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Diabetes Grand Rounds Speakers, 2006–07 Academic Year

May 2007
Louis Philipson, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Chicago (sponsor: MMOC)
“Beta Cell Potassium Channels: Mutations in Mouse and Man”

April 2007
Charles Roberts, Ph.D. – Oregon Health & Science University (sponsor: JDRF)
“Insulin-like Growth Factors – What’s in a Name?”

Andrew Stewart, M.D.  – University of Pittsburgh (sponsor: Brehm Center)
“Molecular Control of the Cell Cycle in the Pancreatic Beta Cell”

March 2007
Erwin Boettinger, Ph.D. – Mount Sinai School of Medicine (sponsor: AMDCC)
“An Approach to Integrative Nephrogenomics in Chronic Kidney Disease”

Alan Cherrington, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University (sponsor: MMOC)
“The Regulation of Net Hepatic Glucose Uptake In Vivo”

Fumi Urano, Ph.D., M.D.  – University of Massachusetts (sponsor: Brehm Center)
“ER Stress Signaling in Pancreatic Beta Cells”

January 2007
Hertzel Gerstein, M.D. – McMaster University (sponsor: MDRTC)
“Preventing Macrovascular Complications in Diabetes”

November 2006
Max Pietropaolo, M.D. – University of Michigan (sponsor: AMDCC)
“Promiscuous Gene Activation (PGA) Tour in Type 1 Diabetes”

October 2006

MMOC Symposium:
Christopher Wm. W. Beecher, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
“Metabolomics Techniques and Opportunities”

Deborah M. Muoio, Ph.D. – Duke University
“Lipid-Induced Mitochondrial Stress and Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle”

Jiandie Lin, Ph.D – University of Michigan
“Decoding Transcriptional Circuitry in the Regulation of Lipid Metabolism”

Mary-Elizabeth Patti, M.D. – Harvard University
“Genomic Analysis of Insulin Resistance”

Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D.  – University of Michigan
“Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Leptin Action”

Leslie Kozak, Ph.D. – Pennington Biomedical Research Center
“Development of an Epigenetic Model for Diet-Induced Obesity”

Shelia Gahagan, M.D.  – University of Michigan
“Environmental Risks for Becoming Obese During Childhood”

September 2006
Peter Dempsey, Ph.D.  – University of Michigan (sponsor: Brehm Center)
“Metalloproteinase Activity and Beta Cell Function”