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Beckman Director's Seminar

Beckman faculty members and postdocs share their research.

Yoga at Beckman

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

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Responsible Conduct of Research: Patty Jones

Beckman 1005

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-300-3580

Patty Jones, Beckman’s associate director for research,  will speak about “Teamwork, Communication, and Research Integrity.” Lunch is provided.

Cancer Center of Illinois Seminar: John C. Cheville, MD

Beckman 2269 - 2nd Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Fain, Andrea Mae
Contact email: amfain@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-333-2022

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Neuroscience Program Seminar: Yehuda Ben-Shahar

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

"The genetics of neuronal robustness," Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

To produce adaptive behaviors, neurons must maintain robust intrinsic excitability. However, the genetic networks that enable intrinsic neuronal homeostasis remain mostly unknown. The Ben-Shahar lab explores the molecular processes that maintain neuronal robustness at different timescale by using the power of Drosophila neurogenetics. 

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

EVIT Working Group Meeting

Beckman 3269 - 3rd Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Boppart, Marni
Contact email: mboppart@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-1459

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Neuroscience Program Seminar: Matthew R. Hayes

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

"Brainstem astrocytes mediate neuroendocrine signaling for energy balance control," Matthew R. Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Basic and Translational Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Pharmaceutical manipulation of the hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and leptin are viable treatment options for obesity and metabolic diseases.  Surprisingly, the cellular mechanisms within the brain mediating GLP-1 and leptin's effects on body weight regulation remain largely unknown. Data presented will show a unique contribution of astrocytes within the brainstem in mediating the food intake and body weight suppressive effects of GLP-1 and leptin. 

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

TESCAN Seminar

Beckman 3269 - 3rd Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Yin, Leilei
Contact email: yin@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-265-0875

Luke Hunter, TESCAN,  "Opportunities for Time-resolved Dynamic CT Imaging in the Laboratory"

BIC MRI User Group Meeting

Beckman 2269 - 2nd Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-5154

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Seminar Series: Maria Jaromin & Michelle Chitambar

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: (217) 300-3580
Contact phone: pmjones5@illinois.edu

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Neuroscience Program Seminar: Lucina Q. Uddin

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

"Brain Dynamics and Flexible Behaviors," Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory, Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychology, University of Miami

Executive control processes and flexible behaviors rely on the integrity of, and dynamic interactions between, several core brain networks. The right insular cortex is a critical component of a salience network that is thought to mediate interactions between other brain networks involved in externally oriented attention and internally oriented cognition. How these systems reconfigure with development is a critical question for cognitive neuroscience, with implications for neurodevelopmental pathologies affecting brain connectivity. I will describe studies examining how brain network dynamics support flexible behaviors in typical and atypical development, presenting evidence suggesting a unique role for the dorsal anterior insular from studies of meta-analytic connectivity modeling, dynamic functional connectivity, and structural connectivity.

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Graduate Student Seminar

Room 1005 Beckman Institute

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu

Three Beckman doctoral students present their research.

Joanne Fil, neuroscience, "Nutrition and Brain Development Using a Pig Model"

Ahyoung Kim, materials science and engineering, "Using Atomic 'Stencil' to Make Patchy Nanoparticles"

Dinesh Kumar, chemical and biomolecular engineering, "Shape Dynamics of Vesicles in Flow Using a Stokes Trap."

Lunch will be provided.

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Beckman Director's Seminar: Nancy McElwain

Beckman 1005

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-8373

Nancy McElwain, professor of human development and family studies, shares her research. A biography and abstract will be available.

Inclusive Lab Leaders Workshop

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Sandy Helregel
Contact email: shelrege@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-3523

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Neuroscience Program Seminar: Naiman Khan

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Willard J. and Priscilla F. Visek Lecture

Beckman Institute Auditorium, Room 1025

Contact name: Negangard, Ashley Roseann
Contact email: arnegan@illinois.edu
Contact phone: +1 217 333 4177

Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH

Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Marc and Ruti Bell Vascular Biology Program

Director of Translational Research, The Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

New York University School of Medicine

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

4:00-5:00pm Beckman Institute Auditorium

Reception will follow 5:00-6:30pm, 1005 Beckman Institute

 

Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH, is the Leon Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. At NYU, he is also the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Marc and Ruti Bell Program in Vascular Biology. He is a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine and received his clinical training at Duke and Harvard. He also holds a PhD from MIT in biochemistry and nutrition and was a post-doctoral fellow at the NIH in molecular genetics.

 

Dr. Fisher’s research program includes investigations of the cell biology of the very low-density lipoproteins (the precursors of LDL), the regression of atherosclerosis, including its imaging, and the development of nanoparticles to target therapies directly to atherosclerotic plaques and other sites of inflammation. He is also an active practitioner in preventive cardiology with a particular interest in lipid risk factors. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles on both clinical and research topics.

 

Hosted by: The College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

 

Learner Objectives

 

Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:

Describe the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis

Understand the role of the immune system in cardiovascular disease

Explain the molecular mechanisms that mediate atherosclerosis regression

 

Accreditation

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Illinois College of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 (one)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

TM

.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Neuroscience Program Seminar: Michael A. Long

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

"Comparative Neurobiology of Vocal Communication," Michael A. Long, PhD, Associate Professor, Neuroscience Institute, NYU School of Medicine

Vocal communication is central to our everyday lives, facilitating social exchange. Despite significant recent discoveries, the neural mechanisms underlying coordinated vocal exchanges remain poorly understood. We examine the brain processes involved in interactive vocal behaviors, focusing on forebrain circuitry in the songbird and the rodent, and we relate these to emerging human studies that employ a range of methods to manipulate and monitor cortical areas relevant for speech. 

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Pengfei Song Guest Speaker, Dr. Meng Yin, Mayo Clinic

Beckman Institute, Room 5602

Contact name: Pengfei Song
Contact email: songp@illinois.edu
Contact phone: Pengfei Song

Dr. Meng Yin is one of the pioneers in magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and her work in MRE liver fibrosis staging is considered the foundation for MRE’s successful commercialization and clinical translation.

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Neuroscience Program Seminar: Eve Marder

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

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Graduate Student Seminar

Room 1005 Beckman Institute

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Beckman Director's Seminar: Marni Boppart

Beckman 1005

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-8373

Marni Boppart, assistant professor of kinesiology and community health, will discuss "Exercise and Extracellular Vesicles (ExerVs): Identification of the Molecular Basis for Health Benefits." Lunch will be provided. A biography and abstract will be available.

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Illinois MRI Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Beckman Institute East and Center Atrium

Contact name: Dickinson, Meg
Contact email: megd@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-300-6664

Join the Beckman Institute as it unveils a new exhibit in its atrium. The Illinois MRI Exhibit celebrates the past, present, and future of nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging on the University of Illinois campus. On display: the first two human MRI scanners, which were invented by late Illinois faculty member and Nobel laureate Paul Lauterbur. A reception will follow in the Beckman Institute Atrium.

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BIC MRI User Group Meeting

Beckman 2269 - 2nd Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-5154

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

Inclusive Lab Leaders Workshop

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Sandy Helregel
Contact email: shelrege@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-3523

No more information

Neuroscience Program Seminar: Alexander "Sasha" Kauffman

Beckman Institute Room 1005

Contact name: Stephanie Pregent
Contact email: spregent@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-9838

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Yoga at Beckman

Beckman 5269, 5th Floor Tower Room

Contact name: Elena Romanova
Contact email: romanova@illinois.edu

Join us for a free hour of yoga Wednesdays at the Beckman Institute in the fifth-floor tower room, 5269. (No class March 18 because of spring break.) Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat.

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