Mar
15
Fri
Test 1
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Apr
16
Tue
Women in Cancer Research Mini Seminar Series: Stavroula Sofou @ Shaffer Hall 101
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Women in Cancer Research Mini Seminar Series: Stavroula Sofou @ Shaffer Hall 101

Meet Hopkins engineer and INBT researcher Stavroula Sofou tomorrow at our next Women in Cancer Research seminar. You will want to learn about, “impenetrable Tumors and Untargetable Cancers: Engineering Nanocarrier Surfaces to do the (Apparently) Impossible.”

May
3
Fri
13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium @ Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, Glass Pavilion and Arellano Theater
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium @ Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, Glass Pavilion and Arellano Theater

The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium is our signature event to showcase and celebrate the latest discoveries in nanoscience from our multidisciplinary researcher teams. It brings students and top scholars from Hopkins, other institutions, and industry together to network, share knowledge and ideas, and foster new collaborations.

The theme for the 2019 Nano-Bio Symposium is Translation of Nano & Bio Research.

Jun
13
Thu
Summer Seminar Series – Gregory Carr @ Shaffer Hall 300, JHU Homewood Campus
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Summer Seminar Series - Gregory Carr @ Shaffer Hall 300, JHU Homewood Campus

Cognitive impairment is a core feature of many psychiatric and neurological disorders. Currently available therapies do not significantly improve cognitive impairment. Dopaminergic neurotransmission in the prefrontal cortex is important for the regulation of cognitive function and therapeutic interventions that modulate dopaminergic function in the cortex could improve cognition. The enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is a key regulator of dopaminergic tone in the cortex and hippocampus and individual variability in COMT function is associated with differences in cognitive function. Tolcapone, a COMT inhibitor, has been approved as a treatment for the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but it has multiple features that prevent its widespread use as a cognitive enhancer including poor pharmacokinetics (PK) that require 3X/day dosing in patients and a black box warning for potentially fatal liver toxicity. Carr’s team developed non-nitrocatechol, COMT inhibitors with improved PK and safety profiles compared to tolcapone. They will describe multiple novel compounds with promising preclinical in vivo profiles that may be suitable for clinical trials testing their cognitive enhancement capabilities.

The Summer Seminar Series is co-sponsored by INBT and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Center.