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“How chromosome structure and recombination ensure segregation into sperm” – Francesca Cole, PhD

February 25, 2021

The Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design, alongside the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, is proud to present a Seminar with guest speaker Francesca Cole, PhD. Dr. Cole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. She is also the Co-Director of the Genetics and Epigenetics Program and Director of the Trainee Transitions for Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis program. The talk is entitled, "How chromosome structure and recombination ensure segregation into sperm". Faculty Host: Ben Allen, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

“Body Plan Evolution: Hox-dependent morphogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella Vectensis” – Matthew C. Gibson, PhD

February 25, 2021

The NIH T32 Training Program in Organogenesis is pleased to present a Special Series: Emerging Concepts in Cell Signaling, Regulation, and Science Education with seminar guest Matthew C. Gibson, PhD. Dr. Gibson is the Dean and Investigator the the Graduate School, Stowers Institute for Medical Research. The talk is entitled, "Body Plan Evolution: Hox-dependent morphogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella Vectensis." Trainee Host: Bridget Waas, Ph.D. Candidate

“Body Plan Evolution: Hox-dependent morphogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella Vectensis” – Matthew C. Gibson, PhD

February 25, 2021

The NIH T32 Training Program in Organogenesis is pleased to present a Special Series: Emerging Concepts in Cell Signaling, Regulation, and Science Education with seminar guest Matthew C. Gibson, PhD. Dr. Gibson is the Dean and Investigator the the Graduate School, Stowers Institute for Medical Research. The talk is entitled, "Body Plan Evolution: Hox-dependent morphogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella Vectensis." Trainee Host: Bridget Waas, Ph.D. Candidate

Taubman Healthy You Conversation – “Under your skin: Psoriasis and the immune system”

February 25, 2021

Please mark your calendar to join Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD on Tuesday, March 9, 1-2 pm via Zoom, when he presents, "Under your skin: Psoriasis and the immune system." He will discuss his work on basic immunological and genetic research on psoriasis, with projects directed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis. Webinar is free and open to all, but registration is required. Register Here. Dr. Gudjonsson is the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology, an Associate Professor, Dermatology and the Taubman Institute’s Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar.

Dr. Leslie Kean (Dana-Farber/Harvard) presents Immunology Research Seminar

February 25, 2021

The Graduate Program in Immunology and The Research Training in Experimental Immunology Training Grant welcome Leslie S. Kean, MD, PhD Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Robert A. Stranahan Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School who will present “Dissecting Pathogenic Cell States In Acute GVHD: The Road To Targeted Therapeutics” Host: Dr. Pavan Reddy Contact Zarinah Aquil (zaquil@umich.edu) for further information (i.e. Zoom link, passcode).

You’re Invited: UM Skin Biology & Diseases Resourced-Based Center Annual Symposium

February 23, 2021

All interested in skin biology and diseases research are welcome to attend the University of Michigan Skin Biology & Diseases Resourced-based Center (UM-SBDRC) Annual Symposium on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time. Our Keynote Address is: "Lessons From the Skin Microbiome in Innate Immunity and Human Disease" by Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.  World renowned medical scientist, Dr. Gallo is the Irma Gigli Distinguished Professor & Chairman of the Dermatology Department at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine where his research specializes in the fields of human immunology, skin biology and the microbiome.…

2021 ROLAND “RED” HISS EVENT, DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING HEALTH SCIENCES

February 23, 2021

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend the Department of Learning Health Sciences’ Annual Roland “Red” Hiss Virtual Event on June 8, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm. This event honors the life and work of Dr. Roland “Red” Hiss (1932-2016) and celebrates the accomplishments of Scholars in the Medical Education Scholars Program. This year, the Hiss Event will take place as an MESP Virtual Research Symposium. Dr. Hiss’ legacy will be celebrated by recognizing  the accomplishments of recent participants in the Medical Education Scholars Program. We will use an online platform to host the event, and an interactive…

5th Annual RNA Symposium, “Processing RNA”

February 19, 2021

Zoom registration: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xTKA1-ftSXKemVbSd1ty5A RNA research shapes revolutionary scientific paths, from fundamental science discoveries in the labs to powerful biomedical applications for patients. The rapid rise of RNA-guided genome editing tools and mRNA-based vaccinations demonstrates the tremendous impact of such breakthroughs. To help us “process” these advances, five Keynote speakers and six Data Blitz presenters will give us their takes on RNA biomedicine, from RNA processing to RNA structure and CRISPR tools. Join us for what promises to become an inspiring 5th annual symposium, socially distanced but undeterred by COVID-19. For more information, visit https://rna.umich.edu/2021-symposium/ Two Half-Days Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00…

Melissa Moore, Moderna “A timely confluence: The backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine”

February 19, 2021

RNA Seminar featuring: Melissa Moore, Moderna Therapeutics “A timely confluence: The backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine” Please register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l0kt_NjpRh-f33LJj7KGpA Dr. Moore will address scientists and non-scientists, and will take live questions. In her role as Chief Scientific Officer, Platform Research, Dr. Melissa Moore is responsible for leading mRNA biology, delivery and computation science research at Moderna. She joined Moderna in 2016 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she served as Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and a long-time Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Dr. Moore was also…