Revised May 7, 2009

Previous Seminar Series
September 2008
GTC Seminar Series 
Co-sponsored by the UAB Liver Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Philip Ng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Title: Helper-dependent adenoviral vectors for gene therapy
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM


October 2008

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) 
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Xandra O. Breakefield, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School 
Geneticist, Molecular Neurogenetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Title: How gliomas use microRNAs and exosomes to take over the brain
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the Tumor Immunology Program of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Friday, October 24, 2008
Antoni Ribas, M.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Title: New Immunotherapies for Melanoma
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

November 2008

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by Expression Genetics (Danny Lewis)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Karen S. Aboody, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Divisions of Hematology/Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation & Neurosciences
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Title: “Neural Stem Cell-Mediated Tumor Targeted Gene Therapy: Towards Clinical Trials”
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

December 2008

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the UAB Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Maria A. Croyle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Pharmaceutics
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Austin, TX
Title: “Pharmacology, Toxicology and Delivery Issues Associated with Recombinant Adenovirus-based Vaccines”
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

January 2009

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC)
Eva Galanis, M.D.
Professor, Department of Oncology
The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Title: "Oncolytic measles virus strains as cancer therapeutics: from the bench to the clinic"
*This Seminar has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the UAB Dept. of Microbiology
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D.
Professor and Program Leader, Immunology Program
The Wistar Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Title: "Immune responses to AAV vectors"
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

February 2009

GTC Seminar Series 
Co-sponsored by the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Division of Molecular Biology, Beckman Research Institute
Associate Director for Basic Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Title: "Small RNA based therapies for the treatment of HIV infection"
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

March 2009

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Eva Galanis, M.D.
Professor, Department of Oncology
The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Title:  "Measles virus strains in the treatment of cancer : translating to the clinic"
 Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
John C. Bell, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology 
University of Ottawa
Senior Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics 
Ottawa Health Research Institute 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Title: "Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics"
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: TBA

April 2009



GTC Seminar Series 
Co-sponsored by VASCULAR BIOGENICS, LTD.
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Ron G. Crystal, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Cornell University, Weill Medical College 
New York, NY
Title: "Genetic Medicines to Combat Bioterrorism"
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM

GTC Seminar Series 
Co-sponsored by the UAB Dept of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Larry A. Couture, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Center for Applied Technology Development
Director, Center for Biomedicine and Genetics
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Title: "Development, manufacturing and clinical study of an shRNA-expressing multi-therapeutic Lentiviral vector in AIDS lymphoma"
Place: Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium
Time: 12:00 Noon


May 2009

GTC Seminar Series
Co-sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Michael Andreeff, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Bone Marrow Transplant Department
Chief, Section of Molecular Hematology & Therapy
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Title: "The Cancer and Leukemia Micro-environment as a Therapeutic Target"
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM


GTC Seminar Series
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Andrew H. Baker, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Medicine
British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK
Title: TBA
Place: Kaul Human Genetics Building- Finley Conference Center
Time: 10:00 AM