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January 26, 2015
 
 
 
USC Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute's Annual Research Symposium: The Guts and Brains Behind the Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics!

February 17-18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015:
1:30pm-2:00pm Registration
2:00pm-5:00pm Student Oral & Poster Presentations
5:00pm-6:00pm Awards & Reception

Harkness Auditorium, Clinical Sciences Center (CSC 250)
2250 Alcazar St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7:30am-8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am-5:00pm Symposium Presentations
5:00pm-6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

Aresty Auditorium, Norris Research Tower (NRT LG)
1450 Biggy St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Keynote Speakers
- Robert Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE
American Diabetes Association
- James Meigs, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Beta-Cell Regulation
- Matthias Hebrok, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
- Carmella Evans-Molina, MD
Indiana University

Microbiome
- Wilson Tang, MD, FACC, FAHA
Cleveland Clinic
- Remy Burcelin, PhD
Paul Sabatier University, France

Nutrient Sensing
- Steven Munger, PhD
University of Florida
- Sebastien Bouret, MD, PhD
CHLA, The Saban Research Institute

Inflammation
- Frank Gilliland, MD, PhD
Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Alvin Powers, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

For more information: http://dori.usc.edu

Registration: http://usc.edu/evsp
ESVP code: dori2015

Questions, please contact Christina Ayala at trujillc@usc.edu

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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, January 26
Beyond Surface - Skin Stem Cells: from Hair to Digit Regeneration
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Krzysztof Kobielak, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pathology
University of Southern California

Host: Dr. Wei Li

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Monday, January 26
Shape and Connectivity Analysis of the Brain in a Continuous Framework
INI Seminar Series

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Boris Gutman, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics

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Tuesday, January 27
Deconstructing Endodermal Organ Development to Reconstruct Organs from Stem Cells
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

Maike Sander, MD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Pediatric Diabetes Research Center
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
University of California, San Diego

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Tuesday, January 27
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
CANCELLED

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, January 27
Brain Mapping and Connectivity Analysis in Big Data
INI Seminar Series

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Gautman Prasad,PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Imagine Genetics Center and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
University of Southern California

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Wednesday, January 28
Very Early Onset IBD - From Genes to Function: A Journey from Mice to Man and Back to Mice Again
CHLA TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

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Thursday, January 29
When epigenetics and metabolism converge: the clock link
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156

Graduate Student Seminar Course:
Pathology 575 - Frontiers of Pathology

Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

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Thursday, January 29
Neural Network Approaches to Understanding Brain Function and Dysfunction
INI Seminar Series

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Donatello Arienzo, PhD
Research Scientist
Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute, Georgia Regents University

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Friday, January 30
A Fast Endophilin-Dependent, Clathrin-Independent Endocytic Mechanism
ZNI Special Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Harvey McMahon PhD
Research Scientist
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, UK

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Monday, February 02
Everything you know about melanoma is wrong
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor
Department of Medicine
Berle and Lucy Adams Chair in Cancer Research
University of Southern California

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Tuesday, February 03
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
William Tseng, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, February 03
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
William Tseng, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Liposarcoma

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Thursday, February 05
Health Promotion and Care in Prison Settings: Lessons Learned
Department of Family Medicine

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Dept. of Family Medicine, 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Bldg A-6, 4th Fl., Large Conference Room

David Seal, PhD
Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of Doctoral Programs
Department of Global Community Heath and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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Thursday, February 05
Engineering vault nanoparticles as a "smart vaccine" for chlamydia trachomatis
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Kathleen A. Kelly, PhD, DABCC
University of California, Los Angeles

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Monday, February 09
Integrin-mediated drug resistance of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Yong-Mi Kim, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Pathology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California


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Tuesday, February 10
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
CANCELLED

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, February 10
Chemical Probes for the Functional Analysis of O-GlcNAc Modifications in Cancer
Translational and Clinical Sciences Monthly Research Seminar

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Matthew Pratt, PhD
Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Computational Biology
University of Southern California

RSVP: Terry Church
tdchurch@med.usc.edu
323.865.3520

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Thursday, February 12
Mechanisms of mitochondrial gene expression
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Miguel Garcia-Diaz, PhD
Stony Brook University

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Tuesday, February 17
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Wei Li, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Targeting the Secreted Form of Heat Shock Protein-90 (Hsp90) to Stop Tumor Growth and Metastasis

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Thursday, February 19
Decoding liver cancer genome: systems biology approaches
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Ju-Seog Lee, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Thursday, February 19
Lunch and Learn: Cancer and Genetics
USC Norris Cancer Center Genetics Program

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, 1900 South Bundy Drive, Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Julie Culver, MS, LCGC
Duveen Sturgeon, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

RSVP - 310-314-2555

Parking is limited and therefore is first come, first served. Street and meter parking is available, as well.

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Thursday, February 26
The Hippo-YAP pathway in organ size control and tumorigenesis
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
University of California, San Diego

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Thursday, March 05
Control of immune responses by activation of nutritional sensing pathways in dendritic cells
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Bali Pulendran, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine

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Thursday, March 12
Traditional and non-traditional roles of angiotensin converting enzyme
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Kenneth Bernstein, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

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Tuesday, March 24
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Paul Thomas, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

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Thursday, March 26
Mitochondria and metabolic regulation of human pluripotent stem cell differentiation
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Michael Teitell, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

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Thursday, April 02
ß-catenin signaling in liver pathophysiology: implications in regeneration and cancer
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, MD
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

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Thursday, April 09
Apical/ basal polarity in development and disease
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 156

Pathology 575: Frontiers of Pathology

Ian Macara, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Friday, April 17
Nuclear Virus Assembly Factories in Polyomavirus-Infected Cells
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hastings Auditorium, HMR 100, 2011 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Robert L. Garcea, M.D.
Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
and The Biofrontiers Institute

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