Seminar Series

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Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series

The seminars will be held at 4PM ET, unless otherwise specified.

2022-2023 Schedule

September 8, 2022 view the recording (new window)
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: “Stem Cells & Genomics for Precision Medicine”
Abstract (new window)

September 15, 2022 view the recording (new window)
Eduardo Chini, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Mayo Clinic
&
Claudia Chini, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Mayo Clinic
Title: “In good times and bad, in sickness and health: our journey into the biology of NAD”
Abstract (new window)

September 29, 2022 via Zoom (new window)
Zhenan Bao, PhD
K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy
Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
Department Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
Director, Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR)
Stanford University
Title: “Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics”
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October, 6, 2022 at 3PM view the recording (please note the recording will only be available until 11/5/2022)
Daniel Drucker, MD
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Title: “Current and future prospects for incretin-based therapies”
Abstract (new window)

November 10, 2022 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom (new window)
Ebru Erbay, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Altos Labs, Bay Area Institute of Science
Title: “Organelle Stress in Cardiometabolic Disease”
Abstract (new window)

November 17, 2022 – joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series seminar via Zoom (new window)
Stephen Lockett, PhD
Director, Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Title: “Understanding Immune Suppression and Invasion in Tumors”
Abstract (new window)

December 8, 2022 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom (new window)
Lijie Grace Zhang, PhD
Professor and SEAS Associate Dean for Research
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Primary)
Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine
School of Engineering and Applied Science
The George Washington University
Title: “Integrating 3D/4D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology for Complex Tissue Regeneration”
Abstract

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Michael Lisanti, MD, PhD
Chair in Translational Medicine
School of Science, Engineering and Environment
University of Salford, Manchester

January 19, 2023
Ryuji Morizane, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nephrology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

January 26, 2023
Ben Afzali, MD, PhD
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Immunoregulation Section
Kidney Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH
&
Claudia Kemper, PhD
Senior Investigator, Immunology Center
Chief, Complement and Inflammation Research Section
DIR, NHLBI, NIH

February 2, 2023
Jay Horton, MD
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes
Scott Grundy’s Director Chair
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
Director of the Center for Human Nutrition
UT Southwestern Medical Center

February 16, 2023
Ezra Burstein, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine & Molecular Biology
Berta M. and Cecil O. Patterson Chair in Gastroenterology
Chief, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 9, 2023 at 2PM via Zoom
Robert Star, MD
Director: Division of Kidney, Urologic, & Hematologic Diseases
Section Chief: Renal Diagnostics and Therapeutics Unit, Kidney Diseases Branch
NIDDK, NIH

March 16, 2023
Jennifer Pluznick, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

March 30, 2023
Zoltan Arany, MD, PhD
Director, Cardiometabolic Program, Cardiovascular Institute and Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Samuel Bellet Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania

April 27, 2023
Jennifer Richer, PhD
Professor of Pathology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

May 4, 2023 joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series seminar
Dhirendra Simanshu, PhD
Principal Scientist, Team Lead – RAS Structural Biology
NCI RAS Initiative
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

2021-2022 Schedule

September 9, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Paul Roepe, PhD
Dept. of Chemistry and
Dept. of Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular Biology
Georgetown University

Title: “The Biochemistry of Antimalarial Drug Resistance”

September 30, 2021 via Zoom (new window)cosponsored by the Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series

Enrico Gratton, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics

Title: “Single cell physiological characterization in living tissue. Determination of cell fate”
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October 7, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Dorian McGavern, PhD
Senior Investigator
Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section
NINDS, NIH

Title: “How Infections Influence Repair in the Damaged Brain”
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October 14, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Senior Investigator, NIDCR, NIH

Title: “How Ira’s Protein led me down a Sugar-Coated Path”
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October 21, 2021Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series cosponsored by the Dean’s Seminar Series (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Mary Carrington, Ph.D.
Director, Basic Science Program
Frederick National Laboratory

Title: “Immunogentic variation: The benefits of a protective variant against one disease can increase the risk of another”
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October 28, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Vilhelm Bohr, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on DNA Repair
National Institute on Aging, NIH

Title: “DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and aging”
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November 11, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Michael Lauer, MD
NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research

Title: “Extramural Research in the Era of COVID-19″
Abstract (new window)

November 17, 2021 via Zoom (new window):

Mark O’Connor, PhD
Chief Scientist, Early Oncology Discovery
AstraZeneca

Title: “Targeting the DNA Damage Response to generate new treatments for cancer patients”
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November 18, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH
Professor
Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security
Georgetown University

Title: “Building the evidence base for global health security policy”
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):

Stephen Byers, PhD
Professor, Oncology
Director for Shared Resources
Georgetown University

Title: “Reprogramming fibroblasts in fibrosis and carcinoma; common process, common therapy?”
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December 9, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):

Barbara Rehermann, MD
Chief, Immunology Section
Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK
National Institutes of Health

Title: “Natural versus Laboratory World: Wild Mouse Microbiota in Preclinical Models of Inflammation and Metabolism”
Abstract (new window)

December 16, 2021 via Zoom (new window):

Michelle Digman, PhD
Associate Professor
Co-Equity Advisor for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering
BME Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California Irvine

Title: “Metabolic imaging using the phasor approach to FLIM and tracking phenotypic change of mitochondria in cancer cells with Mitometer”
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January 6, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):

John Cijiang He, MD, PhD
Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Mount Sinai Health System

Title: “Development of New Therapies for Diabetic Kidney Disease”
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January 13, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):
Cosponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Patricia Heberer Rice, PhD
Senior Historian and Director of the Senior Historian’s Office
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Title: “How Healers Became Killers: German Physicians and the Nazi ‘Euthanasia’ Program”
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Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10AM ET via Zoom (new window):

Stella Alimperti, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
American Dental Association Science and Research Institute
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Title: “Organ-on-a-chip and 3D printing: Emerging paradigms in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine”
Abstract (new window)

January 20, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Peter Kolkhof, PhD
Principal Scientist
Bayer
&
Amer Joseph, MBBS
Bayer

Topic: A two part seminar on the basic science and clinical applications of mineralocorticoid receptors and antagonists.
Additional information (new window)

January 27, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):
Co-sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging and the Center for Fibrosis Research and Treatment

Judith Campisi, PhD
Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Title: “Cellular senescence: Quo vadis?”
Abstract (new window)

February 3, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar (new window)):
Co-sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging and the Center for Fibrosis Research and Treatment

Haim Cohen, PhD
Faculty of Life Sciences and the Sagol Healthy Longevity Center
Bar Ilan University

Title: “Maintaining healthy longevity by SIRT6”
Abstract (new window)

February 10, 2022 via Zoom (new window):
Co-sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging and the Center for Metabolomic Studies

Eric Verdin, MD
CEO and President
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Title: “NAD Metabolism and Aging”

March 10, 2022

M. Celeste Simon, PhD
Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Associate Director-Shared Resources, Abramson Cancer Center
Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Jonathan Schneck, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Oncology
Johns Hopkins Translational Immunology, JH-TIE, Director
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

Title: “Engineering artificial Antigen Presenting Cells, aAPC, for cancer immunotherapy: From bench to bedside”
Abstract (new window)

March 24, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Mariana Kaplan, MD
Senior Investigator
Chief, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch
Deputy Scientific Director, NIAMS, NIH

Title: “Neutrophils in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases”
Abstract (new window)

March 31, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Kristi Anseth, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Tisone Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Faculty Director of the BioFrontier Institute
University of Colorado at Boulder

Title: “Biomaterials as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices: Designer Materials for Tissue Regeneration”
Abstract (new window)

April 14, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Meng Wang, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor & Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine

Title: “Metabolic Signals in Longevity Regulation”
Abstract (new window)

Seminar for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 4PM (view the recording of the seminar (new window))
Gerard Leval
Pro Bono General Counsel of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Title: “The Complicity of Professionals in the Holocaust”
Abstract (new window)

April 28, 2022 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom (new window):

David Mangelsdorf, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Alfred G. Gilman Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology
Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Molecular Neuropharmacology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Title: “FGF21 and Alcohol: Eat and Drink, But Don’t Get Too Merry”
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Monday, May 2, 2022 at 4PM (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD
Head, Experimental Pathology Laboratory
Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Title: “The Intersection of the Role of Pathology In the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Abstract (new window)

May 5, 2022 via Zoom (new window):

Zhijian ‘James’ Chen, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
George MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center for Inflammation Research
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Title: “Igniting an immune response with cGAS”

May 12, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar (new window))

T. Jake Liang, MD
Distinguished Investigator
NIDDK, NIH

June 2, 2022 (via Zoom (new window))

Aviv Regev, PhD
Head of Research and Early Development, Genentech

Title: “Cell atlases as roadmaps to understand and treat disease”
Abstract (new window)

June 9, 2022 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom (new window):
Terry Watnick, MD
Joan B. and John H. Sadler, MD Professor of Nephrology
University of Maryland
&
Gregory Germino, MD
Deputy Director
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

June 21, 2022 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom (new window):
Co-sponsored by the Center for Fibrosis Research

Catherine Kuo, PhD
Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore
Title: “Therapeutic Strategies to Restore Connective Tissue Matrix Structure and Function”
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June 23, 2022 (view the recording of the seminar)

Mary Klotman, MD
Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
R. J. Reynolds Professor
Duke University
&
Paul Klotman, MD
President & CEO
Executive Dean
Baylor College of Medicine

March 12, 2020 – CANCELLED

“Multiscale Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution” – Hari Shroff, PhD, NIBIB

March 19, 2020 – CANCELLED

“The Vitamin K Synthetic Enzyme Moonlights as Regulator of HMG CoA Reductase Degradation and Cholesterol Synthesis” – Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 26, 2020 – CANCELLED

“The gut liver axis and anti-tumor immunity in the liver” – Tim Greten, MD, NCI

April 2, 2020 – CANCELLED

Title: TBD – Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute

April 30, 2020CANCELLED

“Burn it up—Temperature and Obesity Physiology and Treatment” – Marc Reitman, NIH

May 7, 2020 – CANCELLED

Title: TBD – Rafael deCabo, NIH

May 21, 2020 – CANCELLED

“FGF21 and Nutrient Stress: Eat and Drink, but Don’t Get Too Merry” – David Mangelsdorf, HHMI & UT Southwestern Medical Center

June 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

“Igniting Immune Response with cGAS” – Zhijian ‘James’ Chen, HHMI & UT Southwestern Medical Center


May 20, 2020 at 1:00PM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Michael Lauer, M.D., NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research – 1) The status of NIH funding during and after COVID-19 and 2) Consequences of foreign influence.

July 29, 2020 at 11:00AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Joseph Beechem, PhD
Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President, Research & Development
NanoString Technologies

September 3rd (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Hari Shroff, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

September 10th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD
Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

September 17th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Hannah Valantine, MD
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
NIH

September 24th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Charles Brenner, PhD
Alfred E Mann Chair
Dept of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism
City of Hope National Medical Center

October 1st (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Rebecca Haeusler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University Medical Center

October 29th:

John Carethers, MD
C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor
John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, Human Genetics
University of Michigan

November 5th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Nobel Prize 2014

November 12th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP
Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIH

November 19th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine
Touchstone Diabetes Center
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

December 3rd via Zoom (new window):

Kandice Tanner, PhD
Laboratory for Cell Biology
NCI, NIH

December 10th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona Tucson

December 17th at 11:00 AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Prof. Eran Elinav
Department of Immunology
Weizmann Institute of Science

January 7th (via Zoom (new window)):

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FRS FMedSci
Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge
Co-Director, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge,
Scientific Director, Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Hon. Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

January 14th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Mary Klotman, MD
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University

January 21st (via Zoom (new window)):

Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Health

January 28th (via Zoom (new window)):

Helen H. Hobbs, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

February 11th (via Zoom (new window)):

Michaela U. Gack, Ph.D.  
The Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair 
Scientific Director, Florida Research & Innovation Center
Cleveland Clinic Florida 

February 25th at 10 AM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Leonard Freedman, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

February 25th at 2:30 PM ET (via Zoom (new window)):

Marc Reitman, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator and Chief
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, NIH

March 1st (via Zoom (new window)):

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus

March 4th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Thomas Sudhof, MD
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Stanford Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nobel Prize 2013

March 11th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Gökhan Hotamisligil, MD, PhD
James S. Simmons Professor, Department of Molecular Metabolism
Director of the Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

March 18th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Trevor Archer, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH

March 24th at 2 PM ET (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

T.E. Schlesinger
Benjamin T. Rome Dean
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

March 25th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):

Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

April 8th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health

April 15th (view the recording of the presentation here (new window))

Clyde Yancy, MD
Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

April 22nd (via Zoom (new window)):
Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Professor, Developmental and Molecular Biology
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Research
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

May 6th:

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD (via Zoom (new window))
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
Professor of Internal Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa Health Care

May 10th at 3:30 PM (via Zoom (new window)): (seminar will be recorded)
Norman Sharpless, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute
NIH

May 13th (via Zoom (new window)): (seminar will be recorded)

Tim F. Greten, MD
Deputy Branch Chief & Senior Investigator
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch
Co-Director NCI CCR Liver Cancer Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH

June 3rd (via Zoom (new window)):

Gary Gibbons, MD
Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NIH

June 10th (via Zoom (new window)):

Heather Clark, PhD
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry
Northeastern University

June 17th (via Zoom (new window)):

Nancy Brown, MD
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine