Lung Institute Research in Progress

Lung Institute Research in Progress

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Consider the lung as a sensory organ
Speaker: Xin Sun, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Mitochondria scaffold for NLRP3 inflammasome assembly
Speaker: Balaji Banoth, PhD, postdoctoral scientist, Cedars-Sinai Sutterwala and Cassel Laboratory


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Targeting of TAM receptors ameliorates fibrotic mechanisms in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Speaker: Milena Espindola, PhD, project scientist, Cedars-Sinai Hogaboam Laboratory


Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Single cell RNA-seq reveals the transition from noninvasive to invasive lung fibroblasts
Speaker: Xue Liu, PhD, postdoctoral scientist, Cedars-Sinai Noble Laboratory and Jiang Laboratory


Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Inflammasomes and innate immune response to Legionella pneumophila
Speaker: Dario Simoes Zamboni, PhD, associate professor, Department of Cell Biology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Leucine-rich a-2 glycoprotein promotes lung fibrosis by modulating TGF-b signaling in fibroblasts
Speaker: Isabelle Jones, research associate, Cedars-Sinai Hogaboam Laboratory


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Immunometabolic Checkpoints of Aging
Speaker: Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, professor of Comparative Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine


Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Metabolic reprogramming in type II alveolar stem cell renewal
Speaker: Carol Liang, MD, assistant professor, Cedars-Sinai Noble Laboratory and Jiang Laboratory


Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Protein nano-missiles for multifunctional payload delivery
Speaker: Lali K. Medina-Kauwe, PhD, professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai and UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, co-director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine


Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Platelet biogenesis in the lung
Speaker: Mark Looney, MD, professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Noon-1 p.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Spontaneous chitin accumulation in airways and age-related fibrotic lung disease
Speaker: Milena Espindola, PhD, project scientist, Cedars-Sinai Hogaboam Laboratory


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Fas, phosphatases, fibroblasts and fibrosis
Speaker: David W. H. Riches, PhD, professor and division head, Program in Cell Biology, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Health; professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine and Department of Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine


Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 5
CCR2+ monocyte regulation of the immune response to cryptococcus neoformans
Speaker: Lena Heung, MD, PhD, instructor, Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Syndecan-1 augments lung fibrosis by regulating microRNA packaging into exosomes
Speaker: Tanyalak Parimon, MD, instructor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Cedars-Sinai Chen Laboratory


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Scleroderma: Toward rational therapy
Speaker: John Varga, MD, director, Northwestern Scleroderma Program, John and Nancy Hughes Distinguished Professor


Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
The gut-lung axis: how intestinal fungal dysbiosis can enhance the severity of allergic airways disease
Speaker: Joseph Skalski, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellow at the Mayo Clinic and with the Cedars-Sinai Underhill Laboratory


Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
Gut reactions: the influence of the microbiome, immune function and vitamin D in colitis
Speaker: Stephanie Bora, doctoral researcher, Immunology and Infectious Disease at Pennsylvania State University and Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences