February Events
College of Medicine · Association of Medical Science Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research 2010 Seminar Series
Scott Heximer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, will present a seminar on "RGS4 Controls Atrial Responsiveness to Parasympathetic Activity: Implications for Sick Sinus Syndrome and Atrial Fibrillation".
Please confirm your attendance with Heather Weeks (hweeks@health.usf.edu or 813-396-9621). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research (SIPCVR), USF Health.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Srinivas Nagaraj, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m., South Tampa Center STC 5051C, also by videoconference at the Children's Research Institute in St. Petersburg and the CMS Room 1038, Tampa Campus
Faculty Development Lecture Series: "Writing for Publication"
Lecturer: Jane Carver, PhD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of South Florida.
All USF Health faculty, staff, trainees and students are welcome to attend.

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Devinder Kaur, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, will present a seminar on "Structure, Function and Biosynthesis of the M. tuberculosis Lipoglycan: potential for developing new drug targets and vaccine candidates".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, February 5, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Parking Lot 31
Association of Medical Science Graduate Students (AMSGS) Blood Drive with Florida Blood Services (FBS)

Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., BEH 318 (Graduate School’s Conference Room)
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) General Assembly Meeting and University Resources Workshop
Special guest speakers on University Resources (Funding opportunities, Campus Recreation, Student Government, Career Center). Please RSVP to gpsc@grad.usf.edu and specify event and number of attendee (limited seating available).

Monday, February 8, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Kevin Hoff, PhD, Research Associate, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, will present a seminar on "Protein deacetylation and metallocluster biogenesis: Visualizing post-translational links to ageing".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Vladimir Uversky, PhD, DSc, Senior Research Professor, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, will present a seminar on "Protein Folding, Misfolding and Non-Folding".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Special Seminar
Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD, Director-Division of Experimental Pathology, Associate Professor of Pathology (EP) and Medicine (GI), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, will present a seminar on "Beta-catenin Signaling in Liver Regeneration and Cancer: Unveiling a Novel Paradox".
Faculty host: Min You, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., MDL 1003
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Special Seminar
John Wemmie, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, University of Iowa, will present a seminar on "Acidosis: Signaling Fear in the Amygdala".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Research 2010 Seminar Series
David W. Raible, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, will present a seminar on "Zebrafish as a Model for Deafness".
Please confirm your attendance with Heather Weeks (hweeks@health.usf.edu or 813-396-9621). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Research (SIPIN), USF Health.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Tim Boyd, PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health. Tim's major professor is Huntington Potter, PhD.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Byrd Center ALZ 101
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Ryan Anderson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Diabetes Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, will present a seminar on "Mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell neogenesis in zebrafish".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 9:30 a.m., MDC 2301
Mason Laboratory for Small Animal In vivo Imaging: Xenogen IVIS Spectrum Lecture and Demonstration
Will Hauser, Field Service Engineer, Caliper Life Sciences, will present a seminar on using the Xenogen IVIS Spectrum with a focus on: in vivo bioluminescent imaging, fluorescent imaging, image acquisition, image analysis, IVIS system operation, Living Image version 3.2 software, study design and obstacles to successful imaging.
Faculty host: Charles Szekeres, PhD (kszekere@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:10 - 1:30 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Room 101
Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Seminar
Karen E. Duff, PhD, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease & Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, NY, will present a seminar on "It takes Tau to Tangle: Plaques, Tangles & Neurodegenerative Disease".
Sponsored by the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, USF Health.

Friday, February 19, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., USF Health Auditorium and USF Health Rotunda
20th Annual USF Research Day
Keynote Lecturer: Jean-Francois Rossignol, MD, PhD, FRSC
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Poster set up
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Poster Session, USF Health Rotunda, CON Foyer, CON Atrium
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: 14th Annual Roy H. Behnke Distinguished Lectureship presented by Jean-Francois Rossignol, MD, PhD, FRSC, Stanford University Consultant Professor of Medicine, Research Fellow, Exeter College, University of Stanford, U.K.; Chairman & Chief Science Officer, Romark Laboratories, LLC: "Translational Research: Myth or Reality or the Discovery of the Thiazolides", USF Health Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Oral Presentations Session, USF Health Auditorium
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony and Reception, USF Health Auditorium and CON Atrium
Sponsored by: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Ranabir Das, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural Biophysics Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, will present a seminar on "Allosteric activation of ubiquitin ligase activity by a novel binding region".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Terianne Wong, graduate student, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health. Terianne's major professor is Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, February 26, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
The Nanomedicine Research Center Distinguished Lecture Series
Janusz Pawliszyn, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Ontario will present a seminar on "In-Vivo Applications of Solid Phase Microextraction".
Sponsored by the Nanomedicine Research Center, College of Medicine, USF Health.