Sharon Gerecht to present Inaugural President’s Frontier Award Lecture on Dec. 1

Sharon GerechtSharon Gerecht, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar and associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will present the Inaugural President’s Frontier Award Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Mason Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Gerecht is a bioengineer whose research focuses on using engineering fundamentals to study basic questions in stem cell biology in order to regenerate and repair damaged blood vessels and halt the spread of cancer.

In January, Gerecht became the first winner of the $250,000 President’s Frontier Award. She will become an associate director of the Institute for Nanobiotechnology in January.

ICM Distinguished Seminar Series presents BDP Rong Li on December 1

The Institute for Computational Medicine Distinguished Seminar Series a lecture by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Rong Li at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Levering Hall’s Sherwood Room on the Homewood campus.

Rong Li Li, a professor in the departments of cell biology and chemical and biomolecular engineering in the schools of Medicine and Engineering, will speak on “Cellular Dynamics in Space, Time and Evolutionary Adaptation.”

Lunch will be provided and served at noon.

Abstract: Eukaryotic cells orchestrate precisely patterned cell divisions through dynamic movements of intracellular structures of diverse functions and scales. Movement and asymmetric positioning of the meiotic spindle driven by cytoskeleton-based forces enables oocyte maturation and successful fertilization, whereas movement of damaged-protein aggregates constrained by organelles facilitates cellular aging asymmetry. Most remarkable of all, mechanisms of cell division and proliferation adapt dynamically to a broad range of stress conditions through mitotic infidelity and the resulting large-scale chromosome dosage imbalance. Our recent work employs genetic models and combines high-resolution imaging, computational analysis and mathematical models to decipher the mechanisms and principles governing cellular dynamics in space, time and adaptation.

ACM’s Annual Lecture in Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler on Dec. 7

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Annual Lecture in Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 in Hackerman Hall B-17 on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.

Mike AmbinderMike Ambinder, a senior experimental psychologist atValve, will deliver a lecture titled “Shipping Something: How Valve Makes Products and How You Can, Too.” The talk will walk listeners through the process that Valve (developer of Half-Life, Team Fortress, DOTA and more) uses to create, iterate, and ship its products, and how that process can yield the skills and experience necessary to succeed in the software industry. The key “takeaway” from this lecture is that what works for Valve can also work for undergraduates looking for their first jobs, and can help them develop the ability to get where they want to go.

This lecture is sponsored by the Nathan Krasnopoler Memorial Fund, established at the Whiting School of Engineering to benefit the Johns Hopkins’ chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

The Fisher Center Discovery Program accepting grant applications for 2016

The School of Medicine’s Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases, which supports novel, cross-disciplinary research across Johns Hopkins, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 grant year through its Fisher Center Discovery Program. All full-time faculty members interested in environmental infectious diseases are urged to apply.

The deadline for application is Tuesday, Sept. 15. The application can be accessed here.

Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, may submit applications and be included as research team members on FCDP proposals, However, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI mentor. All application documents, including guidelines, letter of intent, budget and FAQ, can be found here.

Email or call (443) 287-4840 with questions.

2/3: ICM Distinguished Seminar Series presents “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms”

The Institute for Computational Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series will present Colleen Clancy, professor of pharmacology at UC Davis School of Medicine, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Mason Hall Auditorium.

The title of Clancy’s talk is “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms.”

Clancy_Colleen1Refreshments will follow the seminar at 4 p.m.

For more information about the ICM series or to watch a webcast of the event, go to



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