Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics presents:
Yoseph Barash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
“Computational modeling of alternative splicing – applications for
the study of gene regulation and disease”
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 4:00 PM
Tamkin Lecture Hall, F-114
Dr. Barash flyer
Sumit Chanda, PhD
Sanford-Burnham Institute for Biomedical Research
Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Program
Systems-based Analyses of Host Pathogen Interactions
Hosted by: Irene Pedersen, PhD
“Therapeutic targeting of hypoxia response pathways”
Presented by Volker Haase, M.D.
Department of Medicine & Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Olga Razorenova
“Vaccines in the 21st Century: Overcoming Viruses and Misinformation”
Monday, May 14, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Gross Hall Conference Center
Featuring TWiV Podcast hosted by: Vincent Racaniello, PhD & Rich Condit, PhD
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
Member, Department of Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Why Doesn’t My Flu Shot Work? The Ins and Outs of Vaccines”
Douglas S. Diekema MD, MPH
Public Health, University of Washington
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“School Vaccination Requirements and Exemptions: Past, Present, and Future”
Andrew Noymer, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Health
Member, Center for Virus Research
University of California Irvine
“Reducing Mortality Through Vaccination: Measles in the US and Worldwide”
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The UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences
Allergan Lecture Series in Modern Biology
Rebuilding Our Joints —
Translating Discoveries in Biology and Engineering
Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
7:00 p.m. Lecture
Reception to follow at 8:00 p.m.
This presentation will cover three areas: Articular cartilage healing, technology translation, and personal experiences in technology commercialization. Articular cartilage is soft tissue that covers the ends of long bones. A component of our joints, it is pivotal for motion and overall function. Due to its unique composition, it cannot heal by itself and often progresses to osteoarthritis following injury. Prof. Athanasiou will describe his group’s efforts helping joint cartilages, such as the knee meniscus, repair themselves via tissue engineering approaches using various stem cell sources. He will present examples and results to illustrate a specific pathway of commercializing academe-based research. Last, he will talk about his lessons learned in the commercialization process.
The event is open to the public and UCI campus community.
Parking is free in the Beckman Center parking lot; no permit required.
For directions to the Beckman Center, please click here.
Britt Koskella, PhD
Department of Integrative Biology
Examining the Role of Lytic Bacteriophages in the Microbiome
Hosted by: Katrine Whiteson, PhD
NIH Virology Training Grant Symposium
Center for Virus Research
William Hu (Sandri-Goldin Lab) – TBA
Margaret Lugin (Kwon Lab) – TBA
Joshua Smith (Weiss Lab) – TBA
Wendy Ullmer (Semler Lab) – TBA
More details can be found here: www.commencement.uci.edu