Faculty Seminar Program

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute's Faculty Seminar Program provides an opportunity for scientific staff and their colleagues to share their findings. All seminars are held in the Denney Conference Center from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend these seminars.

Date Presenter/Talk




January 16, 2015
Dr. Geoffrey David Clarke, Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging as Tool for Understanding Diastolic Heart Failure"
February 17, 2015
Dr. Marcelo Kuroda,Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, and Chair, Division of Immunology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA, "Critical Role of Macrophages in the Pathogenesis of AIDS Using the SIV/Macaque Model"
February 20, 2015
Dr. Colin Parrish, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University, "Host Jumping of Viruses - What We Have Learned from the Emergence of New Epidemic Parvoviruses and Influenza Viruses in Dogs"
February 25, 2015
SSA Lawrence Alexander, FBI Headquarters, "The FBI’s Investigation into the 2001 Anthrax Mailings"
Note:  This seminar starts at 10:00 a.m.
March 6, 2015
Dr. Stanley Lemon, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, "Hepatitis A virus: New Insights in an Ancient Disease"
March 31, 2015
Dr. Adam E. Locke, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, "Identification ad Comparison of Loci Associated with Obesity and Fat Distribution"
April 23, 2015
Dr. Ian H. Cheeseman, Department of Genetics, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, "Exploring Within-host Diversity and Artemisinin Resistance in Malaria Infections"
May 8, 2015
Dr. Smita Kulkarni, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, "Functional Impact of Host Non-coding RNAs on HIV Infection"
June 2, 2015
Dr. Yoav Gilad, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, "Buffering of Protein Expression Levels Within and Between Species"
September 25, 2015
Dr. Anna Honko, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, "Well-Characterized Macaque Models for Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses: the Foundation for Identification of Common Pathogen Signatures and Potential Biomarkers or Surrogate Endpoints"

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