2009 Diabetes Center Research Seminars

January

Fred Schaufele, Associate Professor

Voodoo Biochemistry and Other Tales from The Dark Side of Cell Imaging

1/8/09

 

Cristina Penaranda, Graduate Student, Bluestone Lab

Role of T cell priming and expansion in the pancreas of diabetes-prone NOD mice   

&

Alana Lerner, Graduate Student, Papa Lab

Modulation of the unfolded protein response and diabetes

1/15/09

 

Chong Park, Specialist, McManus Lab

Dissecting the Dark Matter of Our Genome: microRNA Knockout Mouse Project

&

Bruce Adams, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

New Tools for Studying Ducts in the Developing Pancreas

1/22/09

 

Mitch Lazar, MD, PhD

Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine, Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"The Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism"

1/29/09

 

February

Michael McManus, Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center

RNA interference

2/5/09

 

Akihisa Fukada, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

The role stat3 in Pancreas cancer initiation

2/19/09

 

Qizhi Tang, Assistant Professor, Surgery

From Auto to Alloimmunity: my trip from HSW11 to HSE5

2/26/09

 

March

Yuki Ohi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Santos Lab

Regulation of human somatic cell reprogramming to pluripotency

&        

Limor Landsman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

Mesenchymal signals during pancreas development

3/5/09

 

Dan Evans, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hsueh Lab

Common Genetic Variation in the Single-Minded1 (SIM1) Gene & the Melanocortin-4 Receptor (MC4R) Gene is Associated with Obesity-related Traits in Humans

3/12/09

 

Louise Olofsson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Xu Lab

TBA

&

Matthew Chun, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hanahan Lab

Invasion in the RIP-Tag mouse model of pancreatic cancer

3/19/09

 

Corrinth Auld, PhD

Scientific Liason, Mercodia, Inc.

3/26/09

 

April

Lucienne M. Chatenoud, Senior Professor & Chair, Immunologie des maladies auto-immunes et de la transplantation, Institut Universitaire de France

Immune Intervention in Type 1 Diabetes

4/2/09

 

John P. Morris IV, Graduate Student, Hebrok Lab

Kras and beta-catenin: a dirty dance to dangerous ducts

4/16

 

Sapna Puri, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

Gasping for oxygen- Mimicking hypoxia within the pancreatic beta-cell

4/23/09

 

James Warne, Postdoctoral Fellow, Xu Lab

Hypothalamic PI3-kinase Signaling and Energy Balance

&

Cedric Louvet, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

From diabetes to paralysis: Mouse models of multiple autoimmune diseases

4/30/09

 

May

Michael Sachs, Grad Student, Santos Lab

Chd1 as a Regulator of Chromatin State in Embryonic Stem Cells

&

Jason Devoss, Postdoctoral Fellow, Anderson Lab

Your thymus: protecting you from yourself

5/7/09

 

Allison Xu, Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center

The Weighty Issue of Feeding Regulation

5/14/09

 

Dennis Van Hoof, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing cells

&

Jonathan Esensten, Graduate Student, Bluestone Lab

T-bet deficiency prevents diabetes in the NOD mouse via separable effects on pathogenic T cells and antigen presenting cells

5/21/09

 

Maureen Su, Clinical Fellow, Anderson Lab

The Role of Aire in Autoimmune Peripheral Neuropathy

&

Anna Krawitz, Medical Student, Stanford University

A New Mouse Model for Investigating the Role of Aire in the Deletion of CD4+ T Cells During Thymic Negative Selection

5/28/09

 

June

Janet Lau, Graduate Student, Hebrok Lab

Loss of Hedgehog Signaling in the Pancreas results in delayed pancreas formation and impaired insulin production

6/4/09

 

September

Xuyu Zhou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

Treg and Autoimmunity

&

Clara Tan-Tam, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tang Lab

Immunological Assessment of Mesenchymal Stem Cells 

9/3/09

 

Weihong Liu, Clinical Assay Manager, Bluestone Lab

Effect of Thymoglobulin on Regulatory T cells

9/10/09

 

Yasuhiro Kosaka, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

Ets family transcription factor, Pet1 (Fev) in pancreas development

&

Jamil Kaanani, Research Biochemist, Baekesskov Lab

Trafficking of the autoantigenic GAD65 and the non-autoantigenic GAD67 in primary neurons and beta cell lines

9/17/09

 

Kaveh Ashrafi, Assistant Professor, UCSF

Small molecule modulators of fat

9/24/09

 

October

Wen-chi Hsueh, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Genetics

Toward incorporating microRNA genes in genome-wide studies of complex traits in humans

10/1/09

 

Sara Cervantes, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

Cilia-dependent Gli/Hedgehog activation in the pancreas

10/8/09

 

Ivy Aslan, Clinical Fellow, Vaisse Lab

Severe obesity due to MC4R mutations and Bariatric surgery outcome

10/15/09

 

Elizabeth Allen, Scientific Project Manager, Hanahan Lab

Angiogenesis inhibitor therapies – efficacy, evasion, invasion, and metastasis

&

Tingxia Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

In vitro generation of pancreatic ß-cells from human embryonic stem cells

10/22/09

 

Jennifer Wade, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaisse Lab

The primary cilium and obesity

&

Mickie Cheng, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anderson Lab

A role for acquired defects in central tolerance in adult-onset autoimmunity

10/29/09

 

November

Hail Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

Serotonin Regulates Pancreatic b-Cell Mass during Pregnancy

&

Nikki Shariat, Postdoctoral Fellow, McManus Lab

Regulating the Regulators: Understanding the Regulation of microRNAs in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

11/5/09

 

Sam Wang, Surgery Resident, Hebrok Lab

Stat3 and MMP7 in pancreatic cancer initiation

&

Chris Law, Staff Research Associate, Gardner Lab

Mechanism of Dehydration-induced atriuresis

11/19/09

 

December

Anastasia Mavropoulos, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

Post-transcriptional control of the beta-cell factor Nkx6.1

12/3/09

 

Alexandra Folias, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrok Lab

Immunological regulation of cellular reprogramming and pancreatic regeneration

12/10/09

 

 

 
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