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Cedars-Sinai holds first Research Day

Cedars-Sinai's first-ever Research Day, chaired by Drs. Ken Bernstein and Helen Goodridge, started with a standing-room only presentation by Stanford microbiologist Mark M. Davis, Ph.D., in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Cedars-Sinai’s first-ever Research Day, chaired by Drs. Ken Bernstein and Helen Goodridge started with a standing-room only presentation by Stanford microbiologist Mark M. Davis, Ph.D., in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

An award-winning professor on microbiology and immunology at Stanford University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Davis’ presentation was titled “Macro- and Micro-Immunology: Adventures with Lymphocytes.” Davis studies how T and B lymphocytes recognize specific antigens. This includes the structural and biochemical underpinnings of T cell receptor binding and signal transduction, as well as the overall dynamics of molecular movement at the T cell/antigen-presenting cell interface.

Thereafter, participants flooded the Educational Conference Center to view and vote on more than 100 posters showcasing the work of Cedars-Sinai researchers.
The winner of the first Cedars-Sinai Research Day poster prize identified ocular pathology specific to Alzheimer’s disease in transgenic mouse models of the disease, and was authored by Yosef Koronyo, Department of Neurosurgery and Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute; Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery; Alexander V. Ljubimov, Ph.D., Ophthalmology Research Laboratories; MinHee K. Ko, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery; Keith L. Black, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery and Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute; Michal Schwartz, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery; and Daniel L. Farkas, Ph.D., Minimally Invasive Surgical Technologies Institute.
The day was a resoundingly successful celebration of Cedars-Sinai creative scholarly achievement by hundreds of graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, fellows, scientists and physicians.

Research Day 2010

More than 100 posters showcasing research activities at Cedars-Sinai were on display.

Research Day 2010

Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Medical Faculty, introduced the keynote speaker.