Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Colloquium Series

The weekly colloquium is generally held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Anders Conference Room (4-6912). Unless otherwise noted, our departmental colloquia program is supported by the Alejandro Zaffaroni Endowment Fund and the John R. Murlin Fund. For outside guests, contact Dr. Robert T. Dirksen and Dr. David I. Yule. For graduate student colloquia, contact Dr. Paul S. Brookes.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Thesis Proposal

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Hannah Stoveken

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall

"Adhesion GPCR GPR56 Mechanism of Activation and G Protein Signaling"

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Literature Reviews

Joseph A. Bisson

Graduate student in the laboratory of E. David Cohen

"Transmembrane Protein 88 Inhibits Canonical Wnt Signaling to Promote Cardiogenesis"

Rafael H. Gil de Rubio

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka
"Activity of PLC epsilon Contributes to Chemotaxis of Fibroblasts Towards PDGF"

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Literature Reviews

Corey M. Hoffman

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Laura M. Calvi

"Activated Gs Signaling in Osteoblastic Cells Alters the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche in Mice"


Kelly A. McGlynn

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Archibald S. Perkins

"Potent Inhibition of DOT1L as a Treatment for MLL-fusion Leukemia"


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Barry M. WillardsonBarry M. Willardson, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
BrighamYoung University, Provo, UT

Guest of Dr. Gregory G. Tall

"Mechanisms of Assembly of G Protein Complexes"

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Thesis Defense

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Erik L. Allman

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr.Keith W. Nehrke
"Integrated Calcium and Proton Signaling During a Rhythmic Behavior in C. elegans"

 

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Literature Reviews

Alina M. Monteagudo-Caballero

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson

"Oncogenic EGFR Signaling Activates an mTOR2-NF-kappa-B Pathway that Promotes Chemotherapy Resistance"


Makaia M. Papasergi

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall

"Dictyostelium Ric8 is a Nonreceptor Guanine Exchange Factor for Heterotrimeric G Proteins, and is Important for Development and Chemotaxis"


Monday, October 7, 2013 - Thesis Proposal

11:30-12:30 p.m.

Kevin M. Tylock

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

"SCN5A Missplicing and NaV1.5 Dysfunction Underlie QRS-interval Prolongation in Myotonic Dystrophy"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - Thesis Proposal

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tatyana Sevastyanova

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Paul J. Kammermeier
"Functional Interaction of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors 1 and 5 in Neurons"


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Richard WojcikiewiczRichard Wojcikiewicz, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Guest of Dr. David I. Yule

"IP3 Receptor Regulation by the Ubiquitin-proteasome Pathway and by Bok, A Member of the Bcl-2 Protein Family"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Thesis Defense

2:00-3:00 p.m. - Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Vivek Nanda

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph M. Miano
"Leiomodin 1, A Novel SRF/MYOCD Target Gene Preferentially Expressed in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - Thesis Defense

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Neuman Room (1-6823)


Wei W. Kan

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka

"M3 Muscarinic Receptor Interaction with Phospholipase C beta-3 Determines its Signaling Efficiency"

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Literature Reviews

Rachel L. Walker

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Keith W. Nehrke

"Optogeneteic Inhibition of Synaptic Release with Chromophore-assisted Light Inactivation (CALI)"

 

Michael A. Trembley
Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small

"A TRPC6-dependent Pathway for Myofibroblast Transdifferentiation and Wound Healing In Vivo"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ellis R. Levin, M.D.Ellis R. Levin, M.D.

Chief of Endocrinology, University of California-Irvine, Long Beach, CA
Guest of Dr. Stephen R. Hammes

"Extra-nuclear Estrogen Receptors: Roles in Biology Deduced from Mouse Models"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Thesis Proposal

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Melissa L. Martin

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small

"Elucidating the Role of Hypoxia and the SRF/MRTF Signaling Axis in Epicardial Activation and Pathologic Cardiac Remodeling"

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Literature Reviews

Jesi Lee Anne To

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka

"The Cell Polarity Protein mInsc Regulates Neutrophil Chemotaxis via a Noncanonical G Protein Signaling Pathway"


Liwei Wang

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

"Ouabain Protects Against Adverse Developmental Programming of the Kidney"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

David A. HoodDavid A. Hood, Ph.D.

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cell Physiology, School of Kinesiology and Health Science; Director, Muscle Health Research Centre, York University, Toronto, Ontario, CA
Guest of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

"Molecular Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Exercising Muscle"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rahul Chandrasekhar

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

"Characterizing the Regulation of Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate (InsP3) Receptors Assembled from Concatenated Homo and Heterotrimeric Constructs"

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ian Duguid2:00-3:00 p.m. - Room K-307 (3-6408)
Co-Sponsored by the Neuroscience Graduate Program
Ian Duguid, Ph.D.

Professor in the Centre for Integrative Physiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Guest of Dr. Paul J. Kammermeier

"Behavioral State Differentially Regulates Input Sensitivity and Firing Rates of Motor Cortex Pyramidal Neurons"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ellie M. Carrell

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

"Characterization of the Physiological Role of Orail in Skeletal Muscle"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Julien A. Sebag, Ph.D.Julien A. Sebag, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Guest of Dr. David I. Yule

"Allosteric Modulation of the MC4-Receptor as a Potential Treatment for Obesity"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - Thesis Defense

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)


Laura Beth Fornarola

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert S. Freeman

"The Role of PIN1 i nNeuronal Programmed Cell Death Following Trophic Factor Deprivation"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Peter V. DiStefano

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Angela Glading

"KRIT1 Modifies Endothelial Cell Function Through Increased VEGF Signaling"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Matthew J. BetzenhauserMatthew J. Betzenhauser, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Experimental Cardiology, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Cardiac Research Institute, Utica, NY
Guest of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

"Causes and Consequences of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Leak in Failing and Aging Hearts"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kristina L. Modjeski

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Morrell

"GRIP1 Deficiency Causes Accelerated Immunosenescence in T Cells"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bharti R. Patel

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall

"Utility of Ric-8 as a Target to Impede Heterotrimeric G-protein alpha-subunit-driven Disease"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gerald R. Hammond, Ph.D. Gerald Hammond

Research Fellow, Section on Moleclar Signal Transduction, Program for Developmental Neuroscience, NICHD, NIH

"Can you cut-out the middle man? Complex Functions of the Inositol Lipid PI4P."
Guest of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Qiuyu (Martin) Zhu

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Charles J. Lowenstein

"The Role of STXBP5 in Endothelial Exocytosis and Thrombosis"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alina Ainbinder

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

"Molecular Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Ca2+ Uptake in Skeletal Muscle"

Monday, February 24, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

Tabetha M. Bonacci, Ph.D.

Manager, Regulatory Affairs - CMC at Amgen, Providence, RI
Guest of Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Wei (Wayne) Kan

"Regulatory Affairs - What Is It and How to Transition into It "

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jay P. McLaughlin, Ph.D.Jay P. McLaughlin, Ph.D .

Associate Member, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, Port St. Lucie, FL
Guest of Dr. Jean M. Bidlack

"Development of Mixed Opioid Agonist/Antagonists as Analgesics with Lower Liabilities of Use and to Prevent Reinstatement of Extinguished Drug-seeking Behavior"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Walter E. Knight

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Chen Yan

"The Role of cAMP-Phosphodiesterase IC Signaling in Pathological Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alex F. Fricke

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

"The Mechanisms and Role of Pancreatic Stellate Cell Calcium Signaling in Chronic Pancreatitis"

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mary A. Gantz Marker

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert S. Freeman

"The Role of the Prolyl Hydroxylase EGLN3 in Neuronal Cell Death"

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hen Prizant

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen R. Hammes

"LAM-like Leiomyomas and Lung Tumors in Uterine-specific Tsc2 Knockout mice - Prevention and Treatments"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Research Seminars

Makaia M. Papasergi

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall

"Regulation of Ric-8A by Phosphorylation"

Alina M. Monteagudo
Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson

"Looking at the Role of Transglutaminase 2 in Glioblastoma Multiforms Proflieration and Survival"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mohanish Deshmukh, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience Center, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Guest of Dr. Robert S. Freeman

"How Cells Evade Apoptosis: From Neurons to Cancer"Mohanish Deskmukh, Ph.D.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Thesis Proposal

12:00-1:00 p.m.


Tatyana Sevastyanova

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Paul K. Kammermeier

"Heteromultimeric Arrangement of Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Elizabeth A. Jonas, M.D.Elizabeth A. Jonas, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neurobiology
Guest of Dr. George Porter, Jr.

"How Mitochondria Regulate the Growth and Plasticity of Neurons"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Research Seminars

Liwei Wang

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

"Title TBA"


Rachel L. Walker

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Keith W. Nehrke

"Title TBA"

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - Research Seminars

Michael A. Trembley

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small

"Title TBA"

Jesi Lee Anne To
Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka

"Title TBA"

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ronen Sumagin , Ph.D .

Instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Guest of Dr. Ingrid H. Sarelius Ronen Sumagin

"Agents of Peace": Role for Leukocytes in Mucosal Wound Healing

 

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Thesis Defense

11:00 - 12:00pm

Nicole M. Boschi

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr.A. William Tank
"The Role of Poly(c)-binding Proteins in the Post-transcriptional Control of Tyrosine Hydroxylase mRNA"

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Wallace O. Fenn Lecture

Upper Auditorium, 3-7619

Christopher J. Lingle, Ph.D.Christopher J. Lingle, Ph.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology, Diabetes Research Center, Washington University, University at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Guest of Dr. Keith Nehrke and Dr. Paul S. Brookes

"Title TBA "

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Research Seminars

Kelly A. McGlynn

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Archibald S. Perkins

"Title TBA"

Corey M. Hoffman
Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Laura M. Calvi

"Title TBA"

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Research Seminars

Rafael H. Gil de Rubio

Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Alan V. Smrcka

"Title TBA"

Joseph A. Bisson
Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Ethan David Cohen

"Title TBA"

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Research Rotations

Isaac Fisher

Graduate student in the laboratory of TBD

"Title TBA"

Laura McMahon
Graduate student in the laboratory of TBD

"Title TBA"

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Research Rotations

Chen Lagrissi Kaplan

Graduate student in the laboratory of TBD

"Title TBA"

Emma Grygotis
Graduate student in the laboratory of TBD

"Title TBA"

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