Computational Science Research Center
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245
(619) 594-3430

 

Training Program

Below you will find the schedule of the Bridges Summer 2011 Institute. For more information about the summer institute, please see the complete schedule of lectures and labs here.

 

Week One: June 20-25, 2011
Monday Lecture: Recording adult and neonatal heart cell contractility
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
Lab #1: Neonatal cardiocyte preparation and cell statistics
S.L: Cell Statistics by Esteban V.H.
Room: LS 316
Lab #2: Pipette, pH meter; balance
Room: LS 218
Tuesday Lecture: Recording adult and neonatal heart cell contractility
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Cell contractility
S.L: Contractility by David T.B.
Room: Microscopy room
  Lab #2: siRNA Transfection
S.L: Alex Chavez
Room: LS 316
Wednesday Lecture: Cardiovascular system; structure of the heart; excitation pathway; the EKG
Lecturer: Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Cell contractility
S.L: Contractility by David T.B.
Room: Microscopy room
  Lab #2: siRNA Transfection
S.L: Transfection by Alex Chavez
Room: LS 316
Thursday Lecture: Cardiovascular system; structure of the heart; excitation pathway; the EKG
Lecturer: Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Calcium measurement
S.L: Calcium Trans by David TB
Room: Microscopy room
  Lab #2: Analyze and graph contractility data using excel
Room: LS 218
Week Two: June 27-31, 2011
Monday Lecture: The heart as a pump; heart performance; blood pressure
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Prepare culture media
Room: LS 218
  Lab #2: Solution preparation; LB/carb plate preparation
Room: LS 316
Tuesday Lecture: The heart as a pump; heart performance; blood pressure
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Neonatal cardiocyte preparation and cell statistics;
S.L.: Cell Statistics by Esteban V.H.
Room: LS 316
  Lab #2: Pipette, pH meter; balance
Room: LS 218
Wednesday Lecture: The heart during exercise; heart disease: risk factors; diagnostic methods; therapies
Lecturer: Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Calcium measurements
S.L: Calcium Trans by David T.B.
Room: Microscopy room
  Lab #2: Analyze and graph contractility data using excel
Room: LS 218
Thursday Lecture: The heart during exercise; heart disease: risk factors; diagnostic methods; therapies
Lecturer: Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Prepare culture media
Room: LS 218
  Lab #2: Solution preparation LB/Carb plate preparation
Room: LS 316
Week Three: July 4-8, 2011
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Holiday
Wednesday Lecture: Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) (Roland)
Room: TBD
  Lab: Separating myocardial cells (myocytes, fibroblasts, etc.)
Room: TBD
Thursday Lecture: Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) (Roland)
Room: TBD
  Lab: Separating myocardial cells (myocytes, fibroblasts, etc.)
Room: TBD
Week Four: July 11-15, 2011
Monday Lecture: Cardiac muscle mechanics
Lecturer: Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Transform E. coli and plate
S.L: Transformation by William Menjivar
Room: LS 218
  Lab #2: Western Blot
S.L: Western Blot by Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS-218
Tuesday Lecture: Cardiac muscle mechanics
Lecturer: Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Transform E. coli and plate
S.L: Transformation by William Menjivar
Room: LS 218
  Lab #2: Western Blot
S.L: Western Blot by Myrna J. Martinez
Room: LS-218
Wednesday Lecture: Genome expression studies using microarrays
Lecturer: Genaro Hernandez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Overnight E.coli T-streaking
Room: LS 316
  Lab #2: Calcium data analysis
Room: LS 218
  Lab #3: Western Blot
Room: LS 218
Thursday Lecture: Genome expression studies using microarrays
Lecturer: Genaro Hernandez
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Overnight E.coli T-streaking
Room: LS 316
  Lab #2: Calcium data analysis
Room: LS 218
  Lab #3: Western Blot
Room: LS 218
Week Five: July 18-22, 2011
Monday Lecture: A quick introduction to computer modeling
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Pour agarose gel; Lyze E. coli; extract plasmid DNA
Room: LS 316
  Lab #2: Plasmid restriction digest
Room: LS 316
Tuesday Lecture: A quick introduction to computer modeling
Lecturer: David Torres Barba
Room: LS 218
  Lab #1: Pour agarose gel; Lyze E. coli; extract plasmid DNA
Room: LS 316
  Lab #2: Plasmid restriction digest
Room: LS 316
Wednesday Lecture: Principles of PCR and qPCR
Lecturer: Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo
Room: LS 218
  Lab: Analyze and graph contractility data using Matlab
Room: EBA 110
Thursday Lecture: Principles of PCR and qPCR
Lecturer: Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo
Room: LS 218
  Lab: Analyze and graph contractility data using Matlab
Room: EBA 110
Week Six: July 25-29, 2011
Monday Lecture: Stem cells, tissue regeneration, therapies
Lecturer: Dr. Ricardo Zayas
Room: TBD
  Lab: Cardiac cell differentiation, myosin-actin assembly
Room: TBD
Tuesday Lecture: Stem cells, tissue regeneration, therapies
Lecturer: Dr. Ricardo Zayas
Room: TBD
  Lab: Cardiac cell differentiation, myosin-actin assembly
Room: TBD
Wednesday Lecture: Medical training vs doctoral degree programs and their costs
Lecturer: Dr. Paul Paolini
Room: LS 218
  Lab: Q-PCR
Room: LS 316
Thursday Lecture: Medical training vs doctoral degree programs and their costs
Lecturer: Dr. Paul Paolini
Room: LS 218
  Lab: Q-PCR
Room: LS 316