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Gulf Coast Consortia Update

Feb 6, 2019, 16:52 PM by Melodi Moore

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center

Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar, February 11

David Andes MD, University of Wisconsin,  will kick off our 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship seminar series.  The seminar will take place at noon, at UTHealth, 6431 Fannin St. MSB B.500.  Once in the building, take green elevator towards the basement. No registration is required, but free box lunches will be available for the 1st 40 attendees. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Keck Seminar, February 15

There will be no Keck Seminar Feb. 8. On Feb. 15 David Mayerich, University of Houston, presents Towards Large-scale Cellular-level 3D Tissue Models. Networking and refreshments will follow at 5pm, BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. Seminars are free and open to the public. Upcoming seminars include Yu Shen, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2/22) and Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ohio State University Neurological Institute, in conjunction with the GCC Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Conference. Seminars are generally held Fridays at 4pm through April 12. More information can be found on the Keck Seminar website.

Imaging-based Single Cell Analytics: Applications for Cancer Cell Biology and Therapeutics, February 25-27

Please save the date for this exciting conference that will feature a workshop and experts in imaging from across the US.  Speakers include Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University; Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee; Andrew Bellmont, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hartland Jackson, University of Zurich; Christian Conrad, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany; Santosh Hariharan, Pfizer; Judi Wardwell, InSphero; Shannon Mummenthaler, University of Southern California; David Andrews, University of Toronto; Bartek Rajwa, Purdue University; Long Cai, California Institute for Technology; Erez Leiberman, Baylor College of Medicine; Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D., Sanford Burnham Prebys Research Institute; Yubin Zhou, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Mike Mancini, Baylor College of Medicine; Fabio Stossi, Baylor College of Medicine; Arvind Rao, University of Michigan; Fiona Ginty, GE; Santosh Hariharan, Pfizer; and Alison Cheung, Sunnybrook Research Institute.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. For more information and to register, see the conference website.

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, March 1

Sponsored by the GCC Cluster for Translational Mental Health Research, this conference will feature expert keynote and local speakers and provide attendees the opportunity to develop new collaborations and targeted focus groups that will interact throughout the year.  Keynote speakers include Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ohio State University Neurological Institute; Steve Cole, UCLA; Alan Prossin, UTHealth; Tom Green, UTMB; Albert Fenoy, UTHealth; Joseph Masdeu, Houston Methodist; Annemieke Kavelaars, MD Anderson; Johanna Bick, UH; and Chris Fagundes, Rice.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. For more information and to register see the conference website.

GCC Translational Pain Research 9th Annual Symposium, April 12, 2019

Confirmed speakers include Kathleen Sluka, University of Iowa; Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University; and Linda Watkins, University of Colorado Boulder; Greg Dussor, UT Dallas; Jin Mo Chung, UTMB; and  Terry Walters, UTHealth. Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St.  Conference website  Registration