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

Funding Announcement for Short-Term High-Impact Research in Occupational Safety and Health

February 28, 2017 - The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (www.swcoeh.org) sponsors a Pilot/Small Projects Research Training Program to support new investigators and attract established investigators to the field of occupational health and safety, ultimately leading to new externally-funded research. Project Principal Investigators should be full-time faculty or doctoral students within Public Health Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas). Approximately $50,000 is available in the upcoming 2017-2018 fiscal year, ending on June 30, 2018, to fund up to 5 short-term, high impact research projects. The maximum amount awarded to a single project will be $10,000. Detailed information on the application procedures, deadline for applications, and application forms are available at the SWCOEH Pilot Project website. A Letter of intent is required by March 17, 2017.

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March 30, 2017
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "Central control of energy expenditure" Speaker: Heike Muenzberg-Gruening, PhD, Associate Professor, Leptin Signaling in the Brain, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University (host: Qi Wu, PhD) Location: CNRC, 1100 Bates, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
March 30, 2017
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar Series (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 11:30 AM
"Mechano-microbiology: Bacterial shape and pathogenesis" Presented by: Zemer Gitai, Ph.D. Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology Professor of Molecular Biology Princeton University LOCATION: 6431 Fannin, McGovern Medical School, Room 2.135 UTHealth McGovern Medical School HOST: Anne-Marie Krachler, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics UTHealth McGovern Medical School
March 30, 2017
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Seminar Series (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
"Regulation of Essential Cell Processes During Bacillus Development" JENNIFER HERMAN, PH.D. Assistant Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics Texas A&M University Thurs, March 30, 2017 12 Noon - Alkek N315 Host: Dr. David Bates
March 30, 2017
RNA Group presented by Westbrook Lab, 12:00, 201A (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Jitendra Meena from the Trey Westbrook Lab will present RNA Group seminar titled "Collateral damage in cancer: MYC confers oncogenic stress through accumulation of RNA catabolites" at 12:00 in room 201A on Thursday, March 30. Dr. Westbrook has generously agreed to provide lunch for the presentation.
March 30, 2017
Root Cause Analysis Workshop (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 2:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M307.03 (No divider)

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March 30, 2017
Texas Children’s Research Seminar 2017 (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Feigin Center, 1st floor, Conference Room A Speakers: M. Waleed Gaber, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Oncology Co-Director of the TCH Small Animal Imaging Facility Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital Preclinical Imaging of Radiation Effects in Animal Models Janice Zawaski, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Migration Post-Radiation
March 30, 2017
MHG Dissertation Defense - Angel Y. Lopez (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 2:00 PM
MHG Graduate Program Dissertation Defense Angel Y. Lopez "Ankyrin-G in Epilepsy-Mood Disorder Comorbidity" Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 p.m., Room 301A Advisor: Edward C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
March 30, 2017
The 4th Annual Martha & D. Gibson Walton Lectureship (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 3:00 PM
Honoree: Augustine M.K. Choi, MD Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College Provost, Medical Affairs of Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College For details and location information: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/4th-Annual-Gib-Walton-Lectureship Houston Methodist Research Institute John F. Bookout Auditorium R2-306 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
March 30, 2017
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Special Seminar (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 4:00 PM
“Manipulation of Interspecies Quorum Sensing Signaling in the Mouse Gut” KARINA XAVIER, PH.D. Principal Investigator Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia Portugal Thurs, March 30, 2017 3:00PM - Cullen 187A Hosts: Dr. Jennifer Auchtung & Buck Samuel
March 30, 2017
TMC DDC GI Research Forum (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

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

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March 30, 2017
BMB Seminar Series - Jeffrey Barrick, Ph.D. (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

VERNA AND MARRS MCLEAN
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Presents:

Jeffrey Barrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Austin

When Synthetic Biology Evolves: Genetic Codes and Failure Modes

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
4:00 PM
N315

Host:
Richard Sucgang, Ph.D.
rsucgang@bcm.edu

Reception
5:00 p.m.
350A

March 30, 2017
BMB Seminar Series - Jeffrey Barrick, Ph.D. (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

VERNA AND MARRS MCLEAN
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Presents:

Jeffrey Barrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Austin

When Synthetic Biology Evolves: Genetic Codes and Failure Modes

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
4:00 PM
N315

Host:
Richard Sucgang, Ph.D.
rsucgang@bcm.edu

Reception
5:00 p.m.
350A

March 30, 2017
Joint Immunology, BIC & MPB Seminar (3/30/2017)
Start Date: 3/30/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 3/30/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
Developing a novel therapeutic antibody for RA treatment Shiva Shahrara, PhD Associate Professor Division of Rheumatology Department of Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Thursday, March 30th, 2017 One Baylor Plaza, Cullen Bldg., Room 201A 4:00p.m.
March 31, 2017
Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Dissertation Defense (3/31/2017)
Start Date: 3/31/2017 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 3/31/2017 End Time: 11:00 AM
“A Genomics-Driven Approach to Understanding Mechanisms of Attenuation and Virulence in Francisella tularensis” LISA MATZ Molecular Virology & Microbiology Graduate Program Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00AM - Cullen 301A Mentor: Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D.
March 31, 2017
Neuroscience Department Seminar Series - Dr. Nicole Rust (UPenn) (3/31/2017)
Start Date: 3/31/2017 Start Time: 10:45 AM
End Date: 3/31/2017 End Time: 12:00 PM
Dear Neuroscience Department colleagues and invites guests, On Friday, March 31st, the Neuroscience Seminar Series will feature Nicole Rust, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rust’s seminar, Single-trial visual familiarity memory, is scheduled from 10:45 – 12 p.m. in N-315 auditorium (Alkek). Host Lab: Dora Angelaki, Ph.D. Seminar flier is attached. Nicole Rust received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from New York University, advised by Tony Movshon and Eero Simoncelli. She then trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Jim DiCarlo. In 2009, she became an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rust’s research program focuses on understanding the neural computations responsible for integrating the perceptual and cognitive components of objects and scenes, including flexibly searching for different sought objects as well as remembering whether an object or scene has been encountered before. To approach these problems, her lab combines behavioral and neural data collected as animals perform visual tasks with computational data analysis and modeling. The ultimate goal of her research is to determine accurate yet intuitive descriptions of what different areas of the brain do and how they do it. To achieve this, her lab often extends the types of rigorous, quantitative approaches that have long been the mainstay of research in low-level sensory processing to describe neural computation at higher stages.
March 31, 2017
"Understanding Atoh1 Phosphoregulation and Protein Interactions in Development" (3/31/2017)
Start Date: 3/31/2017 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/31/2017 End Time: 2:00 PM
Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Dissertation Defense - Room M112
Wei "Rose" Xie
Advisor:: Huda Zoghbi, M.D.
 
March 31, 2017
The Center for Human Immunobiology Seminar Series (3/31/2017)
Start Date: 3/31/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 3/31/2017 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.
April 3, 2017
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar (4/3/2017)
Start Date: 4/3/2017 Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 4/3/2017 End Time: 12:00 PM
Trust Your Gut: The Control of Growth, Patterning and Drug Response of the Intestinal Epithelium Speaker: Curtis Thorne, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Green Center for Systems Biology Department of Pharmacology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Location: 6431 Fannin Street MSB 2.103 Houston, TX 77030
April 3, 2017
UTHSC McGovern Medical School Pathology Weekly Grand Rounds/Seminars (4/3/2017)
Start Date: 4/3/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/3/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Dr. Amer Wahed "Evolution of the Clotting Pathway" and Dr. Suhair Al Salihi "Case Review" McGovern Medical School 6431 Fannin, MSB 2.024
April 4, 2017
CAGT seminar series: Dr. Kevin D’Amour from ViaCyte (4/4/2017)
Start Date: 4/4/2017 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 4/4/2017 End Time: 10:00 AM
CAGT seminar series: Dr. Kevin D’Amour from ViaCyte; seminar on Development of Stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes.
April 4, 2017
Molecular & Human Genetics Seminar Series (4/4/2017)
Start Date: 4/4/2017 Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 4/4/2017 End Time: 1:30 PM

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

Seminar Series
April 5, 2017
Andrew D. Wells, PhD - New Insights into the Transcriptional Archtecture of the IL2 Gene (4/5/2017)
Start Date: 4/5/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/5/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Andrew D. Wells, PhD Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Program Leader, Transplant Immunobiology, Institute for Immunology Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Co-Director, Center for Spatial and Functional Genomics The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia For lecture and location information: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/andrew-wells Houston Methodist Research Institute Boardroom R2-311 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
April 5, 2017
MCB Wednesday Seminar Series (4/5/2017)
Start Date: 4/5/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 4/5/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
MCB Wednesday Seminar Series
DeBakey M112
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 
Speaker: Malgorzata Borowiak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine
 
Title: "Uncovering of Pancreatic Transcriptional Blueprint for Directed Differentiation"
 
Host: Dr. Sophia Tsai
April 5, 2017
Pharmacology Seminar Series (4/5/2017)
Start Date: 4/5/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 4/5/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 201A

Title: "Stressing Out Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells" Speaker: Xi Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine Host: Jin Wang, Ph.D.
April 6, 2017
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (4/6/2017)
Start Date: 4/6/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 4/6/2017 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: Non-canonical Pathways of Signaling and Metabolic Regulation by Extracellular Vesicles from Bovine Milk Speaker: Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Location: CNRC, 1100 Bates Ave, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium

 

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