Seminars

Launched in September of 2005, the ITMAT monthly seminar series enters its fourth year. Outstanding role models who pursue translational research, from outside of the Penn community, are invited to lecture in this series, which is being coordinated by Dan Rader, MD.

Speakers who represent excellence in translational medicine and therapeutics are asked to spend a day as an ITMAT Visiting Professor. In addition to their scientific presentation, they are scheduled to meet with faculty and have an informal session with trainees focused on career development.

Seminar presentations are scheduled once a month, at 1:00 PM on a Friday and take place in the Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) Auditorium.


Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Seminars

ITMAT Scholars Seminar

September 13, 2013

Cross-talk & developmental programs – a key to translational stem cell biology
Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

October 18, 2013 (RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2014)

Immunological mechanisms of fibrosis
Thomas Wynn, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH)

November 13, 2013 (Special ITMAT/IDON Seminar)
John Morgan Building, Class of '62 Aud. (12pm)

Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Metabolism
Prof. Joshua Rabinowitz
University of Pennsylvania

November 22, 2013 (12pm)

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche
David Scadden, M.D.
Harvard University

December 13, 2013

Translational Therapies for Canavan Disease
Paola Leone, Ph.D.
Rowan School of Medicine

January 24, 2014

Protien O-glycosylation-Biological functions and diseases
Prof. Henrik Clausen
University of Copenhagen

February 21, 2014

Opportunities for translational medicine in the stem cell niche, sickle cell disease, and beyond
Paul Frennette, M.D.
Yeshiva University

March 14, 2014

Transcriptional control of innate lymphocyte effector programs
Albert Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago

April 2014

Immunological mechanisms of fibrosis
Thomas Wynn, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH)


Targeted Therapeutics Seminar Series

Seminar presentations are scheduled once a month, at 12:00 PM on a Wednesday and take place in room the Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Click on CT3N Seminar Series 2013-2014 to view the schedule of upcoming lectures.

September 25, 2013

In Vivo RNAi and Functional Genomics
Victor Kotelianski, M.D., Ph.D
Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

October 23, 2013

Advanced Nanotechnologies addressing Intractable Medical Issues
Gregory Lanza, M.D., Ph.D
Washington University

November 6, 2013

Preclinical studies for improving hemophilia treatment: gene therapy and immunomodulation
Carol Miao, Ph.D
University of Washington

December 4, 2013

Nanotechnologies for Intracellular Delivery of RegenerativeBiotherapeutics
Craig Duvall, Ph.D
Vanderbilt University

January 29, 2014

The Art of Falling Apart: Exploiting Nanomaterial Disassembly for Health Sciences
Adah Almutairi, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

February 19, 2014 (CANCELED-Reschedule date TBA)

Reborn Approaches to Increase Drug Penetration into Tumors
Francis Szoka, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

March 19, 2014

Engineering approaches for enhanced vaccines and cancer immunotherapy
Darren Irviwn, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 2014

Switchable Nanoparticle Morphology as Tool in Tissue Targeting
Nathan Gianneschi, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

May 21, 2014

Specific immunotherapy of undruggable cancer targets
David Scheinberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center