Contact Information

Molecular and Cell Biology

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Gabriela Dveksler, Ph.D.

Chair, Recruitment and Admissions Committee
Phone: (301) 295-3332

Mary Lou Cutler, Ph.D.

Professor & Director
Phone: (301) 295-3453

Tina Finley

Department Administrator
Phone: 301-295-3642


Molecular & Cell Biology Seminar Schedule 2012-2013

August 23, 2012

Thomas Hays, PhD
Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
Associate Dean of Research
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
Host – Dr. Xin Xiang
Title – Regulation of Molecular Motors in Intracellular Transport & Meurodegeneration

September 6, 2012

Amy Kronenberg, ScD.
Staff Biophysicist, Life Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Host – Andrew Huff
Title – The Dance Between Biology & Physics in Radiation Response: Where Basic & Applied Science Meet

September 20, 2012

Michael Boguski, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Host – Dr. Mary Cutler
Title – "Genomic Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Research"

October 18, 2012

Edward Snyder, PhD
Yale University SOM
Host – Dr. Yang Du
Title – "Tissue Engineered vascular Grafts for Congenital Heart Disease: Boon or Boondoggle?"

November 1, 2012

Robert Hawley, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Anatomy & Regenerative Biology
George Washington University, SOM
Host – Dr. Yang Du
Title: "The Cancer Stem Cell Conundrum in Multiple Myeloma"

November 29, 2012

Richard Calderone, PhD
Professor & Chair, Microbiology & Immunology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Host – Dr. Shuishu Wang
Title – "Mining Fungal Mitochondria: The Search for Specific Antifungal Targets"

December 13, 2012

Connie Mulligan, PhD
Professor, Anthropology
University of Florida
Host – Dr. Nyamkhishig Sambuughin
Title – "Epigenetic Alterations & Stress Among New Mothers & Newborns in the Democratic Republic of Congo"

January 3, 2013


David Chang - "Neutralization in the DoD HIV Natural History Study & an alphavirus-HIV Chimeric Virus"

Saurav Majumder - "SsSPTs: Role in Growth and Development"

January 17, 2013


Alyssa Flora - "Intracellular Neutralization of Ricin by Cross-linked Antibodies"

Derek Holman - "Investigating EZH2 Depletion in the Ts65Dn Mouse Model of Down Syndrome"

January 31, 2013


Jeffrey Stinson - "Differential Signaling by Gain-of-Function CARD11 Mutants in Lymphocytes"

Genevieve Sullivan - "Modulating CNS Regeneration After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"

February 28, 2013

Zhijian Chen, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
George L MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology
University of Tex Southwestern Medical Center
Host – Dr. Chou Giam
Title – Innate Immune Sensing & Signaling of Cytosolic Nucleic Acids

March 14, 2013

Adrian Eriebacher, MD., PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
New York University SOM
Langone Medical Center
Host – Gabriela Dveksler
Title – "Mechanisms of Maternal Immune Tolerance Towards the Allogeneic Fetus"

April 25, 2013

Michael Daly, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Chairman, RSC
School of Medicine, USUHS
Title - "Deinococcus Mn2+ Complexes: New Frontiers"

May 9, 2013


Motohiro Tschiya – "Molecular Mechanism of Regulation of Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis"

Banadana Vishwakarma – "Role of Setbp1 in Myeloid Leukemia Development"

May 23, 2013


Ana Marquez – "Intracellular localization of Shigella Flexneri T3SS Effectors IpgD and IpaH9.8"

Issa Nesheiwat – "ERG Mediated Abrogation of Prostate Associated Differentiation"

June 6, 2013


Vijay Negi – "Cooperation of Setbp1 with BCR/ABL in CML Blast Crisis"

Luis Pow-Sang – "Novel "Humanized" mice to test new therapy for human T1D"