Princeton University Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Calendar of Events http://molbio.princeton.edu Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:27:46 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mindful Listening http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindful Listening: This workshop will focus on benefits of good relationships, and ways in which we can put time, thought, and effort into creating them. Mindful listening skills can teach us to change our reaction to others, and to clearly see people for who they are. By responding mindfully in challenging interactions, we can begin to cultivate the kind of communication you want in personal and professional settings.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 - Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindfulness and Compassion: Cultivating compassion is beneficial for several reasons, including health and well-being, as well as for human connection. Compassionate people are more optimistic and supportive when communicating with others, more socially adept, making them less vulnerable to loneliness. When we recognize that the difficult emotions that others experience are also our own, we are practicing compassion. The practice of mindfulness offers an opportunity to tap into the connectedness of all things.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 - Fri, Nov 14, 2014
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Mindfulness and Gratitude: Sometimes it's easier to notice what's wrong with our lives rather than what's right. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be grateful for our lives irrespective of what is occurring. Gratitude is the antidote to feelings of scarcity and loss, and "expressing" gratitude can alter ways in which we react to stressful situations. In this workshop we can learn how to "choose" to respond to life.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/410-mindfulness-and-family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/410-mindfulness-and-family Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Dec 05, 2014 - Fri, Dec 05, 2014
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Mindfulness and Family: When difficulties arise, it is important for family members to remain composed, positive, and dedicated to working together. Whether we live with family or are thousands of miles away, the practice of mindfulness meditation can help us to grow closer. It can provide an opportunity to enhance joy and connectedness with each other. When we can accept differences and learn ways to be less reactive, our family problems become manageable.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
John Maunsell (U of Chicago) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/405-maunsell http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/405-maunsell Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - Thu, Mar 12, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker
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John Maunsell, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

FAculty Lab

http://neuroscience.uchicago.edu/?p=neuro/profile&;id=94

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Cultivating Patience http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/427-cultivating-patience http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/427-cultivating-patience Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 117 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 - Tue, Mar 24, 2015
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Mindfulness at MolBio 

Shefalika Gandhi, MSW from University Health Services will be continuing with Mindfulness at MolBio this spring.   Please mark your calendars if you are interested in attending.  

SPEAKER
gandhi
Shefalika Gandhi
University Health Services
TOPIC

Cultivating Patience

Patience can be challenging to cultivate, especially since we live in a world where everything is available now — fast food, fast communication, instant shopping and instant results! However, patience is a highly valuable attitude that can be cultivated with the practice of mindfulness.

AUDIENCE

Molecular Biology Faculty and Staff

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Rob Knight (U of Colorado) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/419-rob-knight-u-of-colorado http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/419-rob-knight-u-of-colorado Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - Mon, Mar 30, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Bence Ölveczky (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/379-olveczky http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/379-olveczky Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Apr 02, 2015 - Thu, Apr 02, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker
Bence
Bence Ölveczky, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Seminar Topic

 
TBA
 

research Lab


http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/olveczky/

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Guy Sella (Columbia) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/420-guy-sella-columbia http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/420-guy-sella-columbia Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 06, 2015 - Mon, Apr 06, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Tom Rapoport (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/372-tom-rapoport-harvard http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/372-tom-rapoport-harvard Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Tue, Apr 07, 2015 - Tue, Apr 07, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Carter-Wallace Seminar 

Speaker
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Tom Rapoport, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and HHMI Investigator
Harvard Medical School


In January, 1995 Tom Rapoport joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, arriving from the Max-Delbrück-Institute for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. He graduated with honors and earned his Ph.D. from Humboldt University in 1972. Immediately following this, Dr. Rapoport became an investigator of the Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, which later became the Max-Delbrück-Institute. Since 1985, he has served as Professor of Cell Biology and group leader. In July of 1997 Tom was appointed as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.  Rapoport is a member of the National Academies of the USA and Germany.  He has received several awards. 

Seminar Topic

How an organelle gets into shape

Abstract: How is the characteristic shape of a membrane-bound organelle achieved? We have addressed the mechanism for the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), an organelle at which many proteins are synthesized, including secretory and plasma membrane proteins. The ER consists of different domains, the nuclear envelope and the peripheral ER that contains a tubular network with interdispersed sheets. How these domains are generated has been mysterious. We have discovered proteins that shape the tubules and others that allow them to fuse to form a network. We also found mechanisms by which the sheets are generated and discovered that sheets are stacked on top of each other in a manner that resembles a parking garage.

Research lab


http://rapoport.hms.harvard.edu/index.php/public/page/home

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Tom Rapoport (Harvard) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/431-tom-rapoport-harvard http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/431-tom-rapoport-harvard Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Apr 08, 2015 - Wed, Apr 08, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Carter-Wallace Seminar 

Speaker
rapoport photo
Tom Rapoport, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and HHMI Investigator
Harvard Medical School


In January, 1995 Tom Rapoport joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, arriving from the Max-Delbrück-Institute for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. He graduated with honors and earned his Ph.D. from Humboldt University in 1972. Immediately following this, Dr. Rapoport became an investigator of the Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, which later became the Max-Delbrück-Institute. Since 1985, he has served as Professor of Cell Biology and group leader. In July of 1997 Tom was appointed as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.  Rapoport is a member of the National Academies of the USA and Germany.  He has received several awards. 

Seminar Topic

Mechanism of ERAD elucidated with purified components

Abstract: Misfolded proteins of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are retro-translocated into the cytosol, poly-ubiquitinated, and degraded by the proteasome, a process called ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD). We have used purified components from Saccharomyces cerevisiae to analyze the mechanism of retro-translocation of luminal and membrane substrates (ERAD-L and -M), recapitulating key steps in a basic process where the ubiquitin ligase Hrd1p is the only required membrane protein. We show that Hrd1p interacts with substrate through its membrane-spanning domain, discriminating misfolded from folded polypeptides. In the following step, Hrd1p is auto-ubiquitinated, causing a conformational change in Hrd1p, which allows substrate to move across the membrane and be poly-ubiquitinated as well. Next, the Cdc48p ATPase complex is recruited and uses ATP hydrolysis to release poly-ubiquitinated proteins from the membrane. Finally, ubiquitin chains are trimmed by the de-ubiquitinating enzyme Otu1p, resulting in the release of substrate from the Cdc48p complex. Our results suggest a model for retro-translocation in which multi-spanning ubiquitin ligases form membrane conduits for misfolded proteins.

Research lab


http://rapoport.hms.harvard.edu/index.php/public/page/home

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Sophomore Open House http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/425-sophomore-open-house http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/425-sophomore-open-house Location: Schultz Lab, 107 - Princeton
Category: Undergraduate Dates & Deadlines
Date: Wed, Apr 08, 2015 - Wed, Apr 08, 2015
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The Sophomore Open House is designed to help sophomores learn about departmental programs and requirements and to give sophomores a better sense of what it is like to be an undergraduate concentrator.  This year, sophomores will be required to declare their departmental concentration online between April 13-21 and will select their fall courses between April 22-24. 

 
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Undergraduate Dates & Deadlines Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:59:23 -0400
Ryan Baugh (Duke) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/421-ryan-baugh-duke http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/421-ryan-baugh-duke Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 - Mon, Apr 13, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Robert Vonderheide (UPenn) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/430-vonderheide http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/430-vonderheide Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 - Wed, Apr 15, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Vonderheide photo
Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, D. Phil, is Professor of Medicine and the Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an investigator of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. He is a member of the Abramson Cancer Center where he serves as the Associate Director for Translational Research. He is Vice Chief of Research for Hematology-Oncology. Dr. Vonderheide graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering and from Oxford University, England, as a Rhodes Scholar with a doctor of philosophy (D.Phil) degree in Immunology. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vonderheide completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently a clinical fellowship in hematology-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he trained with Dr. Lee Nadler. He is board certified in medical oncology. Dr. Vonderheide combines efforts in both basic research and clinical investigation to advance the understanding of tumor immunology and to develop novel immunotherapies for cancer, with a focus on pancreatic cancer. Dr. Vonderheide is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He serves as Deputy Editor for Cancer Immunology Research (a new journal from the American Association of Cancer Research), and he is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.

Seminar Topic

 Inflammatory networks and immune surveillance of cancer

Cancer-associated inflammation plays an important role in restraining anti-tumor immunity, particularly in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) for which a massive infiltration of immunosuppressive leukocytes into the tumor stroma is an early and consistent event in oncogenesis. Intratumoral effector T cells are rare. This pathophysiology is in contrast to many other solid tumors for which infiltration of effector T cells is often prominent, associated with improved clinical outcomes, and mechanistically contributes to tumor immunoediting that ultimately can mediate immune escape. In PDA, increasing evidence suggests that the ras oncogene drives an inflammatory program that establishes immune privilege in the tumor microenvironment. Indeed, PDA cells might remain intrinsically sensitive to T cell killing because they have never been exposed to T cell selective pressure in vivo. In support of this hypothesis, recent studies demonstrate that derailing immune suppressive pathways in the PDA microenvironment, such as tumor derived GM-CSF, facilitates T-cell mediated tumor rejection. This viewpoint carries major implications for the development of novel, combination immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer.

Research lab

http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g20000220/p1073

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public


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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Anthony N. van den Pol (Yale) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/389-anthony-n-van-den-pol-yale http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/389-anthony-n-van-den-pol-yale Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Behavioral Economics Seminars
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
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Behavioral Economics Seminars Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:51:46 -0400
Kevin Thornton (EEB, UC, Irvine) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/422-kevin-thornton-eeb-uc-irvine http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/422-kevin-thornton-eeb-uc-irvine Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - Mon, Apr 20, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Markus Ralson (U. Cambridge) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/423-markus-ralson-u-cambridge http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/423-markus-ralson-u-cambridge Location: Carl Icahn Lab, 101 - Princeton
Category: Quantitative & Computional Biology
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 - Mon, Apr 27, 2015
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Quantitative & Computional Biology Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:24:33 -0500
Global MIndfulness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/428-global-mindfulness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/428-global-mindfulness Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 117 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - Tue, Apr 28, 2015
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Mindfulness at MolBio 

Shefalika Gandhi, MSW from University Health Services will be continuing with Mindfulness at Mol Bio this spring.   Please mark your calendars if you are interested in attending.  

SPEAKER
gandhi
Shefalika Gandhi
University Health Services
 
TOPIC

Global Mindfulness 

Cultivating a global mindset depends on our capacity to communicate across cultures and to find commonalities with those we differ from. Mindfulness can help cultivate open-mindedness and acceptance- essential skills for personal and professional success in this interconnected world.

AUDIENCE

Molecular Biology Faculty and Staff

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mastering Change http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/429-mastering-change http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/all/event/429-mastering-change Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 117 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 - Tue, May 26, 2015
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Mindfulness at MolBio 

Shefalika Gandhi, MSW from University Health Services will be continuing with Mindfulness at Mol Bio this spring.  Please mark your calendars if you are interested in attending.  

SPEAKER
gandhi
Shefalika Gandhi
University Health Services
TOPIC

Mastering Change

In this experiential workshop, you will learn mindfulness skills that can help deal with change. Whether you welcome or are apprehensive about the change, a smooth transition can set the stage for next steps. Learn simple techniques that will help you adapt to change and enjoy positive experiences and emotions.

AUDIENCE

Molecular Biology Faculty and Staff

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