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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 Speaker: TRPV4 at 19 - exciting years just ahead: Perspectives on its role in inflammation, pain and tissue injury

Wolfgang B. Liedtke, M.D., Ph.D., Professor - Department of Neurology; Neurobiology; and Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine

 Nov 21, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Host: Dr. Whasil Lee

Thesis Proposal: Elucidating the Mechanisms of Salivary Gland Dysfunction Following y-Irradiation Utilizing an Experimental and Computational Approach

Amanda Wahl, Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule

 Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Guest Speaker: High-Throughput Structural Assays for Therapeutic Discovery Targeting Pathologic Ca2+ Cycling

Razvan L. Cornea, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 Nov 14, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Host: Dr. Robert T. Dirksen

Research Talk: FGF21 Reduces Morphine Preference and Dependence in Mice Without Affecting Morphine-Induced Analgesia

Louben Dorval, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Jean Bidlack - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Nov 07, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Thesis Defense: Neutrophil Elastase and GPNMB as Novel Potential Therapeutic Targets in a Tsc2-null Mouse Model for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Tumor Growth

Manisha Taya, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Hammes - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Nov 05, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method (1-9576)

Research Talk: An In-depth Analysis Of Opioid Receptor Pharmacology Using BRET

Miriam Barnett, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Jean Bidlack - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room (4-6912)

Research Talk:Controlling the Mitochondrial Protonmotive Force with Light to Impact Cellular Stress Resistance

Brandon Berry, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Wojtovich - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 24, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Lit Review: Mitochondrial morphology regulates organellar Ca2+ uptake and changes cellular Ca2+ homeostasis

Kai-Ting Huang, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. David I. Yule - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Lit Review: Identification of the amino acids inserted during suppression of CFTR nonsense mutations and determination of their functional consequences

Wooree Ko, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. John D. Lueck - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of G-protein subunit ?? Activation of Downstream Effectors

Isaac James Fisher - Pharmacology PhD Candidate

 Oct 11, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 Upper Auditorium

Host: Dr. Alan Smrcka & Dr. David Yule

Lit Review: Intravital Imaging Reveals Ghost Fibers as architectural Units Guiding Myogenic Progenitors during Regeneration

Esraa, Furati, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Joe V. Chakkalakal - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 10, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Lit Review: "Phenotypic outcomes of misregulated Cav1.1 splicing"

Lily Cisco, Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. John D. Lueck - Pharmacology and Physiology

 Oct 10, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Research Talk: MRCKa and Na+,K+-ATPase signaling restores alveolar barrier function in LPS induced acute lung injury in vivo

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

 Oct 03, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room 4-6912

Horowicz Lecture: From Fish Gills …… to the Keepers of the Gates of Heaven

Trevor Shuttleworth Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology

 Sep 27, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method

Host: Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

Guest Speaker: The Impact of Cardiac SIRT1 and Intracellular Acidosis on Metabolism in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Joshua Levitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

 Sep 12, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 2-6408

Host: Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Thesis Proposal: The Impact of Cardiac SIRT1 and Intracellular Acidosis on Metabolism in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Alex Milliken, Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Paul Brookes

 Sep 10, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room 4-6912

Biophysical and Molecular Mechanisms for QRS- and QTc-Interval Prolongation in Mice with Cardiac Expression of Expanded CUG repeat RNA

Kevin M. Tylock - Pharmacology PhD Candidate

 Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room

How does the muscle relaxant dantrolene acts on the ryanodine receptor?

János Almássy, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Debrecen

 Jul 18, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Anders Room 4-6912

Host: Dr. Robert Dirksen

Novel Integrating Viral Vectors For Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy

Ashley L. Cooney, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa

 Jul 11, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium 2-6408

Host: Dr. John Lueck & Dr. Thomas Mariani

Development of acoustically-modified collagen-based biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications

Emma Grygotis Norris - Pharmacology PhD Candidate

 Jul 08, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619, Adolph Aud

Host: Dr. Denise Hocking

Validation of neonatal splice variant models for the study of myotonic dystrophy

Lily Cisco - Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. John Lueck

 Jun 20, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Aged Macrophages Drive Persistent Inflammation Altering Stem Cell Fate During Mouse Muscle Regeneration

Roméo Blanc, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Joe Chakkalakal

 Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

1st yr. Rotation Talk: Generation and Validation of Stable Nonsense Suppression Reporter Cell Lines

Wooree Ko - Graduate Student in Pharmacology & Physiology

 May 30, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

1st yr. Rotation Talk: Characterization of a model to test muscle stem fate in the context of neuromuscular disruption

Esraa Furati - Graduate Student in Pharmacology & Physiology

 May 16, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

1st yr. Rotation Talk: Elucidating the role of ATF5-dependent UPRmt in cardioprotection

Kai-Ting Huang - Graduate Student in Pharmacology & Physiology

 May 16, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

2nd yr. Research Talk: The role of HspB8 in mediating the clearance of tau in primary neurons

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

 May 09, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: Glycoprotein-NMB and Infiltrating Neutrophils via Neutrophil Elastase Promote Tumor Growth in a Mouse Model for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

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

 Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

TNF-mediated synaptic plasticity in the response to stress and drugs

David Stellwagen, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery; and Medicine, McGill University

 Apr 18, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

TNF-mediated synaptic plasticity in the response to stress and drugs

David Stellwagen, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery; and Medicine, McGill University

 Apr 18, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

The assembly and function of motion selective retinal circuits

Arjun Krishnaswamy, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & CIS, McGill University

 Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: Utilizing New Red Fluorescent Proteins for Green/Red FRET: Theory vs. Practice

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

 Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: Mutational Analysis of the Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate Receptor

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

 Mar 28, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

2nd yr. Research Talk: Elucidating the cardioprotective mechanism of acidosis

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

 Mar 14, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Muscle mayhem – a shifting Cl gradient in attacks of periodic paralysis

Stephen C. Cannon, M.D., Ph.D. - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 Mar 07, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center Annex | 1-7619

Regulation of Receptors Controlling Energy and Glucose Homeostasis: Towards Better Treatments for Obesity and Diabetes

Julien Sebag, Ph.D. - University of Iowa

 Feb 26, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium 2-6408

Host: Pharmacology & Physiology

Specific Wnt/Fzd interactions are required for hematopoietic stem cell development

Stephanie Grainger, Ph.D. - University of California San Diego

 Feb 12, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 Auditorium 3-6408

Host: Pharmacology & Physiology

Research Talk: 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

 Feb 07, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Research Talk: TBD

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

 Jan 31, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Molecular Pharmacology of Biased Agonism: Perspectives in the Dopamine Receptors

Hideaki Yano, Ph.D. - National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

 Jan 31, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium 2-6408

Host: Pharmacology & Physiology

Research Talk: KRIT1-Mediated Regulation of Neutrophil Adhesion/Motility

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

 Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

Atypical biology of orphan GPCRs in brain and retina physiology

Cesare Orlandi, PhD - Department of Neuroscience The Scripps Research Institute

 Jan 22, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Research Talk: KRIT1-mediated stabilization of endothelial cell junctions

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

 Jan 17, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 4-6912

The role of skeletal muscle mitophagy in healthy aging

Joshua C. Drake, PhD - Center for Skeletal Muscle Research at Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center University of Virginia School of Medicine

 Jan 16, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7619)