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February 21, 2017
 
 
RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Tuesday, February 21
How Flavorings Can Affect the Perception, Use and Safety of E-Cigarettes
USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

SSB 301

Dr. Pamela Dalton
Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center

Tuesday, February 21st 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm
SSB 301
2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles

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Tuesday, February 21
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Gangning Liang, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Identification of Epigenetically Regulated Genes beyond DNA Methylation in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma for Precision Medicine

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Wednesday, February 22
Systems-based Analysis of Multiomic Data to Improve Understanding of Development and Disease
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Bruce J Aronow, PhD
Endowed John J Hutton, M.D. Professor of
Biomedical Informatics
Divisions of Biomedical Informatics,
Developmental Biology, and Genetics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical
Center and by courtesy, Computer Science
and Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati

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Thursday, February 23
Biotech Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Hosted by BCLA and HTE@USC

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center (BCC) 101

Stephen Fiacco, PhD, is President and CEO of EvoRX Technologies, a biotechnology company in Pasadena, CA.

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Thursday, February 23
Signaling in the Tumor Microenvironment of Breast Cancer
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

MCH 156

Gustavo W. Leone, PhD
The Ohio State University

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Thursday, February 23
Latina/o Integrative Health Panel
USC Institute for Integrative Health

12:30 PM-4:30 PM

Harkness Auditorium, Room 250

Speakers:
Lourdes Baez Conde, PhD, MPH
Es Tiempo - It's Time - Using environmental cues to increase cervical cancer screening among
Latinas. USC Professor, Preventive Medicine & Director of Center for Health Equity in the Americas.

Team Presentation: Ramona Gardens Mindfulness Family Intervention Project
Lou Calanche, Executive Director, LA Legacy
Marcella Magallanes, Ramona Gardens Parent & Mindfulness Participant
Martha González, Ramona Gardens Promotora

Hortensia Amaro, PhD
A Mindfulness Group Intervention for Women in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
USC Associate Provost for Community Research Initiatives and
Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck and Department of Preventive Medicine

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Thursday, February 23
Writing Winning Proposals
The Center for Excellence in Research (CER)

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

NML West Conference Room

(CER) is a faculty-initiated activity at USC designed to increase the impact and prominence of scholarly research throughout the university. Under the auspices of the Vice President of Research and the University Research
Committee, the CER promotes advancement, leadership and excellence in the pursuit of all areas of research, university-wide. The primary activities of the CER are a series of faculty-led research events and training workshops organized by the Office of Research. Grant Proposal Mentoring: The Center for Excellence in Research offers a peer-to-peer proposal review service for faculty applying to external funding sources. Further information on this program is available at the CER website (http://research.usc.edu/about/vp/cer/). In addition to grant proposal mentoring, the Office of Research offers administrative support for preparing large interdisciplinary/multi-school proposals. Additional courses on grants submission, management and administration are offered by the Office of Compliance and the Department of Contracts and Grants.(see: http://research.usc.edu/for-investigators/training/)

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Friday, February 24
Genetics and Genomics of Skin Color Patterns
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY Special Seminar

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

MCH 149

Greg Barsh, M.D., Ph.D.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Department of Genetics, Stanford University
Editor in Chief, PLOS GENETICS


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Tuesday, February 28
Interventions to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes Across the Lifespan
USC Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute 4th Annual Research Symposium

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

NRT-LG 503-504

Speakers
Keynote:
Epidemiology of Diabetes and
Cardiovascular Disease
Markku Laakso, MD, PhD
University of Eastern Finland

Sleep Deprivation, Diabetes & Obesity
Susan Redline, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Eve Van Cauter, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine

Stopping Diabetes: ADA Pathway Investigators
Stephen Parker, PhD
University of Michigan
Kathleen Page, MD
University of Southern California

Oral & Poster Presentations
Students, Fellows & Postdocs

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Tuesday, February 28
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
NO GRAND ROUNDS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Wednesday, March 1
Effectiveness of Holistic Modalities for Veterans as Part of Standard Nursing Care: Healing Touch
USC Institute for Integrative Health

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

CSC 250

Speaker:
Stacy Rosenthal BSN, RN, PHN, CMT
Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Wednesday, March 1
Interventions to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes Across the Lifespan
USC Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute 4th Annual Research Symposium

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

NRT-LG 503-504

Speakers
Keynote:
Early Feeding Behavior and Obesity Prevention
Leann Birch, PhD
University of Georgia

Lifestyle Interventions Across the Lifespan
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
California Polytechnic State University
Kayla de la Haye, PhD
University of Southern California

Bariatric Surgery
John Kirwan, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Namir Katkhouda, MD
University of Southern California

Clinical Treatments
Denise Wilfley, PhD
Washington University
School of Medicine in St. Louis
Elizabeth Beale, MBBCh MRCP
University of Southern California

Beta Cell Regeneration
Alan D. Attie, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Stewart, MD
Mount Sinai - New York

Keynote:
Adipose Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Targets
Philipp Scherer, PhD
University of Texas

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Wednesday, March 1
Role of Estrogens in Islet Protection. Implications for Juvenile Diabetes
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD
Director, Diabetes Discovery Research & Gender Medicine Laboratory,
Section of Endocrinology
Price-Goldsmith Endowed Professorship in Nutrition Research
Professor, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology,
Director, Tulane Diabetes Research Program

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Wednesday, March 1
Axons, Synapses and Neural Circuit Repair
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room/ ZNI 112

Yimin Zou PhD
Professor & Chair
Neurobiology Section
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego


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Thursday, March 2
Imaging stem cell signals in cancer progression and therapy resistance
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Tannishtha Reya, PhD
University of California, San Diego

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Friday, March 3
USC RESEARCH CENTER FOR LIVER DISEASES 21st ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building

March 3, 2017
Mayer Auditorium (KAM Building)

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Friday, March 3
Playing in traffic: new targeting and signaling pathways in renal epithelial cells
USC Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

MCH 249

Michael J. Caplan, Ph.D., M.D
C. N. H Long Professor and Chair
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine

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Tuesday, March 7
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Valter Longo, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Wednesday, March 8
Pragmatic Development of T cell Therapies for Cancer
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Nabil Ahmed, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine

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Thursday, March 9
Physiological Functions of Mitochondrial Dynamics
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

David C. Chan, MD, PhD
California Institute of Technology

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Monday, March 13
Structural and mechanistic analysis of the Wnt signaling pathway
KSOM Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Hastings Auditorium (HMR) 101

Wenqing Xu, Ph.D.
Professor: Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington


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Wednesday, March 15
An Eye-Opening Case: Thrombotic Microangiopathies in the Molecular Era
Meira and Shaul G. Massry Visiting Professor

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

LAC/USC Medical Center IPT Conference Room B

Susan E. Quaggin, M.D.

Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Chief of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine
Charles H. Mayo, MD,
Professor Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Wednesday, March 15
The Glomerular Barrier: Two Sides to the Story
Meira and Shaul G. Massry Visiting Professor

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center 1st Floor Conference Room

Susan E. Quaggin, M.D.

Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular
Research Institute
Chief of Nephrology in the Department of
Medicine Charles H. Mayo, MD,
Professor Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Wednesday, March 22
Risk Factors for CSF Shunt Infection and Reinfection
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics
University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital
Associate Program Director
Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Seattle Children's Research Institute

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Wednesday, March 22
Probing Neural Circuits with Shaped Light
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room/ ZNI 112

Na Ji PhD
Group Leader
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


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Thursday, March 23
Calcium Signaling During Neutrophil Activation
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Clifford A. Lowell, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

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Wednesday, March 29
The Development of Dendrites and Axons: The Mechanisms and Relevance to Neurodevelopmental Diseases
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

ZNI 112

Bing Ye PhD
Associate Professor
Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan Medical School


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Thursday, March 30
Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Alexandra Newton, PhD
University of California at San Diego

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Thursday, April 6
Design Principles of Cellular Communication Pathways
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Michael B. Elowitz, PhD
California Institute of Technology

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Tuesday, April 18
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Peter Kurre, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

The Regulation of Hematopoietic Cells by Extracellular Vesicles

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Tuesday, April 18
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Peter Kurre, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

The Regulation of Hematopoietic Cells by Extracellular Vesicles

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Friday, May 5
FROM INVESTIGATION TO INTEGRATION: NEW BASIC, TRANSLATIONAL AND CLINICAL EFFORTS IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS
4th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
Keck School of Medicine at USC
1501 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089


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