LFKRI Seminar Series

2019 Seminars

All seminars will be held at New York Blood Center - 310 East 67th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -- 11AM
“Pathophysiological consequences of iron overload: lesson from a mouse model of type IV hereditary hemochromatosis

Sandro Altamura, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Heidelberg and European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 10AM
 From epidemiology to single-cell analysis: recent insights into malaria and sickle cell disease”
Bronner Goncalves, MD, MPH, PhD
Bioinformatics Scientist, National Institutes of Health and Medical Science & Computing, LLC

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – 11AM
The 100,000 Genomes Project: New Genes for Rare Blood Diseases
Willem H. Ouwehand, MD, PhD
Professor of Experimental Hematology, University of Cambridge 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – 11AM
“Banking With Precision: Predicting Red Blood Cell Phenotypes from Next Generation Sequencing Data”
 Celina Montemayor, MD, PhD
 Staff Clinician, Assistant Clinical Investigator, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 1PM
“Characterizing Social Support Within the Sexual Networks of Gay Men: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies”
Jorge H. Soler, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute

WednesdayMay 8, 2019  1PM
Old Pathways and New Players in Anemia of Chronic Disease and Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Lionel Blanc, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

FridayMarch 22, 2019 - 11AM
"SARS and MERS coronaviruses: cross-species transmission and vaccine design"
Fang Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept Veterinary andBiomedical SciencesUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10AM
Molecular Drivers of Platelet Production
Joseph Italiano, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital

2018 Seminars

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10AM
“Mitochondrial Dynamics and Intracellular Calcium Signaling Regulate Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function”

Larry Luchsinger, PhD
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10AM
3D Bone Marrow modelling to document megakaryocyte functional regulation and diseases 
Alessandra Balduini, MD
Associate Professor, University of Pavia, Italy; Research Associate Professor, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11AM
“In vitro studies of erythropoiesis”
Ashley Toye, PhD
Principal Investigator, UK NHS-Blood & Transplant, and Senior Lecturer in Erythrocyte Biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11AM
“Thrombopoietic Agents in 2018: Ten Years Later”
James Bussel, MD
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11AM
“Exploring the role of TAM (Tyro3_Axl_Mertk) receptors as a novel innate immune checkpoint in cancer immunotherapy" 
Hind Medyouf, PhD
Group Leader, Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:30AM
"Blood Center Considerations for Cellular Product Collections and Distribution"
Robert J. Tressler PhD
Vice President of Laboratories at San Diego Blood Bank

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11AM
“Modeling HIV pathogenesis, prevention and novel  therapies in humanized mice
Ramesh Akkina, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1PM
"Setting up biobanks and translation research services in academia; experiences and challenges"
Hassana Fathallah, PhD
Director, Clinical Trials Scientific Affairs, ACM Global Laboratories, Rochester, New York

“The role of CDMO's in the commercialization of cell therapy"
Ruud Hulspas, PhD
Founder, Cellular Technologies Bio-consulting, LLC, Rockville, MD 

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018 - 11AM
"Pulmonary Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease"
Jeffrey A. Glassberg, M.D.
Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 - 11AM
“Apheresis Collection for T cell Manufacturing: What’s in the bag and why do we care?”

Andrew D. Fesnak, MD
Assistant Professor, Director, Manufacturing, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, University of Pennsylvania

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 - 12PM
"Patient Blood Management in Sickle Cell Disease"
France Pirenne, MD, PhD
Medical and Scientific Director, Etablissement Français du Sang, Créteil, Professor of Hematology, Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, lNSERM

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 - 11AM 
"Barriers and Facilitators to Potential Future Biomedical HIV Prevention Products in Transgender and Cisgender Women" 
Christine Rael, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University

"Role of Tissue Factor in Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Viral Infections"
Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA
John C. Parker
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • + 2017 Seminars

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017 - 11AM
    "Armored Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells for Solid Tumor Malignancies"

    Oladapo Yeku, MD, PhD
    Medical Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 - 11AM
    "Type 1 Interferons Promote Alloimmune Responses to Transfused RBC Antigens"
    David Gibbs, MD, PhD
    Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank Fellow, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 - 11AM
    "Stem Cell-Derived Megakaryocytes Tool for Translational Research and Source of Cellular Therapies"

    Camelia Iancu-Rubin, PhD
    Associate Professor, Scientific Director, Hematological Malignancies Tissue Bank, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    MONDAY, NOVEMER 20, 2017 - 11AM
    "Investigations into the AML Cell Surfaceome"

    Fabiana Perna, MD, PhD
    Senior Research Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

    THURSDAY, November 16, 2017 - 11AM
    "Insights into Immune Defects in Rag-deficiency and Stem Cell Collections for Gene Therapy in Sickle Cell Anemia"

    John Manis, MD
    Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 - 11AM
    "Heterogeneity Assays and Platelet Lysate: Challenges and Chances for Stem Cell Therapies Development"

    Richard Schaefer, MD
    Head of Department Cell Therapeutics & Cell Processing, German Red Cross, Goethe-University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - 11AM
    "Exploring the Human Microbiome"

    Tao Ding, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University

    MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 - 11AM
    "Inflammasomes and Danger Signals during Infection by Intracellular Pathogens"
    David M. Ojcius, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of the Pacific,Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

    MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017 - 2PM
    "Inflammatory Modulation of the Bone Marrow Hematopoietic Niche"
    Leslie E. Silberstein, MD
    Director, Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine, Professor, Harvard Medical School

    THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 - 11AM
    "Dickkopf-1: The Wnt Antagonist Becomes a Novel Immunomodulator"
    Wook-Jin Chae, PhD
    Associate Research Scientist, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine

    MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017 - 1PM
    “Making Platelets In Vitro from Pluripotent Stem Cells: Going Beyond Transfusion and Blood Clotting”
    Cedric Ghevaert, MD, PhD
    Consultant Hematologist, Senior Lecturer in Transfusion Medicine, Department of Hematology, University of Cambridge, UK

    THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 - 11AM
    “The Mechanism of Action of Anti-D in Preventing Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn: What Do We Really Know?”
    Alan H. Lazarus, PhD
    Scientist, St. Michael's Hospital and Canadian Blood Services, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 - 1PM
    “Genetics and Metabolomics of Blood Storage”
    James C. Zimring, MD, PhD
    Director and Chief Scientific Officer, BloodworksNW Research Institute, Professor, Department of Lab Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

    THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 - 11AM
    “Insights into ZIKV Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Pathogenesis from Studies of Blood Donors and Recipients”

    Michael Busch, MD, PhD
    Director and VP, Research and Scientific Affairs, Blood Systems Research Institute

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 - 11AM
    “Engineering of Complex Tissues - New Possibilities for Drug Development and Regenerative Medicine”
    Jan Hansmann, PhD
    Group Leader, University Hospital of Würzburg, Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology


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