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MMCRI Seminar Series

2014-2015 Schedule

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm unless othewise noted

Place:  Maine Medical Center Research Institute
             81 Research Drive, Scarborough
             Conference rooms 1-2-3

Contact: Betsy Crocker  (207) 396-8219


January 16

Paul Pilch, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Multiple roles for cavin-1/PTRF in caveolae, cell function and metabolic regulation


January 23

Ilia Fishbein, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Gene-eluting stents: Formulation, pharmacological modulation and anti-restenotic effectiveness


February 13

Philipp Scherer, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Diabetes, Obesity and the Central Role of the Adipocyte in Maintaining Systemic Homeostasis


April 3

Matthew Holden, University of Massachuesetts, Amherst, MA

Caught in the Act: Direct measurement of protein translocation across membranes using droplet interface bilayers


Friday, April 11

Anthony Hollenberg, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Action and Hepatic Lipid and Cholesterol Metabolism


April 17

Christiane Wrann, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Exercise Induces Hippocampal BDNF through a PGC-1α/FNDC5 Pathway



May 1

Steve Murray, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The JAX Knockout Mouse Project [KOMP2] Program



May 22

Matthew Layne, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 

Control of Vascular Smooth Muscle and Myofibroblast Differentiation through Soluble and Mechanical Signals


May 29

Fanxin Long, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dissecting Mechanisms of Wnt Signaling in Bone Anabolism


June 5

Gary Stein, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Epigenetic Control in Cancer Biology and Pathology


September 11

Randall Mynatt, Pennington Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Does Lipotoxicity Really Exist in Skeletal Muscle?


January 8

Ira Herman, Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA

Microvascular pericytes regulate endothelial growth dynamics: Insights into angiogenic switch mechanics


January 15, 2015

Chad Cowan, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Genome Editing in Human Pluripotent Cells to Generate Models of Metabolic Disease


January 22, 2015

Chen-Ming Fan, Carnegie Instituion for Science, Baltimore, MD


January 29, 2015

Leslie Shaw, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


March 12, 2015

Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Massachuetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA

Maine Medical Center Research Institute 81 Research Dr Scarborough, ME 04074 (207)396-8100

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