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MMCRI Seminar Series

2012 Seminars

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm unless othewise noted

Place:  Maine Medical Center Research Institute
             81 Research Drive, Scarborough
             Conference rooms 1-2-3

Contact: Betsy Crocker  (207) 396-8219


February 9 - @ 12noon

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The Genetics of Osteoporosis: An Interesting Trip Down a Complex Path


February 23

Mathieu Ferron, Columbia University, New York, NY

Regulation of Energy Metabolism by Bone 


March 15

James Schwob, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Taking Poietic License: Studies on Neurogenesis and its Regulation in the Olfactory Epithelium


TUESDAY March 20 @ 11AM

Thomas Lufkin, Genome Institute of Singapore

 A Systems Biology Approach to Building a Skeletogenic Gene Regulatory Network


March 22 @ 1:00PM

David Scadden, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, MA

Stromal Dynamics


March 29

Henry Kronenberg, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

How PTHrP Controls Bone Growth 


TUESDAY, April 3 @ 12:00

Rhonda Prisby, University of Texas, Arlington, TX

Vascular Participation in Bone Biology


April 5

Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

High-throughput Genome Editing Using FLASH-Assembled TALENs


April 12

James Faber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of the Native Collateral Circulation: "Of Mice and Men" ...too?


MONDAY, April 23

Robert Koza, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

A Potential Role for Mesoderm Specific Transcript in the Epigenetic Control of Fat Mass Expansion


April 26

Stephen Dalton, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Pluripotent stem cells, towards tissue regeneration and modeling of human disease


MONDAY, April 30

Arturo Hernandez, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Thyroid Hormone and the Epigenetic Origin of Disease: Remembering Grandpa Stories


May 3

Luisa DiPietro, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Scientific Mythbusters: The Emerging Role of Angiogenesis in Healing Wounds


May 10

Kristina Kapinas, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

The Role and Regulation of Survivin Isoforms in Stem Cell Pluripotency 


May 31

Michael Levin, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Endogenous Bioelectrical Controls of Growth and Form: Opportunities for Regenerative Medicine and Cancer


June 14 

Sue Grindle, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Mouse Phlebotomy and Sample Integrity Determination


June 21

Thomas Tulenko, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Regenerative Medicine: The Future of Clinical Care!


July 12

David Cheresh, University of California, San Diego

A Noncanonical β3 Integrin Signaling Axis Drives a Cancer Stem-like, Drug-resistant Phenotype


July 19

Chenghua Gu, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Cross-talk between semaphorin and VEGF pathways shapes the vascular topology


July 23

Todd Valerius, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, MA

Molecular Mapping of the Kidney: Signaling Pathways and Lineage Analysis


August 7

Adam Goldfarb, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

A New Treatment Approach for Anemia of Chronic Disease: Targeting the Erythroid Iron Deprivation Response


September 27

Ken Poss, Duke University, Durham, NC

How to Regenerate a Heart


October 25

C. Ronald Kahn, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Insulin, Diabetes and the Control of Brain Function


November 8

Carol Kim, University of Maine, Orono

Role of CFTR in the Zebrafish Innate Immune Response to Pseudomonas Infection


December 6

Jean Francois Jasmin, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Role of Caveolin-1 in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension


TUESDAY, December 18

Matthew Spite, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Lipid Mediators in the Resolution of Inflammation 


Maine Medical Center Research Institute 81 Research Dr Scarborough, ME 04074 (207)396-8100

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