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 2013-2014

September 19, 2013

Daniel Nelson, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland
Host – Dr. Shuishu Wang
Title – "Structural and functional studies on the antimicrobial properties of bacteriophage endolysins"

October 17, 2013

Richard Schlegel
Professor & Chair, Pathology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Host – Dr. Yang Du
Title – "Conditional reprogramming: The next generation of cell culture"

October 31, 2013

Dr. Dan Gallahan
Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute
Host – Dr. Mary Cutler
Title – "Unraveling the Complexities of Cancer"

November 14, 2013

Thomas G. Forsthuber, PhD
Professor of Immunology
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Host – Dr. David Scott
Title - "The Role of MIF in Autoimmune Myocarditis"

December 12, 2013

Student Seminars

"The Regenerative Response of Endogenous Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells to Traumatic Axonal Injury in the Corpus Callosum" by Genevieve Sullivan

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

January 9, 2014

Student Seminars

"Upregulation of the miR-214 cluster in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down Syndrome" by Derek Holman

"HIV-1 Envelope Clones from the DoD HIV Natural History Study" by David Chang

January 23, 2014

Student Seminars

"Role of Setbp1 in Myeloid Leukemia Development" by Bandana-Ajay Vishwakarma

"Neuroprotective Effect of Alpha-Linolenic Acid, an Essencial Omega-3 Fatty Acid Against Neurodengereration Induced by Soman Exposure" by Tetsade Piermartiri

February 20, 2014

Todd Waldman MD,PhD
Professor of Oncology
Director, MD/PhD Program
Georgetown Medical School
Host – Dr. Edward Mitre
Title - "Identification of a Genetic Basis of Aneuploidy in Human Cancer"

March 4, 2014

Shao-Cong Sun, PhD
Moshe Talpaz Endowed Chair in Immunology
Professor of Immunology
Co-Director, Center for Inflammation and Cancer
Dept of Immunology, 1SCRB 4.2019
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Host – Dr. Chou Giam
Title – "Ubiquitination in the Regulation of NF-kB Signaling and Immune Function"

March 6, 2014

Terry Van Dyke, PhD
Director, Center for Advanced Preclinical Research
Sr. Investigator, Mouse Cancer genetics Program
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Host – Dr. Yang Du
Title – "TBA"

March 20, 2014

Tina Tootle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology Department
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
Host – Dr. Rachel Cox
Title – "Prostaglandins regulate the stop and go of actin remodeling"

April 3, 2014

Steve Choi, PhD
Duke University
Host – Dr. Edward Mitre
Title – "TBA"

May 1, 2014

Hao Wu, Ph.D., Asa and Patricia Springer
Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,
Harvard Medical School,
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Host – Dr. Brian Schaefer
Title - "Mechanistic elucidation of immune signaling"

May 15, 2014

Student Seminars

Motohiro Tsuchiya
Vijay Negi
Swagata Kar

May 29, 2014

Student Seminars

Anna Marquez
Maggie Wear