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Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series

Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series Cancelled

Due to increasing travel and group gathering concerns related to COVID-19, the Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series will be canceled until further notice.

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Biomedical Research Facility (BRF2), Room 2A03

2nd Thursdays, 11:45 am  - 1:00 pm

Hosted by Ben Crocker, PhD and Lars Bode, PhD

Lunch will be provided

The goals of the series are to provide a platform for trainees to present their work-in-progress, receive feedback from their peers and faculty, and develop interactions and camaraderie between different groups that lead to new multidisciplinary research avenues. 

For questions, please contact Dr. Lars Bode, lbode@ucsd.edu

2019-2020 Academic Year

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

  • "Depression during pregnancy and the gut microbiome"
    Beatriz Penalver (Gilbert Lab)

  • "Use of single cell approaches to delineate neutrophil heterogeneity"
    PeiPei Zhu (Hendrick Lab)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

  • "TNFSF14/LIGHT as a driver of pathogenic fibroblasts in eosinophilic esophagitis"
    Mario Manresa (Aceves Lab)
  • "B cells process and present peptides of the heavy constant region of the immunoglobulin to thymic-derived human regulatory T cells"
    Li-En Hisieh (Franco Lab)
​THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

  • "Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Homes to Hospitals"
    Megan Thoemmes (Gilbert Lab)
  • "Loss of the Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin Protects Against Systemic Candida Infection"
    Allison Coady (Nizet Lab)
​THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020

  • "Activation of Basal Stem Cell Differentiation by a Mitochondria Protease in the Conducting Airway"
    Le Xu (Sun Lab)
  • "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Lung Organoids to Study Human Lung Development and Disease"
    Sandra Leibel (Assistant Professor)
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020

  • "Expression of CDX2 in Normal Human Colon"
    Soni Khandelwa (Sahoo Lab)

  • "Tracking Microbial Communities across Human Development in Response to Disturbance and Restoration"
    Cameron Martino (Knight Lab)
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020

  • Speaker 1 TBD
  • Speaker 2 TBD
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

  • Speaker 1 (Feldstein Lab)
  • Speaker 2 TBD
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

  • Speaker 1 (Feldstein Lab)
  • Joseph Rainaldi (Cherqui Lab)

2018-2019 Academic Year

​THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

  • "PfMFR3: A Novel Drug Resistance Transporter in the Human Malaria Parasite"
    Frances Rocamora (Winzeler Lab)
  • "Dynamics of FOXA Transcription Factors in Pancreas Development"
    Ryan Geusz (Sander Lab)
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019

  • "Avibactam Sensitizes Carbapenem-Resistant NDM-1 Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae to Innate Immune Clearance"
    Chulie Ulloa (Nizet Lab)
  • "Selective Inhibitors of M6-RNA Demthylases for the Treatment of Glioblastoma"
    Sarah Huff (Rana Lab)
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

No Seminar Scheculed.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

  • "Innate Immunity to Streptococcal Infection"
    Jacqueline Kimmey (Nizet Lab)
  • "Genome-wide analysis identifies pairs of cis-acting IncRNAs and protein-coding genes involved in innate immunity"
    Qiong Zhang (Rana Lab)
THURSDAY, ​FEBRUARY 14, 2019

  • "Population Differences and the Human Microbiome"
    Daniel McDonald (Knight Lab)
  • "Gene-corrected Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation as Potential Treatment for the Neurodegenerative Disorder Freidreich's Ataxia"
    Celine Rocca (Cherqui Lab)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

  • "Control of Lung Maturation"
    Rongbo Li (Sun Lab)

  • "Regulation of Pancreas Differentiation by Long Noncoding RNAs"
    Bjoern Gaertner (Sander Lab)
​THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

  • "Targeting DNA Repair Genes to Generate Genomically Stable CHO Cell Lines"
    Phillip Spahn (Lewis Lab)
  • "Pathogen Evasion for Intracellular Complement in Macrophages Enables Systemic Colonization and Bacteremia"
    Maria Valerie (Raffatellu Lab)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

  • "Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells are Essential for Asthma Responses"
    Pengfei Sui (Sun Lab)
  • "Inflammasome Activation by the Parasite Trichomonas Vaginalis"
    Angelica Riestra (Nizet Lab)


2017-2018 Academic Year

​THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018

  • "Boolean applications in identifying CDX2 as a prognostic biomaker in advanced stage Colon Cancer"
    Jaspreet Kaur (Sahoo Lab)

  • "Mapping Human & Mouse Lung Cell Populations from Single-Cell Chromatin Accessibility Landscapes"
    T. Elizabeth Duong (Haggod Lab)
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

  • "Dissociation between working and episodic memory performance in children with overweight and obesity"
    Sara Appleton-Knapp (Boutelle Lab)
  • "New Insights into the Genetic Basis of Monge's Disease and Adaptation to High-Altitude"
    Tsering Stobdan (Haddad Lab)
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

  • "Old drugs, new synergy: Utilizing novel antibiotic combinations to combas MDR Acinetobacter baumannii infections"
    Nicholas (Nick) Dillon (Nizet Lab)
  • "Genetic mechanisms of human adaptation at high altitude: An experiment in nature"
    Priti Azad (Haddad Lab)
​THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

  • "Cellular response in elimination of the Warburg effect in Chinese hamster ovary cells"
    Hooman Hefzi (Lewis Lab)
  • "Delivery Highways for Stem Cell Treatment of Cystinosis: Tunneling Nanotube-Mediated Lysosomal Trafficking"
    Spencer Goodman (Cherqui Lab)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

  • "Group A streptococcal M protein activates IL-1 signaling and cell death in host macrophages"
    Andres Valderrama (Nizet Lab)
  • "Human Milk Oligosaccharides, Infant Health and Maternal Blood Group"
    Benjamin (Ben) Kellman (Lewis Lab)
​THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

  • "Setd5 loss of function impairs neuronal connectivity in an animal model of autism"
    Spencer Moore (Muotri Lab)
  • "Regulation of the nucleoid structure and its impact on the expression of virulence genes in Group A Streptococcus pyogenes"
    Mahmoud (Max) Al-Bassam (Zengler Lab)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

  • "The Relationship Between Child and Paren Executive Function to Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance"
    Dawn Eichen (Boutelle Lab)
  • "Spontaneous resolution of liver fibrosis: a still uncovered enigma orchestrated by tissue neutrophils"
    Carolina Jimenez Calvente (Feldstein Lab)
​THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

  • "New interaction between galectin-3 and cystinosin reveals a role of inflammation in kidney pathogenesis in cystinosis"
    Tatiana Lobry (Cherqui Lab)
  • "Rethinking medication exposures: longitudinal trajectories of antidepressants in pregnancy"
    Gretchen Bandoli (Chambers Lab)


2016-2017 Academic Year

​THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

  • "Drug Target Identification using Directed Evolution in Plasmodium and Yeast"
    Gregory LaMonte (Winzeler Lab)
  • "Impact of Urbanization on Human and Environmental Microbiome and Metabolome"
    Chris Callewaert (Knight Lab)
​THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

  • "Therapeutic Potential of Human Milk Components in the context of Chronic Inflammation"
    Chloe Autran (Bode Lab)
  • "Zika Virus Depletes Neural Progenitor Population through TLR3 Activation in Human Cerebral Organoid Models"
    Jason Dang (Rana Lab)
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

  • "The American Gut Project: A Citizen Science Platform for Human Microbiome Research"
    Embriette Hyde (Knight Lab)
  • "Vascular remodeling during development and disease in the zebrafish retina"
    Daniel Chao (lmam Lab)
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

  • "Drug screening platform for neuroinflammation"
    Isabella Fernandez (Moutri Lab)
  • "Reduced protein translation is neuroprotective in multiple Parkinson's disease models"
    Somasish Dastidar (LaSpada Lab)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

  • "Pseudotemporal ordering of single cells reveals metabolic control of postnatal beta-cell proliferation"
    Chun Zeng & Francesca Mulas (Sander Lab)
  • "Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia Accelerate Atherosclerosis, Partially via Trimethylamine-Oxide"
    Jin Xue (Haddad Lab)
​THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

  • "Skin 'omics' - towards a holistic understanding of interactions in Atopic Dermatatis"
    Livia Zaramela (Zengler Lab)
  • "Thy1 mediates human mesenchymal stem cells derived extracellular vesicle uptake"
    Shentu Tsu-Pin (Hagood Lab)
​THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

  • "Effect of Early Immune Activation on Developing Macrophages"
    Gertrude Oppong-Nonterah
  • "IL-1beta: An immune sentinel of destructive proteolysis"
    Jin Xue (Nizet Lab)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

  • "RNA methylation During Viral Infections"
    Gianluigu Lichinchi
  • "Significant Role for TNF in Inflammasomopathies"
    Matt McGeough (Hoffman Lab)