Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Events

Dec

03

“Methods for spatial transcriptomics analysis” - Valentine Svensson, PhD - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Presents - Research-in-Progress Fall 2018 Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine Presents:

Research-in-Progress

“Methods for spatial transcriptomic analysis”
Valentine Svensson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Biology & Biological Engineering Division
Caltech

Monday, December 3, 2018 - Noon to 1:00 PM
Canning Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

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Dec

10

“Genetic and genomic insights into pulmonary fibrosis” - Jonathan Kropski, MD - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Presents - Research-in-Progress Fall 2018 Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine Presents:

Research-in-Progress

“Genetic and genomic insights into pulmonary fibrosis”
Jonathan Kropski, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine; and
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Monday, December 10, 2018 - Noon to 1:00 PM
Canning Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

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Dec

17

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Presents - Research-in-Progress Fall 2018 Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine Presents:

Research-in-Progress

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Dec

31

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Presents - Research-in-Progress Fall 2018 Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine Presents:

Research-in-Progress

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Jan

24

Pediatric NeuroGenetics Care Conference

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for NeuroGenetics Conference
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 12-1 PM
Location: Lurie Children's Hospital, 22-048

Presenters: TBA
Audio Conferencing Phone Number – TBA


Faculty Mentor: Tracy Gertler

Neurogenetics conference is a fellow-led, multidisciplinary conference that endeavors to increase collaboration between Genetics and Neurology. The conference objectives are to:
1) Discuss the logistics of testing complex patients with suspected genetic diseases
2) Discuss interesting results and the clinical implications of these results
3) Learn about available resources to help with interpretation of testing
4) Collaborate with researchers at LCH and NU to learn about ongoing projects and brainstorm ideas for future research projects to meet the needs of our patients

Neurogenetics conference is NOT eligible for Continuing Medical Education credit at this time.

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Jan

24

Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Seminar

Chicago - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Program presents as part of the Basic Science Clinical Research Seminar Series:

Autophagy as Viable Target for Combination Therapy for Treating Glioblastoma: How Close to the Clinic?
Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD
Professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Whole Genome Mutation Analysis of Adenosarcoma: The Tumor With the Complex Genetic Alteration and Target Oncogenes in Multiple Pathways
Jian-Jun Wei, MD
Floyd Elroy Patterson Research Professor of Pathology
Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light refreshments provided.

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Feb

05

Richard A. Scott, MD, Lecture - Olufunmilayo (Funmi) I. Olopade, M.D., FACP, OON

Chicago - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Center for Genetic Medicine of Northwestern University welcomes you to attend the Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture on Tuesday, February 5, featuring Olufunmilayo (Funmi) I. Olopade, M.D., FACP, OON, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics; Associate Dean for Global Health; and
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago.

Dr. Olopade, a board certified internist and medical oncologist, is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Associate Dean of Global Health and Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at The University of Chicago.

A global leader in cancer genetics, Dr. Olopade seeks to identify those at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer earlier in life, intervene aggressively to reduce risk and preempt disease development, and thereby more effectively control cancer. She studies familial forms of cancers, molecular mechanisms of tumor progression in high-risk individuals as well as genetic and non-genetic factors contributing to tumor progression in diverse populations. Her current laboratory research is focused on using whole genome technologies and bioinformatics to develop innovative approaches to accelerate progress in cancer research and reduce disparities in health outcomes.

Dr. Olopade is an expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having developed novel management strategies based on an understanding of the altered genes in individual patients. She stresses comprehensive risk reducing strategies and prevention in high-risk populations, as well as earlier detection through advanced imaging technologies.

Dr. Olopade is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She has received numerous honors and awards, including honorary degrees from North Central, Dominican, Bowdoin, and Princeton Universities; MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist and Exceptional Mentor Award; American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship; Officer of the Order of the Niger Award; Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Want Award; and the Villanova Mendel Metal Award. She is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and currently serves on the board of directors for Cancer IQ, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and MacArthur Foundation.

Dr. Olopade earned her medical degree from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria. She trained in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and in Oncology, Hematology and Cancer Genetics at the Joint Section of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Chicago.

 

The Scott Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) in Life Sciences, part of the Lectures in Life Sciences series.

The Scott Lecture Series was created as an educational platform to appeal to the medical community of Northwestern University. It is funded under the generous bequest of alum Richard A. Scott, MD. After Dr. Scott passed away, his wife and family established the lecture series in honor of Dr. Scott’s lifelong interest in research and learning.

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Feb

21

SQE Invited Lecture: Yamini Dalal, PhD

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics presents:

Yamini Dalal, PhD
Senior Investigator, Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
Group Director, Chromatin Structure and Epigenetic Mechanisms Group
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

 

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Apr

25

MBS Department Seminar: Aseem Ansari, UW-Madison. Title: "Turning on the switch: Drugging the Genome"

Evanston - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

MBS Department Seminar

Aseem Ansari, UW-Madison

Title: Turning on the switch: Drugging the Genome

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May

03

CLP Seminar: David Baker, PhD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CLP Seminar: David Baker, PhD

David Baker is Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Institute for Protein Design, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and adjunct professor of Genome Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry with Randy Schekman at the University of California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in biophysics with David Agard at UCSF. His research group is focused on the prediction and design of macromolecular structures, interactions and functions. Dr. Baker received young investigator awards from the National Science Foundation and the Beckman Foundation, and the Packard Foundation fellowship in Science and Engineering. He has also received the Irving Sigal Young Investigator award from the Protein Society and the Overton Prize from the International Society of Computational Biology. He is a recipient of the Feynman Prize from the Foresight Institute, the AAAS Newcomb_Cleveland prize, the Sackler prize in biophysics, and the Centenary award from the Biochemical society. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Sciences. His research group is a world leader in computational protein design and protein structure prediction.

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