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Seminar Series Schedule 2011

An annual Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research (IHVR), the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Drexel Institute to promote scientific exchange at the national and international level.


January 6 - 11:00 AM - Virginia Cornish, PhD (Columbia University)
"TMP-Tag: A Chemical Surrogate to the Fluorescent Proteins for Live Cell Imaging"

January 7 - 11:00 AM - W. Thomas London, MD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species"

January 13 - 11:00 AM - David Sullivan, MD (Johns Hopkins Univ. Bloomberg School of Public Health)
"Drug Discovery: New Uses or New Molecules"

January 20 - 11:00 AM - Lynn Enquist, PhD (Princeton University)
"Infection and Spread of Herpesviruses in the Nervous System"
Distinguished Speaker Series

February 3 - 11:00 AM - Anna E. Lokshin, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
"Urine Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer"

February 4 - 11:00 AM - Nicole Zitzmann, PhD (University of Oxford)
"Targeting Viral Morphogenesis"

February 8 - 4:00 PM - Marvin Woodall* (Prescient Medical)
"What is the Future for Medical Devices?"

February 10 - 11:00 AM - Siddarth Balachandran, PhD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Novel Mechanisms of Interferon-Gamma Activated Cell Death"

February 11 - 11:00 AM - Kenneth Buetow, PhD (Center for Cancer Research, NCI)
"The Genetics of Cancer"

February 17 - 11:00 AM - Shawn DeFrees, PhD (Seneb BioSciences, Inc.)
"CNS Disease and Glycobiological Solutions"

February 24 - 11:00 AM - Bruce F. Molino, PhD & Peter Guzzo, PhD** (Albany Molecular Research, Inc.)
"Discovery of Melanin Concentrating Hormone Receptor-1 (MCH1) Antagonists For The Treatment of Obesity"

March 17 - 11:00 AM - Scott Sieburth, PhD** (Temple University)
"Silicon As A Pharmaceutical Design Element"

April 1- 11:00 AM - Wouter Schul, PhD (Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases)
"Dengue, TB, and Malaria Drug Discovery at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases”

April 14 - 11:00 AM - Jianke Zhang, PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)
“Regulation of Lymphocyte Responses by Apoptosis and Necrosis”

April 14 - 4:00 PM - Michael J. Mastrangelo, MD* (Thomas Jefferson University)
"Parenting an Idea: From Joy of Birth to the Agony of Adoption"

April 28 - 11:00 AM - Christoph Seeger, PhD (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Regulation of the IFN Response: In Search for a Kinase"

May 9 - 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM - PDDI Symposium**
Registration Required:
"Regulatory and Toxicology Requirements for Submitting an IND: Focus on Small Biotechnology Companies and Limited Resources"

May 12 - 4:00 PM - Adrian DiBisceglie, PhD (St. Louis University School of Medicine)
"Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
Hepatitis B Foundation's 2011 Bruce Witte Lecturer

May 19 - 11:00 AM - Shilpa Buch, PhD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
“NeuroAIDS: A Tango of HIV and the Host”

June 1 - 4:00 PM - Jean-Francois Rossignol (Romark Laboratories)
"Thiazolides: A New Class of Immunomodulating Agents with Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity"

June 2 - 11:00 AM - Katherine Young, PhD (Merck)
"Gram-Negative Beta-Lactam Resistance Mechanisms and Merck's Investigational Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor"

June 9 - 11:00 AM - James Love, PhD (New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure)
"Structural Genomics on Membrane and Soluble Proteins"

June 15 - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Nano-Symposium
"Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine in Translational Research"

June 23 - 11:00 AM - Anuja Ghorpade, PhD (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
“Astrocyte Activation in HIV-1 CNS Disease: The TIMPed Balance of Neuroinflammation”

July 1 - 9:30 AM - Phil S. Baran, PhD** (Scripps Research Institute)
"Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"

July 7 - 11:00 AM - Irwin Chaiken, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Attacking the HIV-I Envelope Machine"

July 14 - 11:00 AM - Paul Bates, PhD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
"Modulation of Intrinsic and Adaptive Immunity by the Ebolavirus Glycoproteins"

July 19 - 11:00 AM - Jacques Banchereau, PhD (Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.)
"Will Dendritic Cell Subsets Help Us Address the Challenges of Cancer, Autoimmunity and HIV Infection?"

July 28 - 11:00 AM - Karen Augustine, PhD (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
"Discovery Based Profiling of Small Molecules for Teratogenic Liability"

July 29 - 11:00 AM - Michael Goetz, PhD (Natural Products Discovery Institute)
"Perspectives on Natural Products Discovery Research and the New IHVR Collection of Natural Product Assets"

August 18 - 11:00 AM - Geoffrey Dow, PhD** (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research)
"Next Generation Cures for Malaria"

August 25 - 11:00 AM - Bonnie Firestein, PhD** (Rutgers University)
"Dendrites: Branching From the Inside Out"

September 8 - 11:00 AM - Todd Schell, PhD (Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

September 22 - 11:00 AM - Stuart Palmer, PhD** (BioConsulting International, LLC)
"The Use of Standards and Controls in Real-Time PCR Diagnostic Applications"

September 30 - 11:00 AM - Richard Pestell, MD, PhD (Director, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University)
"Novel Functions For a DNA Bound Form of Cyclin D1 - Chromosomal Instability and Non Coding mRNA"

October 20 - 11:00 AM -Erik Knudsen, PhD (Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University)
"RB Pathway In Hepatocellular Carcinoma: From Carcinogenesis To Therapy"

October 27 - 11:00 AM - Eishi Noguchi, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Preserving Genomic Integrity at the DNA Replication Fork"

October 28 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Annual Biotech Conference* - Regional Biotech Council
"2011, A Biospace Odyssey - Exploration of Natural Products Through Public/Private Partnerships"

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November 3 - 11:00 AM - Michael Zasloff, MD, PhD (Georgetown University Hospital)
"Aminosterols From The Shark"

November 10 - 11:00 AM - Hemant Roy, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
"Detection of Colorectal Cancer Using Field Effect Imaging"

November 16 - 11:00 AM - Josephine Briggs, MD (National Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, NIH)
"Translational Research at the NIH and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAAM)"
Distinguished Lecturer Series

November 29 - 4:00 PM - William J. Greenlee, PhD** (Merck Research laboratories)
"Discovery of Drug Candidates for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease"
PDDI's 2011 Drug Discovery Award Recipient

POSTPONED - DATE TBD - Jo Ann Rinaudo, PhD (National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention)
"The Liver: Chemicals, Chronicity, and Cancer"

December 15 - 11:00 AM - David Cohen, MD (Columbia University Medical Center)
"LADS and LADDERS: Natural Product ("Ligand") Adjuvants For a New Generation of Prophylactic Vaccines"

December 22 - 11:00 AM - Jessica Weidner, PhD (Karolinska Institute)
"Characterizing Human Dendritic Cells Following Toxoplasma Gondii Infection"


*Regional Biotech Council (RBC) Seminar Speakers (Registration may be required)

**Pennyslvania Drug Discovery Institute Seminar Speakers


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