Institutional Events and Research Calendar

May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Harvard Catalyst
Location: Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"The role of virus receptors on pathogenesis and prevention of viral disease"
Hosted by: Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Type Retreat
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS)
Location: Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Registration closes May 5th!  Don't forget to register for this exciting and educational event!

Event Type Program
Hosted by: Provost & Dean Terence R. Flotte, MD
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please RSVP by April 23, 2017.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Event Type Event
Hosted by: Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room, UMass Medical School
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please register for this event.  See website for Abstract Poster Submission Form.

Event Type Seminar
"Rapid induction of apoptosis following DNA damage and virus infection insects"
Hosted by: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A pizza luncheon will be served following the seminar.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Innate immune response in infection and autoimmune disease"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Nan Yan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and Doug Ziedonis, MD, UMCCTS Education
Location: S7-106, UMass Medical School
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Decoding neural control of animal behavior using in vivo deep brain calcium imaging in freely behaving mice"
Hosted by: Program in Neuroscience, UMMS
Location: Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Da-Ting Lin, PhD, Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse-Intramural Research Program, NIH

Event Type Seminar
"Detecting death and damage: Understanding macrophage migration in vivo"
Hosted by: Immunology & Microbiology Program, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Investigating the roles of long noncoding RNAs in mouse embryonic stem cells" (Nera) and "Identification and characterization of CXCR4 as a leukemia suppressor gene" (Pak)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, May 5, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"The adventure of creating a new kind of medical school: The story from Kaiser Permanente"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"T cell development and Runx transcription factors"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, May 8, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Autism"
Hosted by: Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology, and the Office of Research, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Unraveling the mysteries of MHC class I-restricted cross-presentation"
Hosted by: Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Big time for BK: Mechanisms of circadian rhythm in neuronal activity"
Hosted by: Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Andrea L. Meredith, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Program in Neuroscience, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

A pizza luncheon will be served following the seminar.

Event Type Grand Rounds
"MicroRNA-204, TXNIP and beta cell stress"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Inspired by nature: translating basic science to antibody therapeutics"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Event Type Workshop
Hosted by: Sponsored by: The UMMS Office of Research and UMMS Faculty Affairs and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Amphitheater III, S6-102, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please register by May 6th.  If you are not at UMMS, please email Susan Tremallo.

Event Type Symposium
Hosted by: Invest Northern Ireland
Location: Seaport Hotel Boston, Lighthouse Room, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Please register for this event (free).

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, and UMMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development
Location: AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please RSVP for this event.

Event Type Seminar
"Potential new anti-viral inhibitors targeting an ESCRT protein"
Hosted by: Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS
Location: Room 816, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Nico Tjandra, PhD, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

Event Type Conference
"The IRS proteins influence the efficacy of microtubule disrupting drugs"
Hosted by: Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Type Seminar
"Designing a broadly protective, subtype-specific influenza vaccine" (Weaver); "The effects of helminth infection on the mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model" (Tse); "Evaluating putative oncogenic functions of RUNX1 in T-ALL" (O'Connor)
Hosted by: Immunology and Microbiology Program, UMMS
Location: AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Cell behavior in dynamic environments, from robust function to catastrophic failure"
Hosted by: Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Type Conference
"A critical role for the Type I interferon receptor in virus-induced autoimmune diabetes in rats"
Hosted by: Division of Endocrinology, UMMS
Location: AC2-215 Conference Room, Ambulatory Care Center, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Natasha Qaisar, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"The role of sleep in memory storage"
Hosted by: Program in Neuroscience, UMMS
Location: Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Ted Abel, PhD, Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Event Type Event
Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS
Location: Library Computer Room, Medical School, University
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Office of Student Affairs invite you to attend a Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups. This is an opportunity for underrepresented students from SOM, GSN, and GSBS to network in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with Dean Terry Flotte, faculty members, and professional staff.

Event Type Seminar
"Phages fight back: Inhibition of CRISPR-Cas systems by anti-CRISPRs"
Hosted by: Immunology & Microbiology Program, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
"Competition between normal and tumorous stem cells" (Zhao) and "How to win the battle against an HIV viral protein" (Dai)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, May 12, 2017

Event Type Grand Rounds
"ABC's of biologic therapies in pediatric rheumatology"
Hosted by: Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Barbara Ostrov, MD, Associate Dean, Faculty & Professional Development, Penn State College of Medicine; Vice Chair, Quality & Safety, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Children's Hospital; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Event Type Community, Event
International Festival 2017
Hosted by: UMassMemorial Health Care and University of MA Medial School
Location: Medical School Lobby, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Type Retreat
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Please join us!

Event Type Seminar
"Structural studies for epigenetic regulation of chromatin"
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Type Event
Grand Opening of the Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation (SCOPE)
Hosted by: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS) and RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI), UMMS
Location: S1-608, Hiatt Auditorium, Medical School
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Event Type Lecture
Hosted by: 7th Annual Research Retreat UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Auditorium, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Presented by Keynote Speaker, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, FASTMH, FAAP, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Event Type Seminar
"Codon optimality is a major determinant of mRNA stability in eukaryotes"
Hosted by: Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Type Lecture
"It does take a village to advance women in academic biomedicine"
Hosted by: Association for Women in Science Central MA Chapter; UMass Medical School Office of Research and Office of Faculty Affairs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dean of Arts and Sciences
Location: The Cube, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Learning from B cell analyses in influenza vaccine trials for the next generation of HIV immunogens"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Adrian McDermott, MSc, PhD, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media
Location: Faculty Conference Room, S1-342, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Belmont Hill Conference Room, Ambulatory Care Center, 7th Floor, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Type Event
"Break the barriers for Asians: from health care disparities to the bamboo ceiling"
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS and Asian ERG
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychotic Disorders Program; Director, China Mental Health Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center/UMass Medical School

Event Type Seminar
"Retroviral origins of synaptic plasticity"
Hosted by: Program in Neuroscience, UMMS and Neurobiology, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Location: Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Jason Shepherd, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah

Event Type Seminar
"The who, how and where of B cell activation"
Hosted by: Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by, Facundo D. Batista, PhD, Associate Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

Event Type Seminar
"Enothelial RIPK1 mediates protection in models of TNF-induced shock" (Zelic) and "Genomic-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen to identify factors that promote KRAS expression" (Kim)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Type Seminar
UMass Ophthalmology at ARVO 2017
Hosted by: Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP to Maria Leitao Pina.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Why so many ways to die?"
Hosted by: Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Type Event
Hosted by: Office of Faculty Affairs, UMMS
Location: AS3-2119 CUBE Conference Room, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Open to Faculty only - please register.

Event Type Seminar
"Surprising molecular events regulating cancer progression"
Hosted by: Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Room 516, Lazare Medical Research Building, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Type Grand Rounds
"Autoreactive T cells derived from islets from donors with Type 1 Diabetes"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Room 203, Lazare Research Building, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Luncheon served.

Event Type Seminar
"Access to care: Current and future metrics for research and quality improvement"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Services, Health Informatics and Implementation Science Division, UMMS
Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Event Type Community, Event
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, and Women's Faculty Committee, UMMS
Location: S1-342, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Speakers: John F. Keaney, MD and Colleen Mary Harrington, MD, UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

Open to all employees - please register

Event Type Seminar
"Illuminating C.elegans for mRNA imaging to study distribution and dynamics as a function of different ingredients" (Yang) and "Assessing the competency of mESC-derived definitive endoderm" (Magaletta)
Hosted by: Immunology and Microbiology Program, UMMS
Location: AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type Event
Hosted by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch available at 11:30 am.  Please RSVP.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research at UMass Dartmouth
Location: UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Scientists from across Massachusetts will join together to celebrate and showcase the power of high performance computing across the sciences.

Please register for this event (free).

Event Type Seminar
"Development and function of dendritic cells"
Hosted by: Immunology & Microbiology Program, UMMS
Location: AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 26, 2017

Event Type Seminar
"Principals of metadata: what a DCC can do for you"
Hosted by: Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Alber Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Event Type Symposium
Hosted by: Office of Innovation and Business and Development, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Register now for our annual event!

Networking reception following the symposium.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Event Type Event
Hosted by: Program in Innate Immunity, UMass (PII) and the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society
Location: Auditorium (2nd floor), Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Registration is free.