2023-2024 Seminar Schedule

The Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology presents a seminar by Lars Eckmann, M.D. The seminar will be held in BSB 611 on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Upcoming Seminar - Seminars are now being held in-person in BSB 611, unless indicated otherwise. 


Department Seminar Organizer: Dr Antonis Kourtidis
RMCB Seminar Archive

2023-2024 Seminar Series

September 6, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Gary Lopaschuk, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
    "Optimizing cardiac energy metabolism as an approach to treating heart failure"

September 13, 11:00 am, BSB  611

  • Lu Han, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MUSC
    "Persistence of the fetal splanchnic program in the adult pancreatic fibroblasts during homeostasis and tumorigenesis"

September 20

  • No Seminar: (FASEB GI Meeting)

September 27, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Martin Morad, Ph.D.
    Professor, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology, MUSC - Works in Progress
    "What are we learning from gene editing of the major Cardiac Calcium signaling protein about arrhythmia, remodeling, and fundamental EC-coupling?"

October 2, 11:00 am, BSB 611 (broadcast virtually)

  • Cristina Llorente, Ph.D.
    Faculty candidate, Assistant Professor, Div. of Gastroenterology, Dept. of Medicine, UC San Diego
    "The Gut-Liver Axis in Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: Insights into Disease Pathogenesis"

October 4, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Daysha Ferrer-Torres, Ph.D.
    Faculty candidate, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    "In vitro models of the human esophagus reveal ancestrally diverse response to injury"

October 11, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Andrei Ivanov, Ph.D.
    Professor of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
    "Cytoskeletal regulation of epithelial barrier integrity and host-pathogen interactions in the gut"

October 18, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, St. Louis University School of Medicine
    "Inhibition of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in metabolic diseases"

October 25, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Robin Muise-Helmericks, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology - Works in Progress

November 1

  • Rescheduled in January, 2024

November 8, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Ph.D.
    Research Professor, DR2 Inserm, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center
    "Updates on genetics of spontaneous coronary artery dissection"

November 15, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Garth R. Swanson, M.D.
    Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, MUSC

November 29, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Paul Monga, M.D.
    Professor of Pathology and Medicine; Director, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center, Uviversity of Pittsburgh
    "Beta-catenin and hepatocellular cancer"

December 6

  • No Seminar: (ASCB Meeting)

December 13, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Victoria Weis, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
    "Intestinal Disease in the NICU: Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches for Necrotizing Enterocolitis"

January 10, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Heather Francis, Ph.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University
    "Fanning the Flames Within: Mast Cells and the Intricate Pathways of Liver Fibrosis"

January 17, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Ann Foley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology - Works in Progress
    "Akt3 modulates differentiation of hyaline cartilage by regulating the molecular structure of the nuclear lamina"

January 24, 11:00 am, Virtual Only

  • Camilla Schinner, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Hannover Medical School
    "Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy – from defective cell-cell adhesion to new therapeutic approaches"

January 31, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • No seminar

February 7, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Mario Delmar, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Cardiology, Departments of Medicine and Cell Biology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    "Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes: The case of ARVC"

February 14, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Asma Nusrat, M.D.
    F. Peyton Rous Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan
    "Plasticity of the epithelial barrier: Insights into junctional signaling events and repair"

February 21, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Gerald Dorn, M.D.
    Philip and Sima K Needleman Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
    "Mitochondrial dysdynamism and disease"

February 28, 11:00 am, BSB  611

  • Benoit Ladoux, Ph.D.
    Research Director, Institut Jacques Monod, CNRS & Université Paris Cité
    "Mechanical imprints of cell fate and cell competition"

March 6, 3:00 pm, DDB110, ***Note special place and time***

  • Andrew Fire, Ph.D.
    Professor of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Pioneers in Science - Elsie Taber Lecture: "Enduring Responses to Change in Biological Systems"

March 13, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Ben Z. Stanger, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

March 20, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Waj Mehal, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine
    "The role of STING in regulating HSC activation"

March 27, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • David Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    "Leveraging Energy Expenditure in the Management of MASLD"

April 3, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Jennifer Stancill, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MUSC
    "Protective mechanisms in pancreatic β-cells: From antivirals to antioxidants"

April 10, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Lars Eckmann, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, UCSD

April 17, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, M.D., Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

April 24, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Antonis Kourtidis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology, MUSC - Works in Progress

May  1, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Subramanya Pandruvada, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences, MUSC
    "Targeting tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 in oral cancers"

May 8, 11:00 am, BSB 611

  • Robert Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College