Seminar Series

Spring 2014

MN-463, Chandler Medical Center Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Date Speaker Title Host

Mark L. Farman, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky

"Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Capabilities in the University of Kentucky Advanced Genetic Technologies Center" Brian Delisle
01/15/2014 Sanda Despa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Biomedical Phamacology, Univ. Kentucky
“Na+ Transport in the Heart: Role in Cardiac Disease" Jon Satin
01/22/2014 Steve Danzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept Anesthesia, Division of Neurobiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
“mTOR, neuronal plasticity and adult neurogenesis in the development of epilepsy” Bret Smith
01/29/2014 Michael A. Lane, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University

“Respiration, Neuroplasticity and Repair Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury”

Sasha Rabchevsky
02/05/2014 Boris Tenchov, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Physics and Biophysics, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
“Cationic phospholipids as nucleic acid carriers - correlation between structure and transfection activity” Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian
02/12/2014 Norman Haughey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University 
Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian
02/19/2014 Erin Wolf & Brianna Harfmann
Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
"The regulation of beta-defensin 3 in keratinocytes following exposure to ultraviolet radiation" &
"Muscle specific clock disruption, metabolic disease and cardiac hypertrophy"
02/26/2014 Tyler Kirby & Julie McLean
Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
“Myonuclear Transcriptional Output in Skeletal Muscle with Varying Nuclear Densities” & “Paracrine Effects of Lung Cancer in Cachexia: the Search for Factor X that Triggers Myosin Loss”  
03/05/2014 Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Endowed Chair The Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), University of Kentucky
“Targeting Mitochondrial Dysfunction following Traumatic CNS Injury; A "mitoNEEt" Approach” Alexander Rabchevsky
03/12/2014 Frank Spinale, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina
“The Myocardial Matrix as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Target” Charles Chung & Ken Campbell
03/19/2014 Jared Vasquez
Graduate Student, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
"ABCA7 and AD-associated SNPs: Translating a Mechanism into a Potential Therapeutic Target"  
03/26/2014 David J. Goldhamer, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
"Altered programming of muscle-resident stem cells leads to heterotopic ossification and regenerative failure" Karyn Esser
04/02/2014 Christopher S. Colwell, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Medical School
"The Aging Clock: opportunities for interventions" Karyn Esser
04/09/2014 Jerry Yu, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville
"Information processing in airway mechanoreceptors" Lu-Yuan Lee
04/16/2014 Leonard Konrad Kaczmarek, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology,
Yale School of Medicine
“RNA-binding Ion Channels and the Control of Neuronal Timing?” Alexander Rabchevsky
04/23/2014 Randal Voss, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
"Gene Expression During Salamander Limb Regeneration" Alexander Rabchevsky
04/30/2014 Brian Hodge & Mike Grossheim
Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
05/07/2014 Erica Littlejohn & Jenna VanRooyen
Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

Seung-Hee Yoo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT Health Science Center at Houston

TBA  Karyn Esser

05/19/2014, Monday, 3:00pm, MN363

Samir Patel, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist II, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
“Alternative biofuels as therapeutics for mitochondrial integrity after spinal cord injury”  

05/22/2014, Thursday, 3:00pm, MN263

Walter Marcotti, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
TBA Gregory Frolenkov
05/28/2014 David Randall, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky
“A few lessons learned in the laboratory over >40 years”   



Fall 2014

MN-363, Chandler Medical Center Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Date Speaker Title Host
08/24/2014   Open  
09/03/2014 Joseph A. Baur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania
TBA Karyn Esser
09/10/2014   Open  
09/17/2014 Jose Moron-Concepcion, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center
TBA  Brad Taylor
09/24/2014   Open  
10/01/2014   Open  
10/08/2014 Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
TBA Karyn Esser
10/15/2014   Open  
10/22/2014   Open  
10/29/2014 Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
TBA Karyn Esser
11/05/2014   Open  
11/12/2014   Open  
11/19/2014   Open  
11/26/2014   Open  
12/03/2014   Open  
12/10/2014   Open  
12/17/2014   Open  


 For speaker nominations, contact Gregory Frolenkov

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