Working Group Meeting – Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014; 4:00-5:00pm, BSi Conference Room, Rangos 271

Speaker – Andrew Wong, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Topic – An Engineered Microvessel Platform for Live-cell Imaging of Metastasis and Studying Drug Delivery across the Blood Brain Barrier.

Working Group Meeting – Tuesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014; 3:00-4:00pm, West Lecture Hall, Wood Basic Science Building

Speaker – Dr. Harold Selnick, Merck

Topic – “P-gp Matters”

Upcoming Conferences on the Blood Brain Barrier

Upcoming Conferences:

Beating the Blood-Brain & Other Blood Barriers
Lisbon, Portugal
February 6 – 8, 2013

Barriers of the CNS
Barcelo, Lanzarote, Spain
February 10 – February 13, 2013

The 10th international conference on Cerebral Vascular Biology – CVB 2013
Montréal, Canada
June 18 – 21, 2013

19th Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting
March 21-23, 2013
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA


Past Conferences:

3rd Cold Spring Harbor Conference on the Blood Brain Barrier
December 5 – 8, 2012
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Abstract Deadline: September 21, 2012

15th International Symposium Signal Transduction in the Blood-Brain Barriers
Potsdam-Sanssouci, near Berlin, Germany
September 13 – 16, 2012

Gordon Research Conference
Bridging Barriers to Treat CNS Disease
June 17-22, 2012
Colby-Sawyer College,
New London, NH

Working Group Meeting 5/1/2012

Speaker: Rich Leigh
Title: “Gadolinium Based MR Imaging to the Blood Brain Barrier”

Tuesday, May 1st, 4:00-5:00pm, BSi Conference Room, Rangos 271

Working Group Meeting 4/2/2012

Speaker: Larry Kleinberg
Title: Radiation and the Blood Brain Barrier:  Gaps in our knowledge, gaps in the barrier, gaps in patient care
Monday, April 2nd, 4:00-5:00pm, BSi Conference Room, Rangos 271

Dendrimer-drug therapy could help calm neuroinflammation

Chronic inflammation plays a role in neurodegenerative diseases, such as cerebral palsy. Branched, nanoscale polymer structures called dendrimers, when combined with drugs, could deliver therapies to quell inflammation, leading to functional improvements in neurodegenerative diseases. Via dendrimers, drugs could even be transported across the restrictive blood-brain barrier.

Johns Hopkins University Professor Kannan Rangaramanujan will present “Dendrimer-based nanotherapeutics for the treatment of neuroinflammation” on Monday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Talbot Library (Traylor 709) at the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. His presentation will be broadcast simultaneously to the Homewood campus in the Rome Room (Clark 110), as well as live webcast.

Read an abstract of Rangarmanujan’s talk.

Professor Rangaramanujan is a faculty member in the Center for Nanomedicine in the Department of Ophthalmology/Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He comes to Hopkins from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

This talk is part of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series. Future seminar topics may be found on the BME seminar calendar.

Working Group meeting 3/1/2012

Chairs: Jeff Rothstein, Peter Searson
Thursday, March 1st, 4:00-5:00 pm, BSi conference room, Rangos 271.

BBB Workshop 7/17/2011

Chair: Peter Searson
NEB 170 –  Homewood Campus