Medical Scientist Training Program

    Past Colloquia - 2011

    Thursday, November 17

    Rama Ranganathan MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Journal Club: Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD

    Career Perspectives Speaker: One of Our Own

    Rama Ranganathan MD, PhD is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology
    at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and holds the Cecil
    H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Biomedical Science. As a graduate of the the
    UCSD MSTP (Department of Biology, 1992 and School of Medicine, 1994),
    has had (and continues to enjoy) a prolific career as a
    physician-scientist, having trained and collaborated with some of the most
    exceptional scientists, published groundbreaking research in the most
    prestigious journals, and awarded the honor of being an HHMI Investigator.
     is definitely one of our star alumni!


    Wednesday, September 28

    Abul K. Abbas, MBBS Chair of Pathology, UCSF

    Journal Club: John Chang

    Career Perspectives Speaker: Life as the UCSF Chair of Pathology

     I imagine that all of you, except for possibly the first-years, are aware of Abul Abbas’ work and role in your education as he is the Editor of Robbins, the wonderful pathology textbook.  He is also internationally known in the research world having conducted seminal studies in the field of autoimmunity.  Moreover, Dr. Abbas is the Chair of Pathology at UCSF and thus may be a person with whom you will have contact later in your careers. 


    Monday, August 1

    Panel Discussion: Physician-Scientists in the Biotechnology Industry

    Karl Y. Hostetler, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine at UCSD in the Divisions of Infectious Disease and Endocrinology

    Dennis D. Kim, M.D., MBA, is an endocrinologist and founding member of MetaCon, Inc.  

    Ivor Royston, M.D. is a former UCSD faculty member and Founding President and CEO of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. 

    Ajit Varki, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD and co-director of the Glycobiology Research and Training Center.


    Thursday, June 20

    Kenneth Yamada, M.D., Ph.D. NIH-NIDR, Chief, Lab of Cell & Developmental Biology, speaking at CMM on June 2, 2011

    Dawn Zhang

    Career Perspectives Speaker


    Thursday, April 14

    Jonathan Lin, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

    Alan Hofmann

    Kent Lam

    Biomedical Magazine Review 

    Career Perspectives Speaker


    Thursday, February 10

    Pradipta Ghosh, Asst. Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Daniel Steinberg, M.D., Prof. Emeritus, Medicine, UCSD One of the original proponents of the cholesterol hypothesis of atherosclerosis

    Michael Lam

    Biomedical Magazine Review

    Career Perspectives Speaker


    Thursday, January 20

    Neil Chi, Asst. Professor, Medicine

    Hamilton O. Smith, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Scientific Director, Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy; Distinguished Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute

    Neal Amin

    Biomedical Magazine Review

    Career Perspectives Speaker