2010 Diabetes Center Research Seminars

January

 

Melissa Meucci-Calton, Graduate Student, Vaisse Lab

Rab23 deficiency causes an alteration in the central regulation of energy homeostasis

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Dimitri De Kouchkovsky, Undergraduate Student, Bluestone Lab

MicroRNA and T Cell Activation

1/7/10

 

Mark Anderson, Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center

Aire control of immune tolerance

1/14/10

 

Rik Derynck, Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

Regulation of TGF-beta receptor presentation

1/21/10

 

James Gardner, Graduate Student, Anderson Lab

eTACs: Extrathymic Aire Expressing Cells

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Mahesh Yadav, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

Autoimmune disease models in NOD mouse: From Diabetes to Neuropathy to Multiple Sclerosis

1/28/10

 

February

 

Takeshi Miyatsuka, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

The chronology of islet differentiation

2/4/10

 

Gerald T. Nepom, Director, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle

Antigen-specific probes of T cell frequency and function in T1D

2/11/10

 

David Scheel, Staff Research Associate, German Lab

Rfx6 developmental duality: endoderm lineage and pancreatic islet specification

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Christopher Chiu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hanahan Lab

Combined targeting of mTOR and EGFR in a mouse model of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

2/18/10

 

March

 

Todd Metzger, Graduate Student, Anderson Lab

Thymic selection in the Aire-DTR mouse

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Danielle Ulanet, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hanahan Lab

Insulin receptor knockout impairs tumor progression and overcomes resistance to IGF-1R targeted therapy

3/4/10

 

Zena Werb, Professor and Vice Chair, Anatomy

Role of the microenvironment in development and tumor progression

3/11/10

 

Mike German, Professor, Diabetes Center

Size matters: The physiology of beta-cell mass

3/25/210

 

April

 

Greg Szot, Cellular and Transplantation Laboratory, Technical Director

Long Term Survival of Human ES-derived Insulin Producing Cells in Immunocompetent Mice

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Kathryn Blaschke, Graduate Student, Santos Lab

Connecting germline reprogramming to iPS reprogramming

4/1/10

 

Amy Putnam, Research Supervisor, Bluestone Lab

Finally to the clinic (after 30 years of research): Human ex vivo Expanded CD4+127lo/-25+ Polyclonal Tregs for the Treatment of Recent Onset Type 1 Diabetes

4/7/10

 

Alka Kanaya, M.D, Assistant Professor, Diabetes Center

Diabetes in Asian American Populations

4/15/10

 

Stuart Smith, Assistant Researcher, German Lab

"Rfx6 directs the insulin production of mice and men"

4/22/10

 

Katherine A. Cunningham, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ashrafi Lab

Neurocircuitry of Serotonergic Feeding Regulation

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Samantha Bailey-Bucktrout, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

Type 1 Diabetes; Away from the Bench, at the Bedside

4/29/10

 

May

 

Todd Brusko, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

Eighty Percent of Success is Showing Up:Directing Tregs to the site of inflammation in Type 1 diabetes

5/6/10

 

Saleh Adi, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Diabetes Center

Type 1 Diabetes; Away from the Bench, at the Bedside

5/13/10

 

Denis Glenn, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gardner Lab

Cardiac Lipotoxicity Expression of DGAT1 in the mouse heart

5/20/10

 

Melanie Stumph, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bluestone Lab

Dissecting extrinsic versus intrinsic functions of the immune regulator CTLA-4

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Cristina Penaranda, Graduate Student, Bluestone Lab

Effects of FcR non-binding anti-CD3 antibody

5/27/10

 

June

 

Ruth Taniguchi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Anderson Lab

The role of Aire in shaping the T cell repertoire against the autoantigen, IRBP, during negative selection

6/3/10

 

September

 

Mike Lee, Staff Research Associate

Dan Davini, Staff Research Associates, Bluestone Lab

Dennis Van Hoof, Postdoctoral Fellow, German Lab

Experience type 1 diabetes from the viewpoints of 3 type 1s

Q&A with two Type1 Diabetics

9/9/10

 

Suneil Koliwad, M.D.

Dietary Fats and Their Storage: Regulators of Inflammatory and Metabolic Function  

9/16/10

 

Renee Vanderlaan, Graduate student, Hebrok Lab

Characterizing the adult pancreatic mesenchyme

9/23/10

 

Michael Waterfield, Clinical Fellow, Anderson Lab

Unraveling the transcriptional mechanism of Aire

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Matthew Hangauer, Postdoctoral Fellow, McManus Lab

Pooled RNAi screening approach to identify novel miRNA biogenesis factors

9/31/10

 

October

 

Tony K.T. Lam, Ph.D.

John Kitson McIvor Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research

Canada Research Chair in Obesity

Associate Professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine

            Diabetes and Obesity: Targeting the Gut and the Brain 

10/7/10

 

Stephanie McClymont, Staff Research Associate, Bluestone Lab

            Treg Plasticity: Characterizing “TH1” Tregs

Ashley Mahne, Graduate Student, Tang Lab

Regulatory T cell control of type 1 diabetes:  Modification of the islet infiltrate

10/13/10

 

Fong Ming Koh, Graduate student, Ramalho-Santos lab

Role of Chd1 in regulation open chromatin during mouse embryonic development”

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Chester Chamberlain, Postdoctoral, German Lab

FGF signaling in pancreas development

10/21/10

 

Charles Harris, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine,

UCSF, Gladstone Institute for Cardiovascular Disease

Molecular Dissection of Glucocorticoid Action in Metabolic Disease

10/28/10

 

November

 

Edward Hsiao, MD., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Endocrinology, UCSF

Hormone Signaling in Mesenchymal Tissue Development

11/4/10

 

Hsiao-Huei Chen

Assistant Professor and Scientist

Centre for Stroke Recovery, University of Ottawa Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Neuroscience

"A novel neuronal modulator of fat metabolism"

11/12/10

 

Catherine Lee May, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The role of Islet-1 in the endocrine pancreas 

11/18/10

 

December

 

Karim Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tang Lab

Regulatory T cell therapy in mouse islet transplantation

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Han Qin, Postdoc, Ramalho-Santos Lab

Genome-scale lentiviral shRNA library screening in human iPS cell generation process

12/2/10

 

Alice Liu, MD 

Division of Endocrinology, Stanford University Medical Center; Stanford, CA

Health Management Resources Weight Management Program;

Staff physician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation; Mountain View, CA

Investigations in Adiposity, Insulin Resistance, and Beyond

12/9/10

 

Kaveh Ashrafi

Faculty UCSF

Why do mutations in Bardet-Biedl syndrome genes cause obesity?

12/16/10

 
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