Seminars

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

Thursdays at 4:00 P.M., Sanger Hall, Room 3-016 (except as noted)


January 21 Satish C. Rattan, D.V.M., Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Medicine
Title: Molecular Control Mechanisms for the Smooth Muscle Tone
(Host: Dr. S. Murthy Karnam)
January 28 Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., VCU, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: Lab on an implantable chip
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
February 4 Charles D. Nichols, Ph.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Title: Psychedelics, Serotonin, and DREADDed Fruit Flies
(Host: Dr. Javier Gonzalez-Maeso)
February 11 Seth J. Corey, M.D., M.P.H., VCU, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Title: A Gain of Clones: Stress Responses in Leukemogenesis
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
February 18 Jie Zheng, Ph.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology
Title: How capsaicin binds and activates nociceptor TRPV1
(Host: Dr. Lei Zhou)
February 25 Gerd Kobal, M.D., Ph.D., Altria
Title: Sensory Effect of Nicotine and Sensory Effects on Exposure to Cigarette Smoke
(Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall)
March 3 David Auble, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Title: Transcription Complex Assembly and Dynamics
(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)
WEDNESDAY
March 9
The Dean's Biomedical Research Seminar -  4:00-5:00 P.M. *** Note time!***

George F. Koob, Ph.D., NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Title: Neuroplasticity in the Brain Stress Systems in Addiction
(Host: Dr. William Dewey, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
March 17 Christopher M. Hadad, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Developing Therapeutic Approaches against Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction
(Host: Dr. John Hackett)
March 24
CANCELLED
Michael R. Ruggieri, Sr., Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Title: Bladder, urethral and anal sphincter reinnervation strategies
(Host: Dr. Liya Qiao)
March 31 Geoffrey S. Pitt, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Title: Modulation of cellular function by ion channel auxiliary subunits
(Host: Dr. Lei Zhou)
April 7 Konstantinos Drosatos, Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology
Title: Cardiac myocyte KLF5: How sepsis indicated a novel regulator of cardiac fatty acid oxidation
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
WEDNESDAY
April 13
The Dean's Biomedical Research Seminar -  4:00-5:00 P.M. *** Note time!***

Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Title: TBA
(Host: Dr. Paul B. Fisher, Department of Human & Molecular Genetics)
April 21 Eric F. Johnson, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
Title: Probing Cytochrome P450 Structure-Function Relationships using X-ray Crystallography: Implications for Drug Development
(Host: Dr. John Hackett)
April 28 Physiology's 2016 Distinguished Lecturer

David Julius, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, Department of Physiology
Title: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
May 5 Coral L. Murrant, Ph.D., University of Guelph, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science
Title: Integrated Microvascular Responses to Skeletal Muscle Contraction
(Host: Dr. Roland Pittman)
WEDNESDAY
May 11
The Dean's Biomedical Research Seminar -  4:00-5:00 P.M. *** Note time!***

Helen Hobbs, M.D., University of Texas, Southwestern, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development, Internal Medicine, Molecular Genetics
Title: TBA
(Host: Dr. Gregorio Gil, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
May 19 Yanzhuang Wang, Ph.D, University of Michigan, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Title: Golgi Biogenesis, Function and Defects in Diseases
(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu)
May 26 Deeptankar DeMazumder, M.D. , Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Title: Autonomic remodeling and modulation therapy in heart failure and sudden cardiac death
(Host: Dr. Clive Baumgarten)
WEDNESDAY
June 8
The Dean's Biomedical Research Seminar -  4:00-5:00 P.M. *** Note time!***

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