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Graduate School Calendar of Events
Date Day Event Speaker Affiliation Title Time Room
SEPTEMBER 2005
9/5 Mon Labor Day Holiday
9/7 Wed Graduate School Registration Begins   BSB 3-114a
9/9 Fri Graduate Student Employee Orientation     2pm HSEB 1B
9/14 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Lee A. Morehouse Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT HDL Elevation via CETP Inhibition for Treatment of Atherosclerosis: Good Idea, Bad Idea, or No Idea 11:45am BSB 2-5
9/14 Wed Graduate School Registration Ends BSB 3-114a
9/19 Mon New Graduate Student Orientation     12noon HSEB 1B
9/20 Tue Graduate School Classes Begin
9/21 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Kara Maxwell Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University PCSK9 Regulates LDL Receptor Function and LDL Cholesterol Levels 11:45am BSB 2-5
9/21 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Ellen Hsu) Eugene Oltz Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Antigen Receptor Gene Assembly 12noon HSEB 1A
9/21 Wed Thesis Defense Min Wang Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Robert K.S. Wong Group I mGluR activation-induced TRPC trafficking in hippocampal neurons 1:00pm BSB 6-5
9/21 Wed First meeting, Biochemistry 2:00pm TBA
9/27 Tue First meeting, Molecular and Cellular Biology 1 9:30am HSEB 1A
9/27 Tue English as a Second Language Introduction     3:30pm BSB 3-114b
OCTOBER 2005
10/4 Tue Rosh Hashanah
10/5 Wed Rosh Hashanah
10/5 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Christopher Roman) Jonathan Barasch Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, Columbia University Induction of Epithelia, Tubules and Nephrons from Mesenchyme—An Iron Connection 12noon HSEB 1A
10/10 Mon Columbus Day Holiday
10/11 Tue Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Tatyana Pestova) Dmitri I. Svergun Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Hamburg Outstation Synchrotron X-ray and Neutron Small-Angle Scattering for Structure Analysis of Biological Macromolecules in Solution 12noon BSB 3-5
10/11 Tue Molecular and Cellular Biology Welcome Party 4:00pm BSB 2-5
10/12 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Dawn L. Brasaemle Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Lipid Droplet-associated Proteins and the Control of Triacylglycerol Metabolism 11:45am BSB 2-5
10/13 Thu Yom Kippur
10/24 Mon Thesis Proposal Gang "Eric" Wang Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Gregory Gick Na,K-ATPase α1 and β1 subunit gene expression by low external K in neonatatal rat cardiac myocytes. 10:00am BSB 7-5
10/24 Mon Research Topics in the Biomedical Sciences Rajendra Wadgaonkar Research Assistant Professor, Medicine WIP 12noon BSB 3-114b
10/26 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Jeannine D'Armiento Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York Metalloproteinases in Atherosclerosis and Aneurysms 11:45am BSB 2-5
10/27 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Christopher Roman) Jin K. Montclare Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University, and Faculty, PhD Bioengineering Program, SUNY Brooklyn/Polytechnic University Engineering Unnatural Proteins by Expanding the Genetic Code 12noon BSB 3-5
10/31 Tue Research Topics in the Biomedical Sciences Edward Quadros Assistant Professor, Medicine WIP 12noon BSB 3-114b
NOVEMBER 2005
11/8 Tue Election Day
11/9 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Yiannis A. Ioannou Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Gene and Cell Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine NPC1 and NPC1L1 Permeases: Subcellular Lipid Gate Keepers 11:45am BSB 2-5
11/9 Wed Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Katherine Perkins) Andy Jenkins Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Activation and modulation of GABA(A) receptor function 12noon HSEB 1A
11/10 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Tatyana Pestova and Christopher Hellen) Ian Mohr Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine Construction & Maintenance: How Herpes Viruses Cope in the Market for Cellular Translation Initiation Factors
12noon BSB 3-5
11/11 Fri Veteran's Day
11/16 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Josef Michl) Harold A. Scheraga Baker Laboratory of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca Computation of Protein Folding Structure and Protein Folding Pathways 12noon HSEB 1A
11/23 Wed Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Ivan Bodis-Wollner) Robert Friedland Professor of Neurology,Case Western Reserve University Evolutionary Perspectives on Lipid Metabolism and Abeta Homeostasis in Alzheimer's Disease 12noon HSEB 1A
11/24 Thu Thanksgiving Day Holiday
11/25 Fri Thanksgiving Day Holiday
11/30 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host Stacy Blain) Alan Diehl Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, The University of Pennsylvania Nuclear Accumulation of the D-type Cyclin Kinase in Cancer 12noon HSEB 1A
DECEMBER 2005
12/7 Wed Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Susan Schwartz-Giblin) Robert Gibbs Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director, Cell Imaging Core of the Center for Reproductive Physiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Estrogen and Cognition: Reconciling Clinical Trials with Preclinical Data 12noon HSEB 1A
12/8 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Tatyana Pestova and Christopher Hellen) Jon Lorsch Assistant Professor, Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Probing the Molecular Mechanics of Start Site Selection During Eukaryotic Translation 12noon BSB 3-5
12/12 Tue Research Topics in the Biomedical Sciences Ivan Bodis-Wollner   WIP 12noon BSB 3-114b
12/14 Wed Thesis Proposal Jeremy Barry Laboratory of Robert Muller, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Does “Blocking” occur for stimulus control over place cells? 11:30am BSB 5-5
12/14 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host Christopher Hellen) Katherine Borden Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Universite de Montreal eIF4E’s Role in mRNA Transport and Cancer 12noon HSEB 1A
12/22 Thu Thesis Proposal Eduard Kelemen Laboratory of André Fenton, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Place cell representation of continuously dissociated spaces. 3:00pm BSB 5-1
12/23 Fri Graduate School Semester Ends
JANUARY 2006
1/4 Wed Graduate School Registration Begins   BSB 3-114a
1/5 Thu MCB Student WIP Daisy Lin (Tiedge), Marc  Braunstein (Batuman) Committee: Camilo Parada, Stanley Friedman, Alan Gintzler, Christopher Hellen, Ellen Hsu 4:00pm EB LH1B
1/11 Wed Graduate School Registration Ends BSB 3-114a
1/12 Thu Thesis Proposal Susanna Popp Laboratory of Ira Kass, Program in Neural and Behavioral Science Effects of low-dose lidocaine administration on recovery after transient global cerebral ischemia in rats 2:00pm BSB 6-5
1/12 Thu MCB Student WIP Chongmin Huan (Roman) Committee: Maureen McLeod, Miriam Feuerman, Stacy Blain, Helen Durkin 4:00pm EB LH1B
1/16 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
1/17 Tue Graduate School Classes Begin
1/18 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: John Lewis) Dennis Shields Professor, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University The Golgi Apparatus: a Novel Player in the Cell Death Response 12noon HSEB 1A
1/18 Wed Neural & Behavioral Science Seminar (Host: Sheryl Smith) Daniel Johnston Director, Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin Activity Dependent Plasticity of Intrinsic Excitability 4:00pm HSEB 1A
1/19 Thu MCB Student WIP Josephine Galatioto (Siddiqui) Committee: Burton Altura, Paulette Brend, Frank Scalia, Olcay Batuman, Todd Sacktor 4:00pm EB LH1B
1/24 Tue The School of Graduate Studies Winter Reception Honoring the First Year Class 3:00pm Special Functions Room and Atrium HSEB
1/25 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Allison Reiss Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY The Immune System in Atherosclerosis: Influence on Cholesterol Metabolism 11:45am BSB 2-5
1/26 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Camilo Parada) Sohail Malik Professor, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University To be announced. 12noon BSB 3-5
1/26 Thu MCB Student WIP Kamran Anwar (Hussain) Committee: Steve Carlton, Ira Kass, Ellen Hsu, Mary Makowske, Donald Mills 4:00pm EB LH1B
FEBRUARY 2006
2/1 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: John Lewis) William T. McAllister Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine RNA Polymerase as a Molecular Machine 12noon HSEB 1A
2/2 Thu MCB Student WIP Mark Bluth (Norin) Committee: George Ojakian, Helen Durkin, Maja Nowakowski, William Chirico 4:00pm EB LH1B
2/8 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club John C. LaRosa President, SUNY Downstate Medical Center The Effects of Lowering LDL Below Current Guidelines 11:45am BSB 2-5
2/8 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: William Lytton) Paul Rutecki Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Neurology Chief at the William S. Middleton Veteran's Hospital, Director of the Francis M. Forster Epilepsy Center at the Wm. Middleton VA Hospital Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Epileptogenesis: A Midwest Perspective 12noon EB LH1A
2/9 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenter: Susan Schwartz-Giblin Sharing and Ownership. Mentor/Trainee Responcibilities and Collaborative Science 2:00pm BSB 7-85
2/9 Thu MCB Student WIP Mohammad Hojjati (Jiang) Committee: Miriam Feuerman, MAQ Siddiqui, M. Mahmood Hussain, Dalton Wang, Jonathan Marmur 4:00pm EB LH1B
2/16 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenter: Xian-Cheng Jiang Publication Practices, Responcible Authorship and Peer Review 2:00pm BSB 7-85
2/16 Thu MCB Student WIP Bani Azari (Marmur), Omar Ramadan (Boutjdir) Committee: Christopher Lange, Matthew Pincus, Mario Vassalle, Henri Tiedge, Gladys Teitelman 4:00pm EB LH1B
2/20 Mon Presidents' Day Holiday
2/22 Wed Thesis Defense Wenfei Kang Laboratory of Maureen McLeod, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Regulation of Ste11, a Pivotal HMG Box Transcription Factor for Differentiation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe 11:00am BSB 3-5
2/22 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Mark Stewart) Patric K. Stanton Professor of Neurology, Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College. Two-photon visualization of bidirectional long-term plasticity of transmitter release using FM styryl dyes in brain slices. 12noon EB LH1A
2/23 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Maureen McLeod) John Lewis Department Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center To be announced 12noon BSB 3-5
2/23 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenter: Mark Stewart Research Misconduct, Conflict of Interest and Commitment 2:00pm BSB 7-85
2/23 Thu MCB Student WIP Dezhi Tian (Bergold) Committee: Christopher Roman, Peter Bergold, Alan Gintzler, George Ojakian 4:00pm EB LH1B
MARCH 2006
3/1 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Tatyana Pestova) Eugene V. Koonin Senior Investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, NIH Evolution of Eukaryotic Gene Repertoire and Gene Structure 12noon HSEB 1A
3/2 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenters: Todd Sacktor and Subrata Saha Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property 2:00pm BSB 7-85
3/2 Thu MCB Student WIP Richard Pomerantz (McAllister) Committee: Lewis, Tiedge, Feuerman, Chirico 4:00pm EB LH1B
3/8 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Lisa M. Salati Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV Inhibition of Insulin Signaling by Fatty Acids – Role in Regulation of Gene Expression 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/8 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Susan Schwartz-Giblin) Margaret McCarthy Professor, Department of Physiology and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine Prostaglandins and Glutamate Establish Sex Differences in the Brain 12noon EB LH1A
3/9 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Stacy Blain) Martha J. Grossel George & Carol Milne Associate Professor of Biology, Connecticut College A Novel Role for cdk6 in Differentiation 12noon BSB 3-5
3/9 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenter: André Fenton Research Invoving Animals 2:00pm BSB 7-85
3/9 Thu MCB Student WIP Irena Manukyan (Siddiqui) Committee: Greg Gick, Maja Nowakowski, Richard Feinman, Rajendra Wadgaonkar, Stanley Fisher 4:00pm EB LH1B
3/10 Fri Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club James Tobin Senior Director, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA Beyond Thiazolidinediones: Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitizers 11:45am BSB 3-5
3/10 Fri Thesis Proposal Michael Dattilo Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Keith Williams Regulation of TRPC5 Channels by Intracellular ATP and Polyamines 1:00pm BSB 5-5
3/10 Fri Thesis Defense Mohammad Reza Hojjati Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Xian-Cheng Jiang The effect of serine palmitoyltransferase on sphingolipid metabolism and atherosclerosis 3:00pm EB LH1B
3/14 Tue Thesis Proposal Daisy Lin Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Henri Tiedge Towards a Molecular Mechanism of Dendritic BC1 RNA in Translational Control 2:00pm BSB 6-5
3/15 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Andrea Bibbig) Sue Savage-Rumbaugh Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia State University Rethinking the Learned/Innate Dichotomy:  What Bonobo Pan/Homo Culture has to Offer 4:00pm EB LH1A
3/16 Thu MCB Student WIP Domenico Viterbo (Zenilman) Committee: Allen Norin, Christopher Lange, Michael Wagner, Julie Rushbrook, M.A.Q. Siddiqui 4:00pm EB LH1B
3/17 Fri Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Virinder Parmar Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi Biocatalytic Routes for the Generation of Novel Materials for Pharmaceutical Interest 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/21 Tue Thesis Proposal Lei Li Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of John K. Chapin Motor Cortical Ensemble Adaptation Shaped by Operant Conditioning 4:00pm BSB 5-5
3/22 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Aleem Siddiqui Professor, Department of Medicine, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego Hepatitis C Virus Induces an Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response and Oxidative Stres 11:45am BSB 2-5
3/22 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Sheryl Smith) Scott Thompson University of Maryland Changing your mind: pre and post synaptic plasticity after injury. 12noon EB LH1A
3/23 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Tatyana Pestova, Christopher Hellen) Karin M. Reinisch Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine To be announced 12noon BSB 3-5
3/23 Thu Ethics and Responsibility in Research Presenter: Stacy Blain Human Research Participants 2:00pm BSB 7-85
3/23 Thu MCB Student WIP Gang "Eric" Wang (Gick) Committee: Ed Quadros, John Lewis, Xian-Cheng Jiang, Miriam Feuerman 4:00pm EB LH1B
3/29 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Hosts: Christopher Hellen & Mahmood Hussain) David Ron Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, Skirball Institite, NYU School of Medicine Translational Control in the Unfolded Protein Response 12noon HSEB 1A
3/30 Thu Thesis Proposal Kezhi Dai Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of M. Mahmood Hussain Differentiation-dependent induction of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein promotes apolipoprotein B-secretion from intestinal epithelia 2:00pm BSB 2-5
APRIL 2006
4/6 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Maureen McLeod) Alan Gintzler Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Program Director, Women’s Health Research Training Grant (BIRCWH), SUNY, Downstate Medical Center Alteration of Signaling Molecules and their Associations During Opioid Tolerance: Emergence of New Signaling Strategies 12noon BSB 3-5
4/6 Thu MCB Student WIP Jennifer Winkler (Teitelman), Marine Grigoryan (Tiedge), Eddy Karnabi (Boutjdir) Committee: Sybill Patan, Mohamed Boutjdir, Fredric Volkert, Peter Bergold, Xian-Cheng Jiang 4:00pm EB LH1B
4/7 Fri Annual Research Day abstracts and applications due. 5:00pm BSB 3-114a
4/12 Wed Thesis Defense Fatma Betul Guloglu Laboratory of Christopher Roman, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Regulation of early B cell development by immunoglobulin and surrogate light chain structure 11am BSB 3-5
4/12 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Shailesh Patel Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Rare Genetic Disorders and Insights Into Dietary Sterol Trafficking 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/12 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Ivan Bodis-Wollner) David J. Brooks Hartnett Professor of Neurology, MRC Clinical Science Center, Imperial College School of Medicine, UK, John Whitaker Visiting Professor in Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center The role of dopamine in health and disease. 12noon EB LH1A
4/13 Thu MCB Student WIP Brendan Smith (Roman) Committee: Maureen McLeod, Miriam Feuerman, Helen Durkin, Olcay Batuman 4:00pm EB LH1B
4/13 Thu Passover begins at sundown
4/20 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Maureen McLeod) Stacy Blain Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center p27Kip1 and Cyclin D-cdk4: To inhibit or not to inhibit 12noon BSB 3-5
4/20 Thu MCB Student WIP Jorge Espinoza-Derout (Siddiqui/Chaquor), Arpita Ray (Blain) Committee: Alfred Stracher, Tatyana Pestova, Jonathan Marmur, Edward Quadros, Sheryl Smith 4:00pm EB LH1B
4/20 Thu Passover ends
4/21 Fri Thesis Defense Chongmin Huan Laboratory of Dr. Christopher Roman, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology TFE3 and TFEB are E-cadherin and CD40 ligand transcription activators 11:00am BSB 3-5
4/24 Mon Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Jahangir Iqbal Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Role of IRE1beta in Chylomicron Secretion 11:45am BSB 2-5
4/24 Mon Thesis Defense Richard Pomerantz Laboratory of Dr. William T. McAllister, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology Studies of Transcription Fidelity by T7 RNA Polymerase, and the Potential Applications of T7 RNA Polymerase as a Molecular Motor 2:00pm BSB 3-5
4/26 Wed Annual Research Day 2006 10:00 am to 6:00 pm BSB LH1, HSEB Atrium and Alumni Auditorium
4/26 Wed Annual Research Day 2006 - Keynote Address David R. Colman Director, Montreal Neurological Institute and Alumnus, School of Graduate Studies A tale of two stickies...Adhesion at the synapse and in myelin. 4:00pm HSEB  Alumni Auditorium
4/26 Wed Annual Research Day Dinner Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant 6:30pm 2337 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
4/27 Thu Thesis Defense Codrin Nemes Laboratory of Barry Wershil, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology An alternative pathway of mast cell activation in gastrointestinal inflammation 4:00pm BSB 3-5
4/27 Thu Life after SGS: Alumni and Their Career Paths 1:00pm HSEB 1A
4/27 Thu 40th Anniversary and Alumni Reunion Banquet Brooklyn Botanical Gardens' Palm House 6:30pm 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn
MAY 2006
5/4 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Camilo Parada) Joanna Wysocka Laboratory of Chromatin Biology, Rockefeller University Reading and Writing an Epigenetic Mark Associated with Gene Activation: Coupling of the Covalent and Non-Covalent Chromatin Modification Mechanisms 12noon BSB 3-5
5/4 Thu MCB Student WIP Sarah Nataraj (Blain), Annelisa Cossu (Hussain), Raul Vilca (Siddiqui) Committee: Randall Barbour, Ira Kass, Elizabeth Kornecki, Todd Sacktor, Alfred Stracher 4:00pm EB LH1B
5/9 Tue Thesis Defense Xianping Zhou Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Sheryl S. Smith Control of GABAA Receptor a4 Subunit Expression In a Human Neuroblastoma Cell Line 3:00pm BSB 5-5
5/11 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Christopher Roman) Ming Zhang Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center
Innate Immunity Mediated Inflammatory Response in Ischemic Diseases 12noon BSB 3-5
5/11 Thu MCB Student WIP Kezhi Dai (Hussain) Committee: Steve Carlton, Foroozan Mokhtarian, Michael Zenilman, Camilo Parada, Sheryl Smith 4:00pm EB LH1B
5/16 Tue Thesis Proposal Yin-Yao Lin Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of Michael Zenilman Pancreatitis Associated Proteins and Acute Pancreatitis 10:00am BSB 3-5
5/17 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Ernst J. Schaefer Distinguished University Professor and Senior Scientist, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Lipid Metabolism Laboratories, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Increasing High Density Lipoproteins – The Next Frontier in Heart Disease Prevention – What the Zebra Taught US About the Horse 11:45am BSB 2-5
5/17 Wed Neural and Behavioral Science Seminar Series (Host: Sheryl Smith) Sheryl G. Beck Division of Stress Neurobiology, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Microcircuitry of the raphe and its regulation by stress 12noon EB LH1A
5/18 Thu Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (Host: Maureen McLeod) M.A.Q. Siddiqui Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center
Signaling Mechanism and Transcription Adaptation in Cardiovascular Disease 12noon BSB 3-5
5/23 Tue International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Seminar Carlo Ciatto Research Scientist, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Recent Advances in Cadherin Structures: Insights into Function and Specificity 12:30pm EB 1A
5/24 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Christopher Roman) Alessandra B. Pernis Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Role of IBP, a Novel Regulator of Rho GTPase, in Immune Function and Dysfunction 12noon EB 1A
5/25 Thu Commencement 2006 3:30pm Carnegie Hall
5/29 Mon Memorial Day Holiday
JUNE 2006
6/1 Thu International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Seminar Mahender Singh Researcher
Jefferson Medical College
Foreign Gene Expression Using Viral Vectors 1:00pm BSB 6-5
6/2 Fri Thesis Defense Paul Rava Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Laboratory of M. Mahmood Hussain The Evolution of Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein and its Role During the Assembly of PaoB-lipoproteins 10:00am BSB 2-5
6/7 Wed Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series (Host: Stacy Blain) Jeffrey W. Pollard Associate Director, Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Tumor-Educated Macrophages Promote Tumor Progression and Metastasis 12noon EB 1A
6/8 Thu Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club Stephanie K. Dougan Division of Medical Sciences, Immunology Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Immune Function Regulation by Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein 11:45am BSB 2-5
6/8 Thu MCB Student WIP Melissa James (Blain), Tiruneh Hailemariam (Jiang) Committee: Robert Carty, Gladys Teitelman, Stanley Friedman, Greg Gick, Ellen Hsu 4:00pm EB LH1B
6/9 Fri Graduate School Semester Ends
6/14 Wed Thesis Defense Ruijie Liu Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Xiang-Chen Jiang The role of phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) in lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. 3:00pm BSB 2-5
6/15 Thu MCB Student WIP Heng Liu (Wadgaonkar), Aarti Kuver (Parada), Yingpu Yu (Hellen) Committee: Alan Gintzler, Eva Cramer, Mohamed Boutjdir, Mahmood Hussain, Frank Scalia 4:00pm EB LH1B
6/21 Wed Thesis Defense Getaw Worku Hassen Program in Neural and Behavioral Science, Laboratory of Foroozan Mokhtarian The Role of a Novel Calpain Inhibitor for the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EA 3:00pm BSB 7-5
6/22 Thu MCB Student WIP Wenxia Jiang (Quadros), Jing Liu (Jiang) Committee: Donald Mills, Richard Kream, Christopher Hellen, Randall Barbour, Robert Carty 4:00pm EB LH1B
6/28 Wed Downstate Lipid and Vascular Biology Club H. N. Krishna Murthy Research Associate Professor, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, University of Alabama, Birmingham Functional Insights From Crystal Structure of Lipid-free Apolipoprotein A-I 11:45am BSB 2-5
JULY 2006
7/6 Thu MCB Student WIP Yin-Yao Lin (Zenilman) Committee: Elizabeth Kornecki, Paulette Bernd, Fredric Volkert, Tatyana Pestova, Allen Norin 4:00pm  
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