Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM)
TRAM Presents

TRAM Year 4 – Schedule of Events 2014/2015

9/26/14  2-4p (Lane Bldg. L154)
TRAM Opening Reception and New Projects Overviews

10/24/14  2-4p (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman Bldg.)
Brian Kobilka MD
TRAM Seminar – Personal Perspectives Series:
Helen Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012
"Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal perspective"

12/05/14  3-4:30p, (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman bldg.)
Andrew I. Shafer MD
TRAM Seminar:
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology Weill Cornell Medical College
"Is there a cure for the vanishing physician scientist syndrome?"

12/18/14  2-4p (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman bldg.)
Irving Weissman MD
TRAM Seminar – Personal Perspectives Series:
Virginia & DK Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research
Professor of Developmental Biology &, by courtesy, of Biology
Director, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal perspective"

1/23/15  2-4p (Clark Center Auditorium)
Thomas C. Südhof MD
TRAM Seminar – Personal Perspectives Series:
Avram Goldstein Professor of Medicine & Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2013
"Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal perspective"

2/20/15  2-4p (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman bldg.)
Cellular Therapy Workshop:

Kevin Sheehan PhD - Director, Stanford Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Laboratory

Maria Grazia Roncarolo MD – Professor of Translational and Regenerative Medicine & of Pediatrics, Stanford

3/20/15   2-3p (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman bldg.)
Abby C. King PhD
TRAM Seminar:
Professor of Health Research & Policy and Medicine
Director, Healthy Aging Research & Technology Solutions laboratory, SPRC
Past President, the Society of Behavioral Medicine
“Building Effective Community Partnerships for Clinical/Translational Research”

4/15/15   2-3:30p (Munzer Auditorium – Beckman bldg.)
Stanley N. Cohen MD
TRAM Seminar – Personal Perspectives Series:
Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in the School of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Genetics and of Medicine
"Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal perspective"

5/14/15    9a-4p (Paul Berg Auditorium: Li Ka Shing Building)
Annual TRAM Research Retreat Symposium    


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TRAM Events Video Archive:





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                PAUL BERG's LECTURE 03/07/2014

Paul Berg PhD: Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry; Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1980

"Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal  perspective"

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2013/2014 TRAM Events Calendar


  • September 25, 2013 - TRAM Opening Reception (2-4pm)  Clark S361
  • October 9, 2013:    

    John P. Cooke MD, PhD, Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration and Chair, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences (HMRI)

    “Therapeutic transdifferentiation:  the next stage in the evolution of  cellular therapy?  (11-12pm)  MUNZER AUDITORIUM
  • November 8, 2013

    Hugues de Thé MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology; University Paris Diderot; Director INSERM/CNRS U944

     "Molecular basis for APL cure by the retinoic acid/arsenic combination) (12-1pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM
  • November 13, 2013

    Robert Tibshirani PhD, Professor (Health Research and Policy, and Statistics)

    Benjamin Goldstein PhD, Senior Biostatistician (Quantitative Sciences Unit)

    Nigam Shah PhD, MBBS: Assistant Professor, Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research)

    Narasimhan Balasubramanian PhD: Director (Data Coordinating Center),

     "Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium)–(12-2pm) CLARK S360
  • December 12, 2013:    

    Phil Pizzo MD: Former Dean, David and Susan Heckerman Professor, Stanford

     "Careers and leadership in academic medicine: a personal  perspective" (4-6pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM
  • January 8, 2014:

    Jeffrey Bluestone PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Professor (Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology&Immunology); UCSF

    "Cell based immune therapy in the treatment of autoimmunity and organ transplant rejection." (3:30-4:30pm) MUNZER (BECKMAN) AUDITORIUM
  • February 12, 2014:

    Daria Mochly-Rosen PhD: George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine; Professor - Chemical and Systems Biology; Director of SPARK - Stanford School of Medicine

    "Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal  perspective"

    (11:30-12:30pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM 
  • March 4, 2014:

    Paul Berg PhD: Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry; Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1980

    "Careers and research in academic medicine: a personal  perspective" (2-3pm) Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center
  • March 6, 2014:

    Vishva Dixit MD: Vice President, Physiological Chemistry, Genentech

    "Ubiquitin signaling in Cancer Pathogenesis"  (3:00-4:00pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM
  • March 19, 2014:

    Vern Norviel JD, Patent & Innovation Lawyer: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Pamela Sherwood PhD, Senior Patent Agent, Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

    Kirsten Leute, Senior Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford "Intellectual Property and Patents Symposium"

    (1:00-3:00pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM

  • April 3, 2014:

    John Sninsky PhD, Vice President of Discovery Research at Celera

    (3:30-4:30pm) CLARK AUDITORIUM

  • May 16, 2014 - TRAM Research Symposium (Retreat) 9am-4pm 

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Past Seminars and Events:

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Resources for Stanford Investigators.
Bikul Das, MD PhD and Phil Grant (SYMPOSIUM)
“Stem Cells as a Niche for Microbial Resistance and  Persistence”  
 Edgar Engleman, MD

 Professor, Medicine & Pathology

"Reprogramming Dendriting Cells for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer"



Molecular Imaging Technologies and Resources for Translational Research



When and how to commercialize your work: the interface between academics and industry.


Hong Wu, MD, PhD

Professor, UCLA

Director, Translational Institute for Moelecular Medicine (IMED), UCLA


William Sellers, MD

Vice President & Global Head of Oncology

Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research

Cambridge, MA; Emeryville, CA, and Basel, Switzerland

"The Genetic Basis for Cancer Therapeutics"




Alice Fan MD, Director of Stanford FireFly, Instructor (Medicine – Oncology)

"Development of Nano-Immuno Assay to define diagnostic signatures and biomarkers of therapeutic activity in cancer".


Peter Jackson, Director (Cell Regulation), Genentech

“New Targets for Cancer Chemotherapy: the Chk1 Checkpoint Kinase and p97/VCP ER Stress Associated ATPase”


Guowei Fang, Senior Scientist, Genentech

“Therapeutic Approaches to RAS-Driven Tumors”


Marc Hellerstein, Professor, UC Berkeley

“PROTEOME DYNAMICS: A New Technique for Biomarker and Target Discovery and Personalized Medicine”


Gary Peltz, Professor, Stanford University

"Computational Genetics and Translational Discovery"


Dean Felsher, MD, PhD 

Director, TRAM Program

Professor, Medicine (Oncology) and Pathology

"Funding Your Research: From Fellow to Faculty"


George Daley, MD, PhD

Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Harvard University

"Stem cells in disease and development"

Robert Harrington MD  
Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford 
“Translating science in academic medical centers: challenges and opportunities”. 

Ron Levy MD 
Professor and Chief, Division of Oncology, Stanford 
“Translational Clinical Research needs a Laboratory Component, Either on the front end, the back end or both" 

Jeffrey Settleman PhD 
 Senior Director, Discovery Oncology, Genentech  
“The Many Flavors of Resistance to Anti-Cancer Drugs". 



Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) program fosters education by offering a monthly seminar series and a research retreat. Our seminars include grant recipients funded through TRAM, as well as invited speakers who are recognized leaders in translational research and applied medicine. The sessions are open to all members of the campus community.

TRAM 2012 Retreat

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