Discovery Science Grand Rounds 2012
The basic science department chairs at the Miller School host the Discovery Science Grand Rounds the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium. A 20-minute reception will precede each lecture.
The Discovery Science Grand Rounds, designed to increase awareness of scientific achievements at the Miller School and highlight the importance of basic science discoveries, will focus on fields of exceptional significance and novelty with a broad interdisciplinary interest. Only UM faculty members are invited to present.
Please see the complete schedule for upcoming Discovery Science Grand Rounds below:
|March 8||Joyce M. Slingerland, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and biochemistry and molecular biology, associate director for translational research and Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Program leader, will present “Adipocyte-Epithelial Contact Yields Cytokines that Drive Mammary Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Tumorigenesis”|
|April 12||Grace Zhai, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, will present “Mechanism of Neuroprotection Mediated by NMNAT (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Adenylyltransferase)”|
|May 10||Claes Wahlestedt, M.D. Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate dean for therapeutic innovation, will present “The Noncoding Epigenome”|
|August 9||Pedro J. Salas, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cell biology, will present “The Intermediate Filament-Based Hsp70 Rescue of Atypical PKC is Strongly Inhibited by Pro-Inflammatory Signaling”|
|September 13||Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, M. Tech., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmololgy, will present “Molecular Biomarkers: Perception, Reality, Perspectives”|
|October 11||Jeffrey Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and the Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmic Research, will present “Translational Approaches in Ophthalmology and Neuroscience”|
|November 8||Gregory Plano, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, will present “How to Stop a Runaway Nanomachine: Regulation of the Type III Secretion Machinery of Yersinia Pestis”|
|December 13||Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Tumor Stem Cell Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute and associate professor of pathology, will present “High Levels of Nuclear Heat-Shock Factor 1 (HSF1) are Associated With Poor Prognosis in Breast Cancer”|
Departments conducting discovery science research are invited to nominate faculty members to present by submitting the faculty member’s name and a brief summary of the proposed topic. Calls for nominations will be solicited by the basic science chairs once a year. An invitation to present Discovery Science Grand Rounds is considered a special honor and recognition for outstanding discoveries and superior research productivity. Speakers will be selected, based on merit, by the basic science chairs during regular monthly meetings.