Spring 2014 Schedule

All seminars will be on TUESDAY, 11:00 a.m. in CBH-240 unless noted otherwise

10:45 a.m., coffee and cookies will be available.

For more information, call Dr. Nathalie Sumien x2389

Seminar Schedule




January 7

Chu Chen, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Otorhinolarngology
Louisiana State Univ HSC

miRNA signaling in Alzheimer's disease

January 14

Samba Reddy, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
Texas A&M HSC

Extrsynaptic GABA-A receptor modulating neurosteroids for treatment of epilepsy and status epilepticus

January 27 Monday

Senior Graduate Student Work in Progress (WIP):

Shreyas Bhave

Glucocorticoid receptor regulated CRH gene repression

Shaletha Homes

The effects of androgens on caspase-1 mediated signaling in oxidatively stressed dopamine neurons

January 28

Ren-Zhi Han, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Medical Center

Defective plasma membrane repair and innate immune activation in muscular dystrophy

 February 4
Krista Austin, Ph.D., CSCS
United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
An evidence-based approach to evaluating efficacy and safety of dietary supplement use among armed forces personnel

 February 11

Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern

Reprogramming the fate of glial cells for therapy

February 18 Benjamin E. Blass, Ph.D.
Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research
Temple University School of Pharmacy
Drug discovery in the academic community

February 24
4-5 PM

Senior Graduate Student Work in Progress (WIP):

Sean Dolan

The dose-response pattern of reward of substituted cathinones

Marjana Sarkar

Curcumin as a dietary intervention for ameliorating age-associated cognitive and motor decline

February 25
P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Oregon Health and Science University
Mitochondrial dysfunction in aging and Alzheimer's disease

 March 4

Shan Ping Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine

Regulation of Na+/K+-ATPase and neuronal cell death after ischemic stroke

March 18 Kirk Wilhemsen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
New genomic strategies for genetic analysis of complex traits
March 25
Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
From concussion to dementia: Targeting dysregulated brain inflammation

March 31
4-5 PM

Senior Graduate Student Work in Progress (WIP):

Akram Sidhu

Effect of antioxidants supplementation and moderate exercise on motor function in young and old mice

Heather Snell

ASIC nonproton ligands antagonize noncompetitively and allosterically modulate GABA-A rho1 receptors

April 1
Murat  Digicaylioglu, M.D., Ph.D.
UTHSC San Antonio
Trauma and tsunamis in telencephalon: Detection and visualization of mild traumatic brain injury
April 8
Christopher J. Benson, M.D.
Pharmacology/Internal Medicine
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) and their complex relationship with amiloride

 April 15

George V. Rebec, Ph.D.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington

Dysfunctional neural circuitry in Huntington’s disease: From vitamin C to glutamate

April 28 Monday

Senior Graduate Student Work in Progress (WIP):

Rachel Johnson Smith

Psalmotoxin-1 and nonproton ligand interactions with acid-sensing ion channels

Winfred Stacey

Mechanisms by which estradiol (E2) suppresses neuronal cox-2 expression

April 29 Robert A. Rissman, Ph.D.
UCSD College of Medicine
Longitudinal plasma amyloid in ADCS clinical trials

May 6

Tak Yee Aw, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Science Center


May 13
Arthur P. Arnold, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology & Physiology
What a difference an X and Y make: Sex chromosome effects on physiology & disease

This page last updated 05th May 2014