AMSGS 2008 Events
College of Medicine · Association of Medical Science Graduate Students
Monday, January 7, 2008, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Yidong Bai, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, will present a seminar on "Molecular Remedy of Mitochondrial Deficiency".
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
David E. Kand, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Protein Trafficking and Turnover in Azheimer’s Disease: Lessons from LRP and Presenilin Pathways".
Sponsored by the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDA 1096
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research: 2008 Seminar Series
James Huhta, MD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Fetal congestive heart failure: Translation studies of mouse and human".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, January 11, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Grazia Isaya, MD, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will present a seminar on "Multifunctional regulators of mitochondrial iron balance".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, January 11, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., College of Public Health Auditorium, Room 1023-C
College of Public Health Dean’s Lecture Series
Michael Graven, MD, MS, MPH, FACP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Informatics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Senior Advisor for Health Affairs to the Government of St. Lucia, will present a seminar on "Impacting the Rising Incidence of Diabetes and its Complications: The St. Lucia Screening and Disease Management Programs".
Sponsored by the College of Public Health, USF Health.

Friday, January 11, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDN 2002
College of Nursing Distinguished Lecture Series
Theresa B. Moyers, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, will present a seminar on Motivational Interviewing in Health Settings".
Sponsored by the College of Nursing, USF Health.

Monday, January 14, 2008, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., MDC 2301
Phyllis & Walter Mason Laboratory for Small Animal Imaging and Advanced Cardiovascular Research "New Instrumentation Seminar: Xenogen IVIS Spectrum Imaging System"
James Will Hauser, Field Service Engineer, Caliper LifeSciences, will present a seminar on "In-Vivo Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Imaging: System Operation, Software Use, and Study Design".
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, January 14, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Tetsu Kamitani, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, will present a seminar on "a-Synucleinopathies or Nubopathies? The Role of NUB1 in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease".
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
Joseph Rogers, PhD, President & Senior Scientist Sun Health Research Institute, will present a seminar on "New Basic Research Findings in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease".
Sponsored by the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
Paul D. Coleman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Center on Aging and Developmental Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Senior Scientist and Co-Director of Alzheimer’s Research, Sun Health Research Institute, will present a seminar on "Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain and in Blood".
Sponsored by the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Kavon Rezai-zadeh, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "EGCG mediated non-amyloidogenic APP proteolysis: Establishing the ADAM10-dependent mechanism(s) in neuron-like cells".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:00 - 1:05 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease: 2008 Seminar Series
Robert H. Silverman, PhD, Mal and Lea Bank Chair and Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, will present a seminar on "Implications for RNase L and the Novel Retrovirus XMRV in Prostate Cancer".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Shayne Plosker, MD, Associate Professor and Division Director, USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of OB/GYN, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome –Understanding the Endocrine Abnormalities and Insulin Resistance".
Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Rolf Renne, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "Viral microRNAs".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 1, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Shawna Shirley, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Curcumin in Human Dendritic Cells".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Len Pennacchio, PhD, Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, will present a seminar on "Sequence Based Insights into Gene Regulation and Human Biology".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., MDA 1096
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research: 2008 Seminar Series
George H. Rothblat, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The Lipid Research Group, will present a seminar on "The Flux of Cholesterol between Cells & Lipoproteins".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 12:00 p.m., Vincent A. Stabile Research Building Auditorium
Ted Couch Cancer Research Lectureship
Craig C. Mello, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, presents "Return to the RNAi World: Rethinking Gene Expression, Evolution and Medicine".
Dr. Craig Mello and Dr. Andrew Zire received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006 "for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA".
Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 4:00 p.m., Vincent A. Stabile Research Building Auditorium
Ted Couch Cancer Research Lectureship
Craig C. Mello, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA will be the guest speaker. Dr. Craig Mello and Dr. Andrew Zire received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006 "for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA".
Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Peter E. Jensen, MD, Professor and Chair of Pathology, Bioscience Graduate Studies, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, will present a seminar on "Antigen Presentation".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., USF Health Rotunda, USF Health Auditorium, CON Atrium and Foyer
USF Health Research Day
1. Poster Presentations
2. 12th Annual Roy H. Behnke Distinguished Lectureship, USF Health Auditorium - James R. Baker, Jr. MD, Ruth Dow Doan Professor, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan will present "Medical Applications of Nanotechnology".
3. Graduate Student Oral Presentations
4. Awards Ceremony and Reception for Research Day
Sponsored by the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, School of Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Department of Internal Medicine and the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Friday, February 29, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Ernst Schonbrunn, PhD, Drug Discovery, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, will present a seminar on "Novel Inhibitors for Drug Targets".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Saturday, March 1, 2008, A La Carte Pavilion
E-ball 2008
E-ball is the annual semi-formal event which will also feature the Project World Health Third Annual Faculty Auction.
Sponsored by the College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Adam Bachstetter, Graduate Student, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Interventions to Treat the Aging Neurogenic Niche".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, March 6, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Lennox Hoyte, MD, Associate Professor and Director, USF Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Overactive Bladder in Women".
Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, College of Medicine.

Friday, March 7, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Amer A. Beg, PhD, Immunology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, will present a seminar on "T cell and Dendritic Cell Responses by the NF-kB".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDA 1096
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Issam Zineh, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, Associate Director, University of Florida Center for Pharmacogenomics, will present a seminar on "Pharmacogenetics and Response to Statins".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program, USF Health.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 11:00 a.m., MDC 2510
Miltenyi Biotec Magnetic Sorting Workshop
Magnetic beads linked to antibodies allow rapid purification of cell populations with a cell surface marker. Charlie Szekeres, PhD, Scientific Researcher, Core Facilities Manager, College of Medicine, USF and Jenny Daniels, Miltenyi Biotec Technical Sales Consultant, will explain more about the ins and outs, caveats and advantages of this method.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine. Please RSVP to Charlie Szekeres, PhD (kszekere@health.usf.edu).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:00 p.m., David Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building
Basic Science Grand Rounds
Bruce J. Mayer, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Storrs, CT, will present a seminar on "Comprehensive SH2 Domain Profiling Decoding the Tyrosine Phosphoproteome".
Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Stephen J. Korn, PhD, Director of Training and Career Development, NINDS, NIH, will present a seminar on "Funding Opportunities at NIH and Some Hints on How to Succeed".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Signature Program in Neuroscience, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Functional Remodeling of the Glycome Throughout the Developing Myocardium" by Marty Montpetit (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Marty's major professor is Eric Bennett, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:00 a.m., MDA 1096
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Natriuretic Peptides as a Humoral Link between the Heart and the Gastrointestinal System" by Anteneh Addisu (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Anteneh's co-major professors are John Dietz, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology) and William Gower, Jr, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Daniel Villarreal, MD, FACC, FAHA, FIACS, Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, will present a seminar on "Obesity-Hypertension: Emerging Concepts of Neuroendocrine Dysregulation".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program, USF Health.

Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Abdel Alli, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, March 24, 2008, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Michael Matott, Graduate Student, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "O2 Sensitivity at Axonal Targets of CO2 Chemoreceptors in the Dorsal Medulla Oblongata".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDA 1097
Nikisha Carty, Graduate Student, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Recombinant AAV Vectors and Mechanisms of Increased Gene Expression and Distribution in APP+PS1 Mice".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 1:30 p.m., MDC 2301
Small Animal Imaging Core Instrument Seminar
Angela Goodacre, MS, Olympus America, Inc., will present a seminar on "Olympus in vivo fluorescence molecular imaging systems: enhanced performance for translational research".
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine. Please contact Jo Ann Moore, 813-974-9446.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 3:30 p.m., MDA 1097
Distinguished University Professor Lecture
Santo V. Nicosia, MD, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Ovarian Epithelial Cancer: Basic and Translational Advances in a Historically Insidious Disease".

Friday, March 28, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Brad Hillgartner, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, West Virgia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, West Virginia, will present a seminar on "Novel Signaling Pathways Controlling Lipogenesis".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, March 31, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., MDA 1096/1097 Courtyard or Breezeway near USF College of Medicine Admissions
Bake Sale
The Lab Rats, the AMSGS Relay for Life Team, is sponsoring a bake sale.

Monday, March 31, 2008, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Mackenzie Ott, Graduate Student, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Identification of Functional Connections in the Medullary Network for Breathing".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF Health.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., MDA 1096/1097 Courtyard or Breezeway near USF College of Medicine Admissions
Bake Sale
The Lab Rats, the AMSGS Relay for Life Team, is sponsoring a bake sale.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Raghu Vemuganti, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, will present a seminar on "Role of Transcription Factors and microRNA in Controlling Post-Ischemic Inflammation and Brain Damage".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Candidate for Chair Search
Muna Naash, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Cell Biology Graduate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), will present a seminar on "From Bench to Cageside, on the Road to Translational Research".
For more information, please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Friday, April 4, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDA 1097
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"BRCA1 185delAG Mutant Protein, BRAt, Amplifies Caspase Mediated Apoptosis and Maspin Expression in Ovarian Cells" by Joshua O'Donnell (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Josh's major professor is Patricia Kruk, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the atrium outside of MDC 1507.

Friday, April 4, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Maurice Swanson, PhD, Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "mRNA Processing and Disease".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Monday, April 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m., Couch Auditorium, Stabile Research Building
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The Role of Ral in Cancer" by Samuel Falsetti (Department of Molecular Medicine). Sam's major professor is Said Sebti, PhD (Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in MDC 1004.

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Candidate for Chair Search
Andras Perl, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and a Co-Director of MD and PhD training program, will present a seminar on "Metabolic Checkpoints of Apoptosis Control Autoimmunity and Tumor Development".
For more information, please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Tomar Ghansah, PhD, Research Fellow, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, will present a seminar on "Myeloid Cells Augment Immune Responses".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Jeffrey K. Harrison, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Florida, will present a seminar on "Targeting immune and tumor cell expressed genes in malignant glioma and melanoma".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., USF Embassy Suites
Second Annual Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research Symposium
For Information and Registration Information visit www.cme.hsc.usf.edu/amcd or call 813-974-4296.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Kenji Fukasawa, PhD, Molecular Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, will present a seminar on "Abnormal amplification of centrosomes and cancer".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Diana Erasso, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "General Anesthesia: does it alter the brain?".
Please contact Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1003
Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Candidate for Chair Search
Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, Mable & Ellsworth Simmons Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, College of Medicine; Director of Basic Research, Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease and Nanomedicine Research Center (CADNRC); Co-Director of the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Unraveling the Dynamic Relationships of Host-Microbe Interactions: Identification and Validation of Novel Targets for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease".
For more information, please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Friday, April 25, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Lindsey Boone, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Thyroid Hormone Regulation of HMG CoA Reductase".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:00 p.m., CHE 217
Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Department of Biology: Spring Lecture Series
Bing Ren, PhD, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California at San Diego, will present a seminar on "The Promoters, Enhancers and Insulators in the Human Genome".
Please contact Dee Hager (dhager@cas.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Division of Cellular Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Monday, April 28, 2008, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Student Seminar
Ellisa Parker-Athill, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "The Role of DHA Deficiency in Neurodevelopment".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Lori Lebson, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "".
Please contact Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 12:30 p.m., MDL 1003
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Robert Farese, MD, Professor and Division Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, USF College of Medicine, will present "Pathogenesis and Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus".
Sponsosred by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida.

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 5:30 p.m., Traditions Hall in the Gibbons Alumni Center
USF Nobel Laureate Lecture Program
Aaron Ciechanover, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Director, Rappaport Family Institute for Research in Medical Sciences at Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, will present "The Ubiquitin Proteolytic System-From a Vague idea, through Basic Mechanisms & onto Human Diseases & Drug Targeting".
Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, Dr. Avram Hershko and Dr. Irwin Rose received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation."
Reception at 5:30 p.m. and Lecture Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of South Florida.

Friday, May 2, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Eden Kleiman, Doctoral Student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "PKCß Gene Splicing".
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health Office of Research and BioStat International, Inc.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
George Richerson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology and Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Role of 5-HT Neurons in the Control of Breathing".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10, 2008, USF Embassy Suites
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease 2nd Annual Symposium
"Immunity and Pathogens" (SPAIID_2008_Conference_Schedule.pdf)
To Register visit: http://hsccm2.hsc.usf.edu/checkbox/Survey.aspx?s=693B89AF9B974EC18B435E38E74B5F17 or contact Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu) or 813-396-9621.

Monday, May 12, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Parking Lot 31
Florida Blood Services Blood Drive
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students (AMSGS).

Monday, May 12, 2008, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Student Seminar
Timetria Bonds, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research
Harald C. Ott, MD, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, will present a seminar on "From Cardiac Regeneration to the Bioartificial Heart – Initial Results with Nature's own Platform".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu) or 813-396-9621. Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Candidate for Chair Search
Robert Deschenes, PhD, Joseph F. Heil, Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncogenesis; Chairman, Department of Biochemistry at Medical College of Wisconsin; Director of Research at the Cancer Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present a seminar on "Palmitoylation and the Subcellular Localization of Ras Oncogene Proteins".
For more information, please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Eng H. Lo, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School and Head of Neuroprotection Research Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroscience Center, will present a seminar on "Endothelial Signaling and Neurovascular Mechanisms in Stroke".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 9:30 a.m., MDA 1096
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The Role of Extracellular Matrix and Matrix-Degrading Proteases in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury" by Christopher Leonardo (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Chris' major professor is Keith Pennypacker, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in MDC 3510.

Friday, June 13, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Gary Landreth, PhD, Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology, Alzheimer Research Laboratory, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland, Ohio will present a seminar on "Microglia as a Source of Oxidative Damage".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford(ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Room 302, USF Research Park
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Ben Sha, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, will present a seminar on "Structural and functional studies of molecular chaperones Hsp40 and Hsp70".
Please contact Alma Julia (ajulia@bitt.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) at the University of South Florida.

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 9:30 a.m., MDC 1507
Michael J. Mienaltowski, DVM, Department of Veterinary Science, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, will present a seminar on "Articular Cartilage Maturation and Repair".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticu: Defining Strains Using Molecular Typing and a Growth Advantage at Lower Temperatures" by Carisa Davis (Department of Molecular Medicine). Carisa's major professor is Andrew Cannons, PhD (Center for Biological Defense).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008, , MDA 1096
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"" by Qiuping Ma (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Qiuping's major professor is Wenlong Bai, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Hyang-Sook Hoe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University will present a seminar on "Functions of APP and ApoER2 in Alzheimer's disease and neuronal development".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Charles Lambert, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Pepin Heart Hospital, will present a seminar on "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Therapy".
Please contact Julie Dehainaut (jdehaina@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 1:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Room 302, USF Research Park
Faculty Candidate Seminar
John A. Thompson, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, will present a seminar on "Role of FGF/FGFR-1 in Vascular Biology".
Please contact Alma Julia (ajulia@bitt.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) at the University of South Florida.

Monday, July 28, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Stabile Research Building, Conference Room 2
miRNA Seminar and Product Show
"Quantification & Functional analysis of miRNAs in Mammalian cells" presented by Subu Yerramilli, PhD, Qiagen.
Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Joaquin Gomez-Daspet, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Management of Diabetes Mellitus in 2008".
Please contact Julie Dehainaut (jdehaina@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Room 302, USF Research Park
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Roland Cooper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, will present a seminar on "Lipid targets of artemisinin in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum".
Please contact Alma Julia (ajulia@bitt.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) at the University of South Florida.

Friday, August 1, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDC 3111
Bioanalytics Shared Resource Training Workshop
“Bio-Rad Molecular Imager ChemiDoc XRS System & Quantity One Software Workshop” presented by Scott Moore, Bio-Rad Laboratories.
Please contact Charlie Szekeres, PhD, Scientific Researcher, Core Facilities Manager at 813-396-9393 (kszekere@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Chaim G. Pick, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel will present a seminar on "Minimal Traumatic Brain Injury Produces Long Term Cognitive and Cellular Deficits in Mice".
Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, USF Health.

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Sumi Mazzarolo, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Healthcare Reform".
Please contact Julie Dehainaut (jdehaina@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 1:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Room 302, USF Research Park
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Michael White, PhD, Professor, Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, will present a seminar on "The Where’s and How’s of Counting by Neurotrophic Acids Pathogen, Toxoplasma gondii".
Please contact Alma Julia (ajulia@bitt.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) at the University of South Florida.

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Vincent Perron, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Geriatrics, the Year in Review".
Please contact Julie Dehainaut (jdehaina@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 8:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Flavonoids as Modulators of Amyloid Precursor Protein Metabolism and Alzheimer Disease Pathology" by Kavon Rezai-Zadeh (Department of Molecular Medicine). Kavon's major professor is Jun Tan, MD, PhD (Silver Child Development Center, Department of Psychiatry).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, USF College of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Monoclonal Antibody for B-Cell Lymphomas".
Please contact Julie Dehainaut (jdehaina@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 1:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine Seminar
Terrence Town, PhD, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will present a seminar on "Blocking TGF-beta-smad2/3 innate immune signaling mitigates Alzheimer-like pathology".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDC 1507
Lisa Muma Weitz Advanced Microscopy and Cell Imaging Core Facility Training Session
Arcturus XT Laser Capture Microdissection System; presented by Deren Lomago, MDS Applications Scientist.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, September 5, 2008, MDL 1025
Dedication of the Lisa Muma Weitz Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy and Cell Imaging.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health. Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, USF Health at 813-396-9942 for additional information.

Friday, September 5, 2008, 11:00 a.m., MDA 1097 with video conference to STC 5051C and CRI 3000
USF Health Distinguished Lecture Series: 2008-2009
Lewis Rubin, MD, Pamela and Leslie Muma Chair in Neonatology and Chief, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "The Colorful World of Carotenoids: Cell Imaging in Development and Disease".
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health. Please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu) at 813-974-8349 for additional information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDN 1032
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Eric Bennett, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "The regulated glycome modulates cardiac excitability".
Please RSVP to Cheryl Hall (ctalbot1@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Friday, September 12, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., USF Health Parking Lot 31
Florida Blood Services (FBS) Blood Drive
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students (AMSGS).

Friday, September 12, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Alex Corzo, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "MDSC-mediated T cell suppression in cancer".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, September 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m., CHE 217
Lectures in Contemporary Biology Series, Fall 2008 Semester
John Adams, PhD, Professor, College of Public Health, USF Health, will present a seminar on "A large-scale, whole-genome insertional mutagenesis screen of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum identifies genetic mutants with attenuated growth phenotypes".
Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF.

Friday, September 12, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Peabody’s (15333 Amberly Dr., Tampa Palms, FL)
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) Fall Social
Bring your family and come join us for FREE FOOD AND GAMES. RSVP to gpsc@grad.usf.edu.

Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Chad Dickey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Chaperone signaling in Alzheimer’s disease".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, September 19, 2008, 3:00 p.m., CHE 217
Lectures in Contemporary Biology Series, Fall 2008 Semester
Jan Potempa, PhD, University of Georgia, will present a seminar on "The Virulence Activities of Proteolytic Enzymes from Periodontal Pathogens".
Sponsored by the Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF.

Monday, September 22, 2008, Hourly from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute, 3rd floor research lab
College of Medicine, Office of Research equipment demonstration
A representative from BioTek will demonstrate the Synergy 4 microplate reader (absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence).
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 4:00 p.m., MDC 1507
College of Medicine, Office of Research equipment demonstration
Angela Goodacre, Applications Systems Specialist, Olympus, will give a seminar on the Olympus IV 100 Intravital Laser Scanning Microscope (4 lasers, 3 microprobe objectives) located in the Phyllis and Walter Mason Laboratory for Small Animal Imaging & Advanced Cardiovascular Research at USF.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health. Please RSVP to Yolmari Cruz (ycruz@health.usf.edu) to reserve a seat in the training session on Thursday, September 25, 2008.

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDN 2007
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The role of curcumin in human dendritic cell maturation and function" by Shawna Shirley (Department of Molecular Medicine). Shawna's co-major professors are Shyam Mohapatra, PhD (Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine) and Richard Heller, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine, USF and Executive Director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Friday, October 3, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Ingrid Bahner, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "CD34+ cell mediated manipulation of the immune response".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine - Special Seminar
Scott Simonet, PhD, Executive Director of Research and Interim Head of the Metabolic Therapeutic Area, Amgen, will present a seminar on "From Genomics Discovery of OPG and RANKL to Development of Denosumab: The Future of Targeting the Osteoclast for Bone Therapy".
Dr. Simonet, a 1988 PhD graduate of the USF College of Medicine, is a former student of Gene Ness, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine. His highly cited research was featured in the August issue of The Scientist.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Bernadette Ferraro, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Electrically-mediated delivery of angiogenic growth factors to areas of ischemia increases perfusion and wound healing".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, October 13, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Yelenis Herrera, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Sigma Receptor Regulation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel1a and Neuronal Response During Ischemia".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDN 1032
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Henry N. Ginsberg, MD, Irving Professor of Medicine and Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, will present a seminar on "Regulation of Very Low Density Lipoprotein Assembly and Secretion by Lipids, Insulin and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress".
Food & refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Cheryl Talbott-Hall (ctalbot1@health.usf.edu; phone: 813-396-9621). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m., MDC 1507
College of Medicine, Office of Research equipment demonstration
Will Hauser, Field Service Engineer, Caliper LifeSciences, will give a seminar on the Xenogen IVIS Spectrum Imaging System located in the Phyllis and Walter Mason Laboratory for Small Animal Imaging & Advanced Cardiovascular Research at USF.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health. Please RSVP to Yolmari Cruz (ycruz@health.usf.edu) to reserve a seat in the training session on Thursday, October 16, 2008.

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Blaise Alfano Center
Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) 2008 Symposium on Detection, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
The Symposium on Detection, Diagnostics and Therapeutics will be held on October 15-17, 2008 at the Blaise Alfano Center across Fowler from the Research Park. You can access the Registration Form and Program here (http://www.bitt.usf.edu/conference/).
Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics at the University of South Florida.

Friday, October 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m., MDN 1022
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"The Modulation by Anthrax Toxins of Dendritic Cell Activation" by Ping-Jen (Joe) Chou (Department of Molecular Medicine). Joe's major professor is Thomas Klein, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a defense celebration.

Friday, October 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Blaise Alfano Center
Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT) 2008 Symposium on Detection, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
The Symposium on Detection, Diagnostics and Therapeutics will be held on October 15-17, 2008 at the Blaise Alfano Center across Fowler from the Research Park. You can access the Registration Form and Program here (http://www.bitt.usf.edu/conference/).
Sponsored by the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics at the University of South Florida.

Friday, October 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Clem A. Stanyon, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, will present a seminar on "Protein interaction maps".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, October 17, 2008, 1:30 p.m., MDN 1022
Department of Molecular Medicine Special Seminar
W. Michael Scheld, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, will present a seminar on "Sepsis and Anthrax, Two Distinct Processes: Potential Mechanism(s) of Death and Interdictions".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Galleria at USF Connect, 3802 Spectrum Blvd.
Draper 2008 Technology Exposition (Draper2008_USF.bmp)
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., is in the process of establishing a BioMEMS R&D Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Multi Chip Module Center in St. Petersburg. These facilities will enable researchers from USF and Draper to undertake interdisciplinary collaboration and timely application of this technology to medical and biological problems. To learn more about this partnership, please visit this website: http://www.draper.com/news/news.html#Tampa.
To introduce its technology to faculty, staff, and students at USF and to create productive public-private partnerships, Draper will be hosting a technology exposition at USF Research Park.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Galleria at USF Connect, 3802 Spectrum Blvd.
Draper 2008 Technology Exposition (Draper2008_USF.bmp)
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., is in the process of establishing a BioMEMS R&D Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Multi Chip Module Center in St. Petersburg. These facilities will enable researchers from USF and Draper to undertake interdisciplinary collaboration and timely application of this technology to medical and biological problems. To learn more about this partnership, please visit this website: http://www.draper.com/news/news.html#Tampa.
To introduce its technology to faculty, staff, and students at USF and to create productive public-private partnerships, Draper will be hosting a technology exposition at USF Research Park.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., Foyer/Conference Room, First Floor, The Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr., Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute
Synergy Social Hour - Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Memory Disorders
Do you want to meet potential research collaborators? Do you want to hear about the cutting-edge research in the area of early diagnosis, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease at USF, USF Health, the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr., Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute, and our affiliate partners and members of the statewide consortium? Do you want to have a little fun also? Then come and join us for the Synergy Social Hour on Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. For more information, please visit this website (http://health.usf.edu/research/savp/SYNERGY_SOCIAL_HOUR_10-22-08.pdf).
Sponsored by the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Ms. Tricia Ramgoolie (tramgoolie@byrdinstitute.org). Please share this announcement with colleagues in your department/program and encourage them to attend.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Tara Schwetz, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation Modulates Cardiac Excitability by Altering Voltage-Gated Potassium Currents".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, October 31, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Felipe Bedoya, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Extrachromosomal DNA in AIDS-associated lymphomas".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, November 3, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Aaron Hall, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Targeting the Post Ischemic Immune Response for Novel Treatments of Stroke".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

November 3-7, 2008
USF Research Week - Research One
Join the Office of Research & Innovation in a weeklong celebration of research; this year's theme is "Research One." It will be an exciting week, showcasing USF's world-class interdisciplinary research, creative, and scholarly endeavors. Events will include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, open houses, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline imaginable.
Please contact the Office of Research & Innovation, USF at 813-974-5570 for more information.

Friday, November 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Monocytes as Gene Therapy Vectors for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease" by Lori Lebson (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Lori's major professor is Marcia Gordon, PhD (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology).

Friday, November 7, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Lindsey Shaw, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF, will present a seminar on "Fright and Fight: Probing the stress and virulence responses of Staphylococcus aureus".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m., Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
Invited Seminar
Linda Van Eldik, PhD, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, will present a seminar on "Glia Proinflammatory Cytokine Up-Regulation in Neurodegenerative Pathophysiology and its Potential for Therapeutic Intervention".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 7, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., USF Riverfront Park on Fletcher Avenue
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) Fall Picnic and Food Drive
Enjoy free food by Sonny’s BBQ, drinks, and canoeing paid for by GPSC. Email gpsc@grad.usf.edu to RSVP please.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Michael Matott, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "The effects of oxygen and reactive oxygen species on CO2/H+-chemosensitive neurons of the solitary complex in the dorsal medulla oblongata".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor Search
Tom Taylor-Clark, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, will present a seminar on "Airway sensory nerve activation by endogenous activators of TRPA1 channels".
For more information, please contact Rochelle Morris (rmorris@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine.

Friday, November 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Michael Kane, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "ROBO3 in human hindbrain development".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 14, 2008, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Marshall Student Center MSC 3704
Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) General Assembly Meeting and Professional Development Workshop
Please visit the GPSC website: www.gpsc.usf.edu the most up-to-date information available on any events/services provided by GPSC which is funded by your graduate student fees! All graduate students are welcome to be members of the GPSC and participate in our organization events.
Enjoy free food and drinks. Please RSVP at http://www.grad.usf.edu/gpsc/rsvp.php.

Monday, November 17, 2008, 12:00 p.m., USF Health Auditorium
Department of Molecular Medicine Special Seminar
Chris Baylis, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Functional Genomics and Director of the University of Florida Hypertension Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, will present a seminar on "Nitric Oxide Deficiency in Renal Disease".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday November 17, 2008, 1:30 p.m., USF Health Auditorium
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation
"Multi-Level Regulation of Argininosuccinate Synthase: Significance for Nitric Oxide Production" by Karen D. Corbin (Department of Molecular Medicine). Karen's major professor is Duane Eichler, PhD (Department of Molecular Medicine).

Monday, November 17, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Timetria Bonds, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Store-Operated Channels, Opioid receptors and the Function of Cardiac Neurons".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:00 p.m., Room: TBA
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Andreas Seyfang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Cytochrome b5 Reductase in Candida albicans".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Mackenzie Ott, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Correlational Linkage Maps of Rostral Medullary Neurons and the Ventral Respiratory Column Suggest Multiple Network Sites for Motor Pattern Modulation".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 11:30 a.m., MDN 2002
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Jiashin Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Insight into Mechanisms of Ventricular Tachycardia from Isolated Wedge Preparations".
Food & refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu; phone: 813-396-9293). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Monday, December 1, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Sarah Norring, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation Modulates hERG1 Channel Function and Antibiotic Block".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease: 2008 Seminar Series
Newman L. Stephens, MD FRCP, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Paediatrics, University of Manitoba, Canada, will present a seminar on "Proliferation (focus on non-muscle myosin light chain kinase) and Differentiation (regulation by TGFß1) in Smooth Muscle".
Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, December 5, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Bernadette Marrero, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Evaluation of IL-15 as an anti-cancer gene therapy agent".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, December 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Jared Ehrhart, Graduate Student, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, will present a seminar on "Natural Compounds Modulate Neuroinflammation via Inhibition of CD40 Expression".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDN 2002
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program 2008 Seminar Series
Stephen Turley, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, will present a seminar on "The Small Intestine as a Target Organ in the Management of Hypercholesterolemia in the General Population".
Food & refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Nicole Crawford (ncrawfor@health.usf.edu). Sponsored by the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research, USF Health.

Friday, December 12, 2008, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Department of Molecular Medicine, Fall 2008 Seminar Series
Steven Specter, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF Health, will present a seminar on "Special topic: Laboratory capacity strengthening for AIDS relief".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, December 12, 2008, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., MDL 1004
AMSGS 2nd Annual Wine and Cheese Social
Sponsored by the Association of Medical Science Graduate Students, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., USF Health Rotunda next to the College of Nursing on Holly Avenue
University of South Florida Winter Celebration
On behalf of all USF Health Leaders, an open invitation to USF Health Faculty, Staff and Students is extended to join in the Winter Celebration. Light food and beverages will be served.