DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY

Pathology Conferences Archive

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2016-2017

September 12
David Cheresh, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
“Targeting KRAS Addiction, Cancer Stemness and Drug Resistance in Epithelial Tumors”

September 19
John Kim Choi, MD, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Regulation of B cell Proliferation by E2A/TCF3”

September 26
Victoria Stepanova, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Medical School
“Novel Functions of Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator (uPA) In the Nucleus”

October 3
Reuben Shaw, PhD
The Salk Institute
“The AMPK Pathway: Metabolic Rewiring Under Stress & Therapeutic Implications”

October 10
Donna Hansel, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
“mTOR Signaling in Bladder Cancer Progression”

October 17
David Natale, PhD
UCSD – Department of Reproductive Medicine
“Investigating Mechanisms Underlying Placenta Insufficiency In the Mouse”

October 24
Terry Hwa, PhD
UCSD – Department of Physics
“A Top-down Approach Towards Predictive Biology”

October 31
Nathan Lewis, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pediatrics
“Comprehensive Computational Models of Tumor-specific Metabolism: Capabilities, Considerations, Pitfalls, and Potential”

November 7
Dihu Yu, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Tackling Imposing Challenges in “'Cancer Moonshot'”

November 14
Pascal Gagneux, PhD
UCSD – Departments of Pathology
“Glycan Evolution and Infection – Patterns in the Glycan Jungle”

November 28
Kung-Liang Guan, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pharmacology
“The Hippo Pathway in Cell Growth, Tissue Homeostasis, and Cancer”

December 5
Karsten Zengler, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pediatrics
“Elucidating the Role of the Microbiome in Human Disease”

January 9
Kevin Shannon, MD
UC San Francisco – Department of Pediatrics
“Targeting Aberrant Ras Signaling in Cancer”

January 23
Wendy Frankel, MD
Ohio State University Department of Pathology
“Mismatch Repair Deficient Colorectal Carcinoma and Lynch Syndrome”

January 30
Rob Knight, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pediatrics
“The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

February 6
Ze’ve Ronai, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
“Linking the Microbiome and Immune Checkpoint by the Ubiquitin Ligase RNF5”

February 27
Mark Valasek, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
“Stomach Bugs and Jelly Bellies: Anatomic Pathology as a Foundation of Personalized Medicine”

March 6
Mark H. Kaplan, PhD
Indiana State University – Departments of Pediatrics, and Microbiology and Immunology
“Development and Function of Il-9-secreting T Cells”

March 13
Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP, MHCM, CPE
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate – Department of Pathology
“Advancing and Securing the Future of Pathology”

March 20
Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
“Disease-specific Molecular Markers in Blood Vessels: Target Molecules for Drug Delivery”

March 27
Isaac Pessah, PhD
UC, Davis – Department of Molecular Biosciences
“What’s Hot in Malignant Hyperthermia”

April 3
Wei Wang, PhD
UCSD - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UCSD - Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
“Genomics, epigenomics and precision medicine”

April 10
Gabriel Haddad, MD
UCSD – Department of Pediatrics
“Genetic Mechanisms of Human Adaptation at High Altitude: An Experiment in Nature”

April 17
Jeff Neul, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Neuroscience
“Rett Syndrome: Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Approaches to Treatment”

April 24
Alfredo Molinolo, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
"Rare Bone Disease: The FGF23 Story"

May 1
John Chang, MD
UCSD_ Department of Medicine
"Diversifying T Lymphocyte Fates during Adaptive Immunity Against Microbial Pathogens"

May 8
John Thorson, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
"Clinical Next Generation Sequencing – The Journey and the Experience"

May 15
Kun Zhang, PhD
UCSD – Department of Bioengineering
"Analysis of DNA Methylation Haplotypes in
Human Stem Cells and Cancer"

May 22
Peter Humphrey, MD, PhD
Yale University – Department of Pathology
"High-grade Prostate Cancer: Clinico-pathologic and Molecular Aspects"

June 5
Maricel Gozo, PhD
Cheresh Lab – Departments of Pathology
"Integrin β3, a Stress Response Gene Driving Stress Tolerance in Epithelial Cancer"
Francesca Soncin, PhD
Parast Lab – Department of Pathology
"Human Placental Development: What the Mouse Can (Not) Tell Us"

June 12
Richard Wong, MD
PGY-4 – Department of Pathology
"Type 2 Innate like Lymphocytes (ILC2) in a Patient with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome"
Stephen Searles
Bui Lab – Department of Pathology
"Cell-cell Fusion as a Mechanism of DNA Exchange in Cancer"

June 19
Zeljko Dvanajscak, MD
PGY-2 – Department of Pathology
"Thrombotic Microangiopathy and IgA- dominate Immune Complex-mediated Renal Injury Following Chemotherapy:
A Novel Association?"
Amritha Balakrishnan
Morris Lab – Department of Pathology
"Analysis of T Cell Responses in Chronic Graft versus Host Disease by Single Cell Sequencing"

June 26
Heike Kroeger, PhD
Lin Lab – Department of Pathology
"Small Molecule ATF6 Activators Differentiate hESCs/hiPSCs Into Vascular Endothelium"
David Carr, MD
PGY-2 – Department of Pathology
"Epidemiologic Evaluation of Biopsies Performed for Potential Gastrointestinal Graft-versus-host disease"

2015-2016

September 14
Tom Lane, M.D.
UCSD Pathology Emeritus
"Targeted Cellular Immunotherapy for AML: A Genomic Approach"

September 21
Mark Cookson, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging
"Pathways to Parkinsonism"

September 28
Henry Powell, M.D.
UCSD – Pathology
"Fabric, Form, Dyes and the Evolution of Histology"

October 5
Daniel Geschwind, M.D.
UCLA – Department of Neurology
"How Genetic and Genomic Studies Inform the Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder"

October 12
Susan S. Taylor, Ph.D.
UCSD – Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Dysfunctional PKA Drives Diverse Disease Phenotypes"

October 19
Laura Crotty Alexander, M.D.
UCSD - Veterans Administration San Diego
"E-cigarettes: a Road to Health and Happiness? Or a Road to a New Generation of Nicotine Addicts and Lung Disease"

October 26
Pradipta Ghosh, M.D.
UCSD - Medicine
"How to Reset a Diseased Cell"

November 2
Richard Finn, M.D.
UCLA - Department of Medicine
"Translating Advances in Molecular Therapies from Oncology into HCC"

November 9
Anthony O’Donoghue, Ph.D.
UCSD - Skaggs School of Pharmacy
“Global and Unbiased Detection of Proteolytic Activity in Infectious Organisms: A Rapid Approach to Identify Key Proteases for Drug Development”

November 16
Fumhiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University
"Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Wolfram Syndrome, a Prototype of Human ER Stress Disorder"

November 30
Ruth Patterson, Ph.D.
UCSD – Family Medicine & Public Health
"Intermittent Fasting and Metabolic Health"

December 7
Mamata Sivagnanam, M.D.
UCSD – Pediatrics
"Tufting Enteropathy: Lessons from a Rare Disease"

December 14
Shane Crotty, Ph.D.
UCSD – Allergy & Immunology
"Designing Vaccines: Differentiation and Function of T Follicular Helper (Tfh) Cells"

January 11
Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD
UCSD –Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
“Exploring What Macrophages are ‘Thinking’ in Health and Disease”

January 25
Gerald Morris, MD, PhD
UCSD- Department of Pathology
“Dual Receptor T Lymphocytes as Selective Mediators of Post-Transplant Immune Responses”

February 1
Hanna Mikkola, MD, PhD
UCLA- Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
“Uncovering the Path to Blood Stem Cells”

February 8
Paul E. Wakely, Jr., MD
Ohio State University-Department of Pathology
“Soft Tissue Cytopathology: The OSU Experience”

February 22
Jay Desgrosellier, PhD
UCSD-Department of Pathology
“Harnessing Insight from Mammary Stem Cells to Combat Aggressive Breast Cancers”

February 29
CANCELLED

March 7
Eyal Raz, MD
UCSD-Department of Medicine
“Novel Insight in the Pathogenesis of Immune-Mediated Asthma: Implications for New Therapy”

March 14
Mark Fuster, MD
UCSD – Department of Medicine
“Modifying the Immune Landscape in Lung Cancer”

March 21
Nissi Varki, MD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
“Caveats in the Interpretation of Models of Human Disease”

March 28
Alexandra Newton, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pharmacology
“Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor”

April 4
Richard Gallo, MD, PhD
UCSD –Department of Dermatology
“Skin is an Immunological Superorganisim”

April 11
Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Neuroscience
“Growth Factor Gene Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease”

April 18
Dianne McKay, MD
UCSD – Department of Medicine
“Role of Innate Immunity in Ischemic Renal Injury; Focus on Kidney Transplantation”

April 25
Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD
UCSD – Department of Pathology
“Neuronal Trafficking in Physiology and Disease”

May 2
Lindsey A. Miles, PhD
Scripps Research Institute
“Plasminogen Receptor, Plg-Rkt, a Novel Regulator of Mammary Health Disease”

May 9
William J. Sandborn, MD
UCSD – IBD Center
“IBD and Pathology: Treating to Mucosal Healing and Dysplasia Surveillance”

May 16
Richard Scheuermann, PhD
J. Craig Venter Institute
“Development and Application of Computational Methods For Analysis of Flow and Mass Cytometry Data”

May 23
Christina Jamieson, PhD
UCSD - Moores Cancer Center
“The Bone Niche and Therapy Resistance in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer”

June 6
Francesca Soncin, PhD
UCSD - Pathology (Parast Lab)
“Human Placental Development: What the Mouse Can (Not) Tell Us”
Anne Phan, PhD
UCSD - Cellular Molecular Medicine (Esko Lab)
“Heparan Sulfate in Wound Repair and Regeneration”

June 13
Jorge Benitez, PhD
UCSD - Ludwig Cancer Research (Furnari Lab)
“PTEN Regulates Glioblastoma Oncogenesis Through Chromatin-associated Complex of DAXX and Histone H3.3.”
Xiaolin Luo, PhD
UCSD - Pathology (Feng Lab)
“A New Model for NAFLD, NASH to HCC”

June 20
Xiaoyan Liao, MD, PhD
UCSD - AP Pathology
“Evaluating the Immunodetection of CMV in Gastrointestinal Biopsies: Clinical Pathological Correlations”
James Solomon, MD
UCSD - AP Pathology
“Her2/neu Testing in Breast Cancer: Comparative Analysis of In Situ Hybridization and Immunohistochemistry in a Dual-Testing System”

June 27
Ciro Zanca, PhD
UCSD - Ludwig Cancer Research (Furnari Lab)
“Tumor Heterogeneity Contributes to Resistance to Anti-EGFR Therapy in Glioblastoma”
Ling Wang, MD
UCSD - Pathology (Hematopathology Fellow)
“Keratin Positive Lymphoma: A Diagnostic Pitfall”

2014-15

September 8
Scott M. Lippman, M.D.
Director, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
“Targeting Genetic Drivers in Premalignancy”

September 15
Steven L. Gonias, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCSD Pathology
“Protease Receptors – Coping with a Stressful Environment”

September 22
Frank Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, UCSD Pathology
“Signal Transducers Meet Check Points in Malignant Lymphomas”

September 29
Richard L. Klemke, Ph.D.
Professor, UCSD Pathology
“Fingerprinting Invasive Membrane Protrusions Reveals Metastatic Culprits”

October 6
Ya-Huei Kuo, Ph.D.
City of Hope
“Targeting Leukemia Stem Cells: Clues from Molecular Mechanism”

October 13
Alessandra Franco, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSD Pediatrics
“Specificity of Regulatory T Cells that Modulate Vascular Inflammation: A New Mechanism for Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Therapy”

October 20
Ariel Feldstein, M.D.
UCSD Rady’s Children’s Hospital
“From NAFLD to NASH to Cirrhosis-New Insights into Disease Mechanisms”

October 27
Menno van Lookeren Campagne, Ph.D.
Genentech, Inc.
“Understanding Crohn’s Disease Through Genetics”

November 3
Adam J. Engler, Ph.D.
UCSD Bioengineering
“Cytoskeletal Remodeling Modulates Cardiomyocyte Contractile Function During Aging”

November 10
Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D.
UCSD Pathology
“The Anti-Oncogenic Effects of Pro-Oncogenic Molecules in Liver Cancer”

November 17
Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D.
UCSD Ophthalmology and Pathology
“Understanding the Molecular Basis of Retinal Degeneration by Next Generation Sequencing”

December 1
Xin Wei Wang, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
“The Biological and Clinical Challenge of Liver Cancer Heterogeneity”

December 8
Yury Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSD Medicine
“Lipid Abnormalities and Atherosclerosis: The Zebrafish Perspective”

January 12
Jeffrey D. Esko Ph.D.
UCSD Cellular and Molecular Medicine
"Proteoglycan Mediated Lipoprotein Metabolism"

January 26
Paul S. Mischel, M.D.
UCSD Pathology & Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
"EGFR and Metabolic Reprogramming in Cancer"

February 2
Jack Dixon, Ph.D.
UCSD Cellular and Molecular Medicine
"A New Family of Kinases that Plays Important Roles in Human Health"

Feburary 9
Philip H. Howe, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
"Transforming Growth Factor Beta-Mediated Epithelial-Mesechymal Transition"

Feburary 18 (Special Guest Speaker)
Stewart Sell, M.D.
University of Albany, SUNY
"Immunopathology of Experimental Models of Syphilis, Influenza and Asthma"

February 23
Farhad Imam, M.D. Ph.D.
UCSD Pediatric
"Insights into Neonatal Hypoxic Injury from a Zebrafish Developmental Genetic Model"

March 2
G. Diane Shelton, D.V.M., Ph.D.
UCSD Pathology
"Choosing the Best Animal Model for Preclinical Therapeutic Trials in Human Muscle Disease"

March 9
Karen Pierce, Ph.D.
UCSD Autism Center
"Advances in Biomarker Discovery in Autism"

March 16
Lawrence S. Prince, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSD Pediatrics
"Molecular Mechanisms Linking Inflammation and Abnormal Lung Development"

March 23
Napoleon Ferrara, M.D.
UCSD Pathology & Moores Cancer Center
"Anti-Angiogenic Therapy of Tumors: New Insights"

March 30
Julie Baker., Ph.D.
Stanford University
"Endogenous Retroviruses and Endoreplication in the Placenta"

April 6
Alec Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
"ITIM Receptors-Surprising Roles In Acute Leukemia Development"

April 13
Dorothy Sears, Ph.D.
UCSD - Endocrinology
“Novel Diet & Behavioral Interventions for Reducing Type 2 Diabetes & Cancer Risk”

April 20
Nicole Baumgarth, D.V.M., Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
“Borrelia Burgdorferi Suppresses Long-term Immunity”

April 27
Sanjay Nigam, M.D.
UCSD - Pediatrics
“Drug Transporters, Metabolism and Disease”

May 4
Jeffrey A. Golden, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Genetic and Metabolic Pathways to Interneuron Disorders”

May 11
Frank La Ferla, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
“Translational Challenges of Mouse Models in Alzheimer’s Disease”

May 18
LoAnn Peterson, M.D.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
“Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia – What Have We Learned?”

June 1
Lynette Corbeil, D.V.M., Ph.D.
UCSD Pathology
“Lessons from Cows: Pathogenesis of Pneumonia”

June 8
Xiaoyan Liao, M.D. - PGY-2 AP/CP
UCSD – Pathology
“Maternal Obesity Exacerbates the Extent and Severity of Chronic Villitis in the Term Placenta”
Coralie Brifault, Ph.D.
Gonias Lab/UCSD - Pathology
“LRP1 and Innate Immunity”

June 15
Brett Lowenthal, M.D. - PGY-3 AP/CP
UCSD – Pathology
“Fine Needle Aspiration Diagnoses: A Retrospective Quality Assurance Study”
Philip Gordts, Ph.D.
Esko Lab /UCSD - Cellular & Molecular Medicine
“Mechanisms of Triglyceride Lowering with APOC3 Knockdown”

June 22
Jerry Chiang, Ph.D.
Lin’s Lab/UCSD - Pathology
“Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Retinal Degeneration”
James Solomon, M.D. - PGY-2 AP/CP
UCSD - Pathology
“Targeted Next Generation Sequencing of Uveal Melanoma Reveals Mutually Exclusive GNAQ and GNA11 Mutations”

June 29
Steve Searles, B.A.
Graduate Student, Bui Lab - Pathology
“Exploring the Immunemodulatory Potential of Tumor-derived Exosomes and Exosomal Proteins”
Miriam Cohen, Ph.D.
Gagneux Lab/UCSD – Cellular & Molecular Medicine
“Virus and Mucins – A Sticky Story”

2013-2014

September 9
Sanford Barsky, M.D.
University of Nevada Cancer Institute
“Tumor Embolus – Blastocyst Connection: Is it the Rainbow Connection?”

September 16
Greg Daniels, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
“Solid Tumor Immune Response: Frenemies”

September 23
David Herold, M.D., Ph.D., D.A.B.C.C.
UC San Diego Pathology
“Mass Spectrometry – Applications to the Clinical Laboratory of the Future”

October 7
Randy Gascoyne, M.D.
British Columbia Cancer Agency
“Hodgkin Lymphoma: From Discovery to Clinical Translation”

October 14
Jeff Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Ophthalmology
“Stem Cells for Ophthalmology: A Molecular Pathway to Glaucoma Cell Therapy”

October 21
Hooman Rashidi, M.D.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
“Diagnostic Utility of Flow Cytometry on Peripheral Blood in Myelodysplastic Syndromes”

October 28
Christina Sigurdson, D.V.M., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Pathology
TBD

November 4
Geoff Wahl, Ph.D.
The Salk Institute
“Exploring Links Between Development, Stem Cells, and Breast Cancer”

Wednesday, November 13
Hideyuki Okano, M.D. Ph.D.
Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
"Neuroscience Using iPS Cell Technologies and Transgenic Non-human Primates"

November 18
Wendy Campana, Ph.D.
UC San Diego Anesthesiology
"Schwann Cell Signaling in Regeneration and Chronic Neuropathic Pain"

December 2
Lishan Su, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
“Humanized Liver in Mice”

December 9
Robert Wechler-Reya, Ph.D.
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla
“Meddling with Medullobastoma: Manipulating Mice to Cure Brain Tumors”

December 16
Maurizio Zanetti, M.D.
UC San Diego Medicine
“Cancer, Stress, and Immunity: Facts and Hypotheses”

January 6
Razelle Kurzrock, M.D.
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
“Cancer Therapy in the OMICS Era”

January 13
Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D.
UC San Diego – Department of Pediatrics
“Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Cytinosis: A New Hope for a Multi-systemic Degenerative Disorder”

January 27
Ron Firestein, M.D., Ph.D.
Genentech
“Mining the Colon Cancer Genome for New Therapeutic Targets”

February 3
Linda Ferrell, M.D.
UCSF – Department of Pathology
“Fatty Liver Disease: Liver Pathology Manifestations of the Obesity Epidemic”

February 10
Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
“Novel Insights into the Molecular Genetics of Myelodysplastic Syndrome”

February 24
Christopher C. Glembotski, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
“Roles for the Unfolded Protein Response in the Heart”

March 3
Shane Meehan, M.D.
The University of Chicago
"Pathologic Origins of Pauci-immune Necrotizing and Crescentic Glomerulonephritis"

March 10
Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego – Moores Cancer Center
“Malignant Progenitor Reprogramming: Biologic and Therapeutic Implications”

March 17
Alissa Weaver, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Control of Cancer Invasiveness by Endolysosomal Secretion”

March 24
Steven Finkbeiner, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSF - Glastone Institute of Neurological Disease
"Insights into Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease from Longitudinal Single cell Analysis of Primary Neuron and Patient-derived Human iPSC Models"

March 31
Sarah Murray, Ph.D.
UC San Diego - Department of Pathology
"Clinical Genomics and Personalized Medicine"

April 7
Terry Gaasterland, Ph.D.
UC San Diego - Scripps Institute of Oceanography
"Interpreting Non-coding, Regulatory Variants Found in Exome Sequencing: A Study in Glaucoma"

April 14
Judith Varner, Ph.D.
UC San Diego - Moores Cancer Center
"Innate Immunity as a Driving Force in Cancer"

April 21
Marta Margeta, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSF - Department of Pathology
"A Crosstalk Between Synaptic and Antioxidant Signaling:The Role of Neuron-Glia Interactions"

April 28
No PRLS talk

April 29 - Special Lecture at 1:30 p.m.
Kevin Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Autophagy Targeted Therapy for Malignant Glial Neoplasm"

April 30 - Special Lecture at noon
Gene Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Bone Neoplasia in the 21st Century - Using Fibrous Dysplasia as the Model for How Far We’ve Come"

May 5
Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D.
UC San Diego - Cellular and Molecular Medicine
"Sugar Coated Genomes - The Sprerm Sialome Provides Temporary Stealth for the Allogeneic Gamet"

May 12
Wing-Chung (John) Chan, M.D.
City of Hope Medical Center
"The Molecular Pathogenesis of T and NK Cell Lymphoma"

May 19
Elizabeth A. Winzeler, M.D.
UC San Diego - Division of Infectious Diseases
"Using Chemical Genetics and Genomics to Find the Next Generation Drugs for Malaria Eradication and Elimination"

June 2
Kelly Frazer, Ph.D.
UC San Diego – Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Genomic Medicine
“Genomic Architecture and Evolution of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Defined by
Sequencing and Methylation Profiling”

June 9
Brett Lowenthal, M.D. – Resident, PGY-2 – UC San Diego Department of Pathology
“Discontinuous Unilateral Adenocarcinoma In Prostate Core Biopsies: A Diagnostic Challenge with Clinical Impact”
Petrus De Jong, M.D. – Postdoc, Eyal Raz Lab – UC San Diego Department of Medicine
“Regulation of Intestinal Tumorigenesis by Epithelial TRPV1 Signaling”

June 16
Uptal Das, Ph.D. – Project Scientist, Subhojit Roy Lab –UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences
"Neuronal Activity and APP/BACE Convergence: Molecular Events Underlying Amyloid Beta Generation"
Underlying Amyloid Beta Generation”
Ioannis Drygiannakis, Ph.D. – Postdoc, Peter Ernst Lab – UC San Diego Department of Pathology
“The Role of Adenosine in Regulating Lymphocyte Fate in Colitis”

June 23
Ken Fujimura, Ph.D. – Postdoc, Rich Klemke Lab – UC San Diego Department of Pathology
“A Hypusine-eIF5A-PEAK1 Switch Regulates the Pathogenesis of Pancreatic Cancer”
Jay Desgrosellier, Ph.D. – Project Scientist, David Cheresh Lab – Moores UC San Diego Cancer Center
“An integrin αβ3-Src-Slug Pathway Drives Stemness in Development and Cancer”

June 30
Karra Muller, M.D., Ph.D. – Neuropathology Fellow – UC San Diego Department of Pathology
“VEGF Receptor and Cellular Senescence in Glioblastoma”
Huawei Wang, Ph.D. – Postdoc, Rich Klemke Lab – UC San Diego Department of Pathology
“PEAK1, a New Tyrosine Kinase Necessary for Angiogenesis”

2012-2013

September 10, 2012
Lawrence Goldstein, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Distinguished Professor; Department of Cellular and
Molecular Medicine and Department of Neurosciences; Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Probing Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease with Human Pluripotent Stem cells

September 17, 2012
David Pride, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology; Associate Director of Microbiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Effect of living environment on human viral ecology

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy Building, Room 1186
David C. Williams Jr, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Targeted disruption of the NuRD chromatin remodeling complex: structure and dynamics of the MBD2
and MBD3 proteins

September 24, 2012
Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Professor, Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology; Co-leader, Cancer Immunotherapeutics
Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center; Member, Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program,
Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope
Role of STAT3 in transformed and non-transformed cells in tumors

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy Building, Room 1186
Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of
Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Molecular Targets in Bladder Cancer

October 1, 2012
Cristian Achim, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pathology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Markers of neurodegeneration in aging with HIV

October 8, 2012
Maike Sander, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Cell plasticity in the pancreas in development and disease

October 15, 2012
Rachel Schrier, Ph.D.
Associate Research Immunologist, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pathology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Dendritic Cell Enhancement of T-Cell Responses/Contributions of CD8 T-Cells to Pathogenesis of HIV
associated Neurocognitive Disorder

October 22, 2012
Andrew Kummel, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director of UCSD Nano Medicine Lab
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Nanoparticles and Imaging Algorithms for Intra-Operative Tumor Localization & Automated Margin
Evaluation

October 29, 2012
Sujan Shersta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Vaccine Discovery
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Protective versus Pathogenic Effects of Dengue Vaccination

November 5, 2012
3rd ANNUAL MITCHELL MEMORIAL LECTURE
Jacek Skowronski, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Case Western Reserve University
Inhibition of HIV infection by SAMHD1

November 19, 2012
Nunzio Bottini, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cellular Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
PPTPN22 & Autoimmunity; from old Concepts to New Perspectives

November 26, 2012
No lectureDecember 3, 2012
Jonathan Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Title TBA
December 10, 2012
John Lowe, M.D.
Senior Director of Pathology
Genentech
Title TBA

January 7, 2013
R. Michael Roberts, Ph.D.
Curators’ Professor of Animal Science, Biochemistry, & Veterinary Pathobiology
University of Missouri
Unidirectional Conversion of Human ESC & iPSC to Trophoblast & its Sub-lineages

January 14, 2013
Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego
Title TBA

January 28, 2013
Mana Parast, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
UC San Diego
Title TBA

February 4, 2013
Albert La Spada, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Neurosciences
Vice Chair & Division Head of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics & Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
Associate Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, UC San Diego
Neurodegenerative Disease Pathogenesis Links Metabolic Control Pathways with Proteostasis Regulation

February 11, 2013
Michael Busch, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Blood Systems Research Institute
Senior Vice President, Research and Scientific Affairs, Blood Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Professor of Laboratory Medicine, UC San Francisco
Emerging Viral Infections & Blood Safety

February 18, 2013
President's Day Holiday - no lecture

February 25, 2013
Kumar Sharma, M.D., F.A.H.A.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
Director, Translational Research in Kidney Disease, UC San Diego
Mitochondria, Metabolomics, and Diabetic Complications

Martch 4, 2013
Yang Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences
UC San Diego
Challenges in the Clinical Application of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

March 11, 2013
Steven F. Dowdy, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego
RNAi Therapeutics: The Ultimate Drug or Just an 800 Pound Gorilla?

March 18, 2013
Kumar Sharma, M.D., F.A.H.A.
Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine
UC San Diego
An X-Linked Gene Cluster in Search of a Purpose

March 25, 2013
No lecture

April 1, 2013
Anthony A. Horner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Rheumatology, Allergy, & Immunology
UC San Diego
Studying House Dust Bioactivities to Understand Allergic Risk

April 8, 2013
Robert Fitzgerald, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director of Toxicology & Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry
UC San Diego
Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry

April 15, 2013
Michael J. Soares, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Adaptations at the Maternal-Fetal Interface

April 22, 2013
Brian Eliceiri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
UC San Diego
Microglia Activation in the Brain: A Balance with the Brain Barrier?

April 29, 2013
Jean Y. J. Wang, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Basic Research
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
EnABLing Apoptotic Response in Cancer Therapies

May 6, 2013
Jean Y. J. Wang, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Basic Research
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
EnABLing Apoptotic Response in Cancer Therapies

May 13, 2013
Karen L. Christman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
UC San Diego
Injectable Biomaterials for Treating Cardiovascular Disease

May 20, 2013
No lecture

May 27, 2013
Memorial Day Holiday - no lecture

June 3, 2013
Adam Bagg, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Hematology
Medical Director, Clinical Cancer Cytogenetics
University of Pennsylvania
Contemporary Use of Genetic Testing in B-Cell Lymphomas

2011-2012

September 12, 2011
Peter Ernst, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, UCSD
“The varying roles for purine metabolism on immune regulation in the gastrointestinal tract”

September 19, 2011
Robert Farese, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
"How cells fatten up: Mechanisms of fat synthesis and storage"

September 26, 2011
Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Oncogene and Tumor Suppressor Gene: from "Definitive" to "Paradoxical" "

October 3, 2011
Richard Schwab, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine; Director, Moores UCSD Cancer Center Biorepository
"A Medical Oncology Perspective on Cancer Biomarkers"

October 10, 2011
Michael Kalichman
Professor of Pathology; Director, UCSD Research Ethics Program
"Authorship: Are there any standards?"

October 17, 2011
Jing Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics, UCSD
"A New Twist on Tumor Metastasis"

October 24, 2011
David Rimm, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology; Director, Medical Studies, Yale University School of Medicine
"Companion Diagnostics: The Pathologist as the Prescribing Physician"

October 31, 2011
Subhojit Roy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosciences
"Alpha synuclein at the synapse: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

November 7, 2011
Robert Petras, M.D., FCAP, FACG
National Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology Services, AmeriPath
"Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Greatest Hits"

November 14, 2011Lesley Ellies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Luminal and basal-EMT mammary tumors arise from a single multipotent cancer stem cell"

November 21, 2011
Jennifer Isaacs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina
"New tricks for an ancient protein: Extracellular Hsp90 (eHsp90) as a central regulator of cancer
progression"

November 28, 2011
Cheryl Rock, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine, UCSD
"Weight, Overweight & Obesity for Breast Cancer Survivors"

December 5, 2011
Robert Newbury, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An update"

December 12, 2011
Stuart Lipton, M.D.
Professor and Scientific Director, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
"Redox Stress and NMDA Receptors in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases: Mechanisms and
Therapeutic Implications"

January 9, 2012
Joseph L. Witztum, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCSD
"Oxidation-Specific Epitopes are Targets of Innate Immunity: Implications for Health and Disease"

January 23, 2012
John H. Sinard, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Pathology Informatics; Director, Pathology Residency Program; Director, Pathology Autopsy Program, Yale School of Medicine
"Better pathology through Informatics: Tools to improve clinical workflow"

January 30, 2012
Lee Grimes, Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Pathology Program of the Division of Experimental Hematology and the Division of Pathology
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
"An ancient antagonism underlies Hox based oncogenesis; curing AML with RNA therapeutics"

February 6, 2012
Lawrence Weiss, M.D.
Senior Consulting Pathologists, Clarient, Inc. and Chairman Emeritus, City of Hope
"Association of Epstein-Barr Virus with Malignant Lymphoma"

February 13, 2012
Klaus Ley, M.D.
Professor and Head, Division of Autoimmune Research, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
"Multiphoton live cell microscopy of atherosclerosis"

February 27, 2012
Michael Croft, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
"Control of Asthma and Airway Inflammation by Molecules in the TNF Family"

March 5, 2012
Michael Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Pathologic Evaluation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Other Nodular Liver Lesions"

March 12, 2012
Grace Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Napsin A: Utility in Identifying Primary Mucinous Lung Adenocarcinomas Versus Mucinous Metastasis"

April 2, 2012
H. Elizabeth Broome, M.D.
Professor of Pathology; Director of the Clinical Hematology Laboratory; Associate Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory; UCSD
"Usefulness of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Immunophenotype for Differential Diagnosis and Minimal Residual Disease Testing"

April 9, 2012
Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.D.
Division Head and Professor, Autoimmune Research; Developmental Immunology; La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
"Mucosal T Cells March to the Beat of a Different Drummer"

April 16, 2012
Lars Eckmann, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSD
"Defending the intestinal lumen against the off-shore pathogen Giardia"

April 23, 2012
Mel B. Feany, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Pathologist and Neuropathologist, Pathology, Brigham And Women's Hospital
"Genetic Analysis of Neurodegeneration"

April 30, 2012
Judith Coppinger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, UCSD
"Using Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics to Drive Biological Discovery"

May 7, 2012
John Goldblum, M.D.
Chair, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic
"Controversies in the Diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus and BE-related Dysplasia".

May 14, 2012
Joseph Madri, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine
"Endothelial Cell-Neural Stem Cell Signaling Nodes in the Neurovascular Niche"

May 21, 2012
Louise Laurent, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine, UCSD
"Epigenetic and Transcriptional Variability in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and their Derivatives"

 

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