CANCELED: The Penn CFAR Seminar scheduled for April 21 with Dr. Bali Pulendran is canceled.
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Biology
"Endothelial Cell-Intrinsic Non-Canonical NF-kB: A New Player in Immune Development?"
209 Johnson Pavilion: Sarah Elliott: Collman Lab
BIG IDEAS: FUNDING AND INNOVATION
What role does the government play in advancing innovation? How are projects chosen to receive funding? Moderated by one former and one current director of the National Science Foundation, this program will feature researchers who’ve generated some of the most well-known scientific breakthroughs of our time and the role that federal funds continue to play in furthering innovation.
This event features Dr. Subra Suresh, a 2013 Franklin Institute Award Laureate. For more information on The Franklin Institute Awards program visit www.fi.edu/franklinawards
Dr. Hunter obtained his Ph.D. in the UK working in parasitic diseases and after training in immunology at Stanford accepted a position in 1996 within the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory has been focused for the last 20 years on understanding how the immune response to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii protects against this common infection. His laboratory has pursued the mechanisms used by the immune system to control inflammation and also uses multiphoton microscopy to visualize in real time the immune response to infection in different tissues including the brain and to incorporate novel statistical approaches to describing lymphocyte behavior.
Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, is the chair of the Department of Pharmacology and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine. His research takes an integrative approach to study how drugs work in the body. His lab leads the way, with many firsts, to help people lead healthier lives -- discovering how low-dose aspirin is important for heart health, showing which anti-inflammatory drugs might be harmful, and finding an internal body clock important to the circulatory system and when best to take medications.
Glen Gaulton, Ph.D. is the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Gaulton leads Penn Medicine’s research programs – he has operational, planning, and financial responsibility for the academic component of all biomedical research endeavors and research training missions within the School of Medicine.
Jordan Miller is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, a founding member of Hive76 in Philadelphia, and a RepRap core developer. His research in the department of Bioengineering combines chemistry and rapid prototyping to direct cultured human cells to form more complex organizations of living vessels and tissues.
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology - Boston College
"Genetic dissection of host cell invasion and cell division of Toxoplasma gondii"