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November 17, 2014
 
 
 
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, November 17
Antiviral RNAi - A new antiviral immunity mechanism in mammals
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Shou-Wei Ding, PhD
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
University of California, Riverside


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Tuesday, November 18
Minimizing Scarring: A 25 year Journey from Bench to Bedside and Back to Bench
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

Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS
Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor and Vice Chair
Co Director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Children's Surgical Research
Director, Program in Regenerative Medicine
Professor, by Courtesy, of Bioengineering
Professor, by Courtesy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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Tuesday, November 18
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Beyond Biomarkers-Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigens in Cervical Cancer

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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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Wednesday, November 19
Regulating fat storage and breakdown to improve insulin sensitivity in humans
CHLA - TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Vishwajeet Puri, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

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Thursday, November 20
2013 DORI Pilot Winners
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

"Environmental Obesogens, Birthweight, Breastfeeding and Early-Life Growth Trajectories"
Frank Gilliland, MD, PhD
Hastings Professor of Environmental Health
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

"Deciphering the neural circuitry through which ghrelin increases food intake"
Scott Kanoski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Human and Evolutionary Biology, USC

"Molecular Biology and Physiology of Epicardial Adipose Tissue"
Henry Sucov, PhD
Associate Professor of Broad CIRM Center
Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Friday, November 21
Innate immune mechanism for viral dsRNA detection: RIG-I like receptors
MMI Presents: The Delphine & James Fahringer Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Sun Hur, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School


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Monday, November 24
Extreme dietary interventions, regeneration and diseases
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Valter D. Longo, PhD
Edna Jones Professor of Gerontology
Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

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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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Monday, December 01
The UVRAG interactome - autophagy and beyond
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Chengyu Liang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Southern California

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Tuesday, December 02
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Adoptive T Cell Therapy with CAR Modified T Cells

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Tuesday, December 02
5th Annual Zach Hall Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

1:10 PM
Huizhong Tao, PhD
"Dissecting Neural Circuits for Visual Processing and
Behavior"
Associate Professor, Dept of Cell & Neurobiology
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine of USC

1:35 PM
Justin Ichida, PhD
"Can Cellular Reprogramming Decode Human Disease?
Dissecting ALS Mechanisms Using Induced Neurons"
Assistant Professor, Dept of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Broad CIRM Center, Keck School of Medicine of USC

2:00 PM
Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD - Keynote Speaker
"Neuronal Migration and Brain Map Formation"
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology, Chairman of Neurobiology
Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine

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Wednesday, December 03
Adoptive T-Cell Therapy with CAR Modified T-Cells
CHLA - TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD
Director, Cellular Therapeutics
Associate Attending Physician, Leukemia Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

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Friday, December 05
Air pollution and children's lung function: Results from a 20-year investigation
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Jim Gauderman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief
Division of Biostatistics
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, USC

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Monday, December 08
Disintegrins: Novel Anti-integrin Based Therapeutic Agents for Solid Tumors
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Frank S. Markland, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Southern California

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Wednesday, December 10
From a Single Cell to Aerosols: Defining Molecular Properties that Contribute to the Epidemiological Success of Influenza Viruses
MMI Faculty Candidate

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Seema S. Lakdawala, PhD
Research Fellow
NIAID/LID/Emerging Respiratory Viruses Section
National Institutes of Health

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Thursday, December 11
Regulation of pancreatic islet cells by the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway
DORI Seminar Series

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology

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Friday, December 12
Conflicting Roles of Molecules in Liver Cancer: Paradigm or Paradox
MMI Presents: The Delphine & James Fahringer Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NTT 7409 - Topping Tower

Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology
University of California, San Diego

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Friday, December 12
Tobacco Control in Indian Country: Intersections of Culture, Science, Policy
USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

SSB 301, 2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles

Patricia Nez Henderson, MD, MPH
Vice President
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

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Tuesday, December 16
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Hua Yu, Ph,D.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Stat3: From Fundamental Discoveries to Clinical Translation

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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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Tuesday, January 20
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, January 27
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, February 03
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, February 10
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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