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February 2018

Anna C. Sundborger, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

February 7 @ 12:00 pm

Programmed cell death machineries dissected by cryo-electron microscopy Loss of membrane remodeling BAR protein endophilin B1 is seen in many different forms of cancer and is highly correlated with dysregulation in the pathways that control cell fate, specifically autophagy and apoptosis. Knockout of endophilin B1 leads to mislocalization of dynamin 2, impaired Golgi fission and inhibition of autophagy. Endophilin B1 also promotes oligomerization of pro-apoptotic protein Bax at mitochondrial outer membranes (MOM), and as such plays a critical role in…

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Winterfest Celebration

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cascade Hills Country Club, 3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Please, join us on Thursday, February 22, for an evening of culinary delights, delectable wine and cocktails, and a chance to bid on amazing silent and live auction packages, all for an incredible cause — supporting Van Andel Institute’s life-changing Parkinson’s disease research.   Registration     Sponsorship Click to enlarge. Preusser Jewelers has kindly donated a ladies 14KT white gold pendant featuring a vibrant deep red square ruby, which is just over 1 ½ carats. The ruby is surrounded by a…

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March 2018

Grand Rapids Griffins – Purple Community Night

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton W
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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The Grand Rapids Griffins host the sixth annual Purple Community game to benefit Van Andel Institute (VAI) on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at Van Andel Arena!

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Art of Fashion & Research

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neiman Marcus at Somerset Collection, 2705 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy,MI 48084United States
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Join Van Andel Institute and Neiman Marcus for an exclusive opportunity to view a spring fashion show and luncheon to benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. Tickets and sponsorship information coming soon!  11:00 am – 12:00 pm Champagne Reception 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Seated Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Remarks Welcome by Renee Janovsky, Neiman Marcus Vice President/General Manager Van Andel Institute Overview and Impact by Carol Van Andel 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Fashion Show Comments by…

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Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

March 7 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 2101/2102 VARI Host: Viviane Labrie, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Heidi McBride, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

March 21 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Heidi McBride, Ph.D. McGill University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Stavros Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

March 28 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Stavros Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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April 2018

Laura Volpicelli-Daley, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

April 18 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Laura Volpicelli-Daley, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

April 25 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D. Purdue University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Xiaohong Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K

April 28 @ 8:00 am
Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Join us for the fourth annual Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K on Saturday, April 28, 2018! 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer, Parkinson’s and other disease research at Van Andel Institute.

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