2017-2018 Seminar Series

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

October 18, 2017
Mina Nekouei, M.S. (Visiting Ph.D. CandidateShahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)
“Changes in Biophysical Characteristics of Profilin1 Due to Mutation Causing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”

November 1, 2017
Allison Oliveto, Ph.D. (Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Translational Research Institute, UAMS)
“Identifying Efficacious Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Clinical Trials Methods”

November 8, 2017
William Hyatt, B.S. (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
“Hyperneophagia and Novelty-Elicited Locomotor Activity as Predictors of Psychostimulant-Like Effects in Mice”

November 15, 2017
Andrew Alt, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Biology, Arvinas, Inc., New Haven, CT)
“A New Approach for Pain Medications: The Discovery of Positive Allosteric Modulators of Opioid Receptors through High-Throughput Screening”

December 6, 2017
Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., B.S.Ph., FAAPS (Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida)
“Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Pain through Translational Research”

December 13, 2017
Sara Taylor, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Hendrix College)
“A Scientist, a Drug User, and a Rat Walk into an Operant Chamber…”

January 10, 2018
Sung Rhee, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
“Beta-Adrenergic Receptors in Cerebral Collateral Arteries: Implications for Stroke Outcome”

January 17, 2018
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D. (Professor, Professor, Radiology and Neurology, UAMS)
“UAMS Radiology Stroke Research: Sonothrombolysis, Neuroprotection, Targeted Therapy and Potential Future Directions.”

January 24, 2018
Kenneth Byron, Ph.D. (Professor, Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Loyola University Chicago, IL)
“Kv7 Potassium Channels as Regulators of Vascular and Airway Smooth Muscle Contractility and as Therapeutic Drug Targets.”

January 31, 2018
Muralidhar Hegde, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Neurology, Houston Methodist Research Institute)
“New Mechanism of Genome Repair Inhibition Involving RNA Binding Proteins TDP-43 and FUS in Motor Neuron Disease.”

February 7, 2018
Mahmoud Moradi, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)
Characteriziing Large-Scale Conformational Changes of Proteins Using Petascale Supercomputers.”

February 14, 2018
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D. (Professor, Radiology and Neurology, UAMS)
“UAMS Radiology Stroke Research” Sonothrombolysis, Neuroprotection, Targeted Therapy and Potential Future Directions.”

February 21, 2018
Srinivas Ayyadevara, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor & Research Health Scientist, Department of Geratrics, UAMS)
“Western Diet Increases Protein Aggregation and Alters Membrane Tethering of Signal Transduction Proteins.”

February 28, 2018
Davide Trotti, Ph.D. (Research Director, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, Thomas Jefferson University)
“Pathogenic Mechanisms Linked to the Aberrant C9orf72 Hexanucleotide Repeat Expansion in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.”

March 7, 2018
Hong-Yu Li, Ph.D. (Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, UAMS)
“Synactix Inc. and Academic Case Studies of Targeted Therapy.”

March 14, 2018
Ryoichi Fujiwara, Ph.D. (Research Associate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, UAMS)
“Skin-Based Prediction of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Individuals.”

March 21, 2018
No Seminar – Spring Break

March 28, 2018
Bradley Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, UAMS)
“Opioid Use Trajectories – What We Have Learned from Big Data.”

April 4, 2018
Chris Larsen, MD (Director, Research Department, Arkana Laboratories, Little Rock)
“Renal Pathology in the Era of Precision Medicine: The Evolution of Histopathologic Phenomena with Pathophysiologic Insight.”

April 11, 2018
Igor Pogribny, MD, Ph.D. (Senior Research Investigator, Division of Biochemical Toxicology, NCTR)
“Genotoxic, Epigenotoxic and Transcriptomic Events in Carcinogenesis, Carcinogen Detection, and Cancer Risk Elucidation.”