Seminars, Lectures, Grand Rounds, and Events

RITMS organizes and co-sponsors translational and clinical research seminars, workshops and meetings and disseminate information to its members and partner institutions, directly through emails and our website.  For upcoming please see either the calendar or news section on the homepage.  For more information about past sponsored events.

RITMS Visiting Professor Lecture Series


Date/Time Speaker Title
April 30, 2024
12 – 1 pm
Ricardo Rajsbaum, PhD, MS
Associate Professor and Director
Center for Virus-Host-Innate Immunity (CVHII)
Department of Medicine
Center for Immunity and Inflammation
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
“Highly Pathogenic Viruses and Their Interactions
with the Host Ubiquitin System”
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April 29, 2024
1-2 pm
Daniel Burbano-Lombana, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“The Engineering Potential of Fish Research: Swimming Upstream to New Solutions”
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March 4, 2024 Jun Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers
“Antiviral Drug Discovery and Pharmacology”
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February 26, 2024 Tuoqi Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Transcriptional Regulation of Long-term T Cell Immunity.”

Hybrid: Child Health Institute, Room 3209 or Zoom
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February 16, 2024 Philip Demokritou, PhD
Director, Nanoscience and Advance Materials Center (NAMC) Henry Rutgers Chair and Professor, School of Public Health, RBHS Chair, Division of Environmental and Population Health Biosciences Environmental Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)

“FROM PLASTICS TO MICRO-NAOPLASTICS: Potential Environmental Health Implications”

Hybrid: Child Health Institute, Room 3101 or Zoom
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Date/Time Speaker Title
November 7, 2023 Kenneth Adler, PhD
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

“FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE: Studies with MARCKS Protein”

Join on Zoom in person at Child Health Institute, Room 3101
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October 30, 2023
1 pm
Mark C. Siracusa, PhD
Associate Professor, Chancellor Scholar Director, Research Support Core Department of Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

“The Effects of Parasitic Helminth Infection on the Central Nervous System.”

Conference Room 3209, CHINJ


NJ ACTS Annual Retreat

Showcases NJACTS accomplishments and progress-to-date, foster trainee presentations, celebrate translational research results, to identify new programmatic initiatives and increase collaborations among NJACTS faculty and partners. Faculty, industry representatives, community affiliates, trainees and scholars are invited.

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View Slides from the NJ ACTS 2021 Retreat


Past Sponsored Events

Examples of past sponsored events:

“Industry Trends in Devised and Digital Health Geared towards Personliazed Medicine,” Adrienne Lovink, PhD, April 24, 2017, BME 122, sponsored by the Precision and Personalized Medicine Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

 “New Technologies in Cancer Research,” April 6, 2017, 8:55- 5:30, Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Big Data, Small Data, and the Implications for Human Subjects Research,” presented by OHRP staff at a Research Community Forum at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ on April 4-5, 2017. The workshop will examine several important issues that arise from the use of big data. Research with large datasets to reveal patterns and associations, along with the development of personalized medicine that these analyses have allowed, present legal, regulatory, and ethical implications for researchers and participants.

“Scholarship, Research and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion: Current Findings and Emerging Issues,” Juan Gonzalez, PhD, March 31, 2017. New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

“Leveraging Advanced Technologies to Investigator the Clinical Impact of the Human and Mammalian Microbiomes,” George Weinstock, PhD, March 29, 2017 CIPR 120, sponsored by the Precision and Personalized Medicine Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

“Of Mice and Men(in) and What I Learned from Both,” Steven Libutti, MD, March 24, 2017, keynote at the Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association (JMBGSA) Research Symposium, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Life Science Bldg Atrium, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

“Just Research in an Unjust World”, a Lecture by Dr. Francis Barchi, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Rutgers School of Nursing, Ackerson Hall, Room 101, 180 University Ave, Newark, NJ.