University of Pittsburgh
Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

DNA, Nucleosomes, and Molecular Motors:  One-at-a-Time
Sanford H. Leuba, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Bioengineering

Schools of Medicine and Engineering


Genes & Behaviors in Mice & Men: The Role of Serotonin in Aging
Etienne Sibille, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine


Molecular Mechanisms of Telomeric DNA Instability Associated with Premature Aging
Patricia Opresko, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
Graduate School of Public Health


Targeting Quiescent Dendritic Cells with Apoptotic Cells and Exosomes
Adrian E. Morelli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine


Beta-Catenin in Liver Pathobiology
Satdarshan (Paul) S. Monga, MBBS.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medicine
School of Medicine


Understanding Dopamine Transmission through Protein-Protein Interactions
Gonzalo E. Torres, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology
School of Medicine


Nanoscale Imaging of Molecular and Charge Transport
Shigeru Amemiya, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
School of Arts and Sciences


Constitutive Drug Resistance in Tumorigenic Stem Cells
Vera Donnenberg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy


The Evolution of a Paradigm in the Study of Borrelia burgdorferi

James A. Carroll, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
School of Medicine


ATM Responses to Double-Strand DNA Breaks
Christopher J. Bakkenist, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine


Immune Evasive Strategies Mediated by HIV-1 Vpr:  Impact on Dendritic Cells and T Cells
Velpandi Ayyavoo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Graduate School of Public Health

1/13/2006 The Role of Toll-Like Receptors in the Regulation of the Intestinal Barrier: Insights into Necrotizing Enterocolitis
David J. Hackam, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Cell Biology and Physiology
School of Medicine