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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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Guest Seminar: Phospholipid scrambling and membrane remodeling mediated by Anoctamin/TMEM16 proteins

H. Criss Hartzell, Jr., Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine

 Dec 06, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Chronic PKC-beta-II activation inhibits IKs channel membrane localization via phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate: Implications for Long-QT1 treatment

Chen Braun - Pharmacology PhD Candidate

 Dec 05, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Host: Dr. Coeli Lopes

Thesis Defense: Chronic PKCbII Activation Inhibits IKs Channel Membrane Localization via Phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate: Implications for Long-QT1 Treatment

Chen Braun - PhD Candidate - Pharmacology, Advisor: Dr. Coeli M. Lopes

 Dec 05, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method Room 1-9576

Research Talk: New Pathway of Oncogene EVI1 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Edward Ayoub - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Archibald Perkins & Dr. David Yule

 Nov 29, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Targeting the c-Cbl Tumor Suppressor Protein as a Novel Therapeutic Approach in Overcoming Acquired Tamoxifen Resistance in Luminal Breast Cancer

Xiaowen Wang - Pharmacology PhD Candidate

 Nov 27, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619, URMC)

Host: Dr. Mark Noble

Research Talk: Epigenetic regulations of FGF21 attenuate morphine preference

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

 Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: The Role of Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) in Pathological Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction

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

 Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

2nd yr. Literature Review: Potent neuroprotection after stroke afforded by a double-knot spider venom peptide that inhibits acid-sensing ion channel 1a

Matthew Rook - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. David MacLean

 Nov 01, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: Optogenetic control of mitochondrial bioenergetics rescues electron transport chain dysfunction

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

 Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: Deciphering the Role of G?z in Kappa Opioid Receptor Signaling

Miriam Barnett - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Jean Bidlack

 Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: Epigenetic Rescue of Autism-like Social Deficits in Shank3-Deficient Mouse Models

Zhen Yan, Ph.D. - SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

 Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: Dr. Houhui Xia

2nd yr. Literature Review: Notch signaling governs phenotypic modulation of smooth muscle cells

Amanda Wahl - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Eileen Redmond

 Oct 04, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Thesis Proposal: “beta-1 subunit of the Na+, K+-ATPase modulates tight junctions and alveolar barrier function through MRCKa and primarily in alveolar type I and capillary endothelial cells in vivo

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

 Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: “Targeting mitochondrial structure-function in disease: cardiolipin as a network service provider”

David A. Brown, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Paul Brookes

2nd yr. Literature Review: “Reversal of Mitochondrial Complex II: Real or Party Trick?

Alexander Milliken - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Brookes

 Sep 13, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

2nd yr. Literature Review: “Transcriptional induction of the heat shock protein B8 mediates the clearance of misfolded proteins responsible for motor neuron diseases”

Jarreau Harrison - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Gail Johnson

 Sep 13, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: The when, where and how of the SMN protein in infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy

Umrao Monani, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

 Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

Thesis Defense: Cooperative and Mechanistic Roles of Mecom in Hematopoiesis

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

 Jun 25, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Hinkle Symposium and John R. Murlin Lecture: Regulation of Exocytosis by inhibitory GPCRs and Gbg subunits

Heidi E. Hamm, Ph.D. - Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Professor in Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

 May 31, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium G.9429

Host: The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

Research Seminar: In Vivo Gene Delivery to Study Na+,K+-ATPase β Isoforms in Acute Lung Injury

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

 May 24, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Wallace O. Fenn Lecture: Biochemical Computation in Single Dendritic Spines

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL

 May 16, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Hugh Xia

Guest Speaker: Bcl-2 function in calcium signaling: from molecular mechanisms towards anti-cancer strategies

Geert Bultynck, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

 May 11, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. David Yule

Rotation Talk: Investigating the Kinetics of Acid-sensing Ion Channels

Matthew Rook - Graduate Student

 May 10, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Rotation Talk: Optogenetic Modulation of the Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain

Alexander Milliken - Graduate Student

 May 10, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Rotation Talk: Establishing a Human Model of JNCL: iPSC approach

Jimin Han - Graduate Student

 May 03, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Rotation Talk: Vascular effects of alcohol- role of notch signaling

Amanda Wahl - Graduate Student

 May 03, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Thesis Defense: Region-specific Proteolysis Differentially Regulates Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptor Activity

Liwei Wang - PhD candidate - Pharmacology, Advisor: Dr. David Yule

 Apr 23, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method Room (1-9576)

Rotation Talk: The Role of BAG3-Hsp70 in Mediating Tau Clearance by Autophagy

Jarreau Harrison - Graduate Student

 Apr 19, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Thesis Defense: Mitochondrial Metabolism in Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

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

 Apr 11, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Research Seminar: Dissecting the Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Dimerization

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

 Apr 05, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: Interrelationships between age-related chemokine elevation, stem cells and skeletal muscle decline

Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D - Department of Orthopaedics, Center for Musculoskeletal Research

 Mar 23, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

The Importance of G Protein Signaling in Immune Cell Function: A Novel Role for Active G Protein ?i in Cell Adhesion and Migration and the Therapeutic Potential of Targeting G?? in Inflammation

Jesi Lee Anne Y. To - PhD candidate - Pharmacology, Advisor: Dr. Alan Smrcka

 Mar 22, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207, 2-6408

Research Seminar: Targeting the c-Cbl tumor suppressor protein as a novel therapeutic approach in overcoming acquired tamoxifen resistance in luminal breast cancer

Xiaowen (Cindy) Wang - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Mark D. Noble

 Mar 15, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

The Role of PLC-Dependent Hydrolysis of Phosphatidylinositol 4-Phosphate in Signaling and Disease

Rafael Gil de Rubio - PhD candidate - Pharmacology

 Mar 05, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Host: Dr. Alan Smrcka (Advisor)

Research Seminar: KRIT1-Mediated Regulation of Endothelial Adhesion and Neutrophil

Nicholas Nobiletti - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Angela J. Glading

 Mar 01, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: Mitochondrial Redox Control over Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis

Edward Chouchani, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute Center for Life Sciences, Boston, MA

 Feb 22, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Paul Brookes

Research Seminar: Regulation of KRIT1 localization in endothelial cells

Harsha Swamy - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Angela J. Glading

 Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Seminar: The role of Neutrophil Elastase and Glycoprotein-NMB in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) progression

Manisha Taya - Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Steven R. Hammes

 Feb 08, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Guest Speaker: Targeting CNS Immunity with Cell Therapies

Anthony J. Filiano, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC

 Feb 01, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Gail Johnson

Guest Speaker: The Hype, The Hope and The Reality of Genomic Medicine

Wendy K. Chung, M.D., Ph.D. - Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Jan 19, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Host: Dr. Hugh Xia

Research Seminar: Chronic PKCbetaII activation inhibits IKs channel membrane localization via phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate:

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

 Jan 18, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912