Liver NPC stainingThe Pittsburgh Liver Research Center strives to provide its members with meaningful and relevant enrichment programs.

The Seminar series features established liver researchers and clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC as well as from other universities and hospitals. Seminars are held one Monday each month.

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Roundtables are designed to exhibit the connection between work within clinics and labs. Clinicians and basic scientists are paired by topic for these sessions, with both presenters having the opportunity to explicate the topic from the perspective of their own work. The goal is to foster translational science, dialogue, and collaboration among the members of the Center. Each SIG meets once every 6 weeks.


 

Jul
18
Sun
Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, First Floor Conference Room
Jul 18 – Jul 24 all-day
Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, First Floor Conference Room

FriSC2 is annual advanced training course that trains 16 promising trainees from predominantly under-represented communities in sophisticated technologies for clinically relevant discoveries in cancer.  The purpose of the training course if to provide comprehensive training in research strategies and state-of-the-art methods on cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches for advancing cancer research.  It is a dynamic course that offers a series of daily lectures on merging concepts, followed by discussions and laboratory research over a week period.  Our intention of to give trainees the knowledge of ‘hands-on’ laboratory techniques, career mentoring, and the ethical-legal-societal impact of cancer and stem cell research to greatly enhance their careers in this field. FriSC2 has been created for promising graduate students, post-docs, physician-scientists and other scientists.

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Please download the applications for the courses at www.pdc.magee.edu or email at frontiers@mwri.magee.edu with any questions.  Course tuition will be waived for all applicants.

Jul
27
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Theo Heller @ Virtual- Zoom
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Theo Heller, MD
Section Chief: Translational Hepatology Section, Liver Diseases Branch
Senior Investigator: Clinical Research Section, Liver Diseases Branch
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Title: “The dark side of the moon, exploring hepatitis C and liver disease”

Aug
10
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Mo Ebrahimkhani @ Zoom
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mo Ebrahimkhani, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh

Title: “Directed Morphogenesis of Multilineage Human Liver Organoids from Pluripotency”

Aug
24
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Courtney Sparacino-Watkins @ Zoom
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Courtney Sparacino Watkins, PhD*

Courtney Sparacino-Watkins, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Title: TBD

Aug
31
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Lans Taylor @ Zoom
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lans Taylor, PhD

Lans Taylor, PhD
Allegheny Foundation Professor of Computational and Systems Biology
Director, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute
Team Leader, Tumorigenesis SIG
University of Pittsburgh

Title: TBD

Sep
7
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series- Dr. Natalia Nieto @ Zoom
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Natalia Nieto, Pharm.D, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Title: TBD

Sep
28
Tue
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center Retreat @ University Club
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center will be hosting it’s PLRC Annual Retreat this fall at the University Club. We are excited to share that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Sonya MacParland. Dr. MacParland is a Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. She is also the Course Director of the UHN/U of T Training Program in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. MacParland has done seminal work in single cell mapping of the human liver with emphasis on immune cells. More information on the retreat will be forthcoming and an RSVP will be sent out via email.

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Oct
23
Sat
Gordon Research Seminars – Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases @ Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Gordon Research Seminars - Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases @ Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express

“The 2021 Gordon Research Seminar on Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases is an excellent opportunity for trainees in labs studying alcohol-associated injury spanning in experience from early graduate students to senior post-docs to meet and build a future network of peers.”

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Dec
7
Tue
PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Angela Gronenborn @ Zoom
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Angela Gronenborn, PhD
UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair
Department of Structural Biology
Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering

Title: TBD

Dec
10
Fri
AASLD-EASL Masterclass 2021 @ TBD
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

The 2021 EASL-AASLD Masterclass provides a unique educational collaboration of clinical, basic, and translational scientists from leading academic medical institutions from both sides of the Atlantic. Participants will attend a two-day intensive training session designed for future leaders in academic hepatology.  The program will consist of academic lectures, interactive break-out sessions, individual meetings with tutors, abstract presentations and a poster session, and social events to give early-stage investigators (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent) the opportunity to network with world leaders in hepatology.

This year’s program is hosted by AASLD and will be held in the U.S.A.

 

For more information, Click here.

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