Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series

This speaker series provides a forum for researchers from around the country to share their expertise with medical center faculty, staff and students.

2023-2024 Schedule

Seminars will be held at 4:00 p.m. ET unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 12pm
Prof. Karl Skorecki

May 9, 2024 at 5PM – MedDent SW107 and via Zoom
Michael Berenbaum, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies
American Jewish University
Title: “Sadly Why the Holocaust is of Such Enduring Relevance”
Cosponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

May 2, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Hari Shroff, PhD
Senior Group Leader
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus
Title: “Mapping embryonic development with microscopy”
Abstract

Joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series seminar
April 18, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Raj Chari, PhD
Director, Genome Modification Core laboratory
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Title: “Harnessing genome editing technologies to elucidate cancer biology”
Abstract

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11am in MedDent NE201C and via Zoom
M. Geoffrey Rosenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Title: “How the endocrine/paracrine system “Jumps the Minotaur” to regulate the enhancer activation network”

April 11, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Karen Fleming, PhD
Professor of Biophysics
Johns Hopkins University
Title: “Chaperones play hot potato with unfolded proteins in the periplasm”
Abstract

Monday, April 8, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Anthony Fauci, MD
Distinguished University Professor
Georgetown University
School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
McCourt School of Public Policy
Title: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Fauci
***All bags and personal belongings will be searched by the Georgetown University Police Department***
Doors will open at 3:45pm

March 21, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Anastasia Kralli, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: “Estrogen-Related Receptor signaling in brown adipose tissue: Mcrip2 and post-transcriptional regulation of oxidative metabolism”
Abstract

March 7, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Head, 4D Cellular Physiology
Senior Group Leader
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus
Title: “Looking under the hood of cells: from whole cell organelle reconstructions to single molecule dynamics to atomic reconstructions of macromolecules”
Abstract

February 22, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Deidra Crews, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Associate Director for Faculty Development, Division of Nephrology
Deputy Director, Center for Health Equity
Director, Doctoral Diversity Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
President, American Society of Nephrology
Title: “Centering the Margins to Achieve Kidney Health Equity”

February 15, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Alison Tebo, PhD
Group Leader
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus
Title: “Development of fluorescent tags and biosensors for imaging cellular biochemistry”
Abstract

February 8, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Meng Wang, PhD
Senior Group Leader
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus
Title: “Metabolic Regulation of Longevity across Biological Space”
Abstract

February 1, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Israel Gannot, PhD
Head of the Kodesz Institute for Technologies in Healthcare
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Title: “T0 to T4: From the diaries of a translational scientist.”
Abstract

January 25, 2024Viewing the recording of the seminar
for International Holocaust Remembrance Day cosponsored by the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics & The Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Location: New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Jonathan Moreno, PhD
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics
University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Absolutely Essential”: Bioethics and the Rules-Based International Order
Abstract

January 18, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Roslyn Mannon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Research, Division of Nephrology
Vice Chair, Research, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
&
Elinor Mannon, PhD
MD Candidate – MCG Class of 2024
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
Titles: “The Failing Kidney Allograft: Mechanisms and Management” & “Beyond being basic: Sodium bicarbonate’s effects on kidney function, blood pressure, and inflammation”
Abstracts

January 11, 2024 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom
Manu Platt, PhD
Distinguished Scholar and Senior Investigator, NIBIB
Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration (βETA)
Chief, Mechanics and Tissue Remodeling In Computational & Experimental Systems (MATRICES)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
Title: “Powers (and Problems) of Proteases in Tissue Destructive Diseases: a Bioengineer’s Perspective”

December 7, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
Theo Heller, MD
Chief, Translational Hepatology Section
Senior Investigator
NIDDK, NIH
Title: “Thinking about Liver Diseases”

Joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series seminar
November 30, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
Stephan Stern, PhD
Director of Research and Development
Section Head Pharmacology and Toxicology
Nanotechnology Characterization Lab
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Title: “Nanoparticle Delivery of Cancer Drugs”
Abstract

November 9, 2023 in Pre-Clinical Science LA4 and via Zoom 
Edward Van Keuren, PhD
Professor, Department of Physics
Georgetown University
Title: “Synthesis and applications of multicomponent nanoparticles”
Abstract

October 26, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
James Ntambi, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Steenbock Professor of Nutritional Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: “Hepatic Lipogenesis and Regulation of Systemic Metabolism”
Abstract

October 19, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
Kai Liu, PhD
Professor and McDevitt Chair in Physics
Georgetown University
Title: “Reusable Smart Masks using Nanoporous Metal Foams”
Abstract

October 12, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
Florian Wruck, PhD
Senior Application Scientist R&D, LUMICKS
Title: “Deciphering Cancer Biology Mechanisms with the C-Trap”
Abstract

October 5, 2023 in the PreClinical Building room LA2 and via Zoom
Kristine Glunde, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Oncology & Biological Chemistry
Director, Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS)
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: “Metabolic Reprogramming in Breast Cancer Metastasis”
Abstract

September 28, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom 
Zhiying Li, PhD
Director, Life Science and Technology, GemPharmatech LLC
Title: “Building the World’s Leading Resources of Genetically Engineered Mouse Models and Preclinical Services”
Abstract

May 11, 2023 via Zoom
Tomoko Steen, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Georgetown University
&
Colm O’Huigin, PhD
Head, Microbiome and Genetics Core
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Title: “Forecasting Health Research Potentials with Microbiomics”

May 4, 2023 Joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series seminar
New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Dhirendra Simanshu, PhD
Principal Scientist, Team Lead – RAS Structural Biology
NCI RAS Initiative
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
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
Title: “Role of Lipogenesis in Health and Disease”

April 27, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Jennifer Richer, PhD
Dean, Graduate School
Professor, Department of Pathology
Co-Leader, Tumor Host Interactions Program, University of Colorado Cancer Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: “Exploiting new vulnerabilities in breast cancer resistant to traditional endocrine therapy”

April 20, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Virginia Ferguson, PhD
Professor of Biomedical, Mechanics of Materials, Materials
University of Colorado

March 30, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Zoltan Arany, MD, PhD
Samuel Bellet Professor of Cardiology
Director of Cardiovascular Metabolism Program
Cardiovascular Institute and Institute Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism
Chair Cell Biology Physiology and Metabolism Graduate Program
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Human cardiac metabolism in health and disease”

March 23, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Joni Rutter, PhD
Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Title: “I’m not in Kansas Anymore: Moving NCATS into the Decade Ahead”

March 21, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Robert Star, MD
Director, Renal Diagnostics and Therapeutics Unit, Kidney Disease Branch (Intramural)
Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Disorders (Extramural)
NIDDK, NIH
Title: “Devising a strategy to treat sepsis and sepsis-associated acute kidney injury”
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March 16, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Jennifer Pluznick, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: “Sex Differences in Blood Pressure: An Unexpected Role for a Renal Olfactory Receptor”
Abstract (new window)

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

February 16, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Ezra Burstein, MD, PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine & Molecular Biology
Division Chief, Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: “Endosomal protein sorting and its regulation by the CCC and Retriever complexes”
Abstract

February 9, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Ilse Daehn, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. Medicine, Nephrology
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title: “Genetic Susceptibility to Diabetic Kidney Disease is linked to a promoter variant of XOR.”
Abstract

January 26, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Ben Afzali, MD, PhD
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Chief, Immunoregulation Section
Kidney Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH
&
Claudia Kemper, PhD
Senior Investigator, Immunology Center
Chief, Complement and Inflammation Research Section
DIR, NHLBI, NIH
Titles: “Unravelling complex biology using high throughput sequencing” & “New tricks for a very old dog: the complosome as orchestrator of normal cell physiology”
Abstracts

January 19, 2023 via Zoom
Ryuji Morizane, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Title: “Kidney organoids for disease models and therapeutic development”
Abstract

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in the New Research Building Auditorium & via Zoom
Michael Lisanti, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair, Translational Medicine, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Co-Founder, Lunella Biotech, Inc., Ottawa, Canada
Honorary Professor, University of Pisa, Italy
Editor-in-Chief, CELL CYCLE, a Taylor & Francis Journal, London/Oxford, UK
Title: “Mitochondrial ATP Production Fuels Metastasis: Implications for ATP Depletion Therapy”
Abstract

December 8, 2022 view the recording
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

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

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

October, 6, 2022 at 3PM
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

September 29, 2022 via Zoom
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”
Abstract

September 15, 2022 view the recording
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

September 8, 2022 view the recording
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

September 9, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar)
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”
Abstract

October 7, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar)
Dorian McGavern, PhD
Senior Investigator
Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section
NINDS, NIH
Title: “How Infections Influence Repair in the Damaged Brain”
Abstract (new window)

October 14, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar)
Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Senior Investigator, NIDCR, NIH
Title: “How Ira’s Protein led me down a Sugar-Coated Path”
Abstract (new window)

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”
Abstract

October 28, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar)
Vilhelm Bohr, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on DNA Repair
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Title: “DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and aging”
Abstract (new window)

November 11, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar)
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:
Mark O’Connor, PhD
Chief Scientist, Early Oncology Discovery
AstraZeneca
Title: “Targeting the DNA Damage Response to generate new treatments for cancer patients”
Abstract (new window)

November 18, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar):
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”
Abstract (new window)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar):
Stephen Byers, PhD
Professor, Oncology
Director for Shared Resources
Georgetown University
Title: “Reprogramming fibroblasts in fibrosis and carcinoma; common process, common therapy?”
Abstract (new window)

December 9, 2021 (view the recording of the seminar):
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”
Abstract (new window)

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”
Abstract (new window)

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”
Abstract (new window)

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”
Abstract (new window)

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”
Abstract (new window)

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

September 3, 2020 (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):
Hari Shroff, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

September 10 (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 17 (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):
Hannah Valantine, MD
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
NIH

September 24 (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 1 (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 29:
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 5 (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):
Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Nobel Prize 2014

November 12 (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 19 (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 3 via Zoom (new window):
Kandice Tanner, PhD
Laboratory for Cell Biology
NCI, NIH

December 10 (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 17 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 7 (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 14 (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 21 (via Zoom (new window)):
Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Health

January 28 (via Zoom (new window)):
Helen H. Hobbs, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

February 11 (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 25 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 25 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 1 (via Zoom (new window)):
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus

March 4 (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 11 (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 18 (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):
Trevor Archer, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH

March 24 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 25 (view the recording of the presentation here (new window)):
Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH

April 8 (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 15 (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 22 (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 6:
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 10 at 3:30 PM (via Zoom (new window)): (seminar will be recorded)
Norman Sharpless, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute
NIH

May 13 (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 3 (via Zoom (new window)):
Gary Gibbons, MD
Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NIH

June 10 (via Zoom (new window)):
Heather Clark, PhD
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry
Northeastern University

June 17 (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

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, 2020 – CANCELLED
“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