An Interview with Miguel A. Cruz, PhD

Dr. Cruz is an Associate Professor in Baylor's Department of Medicine, Thrombosis Division and has devoted his research efforts to developing a treatment for systemic inflammation. In this interview, VIICTR.org spoke with him about his research, the support he has received from the ICTR and what the Alkek Award has meant to his career.

Announcements

Call for Applications: The Nancy Chang, Ph.D. Award for Research Excellence

July 25, 2016 - This award funds Baylor College of Medicine full-time tenure-track investigators who have exceptional research projects. One to two awards of up to $45,000 in unrestricted funds will be awarded for the fiscal year July 1 2016-June 30 2017. For more information and to apply, go the the ICTR website. Direct inquiries to awards@bcm.edu. Application deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 5:00PM.

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News/Events/Deadlines

August 31, 2016
Current Topics in Computational Biomedicine: CIBR/SCBMB Journal Club (8/31/2016)
Start Date: 8/31/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/31/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Current Topics in Computational Biomedicine: CIBR/SCBMB Journal Club Host: Matt Baker Location: N315 Pizza & Drinks will be provided
August 31, 2016
CVRI Seminar (8/31/2016)
Start Date: 8/31/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/31/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 201A

CVRI Seminar
Speaker: TBA

August 31, 2016
CIBR Center Data Clinics (8/31/2016)
Start Date: 8/31/2016 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 8/31/2016 End Time: 2:00 PM
CIBR Center Data Clinics Location: N304
August 31, 2016
Pharmacology Seminar Series (8/31/2016)
Start Date: 8/31/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 8/31/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 201A

Title: "Regulation of K+ channels by intracellular nucleotides" Speaker: Ming Zhou, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine Host: Jin Wang, Ph.D.
September 1, 2016
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Research Seminar & The Donald J. Fernbach Lectureship Seminar Serie (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 9:00 AM
Speaker: Holly R. Hoefgen, MD Assistant Professor, UC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Co-Director, Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Resident Program Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati, OH Title of Talk: Building a Successful Pediatric Fertility Preservation Program The Cincinnati Children’s Experience Location: Feigin Center, 1st floor, conference room A (C.140.05) Host: Julie Brackett, MD Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This series is supported by Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
September 1, 2016
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "Neuroendocrinology of glucagon-like peptides in glucose homeostasis" Speaker: Xinfu Guan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, BCM Location: CNRC, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
September 1, 2016
Akash Kaushik Dissertation Defense (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM

Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Presents:

Dissertation Defense

Akash Kaushik
Graduate Student
Verna and Marrs McLean
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine

" Insights into Rewired Metabolism in Prostate Cancer " 

Thursday, September 1, 2016
12:00 PM
Room M423

Mentor:
Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D.
Arun.Sreekumar@bcm.edu

 

September 1, 2016
BMB Seminar Series for September 2016 (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 187A

BMB Seminar Series for September 2016
September 1, 2016
BMB Seminar Series - Maxence Nachury, Ph.D. (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Presents:

Maxence Nachury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford Medicine

"Exit of Signaling Receptors from Cilia: More Than One Way Out"
4:00 p.m.

Room: N315

Host: Theodore Wensel, Ph.D.

 

September 1, 2016
BMB Seminar Series - Maxence Nachury, Ph.D. (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Presents:

Maxence Nachury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford Medicine

"Exit of Signaling Receptors from Cilia: More Than One Way Out"
4:00 p.m.

Room: N315

Host: Theodore Wensel, Ph.D.

September 1, 2016
James T. Willerson, M.D., Cardiovascular Seminar (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, J. Fred Schoelkopf Chair in Cardiovascular Disease, presents "Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal" at the Texas Heart® Institute Denton A. Cooley Auditorium B1 Level (Green Elevators) 6770 Bertner Avenue - Houston, TX 77030
September 1, 2016
Seminars in Immunology Research & BIC (9/1/2016)
Start Date: 9/1/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2016 End Time: 5:30 PM

Weekly scientific seminars with speakers from the immunology community who will present new and unpublished work.

Location: Cullen Bldg., Room 201A, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

September 2, 2016
UTHealth Institute of Molecular Medicine Seminar Series (9/2/2016)
Start Date: 9/2/2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 9/2/2016 End Time: 12:00 PM
Atul Chopra, M.D., Ph.D. of Baylor College of Medicine presents "Asprosin, a new glucogenic and orexigenic hormone" The Beth Robertson Auditorium 1825 Pressler St., Room 104
September 2, 2016
Mitochondrial autophagy proteins Bnip3 and Nix help maintain memory B cell survival (9/2/2016)
Start Date: 9/2/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/2/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
IMBS Program Seminar - Room N315 Speaker: Srikanth Kodali Advisor: Jin Wang, Ph.D., Methodist Research Institute
September 6, 2016
MVM Dissertation Defense (9/6/2016)
Start Date: 9/6/2016 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 9/6/2016 End Time: 11:00 AM
MVM DISSERTATION DEFENSE Special Seminar “A Metabolomic Approach to Analyzing Mammalian Immune Systems during Anthrax Disease” CHINH NGUYEN Molecular Virology & Microbiology Graduate Program Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10AM - Cullen 201A Mentor: Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.
September 6, 2016
Duncan Cancer Center Grand Rounds (9/6/2016)
Start Date: 9/6/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/6/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Nicholas Turner, Ph.D. Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre Institute of Cancer Research, London UK The Duncan Cancer Center Grand Rounds feature high-profile speakers from outside of Baylor to engage cancer trainees, and foster collaborations within and between the Center’s programs as well as between scientists and clinicians. Alkek Building, Room N315
September 6, 2016
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Club Meeting (9/6/2016)
Start Date: 9/6/2016 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 9/6/2016 End Time: 6:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N311

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September 7, 2016
Victor H. Engelhard, PhD - Phosphopeptides presented by MHC class I molecules (9/7/2016)
Start Date: 9/7/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/7/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Phosphopeptides presented by MHC class I molecules: a new category of tumor associated antigens with immunotherapeutic potential Victor H Engelhard, PhD Director, Carter Immunology Center Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Beirne B. Carter Professor in Immunology University of Virginia School of Medicine For lecture abstract and more information: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/VictorHEngelhard Houston Methodist Research Institute Boardroom R2-311 Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
September 7, 2016
Pharmacology Seminar Series (9/7/2016)
Start Date: 9/7/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/7/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 201A

Title: "Effective Detection of Variations in Single Cell Transcriptome" Speaker: Chenghang (Chuck) Zong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine Host: Jin Wang, Ph.D.
September 8, 2016
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Research Seminar Series (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 9:00 AM
Baylor College of Medicine Speaker: Parth Mehta, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Director, International Center-Oncology Program Department of Pediatrics Section of Hematology-Oncology Baylor College of Medicine Presentation Title: TXCH Global HOPE: Where Are We Now? Location: Feigin Center, 1st floor conference room A (C.140.05) Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
September 8, 2016
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "The Magic of Mother’s Milk: The physiology, metabolic consequences and molecular mechanisms of human lactation" Speaker: Morey W Haymond, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, BCM Location: CNRC, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
September 8, 2016
BMB Seminar Series for September 2016 (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 187A

BMB Seminar Series for September 2016
September 8, 2016
TMC DDC GI Research Forum (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M112

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September 8, 2016
Houston Stem Cell Club Seminar - George Eisenhoffer Jr., Ph. D (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
Houston Stem Cell Club Seminar Apoptotic Cells Promote Stem Cell Proliferation and Epithelial Regeneration in Developing Zebrafish George Eisenhoffer Jr., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Dept. of Genetics UT MD Anderson Houston, TX Snacks and drinks will be served Thursday, September 8, 2016 4:00 pm TMC Boardroom 6th floor of TMC Commons 6550 Bertner, Houston, Texas 77030
September 8, 2016
Seminars in Immunology Research & BIC (9/8/2016)
Start Date: 9/8/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/8/2016 End Time: 5:30 PM

Weekly scientific seminars with speakers from the immunology community who will present new and unpublished work.

Location: Cullen Bldg., Room 201A, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

 

VIICTR Member Organizations
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Ben Taub Hospital
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Gulf Coast Consortia