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.

2019 - 2020 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

November 20, 2019
Richard Cripps, D. Phil,Fred Henry Professor of Life Sciences,San Diego State University; Topic: “Leveraging the Drosophila System to Understand Mechanisms of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease”; Hosted by: Ellen Lien, PhD

November 13, 2019
Senta K. Georgia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine Program, The Saban Research Institute of CHLA, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “Bench to Bedside: Using Rare Mutations to Understand Development and Disease”

November 6, 2019
TSRI Core Facility Seminar
Fluorescence Activation Cell Sorting (FACS9); Presented by Michael Sheard, PhD
Neuropsychology; Presented by Sharon O'Neil, PhD
Biostatistics Core; Presented by Ji Hoon Ryoo, PhD
Extracellular Vesicle Core (ECV); Presented by Paolo Neviani, PhD
Single Cell, Sequencing, and CyTOF Core (SC2); Presented by Long Hung
Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC); Presented by Harvey Pollack, MD, MS

October 16, 2019
TSRI Core Facility Seminar
Cellular Imaging Core; Presented by Esteban Fernandez, PhD
Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core (FACS2); Presented by Hisham Abdel-Azim MD, MS
Stem Cell Analytics Core; Presented by Narine Harutyunyan
Human MRI Core; Presented by Julia Castro

October 9, 2019
Ken Brady, MD, Division Head, Cardiac Anesthesia, Intensivist, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Topic: “Can neurologic injury from critical illness be prevented by hemodynamic optimization?”; Hosted by: Jodie Votava-Smith, MD & Nhu Tran, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCRP

October 2, 2019
Nicole Avena, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Visiting Professor of Psychology, Princeton University; Topic: “The Science Behind Sugar Addiction: Links to Obesity and Overeating”; Hosted by: Michael Goran, PhD

September 25, 2019
Jodi Ogden Rivera, MBA, CRA, Vice President, Research Operations, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “FY2019 Research Enterprise Update: Accomplishments, Metrics, and The Strategic Plan”

September 11, 2019
Chris Bonafide, MD, MSCE, Research Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Director, Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania; Topic: “Using Video and Intensive Observational Methods to Understand Clinical Practice and Inform De-implementation”; Hosted by: Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS

September 4, 2019
Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN, Professor Emerita of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Topic: “Preparing Parents for Discharge: Back to Basics”; Hosted by Jennifer Baird, PhD, MPH, MSW, RN, CPN

2018 - 2019 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

June 5, 2019
Jerold Chun, MD, PhD Professor and Senior Vice President, Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute; Topic: “Lysophospholipid Receptors in CNS Diseases: Etiology and Therapeutics”; Hosted by: Pat Levitt, PhD

May 29, 2019
Stephan G. Erberich, PhD, Chief Data Officer & Director Biomedical Informatics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Research Radiology, Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California & Juan Espinoza, MD, CTSI Clinical Research Informatics Director, Medical Director, CHLA Center for Innovation, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Topic: “Clinical Research @ CHLA – Cohort Discovery with TriNetX”

May 22, 2019
Emily Oken, MD, MPH, Professor, Department Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Department of Nutrition, The Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Topic: “Programming of Obesity and Dysmetabolism: The Role of the Environment”; Hosted by: Michael Goran, PhD

May 15, 2019
Paolo Neviani, PhD, Technical Director, The ExtraCellular Vesicle Core Facility, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Learn about resources available to support your research with: The ExtraCellular Vesicle Core”

May 8, 2019
Kimberley McAllister, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB), University of California, Davis; Topic: "Novel Roles for Neural-Immune Crosstalk During Development and in Disease"; Hosted by Allison Knoll, PhD

April 24, 2019
Katie Page, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, USC Keck School of Medicine; Topic: “Early Life Programming of Brain Appetite Pathways"; Hosted by Sebastien G. Bouret, PhD

April 17, 2019 Discovery & Innovation Seminar
Eric N. Olson, PhD; Annie and Willie Nelson Professor in Stem Cell Research, Pogue Distinguished Chair in Research on Cardiac Birth Defects, The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Science, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Topic: “Correction of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Genome Editing”; Hosted by Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD

April 3, 2019 Floyd H. Gilles Lecture in Neuroscience Research
Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Topic: “One Brain, Many Genomes: Somatic Mutation and Genomic Diversity in Human Brain from Birth to Old Age”; Hosted by Pat Levitt, PhD

March 27, 2019
Cormac Taylor, PhD; Professor of Cellular Physiology, UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland; Topic: “Into Thin Air: The Impact of Hypoxia on Inflammation, Immunity and Infection”; Hosted by Mark R. Frey, PhD

March 13, 2019
Pat Levitt, PhD; Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, and Director, The Saban Research Institute, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, WM Keck Professor in Neurogenetics Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Editor-in-Chief, Mind, Brain and Education; Topic: “Why We Care About Vagal Development”

March 6, 2019
Elena Chartoff, PhD; Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Director, Neurobiology of Motivated, Behavior Laboratory, Director, Education & Training, Basic Neuroscience Division, McLean Hospital; Topic: “Early Life Stress: Impact on Neural Circuits Related to Affective State and Drug Reward”; Hosted by Allison Knoll, PhD

February 20, 2019
Vijay Srinivasan, MD; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Topic: “Tight Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Children: BitterSweet”; Hosted by Barry Markovitz, MD, MPH

January 30, 2019
Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD; Department of Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “Fishing out a Regenerating Heart with a Vascular Network”

December 12, 2018
Laura Perin, PhD; Assistant Professor of Urology, The Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine & Valentina Villani, PhD; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “A New Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes and  Chronic Kidney Disease: The Fasting Mimicking Diet”

November 28, 2018
Christoph Klein, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; Topic: “Children with Rare Diseases of the Immune System - from Therapeutic Orphans to Pioneers of Personalized Therapies”; Hosted by Mark Frey, PhD

November 7, 2018
Jodi S. Ogden, MBA, CRA, Vice President, Research Operations, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “Research Operations: Guiding Research Forward”

October 31, 2018
Christopher Del Vecchio, Director, Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles & Omkar Kulkarni, Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Topic: “The Triple 'I': An Introduction to Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Innovation at CHLA”

October 10, 2018
Karen K Ryan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, University of California, Davis; Topic: “Control of Dietary Protein Intake by the Liver”; Hosted by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS

September 12, 2018
Mark Frey, PhD, Investigator, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “Neuregulins reduce intestinal inflammation through both epithelial and immune signaling”

September 5, 2018
Meghan Azad, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease, Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba; Topic: “Milk & Microbes: Breastfeeding, Gut Microbiota and the Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease in the CHILD cohort”; Hosted by Michael I. Goran, PhD

August 22, 2018
Beatrice Beebe, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute; faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and the N.Y.U. Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Topic: “Mother-infant microanalysis is a social microscope: Origins of disorganized attachment”; Hosted by Brad Peterson, MD

2017 - 2018 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

June 27, 2018
Christian Hochstim, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Director of Resident Rotation, Division of Otolaryngology, Co-Director Aerodigestive Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Investigator, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, The Saban Research Institute; Topic: “Tissue-engineering and the future of airway reconstruction"

June 20, 2018
Julie Jaffray, MD, Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Topic: “Prevention of Pediatrics Venous Thrombosis, a report from the Children’s Hospital Acquired Thrombosis Study”

May 30, 2018
Daniel L. Marks MD, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Credit Unions for Kids, Professor of Pediatric Research, Director of Fellowship Research, Co-Director OHSU MD PhD Program, Oregon Health & Science University. Topic: “Mechanisms of Cachexia in Chronic Disease”

May 16, 2018
Marc P. Michalsky, MD, FACS, FAAP, Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Surgical Director – Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. Topic: “Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Indications, Operations, Outcomes and Challenges.” Hosted by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, FAASLD, Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

April 18, 2018
Susan Lynch, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director Colitis and Crohn's Disease, Microbiome Research Core, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco. Topic: “Canary in the Coal Mine: How the neonatal gut microbiome promotes atopy and asthma development in childhood.” Hosted by Allison Knoll, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

March 28, 2018
Yutaka Yoshida, PhD, Associate Professor in Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Topic: "Understanding the neural circuits underlying locomotor and skilled motor behaviors in mammals."  Hosted by Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, WM Keck Provost Professor of Neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

March 21, 2018  Research Readiness Workshop
Tarek Azzam, PhD, Associate Professor & Chair of the Evaluation & Applied Methods PhD Program, Director of The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI), Claremont Graduate University. Topic: “Data Visualization for Knowledge Generation” 

March 14, 2018  Floyd H. Gilles Lecture in Neuroscience Research
Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor in Human Genetics, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Health, Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute, UCLA. Topic: "Genetics and genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorder." Hosted by:  Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, WM Keck Provost Professor of Neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Feb. 19, 2018
Rebecca Simmons, MD, Hallam Hurt Professor Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. Topic: “The Yin and the Yang of inflammation in ß-cell dysfunction in IUGR.”  Hosted by Sebastien G. Bouret, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental Neuroscience Program, Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Scientific Director of the Animal Care Facility, Scientific Director of the Rodent Metabolic Core, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Feb. 14, 2018
Evan Deneris, PhD, Professor of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosciences. Topic: "Gene Regulatory Networks Controlling Serotonergic Function Across the Lifespan." Hosted by Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, WM Keck Provost Professor of Neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Feb. 7, 2018
Rebecca Simmons, MD, Hallam Hurt Professor Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. Topic:
“The Yin and the Yang of inflammation in ß-cell dysfunction in IUGR.” Hosted by Sebastien G. Bouret, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental Neuroscience Program, Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Scientific Director | Animal Care Facility, Scientific Director | Rodent Metabolic Core, The Saban Research Institute, CHLA, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Jan. 10, 2018
Kimberly Payne, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Human Anatomy, Pediatrics and Medicine, Loma Linda University  Topic: “Cytokine Overdose: A Novel Paradigm for the Use of TSLP as a Biologic to Treat Ph-like B-ALL with Over Expression of CRLF2.” Hosted by Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Director, Flow Cytometry/Sorting Lab, Co-Director, Stem Cell Processing Laboratory, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Dec. 13, 2017
John C. Gore, PhD, University Professor of of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Mole cular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Topic: “Some New Directions for Functional MRI.” Hosted by by Bradley Peterson, MD, Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, Interim Director, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Dec. 6, 2017
Maureen Su, MD, AM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Topic: “Aire Expands: Lesson from APS1 and Beyond.” Hosted by Senta K. Georgia, Ph.D, Division of Endocrinology, Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine Program, Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

November 29, 2017 
Pei-Yi (Ivy) Lin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Topic: “NIRS and DCS: A Novel Bedside Tool for Assessing Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Infants.” Hosted by Tai-Wei Wu, MD from the Division of Neonatology, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, Attending Neonatologist, Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Director of Neonatal Neurocritical Care, Newborn & Infant Critical Care Unit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

November 8, 2017 - Discovery & Innovation Seminar
Leonard I. Zon, MD, Director, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Topic: “Pathways Regulating Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Migration.” Hosted by Alan S. Wayne, MD, Director, Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Head, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Tran splantation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Interim Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

September 13, 2017
Pinchas Cohen, MD,  Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California. Topic: “Mitochondrial-Derived Peptides – Implications for Lifespan Health.” Hosted by Bradley Peterson, MD, Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, Interim Director, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

2016 - 2017 Wednesday Research Seminar Speakers

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

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 

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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!”

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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