Wednesday Research Seminar Series

 

The Saban Research Institute (TSRI) Research Seminar Series features presentations by outstanding experts on current basic, clinical and translational research topics. Faculty and trainees are encouraged to invite and host speakers. Seminars occur each Wednesday, September through June, from 12–1 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of The Saban Building, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. All seminars are open to the public and lunch is served to the first 70 attendees.

2016 - 2017 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

Sept. 14, 2016
Dominic Abrams, MD, Director, Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Program, Boston Children's Hospital Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Topic: “Developing Clinical Services for Families with Inherited Cardiovascular Disease”; Hosted by Allison Hill, MD

Sept. 28, 2016
Thomas Buchanan, MD, Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Physiology and Biophysics, Vice Dean for Research, Director of Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Chief of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “From Biology to Prevention – A Translational Science Story about Type 2 Diabetes”; Hosted by The George Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists

Oct. 26, 2016
Thomas J. Mariani, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine, Division of Neonatology, Director, Pediatric Molecular and Personalized Medicine Program, University of Rochester; Topic: “Molecular Characterization of the Human Infant Airway”; Hosted by Denise Al Alam, PhD

Nov. 9, 2016
Rose M. Viscardi, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Topic: “Current Concepts of Ureaplasma spp. Respiratory Infection in Preterm Infants: Time to Treat?”; Hosted by Denise Al Alam, PhD

Nov. 16, 2016
Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, Faculty, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Topic: “Novel Host Gene Expression Signature for Diagnosing Sepsis”; Hosted by Christopher Newth, MD, FRCPC

Nov. 30, 2016
Jason Gleghorn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware; Topic: “Connecting Mechanical and Molecular Regulators of Lung Development”; Hosted by David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH

Dec. 6, 2016 - Floyd H. Gilles Lecture
Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD, Dorys McConnell Duberg, Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine; Topic: “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Migration”; Hosted by Marvin D. Nelson J.R., MD, MBA, FACR

Dec. 14, 2016 - Core Facility Seminar
Dr. Shahab Asgharzadeh, Dr. Jeffrey Bender, & Fan Li. Topic: “Learn About Resources Available to Support your Research with: The Single Cell, Sequencing and CyTOF - SC2 Core!”

Jan. 18, 2017 - Core Facility Seminar
Topic: "Learn About Resources Available to Support your Research with: Cellular Imaging Core & Flow Cytometry Core (FACS)"

Jan. 25, 2017
Mamata Sivagnanam, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Fellowship Director Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego; Topic: “Lessons from a Rare Disease: Genetics and Study of Intestinal Failure”; Hosted by Rohit Kohli MBBS, MS, Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Feb. 15, 2017
Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration— Zebrafish, Neonatal Mouse and Beyond”; Hosted by David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH

Feb. 22, 2017
Bruce J Aronow, PhD, Endowed John J Hutton, M.D. Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Divisions of Biomedical Informatics, Developmental Biology, and Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and by courtesy, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati; Topic: “Systems-based Analysis of Multiomic Data to Improve Understanding of Development and Disease”; Hosted by David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH

Mar. 1, 2017
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD, Director, Diabetes Discovery Research & Gender Medicine Laboratory, Section of Endocrinology, Price-Goldsmith Endowed Professorship in Nutrition Research, Professor, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Director, Tulane Diabetes Research Program; Topic: “Role of Estrogens in Islet Protection. Implications for Juvenile Diabetes”; Hosted by Senta K. Georgia, Ph.D

Mar. 8, 2017
Nabil Ahmed, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine; Topic: “Pragmatic Development of T cell Therapies for Cancer”; Hosted by Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS

Mar. 22, 2017
Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, Associate Program Director, Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute; Topic: “Risk Factors for CSF Shunt Infection and Reinfection”; Hosted by Christopher J. Russell, MD

April 5, 2017
Xin Sun, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; topic: “Mechanisms of Lung-Associated Congenital Disorders: Surprises from Mouse Models.”  Hosted by David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH, Director, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program

April 12, 2017
Josh Rubin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, St Louis Children's Hospital, Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine. Topic: "What's Good for the Goose would have been Good for the Gander: Sex Differences in Brain Tumor Biology." Hosted by Hosted by Anat Erdreich-Epstein, MD, PhD

April 19, 2017
Robert Mecham, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Bioengineering, Washington University School of Medicine. Topic: “Diverse Roles of Extracellular Matrix in Tissue Development”.  Hosted by Wei Shi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program

April 26, 2017
Kenneth D. R. Setchell, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Topic: "What can be Learned from a Drop of Urine” Metabolomics at its Earliest - Discovery of Bile Acid Synthesis Disorders Translated to a Successful Life-Saving Therapy." Hosted by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California

May 3, 2017
Todd Evans, PhD, Peter I. Pressman MD Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair for Research, Chief Division of Research, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College. Topic: "Beyond Transcription Factors: Discovering Novel Regulators of Cardiogenesis." Hosted by Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Mary 17, 2017
Wayne G. Shreffler, MD, PhD, Director, Food Allergy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division Chief, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, MassGeneral Hospital of Children
Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Topic: “Suppression of IgE-mediated Allergy by Oral Immunotherapy.”  Hosted by Jonathan Tam, MD, FAAAAI FACAAI, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director Gores Family Allergy Center, Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

May 24, 2017
Leonardo Morsut, PhD, Assistant Professor, Broad CIRM Center and Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Topic: “Engineering Cells with Synthetic Biology Molecular Tools to Control Their Behavior for Basic Research and Regenerative Medicine Applications.” Hosted by D. Brent Polk, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, Vice Dean for Child Health – USC, University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

June 14, 2017
Lina Chalak, MD, MSCS, Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Clinical Neonatologist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Topic: “Advanced Applications of NIRS in Neonatal Asphyxia.” Hosted by Tai-Wei Wu, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, Attending Neonatologist, Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Newborn & Infant Critical Care Unit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

June 28, 2017
Anat Erdreich-Epstein, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Pediatric Brain Tumors Program, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Topic: “PID1: A Novel Tumor-Suppressor in Brain Cancers.” Hosted by Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Molecular Immunology, University of Southern California- Keck School of Medicine Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases Children's Hospital Los Angeles

 

2015 - 2016 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

Sept. 2, 2015
Dean A. Lee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chief - Cell Therapy Section, Division of Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Topic: “NK Cell Therapy for Pediatric Cancers”; Hosted by: Robert C. Seeger, MD

Sept. 9, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, St. Jude Professor & Chair of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Research, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Strategy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital & Le Bonheur Children's Hospital; Topic: “Cardiac Oncology: A New Paradigm”; Hosted by The Heart Institute, CHLA

Sept. 16, 2015
Jason R. Spence, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan; Topic: “Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Organoid Models to Study Development and Homeostasis”; Hosted by Mark R. Frey, PhD

Sept. 30, 2015 - Discovery & Innovation Seminar
David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, Member, Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology, MIT, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute, Member, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, sabatinilab.wi.mit.edu; Topic: “Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway”

Oct. 14, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science InstituteSeminar
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, James M. Ewell Professor and Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Topic: “Implementing Evidence from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia National Guidelines”; Hosted by: Jennifer Maniscalco, MD, MPH and Christopher Russell, MD

Oct. 21, 2015
George Liu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Topic: “Novel Virulence Mechanisms of Gram-Positive Pathogens”; Hosted by Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM

Nov. 4, 2015
Elizabeth P. Henske, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Topic: “Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC): What’s New in Pathogenesis and Targeted Therapy?”; Hosted by Wei Shi, PhD

Nov. 18, 2015
Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Departments of Physiology & Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Topic: “Surprising Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain”; Hosted by Richard Simerly, PhD

Dec. 2, 2015 - Discovery & Innovation Seminar
Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, Vice Chair for Research, Floating Hospital for Children, Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Editor-in-Chief, Prenatal Diagnosis, www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/MIRI; Topic: “Fetal Personalized Medicine: Developing Novel Prenatal Treatments to Address Genetic Disorders” Hosted by D. Brent Polk, MD

Dec. 16, 2015
Samuel Andrew Hires, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of Southern California; Topic: “Reverse Engineering the Sense of Touch”; Hosted by Richard Simerly, PhD

Jan. 6, 2016
Neeraj K. Surana, MD, PhD, Assistant in Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Topic: “Deciphering Host-microbiota Crosstalk to Elucidate Mucosal Immunity”; Hosted by Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM

Jan. 13, 2016
Ronald McKay, PhD, Director of Basic Sciences, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Maltz Research Laboratories; Topic: “Defining the Origins of Human Identity in Pluripotent Stem Cells”; Hosted by Pat Levitt, PhD

Jan. 20, 2016
Michael Pack, MD, Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Topic: “Setting the Tone in Tissue Stroma: Diverse Clinical Implications of Genetic Variants that Alter Myosin Regulation in Smooth Muscle”; Hosted by Mark R. Frey, PhD

Jan. 27, 2016
Xingxing Kong, MD, PhD, Instructor, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School; Topic: “IRF4, A Key Thermogenic Transcriptional Partner of PGC-1α”; Hosted by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

March 2, 2016
Nicola Santoro, MD, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine; Topic: “Gene Environment Interaction in the Pathogenesis of Pediatric NAFLD”; Hosted by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

March 16, 2016
Mark R. Frey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine; Topic: “Neuregulin Signaling Promotes Intestinal Homeostasis and Reduces Inflammation Through Multiple Mechanisms”; Hosted by Brent Polk, MD

March 23, 2016
Rajvir Singh, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine; Topic: “Metabolic Syndrome: From Rare Mendelian Disorders to New Therapeutic Targets”; Hosted by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

March 30, 2016
Brent Polk, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, USC/CHLA & LAC+USC, Physician-in-Chief and Vice President of Academic Affairs, CHLA Director, The Saban Research Institute, Vice Dean for Child Health, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “IBD at the Interface of Microbes, Immunity and Regeneration”

April 20, 2016
Katherine E. Yutzey, PhD, Professor, Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center; Topic: “Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation After Birth”; Hosted by Ellen Lien, PhD

April 27, 2016
Takako Makita, PhD, Assistant Professor, Developmental Neuroscience Program, The Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine; Topic: “Roles of Endothelins in Establishment of Peripheral Nervous System”; Hosted by Richard Simerly, PhD

May 18, 2016
Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine; Topic: “Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes”; Hosted by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

May 25, 2016
Philippe S. Friedlich, M.D., MS Epi, MBA, Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery, USC Keck School of Medicine, Interim Center Director & Division Chief, Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, USC Division of Neonatal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “From Pathogenesis, to Predictions, to New Therapies Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Team Research & Clinical Care Model”; Hosted by Sally Ward, MD

June 15, 2016
Lawrence S. (Lance) Prince, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Neonatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, University of California, San Diego; Topic: “Why Does Fighting Infection Lead to Abnormal Lung Development in Preterm Infants?”; Hosted by Bradley Peterson, MD

June 22, 2016
David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Craniofacial Biology, Pasadena Guild Endowed Professor, Director, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program, Director, FIC, NIEHS Center for Global Pollution Health Impact Across the Lifespan, Director NHLBI LungMAP Center, Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine and Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California; Topic: “LungMAP: What Does Human Alveolarization Really Look Like?”

June 29, 2016
H. Teresa Ku, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Translational Research and Cellular Therapeutics, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope; Topic: “Are There Stem Cells in the Adult Pancreas?”; Hosted by Senta Georgia, PhD

 

2014-2015 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

Sept. 3, 2014
Paul Thompson, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Engineering, Radiology, Pediatrics & Ophthalmology, Imaging Genetics Center, Institute for Neuroimaging & Informatics, University of Southern California; Topic: “Analyzing Brain Development and Disease with Neuroimaging and Genomes from 29,000 People Worldwide: The ENIGMA Project”; Hosted by Elizabeth Sowell, PhD

Sept. 17, 2014
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, Chair, Molecular Biology Interdepartmental PhD Program, Interim Director, Molecular Biology Institute, Founder and Director, Vascular Training Program, University of California Los Angeles; Topic: "Understanding Vascular Disease Through Developmental Pathways"

Sept. 24, 2014
Stephen Gottschalk, MD, Professor, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Department of Pediatrics and Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine; Topic: “T cells as Therapeutics for Solid Tumors: Armed and Ready to Go?”; Hosted by: Yves A. DeClerck, MD

Oct. 15, 2014 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Lisa B. Paquette, MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Neonatology; Topic: “Brain Development in Children with Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus through Childhood”

Oct. 22, 2014
Tiemin Liu, PhD, Instructor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hypothalamic Research, University of Texas Southwestern, Medical Center; Topic: “Melanocortin Signaling Regulates Energy Balance, Glucose Homeostasis and Thermogenic Properties of Adipose Tissue”; Hosted by: Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

Oct. 29, 2014
Annie Huang MD, PhD, FRCPC, Oncologist, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Division of Hematology Oncology, Senior Scientist, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre, Program in Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Lab Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Topic: “MicroRNAs -mediated oncogenesis in pediatric embryonal brain tumors”; Hosted by Girish Dhall, MD

Nov. 5, 2014
Masanori Hatakeyama, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Topic: “Structure and Function of the Helicobacter pylori CagA Oncoprotein”; Hosted by: David Cobrinik, MD, PhD

Nov. 12, 2014 -  Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Mark S. Borchert, MD, Director, Eye Technology Institute, Director, Eye Birth Defects Institute, The Vision Center, CHLA, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “Correcting Medical Myopia: Experience from Two Decades of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Research”

Nov. 19, 2014
Vishwajeet Puri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Topic: “Regulating fat storage and breakdown to improve insulin sensitivity in humans”; Hosted by: Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

Dec. 3, 2014
Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD, Director, Cellular Therapeutics, Associate Attending Physician, Leukemia Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Topic: “ADOPTIVE T CELL THERAPY WITH CAR MODIFIED T CELLS”; Hosted by Yves A. DeClerck, MD

Dec. 10, 2014
Stacey D. Finley, PhD, WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California; Topic: “Predicting the Effects of Therapies to Inhibit Tumor Angiogenesis”; Hosted by Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA

Dec. 17, 2014
Sean R. Moore, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Center for Global Child Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Topic: "Bad Diet, Bad Water, Bad Stem Cells: Understanding and Reversing Environmental Enteropathy"; Hosted by D. Brent Polk, MD

Jan. 21, 2015
Jacob E. Friedman, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Professor of Medicine-Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Colorado Program for Nutrition and Healthy Development, Director, NIH Molecular & Cellular Core Laboratory, Nutrition and Obesity Research; Topic: "Maternal Obesity and Development of the Infant Microbiome: The Undiscovered Country Within"; Hosted by: Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD

Jan. 28, 2015
Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD, Director, Inflammatory Bowel, Disease Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Topic: "Very Early Onset IBD - From Genes to Function: A Journey from Mice to Man and Back to Mice Again"; Hosted by D. Brent Polk, MD

 

Feb. 11, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Natasha Leporé, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Vidya Rajagopalan, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Computational Methods for Quantitative Neuroimage Analysis”

Feb. 18, 2015
Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chairman of Pediatrics, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Topic: “Pancreatic Lipases: From the Lab to the Nursery”; Hosted by D. Brent Polk, MD

March 11, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Stephen M. Paridon, MD, Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Topic: “What Does Exercise Testing Tell Us About Congenital Heart Disease?”

March 13, 2015 - Special Seminar
Professor Anthony Holtmaat, Department of Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva; Topic: “Synaptic Mechanisms for Plasticity in the Mouse Barrel Cortex”; Hosted by: Aaron W. McGee PhD

April 8, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Lara P. Nelson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Children’s Stress Response to Pediatric Critical Illness”

April 15, 2015
Michael A. Bonaguidi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Associate Member of Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California; Topic: “Neural Stem Cells: Dynamic Origins of Adult Brain Plasticity”; Hosted by David Warburton OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH

April 22, 2015
Heather Volk, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Research, Division of Environmental Health, Department of Preventive Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Gene-Environment Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Air Pollution and the MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Gene”; Hosted by Michele D. Kipke, PhD

April 29, 2015
James A. Knowles, MD, PhD, Della Martin Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Chair of Psychiatry for Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Topic: “RNA-Seq of Human Brains and Single Cells”; Hosted by: David Cobrinik, MD, PhD

May 6, 2015
Helen E. Raybould, PhD, Professor of Physiology Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; Topic:  “Bugs, Guts and Brains: How Your Gut Microbiota Shapes Your Body and Your Mind”; Hosted by Mark R. Frey, PhD

May 13, 2015 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Topic: “HIV and the Human Microbiome”

May 20, 2015
Linda Rinaman, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies & Research, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh; Topic: “Interoceptive Modulation of Behavioral Responses to Stress”; Hosted by: Jessica Biddinger, PhD and Amanda Elson, PhD (Dr. Richard Simerly’s Laboratory)

June 17, 2015
Ellis Meng, PhD, Professor, Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, http://biomems.usc.edu; Topic: “Microtechnology-enabled Implants”; Hosted by: Hung C Tran, M.D.