am BSB 2-5
6/23 Thu Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Philip A. Kern Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems, Little Rock Insulin Resistance And Adipose Tissue: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly 11:45am BSB 2-5
6/29 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Liam Brunham Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Tissue-specific Functions of ABCA1 in Mediating HDL Biogenesis and Susceptibility to Atherosclerosis 11:45am BSB 2-5
JULY 2005
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
Ed.Throckmorton@Downstate.edu
Potential students interested in attending seminars:
please contact Ms. Denise Sheares at  (718) 270-2738
Denise.Sheares@Downstate.edu
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