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 Up Comining Biomedical Bulletins

Special Seminar

“Autophagy and Regulation of Cellular Phenotype”

Saeid Ghavami, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Anatomy& Cell Science
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Thursday, 23 March 2017
1:00 PM
DSB C122

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“Bioinspired Organ Engineering for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics”

Yu Shrike Zhang, PhD
Instructor Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
12:00 PM
Rm ECS 124

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Previous Biomedical Bulletin Seminars:

Friday, 03 March 2017 "Effective engineering outreach and how it impacts who wants to study engineering" Dr. Mary Wells, Associate Dean Outreach, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Co-hosted by The Engineering Department, Leadership Through Diversity and The Centre for Biomedical Research.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 "Task success as intrinsic reward in sensorimotor adaptation" Tim Carroll, PhD, Associate Professor in Motor Contro, Director of the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance (CSP), University of Queensland, Australia

Monday, 31 October 2016 “Touched and a little unbalanced: The contribution of fingertip tactile feedback to balance control” John E. Misiaszek, PhD
Department of Occupational Therapy and Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Friday, 19 August 2016  “Micro-and Nanofabrication of Advanced Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering”  Mehdi Nikkhah, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering,School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Thursday, 7 July 2016 "The stem cell factor HMGA2 promotes chemoresistance in cancer”,  Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Co- hosed with CAMTEC

Wdnesday, 22 June, 2016 “Phagosomal Dynamics in the Macrophage”, Robin Yates, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

Thursday, 21 January 2016 “Bioactive Fibers: A Path Towards Organ Weaving”, Mohsen Akbari, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,  University of Victoria , Research Scholar at Harvard-MIT, Division of Health Sciences.

Thursday, 17 December 2015, “Imaging Systems for Biomedical Research Applications with a Focus on DACI”, Rodney Herring, PhD, Associate Professor ,Director Advanced Microscopy Facility, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Victoria

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, "Eighteen Months of Being Wrong: What is the Shape of Fatigue?”, Jim Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, “Assessment of Stability of Rhythmic Motion with Noise”,Jooeun Ahn, PhD,Assistant Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering,University of Victoria

Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture: Dr. Ruth Slack
Thursday, 16 April 2015 "Adult Stem Cells: the potential to repair brain damage" - general public talk
Friday, 17 April 2015, “Mitochondrial dynamics regulates stem cell self-renewal and cell fate decisions” - on campus seminar (co-sponsor Division of Medical Sciences)

Friday, 5 December 2014, "Factors involved in the development of excitatory synapses: a zebrafish perspective." by Dr. Declan Ali, Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta (co-sponsored with the Department of Biology)

Monday, 24 November 2014, “Therapeutic potential for modulating gap junction channels and hemichannels in neurological disorders” by Dr. Christian Naus, PhD
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia (co-sponsored with Division of Medical Sciences)

Friday, 26 September 2014, “Structure/Function in Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling; Ryanodine Receptors on the Move” by Dr. Edwin Moore, Professor, Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC Calcium imaging, Cardiomyocytes, Strategic. Director of animal facility at UBC, Lecturer in UBC Medical Program, Heart research. (co-sponsored with the Division of Medical Sciences)

Monday, 21 July 2014, "Conditional silencing of spinal cord interneurons: Hopping to a new tune" by Dr. David S. K. Magnuson, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Friends for Michael Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville

10 April 2014, "From physics to physiology and prosthetics:a personal odyssey." by Dr. Richard B. Stein, Professor Emeritus,Department of Physiology, University of Alberta

29 January 2014, “The quest for the first potentially definitive treatment for Parkinson's disease: Elements of a manned mission to the moon." by Erich Mohr, PhD, R. Psych, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MedGenesis Therapeutix Inc.

13 January 2014 "Tissue engineered human airways - how do we build them and what can we use them for?" by Sam Wadsworth, PhD, Research Associate - UBC Institute for Heart & Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.Director of Biology - Aspect Biosystems Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

12 November 2013 “Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering of Cell and Tissue Function” by Deok-Ho Kim PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington

18 October 2013 "Molecular and phenotypic defects caused by Pax6 mutation in the mouse are corrected by nonsense suppression" by Cheryl Gregory-Evans PhD, and Kevin Gregory-Evans, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCOphth, Department Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre

01 October 2013 “An immunoengineering approach to vaccination: Tuning the immune response with redoxsensitive nanoparticles” by Evan Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

6 June 2013 “Development of a Strategy for Effective Articular Cartilage Repair”
by Dr. Brian Amsden Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Chemical Engineering Queens University, Kingston ON

14 Dec 2012 "Mechanisms and clinical implications of cross-education transfer of force from the practiced to the non-practiced limb in humans”
by Dr.Jonathan Farthing,PhD Associate Professor College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan

2 Dec 2011 "Deep Mutational Scanning to Analyze Protein Function" by Dr. Stan Fields. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Departments of Genome Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

21 April 2011 “Acquisition of a simple motor skill: operant conditioning of spinal reflexes with implications for rehabilitation” by Dr. Aiko K. Thompson. Translational Neurological Research, Helen Hayes Hospital and Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

08 March 2011 "Hallmarks of a tumor prone state: cell cycle, polarity and fate disruption” by Dr. Rod Bremner. Head, Genetics and Development Division, Toronto Western Research Institute,Departments of Ophthalmology and Lab Med & Pathobiology,University of Toronto, http://vsrp.uhnres.utoronto.ca/Bremner.html (co-sponsored by the Department of Biology

03 March 2011
"Cortical Spreading Depolarization: Emerging pathophysiologic mechanism in the acutely injured brain" by Dr. Sergio Kirov. Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Director, Human Brain Laboratory Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical college of Georgia (co-sponsored by Division of Medical Sciences)

11 Feb 2011"Responding and adapting to stress: A synaptic perspective" by Dr. Jaideep Bains, Associate Professor & AHFMR Senior Scholar Hotchkiss Brain Institute &
Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology University of Calgary

7 February 2011
"Calculating the Wonders of Life – Computational Biology in Action!" by Dr. Steven Pelech, Phd, President & CSO, Kienxus Bioinformatics Corp; Co-hosted with The Student Biotechnology Network of UBC as part of the ‘Exploring Biotech’ lecture series.

05 February 2010
"Coordination of Locomotion and implications for rehabilitation" by Dr. Erin Vasudevan
BSc in Physiology, PhD in Neuroscience, University of Alberta. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Amy Bastian at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD."

3 November 2009
“Intellectual Properties 101 – more than mousetraps” by Dr. Cynthia Shippam-Brett
Co-hosted with The Student Biotechnology Network of UBC as part of the ‘Exploring Biotech’ lecture series. Dr. Cynthia Shippam-Brett is a patent agent with Gowlings. She works with her clients and inventors in the life sciences fields to help bring their innovations and technologies to the wider world.

30 March 2009
"Repair Gone Wrong: Triplet repeat expansion and its effect on neuronal survival" by
Cynthia T. McMurray, Ph.D.
Professor and Distinguished Mayo Investigator,Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

6 March 2009
"Interlimb coordination underlying human bipedal locomotion" by Noritaka Kawashima, PhD, JSPS Research Fellow
Motor Control Section, Department of Rehabilitation for Movement Function Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities

24 February 2009
"Neuroethics of memory modulation" by Dr. Peter B. Reiner, UBC

13 February 2009
"Tracking P2X ion channel activation and regulation with FRET microscopy" by Dr. Baljit Khakh, UCLA
(this lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of Biology)

15 January 2009
"Motor learning and automaticity" by Dr. Mark Hallett
Senior Investigator, National Institute of Health (NIH)

7 August 2008
"Are We Making Progress Towards Correcting Behavioural Deficits In Rett Syndrome?" by Dr. James Eubanks
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Division of Genetics & Development, Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)

28 April 2008
“Fetal Origins of Adult Cardiovascular Disease” presented by Dr. Sandra Davidge,
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, CRC in Women's Cardiovascular Health, AHFMR Scientist, University of Alberta

8 April 2008
"Cell-Molecular Evolution as the Rosetta Stone for Molecular Medicine" by Dr. John Torday,
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, the Henry L. Guenther Laboratory for Cell/Molecular Research
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center