The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases


Unless otherwise specified, all seminars will be held at 11 AM in the Beth Robertson Auditorium on the First Floor of the Sarofim Research Building at 1825 Pressler Street.



Friday, 9.13.13
Host: Yong Li, PhD

George Michalopoulous, M.D., Ph.D.
Maud Menten Professor of Experimenta lPathology Chairman, Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, 9.20.13
Host: Sheng Zhang, PhD 

Kartik Venkatachalam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Graduate programs in Cell and Regulatory Biology and Neuroscience
University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston (UTHSC)

Friday, 9.27.13
Host: Nick Justice, PhD 

Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, 10.04.13
Host: Rick, Wetsel, PhD

Magnus Hook, PhD
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Regents Professor
Neva & Wesley West Chair
Director, Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
Member of the GSBS Faculty

Friday, 10.11.13

No Seminar

Friday, 10.18.13
Host: Jim Liu

Dan Wu, PhD
Department of Pharmacology
Yale University
Sterling Hall of Medicine

Friday, 10.25.13
Host: Chung Yeonseok

Steven F. Ziegler PhD
Director of the Immunology Program at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) and Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Friday, 11.01.13
Host: Qingchung Tong

Xian C. Li, MD, PhD, ASCI.
Scientific Director
Center for Immunobiology Research
Director, Transplant Immunology Program
Houston Methodist Hospital

Friday, 11.08.13
Host: Yong Li, PhD

Marcas M Bamman, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell,
Developmental, and Integrative Biology

Friday, 11.15.13
Host: Qingchung Tong, PhD

Sebastien Bouret, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Children's Hosptial Los Angeles

Friday, 11.22.13
Host: Qi Lin Cao, PhD 

Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D.
Mary Hulman George Professor of Neurological Surgery
Scientific Director, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Group
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine

Friday, 12.06.13
Host: Myriam Fornage, PhD 

Rui Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, 12.13.13
Host: Yong Li, PhD 

H. Lee Sweeney, PhD
William Maul Measey Professor
Chairman, Department of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania 

Friday, 1.24.14
Host: Vihang Narkar, PhD 

Timothy Osborne, PhD
Professor Diabetes and Obesity Research Center
Director - Metabolic Disease Program
Sanford | Burnham Medical Research Institute

Friday, 1.31.14
Host: Yong Li, PhD

Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD
Professor and Edwin S. Robinson Endowed Chair Columbia University Director, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration Senior Associate Dean For Research Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Friday, 2.07.14
Host: Ninyang Zhang, PhD

Yang-Xin Fu MD., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago 

Friday, 2.14.14
Host: Qinchung Tong, PhD

Christoph Buettner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Friday, 2.21.14
Host: Qingyun Liu, PhD

Thao P. Dang, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
University of Virginia Medical School

Friday, 2.28.14
Host: Vihang Narkar, PhD

Michael R. Stallcup, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Southern California

Friday, 3.07.14
Host: Zhiqiang An, PhD

Wei-Zen Wei, PhD
Professor | Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute School of Medicine Wayne State University

Friday, 3.14.14
Host: Yong Li, PhD

Bradley Olwin, PhD
Professor, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado

Friday, 3.21.14
Host: Ba-Bie Teng, PhD

Paloma Giangrande, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
University of Iowa

Friday, 3.28.14
Host: Vihang Narkar, PhD

Sue Bodine, PhD
Professor | Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology
UC Davis Health System

Friday, 4.4.14
Host: Myrian Fornage,PhD

Joshua M. Shulman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology 
and Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurologicial Research Institute

Friday, 4.10.14
Host: AJ Marian, PhD

Kathleen J. Green, PhD
Joseph L. Mayberry Professor
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Friday, 4.17.14
Host: Sheng Zhang, PhD


Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus 

Friday, 4.25.14
Host: Nami McCarty, PhD

Markus Müschen, MD-PhD
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Friday, 5.02.14
Host:  Ali Azhdarinia, PhD

John W. Babich, Ph.D.
Chief, Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
in Radiology Department of Radiology Weill Cornell Medical College

Friday, 5.09.14 



Friday, 5.16.14
Host: Mikhail Kolonin, PhD

Willa A. Hsueh, M.D.
Director, Methodist Diabetes and Metabolism Institute Head, Division of Diabetes, Obesity and Lipids, Department of Medicine Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Friday, 5.23.14
Host: Naoki Nakayama, PhD

Ian McNiece, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Friday, 5.30.14
Host: Sheng Zhang, PhD


Ming Guo, PhD
Associate Professor in Neurology, and
Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine

Friday, 6.06.14
Host: Wengliang Li, PhD 

Heide Ford, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology Director,
Biomedical Sciences Program Co-Director
Hormone Related Malignancies Program,
UCCC University of Colorado School of Medicine

Friday, 06.13.14
Host: Naoki Nakayama 

Yuji Mishina, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics of Mouse Development Lab
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Molecular Developmental Biology Group
Laboratory of Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology