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

Monday, March 1, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDC 3510
Molecular Medicine Special Seminar
Speaker: Ray Low, PhD, BioLegend, Inc., San Diego, CA.
I. Protein purification and characterization
II. Bacterial TIR and Endolysin Structural and Functional Studies
Core Facility Candidate for Director of Protein, Production & Characterization. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, March 1, 2010, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Michael Matott, graduate student, will present a seminar on "O2, and CO2 Sensitivity in Solitary Complex Neurons".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 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: "Formulating a Clinical Research Protocol- From Idea to Implementation"
Lecturer: Sadaf Aslam, MD, USF Health Office of Clinical Research
All USF Health faculty, staff, trainees and students are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Andrei Budanov, PhD, Project Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, CA, will present a seminar on "Stress-Responsive Sestrins are Important Regulators of ROS, mTOR Signaling, Metabolism and Aging".
Faculty candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., USF Sam & Martha Gibbons Alumni Center
USF Health Dean's Lecture
Alfred Gilman, MD, PhD, 1994 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas presents "Why is Everyone Picking on the Pharmaceutical Industry? And Yes, I have a Financial Conflict of Interest.
A pro and con discussion of the pharmaceutical industry’s current status, including consideration of public affairs issues.
Reserved parking is located in Lot 23B, just east of the Alumni Center. For more information and to register visit http://www.cme.hsc.usf.edu/deanslecture. Jointly sponsored by the Division of Research Integrity and Compliance and the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humantities at the University of South Florida.

Friday, March 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Johannes Buchner, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany, will present a seminar on "Molecular chaperones in health and disease: cancer, cataract and more".
Faculty host: Chad Dickey, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research 2010 Seminar Series
Donald M. Bers, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Chair, Silva Chair for Cardiovascular Research, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis, will present a seminar on "Calcium and CaMKII signaling in Cardiac Myocytes".
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, March 9, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, ALZ101
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Lecture Series
Graduate student lecture by Irina Filanova.
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (SIPN), USF Health.

Thursday-Friday, March 11-12, 2010, Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference and Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL
Nano-Bio Collaborative Conference
This two day event consists of various lectures on the emerging concepts of nanotechnology and nanoscience. There will be internationally reputed speakers, poster sessions and breakfast and lunch will be served both days. You MUST RSVP for this event by Friday, March 5, 2010. For more details contact Alisha Ladha by email at aladha@health.usf.edu or by phone at 813-974-8210.

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDL 1003
The 2010 David B. Tyler Memorial Lectureship
Richard J. Traystman, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado, Denver and Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, will present a seminar on "Gender and Genes Regulate Outcome from Cardiac Arrest/CPR".
The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Award Ceremony in the College of Nursing Rotunda.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Friday, March 12, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Brian Volkman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, will present a seminar on "Controlling cell migration with chemokine gymnastics".
Faculty host: Robert J. Deschenes, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 6:30 - 11:00 p.m., Embassy Suites on the USF campus, Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
E-Ball 2010
An annual USF Health event and Project World Health Fundraiser.
Please contact Lisa Sander (lsander@health.usf.edu) with questions.

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Andrew Ednie, graduate student, will present a seminar on "Diabetes-Induced Aberrant Glycosylation Contributes to Altered Cardiac Electrical Activity".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Alex Corzo, PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health. Alex's major professor is Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, ALZ101
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Lecture Series
Sandra Acosta, graduate student, will present a seminar on "Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Fractalkine and CD200L in Homeostasis and Cognitive Function: A Therapeutic Intervention to Ameliorate the Associative Cerebellar-dependent Learning Task Delay Eyeblink Conditioning".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (SIPN), USF Health.

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, ALZ101
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Seminar Series
Jada Lewis, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Neuroscience, The Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research at the Mayo Clinic, will present a seminar on "In vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases".
Sponsored by the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, USF Health.

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Lecture Series
Derrick D. Rowe, MS, PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, will present a seminar on "Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Reduce Stroke Induced White Matter Damage".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (SIPN), USF Health.

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (reception is prior to seminar from 4:00-4:30 p.m.), CHE 102
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Todd Brusko, PhD, Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, will present a seminar on "Generation of antigen-specific regulatory T cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes".
Sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida

Friday, March 19, 2010, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Claire Walckzak, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Executive Director IU-LMIC, Indiana University Medical Sciences, Bloomington, IN, will present a seminar on "Chromosome Motility: The Road Less Traveled".
Faculty host: Sergiy Borysov, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Monday, March 22, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (CQE): Shara Pantry, graduate student, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health. Shara's major professor is Peter Medveczky, MD, Department of Molecular Medicine.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, March 22, 2010, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Adam Smith, graduate student, will present a seminar on "Evaluation of two novel preformulation methods for increasing the oral bioavailability of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Lisa Muma Weitz Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy & Cell Imaging: Olympus Yokogawa Spinning Disk confocal Microscopy system with Slidebook imaging software
Regan Baird from 3i and Tim Randall from Hunt Optics will give a workshop seminar regarding spinning disk microscopy and Slidebook imaging software.
Faculty host: Byeong J. Cha, PhD (bcha@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, ALZ101
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Lecture Series
Graduate student lecture by Milene Brownlow: "Long-Term Reduction of Abeta deposits in APP + PS1 Transgenic Mice via Adeno-Associated Viral Vector Mediated Gene Delivery of Neprilysin".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (SIPN), USF Health.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Catherine Patterson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday-Friday, March 25-26, 2010, Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference and Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL
4th Annual Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases (SIPAIID) Symposium
Please contact Alisha Ladha (aladha@health.usf.edu, 813-974-8210), for more information. Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, USF Health.

Friday, March 26, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Kevin Morano, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, will present a seminar on "Regulation of protein chaperones and the heat shock response".
Faculty host: Robert J. Deschenes, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, March 29, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., MDL 1003
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Characterization of Cannabinoid Recepter 2 Transcript Expression in B Cells" by Tracy Sherwood (Department of Molecular Medicine). Tracy's major professor is Thomas Klein, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a celebration from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the MDL courtyard.

Monday, March 29, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Molecular Medicine: External Chair Seminar
Shilpa Buch, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, will present a seminar on "NeuroAIDS: A Tango of HIV and the Host".
Faculty host: Thomas Klein, PhD. Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, March 29, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Amphitheater
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC): Graduate Appreciation Week
Celebration with Graduate School for 30th year anniversary!
Free refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to gpsc@grad.usf.edu and specify event and number of attendees, limited seating available.

Monday, March 29, 2010, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Anthony Gebhard, graduate student, will present a seminar on "Targeting integrins in Multiple Myeloma".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Molecular Medicine "Work in Progress" Seminar Series
Speaker: Bruce Citron, PhD, Professor, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center (MSC) 3711
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC): Balancing Life and Careers Workshop
Representatives from different departments and colleges will be presenting ideas and suggestions on the healthy way to balance life as graduate students.
Free refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to gpsc@grad.usf.edu and specify event and number of attendees, limited seating available.