Research News
 
 
October 20, 2014
 
 
 
2014 Massry Prize Lectures

The 2014 Massry Prize is being awarded to a trio of scientists for their research on T cells, paving the way for innovative new immunotherapies for cancer patients. Immunotherapy attempts to stimulate the immune system to destroy tumors. T cells are a class of white blood cells that is capable of recognizing tumors, binding to them and attacking cancer cells. Understanding T cells and enhancing their ability to attack cancer led to the development of a new class of treatment through the work of Drs. Rosenberg, Eshhar and Allison.

Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
Chief of Surgery
National Cancer Institute

Lecture: "The Curative Potential of T Cell Transfer Therapy for Human Cancer"

Zelig Eshhar, PhD
Professor of Immunology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Lecture: "Chimeric Antigen Receptor for Adoptive T cell Therapy of Cancer:
Emergence of the CAR Strategy"

James P. Allison, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Immunology
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lecture: "Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy"

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Mayer Auditorium, 1975 Zonal Ave. 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Refreshments will be served from 12:30pm-1:00pm.

Reserve your space online at:
http://esvp.usc.edu
Code: Massry2014

Live webcast will be available at:
http://keckmedia.usc.edu/mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/massry.aspx

Hosted by the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine and
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Workshops 2014

The Center for Excellence in Research (CER) has 23 workshops scheduled for this fall! All levels of faculty are welcome to attend, based on research needs and interests.

The first workshop is "What Investor Want: The Why & How of Elevator Pitches & Business Plans," being held on Wednesday, September 10, from 9-1pm, at Aresty Auditorium. This seminar will discuss the process of creating an elevator pitch and a business plan, and learning the objectives of the inventor and the investor. There will also be discussion on elements of strategy to make your business plans stand out. Excellent workshop for those who want to take their research to the next level. Presented by Jon Lasch and Nichole Gosset from AMI- Alfred Mann Institute at USC. Lunch provided.

On September 11, from 2-4pm, at CUB 329, we have a workshop "Obtaining Funding from Foundations & the USC Process." This workshop will focus on the steps needed to develop a relationship with a foundation that can lead to funding your proposal. Presented by Marjorie Beale, Executive Director, Development, from Dornsife and her team.

For more information about CER and a full list of fall workshops, visit our website at http://research.usc.edu/for-investigators/training/.

To RSVP, send an email to usccer@usc.edu and indicate which workshop(s) you are interested in.


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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, October 20
A Multi-Pronged Approach for Developing Novel Therapeutic Agents for Alcohol Use Disorders
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Daryl L. Davies, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California


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Tuesday, October 21
Mapping the Origins of the Blood System in Embryonic Development
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room, 1425 San Pablo St., BCC-101, Los Angeles, California

Matt Inlay, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
University of California, Irvine

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Tuesday, October 21
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Kathleen Cho, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Mouse Model of Ovarian Cancer in the Context of the Dualistic Pathway Paradigm

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Wednesday, October 22
Melanocortin Signaling Regulates Energy Balance, Glucose Homeostasis and Thermogenic Properties of Adipose Tissue
TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tiemin Liu, PhD
Instructor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hypothalamic Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Wednesday, October 22
Functional Genomic Investigation of Neuropsychiatric Disease
ZNI Special Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112

Dan Geschwind, MD, PhD
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Director, UCLA Neurogenetics Program
Director, UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment

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Friday, October 24
Common chemistry between bacteriophages and KSHV revealed by cryoEM
MMI Presents: The Delphine & James Fahringer Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Z. Hong Zhou, Ph.D.
Director of Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
California NanoSystems Institute
University of California, Los Angeles


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Friday, October 24
Consilience and Oncology: Convergence of Physical Sciences and Engineering in Cancer Research
Center for Applied Molecular Medicine Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Larry A. Nagahara, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Physical Sciences-Oncology
NCI Division of Cancer Biology

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Monday, October 27
Viperin, human cytomegalovirus, mitochondria, metabolism and membranes
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS
Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunology and Professor of Cell Biology and Dermatology
Yale University School of Medicine


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Tuesday, October 28
Single Cell Approaches Reveal Novel Roles for Kit/CD117 in Normal Colon Epithelium and Colon Cancer
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room, 1425 San Pablo St., BCC-101, Los Angeles, California

Michael Rothenberg, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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Tuesday, October 28
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Julie Lang, MD, FACS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Molecular Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer

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Wednesday, October 29
MicroRNAs -mediated oncogenesis in pediatric embryonal brain tumors
TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Annie Huang MD, PhD, FRCPC
Oncologist, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Division of Hematology Oncology
Senior Scientist, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre
Program in Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Lab Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto

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Thursday, October 30
Sugar, Fat, and Big Babies: Is Maternal BMI or Diet to Blame?
DORI Seminar

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Lynn Barbour, MD, MSPH, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Co-Director Colorado Program for Nutrition and Healthy Development
Medical Director OB Diabetes Clinic and Co-Director High Risk OB Clinic
University of Colorado School of Medicine


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Saturday, November 01
Exploring China: "Legal, Regulatory, and Cultural Aspects"
International Regulatory Science Symposium

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

PSC 108, School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from the leaders in China Biomedical industry!

China poses both enormous economic potential and uncertain business risk for the biomedical industry that would like to tap into its expanding economy, aging population and growing talent pool. Its rapid rise in GDP, establishment of social infrastructure, and efforts to incentivize domestic R&D continue to attract companies to invest in the market and explore opportunities amidst rapidly changing environment.

This one-day symposium will feature speakers from industry, academia, and government to present current developments, issues, and challenges facing the biomedical industry in China.

To register: https://regulatory.usc.edu/international-center/irss-fall-2014-china-registration/


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Wednesday, November 05
Structure and Function of the Helicobacter pylori CagA Oncoprotein
TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Masanori Hatakeyama, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo

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Friday, November 07
Outcome-based Design of Instruments for Measuring Exposures to Fine and Ultrafine Particles
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center Seminar Series

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

2001 N. Soto Street, SSB 116, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Richard C. Flagan, Ph.D.
McCollum/Corcoran Professor
Departments of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering
California Institute of Technology

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Tuesday, November 11
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Rebecca Moss, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Thursday, November 13
Mock NIH Study Section Panels for K Awards
Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Workshop

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

NRT LG503/4 - Harlyne Tower

For faulty and postdocs. Learn how study sections approve and prioritize submitted research proposals.

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Wednesday, November 19
Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer Symposium
Details to follow by the end of the summer.

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG



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Tuesday, November 25
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
NO GRAND ROUNDS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, January 06
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, January 13
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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