Institutional Events and Research Calendar

January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017

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2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

HOLIDAY - New Year's Day (observed)
Time: 8:00 am

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Historical origins and genetic diversity of Armenian wine grapes assessed by molecular markers"
Hosted by: Raffi Aroian, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: Michelson Conference Room 1st floor, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Nelli Hovhannisyan, PhD, Associate Professor, Yerevan State University; Head, Department of Ecology and Nature Protection; Director, Center of Excellence in Applied Bioscience

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Acquiring a taste for parasites: Chemosensory tuft cells in shaping intestinal type 2 immunity"
Hosted by: Mike Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Michael R. Howitt, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research, IRB Training
Hosted by: UMass Clinical Research and IRB Offices
Location: Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us the HIPAA and Research Series on HIPAA and research with joint presentations from the Privacy Officers, IRB and IT.

In person attendance is strongly encouraged.  However, access will also be available in a GoToMeeting - click on link to register if you are off-site and wish to participate.

Questions? Contact Allison Blodgett

Event Type Seminar
"Loss of RIPK1 impairs dendritic cell activation in vitro but promotes inflammation and auto reactivity in vivo" (O'Donnell) and "Evaluating Cas9 and Cpf1 ribonucleprotein complexes for a variety of genome editing applications" (Roscoe)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: 516 conference room, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Joanne O'Donnell, PhD, Kelliher Lab, UMMS and Benjamin Roscoe, PhD, Wolfe Lab, UMMS

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and Doug Ziedonis, MD, UMCCTS Education
Location: S7-402, UMass Medical School
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the UMCCTS Research Career & Writing "K-Club". The group meets monthly to provide information and feedback on academic career development and on preparing a Research Career Award application (NIH K-Awards, VA Research Career Awards, etc.).

To become a member, please contact Ms. Denise Barrett.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Event Type Symposium
Hosted by: Inaugural Symposium of the International Society for Omega-3 Research (ISOR) and Mass General Hospital, Boston
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The aim of the ISOR is to bring together highly active investigators in the field, particularly young scientists interested in omega-3, to exchange ideas/thoughts, establish collaborations, adopt new technologies, and most importantly, promote and maintain a high standard of omega-e research. The inaugural ISOR symposium will provide a platform for sharing research progress from the up-and-coming generation of investigators and highlight the frontier of the field of omega-3.

Register today! Registratin if free.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Myasthenia Gravis/Eaton-Lambert Syndrome"
Hosted by: Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology, and the Office of Research, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A conversation with patients, clinicians, and basic scientists. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinicians, patients, and interested medical students are invited to attend.

RSVP to Gloria.Downing@umassmed.edu

Sandwiches and beverages will be served.

Event Type Seminar
"Transcriptome regulation during mitosis"
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, Room 516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Michael Blower, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Event Type Seminar
"Gene networks controlling developmental timing in C. elegans"
Hosted by: Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Victor Ambros, PhD, Silverman Professor of Natural Sciences, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group is available for all current and past K awardees and junior faculty who are contemplating the submission of an R-type grant (e.g., R01, R03, R21) to the NIH during the coming academic year as well as for those who might be considering foundation or other types of awards. This working group is particularly geared to young investigators who will be submitting grant proposals as part of their career pathway and are committed to a research career. This working group is intended to enhance, and not replace, mentoring by peers and senior faculty.

Event Type Seminar
"Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders"
Hosted by: RNA Therapeutics Institute, Faculty Candidate Seminar, UMMS
Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, Vincenzo Gennarino, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Pathophysiology and Treatment of XLH A PerPHEXing Problem Solved"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Room 203, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Marc K. Drezner, MD, Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health; Executive Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Luncheon served.

Event Type Conference
"One ring to rule them all: control of nucleotide production for DNA synthesis and repair" (Brignole) and "Single particle kinetic and electron cryo-microscopy studies of flavivirus membrane fusion" (Chao)
Hosted by: Office of Research, UMMS
Location: Room 816, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Edward Brignole, PhD, MIT and Luke Chao, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"RNA Homeostasis in Neurological Disorders"
Hosted by: RNA Therapeutics Institute, Faculty Candidate Chalk Talk, UMMS
Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, Vincenzo Gennarino, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.

Event Type Seminar
"Isolation of chromosomal RNA and its impact on nucleaar structure" (Creamer) and "Nucleosome editing by chromatin remodeling machines" (Peterson)
Hosted by: UMMS Epigenetics Club
Location: Amphitheater II, S4-102, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Presented by, Kevin Creamer, PhD, Postdoc, Lawrence Lab, Neurology, UMMS and Craig L. Peterson, PhD, Professor, Molecular Medicine, UMMS

Pizza and beverages sponsored by New England BioLabs, Inc.

For more information contact: epigenetics@umassmed.edu

Event Type Conference
"Molecular Analysis of Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma"
Hosted by: Leslie Shaw, PhD - Breast Cancer Research Conference, UMMS
Location: Conference Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Leslie Shaw, PhD and Sha Zhu, PhD, Department of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology, UMMS

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UMMS
Location: AS7-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

For those of you who are off-campus and would like to participate in the PiPSS Seminar, please register (GoToWebinar link provided-click on PiPPS title). We strongly encourage on-campus attendance.

Event Type Seminar
"Rounding the circle: Unraveling the molecular and physiological functions of circular RNAs (circRNAs)"
Hosted by: Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Type Community
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS
Location: S1-342, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution"
Hosted by: Michael P. Czech, PhD and Jon Goguen, PhD, UMMS - Program in Molecular Medicine and Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"A transposon-based gain-of-function screen identifies a candidate oncogenic 1ncRNA in breast cancer" (Yang) and "Regulation of nucleosome architecture and factor binding revealed by nuclease footprinting of the mES cell genome" (Hainer)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, January 13, 2017

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"New battlegrounds in immunity revealed by evolution-guided studies"
Hosted by: Beth McCormick, PhD - Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Type Conference
"Transcriptional regulation by tRNA fragments in the early embryo"(Rando), "Ribosomal proteins and RNA splicing machinery are the targets of Poly(GR) toxicity in C9ORF72-related ALS/FTD" (Gonzalez), "Lariat versus linear pre-mRNA splicing in S. pombe" (Chen)
Hosted by: UMMS RNA Club; Sponsored by QIAGEN
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: David Guertin, PhD, Dohoon Kim, PhD, & Cynthia Hong, PhD - UMass Metabolic Network, UMMS
Location: Cafeteria-WEST conference room, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Type Grand Rounds
Hosted by: Terence R. Flotte, MD and VA Central/Western Massachusetts-UMMS Grand Rounds
Location: S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click on link for live stream video also.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Matrix-detachment triggers lipid peroxidation and ferroptosis: evasion by the a6B4 integrin" (Brown) and "Reduced glycogen synthesis elevates healthy aging in C.elegans" (Seo)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: 516 conference room, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish"
Hosted by: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Noncoding space: mining the junk for treasures"
Hosted by: Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, and Ingolf Bach, PhD, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
SBIR Grant Writing Presentation
Hosted by: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and UMass Lowell
Location: 110 Canal Street, 4th floor, Lowell, MA
Time: 11:30 am

Join expert Natalie S. Rudolph of 'Rudolph Biomedical Consulting' as she gives an overview of SBIR grant writing, simplifying the application process to help you fund your small business. Contact Michelle Langlais if you have any questions about this event.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"RNA duplexes and the splieosome: basepairing is just the beginning"
Hosted by: RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS
Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Identifying modifier genes for therapeutic target identification: examples from lysosomal disorders"
Hosted by: Craig Mello, PhD, RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS
Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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