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"Mast Cell Mediator Release: Inhibitory Mechanisms & Molecules"
Who: Mariana C. Castells, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School)
"Altered Mitochondrial Transport Function and Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury"
Who: Charles Steenbergen, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. (Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University)
Research Foci: My research is on mechanisms of ischemic heart disease, and in particular, endogenous mechanisms that can be activated to protect the heart during a subsequent episode of ischemia and reperfusion. I am interested in identifying signal transduction pathways that are involved in cardioprotection, and understanding how these signaling pathways confer their protective effect. We have been interested in mechanisms of injury involving ionic dysequilibrium, and have used magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques to monitor ion concentrations in intact hearts during ischemia and reperfusion. Since infarct size is a major determinant of clinical outcome in patients with ischemic heart disease, we hope that better understanding of these protective mechanisms will lead to the development of better therapies for patients with coronary artery disease and patients undergoing heart surgery.
"The Role of the Rb Family in Retinal Development and Retinoblastoma"
Who: Professor C.N. Rao, Professor Mostafa A. El-Sayed
Who: Stephen Wheat, Ph.D. (Executive Director, HPC Platform Organization, Intel)
Abstract: This educational event will focus on the role that high-performance computing (HPC) systems play in genomic and proteomic discoveries that Impact the treatment of disease. Attendees wilt ‘earn strategies for implementing affordable, balanced HPC platforms that support the unique work flow requirements of life sciences professionals.
Please arrive at Room 127 at NIH Building 5 by 1:00 p.m.
"Transcriptional Regulation and Repertoire-dependent Immunopathology "
Who: Dr. William E. Paul (Chief, Laboratory of Immunology,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health)
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"World views, Belief Structures and the Role of Complex Causality in Scientific, Political and Religious Thought"
Who: Donald C. Mikulecky, Ph.D.
Abstract: Two distinctly different world views dominate today's thinking in both science and in other fields. The central difference has to do with causality; some thinkers, such as Robert Rosen, have argued for a world view built on complex causality; on the other hand, writers such as George Lakoff have defended an approach based around simple direct causality. This introduction aims to examine how these ideas can shape how we approach problems in science, philosophy, religion and politics.