The MD/PhD Program of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Topics in Molecular Medicine is a core course for MD/PhD students where different UTHSC-H and MDACC faculty present research seminars throughout the year. The seminar uses selected topics in molecular medicine as a vehicle to introduce students to basic ideas of biomedical research, to the skills involved in evaluating the research literature and presenting data, and to the interplay between the research laboratory and the problems of clinical medicine. Students are expected to conduct literature reviews, make oral presentations of research papers, and participate in the discussions of each topic. The seminar also provides students an important venue to meet potential dissertation advisors and program directors.

Current Schedule – Fall, 2014

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., BSRB S3.8371 (GSBS Large Classroom unless otherwise noted)

August 27  

Dr Amber Luong, MD/PhD, Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UTHSC

Student Introduction:  Kemly Philip-Pandya

September 3 and 10

Dr  Sunil Krishnan, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, MDACC

         Student Presenters:  Maureen Aliru and BK Kim

September 17 and 24

Dr  Ken Tsai, MD/PhD, Assistant Professor, Immunology and Dermatology, MDACC

         Student Presenters:  Charissa Kim and Natasha Kharas

October 1 – no class


October 8 – no class


October 15 and 22

Dr Candelaria Gomez-Manzano, MD, Associate Professor, Neuro-Oncology and Genetics, MDACC

         Student Presenters:  Jamie Wright and Sahily Reyes

October 29 – no class

November 5

Dr Harry Karmouty-Quintana, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biolog, UTHSC

Student Introduction:  Nick Parchim

November 12

Dr, Anirban Maitra, MBBS, Professor, Pathology, MDACC

         Student Introduction:  Deb Silverman 

November 19 and December 3

Dr, Jaeil Park, PhD, Assistant Professor, Experimental Radiation Oncology, MDACC

         Student Presenters:  Marisa Hornbaker and Sarah Glazer

November 26 – no class