Presentations 2011-2012

September 15
PI Speaker, Jill Rafael-Fortney, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
“Preclinical therapeutic effects of spironolactone and lisinopril on dystrophic skeletal muscles and heart: An update”
Children’s WA 1525
October 20
Special Wellstone Seminar Series Lecture
Dongsheng Duan, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
“AAV gene therapy for the treatment of DMD”
Children’s Auditorium
November 10
Trainee Poster Day and Outside Speaker
Ronald Cohn, M.D.
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Maintaining skeletal muscle mass: Lessons learned from hypotonia, hibernation and aging”.
December 15
PI speaker, Jerry R. Mendell, M.D.
Director, Center for Gene Therapy
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Update on molecular approaches to treat muscular dystrophy”
Children’s WA 1525
January 19
Outside Speaker, Alan H. Beggs, Ph.D.
Directory, The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
Harvard Medical School
“Genetics and therapy of human congenital myopathies”
February 16

Trainee Talks
Dawn Delfin, Ph.D. (Rafael Lab)
“Cardiac claudin-5 in cardiomyopathy and heart failure”

Aishwarya Jacob (Chandler Lab)
“Conserved cis elements and modified trans factors dictate MDM2 alternative splicing”

Children’s WA 1525
March 15
Outside Speaker, Melissa Spencer, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
“Inflammatory processes and the role of
Ostopontin in Duchenne muscular dystrophy”
Children’s WA 1525
April 12
Outside Speaker, Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D.
Director: Regenerative Medicine Program Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells”
May 17
PI speaker, Tim Hewett
Director of Research Sports Medicine
Ohio State University
“New Strategies for Prevention: Cutting ACL Injury Risk with Newly Sharpened Tools”
Children’s WA 1525
June 21 Speaker, Christopher Pierson, M.D., Ph.D.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Myotubular Myopathy”