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Pharmacology Department Activities


A. Pharmacology Department Seminar Series are held every other Tuesday at 4pm. Researchers from various schools are invited to give research talks to the department faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students. Two slots per year, one slot in September and one in June, are reserved for postdoctoral fellow research talks. Each research talk is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Every year, four fellows are given the opportunity to present their research in a formal setting. If you would like to volunteer for either September or June dates please contact Lissett Checo lic2008@med.cornell.edu

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Two postdoctoral fellows presented their research in our Pharmacology Dept. Seminar Series, Dr. Lorena Fontan Gabas (Melnick lab) spoke on "MALT1 inhibitors for the treatment of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma” and Dr. Maiko Matsui spoke on "Progressive Aortic Valve Stenosis in the Mouse with a Gain-of-Function Mutation in CaV1.2 (CACNA1C).” Here are pictures of the two fellows presenting their talks.

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Dr. Deepak Patil (Jaffrey lab) presented his interesting research talk, titled "m6A RNA Methylation Regulates XIST-Mediated Gene Silencing", on January 3, 2017, in the department seminar series. Here he answers a question from faculty member Dr. Xiao-Han Tang (left) after the seminar.

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Our Pharmacology postdoctoral seminar series continues in the 2016/17 academic year, and on October 4, 2016, two postdoctoral fellows spoke: Dr. Katja Haedicke (Dr. Grimm’s lab): "Non - Invasive High-Resolution Imaging of Tumor Vessels Using Raster-Scan Optoacoustic Mesoscopy,” and Dr. Hsia-Yuan Ying (Dr. Melnick’s lab): "CREBBP Mutations Disrupt Dynamic Enhancer Acetylation in B-Cells, Enabling HDAC3 to Drive Lymphomagenesis.” Here is a picture of Dr. Haedicke presenting her talk..

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Dr. Alice Marino, a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Roberto Levi, and Dr. Kwame Osei-Sarfo, a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Lorraine Gudas, presented their research on June 14, 2016, to a full house! Here are pictures of Dr. Levi introducing Alice, Dr. Marino presenting, Dr. Xiao-Han Tang introducing Kwame, and Dr. Osei-Sarfo presenting his research.

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On October 20, 2015, in our postdoctoral fellow seminar series Dr. Mingxu You spoke about "Imaging Cellular Metabolites and Signaling Molecules with Riboswitch and Ribozyme RNA Sensors” and Dr. Nina Svensen lectured on "A Platform for Massively Parallel RNA Biochemistry.” Both postdoctoral fellows are in Dr. Jaffrey’s lab. Here are pictures of Dr. You and Dr. Svensen as well as some of the audience:

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On June 23, 2015, Dr. Steve Trasino, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Gudas, presented a talk titled: "Retinoids are Essential for Maintaining Pancreatic Beta-Cell Mass." In additon, Dr. Bastian Linder presented a talk titled: "Deciphering the Epitranscriptome at Single-Nucleotide Resolution." (Dr. Linder is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jaffrey's lab. Here are pictures of Dr. Trasino and Dr. Linder presenting their talks.

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On June 16, 2015, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Grigory Filonov (Jaffrey lab) presented a talk on his research titled: "Engineering green-to-red RNA Aptamer imaging tags optimized for in-cell expression," and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Miriam Sindelar (Gross lab) gave a talk titled: "The Human Plasma REDOXOME: A Broad Compendium of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers." Here Dr. Filonov answers questions after his talk, and Dr. Sindelar is shown at the start of her talk.

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The Pharmacology Dept. Fall seminar series held on September 24, 2013, with two presentations: Dr. Dilek Colak (Jaffrey Lab) presented a research talk on Sept. 24, 2013, titled: "The CGG Repeat Expansion Directs RNA-Mediated Epigenetic Silencing in Fragile X Syndrome", followed by Dr. Rheanna Sand from Dr. Hugh Hemmings lab, whose talk was titled: "Volatile Anesthetics and Inactivation in the Bacterial Sodium Channel NaChBac." The audience was treated to two excellent talks!!

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The Pharmacology Dept. Spring seminar series held on June 25, 2013, with two presentations: Dr. Silvia Aldi, Ph.D., postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Roberto Levi's Lab, Department of Pharmacology, spoke on: "CD39 Modulates ATP-Induced Mast Cell Renin Release"; and Dr. Bing Fang Liu, Ph.D.a fellow in Dr. Miklos Toth's Lab spoke about: "Maternal Hematopoietic TNF Programs Hippocampal Development and Adult Cognitive Function".

Here are some pictures from the seminars:

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The Pharmacology Dept. fall seminar series started on September 25, 2012, with two presentations: Dr. Kristian Laursen (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gudas lab) spoke on: "Retinoic Acid Signaling: More Than Just Ligand Activated Transcription" and Dr. Hideru Obinata (Instructor in the Hla lab) spoke about: "Sphingosine 1-Phospate Receptor Signaling in Endothelial Responses to Fluid Shear Stress".

Here are some pictures from the seminars:

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Dr. Alex Matov (postdoctoral fellow in the Giannakakou Lab) and Dr. Kate Meyer (postdoctoral fellow in the Jaffrey Lab) presented research talks in the Pharmacology Dept. seminar series on June 26, 2012. Dr. Matov's talk was titled: Computational Analysis of Microtubule Dynamics for Personalized Chemotherapy" and Dr. Meyer's talk was titled: "Uncovering the Epitranscriptome: Pervasive and Reversible Adenosine Methylation in mRNA." Here are some pictures from the event.

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On September 13, 2011, Dr. Yannick Benoit (Gudas lab) presented a research seminar titled: "Pharmacological Inhibition of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 Activity in Colorectal Cancer Cells". Dr. Dusica Curanovic (Jaffrey lab) also presented a seminar titled: "Global Profiling of Stimulus-Induced Polyadenylation". An appreciative audience listened to the seminars. An appreciative audience listened to the seminars.

A Postdoctoral Fellow/Faculty Wine & Cheese Reception followed the seminars-the After-party!

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On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, two postdoctoral fellows in the Pharmacology Dept. gave excellent talks in the Pharmacology Department Seminar Series.
Pictured here are Dr. Ping Xu (Sauve lab), who spoke on "Study on SirT6: Substrate, Inhibition and Activation,"
and Dr. Leiping Fu (Gudas lab), who talked about his "TRAnsgenic Model Of Cancer of the Kidney (TRACK)". The seminar series starts again in September.



B. Postdoctoral fellows are given the opportunity to select an outside speaker for the Pharmacology Department Seminar Series. (Contact Dr. Perez if you would like to suggest a speaker).

C. Pharmacology Program Retreat - joint with Sloan Kettering. An annual, 2-day retreat held outside of New York City is held each spring. Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to attend and present research posters. See pictures from past retreats.

D. Faculty-postdoctoral fellow "caffeine hour" is meant to encourage research discussion and get to know one another. Come join us for some coffee, tea, mate, bagel and other pastries. These events are hosted every third Wednesday of the month, beginning September 2010, from 3-4pm in the Pharmacology conference room (E-415).

Photos from the Pharmacology Postdoctoral Fellows/Faculty Beer and Chips Party, April 14, 2011

Drs. Joel Baumgart, Ronald Perez and Roberto Levi
Graduate student Alessia Deglincerti and Dr. Silvia Aldi
Dr. Kinichi Takano (right) and his family
Drs. Samie Jaffrey, Steven Gross, Geoff Abbott and Frances Gratacos
Drs. Dilek Colak, Dee Curanovic and Stephanie Kadison
Drs. Arleen Rifkind, Steven Gross, Samie Jaffrey and Michael Cohen
 
Drs. Kate Meyer, Frances Gratacos, Kwame Osei-Sarfo, Guoqing Xu, and Silvia Aldi
 


Photos from the First Annual Pharmacology Faculty-Postdoc Wine&Cheese Party, October 8th, 2010

 
Left to right: Kin-ichi Takano, Xiao-Han Tang, Leiping Fu, Eric Wang, Federico Corti, Miklos Toth, Karl Herold
Right to left: Guoqiang Xu, Ananda Ghosh, Roberto Levi, Michael Cohen, Stephanie Kadison, Kate Meyer, Kwame Osei-Sarfo, Jennifer Martinez
Left to right: Kurt Reynertson, Eugene Lukyanov, Steven Gross
Left to right: Xiao-Han Tang, Leiping Fu, Samie Jaffrey
Left to right: Martin Tresguerres and Roberto Levi








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