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Gulf Coast Consortia Update - February 10

Feb 12, 2021, 16:25 PM by Melodi Moore
Featured UTMB Faculty

Upcoming Events

Data Science Consulting Clinic, every Monday

This clinic is free and open to the GCC community. Rice D2K Lab faculty and students provide advice and assistance with any data science challenges you might have. Mondays, 1:30-4:30 pm; Online via Zoom (Link); for more information:

Keck Seminar, Feb. 12

Dr. Wenyi Wang, MD Anderson Cancer Center, presents Tumor cell total mRNA expression shapes the molecular and clinical phenotype of cancer. Upcoming seminar speakers include: Dr. Neal Waxham, UT Health Science Center (Feb. 19); Dr. George Golovko, UT Medical Branch at Galveston (Feb. 26); Dr. Matthieu Gagnon, UT Medical Branch at Galveston (Mar. 5);  Dr. Katherine Lemon, Baylor College of Medicine (Mar. 12); Dr. Junghae Suh, BIOGEN Inc. (Mar. 19); Dr. Robert Tillman, National Research Mentoring Network (Apr. 9); Dr. Greg Cuny, University of Houston (Apr. 16); Dr. Rosa Uribe, Rice University (Apr. 23) (this talk is also part of the GCC’s Innovation and Diversity in Biomedical Science series); and Dr. Margie Moczygemba, IBT, Texas A&M University (Apr. 30). Seminars are open to the public and held virtually via zoom from 4-5pm CST on Fridays. To receive the Keck Seminar weekly reminders and Zoom login information, please contact Vanessa Herrera or join our Keck Seminar listserv. Keck Seminar Schedule

Online: GCC IDDD Round Table Workshop: AI in Drug Discovery and Development,

Feb. 11

The workshop will feature Drs. Yang Shen, Texas A&M Univ., and Aaron Morris, PostEra, focusing on AI in drug discovery and development. Feb. 11, 3:30-5:00pm CST. Registration

Online: GCC Regenerative Medicine Conference, Feb. 16

Confirmed keynote speakers include Maria T. Millan, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Tom Bollenbach, ARMI/BioFabUSA. Local speakers include Laura Smith Callahan, UT Health Science Center at Houston; George T. Eisenhoffer, MD Anderson; Camila Hochman Mendez, Texas Heart Institute; Renita Horton, Univ. of Houston; Henri Justino, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital; Nhat-Tu Le, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Ross A. Poché, Baylor College of Medicine; and Aryeh Warmflash, Rice Univ. Conference Website

Online: GCC Future of Immunology Conference, March 3-4

Confirmed speakers include Dario Vignali, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Linda Saif, The Ohio State Univ.; Bali Pulendran, Stanford Univ. Conference Website

Online: Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence – Workshop for Faculty, March 15 and 17

In this 2-day workshop, faculty will learn best practices and strategies for helping trainees develop their scientific speaking and writing skills, which have been shown to build trainees’ commitment to research careers. Facilitated by Drs. Carrie Cameron and Shine Chang of MD Anderson Cancer Center, PIs of the project (GM125640), in two online sessions of 3 hours each. GCC is a partner in this project. Wait list only for workshop on February 16 and 18. Registration:

Online: GCC Texas Pain Research Highlights 2021, April 7-8

Confirmed speaker, Walter Koroshetz, Director, NINDS. Stay tuned for more information.

Rescheduled: 2ndAnnual GCC Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Conference, New Date: May 10-11

Save the date and stay tuned for speaker updates. Confirmed speakers include Harvey Lodish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Imran Alibhai, CEO Tvardi Therapeutics;  Armen Shanafelt, Lilly Ventures;  Mike Davies, MD Anderson; Alexandra Walsh, Texas A&M Univ.; James Inglese, NIH/NCATS; Larry Sklar, Univ. New Mexico; Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute; Jason Bock, MD Anderson; John Joslin, Genomics Institute of Novartis, and Katy Rezvani, MD Anderson. Conference Website Registration

Rescheduled: 3rdAnnual GCC Mental Health Research Symposium: Neurobiology and Translational Psychiatry, Sept., 2021

Save the date and stay tuned for speaker updates. Confirmed speaker: Joshua Gordon, NIMH/NIH. Conference Website

Save the Date: 2nd Annual GCC Single Cell Omics Symposium, Oct. 7

Save the Date: 31st Keck Annual Research Conference, Friday, Oct. 22

Theme: Infectious Diseases: Emerging Threats and Emerging Technologies. Co-chairs: Terri Koehler, UTHealth, and Sam Shelburne, MD Anderson

Save the Date: Future Trends in Quantitative and Theranostic Imaging, Nov. 2-3

Other Area Events

February Events

BCM, CIBR Seminar, Nidhi Sahni, Chris Jermaine, Feb. 10

BCM, CRI Seminar, Jonathan Silva, Washington Univ., Feb. 10

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Gretchen Purcell Jackson, Feb. 10

MDACC, Stem Cells and Dormancy Symposium, Feb. 10

UTHSCH, Systematic Identification of Toxoplasma Gondii Virulence Factors, Lamba Sangare, Univ. of California, Davis, Feb. 11

MDACC, IGCTRP Seminar, The Stereotactic RadPath Trial: Clinical Aspects and Analytics, Feb. 11

UTHSCH, IMM Seminar, Paola Tognini, Scuola Normale Superiore, Feb. 12

RU, CTBP Seminar, Anna-Karin Gustavssson, Rice Univ., Feb. 16

HMRI, CNR Lecture, Michael Ward, NINDS, Feb. 16

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Babatope Fatuyi, Feb. 17

UTMB, BMB Seminar, Barak Cohen, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis, Feb. 18

MDACC, Diagnostic Imaging Research Seminar, Jane Ko, New York Univ., Feb. 18

MDACC, ERO Seminar, M. Celeste Simon, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Feb. 18

UTHSCH, IMM Seminar, Boxun Lu, Fudan Univ., Feb. 19

BCM, CRI Seminar, Adam Engler, Univ. of California, Feb. 21

UTHSCH, IBP Seminar, Besim Ogretmen, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Feb. 22

RU, CTBP Seminar, Allyson Sgro, Boston Univ., Feb. 23

MDACC, IGCTRP Seminar, Advances in Theranostics – Nanoparticle Applications in Cancer Therapy, Feb. 23

BCM, CIBR Seminar, Laura Segatori, Nick Young, Feb. 24

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Linda Li, Feb. 24

UTMB, BMB Seminar, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis, Feb. 25

March Events

UTHSCH, IBP Seminar, Shiaw-Yih Lin, MD Anderson, March 1

RU, CTBP Seminar, Joshua Weitz, Emory Univ., March 2

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Laila Bekhet/Xiao Dong, March 3

UTMB, BMB Seminar, Whitney Yin, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, March 4

MDACC, ERO Seminar, Eric Chevet, Rennes Univ., March 4

UTHSCH, IMM Seminar, Sandrine Humbert, Grenoble Institut Neurosciences, March 5

RU, CTBP Seminar, Helmut Schiessel, Leiden Univ., March 9

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Jian Tang, March 10

BCM, CRI Seminar, Peng Yao, Univ. of Rochester, March 10

UTMB, BMB Seminar, Bill Copeland, NIEHS, March 11

UTMB, BMB Seminar, Blake Rasmussen, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, March 18

UTHSCH, IMM Seminar, Sam Van De Velde, Salk Institute, March 19

RU, CTBP Seminar, Ariel Kaplan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, March 23

BCM, CRI Seminar, Li Qian, Univ. of North Carolina, March 24

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Sarvesh Soni, March 24

UTHSCH, NBA Seminar, Gloria Choi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 24

UTMB, BMB Seminar, David Miller, Scripps Research Institute, March 25

RU, CTBP Seminar, Elebeoba May, Univ. of Houston, March 30

UTHSCH, SBMI Seminar, Nina Smith, March 31

UTHSCH, NBA Seminar, Jeffrey Min-In Yau, Baylor College of Medicine, March 31

Looking for a particular piece of equipment?

Did you know that the GCC has a Shared Equipment and Resource Committee (SERC) composed of the Directors/Leaders in equipment inventory and acquisition from each of the GCC institutions?  If you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, please email Suzanne Tomlinson, and the committee members will work together to try to locate it and introduce you to the PI who owns/administers it.

Click to view GCC Shared Core Facilities