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The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine holds regular events, conferences and seminars. Find out more below.

Mar

21

Histone Ubiquitination, Transcription and Cancer Connection

Chicago - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hengbin Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

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Mar

22

Aging Murine Models to Potential Novel Therapy for Luminal B Malignancies

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

David Gius, MD, PhD

Zell Family Scholar Professor

Director, Women's Cancer Research Program

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

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Mar

22

TEAM/SDRC Seminar: Desmosomes Pattern Cell Mechanics to Govern Epidermal Tissue Form and Function

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's TEAM Program and Northwestern's Skin Disease Research Center present:

Desmosomes Pattern Cell Mechanics to Govern Epidermal Tissue Form and Function

Joshua Broussard, PhD
Research Assistant Professor (Green Lab)
Pathology and Dermatology
Feinberg School of Medicine

Refreshments will be provided.

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Mar

22

Virology Journal Club: Kennen Hutchison (Smith Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Kennen Hutchison, Graduate Student, Smith Lab

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Mar

26

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Catherine Putonti, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Beyond Bacteria: Bacterial Viruses in the Urinary Tract

Associate Professor, Loyola University, Chicago

Host: Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

Topic:

Bacteriophages are the most abundant component of the human virome and vital members of microbiota. Phages have been isolated directly from urine samples and metagenomic sequencing of urine samples have identified an abundance of primarily novel phages. In addition to characterizing these phage, the Putonti lab is now exploring how phages shape bacterial communities in the urinary tract and their putative role in benign urinary disease.

TBA

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Mar

28

Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Seminar

Chicago - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Program presents as part of the Basic Science Clinical Research Seminar Series:

Immunotherapy of Renal Cancer: Evolution of Treatment
Jeffrey A Sosman, MD
Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Prostate Cancer: Translating Biology Into Therapeutics How Precise and Personal?
Maha H.A. Hussain, MBChB
Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Deputy Director
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Light refreshments provided.

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Mar

29

Anti-GD3 CAR-T for Targeting Tumors of Neural Crest Origin

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Rhcard Junghans, PhD, MD

Director, Biotherapeutics Development Lab

Tufts Medical Center

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

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Mar

29

"Motion Sensing in Visual Cortex Through Two Parallel Pathways"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D.

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Mar

29

TEAM/SDRC Seminar: Circulating Melanoma Cells Hijack the Leukocyte Transmigration Pathway for Successful Metastases

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's TEAM Program and Northwestern's Skin Disease Research Center present:

Circulating Melanoma Cells Hijack the Leukocyte Transmigration Pathway for Successful Metastases

William A Muller, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Feinberg School of Medicine

Refreshments will be provided.

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Mar

29

Virology Journal Club: Ajinkya Patil (Gottwein Lab) & Daniel Giraldo (Longnecker Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Research in Progress

Presenters:

Ajinkya Patil, Research Technologist, Gottwein Lab
Daniel Giraldo, Graduate Student, Longnecker Lab

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Apr

01

Joint Pharmacology & Seizure Focus Seminar: Alex Shcheglovitov, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Joint Department of Pharmacology and Seizure Focus Forum Seminar

Alex Shcheglovitov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering
University of Utah

"iPSC-derived cortical organoids for modeling human cortical development and disorders"

Abstract: Many human-specific disorders originate in the cerebral cortex. However, our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human cortical development is very limited. In my lab, we study human cortical development and disorders using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived cortical organoids generated from healthy control individuals and patients with different genetic neurodevelopmental disorders associated with autism, intellectual disability, and epilepsy. In my presentation, I will describe our new method for generating cortical organoids and discuss our progress towards modeling SHANK3-deficiency in organoids. Genetic abnormalities in SHANK3 have been detected in many patients with autism, intellectual disability, and epilepsy.

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Apr

01

Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program Information Session

Evanston - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

KNIGHT-HENNESSEY SCHOLARS PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION with Dean of Admissions, Derrick Bolton
Monday, April 1 @ 5:00 pm
NU John Evans Alum Center --- 1800 Sheridan Road
Register Here

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars annually selects up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of university s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

Each Knight-Hennessy Scholar will receive full financial support to pursue a degree in any of the 125 graduate programs at Stanford - from PhDs in earth sciences, education, engineering, and humanities and sciences to professional degrees like JD, MBA, MD, or MFA. The application will open May 1, 2019 for enrollment in fall 2020. Students are eligible to apply if they earned (or will earn) a bachelor's degree in 2014 or later.

To learn more, attend the upcoming information session, which will be led by the Dean of Admissions, Derrick Bolton, on Monday, April 1 at 5:00 PM in the John Evans Alum Center, 1800 Sheridan Road.

Register here for the event.

Questions? contact Amy Kehoe in the Office of Fellowships.

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Apr

02

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards?

Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process.

Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill for more information about Study/Research awards.

Location: Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd., Conference Room.

No RSVP

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Want to teach English? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe.

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Apr

02

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Nathan Pincus

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Nathan Pincus, Graduate Student, Lab of Alan Hauser, MD, PhD

Topic:

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Apr

02

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

Evanston - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the Schwarzman Scholars Information Session presented by Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer, Julia Cunico Gardner.

Tuesday, April 2 at 5:00 PM
NU Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Road. Register Here

You may also sign-up for an individual appointment with Julia between 1:30 and 4:00 that same afternoon.
Sign-Up Here

SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS OVERVIEW
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program was designed to ensure that the next generation of leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders; (2) educating them about China s global role via a one-year Master s in Global Affairs; and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China s rising young leaders. You may also find it helpful to view this video introduction and this profile in the New York Times.

Application Opens in April 2019
Applications for the 2020-2021 class open April 2019, with selections made in November 2019.
Applicants with Chinese passports apply by May 2019, with selections made in September 2019.

Scholars hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by leading academics from around the globe and frequent interactions with distinguished lecturers and guest speakers. Additionally, Scholars spend considerable time outside the classroom developing firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes are taught in English, and students have the opportunity to study Mandarin. Schwarzman Scholars recruits an internationally diverse cohort each year, people with the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business with a commitment to build understanding among people from differing perspectives, welcoming applicants up to age 28.

Campus Contact: Amy Kehoe

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Apr

03

Cancer Research Club: April Bell (Wainwright)

Chicago - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Cancer research club is a works-in-progress meeting for graduate students and post doctoral fellows.

Lunch will be provided.

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Apr

03

FCVRRI Molecular Cardiology Seminar Series

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By: TBD
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TBD
TBD
TBD

Feingberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute

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Apr

04

Virology Club: Dr. Eveline Santos da Silva

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"HIV-1 capsid coordinates early steps of infection through mimicry of a microtubule regulator"

Eveline Santos da Silva. Naghavi Lab. Northwestern University.

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Apr

05

Detection and Targeting Malignant Reprogramming

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD

Chief, Divsion of Regenerative Medicine

University of California-San Diego

San Diego, CA

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Apr

05

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: Virology Journal Club: Letonia Copeland-Hardin (Gottwein Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Letonia Copeland-Hardin, Graduate Student, Gottwein Lab

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Apr

05

"The Neural Basis for the Brain-Body Connection"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Peter Strick, Ph.D.

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Apr

08

Huntington’s Disease: A Search and Destroy Mission

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Michelle Day, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine

The early stages of Huntington s disease (HD) are characterized by an inability to suppress unwanted movements, a deficit attributable to impaired synaptic activation of striatal indirect pathway spiny projection neurons (iSPNs). To better understand the mechanisms underlying this deficit, striatal neurons in ex vivo brain slices from mouse genetic models of HD were studied using electrophysiological, optical and biochemical approaches. In tissue from symptomatic mice, distal dendrites of iSPNs from HD mice were hypoexcitable. I will present new data showing that the hypoexcitability was attributable to increased opening of dendritic Kv4 K+ channels, stemming from a greater association with auxiliary KChIP subunits. This association was negatively modulated by TrkB receptor (TrkBR) signaling, which was previously shown to be impaired in HD models. Dendritic excitability of HD iSPNs was rescued by knocking-down expression of Kv4 channels and by disrupting KChIP binding, by restoring TrkB receptor signaling or by lowering mutant-Htt (mHtt) levels with a virally-delivered zinc finger protein (ZFP). Thus, our studies demonstrate that mHtt induces reversible alterations in the dendritic excitability of iSPNs that could contribute to the hyperkinetic motor symptoms of HD. Furthermore, the rescue of both dendritic excitability and synaptic plasticity by striatal suppression of mHtt transcription with ZFP points us to a promising potential treatment for people suffering from this devastating disorder.

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Apr

09

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beginning to draft a Teaching Statement can be a challenging process, particularly for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who may have limited teaching experience.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners and teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements.

This is a highly interactive workshop. Writing and discussing with peers is expected of all participants.

Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the conventions of strong teaching statements and generated content for a teaching statement draft.

The workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines, at all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

Prior to attending the workshop, please complete the following prompt:

In about 150 words, describe what you believe is a key concept or skill in your discipline and how you do or plan to teach that concept or skill to students.


Please bring your written response with you to the Writing Effective Teaching Statements workshop and be prepared to share with your peers. Please also bring your preferred writing utensils (paper & pen/laptop/tablet).

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Apr

10

Lurie Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Symposium

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host a one-day symposium bringing together investigators and medical professionals from across the country to discuss and evaluate new initiatives in prostate cancer research.

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Apr

10

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards?

Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process.

Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill for more information about Study/Research awards.

Location: Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd., Conference Room.

No RSVP

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Want to teach English? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe.

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Apr

10

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future!

Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility and application elements.

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Apr

11

Molecular Mechanisms of Epithelial Contribution to Esophageal Inflammation and Tissue Repair

Chicago - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Marie-Pier Tetreault, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dvision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Northwesern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago Campus

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Apr

12

"Linking Memories"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Denise Cai, Ph.D.

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Apr

12

TEAM/SDRC Seminar: Ovarian Cancer Metastasis: Targeting the Microenvironment

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's TEAM Program and Northwestern's Skin Disease Research Center present:

Ovarian Cancer Metastasis: Targeting the Microenvironment

Pamela Kreeger, PhD
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Regenerative Biology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Refreshments will be provided.

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Apr

12

Virology Journal Club: Colleen Furey (Walsh Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Colleen Furey, Graduate Student, Walsh Lab

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Apr

13

Cancer Connections - Patient Inspiration & Information

Chicago - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

At the Lurie Cancer Center, your treatment plan includes care for the mind, body and spirit. Cancer Connections introduces patients, families and friends to tools, techniques and services to improve their health and well-being -- during and after cancer treatment.

Cancer ConnectionsTopics will include: "A Cancer in the Family"

When oncologist Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, was diagnosed with melanoma, she began to believe her family s history of cancer was more than just an unlucky coincidence. Combining her personal story with the latest science of cancer genetics, Dr. Ross will offer valuable insights and practical advice to help you make informed decisions about testing and managing cancer risk.

Additional topics in April:

Quitting Smoking after a Cancer Diagnosis
Moving Beyond Cancer: Tips for Getting and Staying Active
Yoga and Mindfulness as a Path Toward Empowered Health

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Apr

15

Pharmacology Seminar: Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Executive Director of FAU Brain Institute
Professor of Biomedical Science
Florida Atlantic University

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Apr

16

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future!

Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility and application elements.

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Apr

16

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Dean Rowe-Magnus, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Dean Rowe-Magnus, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology/Indiana University

Host:Karla Satchell, PhD

Topic:

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Apr

16

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

Evanston - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards?

Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process.

Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill for more information about Study/Research awards.

Location: Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd., Conference Room.

No RSVP

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Want to teach English? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe.

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Apr

17

FCVRRI Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By: TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute

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Apr

18

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future!

Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility and application elements.

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Apr

18

Steven T. Rosen Lectureship: The Membrane: Cytoskeleton Interface in Development and Cancer

Chicago - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Andrea McClatchey, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

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Apr

18

CMB Seminar: Drosophila to Model Nucleolar Stress

Chicago - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Please join the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, in welcoming Patrick J. DiMario PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) and Cellular, Developmental & Integrative Biology (CDIB), College of Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, for his presentation about "Drosophila to Model Nucleolar Stress". His CMB faculty host is Associate Professor Sui Huang.

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Apr

19

Targeting ER Stress Responses: Next Generation Immunotherapies for Ovarian Cancer

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD

William J. Ledger, MD, Assistant Professor for Infection and Immunology

Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Cente

Weill Cornell Medicine-Cornell University

New York, NY

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Apr

19

CANCELLED - Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Zachary Knight, Ph.D.

No Location - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Zachary Knight, Ph.D.

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Apr

19

Virology Journal Club: Yanique Thomas (Hope Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Yanique Thomas, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hope Lab

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Apr

22

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards?

Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process.

Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill for more information about Study/Research awards.

Location: Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd., Conference Room.

No RSVP

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Want to teach English? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe.

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Apr

22

Adventures in GPCR Cell Biology

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Pharmacology is pleased to present a special seminar by the nominated Julius B. Kahn Visiting Professor.

Mark Von Zastrow, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), nature's largest and most versatile family of signaling receptors, control essentially every physiological process and are important drug targets. Our group investigates how GPCRs operate in individual cells that we view as elemental 'building blocks' of tissues and physiology. We are particular interested in the cell biology of GPCRs in neurons and the problem of neuromodulation. I will briefly review present concepts of GPCR signaling and membrane traffic in mammalian cells. Then I will discuss present and ongoing studies into how GPCRs initiate signaling via G proteins after endocytosis, and how GPCRs initiate distinct cellular effects via arrestins.

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Apr

22

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Evanston - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future!

Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility and application elements.

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Apr

23

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Jackson Campbell

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Jackson Campbell, Graduate Student, Lab of Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

Topic:

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Apr

24

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future!

Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility and application elements.

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Apr

26

Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

On Friday, April 26, 2019 the OncoSET Symposium will provide healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art information related to significant advances in precision medicine for cancer and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care. The program will focus on emerging technologies used to generate large scale genomic data and the steps to filter, evaluate and apply this knowledge to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. Symposium participants will discover new approaches to personalized cancer therapy based on current research and patient-specific genetic patterns. Participants will examine technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, challenges in genomic sequencing and molecular analysis, and germline genotype and pharmacogenetics. In addition, participants will develop strategies for translating advances in precision medicine into the clinical setting.

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Apr

26

Virology Journal Club: Qing Fan (Longnecker Lab) & Stephen DiGiuseppe (Walsh Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Research in Progress

Presenters:

Qing Fan, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Longnecker Lab
Stephen DiGiuseppe, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Walsh Lab

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Apr

26

Oligonucleotide Aptamer for Precision Lymphoma Therapy

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Youli Zun, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology and Genomic Medicine

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

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Apr

29

Pharmacology Seminar: Jean Ju Chung, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jean Ju Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Yale School of Medicine

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Apr

30

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Lubov Grigoryeva

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Endosomal TLRs are Major Pathways to Recognizing Legionella pneumophila in Human Macrophages"

Speaker: Lubov Grigoryeva, Driskill Graduate Program, Lab of Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

TOPIC

Legionella pneumophila is a gram-negative bacterium that causes a severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire s disease. Preliminary data from our laboratory revealed that the recognition of wild-type L. pneumophila by human macrophages deviates from previously reported pathways in murine macrophages, calling into question the field s reliance on murine-based experimentation. My project seeks to understand the mechanisms of innate immune signaling in human macrophages after Lp infection.

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Apr

30

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teaching statements are an important component of many academic job applications, but they can be challenging to write. Receiving feedback from peers can provide you with recommendations on how to clarify and improve your main claims about your teaching. Allowing others to read your writing can also give you critical insight into how your target audience may understand and interpret your claims, which can help further refine your teaching statement.

In this workshop, participants will bring their teaching statement drafts and engage in guided peer feedback.

This workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

Please bring three hard copies of your teaching statement draft to the workshop.

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May

01

Cancer Research Club: Malini Rammohan (Crispino)

Chicago - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Cancer research club is a works-in-progress meeting for graduate students and post doctoral fellows.

Lunch will be provided.

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May

01

FCVRRI Molecular Cardiology Seminar Series

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By:

Howard Rockman, MD
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Professor, Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and Cell Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

Feingberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute

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May

02

Virology Club: Daniel Giraldo

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"TBA"

Daniel Giraldo. Longnecker Lab. Northwestern University.

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May

03

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Francis S. Lee, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Francis S. Lee, Ph.D.

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May

03

Virology Journal Club: Nina Calantone (D'Aquila Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Nina Calantone, Graduate Student, D'Aquila Lab

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May

06

Pharmacology Seminar: Thomas Hnasko, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thomas Hnasko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosciences
UC San Diego

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May

07

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD / Penn State

Host: Melissa Brown, PhD

Topic:

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May

10

CANCELLED - Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Jesse Goldberg, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Jesse Goldberg, Ph.D.

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May

10

Virology Journal Club: Koree Ahn (Hope Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Koree Ahn, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hope Lab

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May

13

Pharmacology Seminar: Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Associate Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Theme, Graduate Biomedical Science
University of Alabama at Birminghim School of Medicine

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May

14

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Seo Jin Park

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Seo Jin Park, Graduate Student, Lab of Richard Longnecker, PhD

Topic:

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May

15

FCVRRI Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By: TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute

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May

17

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Moshe Szyf, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Moshe Szyf, Ph.D.

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May

17

Virology Journal Club: Kylee Morrison (Gottwein Lab) & Masato Ikeda (Longnecker Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Research in Progress

Presenters:

Kylee Morrison, Graduate Student, Gottwein Lab
Masato Ikeda, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Longnecker Lab

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May

20

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Shari Wiseman, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Shari Wisemann, Ph.D.

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May

20

Pharmacology Seminar: Richard H. Kramer, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Richard H. Kramer, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology and Vision Science
CH and Annie Li Chair in Molecular Biology of Diseases
University of California, Berkeley

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May

21

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Howard Lee Weiner, MD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Howard Lee Weiner, MD / Brigham and Women's Hospital

Host: Immunology Grad Students/ Coordinator, Dan Xu, PhD

Topic:

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May

23

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Spear Colloquium

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Host: Richard Longnecker, PhD

Topic:

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May

24

Virology Journal Club: Sreedhar Pujari (Laimins Lab)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Sreedhar Pujari, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Laimins Lab

This event was postponed from March 1st to May 24th.

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May

30

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Helen Blackwell, PhD

Chicago - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Helen Blackwell, PhD / University of Wisconsin

Host: Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Training Program (IMPTP) / Coordinator, Megan Nas, IMPTP Trainee

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May

31

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D.

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May

31

Virology Journal Club

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Jun

02

26th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K

Off-Campus - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For 26 years, our Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K has been a source of hope and inspiration for people who have faced, or are facing cancer.

Hosted by the Lurie Cancer Center, this unique community event will bring cancer survivors and supporters, health professionals and scientists together on National Cancer Survivors Day determined to make a difference.

Join us for a memorable morning filled with family-friendly activities!

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Jun

05

FCVRRI Molecular Cardiology Seminar Series

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By:

Douglas L. Mann, MD
Lewin Chair & Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Professor, Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Feingberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute

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Jun

06

Virology Club: Dr. Isabelle Clerc

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Dr. Isabelle Clerc. D'Aquila Lab. Northwestern University.

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Jun

07

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Yi Zuo, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Yi Zuo, Ph.D.

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Jun

14

Department of Physiology Seminar Series - Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.

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Jun

19

FCVRRI Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By: TBD
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Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute

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