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Seminar Series Schedule 2014

An annual Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Drexel Institute to promote scientific exchange at the national and international level.

10/2/14 – 11:00am - Siew Ho, PhD (Former Senior Principal Scientist, Applied Genomics, Bristol-Myers Squibb)
“Nucleic Acid Research and Therapeutics ”

9/25/14 – 11:00am - Yujin Hoshida, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai Hospital)
“Molecular Signatures for management of hepatocellular carcinoma ”

9/18/14 – 11:00am - Tom Smithgall, PhD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
“Coupling HIV Accessory Factors to Host Cell Kinases Enables HTS for Anti-retroviral Drug Discovery ”

9/11/14 – 11:00am - Howard E Gendelman, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
“Long-acting Nanoformulated Antiretroviral Therapy ”

6/26/14 - 4:00pm - Charles Rice, PhD (The Rockefeller University)         
“State of Viral Hepatitis Research ”
Hepatitis B Foundation’s 2014 Bruce Witte Lecturer

6/4/14 – 11:00am - Hans Netter, PhD (Monash University)
“Biochemically Modified Hepatitis B Surface Antigens with Enhanced Immunogenicity ”

5/29/14 – 11:00am - Ken Coburn, MD, MPH (Health Quality Partners)
“Advanced Preventative Care: a System Design for Population Health ”

5/23/14 – 11:00am - Min Gao, PhD (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
“Mode of Action Studies on HCV NS5A inhibitor: Daclatasvir (DCV, BMS-790052) ”

5/1/14 – 11:00am - Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
“Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in HIV Positive Patients in the Age of Antiviral Therapy ”

4/17/14 – 11:00am - Stephen Sammut, MBA (Wharton Business School)
“Technology Transfer in the New Normal: Initiatives in the developing world”

4/3/14 – 11:00am - Alexander Ploss, PhD (Princeton University)

3/27/14 – 11:00am - John Pascal, PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)

2/27/14 – 11:00am - Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
“Bacterial Plurality: A Comprehensive Rubric to Inform with Respect to Chronic Infections”

2/20/14 - 11:00am – Scott Holmberg, MD, MPH (Division of Viral Hepatitis, CDC)
“Current status of chronic hepatitis B and C in the United States”

2/6/14 – 11:00am - Kirti Shetty, MD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
“A Vitamin a Day to Keep Cancer Away - the Promise of Chemoprevention in Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

1/30/14 – 11:00am - Edward “Teddy” Zartler, PhD (Quantum Tessera Consulting)
“Fragonomics: Practical Applications of Fragment-based Hit Generation”

1/16/14 – James Burns, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
“Development of a malaria specific carrier protein to enhance subunit vaccine immunogenicity”

1/9/14 – Gary Xiao, MD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
“The Update of Hepatocellular Carcinoma” 


*Regional Biotech Council (RBC) Seminar Speakers (Registration may be required)

**Pennyslvania Drug Discovery Institute Seminar Speakers


Past Seminar Series







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