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In memory of Scott White, professor of aerospace engineering and Beckman faculty member, the Beckman Institute and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research are hosting a research symposium in honor of White's many contributions to the field of multifunctional materials.
Dominique Bergmann, PhD Stanford University, Department of Biology "Adjusting the Valves: Optimizing Stomata for a Changing World"
Lab Interests: Liver injury and repair: To learn more about the mechanisms that regulate this process, we study cultured cells, animal models of acute and chronic liver damage and samples from patients with various types of liver disease. Our group also conducts clinical trials in patients with chronic liver disease. We are particularly interested in fatty liver disease
I will describe the engineering of molecular tools to read and write neuronal function with light, with the goal of investigating how neuronal circuits function and adapt in the context of the living brain.
Dr. Carpenter is senior director of the Imaging Platform at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she is also an institute scientist. With a strong background in cell biology, microscopy, and computational biology, her expertise is in developing and applying methods for extracting quantitative information from biological images, especially in a high-throughput manner.
Research Interests: Epilepsy; autism; neurodevelopmental disease
KCNQ2/3 channels have arisen as critical regulators of neonatal brain excitability. Highlighting the importance of these channels, a growing number of loss- and gain-of-function variants in Kcnq2/3 have been reported in patients with severe neonatal epileptic encephalopathy. In this seminar, we will discuss our recent progress in deciphering the function of KCNQ2/3 channel
Jakobsson's Beckman Institute research areas include: Computer-aided design of components for nanodevices, structure of biological membranes, structure-function relationships in biological and synthetic ion channels, computer-aided drug research, comparative genomics of microbes, use of technology to introduce quantitative approaches to biology education.
Professor Mark Hauber presents “Tracking the Neuroecology of Avian Recognition Systems for Self and Others.”
Harmit S. Malik, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center "Rules of Engagement: Molecular Arms-Races Between Primate and Viral Genomes"
AKT is a central kinase implicated by genetics in neurological disorders and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and glioblastoma. AKT also regulates numerous intracellular signaling pathways affecting a myriad of neuronal processes, such as protein synthesis dependent synaptic plasticity. Importantly, it is expressed in the brain as three distinct isofor
Dr. Walz is interested in processes that involve biological membranes, ranging from vesicular transport that distributes cargo molecules throughout the cell to the effects of lipids on the structure and function of membrane proteins.
What they do How do neurons in neocortex work in concert to encode the natural world, construct a representation of its behaviorally relevant content, and coordinate behavior based on those representations? This is a complex problem that we are addressing in multiple ways, with an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.
Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium - Join researchers in a two day symposium devoted to understanding and beating antibacterial resistant microbes at the University of Illinois, September 24 - 25 2018.
Dr. Golshani has built new open-source miniaturized microscopes for imaging network dynamics in freely behaving mice. He is using these tools to image how hippocampal place cell ensembles become unstable in models of epilepsy.
Research Interest: The liver is a vital organ with a wide range of functions, including detoxification of various metabolites, protein synthesis, synthesis of bile acids, and, broadly, regulation of metabolism. Our laboratory's goal is to understand how these processes are regulated within the liver.
Learning to fear threats in the environment is critical for survival, but often leads to mental illnesses including PTSD. Once learned, traumatic memories can be suppressed—though this is often short-lived. New work reveals how brain circuits that make and break traumatic memories function to regulate fear and its relapse.
Professor Brad Sutton presents “Title."
Synaptic plasticity underlies circuit refinement and memory formation. The NMDA-type glutamate receptor plays a central role in this process. I will discuss its function, trafficking, and a novel mechanism of regulation via Wnt signaling.
A symposium on the topic of energy and the environment in honor of Theodore “Ted” Brown, the Founding Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
The brain is fueled by nutrition; individual needs for nutrients are, in part, based on genetics. Dr. Cheatham will present data from an infant electrophysiology study that will illustrate two points: maternal genetics are an important consideration in infant brain development, and nutrients work synergistically to support brain function.
The World of Genomics will be showcased from October 18-20, 2018, at the St. Louis Science Center, one of America’s most visited museums and a destination for all ages with an interest in learning about science and technology.
Our long-term goal is to understand the transcriptional regulatory network in metabolism. We are currently pursuing two major projects. MLL3/4 complexes in transcription and Central roles of glucocorticoid in metabolism.
Molecular neuroscience, fragile X syndrome
Sensory feedback from the body influences the activity of brain circuits that organize motivated behavior and affective state. We use rodent models to study central neural pathways through which gastrointestinal signals shape stress responsiveness and aversively-motivated avoidance behaviors.
Dr. Xheng's lab has a long-standing interest in cell division. In recent years, their findings have broadened their research using animal models, to include the study of stem cells, genome organization, and lineage specification—how stem cells differentiate into their final cell forms.
Areas of Interest: Genetics of Birth Defects: neuroendocrine, auditory, and skeletal development. We use two main approaches in our birth defects research - sequencing patient DNA to identify novel disease genes and use of cell culture and animal models, especially the mouse, to understand the mechanism and pathophysiology of disease.
Professor Dan Morrow presents “Title."
Recombinant viruses such as adeno-associated viruses have become major tools in the development of gene therapy for correcting genetic disorders. This seminar will highlight such work on the neurodevelopmental disorder, Fragile X Syndrome.
Research in the Wendt lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis. Research in his lab uses a combination of genetics, cell biology and in vivo imaging to identify and target key signaling processes involved in breast cancer metastasis.