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Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series

Biomedical Research Facility (BRF2) - Room 2A03   -   11:45 am to 1:00 pm 

Lunch will be provided

The goals of the series are to provide a platform for trainees to present their work-in-progress, receive feedback from their peers and our faculty, and develop interactions and camaraderie between different groups that lead to new multidisciplinary research avenues.   

Faculty Hosts: Dr. Tariq Rana and Dr. Lars Bode

Contact: Sali Coleman:

Academic Year 2017/18

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Nick Vinckier (Sander Lab)
TBD (Haddad Lab)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sara Appleton-Knapp (Boutelle Lab)
Tsering Stobdan (Haddad Lab)
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nicholas (Nick) Dillon (Nizet Lab)
Priti Azad (Haddad Lab)
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hooman Hefzi (Lewis Lab)
"Cellular response to elimination of the Warburg effect in Chinese hamster ovary cells"
Spencer Goodman (Cherqui Lab)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Andres Valderrama (Nizet Lab)
Joanna Latasiewicz (Bode Lab)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Spencer Moore (Muotri Lab)
"Setd5 loss of function impairs neuronal connectivity in an animal model of autism"
Mahmoud (Max) Al-Bassam (Zengler Lab)
"Regulation of the nucleoid structure and its impact on the expression of virulence genes in Group A Streptococcus pyogenes"
Thursday, December 21, 2017
*** Holiday Break ***
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Carolina Jimenez Calvente (Feldstein Lab)
"Spontaneous resolution of liver fibrosis: a still uncovered  enigma orchestrated by tissue neutrophils"
Dawn Eichen (Boutelle Lab)
"The Relationship Between Child and Parent Executive Function to Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance"
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Tatiana Lobry (Cherqui Lab)
"New interaction between galectin-3 and cystinosin reveals a role of inflammation in kidney pathogenesis in cystinosis."
Gretchen Bandoli (Chambers Lab)
"Rethinking medication exposures: longitudinal trajectories of antidepressants in pregnancy"

Academic Year 2016/17

​Thursday, June 15, 2017
Gregory LaMonte (Winzeler Lab)
"Drug Target Identification using Directed Evolution in Plasmodium and Yeast"
Chris Callewaert (Knight Lab)
"Impact of Urbanization on Human and Environmental Microbiome and Metabolome"
​Thursday, May 18, 2017
Chloe Autran (Bode Lab)
"Therapeutic Potential of Human Milk Components in the context of Chronic Inflammation"
Jason Dang (Rana Lab)
"Zika Virus Depletes Neural Progenitor Population through TLR3 Activation in Human Cerebral Organoid Models" 
​Thursday, April 20, 2017
Embriette Hyde (Knight Lab)
"The American Gut Project: A Citizen Science Platform for Human Microbiome Research"
Daniel Chao (Imam Lab)
"Vascular remodeling during development and disease in the zebrafish retina"
​Thursday, March 30, 2017
Isabella Fernandez (Moutri Lab)
"Drug screening platform for neuroinflammation"
Somasish Dastidar (LaSpada Lab)
"Reduced protein translation is neuroprotective in multiple Parkinson ’s disease models"
​Thursday, February 16, 2017
Chun Zeng & Francesca Mulas (Sander Lab)
"Pseudotemporal ordering of single cells reveals metabolic control of postnatal beta-cell proliferation"
Jin Xue (Haddad Lab)
"Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia Accelerate Atherosclerosis, Partially via Trimethylamine-Oxide"
​Thursday, January 19, 2017
Livia Zaramela  (Zengler Lab)
"Skin 'omics' - towards a holistic understanding of interactions in Atopic Dermatatis"
Shentu Tsu-Pin (Hagood Lab)
"Thy1 mediates human mesenchymal stem cells derived extracellular vesicle uptake"
​Thursday, December 1, 2016
Gertrude Oppong-Nonterah (Prince Lab)
"Effect of Early Immune Activation On Developing Macrophages"
Jin Xue (Nizet Lab)
"IL-1beta: An immune sentinel of destructive proteolysis"
​Thursday, November 3, 2016
Gianluigu Lichinchi (Rana Lab)
"RNA methylation During Viral Infections"
Matt McGeough (Hoffman Lab)
"Significant Role for TNF in Inflammasomopathies"