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Spring 2010
April 7 - Tom G. Obrig, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, -Coagulation, thrombosis, and kidney failure in typical hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+ HUS)
Host:  Mark Williams, Ph.D.
April 14 - Yun Qiu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, -Mechanisms of post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation of androgen receptor in prostate cancer
Host:  Steve Zhan, Ph.D.
April 21 - Brian D. Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, -Exploiting endogenous microRNA for hemophilia gene therapy
Host:  David Scott, Ph.D.
April 28 - Leslie Pick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, -Drosophila insulin receptor (DInR) functions as an axon guidance receptorâ€
Host:  Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
May 5 - Alan I Faden, M.D., Professor & Director, Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, -Chronic inflammation and Prolonged Neurodegeneration after Traumatic Brain Injury
Host:  Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
May 12 - Wendy M. Campana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, UCSD, -Role of LRP1 in Schwann cell adhesion and migration
Host:  Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
May 26 - Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, -Matrix metalloproteinases in tumor progression: old frogs and new tricks
Host:  Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
June 2 - Howard Kruth, M.D, Principal Investigator, Section of Experimental Atherosclerosis, Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, -How macrophages get fat - Elucidation of a novel mechanism for cholesterol accumulation in atherosclerosis
Host:  Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
June 9 - Maria V. Nurminskaya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, -Molecular mechanisms of vascular calcification: role of transglutaminase
Host:  Alexey Belkin, Ph.D.
Winter 2010
January 20 - Raymond B. Penn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine , University of Maryland, Baltimore, “Parallels between vascular and airway smooth muscle remodeling”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
February 10 - Canceled due to snow
February 24 - Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering; C. Michael Armstrong Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Biological Chemistry, and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Regulation of Ischemia-Induced Vascularization by HIF-1”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
March 3 - C. David Pauza, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Director Institute of Human Virology, Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, “Tumor Cell Recognition by Human V?2Vd2 T cells”
Host: Achsah Keegan, Ph.D
March 10 - Brian M. Polster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, “Inflammatory nitric oxide and neuronal bioenergetics”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
March 17 - Manfred Boehm, M.D., Principal Investigator, Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, “Inflammation and cell phenotype adaptation during vascular remodeling”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
March 24 - Alan D. Friedman, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatric Oncology; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Regulation Hematopoietic Development and Inflammation by RUNX1, C/EBP, and NF-kB”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
March 31 - Andrew F. Neuwald, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, “Using genomics to unravel molecular mysteries underlying clinically-relevant protein mechanisms”
Host: Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
Fall 2009
October 7 - Keith Burridge, Ph.D., Professor, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Rho GTPases: Key Regulators of Endothelial Cell Function"
Host: Alexey Belkin, Ph.D.
October 14 - Steve L. Gonias, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, UCSD, School of Medicine, "Protease Receptor-initiated cell-signaling in cancer and inflammation"
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
October 21 - Kenn Holmbeck, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Matrix Metalloproteinase Unit, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH, "Genetic Dissection of Membrane-type MMP function"
Host: Rajabrata Sarkar
October 28 - Richard L. Proia, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, "The role of sphingosine-1-phosphate in metabolism and signaling"
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
November 4 - Charles L. Chaffin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland, "Lipoprotein uptake as a mediator of the ovulatory cascade in primates"
Host: Toni M. Antalis, Ph.D.
November 11 - Silvia Montaner, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology and Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, "KSHV vGPCR: Lessons on inflammation-mediated angiogenesis from a viral oncogene"
Host: Toni M. Antalis, Ph.D.
November 18 - No Seminar
December 2 - Kathleen P. Pratt, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA, "Mapping T-Cell and B-Cell Epitopes to Design Less Immunogenic Factor VIII Proteins"
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
December 9 - Tami J Kingsbury, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland, "Cellular regulation of calcineurin phosphatase activity"
Host: Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
December 16 - Joseph Craft, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of Rheumatology, Professor of Immunobiology and Director of Investigative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, "New Insights into Effector CD4 T Cell Differentiation and Function"
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
Spring 2009
April 8 – Peter Gettins, Ph.D., Director, Center for Structural Biology & Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago “Ligand binding to LRP”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
April 15 – Barry Shur, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University, “SED1/MFG-E8: a bimotif protein that mediates cell interactions from fertilization to apoptosis”
Host: David Litwack, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology (co-sponsor)
April 22 – John A. Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, “Actin Assembly at Membranes: Mechanism and Regulation”
Host: Steve Zhan, Ph.D.
April 29 – Bruce Bochner, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Siglec-8 and Siglec-F: ortholog inhibitory receptors on eosinophils and mast cells with pulmonary glycan ligands”
Host: Achsah Keegan, Ph.D.
May 6 – Peter Lollar, M.D., Professor, Director Hemophillia Research, Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, “The Immune Response to Factor VIII”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
May 13 – Paul S. Fishman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Program for Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Transcription factor driven differentiation of neural progenitor cells”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
May 20 – Gerald Wilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “RNA allosteric mechanisms contributing to post-transcriptional control of cytokine expression”
Host: Leonid Medved, Ph.D.
May 27 – Andrea Meredith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Mechanism of circadian rhythms in neuronal activity”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
June 3 – Mariusz Karbowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Biotechnology Center, UMBI, “Role of the Ubiquitin Conjugation System in the Control of Mitochondrial Functional Integrity”
Host: Sripriya Ranganathan, Ph.D.
June 10 – Paul Welling, M.D., Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “TBA” 
Winter 2009
January 7 –Michael W. Mosesson, M.D., Senior Investigator, The Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin, “Antithrombin I 62 years later”
Host: Leonid Medved, Ph.D.
January 14 –Abraham Schneider, D.D.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences and Program in Oncology and the Greenebaum Cancer Center“Microenvironmental Stress and the mTOR Pathway in the Pathobiology of Head and Neck Cancer”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
February 4 – Mark A. Rizzo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “Building better tools to understand hormonal regulation of insulin secretion”
Host: Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
February 11 – Jeffrey Hasday, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “The Effects of Hyperthermia on Endothelial:Neutrophil Interaction and Consequences for Acute Lung Injury”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
February 25 – Scott E. Strome, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “New Paradigms for Manipulating the 4-1BB (CD137) Pathway for the Treatment of Cancer and Autoimmunity”
Host: Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
March 4 – Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, “mTOR: Master Regulator of the Immune System and Cancer”
Host: Achsah Keegan, Ph.D.
March 11 – Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair Anesthesiology, Department of & Biomedical Engineering, Vascular Biology & Transplantation (VBT) Program, Yale University School of Medicine, “Stem Cells for Vascular Engineering”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
March 25 - Xuri Li, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Unit on Retinal Vascular Neurobiology, Neuroscience Research Center, National Eye Institute, NIH, “Vascular and neural effects of VEGF-B and PDGF-C”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
Fall 2008
September 10 – Elias T. Zambidis, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Oncology Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, “Patient-Specific Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modeling and Treating Hematologic Disorders”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
September 17 - Bartley P. Griffith, M.D., Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Cardiac Healing”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D
September 24 – Laure Aurelian, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “CD34+ circulating stem cells transport HSV DNA fragments to the skin in patients with erythema multiforme (HAEM)”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
October 1 – William C. Stanley, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Impact of Dietary Lipid and Carbohydrate Composition on Development of Heart Failure”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
October 8 – Sergei P. Atamas, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine & Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Two faces (splice variants) of Interleukin-4”
Host: Greg Carey, Ph.D.
October 15 – Paul D. Robbins, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine “Gene and Cell-based Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases: Preclinical and Clinical Studies”
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
October 22 - Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions “Design and Translation of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
October 29 – Robert Koos, Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 (HIF-1): A Novel Mediator of Estrogen Action”
Host: Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
November 5 – Erika Matunis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Regulation of Stem cells in the Drosophila testis niche”
Host: Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
November 12 – Thomas Blanchard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Investigating a Requirement for Th-17 Based Immunity to Helicobacter pylori using NADPH oxidase Deficient Mice”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
November 19 – Dan E. Berkowitz, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, “Vascular Aging: Role of Nitroso-Redox Imbalance”
Host: Alexey Belkin, Ph.D.
December 3 – Roy A. Mariuzza, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, “Structural Basis for Recognition of MHC and Non-MHC Ligands by Natural Killer Cell Receptors”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
December 10 – G. William Rebeck, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University, “ApoE Receptor Signaling in Neurons and Glia”
Host: Sripriya Ranganathan, Ph.D.
December 17 - Richard M. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, Autoimmunity Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH, “From Molecule to Malady: TNF-family Cytokines in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases”
Host: Achsah Keegen, Ph.D.
Spring 2008
March 26 – Kenneth Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Cell & Developmental Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH, “Dynamic Cell Interactions in Cell Migration and Development”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
April 2 – Mervyn Monteiro, Ph.D., Professor, Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, “A Novel Complex Involved in ER-Associated Degradation”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
April 9 – Anil Jaiswal, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “Nrf2 and p53 Signaling in Cellular Response to Stress”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
April 16 – Chen-Yong Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Epithelial Versus Stromal Matriptase: Different Biology and Regulation”
Host: Alexey Belkin, Ph.D.
April 23 – Peter G.W. Gettins, D. Phil., Director, Center for Structural Biology, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Alpha-2 Macroglobulins. Multifunctional, Multidomain Proteins Present from Bacteria to Man”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
April 30 – Lewis Romer, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Matrix Assembly: Mechanics and Signaling”
Host: Alexey Belkin, Ph.D.
May 7 – David Harrison, MD, FACC, FAHA, Bernard Marcus Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, “The Role of T Cell in the Genesis of Hypertension”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
May 14 – Maja Marić, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University, “Lysosomal Thiol Reductase and Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase 2 Provide a Provide a functional Link between Redox Processes and Cellular Activation“
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
May 21 – Jo Ann Trejo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, “Regulation of Protease-activated Receptor Signaling”
Host: Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
May 28 – Joseph Lakowicz, Ph.D., Professor, Director for the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Biomedical Applications of Plasmon-Controller Fluorescence”
Host: Leonid Medved, Ph.D.
June 4 – Victoria Ploplis, Ph.D., Associate Director, W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, University of Notre Dame, “Effects of a PAI-1 Deficiency on Endothelial Cell Signaling and Function”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
Winter 2008
January 9 – Roland Herzog, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cellular and Molecular Therapy, University of Florida, “Toward Immune Tolerance in Gene Therapy for Hemophilia”
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
January 16 – Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Physiology and Psychiatry, Programs in Neuroscience and Molecular Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, "Cellular Mechanisms Establishing Sex Differences in the Brain"
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
January 23 – Elizabeth Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Anatomy, Neurobiology & Psychiatry, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Fishell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, "Plasminogen Family Members and Relatives in Neural Development and Behavioral Disorders"
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
January 30 – Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Medicine Gastroenterology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, "Dangerous Liasions: Macrophages and Immune Regulation of Gut Function"
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
February 6 – Gene Liau, Ph.D., Director, Cardiovascular Disease Area, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, !THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Host: Steve Zhan, Ph.D.
February 13 – Stephan Ladisch, M.D., Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research, Children's National Medical Center, Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, The Georgetown University School of Medicine, "Tumor gangliosides,  tumor progression, and novel therapeutic strategies"
Host: David Scott, Ph.D.
February 20 – Thomas L. Leto, Ph.D., Chief, Molecular Defenses Section, Laboratory of Host Defenses, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH "Targeting and regulation of reactive oxidant generation by the Nox/Duox family of NADPH oxidases"
Host: Mark Williams Ph.D.
February 27 – Toren Finkel, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Cardiology Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, "Stem cells and aging"
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
March 5 – Thomas Bugge, Ph.D., National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health “Transmembrane serine proteases and their transmembrane serine protease inhibitors; Guardians of epithelial integrity”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
March 12 – John Griffin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, "Protein C Translational Research"
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
March 19 – Iris Lindberg, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, "Proprotein Convertases and their Inhibitors: Protein Maturation Enzymes in the Secretory Pathway"
Host: Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
Fall 2007
September 12 – John R. Basile, DDS, DMSc. Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Dentistry, “Semaphorin 4D and Plexin-B1 Provide a Link between Axon Guidance and Tumor-Induced Angiogenesis”
Host: Sarah Netzel-Arnett, Ph.D.
September 19 – Yoichi Osawa, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine Director, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility Department of Pharmacology University of Michigan Medical School, “Inhibition of NO-synthase by cigarette constituents and the role of hsp90/hsp70 based chaperones in regulation of the enzyme”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
September 26 – David Leitenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University, “CD45 protein tyrosine phosphatase regulation of T cell development and activation”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
October 3 – Victoria A. Ploplis, Associate Director, W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research University of Notre Dame, “Effects of a PAI-1 Deficiency on Endothelial Cell Signaling and Function”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D.
October 10 – Ligia Pinto Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Head, HPV Immunology Laboratory, SAIC Frederick/ NCI-Frederick, “Host Immune Responses to HPV Infection and Vaccination”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
October 17 – Chavakis Triantafyllos, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Inflammation Biology Section, Experimental Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, “Regulation of Vascular Inflammation by Junctional Adhesion Molecule-C”
Host: Li Zhang, Ph.D
October 19 - Francis J. Castellino, Ph.D., Director, W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry, Dean Emeritus, College of Science, University of Notre Dame, “Protein C at the Crossroads of Hemostasis and Inflammation”
Host: Li Zhang Ph.D.
October 24 – Adam C. Puche, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Subventricular Zone Derived Interneuron Migration, a Role for Neurotransmitters, Extracellular Matrix, and Blood Vessels”
Host: Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
October 31 – Ashwani Khanna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “Oxidative Stress Induced by TGF-ß Uniformly Influences the Development of Chronic Allograft Nephropathy in Organ Transplantation”
Host: Mark S. Williams, Ph.D.
November 7 – Suzette Mueller, Ph.D. Professor of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center “Invadopodia: Interface for Tumor Cell Invasion”
Host: Steve Zhan, Ph.D.
November 14 – Manuel Yepes, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Emory University “Tissue-type Plasminogen Activator and LRP: A New Signaling Pathway for Cerebral Ischemia”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
November 28 – Peter Pedersen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine “Eradicating Advanced Cancers by Targeting Their Power Plants”
Host: Wendy Davidson, Ph.D.
December 5 – Stuart Newfeld, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences,Arizona State University, “TGF-ß Signaling in Drosophila; Heart and Blood Development”
Host: Nancy Fossett, Ph.D.
December 12 – Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University of Maryland, “Adipocytes as endocrine cells: regulation of adipokine production”
Host: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.
December 19 – Gary Fiskum, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, “Hyperoxic Reperfusion Promotes Chronic Inflammation after Global Cerebral Ischemia”
Host: Mark Williams, Ph.D.
Spring 2007
March 28 - Dr. Mingyi Wang Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science Cardiac Function Section National Institute of Aging “ Central Arterial Aging: Humans to Molecules”
Host: Li Zhang
April 4 – Dr. Elias Zambidis Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Oncology Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine “Modeling the Origins of the Normal and Leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cell using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation”
Host: David Scott
April 11 – Dr. Marty Blaustein Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine “Local Calcium Signaling: A Question of Protein Cooperation at Membrane Microdomains”
Host: Dudley Strickland
April 18 – Dr. Wuyuan Lu Associate Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Center “A Case of Crystal Clear – Controversies over the Structure of the SMB Domain of Human Vitronectin”
Host: Toni Antalis
April 25 – Dr. Sharon Stack Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine “Proteinase Regulation in the Tumor Microenvironment”
Host: Sarah Netzel–Arnett
May 2 - Dr. Kelley Argraves Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Medical University of South Carolina “Sphingolipid Signaling in the Regulation of Vascular Network Assembly”
Host: Dudley Strickland
May 9 - Richard Zhao, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University of Maryland Medical Center, Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Microbiology–Immunology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine “Molecular Characterization of HIV –1 Viral Protein R”
Host: Steve Zhan
May 16 – David Weber Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Maryland School of Medicine “Inhibiting the calcium binding protein S100B restores functional p53 in malignant melanoma”
Host: Leonid Medved
May 23 – Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences University of Maryland Baltimore County “Inflammation, immune suppression, and tumor progression”
Host: Li Zhang
May 30 – Stephanie Vogel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine “Role of TLR2 in the Host Response to Francisella Tularensis”
Host: Achsah Keegan
June 6 – Antonino Passaniti, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Pathology University of Maryland School of Medicine “Transcriptional Regulation of Angiogenesis and Tumor Growth”
Host: Nancy Fossett
June 13 – Sefik S. Alkan, Ph.D. Executive VP, Alpa Therapeutics Corporation “Immune Regulation by Toll Like Receptor Agonist Molecules and their use in Vaccination and Cancer Therapy”
Host: Toni Antalis
Winter 2007
January 17 - Austin Yang, Ph.D Professor Cancer Center and Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology “Towards a comprehensive phosphoproteome analysis of PHF tau in early Alzheimer's disease”
Host: Dudley Strickland
January 24 - Dr. Fey Rassool Associate Professor Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center “ROS, DNA Damage and Repair Infidelity: A Model for Genomic Instability in Myeloid Malignancies”
Host: Toni Antalis
January 31 - Tom Pallone, MD Professor of Medicine University of Maryland, School of Medicine “Renal Medullary Microcirculation”
Host: Dudley Strickland
February 7 - Andrei Chapoval, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Maryland, School of Medicine “The Extended B7 Family: B7-H3 and Butyrophilin Pathways for Costimulation of Immune Responses”
Host: Achsah Keegan
February 14 - Cancelled due to a weather event.
February 21 - Joseph Stains, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Orthopaedics University of Maryland School of Medicine “Gap Junctional Communication in Skeletal Systems”
Host: Jose Moreno
February 28 - Thorsten Kirsch, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Orthopaedics University of Maryland School of Medicine “The Role of the Progressive Ankylosis Gene (ank) in Skeletal Development”
Host Achash Keegan
March 7 - Alessio Fasano, M.D. “Zonulin, Tight Junctions, and Intestinal Permeability: from Innate Immunity to Autoimmunity”
Host: Toni Antalis
March 14 - Richard Eckert, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, John F.B. Weaver Endowed Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine “Regulation and Role of Type I Transglutaminase in Keratinocyte Differentiation”
Host: Leonid Medved
March 21 - Dr. Patricia Gearhart, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health “Aberrant DNA Repair Increases Antibody Diversity”
Host: David Scott
Fall 2006
October 4 - Stuart Martin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, UMB SOM. “Metastasis of "dormant" breast tumor cells”
Host: Toni Antalis
October 11 - Bruce Vogel, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Medical Biotechnology Institute, UMB. “Extracellular Matrix and Epithelial Morphogenesis in worms and mice”
Host: Nancy Fossett
October 18 - Ling Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Director of Physiological Genomics Core Laboratory, UMB “Na/H exchanger-1 and cardiac function in chronic intermittent hypoxia”
Host: Li Zhang
October 25 - Dr. Meenah Chelliah, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, UMB. “Regulation of osteoclast motility and bone resorption by integrin alpha-v-beta-3 and Rho GTPase-facilitated signaling”
Host: Achsah Keegan
November 1 - Tom Blanpied, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UMB SOM “Probing the architecture of the living synapse: Protein dynamics within spines and the postsynaptic density”
Host: Steve Zhan
November 8 - Joseph Kao, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Medical Biotechnology Center, UMB “Controlling Physiology with Light”
Host: Toni Antalis
November 15 - Anne W. Hamburger Ph.D. Professor of Pathology, UMB SOM “The ErbB3 binding protein, Ebp1, as a new member of an ErbB3 signal transduction pathway”
Host: Steve Zhan
November 22 - Anandarup Gupta, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, UMB “Characterization of Leupaxin as a focal adhesion-associated protein in osteoclasts and prostate cancer cells”
Host: Achsah Keegan
November 29 - Paul Shapiro, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, UMB “Development of substrate selective ERK docking domain inhibitors”
Host: Jeff Winkles
December 6 - Ashwani K Khanna, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UMB SOM “Cell cycle control and inflammation in atherosclerosis”
Host: Dudley Strickland
December 13 - Terry B. Rogers, Ph.D. Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMB SOM “Phosphatase targeting and local control of cardiac myocyte function”
Host: Toni Antalis
December 20 - Simeon Goldblum, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Pathology Assoc Director for Basic Research, UMB MBRC “The Tyrosine Phosphorylation - Responsive Endothelial Paracellular Pathway. Roles of kinases, phosphatases, and the Zonula Adherens”
Host: Toni Antalis