Stanford Diabetes / Islet Biology Work-In-Progress Seminar Series

 

Participants: Members of >15 Participating Stanford Research Groups.

Meeting Time: First Friday of the month, 12:00-1:30 pm.

Meeting Location: Beckman 302, Developmental Biology Library.

 

Organizers:

Justin Annes MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

Seung Kim MD PhD, Professor, Developmental Biology and (by courtesy) Medicine

 

Meeting Forum:

Each session, held monthly, includes two speakers who provide a 20-25 minute discussion of their ongoing diabetes-related research. Presentation topics range from clinical research to basic science investigation, promoting a knowledge and collaboration between these spheres. The presentation format encourages questions and discussion both during and after each presentation. Presentations primarily focus on un-published work and as these meetings are intended to build new collaborations, share new insights (particularly new technologic innovations and how they might be applied) and facilitate new ideas/ research directions. Presenters and attendees include everyone from professors to undergraduate students. Thus this venue also aligns with our center’s training mission. Typical attendance is ~30-40 individuals per session. Snacks and drinks are provided to facilitate informal socializing and discussion following the presentations.

 

Up-Coming Meetings

 

October 6th: Knowles Lab (Heritable Diabetes and Metabolic Risk)/ Snyder Lab (Diabetes Omics)

 

September 1: Kay Lab (Islet Targeting)/ Meyer Lab (Immune cell targeting of the Islet)

 

August: Break

 

July 7: Bollyky Lab (Type I diabetes Protection)/ McLaughlin Lab (CD44 and T2D)

 

Past Meetings:

 

June 2: Feldman Lab  

Brian J. Feldman (Feldman lab): "Hypertrophy or hyperplasia: post-prandial contemplations."

Avnesh S. Thakor (Thakor Lab): "Delivery of therapeutics directly to the pancreas."

 

 May 5th, 2017:

Heshan Peiris (Seung Kim Lab): BCL11A: A T2D Risk Gene From GWAS That Regulates Human Beta Cell Function

Hannah Moeller (Justin Annes Lab): Discovering mechanisms for promoting the beta cell identity

 

April 26th 2017, 9AM-5PM

Frontiers in Diabetes Research at Stanford

 

December 9th, 2016:

Marco Mignardi (Quake Lab) : In situ gene expression profiling of pancreatic tissues

Yan Hang (Kim Lab): A mammalian decretin hormone that regulates islet insulin output during nutrient          restriction

 

November 28th, 2016: Stanford Diabetes Research Forum (celebrating Diabetes Awareness Month):     

Speakers: Drs. Vivek Bhalla, Eric Gross, Joyce Liao, Elena Matsa, Tracey McLaughlin, Nadine Nagy, Seung Kim and Chelsea Kliebert (Jennifer Cochran lab) and Zahra Bahrami (Mary Teruel lab)

 

October meeting: cancelled

 

September 9th, 2016:

Everett Meyer: Blockade of signaling hub repulsive guidance molecule B (RGMb) delays islet allograft rejection

Sun Kim: Insulin Clearance: an underappreciated modulator of plasma insulin

 

July 8th, 2016:

Vivek Sunkari (Bollyky Lab): Targeting Hyaluronan to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Justin Annes: Genetic Disruption of Adenosine Kinase in Mouse Pancreatic β-Cells Protects Against High Fat Diet-Induced Glucose Intolerance

 

June 6th, 2016:

Seung Kim and Sangbin Park: Drosophila and diabetes: tapping the deep evolutionary roots of islet biology

Linda Yip (Fathman Lab): Using gene expression of PBCs to identify risk and progression of T1D

 

May 20th, 2016:

Brian Hsueh (Deisseroth Lab): Quantitative tools for evaluating 3D structure in the pancreas

Everett Meyer Lab: Using chimeric antigen receptor T-regulatory cells to induce tolerance and deliver directed signals to pancreatic islet allografts

 

April 13th, 2016:

Wenyu Zhou (Snyder group): Profiling bacterial community changes in diet-induced weight gain/loss

Li-Fen Liu (McLaughlin group): Adipose tissue macrophages impair preadipocyte differentiation in humans

 

March 11th, 2016:

Nadine Nagy (Bollyky Lab) Immune tolerance and hyaluronan

Martin Enge (Quake Lab) Single cell transcriptional analysis from young and old human beta-cells.

 

February 16th, 2016:

Seung Kim: Diabetes-Related Resources at Stanford

Justin Annes: Identification of Novel β-Cell replication-promoting Small Molecules