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•Stadtman Seminar Schedule by Committee


Committee / Speaker

Date Time Seminar Location

Chair Name (IC) / Seminar title

Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics

December 12
2:00 - 5:00p.m.

December 13
9:00a.m. - Noon

Building 50,
Room 1227/1233

Building 50,
Room 1227/1233

Ralph Nossal (NICHD)
Philip Anfinrud (NIDDK)


December 12

Hernan Garcia
Princeton University
Dynamical Design Principles of Developmental Decisions in Live Drosophila Embryos


  December 12
Hye Yoon Park
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Real-Time Visualization of Single Endogenous mRNA Labeled in Live Mouse
  December 12
Andrew York
Making New Kinds of Microscopes to Image Sharper, Deeper, Faster, and More Gently

December 13

Christopher Brown
University of California Santa Cruz
Linking Stochastic Fluctuations in Promoter Chromatin Structure and Gene Expression

  December 13

Jen Hsin
Stanford University
Taking Apart the Bacterial Division Machinery, and Finding Ways to Break It

  December 13
Jacob Schwartz
Biofrontiers Institute, Colorado University - Boulder
An RNA-centric View of Neurodegenerative Disease

Cancer Biology

December 17


Building 30,

Room 117

Roberto Weigert (NIDCR)
Patricia Steeg (NCI) 


December 17 

9:00 -9:35AM

Madhu Kumar

Cancer Research UK London Research Institute

Gene expression, signal transduction and disease evolution in Ras-driven cancer



December 17


Joshua Black

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Remodeling the Chromatin Landscape in Cancer Promotes Genome Instability


December 17


Muynggon Ko

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

TET proteins and 5-methylcytosine oxidation in stem cells and myeloid cancers


Cell Biology/Cell Signalling

 Jan 9, 2014   Bldg. 31/6C, Conference Room 6 

Mary Dasso (NICHD)
Yihong Ye (NIDDK) 


8:30 AM

8:40 AM



9:25 AM



10:10 AM


10:30 AM



11:15 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome

Olivia Rissland (Whitehead Institute)

Unraveling the Effects of microRNAs: Targets and mRNP Remodeling


Carolyn Phillips (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Compartmentalization of RNA Silencing Pathways in the C. elegans Germline




Nicholas Endres (University of California, Berkeley)

The Role of the Plasma Membrane in EGF Receptor Activation


Wenqian Hu (Whitehead Institute)

Regulation of Erythropoiesis by Long Non-coding RNAs and mRNA- binding Proteins




Jan 10, 2014

8:45 am

9:30 am

10:15 am

10:30 am

11:15 am

Bldg 50, Room 1227/1233

Sabrina Spencer (Stanford University)
Single cell dynamics of cell fate decisions

Heidi Hehnly (University of Massachusetts Medical Supply)
Old and New Roles for the small GTPase Rab11

Jesse Zalaton (UCSF)
Signaling on a Scaffold: Molecular Mechanisms for Assembly and Control of Kinase Networks

 Xiao-Wei Chen (University of Michigan)
The Secretary Pathway in Cholesterol Regulation: Tales of the COPII Complex



Chromosome Biology/Epigenetics

December 6, 2013

9:20am - 11:40am

Wilson Hall, Building 1

Trevor Archer (NIEHS)
Kai Ge (NIDDK) 


9:20 – 9:30       Introduction of candidates


  9:30 – 10:10     

Eric Greer, PhD

Harvard Medical School

"Heritable Epigenetics of Complex Traits in C. elegans"

  10:10 – 10:50   

Diana Hargreaves, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

"Mechanisms of SWI/SNF-dependent chromatin remodeling in tumor suppression"

  10:50 – 11:00    Break  
  11:00 – 11:40

Diana Libuda, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

"Recombination pathway and partner choice during meiotic double strand break repair"


Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics

December 2, 2013

9:15am - 12:30pm

Natcher Conference Center (Bulding 45)

Room D

Attila Szabo (NIDDK)
Clare Weinberg (NIEHS)

  9:15 - 10:00

Hannah Carter, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Identifying cancer drivers from high-throughput sequencing data

  10:00 - 10:45

Ivelin Georgiev, PhD

Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH

Towards the Rational Design of an Effective HIV-1 Vaccine


11:00 - 11:45

Audrey Fu, PhD

Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago

Statistical models and learning methods in computational biology



  11:45 - 12:30

Stephen Parker, PhD

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Enhancer biology in disease: stretch enhancers in type 2 diabetes


Developmental Biology/Neurodevelopment

December 12, 2013

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Vaccine Center, Building 40, 1st Floor, Rm 1201-1203

Jurrien Dean (NIDDK)
Ward Odenwald (NINDS) 


9:00 - 9:30 am

Sunjin Park, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Novel Enzymatic Regulation of Nervous System Development and Function


  9:30 - 10:00 am

Keisuke Yonehara, PhD

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Development and Function of Motion Sensitive Circuits in the Retina

  10:30 - 11:00 am

Bryan 'Mac' Hooks, PhD

Janelia Farm Research Center/HHMI, Ashburn, VA

Optical Mapping of Local and Long Range Synaptic Circuits in the Mouse Sensorimotor System

  11:00 - 11:30 am

Elliott Abrams, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Molecular Insight into Nuclear Envelope Fusion During Early Embryonic Development

  11:30 - 12:00 pm

Tae-Hee Kim, PhD

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Plasticity of Gut Epithelial Cells


Epidemiology/Population Sciences

 January 3, 2014

 Balcony A, Building 45

Dale Sandler (NIEHS)
Charles Rabkin (NCI) 


 8:30 - 9:00 am Shahinaz Gadalla, National Cancer Institute

Rare Inherited Disorders: Lessons and Clinical Applications


   9:00 - 9:30 am Julia Gohlke, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Heat exposure and health outcomes across urban and rural environments

   9:45 - 10:15 am Julia Heck, University of California

Traffic-related air pollution and childhood cancers

   10:15 - 10:45 am Meredith Shiels, National Cancer Institute

Immune suppression, inflammation and cancer: Etiologic insights and public health implications

   11:00 - 11:30 am Britton Trabert, National Cancer Institute

Epidemiologic evidence for the role of inflammation in ovarian carcinogenesis




December 9, 2013


Natcher (Bldg. 45), Balcony A


Brian Oliver (NIDDK)
Chuxia Deng (NIDDK) 


 10:00 AM Ami Bhatt (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA)

(Patho)Genomics -- Sequence-Based Discovery of a Bradyrhizobium enterica,

a Colitis Asscociated Organism


   10:30 AM  Clement Chow (Cornell University, Ithaca NY)

Extensive Genetic Variation in ER Stress Response in Flies and in Mice

   11:00 AM

 Young Kwon (Harvard Medical School, Boston MA)

Hippo Signaling in Systemic and Cell-Autonomous Tissue Growth Control

   11:30 AM  


   12:00 Noon  

Megan Dennis (University of Washington, Seattle WA)

The Role of Segmental Duplications in Human Evolution and Disease

   Dec. 20, 2013  Bldg 50, Room 1233  
   10:00 AM Clement Chow (Cornell University, Ithaca NY)

Extensive Genetic Variation in ER Stress Response in Flies and in Mice

   Jan 7, 2014  Bldg. 50, Rm.  1227/1233  

10:30 AM

Phillip Messer (Stanford University, Stanford CA)

Understanding the Rapid Evolution of Pesticide and Drug Resistance


Health Disparities

 January 13, 2014 

 Location: Building 10 in the FAES Academic Center, Room 3 and 4 (undivided)

Derrick Tabor (NIMHD)
Anne Sumner (NIDDK) 

  8:00 AM to 8:55 AM Maria Lopez-Class, PhD, MPH, MS

A conceptual Model for Improving Participation of Latinos in Cancer Research

   9:00 AM to 9:55 AM Cheryl D. Cropp, PharmD, Phd

Advancing Prostate Cancer Research in Health Disparate and World Populations Utilizing Unrelated and Family Data


10:00 AM to 10:15 AM



   10:15 AM to 11:10 AM

Janel Johnson, PhD

Next Generation sequencing in understudied populations: a first step toward bridging the gap & achieving truly personalized medicine

  11:15 AM to 12:10 PM  Mimi M. Kim, PhD

Translational Community-Engaged Research for Minority Populations

  12:15 PM to 1:15 PM  Lunch  


1:15 PM to 2:10 PM

Bernard Miller, III, MD

A New Perspective on Glucose and Fatty Acid Metabolism Using Ethnic Differences in African American Women as a Paradigm




December 11, 2013

8:55 - 11:30 am

Stadtman Immunology Symposium, Part I

Building 45, Room H

Barbara Rehermann (NIDDK)


9:00 - 9:30 am

Nu Zhang, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TGF-beta signaling in CD8 T cell homeostasis, migration and tissue residency


  9:35 - 10:05 am

Isaac Chiu, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital, FM Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston, MA

The role of nociception in bacterial host defense and immunomodulation

  10:10 - 10:40 am

Greg Delgoffe, PhD

Department of Immunology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Keeping the faith: neuropilin-1-semaphorin-4a interaction maintains regulatory T cell identity

  10:45 -11:15 am

Benjamin Chaigne-Delalande, Ph.D.

Molecular Development of the Immune System Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD

New roles for Mg2+ in immunity: XMEN disease and beyond


January 6, 2014

8:55 - 10:40 am

Stadtman Immunology Symposium, Part II

Building 40, Room 1201/1203

  9:00 - 9:30 am

Heather Hickman, PhD

Viral Immunology Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Clearance of peripheral poxvirus infection: new views of immune effectors in action

  9:35 - 10:05 am

Glen Cruse, PhD

Mast Cell Biology Section, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Novel roles for the recently identified MS4A gene family in protein trafficking and immune cell signaling

  10:10 - 10:40 am

Katrin Mayer-Barber, Dr rer nat, PhD

Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Targeting inflammatory responses for host-directed therapy of tuberculosis


Microbiology/Infectious diseases (non-viral)


December 10th 2013


Building 50, Room 6334


Peter Williamson (NIAID)



 Welcome (Dr. Peter R. Williamson)


   9:00 - 10:00AM

Dr. Romina Goldszmid, PhD.

Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Cancer and Inflammation

Program, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD

“Inflammatory cell dynamics in cancer and infection: interrogating the role of the microbiome”


   10:00 – 11:00AM Dr. Jung-Min Kee, PhD.

Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

Chasing Phosphohistidine, “Dark Matter” in the Phosphoproteome”

   1:00-2:00PM  Dr. Anthony G. Vecchiarelli, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, NIDDK, NIH

“Surfing Biological Surfaces: ATP – driven cargo transport and positioning in bacteria” 

  3:00-4:00 PM  Dr. Amy K. Barczak, M.D.

Harvard Medical School, General Hospital, Boston, MA

Bridging the TB drug gap: identifying new targets at the host-M.tuberculosis interface”



Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

 Jan 7-8, 2013

Note:  Two Venues: 

Jan 7 Bldg 31 6C Room 6

Jan 8 Natcher Room A)

John Hanover (NIDDK)
Ira Pastan (NCI) 

 Tues January 7th 2014  (Bldg 31 6C Room 6)

 8:15 AM

 Coffee and cakes available

 (No Government funds used)


    8:30   AM John Hanover, NIDDK, NIH-Welcoming remarks  
   8:45   AM  Rod Levine


"Earl Stadtman"

   9:05  AM Robert Tomko 

Dept of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut.



   10:00 AM   15 minute Break  
   10:15 AM

Radhika Subramanian


Rockefeller University Lab of Chemistry and Cell biology, New York, NY 


 "  Building micron-scale cytoskeletal architectures from nanometer-sized proteins" 

   11:10 AM Jorge Alegre-Cebollada  

Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY  



 Wed, Jan 8 2014 (Natcher (45) Room A)  8:15 AM

Coffee and cakes available

(No Government Funds Used)

  8:30 AM   Dan Larson  

(Stadtman Recruit and Current NCI Investigator)


   9:15 AM  Astrid Haase 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY-11724


 "Linking germ cell development and cancer with small RNAs”

   10:10 AM    15 minute break  
   10:25 AM  Hengyao Niu  

Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry


Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.


“Mechanism and regulation of DNA break processing in Eukaryotes" 

   11:20 AM  Lixin Dai 

Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine, Baltimore MD


"Studies of human-transposon interactome"


Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology

January 9, 2014


Natcher (Bldg 45) Room H

David Miller (NIEHS)


8:30 David Miller - Opening Remarks and Introductions



Matthew Hall, Ph.D., NCI

Understanding drug transporter activity at the blood-brain barrier


Lutz Tautz, Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Tyrosine Phosphatase Inhibitors in Signaling and Disease

  10:15-10:30 Break  

Robert Oakley, Ph.D., NIEHS

Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling in Health and Disease


Marcelo Bonini, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

Identification and Targeting of the MnSOD/AMPK Signaling Pathway for the Selective Killing of Cancer Cells


Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/Computational Neuroscience

Dec 17th, 2013

9:30 - 3:35pm

Porter II Neuroscience Seminar Room (Ground Floor)

Chris McBain (NICHD)
Ling Gang Wu (NINDS) 

    9:30-9:35, Ling-Gang Wu Welcome introduction  

9:35-10:15, Wei Xu PhD, (Stanford University)

The Fine-tuning of Memory Specificity


10:15-10:55, Fen Huang, PhD, (HHMI and University of California, San Francisco)

TMEM16C regulates sodium-activated potassium channels in sensory neurons and pain sensation.

    10:55-11:10, break  

11:10-11:50, Jeffrey Savas PhD, (SCRIPPS Research Institute)

Proteomics accelerates neurobiological discovery


11:50-12:30, George Dragoi M.D., PhD, (Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT)

Internal representation of spatial information by hippocampal neuronal ensembles

    12:30-1:30, lunch  
    1:30-1:35, Chris McBain (Welcome back introduction)  

1:35-2:15, Bilal Haider PhD, (University College London)

Inhibitory regulation of cortical activity in vivo


2:15-2:55, Dengke Ma PhD, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Understanding interoception: from genes to cells to behavior




2:55-3:35, Martha Bagnall, PhD, (Northwestern University)

Spinal microcircuits in fish suggest an evolutionary template for limb control


Sensory Biology/Circadian Biology January 7, 2014  Bldg. 40, Room 1201/1203  Mathew Kelley (NIDCD)
David Klein (NICHD) 
   9 :00 am - noon

Dr. Yuki Oka  

Dr. Tiffany Schmidt

Dr. Yong Zhang


Social and Behavioral Sciences

December 17
9:00 - 12:15

Building 31, 6C Room 7

Tonja Nansel (NICHD)
Laura Koehly (NHGRI) 


Jennifer Silvers
Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College
The Neural Bases of Emotion Regulation Across Child and Adolescent Development


Minae Niwa
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Developmental Trajectories of Mental Illness: Dopaminergic Maturation and Adult Behavior


Joseph Toscano
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Basic Principles of Speech Recognition and Implications for Evaluating Effects of Hearing Loss




Marguerite Lucea
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
From Societal Factors to Cellular Changes: Examining Multilevel Influences Linking Sexual Trauma and HIV



Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

December 10

Natcher, Balcony B


Steven Hou (NCI)
Manfred Boehm (NHLBI) 


December 10
8:30 - 9:15

Jian Xu  
Harvard Medical School
Epigenetics of Blood Stem Cells: Micro and Macro Views 
  December 10
9:20 - 10:05
Laura Banaszynski
Rockefeller University
Modifying the Epigenetic Landscape with Histone Variants
  December 10
10:05 - 10:20
Coffee Break  
  December 10
10:20 - 11:05
Abdenour Soufi
University of Pennsylvania
Mechanistic Understanding of Cell Conversion to Pluripotency
  December 10
11:10 - 11:55
Patrick Cahan
Boston Children's Hospital
Dissecting Engineered Mammalian Cell Identity with Network Biology
  December 10
Noon - 1:00
Lunch Break  

December 10
1:05 - 1:50

Kai Kessenbrock
University of California - San Francisco
Microenvironmental Regulation of Epithelial Stem Cells in Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer 


December 10
1:55 - 2:40

Jason Butler
Weill Cornell Medical College
Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Lifespan by the Vascular Niche 



Structural Biology


January 3, 2014



Building 45

Room G1-G2

Susan Buchanan (NIDDK)
R. Andrew Byrd (NCI) 



9:30-10:15    Nicholas Anthis, NIH

                        "Visualizing sparsely populated states in calcium signaling by NMR"


10:15-11:00  Leremy Colf, University of Utah

                        “ESCRT protein functions in cell division”


11:00-11:30  Coffee break


11:30--12:15  Bret Freudenthal, NIEHS

                        “Breaking bad: watching DNA polymerase make a mistake”


12:15-1:00    Robin Stanley, NIH

                         “The molecular mechanisms of the initiation of autophagy”



Systems Biology


Vipul Periwal (NIDDK) 

 Dec. 12, 2013

Bldg. 12A/ Rm. 4055

 2:00  pm  Jared Toettcher

University of California, San Francisco

 “Using optogenetics to dissect information processing in cell signaling networks”


 Dec. 19, 2013

Bldg. 12A/ Rm. 4055


 2:00  pm

Zeba Wunderlich

Harvard Medical School

“Interrogating gene regulatory circuit function using natural variation in animals”


 Jan. 9, 2014

Bldg. 12A/ Rm. 4055

 2:00 pm

 Daniel Isom

 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  

"Protons as second messenger regulators of cellular systems"



January 6, 2014

9:00am - 9:30am

9:45am - 12:10pm


Building 40, Room 1201/1203

Building 37, Room 6107/6041

Genoveffa Franchini (NCI)
Stephen Hughes (NCI) 


Bldg. 40, Rm. 1201/1203
9:00am - 9:30am
In conjunction with Immunology Committee
Heather Hickman
Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID/NIH
Clearance of Peripheral Poxvirus Infection: New Views of Immune Effectors in Action


  Bldg. 37, Rm. 6107/6041 9:45am - 10:00am Introduction by Co-chairs
Geneveffa Franchini
Stephen Hughes
  10:00am - 10:30am Richard Apps
Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, CCR/NCI
Influence of HLA-C Expression Level on HIV Control
  10:30am - 11:00am

Matthew Frieman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Development for SARS and MERS Coronavirus

  11:00am - 11:30am Dongli Pan
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
MicroRNA Regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
  11:30am - Noon Elizabeth White
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Systematic Analysis of Human Papillomavirus-Host Cell Interactions Reveals New Viral Targets
  Noon - 12:10pm

Geneveffa Franchini
Stephen Hughes



























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