Drs. Langlais, Laukaitis Offer Grand Finale to Two Years of DOM Research Seminars

Drs. Paul Langlais and Christina Laukaitis flanked by photos from their DOM Research Seminar talks

Drs. Paul Langlais and Christina LaukaitisTwo presentations on Thursday, June 14, by the University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Paul Langlais, PhD, and Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, capped the 2017-18 academic year lectures for the DOM Research Seminar Series.

Cover image of photo gallery for DOM Research Seminar featuring Drs. Paul Langlais and Christina LaukaitisClick on the image at left or the link below to view a photo gallery from the seminar.

Dr. Langlais—associate professor of medicine, UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, director, Proteomics Lab, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and member, UA Health Sciences Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism—spoke on “Redefining the Effect of Insulin on Microtubules Thanks to Microtubule-Associated Proteins.”

Dr. Laikitis—associate professor, divisions of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine; assistant professor, Cancer Biology - Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP), Genetics - GIDP and Nutritional Sciences; director, Division of Genetic Consultation and Counseling, UAHS Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine; director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program, Department of Pathology; medical education director, Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, UA Cancer Center; and member, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center at the UA College of Pharmacy and the UA Center on Aging—spoke on “The hEDS GENE Study: A Major Gene-Finding Effort for Hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.”

All Speakers for 2017-18 Series

For links to the full list of topics, speakers, archived video and photo galleries for the 2017-18 DOM Research Seminar Series, click this link: http://deptmedicine.arizona.edu/research/department-medicine-research-seminar-series 

Drs. Langlais’ and Laukaitis’ talks were the final addresses of 14 speakers at 10 seminars held in the past academic year. In all, there have been 32 speakers spread over 20 seminars, including three guest speakers. The lecture series began in September 2016 as a way to showcase the innovative research of junior and senior investigators at the Department of Medicine in developing unique therapies for a range of ailments and diseases and advancing the work toward cures for some of humankind’s most debilitating health afflictions. In 2018-19, the seminar series will be rolled into the schedule for the Medicine Grand Rounds, which occur every Wednesday between August and June.

Contact Karena Nespoli, administrative associate, Office of the Chair, Department of Medicine, (520) 626-6349 or knespoli@deptofmed.arizona.edu to reserve a slot to speak at the Medicine Grand Rounds.

For the video archive of all Medicine Grand Rounds, click here: https://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/categories/?id=10

Release Date: 
06/21/2018 - 12:00pm