Fall 2019-2020 Schedule

September 4, 2019 – Melissa Clemens will present:

Adipocyte Death Preferentially Induces Liver Injury and Inflammation Through the Activation of Chemokine (C-C Motif) Receptor 2-Positive Macrophages and Lipolysis.

Kim SJ, Feng D, Guillot A, Dai S, Liu F, Hwang S, Parker R, Seo W, He Y, Godlewski G, Jeong WI, Lin Y, Qin X, Kunos G, Gao B.
Hepatology. 2019 May;69(5):1965-1982. doi: 10.1002/hep.30525. Epub 2019 Mar 18.            PMID:   30681731

September 11, 2019 – David Henry will present:

Cerebral collateral flow defines topography and evolution of molecular penumbra in experimental ischemic stroke.

Beretta S, Cuccione E, Versace A, Carone D, Riva M, Padovano G, Dell’Era V, Cai R, Monza L, Presotto L, Rousseau D, Chauveau F, Paternò G, Pappadà GB, Giussani C, Sganzerla EP, Ferrarese C.
Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Feb;74:305-13. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2014.11.019. Epub 2014 Dec 5.           PMID:   25484287

September 18, 2019 – Joel Vazquez will present:

Arsenic May Act as a Pro-Metastatic Carcinogen Through Promoting Tumor Cell-Induced Platelet Aggregation.
Kim K, Heo YK, Chun S, Kim CH, Bian Y, Bae ON, Lee MY, Lim KM, Chung JH.
Toxicol Sci. 2019 Mar 1;168(1):18-27. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfy247.            PMID:  30428081

 September 25, 2019 – Amal Shoeib will present:

Cannabidiol inhibits growth and induces programmed cell death in kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-infected endothelium.

Maor Y, Yu J, Kuzontkoski PM, Dezube BJ, Zhang X, Groopman JE.
Genes Cancer. 2012 Jul;3(7-8):512-20. doi: 10.1177/1947601912466556.                      PMID:    23264851

October 2, 2019 – Christian Cabanalong will present:

Thermolytic Degradation of Synthetic Cannabinoids: Chemical Exposures and Pharmacological Consequences.

Thomas BF, Lefever TW, Cortes RA, Grabenauer M, Kovach AL, Cox AO, Patel PR, Pollard GT, Marusich JA, Kevin RC, Gamage TF, Wiley JL.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2017 Apr;361(1):162-171. doi: 10.1124/jpet.116.238717. Epub 2017 Jan 13. Erratum in: J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2017 May;361(2):245.    PMID:  28087785

October 16, 2019 – Francesca Lobianco will present:

DMAPT is an Effective Radioprotector from Long-Term Radiation-Induced Damage to Normal Mouse Tissues In Vivo.

Morel KL, Ormsby RJ, Klebe S, Sweeney CJ, Sykes PJ.
Radiat Res. 2019 Aug;192(2):231-239. doi: 10.1667/RR15404.1. Epub 2019 May 16.       PMID:    31095445

October 23, 2019 – David Henry & Laura Ewing will present:

Mfsd2a+ hepatocytes repopulate the liver during injury and regeneration.

Pu W, Zhang H, Huang X, Tian X, He L, Wang Y, Zhang L, Liu Q, Li Y, Li Y, Zhao H, Liu K, Lu J, Zhou Y, Huang P, Nie Y, Yan Y, Hui L, Lui KO, Zhou B.
Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 18;7:13369. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13369.      PMID:     27857132

October 30, 2019 – Laura Ewing & Francesca Lobianco will present:

Transplantation of microbiota from drug-free patients with schizophrenia causes schizophrenia-like abnormal behaviors and dysregulated kynurenine metabolism in mice.

Zhu F, Guo R, Wang W, Ju Y, Wang Q, Ma Q, Sun Q, Fan Y, Xie Y, Yang Z, Jie Z, Zhao B, Xiao L, Yang L, Zhang T, Liu B, Guo L, He X, Chen Y, Chen C, Gao C, Xu X, Yang H, Wang J, Dang Y, Madsen L, Brix S, Kristiansen K, Jia H, Ma X.
Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 7. doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0475-4. [Epub ahead of print]    PMID:      31391545

November 6, 2019 – Amal Shoeib & Christian Cabanalong will present:

Therapeutic role of miR-19a/19b in cardiac regeneration and protection from myocardial infarction.

Gao F, Kataoka M, Liu N, Liang T, Huang ZP, Gu F, Ding J, Liu J, Zhang F, Ma Q, Wang Y, Zhang M, Hu X, Kyselovic J, Hu X, Pu WT, Wang J, Chen J, Wang DZ.
Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 17;10(1):1802. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09530-1.        PMID:   30996254

November 13, 2019 –  Francesca Lobianco & Melissa Clemens will present:

Cardiac macrophages promote diastolic dysfunction.

Hulsmans M, Sager HB, Roh JD, Valero-Muñoz M, Houstis NE, Iwamoto Y, Sun Y, Wilson RM, Wojtkiewicz G, Tricot B, Osborne MT, Hung J, Vinegoni C, Naxerova K, Sosnovik DE, Zile MR,  Bradshaw AD, Liao R, Tawakol A, Weissleder R, Rosenzweig A, Swirski FK, Sam F, Nahrendorf M.
J Exp Med. 2018 Feb 5;215(2):423-440. doi: 10.1084/jem.20171274. Epub 2018 Jan 16.    PMID:   29339450

November 20, 2019 – Melissa Clemens & Joel Vazquez will present:

PIEZOs mediate neuronal sensing of blood pressure and the baroreceptor reflex.

Zeng WZ, Marshall KL, Min S, Daou I, Chapleau MW, Abboud FM, Liberles SD, Patapoutian A.
Science. 2018 Oct 26;362(6413):464-467. doi: 10.1126/science.aau6324.        PMID:      30361375

December 4, 2019 –  Christian Cabanalong & Amal Shoeib will present:

Systemic immunization with altered myelin basic protein peptide produces sustained antidepressant-like effects.

Han Y, Sun CY, Meng SQ, Tabarak S, Yuan K, Cao L, Yan W, Xu LZ, Deng JH, Zhu WL, Li JL, Lu L, Xue YX, Shi J.
Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 2. doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0470-9. [Epub ahead of print]    PMID:    31375779

December 11, 2019 – Joel Vazquez & David Henry will present:

Perivascular macrophages mediate the neurovascular and cognitive dysfunction associated with hypertension.

Faraco G, Sugiyama Y, Lane D, Garcia-Bonilla L, Chang H, Santisteban MM, Racchumi G, Murphy M, Van Rooijen N, Anrather J, Iadecola C.
J Clin Invest. 2016 Dec 1;126(12):4674-4689. doi: 10.1172/JCI86950. Epub 2016 Nov 14.       PMID:  27841763

December 18, 2019 – Laura Ewing will present:

Radiosensitization In Vivo by Histone Deacetylase Inhibition with No Increase in Early Normal Tissue Radiation Toxicity.

Groselj B, Ruan JL, Scott H, Gorrill J, Nicholson J, Kelly J, Anbalagan S, Thompson J, Stratford MRL, Jevons SJ, Hammond EM, Scudamore CL, Kerr M, Kiltie AE.
Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Feb;17(2):381-392. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-17-0011. Epub 2017 Aug 24.               PMID:  28839000

Spring 2018-2019 Schedule

January 9, 2019 – Samantha McClenahan & Laura Ewing


Bosnano JS, Banks ML, Kolanos R, Sakloth F, Barnier ML, Glennon RA, Cozzi NV, Partilla JS, Baumann MH, Negus SS.  Quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis of the pharmacology of para-substituted methcathinone analogues. British Journal of Pharmacology. 2015, May; 172(10):2433-2444. PMID: 25438806.

January 16, 2019 – David Henry & Lauren Russell


Sagiv-Barfi I, Czerwinkski DK, Levy S, Alam IS, Mayer AT, Gambhir SS, Levy R. Eradication of spontaneous malignancy by local immunotherapy. Science Translational Medicine. 2018, Jan 31; 10(426): eaan4488. PMID: 29386357

January 23, 2019 – Cancelled

January 30, 2019 – Julia Tobacyk & Amal Shoeib


Carhart-Harris RL, Roseman L, Bolstridge M, Demetriou L, Pannekoek JN, Wall MB, Tanner M, Kaelen M, McGonigle J, Murphy K, Leech R, Curran HV, Nutt DJ.  Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms. Sci Rep. 2017, Oct 13; 7(1): 13187. PMID: 29030624

February 6, 2019 – Cancelled

February 13, 2019 – Kyle Urquhart & Julia Tobacyk


Thompson GL, Lane JR, Coudrat T, Sexton PM, Christopoulos A, Canals M.  Biased Agonism of Endogenous Opioid Peptides at the μ-Opioid Receptor. Mol Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 88(2): 335-46. PMID: 2601354

February 20, 2019 – Brittney Garner & David Henry


Chakraborty S, Galla S, Cheng X, Yeo J-Y, Mell B, Singh V, Yeoh B, Saha P, Mathew AV, Vijay-Kumar M, Joe B. Salt-Responsive Metabolite, β-Hydroxybutyrate, Attenuates Hypertension. Cell Rep. 2018 Oct 16;25(3):677-689.e4. PMID: 30332647

February 27, 2019 – Christian Cabanlong & Brittney Garner


Khajehali E, Malone DT, Glass M, Sexton PM, Christopoulos A, Leach K. Biased Agonism and Biased Allosteric Modulation at the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor. Mol Pharmacol. 2015 Aug; 88(2): 368-379. PMID: 26044547

March 6, 2019 – Stephen Shrum & Kyle Urquhart


Hemby SE, McIntosh S, Leon F, Cutler SJ, McCurdy CR.  Abuse liability and therapeutic potential of the Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.  Addict Biol. 2018 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/adb.12639. PMID: 29949228

March 13, 2019 – Cancelled

March 20, 2019 – Spring Break

March 27, 2019 – Allie Davis & Stephen Shrum


Hayakawa K, Esposito E, Wang X, Terasaki Y, Liu Y, Changhong X, Ji X, Lo EH. Transfer of mitochondria from astrocytes to neurons after stroke. Nature. 2016 Jul 28; 535(7613):551-555. PMID: 27466127

April 3, 2019 – Laura Ewing & Allie Davis


Wheeler DS, Underhill SM, Stolz DB, Murdoch GH, Thiels E, Romero G, Amara SG. Amphetamine activates Rho GTPase signaling to mediate dopamine transporter internalization and acute behavioral effects of amphetamine.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22; 112(51): E7138-47. PMID: 26553986

April 17, 2019 – Melissa Clemens & Christian Cabanlong


Barry RL, Byun NE, Williams JM, Siuta MA, Tantawy MN, Speed NK, Saunders C, Galli A, Niswender KD, Avison MJ. Brief exposure to obesogenic diet disrupts brain dopamine networks.  PLoS One. 2018 Apr 26;13(4):e0191299. PMID: 29698491

April 24, 2019 – Amal Shoeib & Melissa Clemens


Milojevic S, Radicchi F, Walsh JP. Changing demographics of scientific careers: the rise of the temporary workforce. PNAS.  2018, Dec 11; 115(50): 12616-12623. PMID: 3053069

Fall 2018-2019 Schedule

September 5, 2018 – Julia Tobacyk & Samantha McClenahan

Bogenschutz MP, Forcehimes AA, Pommy JA, Wilcox CE, Barbosa PC, Strassman RJ. Psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol dependence: a proof-of-concept study. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Mar;29(3):289-99. doi: 10.1177/0269881114565144. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PMID: 25586396

September 12, 2018 – Chris Bolden & Lauren Russell


DeWire SM, Yamashita DS, Rominger DH, Liu G, Cowan CL, Graczyk TM, Chen XT, Pitis PM, Gotchev D, Yuan C, Koblish M, Lark MW, Violin JD. A G protein-biased ligand at the μ-opioid receptor is potently analgesic with reduced gastrointestinal and respiratory dysfunction compared with morphine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2013 Mar;344(3):708-17. doi: 10.1124/jpet.112.201616. Epub 2013 Jan 8. PMID: 23300227

September 19, 2018 – Christian Cabanlong & David Henry


Moodie R, Stuckler D, Monteiro C, Sheron N, Neal B, Thamarangsi T, Lincoln P, Casswell S; Lancet NCD Action Group.  Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries.  Lancet. 2013 Feb 23;381(9867):670-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62089-3. Epub 2013 Feb 12. PMID: 23410611

September 26, 2018 – Melissa Clemens & Samantha McClenahan

Simmler LD, Buser TA, Donzelli M, Schramm Y, Dieu LH, Huwyler J, Chaboz S, Hoener MC, Liechti ME. Pharmacological characterization of designer cathinones in vitro. Br J Pharmacol. 2013 Jan;168(2):458-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.02145.x. PMID: 22897747

October 3, 2018 – Lauren Russell & Julia Tobacyk

Jiang M, Wei Q, Dong G, Komatsu M, Su Y, Dong Z. Autophagy in proximal tubules protects against acute kidney injury. Kidney Int. 2012 Dec;82(12):1271-83. doi: 10.1038/ki.2012.261. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PMID: 22854643

October 10, 2018 – Stephen Shrum & Kyle Urquhart

Ishihara M, Urushido M, Hamada K, Matsumoto T, Shimamura Y, Ogata K, Inoue K, Taniguchi Y, Horino T, Fujieda M, Fujimoto S, Terada Y.  Sestrin-2 and BNIP3 regulate autophagy and mitophagy in renal tubular cells in acute kidney injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2013 Aug 15;305(4):F495-509. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00642.2012. Epub 2013 May 22. PMID: 2368117

October 18, 2018 – Kyle Urquhart & Chris Bolden

Morales AI, Detaille D, Prieto M, Puente A, Briones E, Arévalo M, Leverve X, López-Novoa JM, El-Mir MY. Metformin prevents experimental gentamicin-induced nephropathy by a mitochondria-dependent pathway. Kidney Int. 2010 May;77(10):861-9. doi: 10.1038/ki.2010.11. Epub 2010 Feb 17. PMID: 20164825

October 24, 2018 – Brittney Garner & Catheryn Wilson


Sorensen MV, Grossmann S, Roesinger M, Gresko N, Todkar AP, Barmettler G, Ziegler U, Odermatt A, Loffing-Cueni D, Loffing J. Rapid dephosphorylation of the renal sodium chloride cotransporter in response to oral potassium intake in mice.  Kidney Int. 2013 May;83(5):811-24. doi: 10.1038/ki.2013.14. Epub 2013 Feb 27. PMID: 23447069

October 31, 2018 – Melissa Clemens & Laura Ewing

De Miguel C, Guo C, Lund H, Feng D, Mattson DL. Infiltrating T lymphocytes in the kidney increase oxidative stress and participate in the development of hypertension and renal disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Mar;300(3):F734-42. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00454.2010. Epub 2010 Dec 15. PMID: 21159736

November 7, 2018 – Catheryn Wilson & Stephen Shrum

Nikolaev VO1, Moshkov A, Lyon AR, Miragoli M, Novak P, Paur H, Lohse MJ, Korchev YE, Harding SE, Gorelik J.  Beta2-adrenergic receptor redistribution in heart failure changes cAMP compartmentation. Science. 2010 Mar 26;327(5973):1653-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1185988. Epub 2010 Feb 25. PMID: 20185685

November 14, 2018 – David Henry & Brittney Garner

Scannevin RH, Chollate S, Jung MY, Shackett M, Patel H, Bista P, Zeng W, Ryan S, Yamamoto M, Lukashev M, Rhodes KJ. Fumarates promote cytoprotection of central nervous system cells against oxidative stress via the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 pathway. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Apr;341(1):274-84. doi: 10.1124/jpet.111.190132. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PMID: 22267202

November 28, 2018 – Laura Ewing & Christian Cabanlong

McNeil BD, Pundir P, Meeker S, Han L, Undem BJ, Kulka M, Dong X. Identification of a mast-cell-specific receptor crucial for pseudo-allergic drug reactions. Nature. 2015 Mar 12;519(7542):237-41. doi: 10.1038/nature14022. Epub 2014 Dec 17. PMID: 25517090