Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Penn SRP Center Events

CEET/Penn SRP Center
Fall 2017 — Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Room 10-100 Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR)*
CEET Seminars: 3:00 — 4:00 pm*                                                Penn SRP Center Seminars: 3:00 — 4:00 pm*

(*Unless otherwise noted)

Attend All CEET / Penn SRP Center Seminars

Date Location Speaker & Affiliation Title

September 21, 2017

10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Aalim Weljie, BSc, PhD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics,
Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)
University of Pennsylvania

Circadian changes in metabolism: Why the clock matters in toxicology

October 12, 2017
Penn SRP*

10-146 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Douglas J. Jerolmack, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair,
Earth & Environmental Science Department
University of Pennsylvania

An Exotic Sediment: The Strange Behavior of Asbestos in the Environment and the Implications for Health Science

October 19, 2017
10­-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Quan Lu, PhD
Associate Professor, Program in Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences, Departments of Environmental Health, Genetics & Complex Diseases 
T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Integrative Functional Genomics of Asthma and Asthma Therapy
November 9, 2017
Penn SRP*
10-146 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Richard Pepino, MSS, MS
Director, Research Translation Core,
Penn SRP Research & Training Center,
Deputy Director, Community Outreach & Engagement Core,
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) 
University of Pennsylvania

Childhood Lead Poisoning in Fishtown: Translating Governance into Lower Risks Strategies
November 16, 2017
10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Samir Kelad, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Cell BIology & Physiology Department, Director, UNC School of Medicine Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Cystic Fibrosis/ Pulmonary Research & Treatment Center  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Exploiting Mouse Genetic Diversity to Identify Mechanisms of Environmentally-Induced Airway Disease

December 14, 2017
Penn SRP*
10-146 SCTR 
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Harvey I. Pass, MD
Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology; Vice-Chairman, Research, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Director, General Thoracic Surgery
New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center 

Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognostication of Pleural Mesothelioma

December 21, 2017
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Anil Vachani, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care;
Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)
University of Pennsylvania

Biomarker Discovery and Validation for Lung Cancer - Recent Progress and Future Directions

January 11, 2018
Penn SRP
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Ian A. Blair, PhD
A. N. Richards Professor and Vice-Chair,
Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics;
Director, Penn Superfund Research and Training Program Center
University of Pennsylvania

The Many Faces of High Mobility Group Box 1 Protein
January 18, 2018
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

J. William Gaynor, MD
Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In utero Exposure to Environmental Toxicants in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Defects

February 8, 2018                Penn SRP

10-100 SCTR  3:00 - 4:00 pm

Stephania Cormier, PhD

Canceled due to Eagles Super Bowl Champions' Parade

Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals – a new Environmental Stressor that Impacts Respiratory Health

February 15, 2018
10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Mary Regina Boland, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics,  Biostatistics & Epidemiology,
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania

Prenatal/Perinatal Exposures – Latent and Overt –and their Lifetime Effects 

March 1, 2018
Penn SRP
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

 Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Penn Arts & Sciences Elliman Faculty Fellow,
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania

Chemosynthetic Transformations of Asbestos Minerals
March 22, 2018
10-100 SCTR

Terry Kavanagh, PhD, MS
Professor, Toxicology, Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Professor, Toxicology & Environmental Health,
Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences,
Director, UW Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment
University of Washington

Microphysiological Systems for Investigating Chemically-Induced Oxidative Stress in the Liver

April 5, 2018                            Penn SRP 10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Jean C. Pfau, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Microbiology and Immunology,
Montana State University, Bozeman
Adjunct Research Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York City

Lessons from Libby: Non-Cancer Outcomes of Exposure to Amphibole Asbestos
April 26, 2018                             CEET 10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Robert Tanguay, PhD, DABT, F-SfRBM
Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology, Department Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University

Using zebrafish as a surrogate vertebrate model to systematically classify and define the mechanism(s) of PAH toxicity

May 10, 2018


10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

James E. Lockey, MD, MS
Professor Emeritus, 
Department of Environmental Health
Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Division,
University of Cincinnati,
College of Medicine

How Results from a 30 Year U.S. Study of Workers Exposed to Vermiculite Containing Asbestiform Minerals Drove U.S. Public Health Policy

May 17, 2018


10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Nataliya Tretyakova, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota

Measurement of DNA adducts and repair by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

June 18, 2018


Auditorium and Atrium

Jordan Medical Education Center

Keynote Speakers:
Ivan Rusyn, PhD
Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Director, Superfund Research Program, Texas A&M University
Title: “Population-Based Animal and In Vitro Toxicology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities”

Helena Hogberg, PhD
Deputy Director Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) Environmental Health & Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Title “Systems Toxicology and 3D Organo-typic Cell Cultures” 

see more details on the CEET Website
2018 CEET Symposium

"Computational and Systems Toxicology"
    The Penn SRP Seminar Series will resume in the Fall - September 2018