2018-2019 Seminar Series

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

October 10, 2018
Melissa Clemens, MPH (Graduate Student, UAMS)
“Phosphatidic Acid in Liver Regeneration after Acetaminophen Overdose: Significance and Signaling Mechanisms”

October 31, 2018
Lauren Russell, B.S. (Graduate Student, UAMS)
“Structure-Activity Relationships of Substituted Amphetamines and Cathinones in Mice”

November 7, 2018
Li Pang, M.D., Staff Fellow, National Center for Toxicological Research
Evaluation of Drug-Induced Cardiotoxicity with Human iPSC-CMs

November 14, 2018
Brent Hill, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas
The Effect of Space Travel: The Path Toward Understanding the Effect of Microgravity on the Vascular & Skeletal System in Female Mice

November 21, 2018
No Seminar – Thanksgiving

November 28, 2018
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D., Professor, Radiology and Neurology, UAMS
Targeted Delivery of Drugs and other Therapeutics

December 5, 2018
Swapnil Sonkusare, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Peroxynitrite-Induced Impairment of Endothelial Calcium Signaling Networks in Obesity

December 12, 2018
Brett Mitchell, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., Associate Professor, Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine
Effects of Renal Lymphatics on Hypertension

December 19, 2018
No Seminar – Christmas

December 26, 2018
No Seminar – Winter Break

January 2, 2019
No Seminar – Winter Break

January 9, 2019
No Seminar

January 16, 2019
No Seminar

January 23, 2019
No Seminar

January 30, 2019
No Seminar

February 6, 2019
Robert J. Shmookler Reis, D.Phil., Professor, Department of Geriatrics, UAMS. “When Good Proteins Turn Bad…Aggregation Underlies Alzheimer’s Disease and other Age-progressive Pathologies.”

February 13, 2019
To Be Announced

February 20, 2019
Jeffrey Padberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas. “Neuroanatomical Organization of the Thalamus and Early Retinofugal Pathways in the Nine Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)”

February 27, 2019
Udai Pandey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Human Genetics & Neurobiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Function and Dysfunction of RNA-Binding Proteins in Motor Neuron Degeneration

March 6, 2019
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Psychedelic (5-HT2AR) Psilocybin as a Smoking Cessation Medication”

March 13, 2019
W. Brooks Gentry, M.D., CMO, InterveXion Therapeutics; Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS
“Substance Abuse Therapies: Endpoints for Advanced Phase Clinical Trials”

March 20, 2019
No Seminar – Spring Break

March 27, 2019
Ronald Crystal, M.D., Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
“Active and Passive Anti-addiction Vaccines Based on Viral Vector Platforms”

April 3, 2019
Rupak Pathak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Health, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UAMS
“KLF2: A Novel Target to Mitigate Radiation Toxicity”

April 10, 2019
No Seminar – EB Conference

April 17, 2019
Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., Environmental and Occupational Health, UAMS College of Public Health
“The Phosphatidic Acid Switch in Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity ”

April 24, 2019
Luis Juncos, M.D., Chief of Nephrology, Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System, and Professor, UAMS Dept of Internal Medicine
“Modulation of Renal Injury via Differential Interplay between the Angiotensin II and Heme Oxygenase Systems”

May 1, 2019
Ricky Yuet-Kin Leung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
“Dysregulated Estrogen Signaling in Prostate Cancer”

June 12, 2019
Yu-chieh (Jack) Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center
“NGLY1-Mediated Protein Deglycosylation: An Emerging Vulnerable Point in Melanoma and Neurodevelopment”