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July 2017

Origins of Cancer

July 21
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. The theme for 2017 is Tackling Provocative Questions, which will highlight recent progress from the National Cancer Institute’s Provocative Questions Initiative.

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August 2017

Sourik Ganguly and Steve Pierce – Postdoctoral Association Scientific Meeting

August 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Scientific presentation by Sourik Ganguly and Steve Pierce On the first Tuesday of every other month, Postdoctoral Association members meet to present and discuss their research over lunch. This month will feature presentations by Dr. Sourik Ganguly and Dr. Steve Pierce. PLACE: rooms 3104/3105    

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Epigenomics at VARI

August 7 - August 11

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

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Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

August 30 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Director of Restorative Neurosurgery University of California, San Francisco Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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September 2017

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 6 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. Professor Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Xiaohong Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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Or Gozani, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 13 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Or Gozani, Ph.D. Professor Stanford University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.    

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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution

September 14 - September 15

A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution September 14-15, 2017.

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Alan Smrcka, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 20 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Alan Smrcka, Ph.D. Professor University of Michigan Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Eric Xu, Ph.D., and Karsten Melcher, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.    

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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 26 - September 27

The theme for 2017 is The Role of Energy Metabolism, which will focus on cellular metabolism, specifically mitochondrial function and the regulation of autophagy, glucose metabolism, calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress.

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October 2017

Cun-Yu Wang, DDS, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 11 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Cun-Yu Wang, DDS, Ph.D. Professor Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.    

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