2021-2022 Seminar Series

Seminars are held virtually on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.  Please contact Cheryl Shelton to register.

September 22, 2021  – Special Session
Jason Paris, Ph.D. (Director, Neuropharmacology Core, University of Mississippi)
“HIV Proteins Disrupt Steroidogenesis: Implications for Stress and Reward”

October 6, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Dayton Petibone, Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology
“Development of Microphysiological Systems for Evaluating Anti-Zika Virus Therapies”

Dr. Xilin Li, Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology
“The Development and Application of Metabolically Competent TK6 Cell Lines for Genotoxicity Testing”

October 13, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Weida Tong, Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
“Three Things You Need to Know About AI”

Dr. Wenjing Guo, Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
“Informing Selection of Drugs for COVID-19 Treatment by Big Data Analytics”

October 20, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Sangeeta Khare, Division of Microbiology
“Gastrointestinal Microbiome: Translational and Regulatory Sciences Research”

Dr. Kidon Sung, Division of Microbiology
“Dynamic Adaptive Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to Antibiotic-Coated Catheters”

October 27, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Serguei Liachenko, Division of Neurotoxicology
“MRI Biomarkers of Neurotoxicity”

Dr. Andrew Shen, Division of Neurotoxicology
“The Importance of CBD Research at FDA”

November 3, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Ellen Jones, Division of Systems Biology
“MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry: A New Tool Imaging Modality for Use in Toxicological Studies”

Dr. Li Pang, Division of Systems Biology
“Evaluation of Oncology Drug-Induced Cardiotoxicity with Patient-Specific iPSC-CMs”

November 10, 2021 – NCTR Series
Dr. Camila Silva, Division of Biochemical Toxicology
“Wastewater Surveillance as a Complementary Tool to Monitor COVID-19 Spread in Arkansas”

Dr. Yuxi Li, Division of Biochemical Toxicology
“Identify Male Reproductive Toxicities of Chemicals Using In Vitro Cell Models”

November 17, 2021
Brian Parks
Title TBD

November 25, 2021
No Seminar – Thanksgiving

December 1, 2021
Lance Benson
Title TBD

December 8, 2021

December 15, 2021

December 22, 2021
No Seminar – Winter Break

December 29, 2021
No Seminar – Winter Break

January 6, 2022
Benjamin Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D.

January 12, 2022
Julia Tobacyk, Ph.D.
Title TBD

January 19, 2022

January 26, 2022

February 2, 2022

February 9, 2022
Hui-Ming Chang, M.D., M.P.H. (Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UAMS)
“Phoenix trials : Prevention of Heart Failure induced by Doxorubicin with Early Administration of Dexrazoxane”

February 16, 2022

February 23, 2022

March 2, 2022

March 9, 2022

March 16, 2022

March 21-25, 2022
No Seminar – Spring Break

March 30, 2022

April 6, 2022
No Seminar – EB 2022 Conference April 2-5

April 13, 2022

April 20, 2022
Robert Nickells, Ph.D. (Professor and Frederick A. Davis Chair of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

April 27, 2022
Parajuli Lab (TBD)
Title TBD

May 4, 2022

May 11, 2022

2020-2021 Seminar Series

Seminars are held virtually on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.  Please contact Pam Kahler to register.

November 4, 2020
Colleen Urban (Specialist, Nanostring Technologies)
“GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiling: Morphology Driven, High-Plex Spatial Analysis of Tissue Microenvironments”

November 11, 2020
No Seminar – Veterans Day

November 18, 2020
Lian Leng, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Emulate, Inc)
Recreating Key Features of the Human Body using “Organs-on-a-Chip””

November 25, 2020
No Seminar – Thanksgiving

December 2, 2020
Adam Brown, Ph.D. (Field Application Specialist, BioRad Laboratories)
“Power of Partitioning: The QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System”

December 9, 2020
Neil Detweiler, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Goshen College)
“Control of Ventilation and Ventilation-Perfusion Matching: from Mice to Yaks”

December 16, 2020
Samantha McClenahan, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University)
“Tools for Tubules: Development of Kir4.1/5.1 Potassium Channel Modulators for Controlling Sodium Reabsorption in the Distal Nephron”

December 23, 2020
No Seminar – Winter Break

December 30, 2020
No Seminar – Winter Break

January 6, 2021
Stephanie Byrum, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UAMS)
“Exploring Gene Expression in the Context of the Tissue Microenvironment using 10x Spatial Gene Expression”

January 13, 2021
Benjamin J. Lieblong, Ph.D. (Study Coordinator, Dept of Pathology, UAMS)
“Immunomechanisms of Cervical Precancerous Lesion Regression with PepCan, a Therapeutic Human Papillomavirus Vaccine”

January 20, 2021
Dr. Nancy Rusch, Department Town Hall Meeting

January 27, 2021
Donald Johann, Ph.D. (Professor, Dept of Biomedical Informatics, UAMS)
“The ABC’s of Next Generation Sequencing”

February 3, 2021
Galen Wenger, Ph.D. (Emeritus Professor, Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
“Behavioral Pharmacology and Its History at UAMS”

February 10, 2021
Anatoliy Gashev, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Texas A & M University)
“Mast Cells and Lymphatic Vessels: Bidirectional Regulatory Interactions”

February 17, 2021
Qinghua Zhou, Ph.D. (Professor, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China)
“Molecular Mechanisms of Autophagy Promotion by Mitochondrial Endonuclease G”

February 24, 2021
Zufeng Ding, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor Cardiology, Dept of Internal Medicine, UAMS)
“PCSK9 and Myocardial Infarction”

March 3, 2021
Timothy Haystead, Ph.D. (Professor, Duke University)
“Adventures in Targeting the Chaperone Machinery in Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes- from the Bench to Clinical Trials

March 10, 2021
 J. Christopher States, Ph.D. (Professor, Vice Chair, Research Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville)
“MicroRNA Dysregulation and Aneuploidy in Arsenic-induced Skin Carcinogenesis”

March 17, 2021
Nabil Alkayed, Ph.D. (Director, Cardiovascular Research, OHSU)
“GPR39 As a Therapeutic Target in Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

March 24, 2021
No Seminar – Spring Break

March 31, 2021
Edward T. Yeh, Ph.D. (Chair of Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS)
“SUMO/Sentrin, From Bench to Bedside”

April 7, 2021
Martin Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University)
High Density EEG and Network Analysis in Rodent Models of Neurological Disease

April 14, 2021
Sharda Singh, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Texas Tech University)
“Sulforaphane Use in Cancer Chemotherapy to Protect Against Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity”

April 21, 2021
Tanecia Mitchell, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham )
“The Role of Diet and Immunity in Kidney Stone Disease”

April 28, 2021
No Seminar – EB 2021 Conference

May 5, 2021
Elizabeth Byrnes, Ph.D. (Professor, Tufts University)
Is It Really All Your Mother’s Fault? Opioids, Transgenerational Epigenetics, and Metabolism

May 12, 2021
Steve Crowley, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor of Nephrology, Duke University)
“Regulators of Dendritic Cell-Mediated T Cell Activation in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension”

May 19, 2021
Theresa M. Carbonaro, Ph.D. (Pharmacologist, US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration)
“Evaluating Drug Abuse Liability: Applying Pharmacology Data to Drug Scheduling Actions”

May 26, 2021
Marco Pravetoni, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Minnesota)
“Vaccines and Antibody-based Strategies to Counteract Opioid Use Disorders and Overdose”