Previous Programs

October 3, 2017

“CytoBits – Nanovesicle Inspired Drug Target & Diagnostic Biomarker Discovery”

Pete Heinzelman, Ph.D.; Research Scientist, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology, Chen Medicinal Protein Laboratory, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University

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August 1, 2017

“Studies of Bio-physiological Contributions to Breast Cancer Outcome Disparities” Robin Fuchs-Young, Ph.D.; Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine & Institute for Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Director, Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC), NIEHS Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR)

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June 6, 2017

“The IBT Combinatorial Drug Discovery Program: A Resource for Translational Research” Peter J.A. Davies, M.D., Ph.D.; Professor and Director, Institute of Biosciences & Technology, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University

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May 2, 2017

“Emerging Infectious Disease Threats: The Importance of Global Health Security Agenda and Global One Health” Gerald W. Parker, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D.; Associate Dean for Global One Health, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Texas A&M University

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April 4, 2017

“NK Cells at the Microscope and in the Clinic” Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D.; Professor of Pediatrics; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics; Baylor College of Medicine; Louis G. and Marybeth Pawleek Endowed Chair; Chief, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology; Director, Center for Human Immunobiology; Director, Pediatrician-Scientist Training and Development Program; Texas Children’s Hospital

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March 7, 2017

“Intestinal Microbiome in Human Health and Disease” James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.; Pathologist-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital; Milton J. Finegold Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

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February 7, 2017

“Thrombosis-on-Chip: Emerging Trends in Predicting Blood Clots” Abhishek Jain, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Bioinspired Translational Microsystems Lab (BioinSyst); Texas A&M College of Engineering

January 3, 2017

“Multiscale Biomechanics: Applications in Medical Technologies and Human Performance” Michael R. Moreno, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University; Director of Biomechanics Research and Engineering, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital

December 6, 2016

“Post-Nano” Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.; President & Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Director, Institute for Academic Medicine and Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist; Senior Associate Dean & Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

November 1, 2016

“Targeting Treatment Resistance in Breast Cancer” Jenny C. Chang, M.D., Emily Herrmann Chair in Cancer Research & Director, Cancer Center; Professor of Cancer, Institute for Academic Medicine; Member, Research Institute; Houston Methodist; Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

October 4, 2016

“Neurosteroid Antidote for Chemical Nerve Agents” Samba Reddy, PhD, RPh, FAAPS, FAAAS; Professor, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, NIH CounterACT Principal Investigator, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Professor, Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience; Professor, Texas Brain & Spine Institute

September 6, 2016

“Engineering: The Future of Health” Anthony Guiseppi-Eli, Sc.D, FAIMBE, FRSC; TEES Professor and Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

August 2, 2016

“InFlammAging” George E. Taffet, M.D.; Professor in Medicine; Chief, Geriatrics; Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences; Robert J. Luchi, M.D. Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Head of the Division of Geriatrics, Houston Methodist Hospital

June 7, 2016

“Product Development and Implications of Product Quality on Therapeutic Outcomes” Mansoor Khan, R.Ph., Ph.D.; Professor & Vice Dean, and Director, Formulations Design and Development Core Laboratory, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center

May 3, 2016

“Towards Next Generation Proteomics: Digital Proteomics by DNA Sequencing” George Miles, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.A.P., Molecular Pathologist & Clinical Genomicist

April 5, 2016

“Expanding the Mendelian View of Human Genetic Disease” Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D., Wofford Cain Chair and Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and Founder & Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine; TIAS Scholar, Texas A&M University

March 1, 2016

“NASA Human Health and Performance: Accelerating Innovation Through Risk Management and Open Innovation” Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., Director of Human Health and Performance, NASA Johnson Space Center

February 2, 2016

“Embolic Applications of Shape Memory Polymer Foams” Duncan J. Maitland, Ph.D., Stewart & Stevenson Professor I, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Assistant Agency Director, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University

January 5, 2016

“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Fighting the Vascular Complications of Diabetes” Cynthia J. Meininger, Ph.D.; Professor, Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

December 1, 2015

“Molecular Genetic Basis of Epidemic Group A Streptococcus Disease: An Ongoing 25-year Quest” James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D.; Director, Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Fondren Distinguished Endowed Chair, and Chair, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine; Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

November 3, 2015

“Tissue Engineering: Where Materials and Cells Meet” Daniel L. Alge, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

October 6, 2015

“High-field MRI in the Clinic: Promise and Challenges” Mary P. McDougall, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

September 1, 2015

“Innovating the Future of Orthopaedics-We Can’t do it Without You! Phillip C. Noble, Ph.D.; Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine; Director of Research, Institute of Orthopedic Research & Education, Houston, TX

August 4, 2015

“The Other Guy’s Toolkit” Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.; Medical Director, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center; Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital

 July 7, 2015

“Trends and Technologies for Monitoring Health Remotely” Gerard Cote’, Ph.D.; Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Director, Center for Remote Healthcare Technology, Texas A&M University

June 2, 2015

“Driving Tuberculosis Control Through Molecular Epidemiology and Population-based Translational Research” Edward A. Graviss, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Director, Molecular Tuberculosis Laboratory, Center for Molecular and Translational Infectious Diseases Research; Research Scientist, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital

May 5, 2015

“One Man’s View of One Health” Joe Kornegay, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Professor, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences; Investigator, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

April 7, 2015, 12-1 PM

“Aerosolized Antimicrobials and Nanoparticles to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections” Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director, MD/PhD Program; Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology; College of Medicine; Texas A&M Health Science Center

March 3, 2015, 12-1 PM

“Role of Innate Immunity in Cellular Reprogramming” John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.; Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Research; Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

February 3, 2015, 12-1 PM

A Revolution in the Treatment of Severe Childhood Malnutrition: Peanut Butter” Mark J. Manary, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

January 6, 2015, 12-1 PM

Translating Research into Academic Medical Training & Practice: The Texas Cancer Screening, Training, Education & Prevention Program (C-STEP)” David A. McClellan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and Jane N. Bolin, B.S.N., J.D., Ph.D., Professor & Interim Department Head, Health Policy & Management, and Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

December 2, 2014, 12-1:15 PM

“Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Next-Generation High Throughput Assays” Arum Han, Ph.D.; Director, NanoBio Systems Laboratory, and Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

November 4, 2014, 12-1:15 PM

“Biodefense-related Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens: Are Suitable Vaccines Within Reach?” James E. Samuel, Ph.D.; Professor & Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

October 7, 2014, 12-1 PM

Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Management: The Path Forward Michael V. Pishko, Ph.D.; Stewart & Stevenson Professor II of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University

September 2, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Personal Monitoring: From Wearables to Implantables” Michael J. McShane, Ph.D.; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University

August 5, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Ancient Medicine for the Mitigation of Aflatoxicosis in Animals and Humans” Timothy Phillips, M.S., Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor, Veterinary Integrated Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Director, Center for Food Safety, Texas A&M University

July 1, 2014, 12-1:15 PM

“The Language of Infection Biology: Dynamics of the Enteric Host: Pathogen Interface” L. Garry Adams, DVM, PhD, Senior Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

June 3, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Epigenetics, Diet, and Cancer Prevention Roderick H. Dashwood, Ph.D.; Professor and Director, Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center

May 6, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Drug Resistance: Insights and Chemotherapeutic Strategies”  James C. Sacchettini, Ph.D.; Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Chemistry; Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

April 1, 2014, 12-1:15 PM

“Biomaterial Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration”

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University

March 4, 2014, 12-1:15 PM

“Zirconium Phosphate Nano-Platelets: A Novel Platform for Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy” Abraham Clearfield, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

February 4, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Predictors of PTSD and Depression in Returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans” Sandra B. Morissette, PhD, Assessment Core Chief, VA VISN Center of Excellence on Returning War Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College of Medicine

January 7, 2014, 12-1 PM

“Using Model Systems to Understand Environmentally-Induced Disease: The Case of Trichloroethylene and Kidney Cancer” David Threadgill, PhD, Tom and Jean McMullin Chair of Genetics, Department of Molecular & Cellular Medicine, Director, Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine

December 3, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Research Integrity and Everyday Practice in Science” Fred Grinnell, PhD, Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

November 5, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Hospital Acquired Infections: Can Translational Research Help us Prevent This Expensive Problem?” Chetan Jinadatha, MBBS, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, and Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Chief, Infectious Diseases, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

October 1, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Developing Novel Chemotherapies for Pancreatic Cancer” Dai Lu, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy

September 3, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Translational Informatics: Biomedical Informatics for Translational Research” Jack W. Smith, PhD; Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Professor, Departments of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M School of  Rural Public Health

August 7, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Integrative Genomics Analysis of Human Influenza Vaccine and Infection: Clinical Research Trials at Texas A&M” John W. Belmont, MD, PhD; Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine

July 2, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Atherogenic HDL—A Trojan Horse” Catherine J. McNeal, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Scott & White Healthcare

June 4, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Emergency Medicine Research: From Benchwork to Bedside” Micheal J. Spohn, MD; Emergency Department Medical Research Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; St. Joseph Regional Health Center Department of Emergency Medicine

May 7, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Microbial Recognition by NOD2: Linking Microbiota to Crohn’s Disease” Koichi S. Kobayashi, MD, PhD; Professor, Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

April 2, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Secretin Regulation of Biliary Proliferation/Loss” Gianfranco Alpini, PhD; VA Research Scholar Award Recipient; Professor, Medicine and Medical Physiology, and Dr. Nicholas C. Hightower Centennial Chair of Gastroenterology, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Director, Scott & White Digestive Diseases Research Center

March 5, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Lymphatic Function, Edema and Inflammation” David C. Zawieja, PhD; Regents Professor and Vice Chair, Systems Biology & Translational Medicine; Director, Lymphatic Biology Division, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

February 5, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“A Tale of Two Viruses: Murine Coronavirus Models of Fulminant Hepatitis and SARS” Julian Leibowitz, MD, PhD; Professor, Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, and Director, MD/PhD Program, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

January 15, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Identification of Potential New Therapeutics for Fibrosing Diseases and Wound Healing” Richard Gomer, PhD; Professor of Biology, Texas A&M University

December 4, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“The Molecular basis of Hepatic Encephalopathy” Sharon DeMorrow, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Digestive Disease Research Center, Scott & White Hospital

November 6, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Lyme Disease” Jon T. Skare, PhD; Professor and Associate Chair, Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

October 2, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Translational Research in Aging” Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD; Professor of Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

September 4, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“From Bench to Bedside: Using Metabolic Disruption to Target Tumor Specific Metabolic Pathways” M. Karen Newell Rogers, PhD; Professor, Department of Surgery, Scott & White Hospital; Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Director, Center for Cell Death and Differentiation, Scott & White Hospital and Texas A&M Health Science Center; Raleigh R. White, Jr. Endowed Professor of Surgical Research

August 7, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“New Concepts Concerning Prostate Cancer Screening” Warren E. Zimmer, PhD, Scott Exter Professor, Systems Biology and Translational Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

July 3, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Repair of Challenging Bone Defects by Adult Stem Cell Tissue Engineering—Progress and Limitations” Carl Gregory, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

June 5, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Critical Contributions of Cross-bridge Regulation to Normal Heart Function” Carl W. Tong, MD, PhD, FACC; Assistant Professor, Systems Biology and Translational Medicine Department, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Internal Medicine Department, Division of Cardiology, Scott & White Healthcare

May 1, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“The Anticancer Activity of Aspirin—The Wonder Drug!” Stephen H. Safe, PhD; Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University; Director, Center for Environmental and Genetic Medicine, Institute of Biosciences & Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center

April 3, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Engineering of Functionalizable Protein-based Biomaterials with Tunable Mechanical Properties for Future Therapeutic Use” Sarah E. Bondos, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

March 6, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases” Robert S. Chapkin, PhD; Regents Professor & University Faculty Fellow, Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases; Director, Genomics & Bioinformatics, Center for Environmental & Rural Health, Texas A&M University; Co-Director, Texas Cancer Microbiota Repository & Humanized Animal Core, Texas A&M Health Science Center

February 7, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“In Pursuit of a Pocket Vaccine” Allison D. Rice-Ficht, PhD; Regents Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

January 10, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Bridging the Translational Research Gap Through Exercise and Nutrition Research” Richard B. Kreider, PhD; Professor, Head of Department and Tom and Joan Read Endowed Chair, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

December 6, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Strategies to Combat Respiratory Diseases” Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD; Professor, Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

November 1, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Sex Differences in Health and Disease: Cerebral Stroke as a Case Study” Farida Sohrabji, PhD; Professor, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics; Director, Women’s Health in Neuroscience, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

October 4, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Bridging the Gap between Clinical Medicine and Translational Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer” Theresa W. Fossum, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS; Tom and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery; Director and Founder, Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies; Director, Clinical Programs and Biomedical Devices, Michael E. DeBakey Institute; Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine

September 6, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.

“Translating Cytokine Biology into Clinical Medicine” David P. Huston, MD; Vice Dean for Clinical & Translational Research; Professor of Medicine and of Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Director, Clinical Science & Translational Research Institute, Texas A&M Health Science Center