College of Science

Past Seminars

Larry A. Couture, Ph.D.

VP & Founding Director
Center for Applied Technology
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Presentation Title: "Challenges & opportunities in developing new and emerging biologics"

When: Friday, April 1, 2016, Noon

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Programs
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-Director UCLA Broad Stem Cell Center

Presentation Title:“Brain Repair after Stroke:A Stem Cell Therapy”

When: Friday, March 11, 2016, Noon

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Anne G. Bang, PhD

Director, Cell Biology
Prebys Center
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Presentation Title: “iPSC Based Disease Models in Drug Discovery”

When: Friday, December 4th, 2015

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Daniela Roellig, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar at California Institute of Technology

Presentation Title: "A Bird's eye view of the neural plate border"

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Noon

Where: CSULA

Larry Goldstein, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor,
Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
Dept of Neurosciences
Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program
Scientific Director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
UCSD School of Medicine

Presentation Title: "Unraveling the secrets of Alzheimer’s Disease using pluripotent stem cells"

When: Tuesday, October 13, 12pm

Where: CSULA


Eros Lazzerini Denchi, PhD
Associate Professor,  The Scripps Research Institute
Dept. Molecular and Experimental Medicine

Presentation Title: “Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction"

When: Friday, May 22th 2015, 12pm

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Karen S. Aboody, M.D. 
Associate Professor 
Department of Neurosciences and Division of Neurosurgery
City of Hope National Medical Center & Beckman Research Institute

Presentation Title: Stem Cell Mediated Cancer Therapy: From Bench to Bedside

When: Thursday, May 21th 2015, 3:15pm

Where: CSULA BIOS 144


Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Presentation: “Tissue-engineering the gastrointestinal tract and beyond from organ-specific stem cells”

When: Friday, 8 May 2015, 12pm

Where: Cal Poly Pomona Bldg 4, 2nd floor conference room


Dhruv Sareen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Brain Program | Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute Cedars-Sinai Medical Center<http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Faculty-Directory/Bios/Dhruv-Sareen-PhD.aspx>
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Presentation: "Harnessing the potential of human iPS cell technology"

When: Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 12:10pm

Where: CSULA, Biol. Sci. 244


Ali Khoshnan, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist
Division of Biology & Biological Engineering
Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Presentation: “Using stem cells to learn about the neurobiology of Rett syndrome”

When: Friday 5 December 2014, 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Andrew P. McMahon, Ph.D.
W. M. Keck Provost Professor and Chair of
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center for
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Presentation: “Cellular programs in development and repair of the mammalian kidney”

When: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 12:10pm

Where: CSULA, Biol. Sci. 244


Eugene Brandon, Ph.D. Director
Strategic Relations & Project Management
ViaCyte, San Diego, CA

Presentation: “Developing a Cell Therapy for Diabetes” (PDF)

When: Friday 15 May 2014 12:00 PM

Where: CSULA, Biol. Sci. 244


Christine Brown, Ph.D. Associate Director
T cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory
City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Presentation: “Adoptive Therapy Utilizing Chimeric Antigen Receptor Engineered T Cells for the Treatment of Cancer” (PDF)

When: April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Toshio Miki, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Research Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine
and Stem Cell Research at USC

Presentation: "Generation of hepatic cells from placental stem cells" (PDF)

When: Friday 28 February 2014, 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Yong-Mi Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine
Hematology and Oncology, CHLA

Presentation: “Drug Resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” (PDF)

When: Tuesday. 25 February 2014, 12:10 – 1:10 PM

Where: CSULA, Biol. Sci. 244


David C. Chan, Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
California Institute of Technology

Presentation: “Dynamic processes controlling mitochondrial function” (PDF)

When: Friday 22 November 2013, 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Zoran Galic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology - Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Presentation: “Engineering immunity through stem cells” (PDF)

When: Tuesday. 22 October 2013, Noon – 1 PM

Where: CSULA, Biol. Sci. 244


Michael Kahn, Ph.D.Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Provost’s Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy
Co-Chair, GI Oncology Program
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer CenterUSC Center for Molecular Pathways and Drug Discovery

Presentation: "Pharmacologic Manipulation of Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells" (PDF)

When: Friday 26 April 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Paula Cannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Pediatrics, and Biochemistry
Keck School of Medicine, USC

Presentation: “Engineering stem cells to create an HIV-resistant immune system” (PDF)

When: Thursday 25 April 2013 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Where: CSULA, BIOS 334


Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D.
Chairman Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Presentation: "Shaping our Minds: Stem and Progenitor Cell Diversity in the Mammalian Neocortex" (PDF)

When: Tuesday 12 February 2013 12:00 PM

Where: CSULA BIOS 244


John A. Zaia, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Virology
Aaron D. and Edith Miller Chair for Gene Therapy
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Presentation: "Gene Therapy for HIV/AIDS: Current Status" (PDF)

When: Tuesday 2 October 2012 12:00 PM

Where: CSULA BIOS 244


Ravi Bhatia, M.D. 
Director, Stem Cell and Leukemia Research
Co-leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program,Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Presentation: "Leukemia stem cells" (PDF)

When: Friday 28 September 2012 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Carlotta Glackin, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Neurosciences
Member, Molecular Oncology Program
Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Presentation: " A study of the role of Twist in migration and invasion of breast cancer cells" (PDF)

When: Friday 25 May 2012 12:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Room 314


Amy Cook, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, The Bhatia Laboratory
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Presentation:"Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukemia" (PDF)

When: Tuesday 22 May 2012 12:00 PM

Where: CSULA Room 247


Virginia Barrett Mattis, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Regenerative Medicine Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Presentation: "Using iPS cells to model Huntington's disease and for future therapeutics" (PDF)

When: Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 12:10pm

Where: Cal State LA, Biological Sciences Room 335


Dr. Alysson Muotri Assistant Professor
Pediatrics/Cellular & Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego

Presentation:"Modeling autism in-a-dish using stem cells" (PDF)

When: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, Room 2-314


Douglas Ethell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Head, Molecular Neurobiology
College of Biomedical Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences

Presentation: "AN ALZHEIMER'S BLOOD TEST DEVELOPED FROM STEM CELLS" (PDF)

When: Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 3, Room 1639


Adam Bailis, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Presentation: DNA replication and homologous recombination: two apparatuses, one purpose (PDF)

When: Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 12:10 PM

Where: Cal State LA, Biological Sciences 244


Angela Stathopoulos, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Division of Biology, Caltech

Presentation: "High resolution mapping of Twist to DNA:Efficient functional analysis and evolutionary conservation" (DOC)

When: May 13, 2011, 2-3pm

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 8, Room 345


Ellen Rothenberg, Ph.D. 
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, Caltech

Presentation: "Job fair for stem cells: qualifying for the T-lymphocyte fate" (DOC)

When: May 3, 2011, 12pm

Where: Cal State LA, Biological Sciences, Room 244


Dong Sung An, M.D, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor

UCLA AIDS Institute, School of Nursing

Presentation: “Hematopoietic stem cell based anti-HIV gene therapy using RNA interference” (DOC)

When: March 8, 2011, 12pm

Where: Cal State LA, Biological Sciences, Room 335


Tsaiwei Olee, Ph.D. 
Senior Research Scientist

Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education

Scripps Health

Presentation Title: Stem Cell Based Therapy for Cartilage Regeneration (DOC)

When: Friday, February 4, 2011 at 2 PM

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 3, Room 1623


Gregor Adams, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Cell and Neurobiology

Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

Presentation: "Regional Localization of the Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche" (DOC)

When: November 29th, 2010, 12pm

Where: Cal State LA, Biological Sciences, Room 244


Francesca Mariani

Assistant Professor of Cell and Neurobiology

Eli and Edy the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, USC

Presentation: "The use of differentiating ES cells to study basic questions in organogenesis" (DOC)

When: June 4th, 2010, 2-3pm

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd floor, Room 314


John Rossi, PhD

City of Hope National Medical Center & Beckman Research Institute

Presentation Title: "RNA interference-its role in gene regulation and therapeutic potential" (DOC)

When: May 4th, 2010 12-1pm

Where: CSULA, Biological Sciences, Room 334


Gage DeKoeyer Crump, Ph.D.

USC Keck School of Medicine

Presentation Title: "An Unexpectedly Specific Function of the Variant Histone H3.3 in Neural Crest Multipotency" (DOC)

When: February 9th, 2010, 12-1pm

Where: CSULA


Karen S. Aboody, M.D. 
Associate Professor 
Department of Neurosciences and Division of Neurosurgery
City of Hope National Medical Center & Beckman Research Institute

Presentation Title: "Stem Cell-Mediated Cancer Therapy: Towards Clinical Trials" (DOC)

When: Friday, January 29th 2010, 2-3pm

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Building 4, 2nd floor, Room 314