CONTACT: L. E. OHMAN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 335-8034
College of Medicine Research Week is April 13-16
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Molecular Interactions Between Microbes and
the Human Host" is the theme of this year's University of Iowa College
of Medicine Research Week, Monday-Thursday, April 13-16.
The event will kick off Monday, April 13 with a talk by Dr. Dennis Choi,
Jones Professor and head of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis.
His talk, "Zinc and the Ischemic Brain: Too Much of a Good Thing?"
will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Paul M. Seebohm Conference Room, 283 Eckstein
Medical Research Building (EMRB).
Following the talk a poster session will be held in the EMRB atrium
from 3 to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday graduate students will present their work in a poster session
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the EMRB atrium. On Wednesday postdoctoral fellows
will display posters in the atrium between 3 and 5 p.m.
The event will conclude Thursday, April 16 with talks scheduled between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Seebohm Conference Room. Also on that day, awards
will be presented to medical students and fellows for their research achievements.
The Thursday symposium presenters include:
Norma W. Andrews, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine --
"Signal Transduction and Lysosome Recruitment During Host Cell Invasion
David W. Dyer, Ph.D., Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
-- "Browsing the Genome of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Comparisons
with Other Mucosal Pathogens."
Dan Ganem, M.D., University of California, San Francisco -- "Human
Herpes Virus 8 and the Biology of Kaposi's Sarcoma."
Stephen J. O'Brien, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute -- "Chemokines,
Receptors and Their Genes as Regulators of AIDS Progression."
Guy R. Cornelis, Ph.D., International Institute of Cell Pathology,
Université Catholique de Louvain -- "Communications Between
Yersinia and Cells of the Immune System."
Research Week events are free and open to the public. Individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. For more
information, or if you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation
in order to participate in these events, call Julie at (319) 335-6767.