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A New Paradigm for Cancer Therapy: Exploiting the Proton-Coupled Folate Transporter for Targeted Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors
May 29 2015 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Larry Matherly, Ph.D., director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program, and professor of Oncology and of Pharmacology. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology.
Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research
June 8 2015
87 East Ferry St., Detroit Mi 48202
Hosted by Institute of Gerontology Wayne State University June 8-102015 Application Deadline: April 10, 2015PROGRAM FACULTY: Louis A. Penner and Hector GonzálezPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS:James S. Jackson, University of Michigan, Institute for Social ResearchPeter A. Lichtenberg, Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: Identify and train early stage career scientists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research. Improve the quality and quantity of research conducted with older African Americans. ELIGIBILITY: PhD, MD or equivalent degree, PhD candidates and advanced doctoral program graduate students. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. STIPENDS: Up to 12 stipends will be awarded to those chosen to attend the 2015 Summer Training Workshop to help defray travel and hotel expenses. Awardees will be notified two weeks after the application deadline.HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in being considered for this workshop, please apply by providing electronic copies of the following materials: A letter concisely describing your research plans with details about your current level of preparation for a research career. Please describe how participation in this workshop would contribute to your research career (3 page limit). Current curriculum vitae. The name and phone number or email of a person who can comment on your research potential. One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g. dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper). EMAIL TO: Email your completed application as a PDF file toMs. Carol Talbott (WSU) and to Ms. Minti Henderson (U-M) by April 10, 2015. If you have questions, email Carol or Minti, or call (313) 664.2630. The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is funded by the National Institute on Aging
WSU Research Administrators Meeting - June 2015
June 11 2015 at 9:00 AM
Scott Hall
The Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a quarterly meeting for research administrators.  Meetings alternate between main campus and the School of Medicine. This meeting is a forum to discuss research administration current events, activities and other important topics that assist WSU grant managers across campus. In addition to grant managers, others involved in the grant administration process are invited to attend.
Advanced Instrumentation Summer Workshop with Dr. Guangzhao Mao and Dr. Peter Hoffman
July 7 2015 at 2:30 PM
Danto Engineering Development Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the Advanced Instrumentation Summer 2015 Workshop on July 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at 2564 Danto Engineering Develoment Center in the Engineering Building. The hosts will be Drs. Guangzhao Mao and Peter Hoffman. They will present, "Integrated Fluorescence and Atomic Force microscope for biophysics, biomaterials and nanomedicine studies." Combining optical and fluorescence imaging with force imaging and local force measurements at the nanoscale provides a powerful platform for a variety of cutting-edge areas of research. We have recently completed integration of a combined four-laser TIRF capable fluorescence microscope with a high resolution atomic force microscope (AFM), offering a variety of optical imaging modes (epifluorescence, TIRF, DIC and phase imaging) as well as force imaging, force mapping and local force measurements down to single molecule sensitivity. This unique combination is now available to researchers across Wayne State University. Examples of research enabled with this unique instrument includes imaging and measuring interactions of ligands or drug delivery particles with cell membranes, probing cell responses to mechanical interrogation or combing force sensing with advanced fluorescence techniques, such as FRET. Possible applications span areas of drug delivery and nanomedicine, single-molecule biophysics, cell mechanics, tissue engineering, nanoscale (bio-)materials and cancer biology. Please join us to learn more about the unique capabilities of this new core instrumentation and bring your ideas of how you may want to use this new facility! The lecture and tour is open to all students, faculty and staff. Registration is required to attend this event.
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