Seminar Series

2016-2017 Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Rayford Auditorium (Biomed II, Room 106-2).

October 12, 2016
Michael Berquiest, Ph.D. (T32 Post-Doctoral Trainee)
“Deuterated MDMA: From the Lab to the Clinic”

October 19, 2016
Michael Hambuchen, PharmD., Ph.D. (Instructor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
“The Pharmacokinetic Profile of Racemic MDPV and its Enantiomers in Female and Male Rats”

October 26, 2016
Julia Tobacyk (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
“Dietary Methionine Restriction in Experimental”

November 2, 2016
David Ussery, Ph.D. (Director of ArC-GEM)
“What is Life? Conserved Functional Domains Across 100,000 Bacterial Genomes”

November 9, 2016

November 16, 2016
William Fantegrossi, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology)
“Effects of Laboratory Housing Conditions on Thermoregulation and Locomotor Activity in Mice-Implications for Rigor and Reproducibility in Research”

November 23, 2016
Thanksgiving – No Seminar

November 30, 2016
Gregory Collins, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center)
“Abuse-Related Effects of “Bath Salts” Mixtures: Studies iwth MDPV, Methylone, and Caffeine”

December 7, 2016
Wendy J. Lynch, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia)
“Modeling the Development of Addiction in Male and Female Rats”

December 14, 2016
End of Semester Exams – No Seminar

December 21, 2016
Christmas Break – No Seminar

December 28, 2016
Christmas Break – No Seminar

January 4, 2017
Christmas Break – No Seminar

January 11, 2017
Mitchell McGill, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine)
“Translational Research in Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity: Basic Mechanisms to Meaningful Biomarkers”

January 18, 2017
Shengyu Mu, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology)
“The Role of T-Cells in the Pathogenesis of Salt-Sensitive Hypertension”

January 25, 2017
Michael Davis, Ph.D. (Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor in Medical Research, Vice Chair, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri)
“The Initiation, Conduction and Coordination of Lymphatic Contractions”

February 1, 2017
Seager-Braswell Symposium – No Seminar

February 8, 2017
Sumit Sakar, Ph.D. (Research Biologist, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research)
“Neurovascular Dysfunction and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease”

February 15, 2017
Antino Allen, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Health, UAMS College of Pharmacy)
Effects of Space Radiation on Cognition: Implications for Future Trips to Mars

February 22, 2017
Nancy Rusch, Ph.D. (Professor and Department Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
and Fang Zheng, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
Neurovascular Coupling: Conversations Between Neurons and Blood Vessels”

March 1, 2017
Bruce Blough, Ph.D. (Senior Research Chemist, Research Triangle Institute, Raleigh, NC)
“Dopamine Releasers as Potential Therapeutics for Drug Abuse: Overcoming the Stigma of Abuse Liability”

March 8, 2017
Lisa Brents, Ph.D. (Instructor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
“Does the Metabolite Norbuprenorphine Play a Significant Role in the Development of Buprenorphine-Induced Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

March 15, 2017
Lique Coolen, Ph.D. (Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center)
“Influences of Social Context on Drug Addiction: Neural Plasticity Mechanisms”

March 22, 2017
Spring Break – No Seminar

March 29, 2017
Bryan Yamamoto, Ph.D. (Professor and Chair of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University, IN)
“Methamphetamine-Induced Neural Injury: Thinking Inside and Outside the Brain”

April 5, 2017
Nirmala Parajuli, Ph.D. (Instructor, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UAMS)
“Role of Ubiquitin Proteasome System During Renal Cold Storage Plus Transplantation”

April 12, 2017
UAMS Research Day – No Seminar

April 19, 2017
Bruce Molitoris, MD (Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine)
“Aminoglycosides: Minimizing Toxicity and Use to Allow Read Through of Stop Codons in Monogenic Diseases.”

April 26, 2017
Experimental Biology – No Seminar

May 3, 2017
Zheng Dong, Ph.D. (Regents Professor, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, GA)
“Kidney Injury and Protective Strategies in Cisplatin Chemotherapy”

May 10, 2017
Speaker TBD

May 17, 2017
Exams – No Seminar