2020-2021 Schedule

2020-2021 academic year seminars and presentations schedule

The joint seminar series and departmental presentations are held in Auditorium 160 Cohn Research Building (1735 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612), unless noted otherwise.

Day and Time Speaker Title of Talk
October 19, 2020
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Sasha Shafikhani, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy, Rush Medical College

“Discovery of Novel Components of NLRC4 Inflammasome Through Pseudomonas aeruginosa Exotoxin T (ExoT)”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

October 26, 2020
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department Head of Oral Biology
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Macrophage Exosomes: Paracrine Effectors of Bone Healing”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

December 7, 2020
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Louis G. Mercuri, DDS, MS
Clinical Consultant TMJ Concepts
Ventura, CA
Visiting Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Adjunct Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

“Alloplastic TMJ Replacement - Clinical and Research Update”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

January 11, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Steven Mell, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

“Computational techniques to study the effect of component alignment on TKR wear”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

January 25, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Eva Liu, MD
Assistant Professor
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

“Molecular basis of complications of X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

February 1, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Glen Niebur, PhD
Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

“Numerical and Experimental assessment of Mechanbiological Factors in Osseointegration”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

February 8, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Jennifer J. Westendorf, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic

“Phlpp phosphates: Novel therapeutic targets for degenerative joint disease”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

February 22, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
John Hamilton, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

“Therapeutic Assessment of an Immunomodulator Based Approach to Control Periprosthetic Joint Infection”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

March 8, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
W. Mark Erwin, DC, PhD
Assistant Professor
Divisions of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Toronto

“Biological Therapy for the Degenerative Disc:  Biochemical, Molecular and Proteomic Lessons from Mother Nature”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

March 15, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Jun Li, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

“Protective Effect of Metformin in Osteoarthritis Development and Beyond”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

April 12, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases
Musculoskeletal Research Center
Washington University School of Medicine

“Neural connections to the skeleton: from brain to bone”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

April 26, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

“Long Term Comorbidities in HIV: The Burden and The Biology”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

May 17, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Stuart R. Stock, PhD
Research Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Northwestern Medicine

“Structures in the Mineralized Cartilage of Shark Vertebrae”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

June 7, 2021
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

David Mayerich, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston

“Multi-Modal Histology: Combining Structural and Molecular Imaging for Comprehensive Disease Phenotyping”

Virtual JOINT Seminar Series

To be added to our seminar/presentation email list, please email Rita Eaddy or call (312) 942-8589.

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