2018 Schedule

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
January 26, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Stephen J. Kron, MD, PhD
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
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
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
“The Effects of Phosphate Restriction on Bone and Bone Marrow”
July 16, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Thomas Nagel, PhD
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research GmbH, Leipzig Germany
Adjunct Professor
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
“Extended Continuum Theories in Biomechanical Modelling: Aspects of Non-linear Material Behaviour and Surface Effects”
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
Mechanical Influences on Cells of the Musculoskeletal System
October 3, 2018
Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.
Rulang Jiang, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
“Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Tendon Development and Homeostasis”
October 4, 2018
Thursday, 10-11 a.m.
Thomas Levin Geiser Andersen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Cell Biology
Center Lillebaelt
Institute of Regional Health Research
The University of Southern Denmark

“Cellular Mechanism of Bone Loss – New Lessons from Intracortical Bone Remodeling”

October 29, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Alexandra Naba, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physiology and Biophysics
Associate Member UIC Cancer Center
College of Medicine at Chicago
University of Illinois
“The Matrisome Project: Development of Computational and Bioinformatic Approaches to Study the Extracellular Matrix in Development and Cancer”
November 12, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Stefan Lohmander, MD, PhD
Professor emeritus
Orthopedic Surgery at the Dept of Clinical Sciences
Lund University
Lund, Sweden
“It is good to be better but better to be good – 10 years of clinical, structural and biomarker data from an RCT of knee injury”
November 13, 2018
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bianca Brundel, PhD
Department of Physiology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Host: Xun Ai, PhD

Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
“Role of Proteostasis Derailment in Atrial Fibrillation: Novel Targets for Drug Therapy?”

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

November 19, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Deborah R. Winter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
“A Functional Genomics Approach to Precision-Based Medicine in Rheumatology”
December 3, 2018
Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Rick Sumner, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cell & Molecular Medicine
Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Markus Wimmer, PhD
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

“T32 (Post-Doctoral Training in Joint Health) and PI Club Updates”
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