David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Human Genetics

Speaker Series - Spring Quarter 2005

Every 2nd and 4th Mondays, 11am - 12pm, Gonda Center Conference Room - Room 1357

Mon, Apr 04
From mapping towards function: susceptibility genes of complex cardiovascular disorders
Paivi Pajukanta, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
Contact & Intro: Dr. Chiara Sabatti (ext. 4-9567)
Mon, Apr 11
Molecular Traction: Schizophrenia Research in the Era of Functional Genomics
Steven E. Arnold, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact & Intro: Esteban Dell' Angelica (ext. 6-3749)
Mon, Apr 18
Identification, Characterization and Targeting of Pathways Activated During Prostate Cancer Progression to Androgen Independence
Colleen Nelson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Senior Scientist, The Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia
Contact & Intro: Christina Jamieson (ext. 7-2469)
Mon, Apr 25
Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Locus Activation
Ranjan Sen, Ph.D., Chief, Lab of Cellular & Molecular Biology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland
Contact & Intro: Christina Jamieson (ext. 7-2469)
Tue, Apr 26
Special Guest Talk on Tuesday, April 26, 1-2pm
Dissecting the genetic complexity of schizophrenia
Maria Karayiorgou, M.D. Associate Professor, Head, Human Neurogenetics Laboratory, The Rockefeller University, New York
Contact & Intro: Jake Lusis (ext. 5-1359)
Thu, Apr 28
Special Guest Talk on Thursday, April 28, 11am-12pm
The Genetics of High Density Lipoproteins
Jacques Genest, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, Division of Cardiology, Novartis Chair in Medicine and Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact & Intro: Paivi Pajukanta (ext. 7-2011)
Mon, May 02
A Bayesian Analysis of Metazoan Mitochondrial Genome Arrangements
Bret Larget, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Botany and Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Contact & Intro: Dr. Chiara Sabatti (ext. 4-9567) May 9 Xist maintains the chromatin and the stability of the X chromosome York Marahrens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
Mon, May 09
Xist maintains the chromatin and the stability of the X chromosome
York Marahrens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
Contact & Intro: Christina Jamieson (ext. 7-2469)
Tue, May 10
Please note that this is a candidate talk and is scheduled on Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm
Identification of Novel Metabolic Disease Genes Using Mouse Models
Karen Reue, Ph.D., Professor in Residence, UCLA Departments of Medicine and Human Geneticsand Biologist, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Contact & Intro: Jake Lusis (ext. 5-1359)
Mon, May 16
Ubiquitin-sorting receptors in the secretory/endocytic pathway
Rob Piper, Associate Professor, Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Contact & Intro: Esteban Dell' Angelica (ext. 6-3749)
Mon, May 23
FK506 binding proteins and BMPs in organogenesis and congenital birth defects
Weinian Shou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Contact & Intro: Guoping Fan (ext. 7-0439)
Mon, Jun 06
Novel genotyping technologies: challenges and opportunities for statistical analysis
Chiara Sabatti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
Contact & Intro: Dr. Chiara Sabatti (ext. 4-9567)
Tue, Jun 07
Special talk scheduled at 12:00pm
“Rams that don’t like ewe: Hypothalamic differences and sexual partner preferences”
Chuck Roselli, Ph.D., Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Contact & Intro: Eric Vilain (ext. 7-2455)
Tue, Jun 07
Candidate talk scheduled at 2:30pm
“Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes: BACs to the Future”
Pieter de Jong, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Contact & Intro: Jake Lusis (ext. 5-1359)
Mon, Jun 13
Speaker Series scheduled at 1:00pm
“Interactions between diabetes genes and intervention”
Jussi Pihlajamäki, M.D., Ph.D., Docent of Internal Medicine, Kuopio University, Finland
Contact & Intro: Paivi Pajukanta (ext. 7-2011)
Mon, Jun 13
David L. Rimoin Lectureship in Medical Genetics Education, 11:30am-12:30pm, James West Alumni Center Conference Room
“The Clinical Heritage of Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913): Syndromology and Dysmorphology Meet Gene Mapping and Molecular Genetics”
Victor A. McKusick, M.D., Professor of Medical Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University
Contact & Intro: Pat Kearney: (310) 423-6350

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