Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Fact Stranger than Fiction: Adventures in the Genomics of Inflammation
The Rudi Schmid Lecture
Session moderated by Bob Wachter
Understanding how the complex interplay between genes and environment may lead to autoimmune disorders has contributed to the development of novel therapeutics for these illnesses. Much of this research has used genetic and genomic strategies to study patients with relatively rare inherited disorders of inflammation, such as those seen at the NIH’s Clinical Center. In our yearly Rudi Schmid Lecture, NIH Distinguished Investigator Dan Kastner, MD, PhD, will describe his work on the genetic investigations of autoimmune disease.
The Schmid Lecture is held in honor of Rudi Schmid, MD, PhD. Born in Switzerland, Rudi received his MD degree from the University of Zurich in 1947. After an internship at UCSF and residency at the University of Minnesota, he became a faculty member at the NIH, Harvard, and the University of Chicago before joining our UCSF faculty in 1966 as professor and chief of gastroenterology. Under his leadership, our GI division became one of the country’s leading research, educational and clinical gastroenterology and hepatology units. As dean of the UCSF School of Medicine from 1983-89, he fostered the continued growth of both basic and clinical sciences. He served as president of several professional organizations, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and received many national and international awards in recognition of outstanding achievements throughout his career.
Dan Kastner, MD, PhD obtained his AB from Princeton University and a PhD and MD from Baylor College of Medicine. After internal medicine residency and chief residency at Baylor, Dan moved to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1985, where he is an NIH distinguished investigator, chief of the Inflammatory Disease Section, and scientific director emeritus of the Division of Intramural Research of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Dan has won numerous national and international awards including election to the National Academy of Sciences and to the National Academy of Medicine, and the Thomas Waldmann Award for Excellence in Human Immunology.
This Grand Rounds will be hybrid, with both in-person and Zoom options.
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Nursing Building, N-217
Accessible from 521 Parnassus Avenue
Lunch will be provided
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The session will be recorded for later play on our YouTube channel.