Community Calendar

January 2017

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    HOLIDAY - New Year's Day (observed)

    HOLIDAY - New Year's Day (observed) 8:00 am
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    "Historical origins and genetic diversity of Armenian wine grapes assessed by molecular markers"

    "Historical origins and genetic diversity of Armenian wine grapes assessed by molecular markers" Michelson Conference Room 1st floor, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 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

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    "Acquiring a taste for parasites: Chemosensory tuft cells in shaping intestinal type 2 immunity"

    "Acquiring a taste for parasites: Chemosensory tuft cells in shaping intestinal type 2 immunity" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 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

    "HIPAA and Data Storage, Handling and Destruction Part 2"

    "HIPAA and Data Storage, Handling and Destruction Part 2" Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS 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

    "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)

    "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) 516 conference room, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting S7-402, UMass Medical School 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.

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    Omega-3 in Health Promotion and Disease Managment: From Animal to Human

    Omega-3 in Health Promotion and Disease Managment: From Animal to Human Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 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.

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    "Myasthenia Gravis/Eaton-Lambert Syndrome"

    "Myasthenia Gravis/Eaton-Lambert Syndrome" Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester 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.

    "Transcriptome regulation during mitosis"

    "Transcriptome regulation during mitosis" Lazare Research Building, Room 516, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

    "Gene networks controlling developmental timing in C. elegans"

    "Gene networks controlling developmental timing in C. elegans" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

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    CANCELED: Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group

    CANCELED: Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 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.

    "Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders"

    "Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders" AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

    "Pathophysiology and Treatment of XLH A PerPHEXing Problem Solved"

    "Pathophysiology and Treatment of XLH A PerPHEXing Problem Solved" Room 203, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 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.

    "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)

    "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) Room 816, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

    Refreshments will be served.

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    "RNA Homeostasis in Neurological Disorders"

    "RNA Homeostasis in Neurological Disorders" AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

    "Isolation of chromosomal RNA and its impact on nucleaar structure" (Creamer) and "Nucleosome editing by chromatin remodeling machines" (Peterson)

    "Isolation of chromosomal RNA and its impact on nucleaar structure" (Creamer) and "Nucleosome editing by chromatin remodeling machines" (Peterson) Amphitheater II, S4-102, UMMS 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

    "Molecular Analysis of Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma"

    "Molecular Analysis of Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma" Conference Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

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    "Piloting signs of safety: a deaf-accessible toolkit for trauma and addiction" (Anderson); "The importance of copper transport and homeostasis during myogenesis" (Padilla-Benavides); "Improving the quality of marginal liver grafts before transplantation" (Martins) - PiPSS Seminar

    "Piloting signs of safety: a deaf-accessible toolkit for trauma and addiction" (Anderson); "The importance of copper transport and homeostasis during myogenesis" (Padilla-Benavides); "Improving the quality of marginal liver grafts before transplantation" (Martins) - PiPSS Seminar AS7-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 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.

    "Rounding the circle: Unraveling the molecular and physiological functions of circular RNAs (circRNAs)"

    "Rounding the circle: Unraveling the molecular and physiological functions of circular RNAs (circRNAs)" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    29th Annual Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    29th Annual Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. S1-342, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    "Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution"

    "Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    "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)

    "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) Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    CANCELED: Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    CANCELED: Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    "New battlegrounds in immunity revealed by evolution-guided studies"

    "New battlegrounds in immunity revealed by evolution-guided studies" AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    "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)

    "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) 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    "Mitochondrial parts, pathways, and pathogenesis"

    "Mitochondrial parts, pathways, and pathogenesis" Cafeteria-WEST conference room, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    "Alcoholic liver disease - what is new in 2017?"

    "Alcoholic liver disease - what is new in 2017?" S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Click on link for live stream video also.

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    "Matrix-detachment triggers lipid peroxidation and ferroptosis: evasion by the a6B4 integrin" (Brown) and "Reduced glycogen synthesis elevates healthy aging in C.elegans" (Seo)

    "Matrix-detachment triggers lipid peroxidation and ferroptosis: evasion by the a6B4 integrin" (Brown) and "Reduced glycogen synthesis elevates healthy aging in C.elegans" (Seo) 516 conference room, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    "Mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish"

    "Mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group

    Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    "Noncoding space: mining the junk for treasures"

    "Noncoding space: mining the junk for treasures" Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    SBIR Grant Writing Presentation

    SBIR Grant Writing Presentation 110 Canal Street, 4th floor, Lowell, MA 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.

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    "RNA duplexes and the splieosome: basepairing is just the beginning"

    "RNA duplexes and the splieosome: basepairing is just the beginning" AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    "Identifying modifier genes for therapeutic target identification: examples from lysosomal disorders"

    "Identifying modifier genes for therapeutic target identification: examples from lysosomal disorders" AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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