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Seminars & Events

The weekly colloquium is generally held on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in K-207 Auditorium (2-6408). 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. Houhui Xia. For graduate student colloquia, contact Dr. John Lueck.

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Ultrasound exposures modifies ECM structure and function

Emma W. Grygotis - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Denise C. Hocking

 Dec 21, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

The Role of PDE10A in Pathological Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction

Si (Vivian) Chen - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Chen Yan

 Dec 14, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Ion Channel Diversity, Physiology, and Neural Coding

Krishnan Padmanabhan - Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester

 Dec 07, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

The Role of Polyribonucleotide Nucleotidyltransferase 1 (Pnpt1) in Disturbed Blood Flow Dependent Vascular Intima Growth

Qiang Chen - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Bradford C. Berk

 Dec 05, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Adolescent alcohol consumption impairs brain function through mitochondrial failure

Rodrigo A. Quintanilla, Ph.D. - Head, Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago

 Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Host: Dr. Gail V.W. Johnson, x6-3740

TBA

Louban Dorval - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Jean M. Bidlack

 Nov 09, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Developmental Ethanol Exposure and the Prefrontal Cortex: Long-term Effects on Neuron Structure and Function

Craig D.C. Bailey, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of BioMedical Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Host: Dr. Gail V.W. Johnson, x6-3740

TBA

Edward Ayoub - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Archibald S. Perkins

 Oct 26, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Phosphorylation Regulates Molecular Chaperoning and GEF Functions of Ric-8A in Heterotrimeric G protein Signaling

Makaia M. Papasergi-Scott - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Drs. Robert S. Freeman/Gregory G. Tail

 Oct 24, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method (1-9576)

Linking the Cytoskeleton to Transcription: A Role for Myocardin-related Transcription Factors in Heart Development and Disease

Michael A. Trembley - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small

 Oct 20, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Gene Therapy for Acute Lung Injury – Mechanisms and Outcomes

David A. Dean, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Neonatology, University of Rochester

 Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Macrophage-epithelial Paracrine Crosstalk Inhibits Lung Edema Clearance during Influenza Infection

Jing Liu - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. David A. Dean

 Oct 12, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Micropeptide Control of Muscle Function and Disease

Douglas M. Anderson - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

 Oct 05, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Optogenetically Uncoupling Mitochondria: A Potential Mechanism of Protection Against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Brandon J. Berry - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Andrew P. Wojtovich

 Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Uncovering Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species’ Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases Using a Novel Optogenetic Approach

Miriam E. Barnett - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Andrew P. Wojtovich

 Sep 27, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

The Role of PDE1C in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Lysosomal Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

Chongyang Zhang - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Chen Yan

 Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Pharmacological Investigation into the Congenital Long QT Syndrome Type 3

Amanda N. Amoh - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Coeli Lopes

 Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

The Bone Microenvironment in the Setting of Acute Injury and Aging

Corey M. Hoffman - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Laura M. Calvi

 Sep 14, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method (1-9576)

Structural and Functional Analysis of Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptor Mutations

Lara E. Terry - Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

 Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Rotation Seminar: In Vivo Gene Delivery to Study the Role of Na+,K+-ATPase In Alveolar Epithelial Barrier

Jing Liu - Graduate Student, Rotation in the laboratory of Dr. David A. Dean

 Jun 29, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Thesis Defense: The Role of Non-canonical Wnt Signaling in Heart Development and Repair

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

 Jun 26, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Research Seminar: Evi-1 interacts with the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex to regulate bone marrow differentiation

Kelly A. McGlynn - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Archibald S. Perkins

 Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Region-specific proteolysis differentially regulates inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor activity

Liwei Wang - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

 Jun 15, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Optogenetic control of respiration in C. elegans body wall muscles

Brandon J. Berry - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew P. Wojtovich

 Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: The photosensitization of mini Singlet Oxygen Generator: is it super?

Miriam E. Barnett - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew P. Wojtovich

 Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Guest Speaker: Targeting the Kynurenine Pathway of Tryptophan in Major Psychiatric Diseases

Robert Schwarcz, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 May 25, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Host: Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

Research Seminar: FGF21 and Drugs of Abuse

Louben Dorval - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Jean M. Bidlack

 May 18, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Statin therapy in inherited and drug-induced Long QT syndrome

Amanda N. Amoh - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Coeli M. Lopes

 May 18, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Phosphorylation of G alpha Chaperone Ric-8A Regulates its Function

Makaia M. Papasergi-Scott - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Drs. Robert S. Freeman/Gregory G. Tall

 May 16, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: The Source of Succinate in Myocardial Ischemia

Jimmy Zhang - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Paul S. Brookes

 May 11, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Thesis Proposal: Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 2 Positive Allosteric Modulators Bind to Two Distinct Binding Sites

Tyler W. McCullock - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Paul J. Kammermeier

 Apr 27, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Guest Speaker: Dysregulation of Ca Signaling and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in ALS

Jingsong Zhou, Ph.D. - Professor of Physiology, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

 Apr 13, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Host: Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

Research Seminar: The Role of Polyribonucleotide Nucleotidyltransferase 1 (Pnpt1) in Disturbed Blood Flow-mediated Atherogenesis

Qiang Chen - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Bradford C. Berk

 Apr 06, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: The Effect of Select Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor (IP3R) Missense Mutations Associated with Disease on IP3R-Mediated Calcium Release

Lara E. Terry - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

 Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: The Role of PDE1C in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Senescence and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Chongyang Zhang - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Chen Yan

 Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Horowicz Lecture: Molecular mechanism of the IP3R channel: insights from single particle cryo-EM

Irina I. Serysheva, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

 Mar 23, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: Dr. David I. Yule, x3-2154

Guest Speaker: Mechanistic Discovery for Neuroplasticity-based Behavioral Interventions Among Groups at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Feng Vankee Lin, Ph.D., R.N. - Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Mar 16, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Host: Dr. Houhui Xia

Guest Speaker: Androgens: Strong Enough for a Man but also Made for a Woman

Aritro Sen, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Endocrine/Metabolism, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

 Mar 09, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Guest Speaker: Unnatural and Natural Genetic Code Expansion

John D. Lueck, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

 Mar 02, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Importance of Radiotelemetry in Assessing Cardiac Electrophysiology Defects in Mouse Models of Myotonic Dystrophy; Insight Toward Mechanisms

Kevin M. Tylock - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

 Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: MRTFs are required for stress-responsive signaling in maladaptive cardiac remodeling

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

 Feb 16, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Seminar: Cardiac Potassium Channel IKs Regulation by Isoform Specific PKC: Implications for Long QT Syndrome

Chen Kaplan - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Coeli M. Lopes

 Feb 09, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Thesis Defense: Transglutaminase 2 Role in Neurological Diseases: Alterations in Proliferation, Migration, and Metabolism

Alina M. Monteagudo-Caballero - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson

 Jan 19, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Research Seminar: The Bone Marrow Microenvironment in the Setting of Acute Injury and Aging

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

 Jan 12, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)