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

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Requests for Letters of Intent

March 28, 2017 - The alliance is currently seeking letters of intent for the following funding opportunities:

  • Collaborative Research Development Grants ($900,000) provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
  • Liz Tilberis Early Career Awards ($450,000) are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists and Ph.D. scientists.
  • Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award ($75,000) funds post-doctoral trainees working in ovarian cancer research groups or those currently enrolled in a fellowship program.

To learn more on Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance website. Letters of intent are due April 28, 2017.

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

March 30, 2017 - This international award honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply. The winner receives prize money of $25,000 and publication of an essay by the winner about his/her research in Science. Learn more about the award and how to apply on the Eppendorf website. The application deadline is June 15, 2017

BCM Interim Funding Program – Fiscal Year 2018

March 1, 2017 - This program provides short-term relief funding up to $100,000 for established laboratories that have experienced a lapse in federal funding. The program provides awards for up to twelve months duration.Learn more and apply on the ICTR website. The deadline to apply for awards beginning FY18 is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST.

BCM Bridge to Independence Program – Fiscal Year 2018

March 1, 2017 - This program provides bridge funding of up to $100,000 for junior faculty members who have spent down their seed but not yet obtained independent funding. Learn more and apply on the ICTR website. The deadline to apply for awards beginning FY18 is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST.

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News/Events/Deadlines

June 26, 2017
Stan Stepkowski, DVM, PhD, DSc-The role of IL-21, CD40, and Resp18 in chronic allograft rejection (6/26/2017)
Start Date: 6/26/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 6/26/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Stanislaw Stepkowski, DVM, PhD, DSc Professor Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department of Surgery University of Toledo Medical College Lecture information and location: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/stan-stepkowski Lunch provided Houston Methodist Research Institute John F. Bookout Auditorium R2-306 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org.hmrievents
June 27, 2017
CAGT Seminar Series - Work in Progress (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 10:00 AM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N315

CAGT Seminar Series - Work in Progress
June 27, 2017
The Wylie W. Vale, Jr., Ph.D. Honorary Lecture 2017 (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 4:00 PM
The Wylie W. Vale, Jr., Ph.D. Honorary Lecture 2017 "Redesigning Physiology: Can Exercise Mimetics Replace Exercise?" Presented by Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D. Professor and Director Gene Expression Laboratory Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator March of Dimes Chair in Developmental and Molecular Biology Salk Institute for Biological Studies Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00p Kleberg Auditorium DeBakey Building - Main Campus BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
June 27, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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June 27, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
June 29, 2017
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (6/29/2017)
Start Date: 6/29/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 6/29/2017 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "Reprogramming of skeletal muscle stem cells by undernutrition during the postnatal period" Speaker: Marta Fiorotto, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, BCM Location: CNRC, 1100 Bates, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
June 30, 2017
The Center for Human Immunobiology Seminar Series (6/30/2017)
Start Date: 6/30/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 6/30/2017 End Time: 4:30 PM
The Center for Human Immunobiology Scientific Seminars are held every Friday from 3:30 - 4:30PM in the Feigin Center (Texas Children’s Hospital Building, 1st or 14th floor). The speakers and audience are a mix of local, regional, national and international clinicians, researchers, and statisticians, ranging from graduate students to senior faculty. We seek to cover basic and translational research topics related to hematology and immunology, including but not limited to infectious diseases, cancers, autoimmunity, immune deficiency, treatment approaches and systems biology. An announcement of the lecture is distributed throughout the Feigin Center, and anyone that has a love for science is welcomed.
July 4, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/4/2017)
Start Date: 7/4/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/4/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.

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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 4, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/4/2017)
Start Date: 7/4/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/4/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 7, 2017
DNA Damage and Repair Symposium Honoring Sankar Mitra, PhD (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
This is a symposium celebrating the scientific career of Professor Sankar Mitra, PhD on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This one day symposium on DNA damage and repair research, organized in honor of Dr. Mitra’s distinguished contribution to biomedical science, will feature notable guest speakers specialized in the field from all over the US. For agenda and list of speaker's: events.houstonmethodist.org/Sankar-Mitra-80 Houston Methodist Research Institute John F. Bookout Auditorium R2-306 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
July 7, 2017
DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Vivek Rajasekharan (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 10:00 AM

 

Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

 

Vivek Rajasekharan, Ph.D. Candidate

 

"Membrane-Cytoskeleton Bonds Rupture in a Catch-Slip Manner"

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

187A

9:00 a.m.

 

Advisor: Fred Pereira, Ph.D.

July 7, 2017
DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Christopher Foley (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 11:00 AM
  Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

 

Christopher Foley

Ph.D. Candidate

 

"p160 Steroid Receptor Coactivators and GATA-2: Targeting AR Transcriptional Coactivators to Inhibit Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer"

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

M112

10:00 a.m.

 

Advisor: Nicholas Mitsiades, M.D., Ph.D.

July 8, 2017
TMC First Year Fellows GI Endoscopy Course (7/8/2017)
Start Date: 7/8/2017 Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Date: 7/8/2017 End Time: 12:00 PM
Didactic in basic endoscopy for regional first year GI fellows
July 10, 2017
Cancer Biology Program Meeting (7/10/2017)
Start Date: 7/10/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 7/10/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Cancer Biology Program of the Duncan Cancer Center, featuring a variety of cancer researchers both within Baylor and from other institutions. Meetings are in Cullen 301A.
July 11, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/11/2017)
Start Date: 7/11/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/11/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 11, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/11/2017)
Start Date: 7/11/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/11/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 14, 2017
CPEH Seminar (7/14/2017)
Start Date: 7/14/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 7/14/2017 End Time: 4:00 PM
The Center for Precision Environmental Health (CPEH) is hosting Dr. Elisabeth Martinez from UT Southwestern Medical Center for a seminar titled, "Targeting epigenetic susceptibilities in cancer and chemoresistance." Location: BCM Alkek Building (1 Baylor Plaza) - N1318.
July 18, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/18/2017)
Start Date: 7/18/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/18/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.

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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 18, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/18/2017)
Start Date: 7/18/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/18/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 25, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/25/2017)
Start Date: 7/25/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/25/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 25, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/25/2017)
Start Date: 7/25/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/25/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.

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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
September 5, 2017
Molecular & Human Genetics Seminar Series (9/5/2017)
Start Date: 9/5/2017 Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 9/5/2017 End Time: 1:30 PM

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

Seminar Series
September 7, 2017
Profiles in Professionalism Speaker: Dr. Tait Shanafelt (9/7/2017)
Start Date: 9/7/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/7/2017 End Time: 5:30 PM
Profiles in Professionalism Speaker: Dr. Tait Shanafelt
September 12, 2017
Molecular & Human Genetics Seminar Series (9/12/2017)
Start Date: 9/12/2017 Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 9/12/2017 End Time: 1:30 PM

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

Seminar Series
September 14, 2017
TMC DDC GI Research Forum (9/14/2017)
Start Date: 9/14/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/14/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

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

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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