Past Colloquia - 2011

Thursday, November 17

Rama Ranganathan MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Journal Club: Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD

Career Perspectives Speaker: One of Our Own

Rama Ranganathan MD, PhD is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology
at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and holds the Cecil
H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Biomedical Science. As a graduate of the the
UCSD MSTP (Department of Biology, 1992 and School of Medicine, 1994),
has had (and continues to enjoy) a prolific career as a
physician-scientist, having trained and collaborated with some of the most
exceptional scientists, published groundbreaking research in the most
prestigious journals, and awarded the honor of being an HHMI Investigator.
 is definitely one of our star alumni!


Wednesday, September 28

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS Chair of Pathology, UCSF

Journal Club: John Chang

Career Perspectives Speaker: Life as the UCSF Chair of Pathology

 I imagine that all of you, except for possibly the first-years, are aware of Abul Abbas’ work and role in your education as he is the Editor of Robbins, the wonderful pathology textbook.  He is also internationally known in the research world having conducted seminal studies in the field of autoimmunity.  Moreover, Dr. Abbas is the Chair of Pathology at UCSF and thus may be a person with whom you will have contact later in your careers. 


Monday, August 1

Panel Discussion: Physician-Scientists in the Biotechnology Industry

Karl Y. Hostetler, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine at UCSD in the Divisions of Infectious Disease and Endocrinology

Dennis D. Kim, M.D., MBA, is an endocrinologist and founding member of MetaCon, Inc.  

Ivor Royston, M.D. is a former UCSD faculty member and Founding President and CEO of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. 

Ajit Varki, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD and co-director of the Glycobiology Research and Training Center.


Thursday, June 20

Kenneth Yamada, M.D., Ph.D. NIH-NIDR, Chief, Lab of Cell & Developmental Biology, speaking at CMM on June 2, 2011

Dawn Zhang

Career Perspectives Speaker


Thursday, April 14

Jonathan Lin, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Alan Hofmann

Kent Lam

Biomedical Magazine Review 

Career Perspectives Speaker


Thursday, February 10

Pradipta Ghosh, Asst. Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Daniel Steinberg, M.D., Prof. Emeritus, Medicine, UCSD One of the original proponents of the cholesterol hypothesis of atherosclerosis

Michael Lam

Biomedical Magazine Review

Career Perspectives Speaker


Thursday, January 20

Neil Chi, Asst. Professor, Medicine

Hamilton O. Smith, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Scientific Director, Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy; Distinguished Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute

Neal Amin

Biomedical Magazine Review

Career Perspectives Speaker