Lecture Series

To showcase research by the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, all Mellon Scholars have an opportunity to present at the Rangos Research Seminar Series or the Mellon Scholar Seminars.

There are six Rangos Research Seminars sponsored by the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research on an annual basis, occurring approximately every other month.

Mellon Scholar Seminars are informal presentations that occur monthly and feature two 30 minute presentations by Mellon Scholars. Presenters are asked to focus on their hypotheses, general concepts, and technologies used. Divisional and hospital leadership are invited to attend the presentations.

2019 Mellon Scholars Seminars

January 4, 2019
“Small RNAs and small kidneys” presented by Jacqueline Ho, MD
“Mechanisms of person identification in the anterior temporal lobe” presented by Taylor Abel, MD

February 7, 2019
“Genetic and molecular mechanisms of retroviral resistance” presented by Melissa Kane, PhD
“Impaired DNA damage repair in the kidney drives senescence and chronic kidney disease” presented by Rannar Airik, PhD

March 14, 2019
“The role of viral tropism in pathogenesis” presented by Anita McElroy, MD, PhD
“Role of macrophages in pancreatic diseases” presented by Xiangwei Xiao, MD

April 16, 2019
Presenters: Amery Treble-Barna, PhD and Craig Byersdorfer, MD, PhD