HHS OGC Speaker Series
Air date: 6/7/2013 12:00:00 PM
To help achieve the goals of the Institute, the NACHHD Council is charged with advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the NICHD director on matters relating to the research and research support activities and functions of the Insitute.
Air date: 6/6/2013 7:30:00 AM
CC Grand Rounds: (1) Enhancing Homing and Retention of Stem Cells to Tissues by Focused Ultrasound: Applications in Regenerative Medicine (2) Establishing a Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Treatment Program
For more information go to http://www.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.html
Air date: 6/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, with more than 2,000 members identified, constitute one of the largest protein superfamilies. ABC transporters are ubiquitous membrane proteins that import or export molecules across the cellular membrane. They are integral to almost every biological process, and many are medically important. ABC transporters function by alternating between two states, exposing the substrate-binding site to either side of the membrane. The maltose transport system of E. coli has long been the prototype for ABC transporter research. In her talk, Dr. Chen will present the crystal structures of the maltose transporter captured in multiple conformations and discuss the atomic basis of how chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis is converted to mechanical work of substrate translocation.
Air date: 5/22/2013 3:00:00 PM
Neuroscience Seminar Series
Anna Devor, Ph.D., is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the departments of Neurosciences and Radiology at UCSD and is PI on R01 and R21 grants from NINDS and NIBIB. She also holds an appointment as instructor in radiology in the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Devor is an expert in neuro-vasuclar-metabolic coupling and regulation of cerebral blood flow.
Dr. Devor is known for her innovative application of optical imaging techniques for in vivo imaging of brain activity. She has published extensively in imaging and recording in vivo in rats and mice using 2-photon microscopy, calcium-sensitive dye imaging, voltage-sensitive dye imaging, intrinsic imaging of blood flow and oxygenation and intra/extracellular electrophysiological recordings.
The overall goals of her research are to combine direct and quantitative measurement of hemodynamic and neuronal parameters simultaneously with fMRI aiming to understand the relationship between the BOLD response and the underlying neuroglial activity. This includes establishing microscopic correlates of large-scale (populational) hemodynamic and neuroglial signals with a focus on the integration of macro- and microscopic imaging measurements.
For more information go to http://neuroseries.info.nih.gov
Air date: 5/20/2013 12:00:00 PM
June 3rd AIDS Research Advisory Committee Meeting
Air date: 6/3/2013 1:00:00 PM
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci will address the full council. Dr. John Mascola will also present to the full council.
Air date: 6/3/2013 10:30:00 AM
CC Grand Rounds: (1) Inflammation in Epilepsy: A New Pathophysiologic Mechanism? (2)PET Imaging of P-gp: An Efflux Transporter that Protects the Brain but Also Causes Drug Resistance
For more information go to http://www.cc.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.html
Air date: 5/29/2013 12:00:00 PM