Research Seminars & Events

The Lerner emphasizes translational research that has the potential to improve patient care. Our scientists work closely with Cleveland Clinic physicians to transform groundbreaking discoveries made in the laboratory to the bedside. Our collaborative Research Centers of Excellence bring together scientific and clinical experts to solve problems seen in patients and accelerate discoveries into new treatments and cures.

May 2019 18

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Neuropathogenesis of the California Serogroup of Orthobunyaviruses"

Karin E. Peterson, PhD, Chief, Neuroimmunology Section, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

Hosted by: Dr. Conni Bergmann

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control of Type II response - the Good and the Bad"

Dorina Avram, PhD: University of Florida

Type II response in asthma and anti-helminth response will be discussed, and its regulation by essential transcription factors.  Hosted by Booki Min, DVM, PhD

Thursday, 02 May 2019 10:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Epigenetic Insights into Severe Pneumonia"

Ben Singer, MD: Northwestern University

Mouse studies determined that DNA methylation governs the identity and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells, which serve an essential role in promoting resolution of acute lung inflammation and repair of lung damage. We developed a flow-cytometric sorting procedure combined with novel biochemical and computational approaches that allow multidimensional assessment of alveolar T cell populations in critically ill patients with severe pneumonia. Using these tools, we determined that human alveolar T cells obtained from the inflamed alveolar microenvironment share the epigenetic and transcriptional landscape predicted by murine experiments. Hosted by Rachel Scheraga, MD

Friday, 03 May 2019 08:00
Northeast Ohio Alcohol Center

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Steven Weinman, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10:00
Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences

Location: NC1-202
Title: Ocular Microbiota and Eye Disease

Lai Wei, Ph.D. Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China Professor of Ophthalmology Deputy Director, Research Institute Microbiome Candidate

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Emily Tsai, PhD: Columbia University

Hosted by Dennis Stuehr, PhD

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Twists and turns (non helical) on the transcriptional road to oxidative neuronal death: implications for brain protection and repair"

Rajiv Ratan, MD, PhD, Burke Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Associate Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College, Executive Director, Burke Neurological Institute

Hosted by: Dr. Selva Baltan

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 12:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Haitao Zhang - Runge Lab

Friday, 10 May 2019 14:00
Department of Cancer Biology

Location: NC1-202
Title: Ubiquitin Signaling and the DNA Damage Response

Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology Co- Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program Mayo Clinic

Hosted By: Zihua Gong, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NC1-202
Title: "Immune-CNS crosstalk: Peripheral inflammation in Alzheimer's disease"

Evangelia Paouri, Ph.D. Laboratory of Dr. Dimitrios Davalos

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Intracranial Arteriopathy in Young Adult"

Shumei Man, MD, PhD, Associate Staff, Department of General Neurology, Cerebrovascular Center, Neurological Institute, Department of Neurosciences, LRI

Hosted by: Dr. Bruce Trapp

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Emma Keller - Jorgensen Lab

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Suheyla Hasgur - Valujskikh Lab

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 14:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NC1-202
Title: "Deep Brain Stimulation: A Systems-level Approach to Treating Neurological Disorders"

Ken Baker, PhD, Assistant Staff, Department of Neurosciences

Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:00
Department of Neurosciences

Location: NE1-205
Title: "The Remarkable Power of Lifestyle on Brain Health and Cognition"

Carl W. Cotman, PhD, Professor, Neurology , School of Medicine, Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies, University of California, Irvine

Hosted by: Dr. Dimitrios Davalos

Friday, 24 May 2019 14:00
Department of Cancer Biology

Location: NC1-202
Title: TBD

Xing Fan, MD, PhD Associate Professor Of Neurosurgery University of Michigan Medical School

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: "Extracellular Matrix in Inflammation and Immune Regulation"

Paul Bollyky, MD

I am interested in the contributions of pericellular matrix - the coat of proteoglycans, hylauronan, and heparan sulfate that surrounds cells - to immune function. In particular, we are studying how the pericellular matrix contributes to antien presentation, cytolytic killing, and cellular metabolism with a focus on autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.  We also have an active research program focused on targeting the extracellular matrix to promote immune tolerance.  Hosted by Carol de la Motte, PhD

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:00
Department of Inflammation and Immunity

Location: NE1-205
Title: TBD

Raneem Khedraki - Baldwin Lab