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Seminar Archives 2005- 2010

Please see this document for information on our seminars from 2005 to 2010. 

Seminar Archives Fall-Winter 2011-2012

When and WherePresenter and Seminar Title
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Eduardo Farias, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 

"Opposing Effects of RARs Isotypes in Breast Cancer: A New Perspective"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011...

Seminar Archives Winter-Spring 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Samuel Mann, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

"Pharmacokinetics and the Drug Therapy of Hypertension"
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Joseph A. Beavo, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Pharmacology,...

Seminar Archives Fall-Winter 2012-2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Postdoctoral Seminar

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Kristian Laursen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Gudas' lab 

Hideru Obinata, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Lester I. Binder, Ph.D. 
Professor, Abbott Labs/Duane and Susan Burnham Research...

Seminar Archives Winter-Spring 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Room A-250, 4 p.m.

Frank Giordano, M.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine 

"Transcriptional Control of Transendothelial Nutrient Transport and Vascular Smooth Muscle Biology by the HIF-Pathway: Role in Blood Pressure Control and in Atherogenesis"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013...

Seminars Archive Fall-Winter 2013-2014

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Room A-250, 4 p.m.


Dilek Colak, Ph.D. 
(Jaffrey lab)

"The CGG Repeat Expansion Directs RNA-Mediated Epigenetic Silencing in Fragile X Syndrome"

Rheanna Sand, Ph.D. 
(Hemmings lab)

"Volatile Anesthetics and Inactivation in the...

Seminars Archive Fall-Winter-Spring 2014-2015

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Room A-950, 4 p.m.

Eric D. Lazartigues, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (with Tenure) Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics School of Medicine – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA 

"ACE2 Post-Transcriptional Regulation in Neurogenic Hypertension"
Jason Lewis speaks at podium.

Interrogating Cancer with Precision Radiopharmaceuticals and PET

Jason S. Lewis, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research and Chief of the Radiochemistry & Imaging Sciences Service in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Radiology Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging Probe Core Facility Member in Memorial Sloan Kettering, head of a laboratory in the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program Professor at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical...

Exploiting Dysregulated G1 Metabolic Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Kras-Driven Cancer Cells

David A. Foster, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College of CUNY 

Imaging cellular metabolites and signaling molecules with riboswitch and ribozyme RNA sensors

Dr. Mingxu You 
Dr. Jaffrey's Lab

Dr. Anthony Sauve speaks with first year Ph.D. students after his seminar.

Metabolism in Health and Longevity: Development of Novel Approaches to Treating Diseases by Pharmacological Manipulation of Metabolism

Dr. Anthony Sauve
Professor in Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Lee Kraus speaking at a podium.

Control of Cellular Signaling and Differentiation Programs by PARP-1, a Multifunctional Regulator of Chromatin and Transcription

Dr. William Lee Kraus
Director, Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Science, Department of Ob/Gyn Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 

High-throughput, family-wide profiling of enzyme activity

Dr. Daniel Bachovchin
Assistant Member, Chemical Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Assistant Professor, Tri-Institutional Training Program in Chemical Biology, Sloan Kettering Institute, Cornell University, and Rockefeller University Assistant Professor, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, MSKCC Assistant Professor, Pharmacology Program Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences,...

The Role of Neurotrophins in OCD-related Disorders

Dr. Francis S. Y. Lee
Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

Group in a classroom listening to Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum's seminar.

Environmental Chemicals Acting as Uncontrolled Medicine

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D. 
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program

Dr. Wei Min giving a seminar.

Seeing molecular vibrations: Chemical imaging for biomedicine

Wei Min, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

Small molecule antagonists for the TSH receptor; Probes & lead drugs

Marvin Gershengorn, M.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology National Institute of Health

Dr. Elaine Fuchs was selected by the students to present her research here.

Tissue stem cells in wound repair and cancer

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development The Rockefeller University 

Mitochondrial Regulation of Stem cell aging and rejuvenation

Danica Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, Principal Investigator, Berkeley Stem Cell Center, Principal Investigator, QB3 Consortium on Life Span Extension, University of California, Berkeley 

The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor & Defenses Against Respiratory Infection

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D. 
Professor of Environmental Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology Director, Toxicology Training Program University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Small Cell Lung Cancer

Charles M. Rudin, M.D., Ph.D. 
Chief, Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Three Tales from Industry: Validation and Development of Therapeutic Targets for Muscle and Metabolic Disease

Jason Mastaitis, Ph.D. 
Staff Scientist Muscle and Metabolic Diseases Division Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Developing kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer

Nathanael Gray, Ph.D. 
Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School Professor, Cancer Biology, Dana –Farber Cancer Institute 

Adipose Regulators of Metabolic Diseases

James C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine

Therapeutic Targeting of Leukemia Stem Cells

Monica L. Guzman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 

CREBBP Mutations Disrupt Dynamic Enhancer Acetylation in B-Cells, Enabling HDAC3 to Drive Lymphomagenesis

Dr. Hsia-Yuan Ying
Dr. Ari Melnick's lab

Non-Invasive High-Resolution Imaging of Tumor Vessels Using Raster-Scan Optoacoustic Mesoscopy

Dr. Katja Haedicke
Dr. Jan Grimm's Lab

From Atom to Adam: Ion Channelopathies

Geoffrey S. Pitt, M.D., Ph.D.
Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute Weill Cornell Medicine 

Autophagy and Necroptosis Pathways in Kidney Fibrosis

Mary E. Choi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology & Hypertension Weill Cornell Medicine 

Epigenomic Determinants of Cell Type Specification in Embryonic Stem Cells and Macrophages

Laszlo Nagy, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Genomic Control of Metabolism Program Professor, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease Sanford Burnham Prebys at Lake Nona 

Peptidergic Mechanisms of Addiction and Mood Disorders

Kristen Pleil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology Weill Cornell Medicine 

Non-Canonical cAMP Signaling Pathways Reveal New Insights into Skin Biology

Jonathan Hale Zippin, M.D., Ph.D., FA.A.D.
Clinique Clinical Scholar in Dermatology Ellen Gary Davis-MRA Young Investigator Assistant Professor in Dermatology Assistant Attending Dermatologist New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine 

Aldehyde Dehydrogenases in Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells

Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Yale School of Public Health/Yale School of Medicine 

m6A RNA Methylation Regulates XIST-Mediated Gene Silencing

Deepak Patil, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology 

Group at Liver talk.

Why Good Drugs Are Sometimes Bad for the Liver

January 17, 2017: Paul Watkins, M.D. UNC Inst. for Drug Safety Sciences, gave a fascinating talk for the annual Marcus Reidenberg lecture, titled "Why Good Drugs are Sometimes Bad for the Liver." Pictured are Henry Earle, June Reidenberg, Arleen Rifkind, Marcus Reidenberg, Paul Watkins, & Lorraine Gudas at a reception after the talk.

Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Asymmetric Division

Michael Rudnicki, O.C., Ph.D., FRSC
Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program Director, Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 

Retrotransposon Theory of Aging and Pharmacologic Intervention

Stephen L. Helfand, M.D.
Professor Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Division of Biology and Medicine Brown University 

Regulation of Exocytosis by Inhibitory GPCRs and Gbg Subunits

Heidi E. Hamm. Ph.D.
Professor Department of Pharmacology Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Genetic Screens with CRISPR-Cas9: A new Hope in Functional Genomics

John G. Doench. Ph.D.
Associate Director, Genetic Perturbation Platform Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Cambridge, MA 

Intracellular Signaling and Cancer

John Blenis, Ph.D.
Anna –Maria and Stephen Kellen Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Pharmacology Director, Pharmacology Ph.D. Program Co-Director, Cancer Biology Program 

Changing Ecosystem of Drug Discovery: role of academia and public-private partnership for the development of system xc- inhibitors

Barbara S. Slusher, Ph.D. MAS
Professor of Neurology (primary),Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Medicine, Oncology, Director, John Hopkins Drug Discover, John Hopkins School of Medicine 

Why do GPCRs rapidly internalize after activation?

Mark Von Zastrow, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Psychiatry/Neurobiology UCSF 

Transcriptional Regulation of Lipid Metabolism

Peter Tontonoz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar UCLA 

Targeting Cancer Metabolism

Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President and chief Executive Officer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences 

MALT1 inhibitors for the treatment of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Dr. Lorena Fontan Gabas
Dr. Ari M. Melnick's Lab

Progressive Aortic Valve Stenosis in the Mouse with a Gain-of-Function Mutation in CaV1.2 (CACNA1C)

Dr. Maiko Matsui
Dr. Geoffrey Pitt's Lab

The Ups and Downs of The Extended Amygdala

Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
Vice–Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Pharmacology John Andrews Distinguish Professor of Alcohol Studies Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

Hepatic Lipogenesis and Metabolic Signaling in Obesity and Diabetes

James Mukasa Ntambi, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Steenbock Professor of Nutritional Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Renal Selective Mesoscale Nanoparticles Treat Acute Kidney Injury

Ryan M. Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel A. Heller's Lab

Post-transcriptional Regulation of de novo Lipogenesis by mTORC1-S6K1-SRPK2 Signaling

Gina Lee, Ph.D.
Dr. John Blenis's Lab

A Selective Macroautophagy Pathway Regulating Bax-Dependent Programmed Cell in Adipocytes

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.
Director, Diabetes Research Center Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professional Chair in Diabetes Research  

Development of Selective Protein Methyltransferases Inhibitors and Targeting CARM1 in Cancer Models

Xiaochun Cai, Ph.D.
Dr. Minkui Luo Lab

Lineage-Tracing Technology to Understand the Molecular Events Involved in a Mouse Model of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Marta Melis, Ph.D.
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas Lab

Thioesterase-Mediated Control of Nutrient Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis

David E. Cohen M.D., Ph.D. Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center for Liver Disease, Department of Medicine
Dr. Steven S. Gross

Unraveling the Complexities of Adipose Tissue Phenotype

Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., and Albert Resnick, M.D., Assistant Professor Head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

The Rockefeller University
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas

Necessary and Augment if Depleted: The Challenge and Promise of Targeting a Central Metabolic Factor for the Therapeutic Effect

Anthony A. Sauve, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas

Structures of G Protein-Couple Purine Receptors Enable Drug

Kenneth A. Jacobson, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry & Molecular Recognition Section National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease The Rockefeller University
Dr. Arleen Rifkind & Graduate Student Ryan N. Serio

Regulated mRNA Modification: A New Function for Ancient RNA Modifying Enzymes

Wendy V. Gilbert, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Yale University 
Dr. Samie Jaffrey 

Paracrine Hormone Hypothesis of Colorectal Cancer

Scott A. Waldman, M.D. Chair, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Jefferson University Hospital 
Dr. Marcus Reidenberg 

Mitochondria in Health and Disease

Marcia C. Haigis, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology Harvard Medical School 
Drs. Anthony Sauve and Steven Gross 

Novel therapeutic targets for enhancing pancreatic beta cell mass

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D. Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism) Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Cell Developmental Biology Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
Dr. Marcus Reidenberg 


Renier J. Brentjens, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Cellular Therapeutics Center, Associate Attending Department of Medicine, Leukemia Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences 
Dr. Arleen Rifkind 

Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology Harvard Medical School 
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas 

Orphan Enzymes and New Protein Modifications in Signaling and Cancer

Hening Lin, Ph.D. Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Howard Hughes Investigator Cornell University
Dr. John Blenis 

Intergenerational Programming of Dominance Via Lactocrine Signaling

Faten Taki, Ph.D.
Dr. Miklos Toth's Lab

A PET Imaging Strategy for Interrogating Target Engagement and Oncogene Status in Pancreatic Cancer

Kelly E. Henry, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Lewis' Lab

Modeling Human Islet Formation and Function with Stem Cells

Matthias Hebrok, Ph.D.
Director of Diabetes Research
Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetic Research, Department of Medicine University of California San Francisco 

New Neurons and the Neurobiology of Individuality

Dr. Gerd Kempermann.
Professor, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Fetscherstraße 105, 01307 Dresden 

Development of new tools for studying sAC biology

Jochen Buck, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Dr. Lorraine Gudas  

RNA modifications in parasite immune evasion

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Luisa M. Figueiredo, Ph.D. 
Host: Dr. Samie Jaffrey

Retinoic Acid Receptor Selective Agonists for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and Diabetes

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D. 

Weill Cornell Medicine Pharmacology 1300 York Avenue,
Room E-409
New York, NY 10021 Phone: (212) 746-6250 Fax: (212) 746-8835