LIMR’s Seminar Series hosted several notable speakers in 2019, including those from the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Penn State, University of Florida, and Thomas Jefferson University, among other institutions.

2019 notable speakers

Shelley L. Berger, PhD, professor of cell and developmental biology, University of Pennsylvania. Topic: Epigenetic pathways as targets in human disease.

Glen N. Barber, PhD, chairman and professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Miami School of Medicine. Topic: STING signaling in innate immune regulation of infectious disease, inflammation and cancer.

Megan Matthews, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania. Topic: Chemical biology to discover druggable post-translational modifications in proteins.

Joseph M. Salvino, PhD, professor of medicinal chemistry, The Wistar Institute. Topic: The design and synthesis of selective CDK4/6 targeted PROTACs.

Michael Zasloff, PhD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital. Topic: How does a shark help with Parkinson’s disease?

Linheng Li, PhD, investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Topic: Cancer stem cell and its microenvironment.

Sudhir Nayak, PhD, professor, Department of Biology, The College of New Jersey. Topic: Data mining in the post-genomic era.

Laurence Morel, PhD, professor and vice chair for research and academic affairs, University of Florida. Topic: Tryptophan metabolism, microbiome and lupus.

Adam Bleier Glick, PhD, professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis, Penn State University. Topic: Regulation of oncogene and oxidative stress responses by the ER stress sensor IRE1a.

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Topic: Genetic variation, circadian rhythm and personalized approaches to metabolic disorders.

Servio H. Ramirez, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University. Topic: Brain endothelial-derived extracellular vesicles as indicators of neuropathology.

Claudia Capparelli, PhD, research instructor in cancer biology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University. Topic: Novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of wild-type melanoma.

Luigi Venetucci, University of Manchester. Topic: Genetic arrhythmia syndromes caused by calcium-handling abnormalities: Insights from transgenic mouse models and stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

William A. Kinney, PhD, chief scientific officer, Kannalife Sciences. Topic: New cannabidiol-like molecules as pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients.