Medical Scientist Training Program

    Past Colloquia - 2007

    Tuesday, October 30

    Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, TSRI, Adjunct Professor, UCSD, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neurosciences

    Floyd Bloom, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Molecular and Integrative Sciences, Scripps Research Institute

    Academic Interests:  Lysophospholipid Receptor Signaling & Aneuploidy, Mosaicism and Apoptosis.

    Academic Interests:  Light and electron microscopy to determine the organization and chemical neuro-anatomic relationships that define how and where a drug can produce its effects at the cellular and systems level


    Monday, September 17

    Maripat Corr, M.D., Professor of Medicine

    Roger Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research & Development, AMGEN

    Academic Interests:  The role of antigen presentation in the host immune response; role of innate immunity in inflammation.

    Academic Interests:  Immunology, Biochemistry and Medicine.


    Monday, August 20

    Alain Baron, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, & Senior Vice President of Research Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Jerrold Olefsky, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief, Div. of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

    Eyal Raz, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief, Div. of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

    "Physician Scientist in Biotechnology:
    Paving the Highway to Money, to Molecules, to Mankind”


    Wednesday, July 18

    Seth Field, M.D., Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Barbara Jung, M.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, & Asst. Program Director for the GI Fellowship

    Mark Fuster, M.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary and Critical Care

    "Surviving the Transitioning-phase of the PS Career; from Post-Doc to a Successful Junior Faculty: Meeting Career Deadlines, Balancing Clinical /vs/ Research, negotiating protected time."


    Wednesday, May 30

    Joseph Vinetz, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Program Director, NIH/Fogarty Global Infectious Diseases Training Program

    Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine

    Biomedical Magazine Review:  Kubler-Kielb J. et al. Long-lasting and transmission-blocking activity of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum elicited in mice by protein conjugates of Pfs25. PNAS 2007; 104:293-8.

    Career Perspectives Speaker:  Cardiovascular disease prevention. Epidemiology and risk factors for diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.  Healthy aging and gender differences in disease.  Women's health.


    Wednesday, April 25

    Edward Koo, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences


    David Brenner, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Dean, School of Medicine

    Biomedical Magazine Review:  Schneider et al. Effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer's disease.  N Engl J Med 2006; 12:1525-38.

    Career Perspectives Speaker:  Molecular pathogenesis of fibrotic liver disease and its genetic basis.  Novel approaches to treatment of liver diseases.


    Monday, March 12

    Gerry Boss, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director, CREST

    Rolf Zinkernagel, M.D., Ph.D., Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1986), Professor of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich

    Biomedical Magazine Review:  Hsu et al.  Drosophila TCTP is essential for growth and proliferation through regulation of dRheb GTPase.  Nature 2007; 445:785-788.

    Career Perspectives Speaker:  Fundamental mechanisms of cellular immunity; antiviral immunity; MHC restriction; specificity, tolerance and memory in the immune system.


    Monday, February 26

    Seth Field, M.D., Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. of Endocrinology & Metabolism

    Harold Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of International Health Policy, Div. of Family & Preventative Medicine

    Biomedical Magazine Review:  Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high calorie diet.  Nature 2006; 444:337-342

    Career Perspectives Speaker:  International health, health policy, design of health care systems serving developing countries, cultural awareness in the medical school curriculum.