Seminars and Presentations

2017-2018 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
April 10, 2017
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Adam Wilson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine
Rush University

“A 50 Year Meta-analysis of Anatomy Laboratory Pedagogies”
April 24, 2017
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Lynda Faye Bonewald, PhD
Director
Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis IN

“The Effects of Voluntary Exercise on the Aging Osteocyte”
June 6, 2017
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

Eben Alsberg, PhD
Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Executive Committee of the School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH

“Modular Inductive High-Density Cell Culture Systems for Engineering Complex Tissues”
September 25, 2017
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Jan K. Kitajewski, PhD
Professor and Head
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago IL
Host: Michael Fill, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Notch Functions in Angiogenesis by Diverse Mechanisms”
 
Please Note Room Change:
Physiology & Biophysics Conference Room 1201 Jelke
September 28, 2017
Thursday, 3-4 p.m.
Robin Queen, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
“From Limping to Leaping: Using Gait Mechanics to Define Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Success”
October 9, 2017
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Joseph Wallace, PhD
Associate Professor
Bone Biology and Mechanics Lab
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Indianapolis IN
“Collagen’s Role in Bone Mechanical Integrity and Fracture Resistance”
October 27, 2017
Friday, 3-4 p.m.
David J. Shapiro, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana IL
Host: Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Targeting Breast and Ovarian Cancer Through ER-mediated Hyperactivation of the UPR”
November 6, 2017
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Kenneth Kozloff, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI
“Changing the Balance in Bone Therapeutics: Can We Be Unbreakable?”
November 21, 2017
Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.
Yejia Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
“Intervertebral disc degeneration and regeneration”
December 15, 2017
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Sharon Stack, PhD
Professor and Director
Harper Cancer Research Institute
University of Notre Dame
Host: Ryan Ross, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Regulation of Ovarian Cancer Metastasis”
January 26, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Stephen J. Kron, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Chicago
Host: Ryan Ross, PhD

Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Zombie Apocalypse: Accelerated Cell Senescence in Cancer Therapy”

Please Note Room Change:
Armour Academic Facility, ACC971

January 29, 2018
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Eric A. Sobie, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Programmatic Developement
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Host: Lothar Blatter, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Understanding the Consequences of Heterogeneity in Cardiac Ion Channels and Calcium Handling Proteins”
 
Please Note Room Change:
Physiology & Biophysics Conference Room 1201 Jelke
January 29, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Krishan Kumar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University

“Targeting Hyaluronan in Pancreatic Cancer with BET Inhibitors”
March 5, 2018
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Alfred L. George Jr., MD
Magerstadt Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL
Host: Xun Ai, PhD

Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Discovery and Investigation of Calmodulinopathy”

Please Note Room Change:
Physiology & Biophysics Conference Room 1201 Jelke

March 26, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Ling Qin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

“Novel Mechanisms Underlying Cartilage Degeneration and Subchondral Bone Sclerosis in Osteoarthritis”
April 2, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Stephanie Watkins, PhD
Surgical Research
Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Oncology Institute Education
Loyola University Chicago

“Estrogen Regulates T Cell Subsets and Metabolism in Anti-tumor Immune Responses”
April 16, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Alexander Robling, PhD
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University

“The Search for Anabolic Mechanisms in Bone Metabolism”
April 20, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Richard B. Silverman, PhD
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Host: Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“CPP-115 and Related Analogues: Novel GABA and Ornithine Aminotransferase Inactivators and Potential New Treatments for Epilepsy, Addiction, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma”
April 30, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
James Kerns, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
“The Hand, the Brain, and Beyond: How Everything Depends upon these Connections?”
May 7, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Hani Haider, PhD
Professor, Director of the Orthopaedic Technology Research Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center

“History of Navigation and Robotics and the Trend towards Smart Tools in Arthroplasty”

May 14, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Hannah Lundberg, PhD
Robin Pourzal, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
“A Model of Fretting and Corrosion Processes in Hip Joints”
May 31, 2018
Thursday, 2-3 p.m.
Mary B. Goldring, PhD
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College & Weill Cornell
Graduate School of Medical Sciences, HSS Research Institute
New York, NY
“The elusive search for a target in osteoarthritis therapy: Lessons from in vitro and in vivo models”
June 4, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Anusha Ratneswaran, BSc. Honours, CK, PhD
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
“Modelling Osteoarthritis in Mice: The Role of PPARdelta”
June 14, 2018
Thursday, 9-10 a.m.

Takeshi Shimamura, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Loyola University

“The Roles of GPCRs in EGFR Inhibitor Resistance in Lung Cancer”

Please Note Room Change:
Janet Wolter Conference Room, Rush University Cancer Center, Room 1010B POB

June 18, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Frank Ko, PhD
Instructor
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
“The Effects of Phosphate Restriction on Bone and Bone Marrow”
July 23, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Prof. Martin J. Stoddart, PhD, FRSB
Principal Scientist, Musculoskeletal Regeneration
AO Research Institute Davos
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Switzerland
“TBA”
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