Previous Seminars

Fall Semester 2016

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
9/7/2016 John D'Orazio, MD, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Hormonal regulation of DNA repair in the skin: a melanoma determinant Alan Daugherty
9/14/2016 Jose F. Abisambra, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Lost in translation: molecular patho-mechanisms of tauopathies and acute neurodegeneration Alan Daugherty
9/21/2016 Juan Carlos Marvizon, PhD University of California, Los Angeles Latent Sensitization: Interaction between Chronic Pain and Stress Brad Taylor
9/28/2016 Douglas Everett, PhD University of Colorado, Denver Explorations in Statistics: Fundamental Concepts Dexter Speck
10/19/2016 Ulrich Mueller, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine The Sound of Silence: Mechanotransduction, Auditory Perception, and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Deafness Gregory Frolenkov
10/26/2016 Gregory Graf, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Pharmaceutical Science Reverse Cholesterol Transport: Routes and Regulation Dexter Speck (Skinner Lecture)
11/2/2016 Gregory Frolenkov, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Self-repair in mechanically-damaged non-regenerating auditory hair cells Alan Daugherty
11/16/2016 Robin Cooper, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Biology Modulation of central circuits, neuromuscular junctions and muscle in Drosophila & crustaceans for research & educational programs Paco Andrade
11/30/2016 Andy Y. Shih, PhD Medical University of South Carolina The effects of cerebral microvascular ischemia revealed by in vivo optical imaging and manipulation Joe Abisambra
12/14/2016 Teresa Pitts University of Louisville, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center Effects of cervical spinal cord injury on swallow Lu-Yuan Lee

Spring Semester 2016

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/27/2016 Christopher Yengo, PhD Penn State The Mechanism of Force Generation in Myosins and Impact of Disease Associated Mutations Ken Campbell
2/24/2016 Jeffrey Magee, PhD HHMI Janelia Research Campus "A fundamental microcircuit computation in neocortex and hippocampus" Physiology Graduate Students
3/2/2016 Seth Smith, PhD Vanderbilt University Advanced MRI strategies: Help, Hindrance, Hipster, or Hyperbole? Moriel Vandsburger
3/9/2016 Michael Lane, PhD Spinal Cord Research Center, Drexel University Enhancing respiratory plasticity following cervical spinal cord injury Sasha Rabchevsky
3/16/2016 Matthew Rondina, MD University of Utah Novel Platelet Functions in Health and Disease Ken Campbell
3/23/2016 Ai-Ling Lin, PhD University of Kentucky mTOR Pathway: A Potential Intervention to Retard Brain Aging and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Assessed by Neuroimaging Lu-Yuan Lee
3/30/2016 Anne Anderson, MD Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital Comorbidities in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy Bret Smith
4/6/2016 Marcos Sotomayor, PhD Ohio State University "Mechanisms and Mechanosensitivity: Exceptional Cadherins for Hearing, Balance & Beyond” Gregory Frolenkov
4/13/2016 Lori Isom, PhD University of Michigan Roles of sodium channel gene mutations in epileptic encephalopathy with SUDEP Brian Delisle
4/20/2016 Physiology Graduate Student Presentations Physiology Graduate Students Presentation, University of Kentucky Khalid Eldahan and Tori Stromp Alan Daugherty
5/4/2016 Jonathan Wenk, PhD University of Kentucky Computational Modeling of Cardiac Mechanics: Insights into Disease and Treatment Strategies Ken Campbell
5/11/2016 Physiology Graduate Student Presentations Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky Jennifer Gooch and Timothy Kopper
5/16/2016 Paul A. Mueller, Ph.D. Candidate Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky Paul A. Mueller Dissertation Defense Seminar
5/25/2016 Lilian Custodio Physiology Graduate Student Presentation, University of Kentucky The contribution of opioid receptor subtypes in the inhibition of postoperative pain
6/2/2016 Erin Wolf Horrell, PhD Candidate Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky Erin Wolf Horrell Dissertation Defense Seminar

Spring Semester 2015

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
2/9/2015 Linheng Li, Ph.D. Stowers Institute for Medical Research Maintaining Normal and Targeting Leukenia Stem Cells Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
3/5/2015 Telomerase in atherosclerosis
6/10/2015 Venkateswaran Subramanian, Ph.D. Research Faculty, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Univ. Kentucky "Role of Calpain in Aortic Aneurysms"
6/17/2015 Hong Lu, MD, Ph.D. Research Faculty, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Univ. Kentucky "Angiotensinogen has unique functions independent of its role on generating angiotensin I"

Fall Semester 2015

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
9/9/2015 Alan Koretsky, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Scientific Director, NINDS/NIH Alan Koretsky, Ph.D. (NINDS/NIH)
9/30/2015 Ben Wolozin, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
10/7/2015 Brianna Harfmann - Graduate Student Defense / Muscle specific loss of Bmal1 leads to disrupted tissue glucose metabolism and systemic glucose homeostasis.
10/7/2015 William Sonntag, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, University of Oklahoma William Sonntag, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
10/8/2015 Brian Hodge - Graduate Student Defense Seminar / The Skeletal Muscle Molecular Clock Regulates the Timing of Substrate Metabolism and the Circadian Expression of Titin-cap
10/9/2015 Ryan Griggs - Graduate Student Defense Seminar / Targeting methylglyoxal and PPAR gamma to alleviate painful type 2 diabetes
10/28/2015 Cancelled - Jonathan Wenk, PhD Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky
11/4/2015 Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD Dean of the UK College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky
11/11/2015 Shawn Hochman, PhD Emory University “Neuromodulation-based integration and disintegration of spinal cord sensory, motor and autonomic function in behavior” Sasha Rabchevsky, PhD
12/9/2015 Helen I'Anson, PhD Washington and Lee University "Is there such a thing as good or bad snacks?" Dexter Speck, PhD and Sandy Legan, PhD
12/16/2015 Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD University of Maryland “Yin and Yang of Capsaicin Receptor in Pain” Kathryn Saatman, PhD
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2014 Seminar Schedule

1/8/2014

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

1/15/2014

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

1/22/2014

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

1/29/2014

Michael A. Lane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University

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

Sasha Rabchevsky

2/5/2014

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

2/12/2014

Norman Haughey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University 

Cancelled

Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian

2/19/2014

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"

2/26/2014

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”

 

3/5/2014

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

3/12/2014

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

3/19/2014

Jared Vasquez

Graduate Student, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"ABCA7 and AD-associated SNPs: Translating a Mechanism into a Potential Therapeutic Target"

 

3/26/2014

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

4/2/2014

Christopher S. Colwell, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Medical School

"The Aging Clock: opportunities for interventions"

Karyn Esser

4/9/2014

Jerry Yu, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville

"Information processing in airway mechanoreceptors"

Lu-Yuan Lee

4/16/2014

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

4/23/2014

Randal Voss, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky

"Gene Expression During Salamander Limb Regeneration"

Alexander Rabchevsky

4/30/2014

Brian Hodge & Mike Grossheim

Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

“Titin-cap as a Clock-Controlled Gene in Skeletal Muscle: A Novel Mechanism of Myofilament Homeostasis” & “A Novel Mechanism of Repair in Hair Cell Stereocilia of the Inner Ear”

 

5/7/2014

Erica Littlejohn & Jenna VanRooyen

Graduate Students, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

“Effects of Mitochondrial Transplantation after Spinal Cord Injury on Cellular Bioenergetics, Neuroprotection and Functional Recovery” & “Effects of Mitochondrial Transplantation after Spinal Cord Injury on Cellular Bioenergetics, Neuroprotection and Functional Recovery”

 

5/14/2014

Seung-Hee Yoo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT Health Science Center at Houston

“Circadian Rhythms: from Genes to Behavior”

 Karyn Esser

05/19/2014,

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”

 

Cancelled, to be re-scheduled

Walter Marcotti, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

TBA

Gregory Frolenkov

5/28/2014

David Randall, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky

“A few lessons learned in the laboratory over >40 years” 

 

8/20/2014

Charles S Chung, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"Diastolic Function: From Human Patients to Rodent Sarcomeres and Back"

 

8/27/2014

Donna M. Wilcock Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"Neuroinflammatory Phenotypes in Alzheimer’s Disease; Therapeutic Potential"

 

9/3/2014

 

Re-scheduled

 

9/10/2014

 

Re-scheduled

 

9/17/2014

Jose Moron-Concepcion, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center

"Opioids, pain and addiction: A vicious cycle"

 

 

 Brad Taylor

9/24/2014

 

Open

 

10/1/2014

 

Open

 

10/8/2014

Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

"Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Commitment"

Karyn Esser

10/15/2014

Hua Bai, Ph.D.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University

"TGF-beta/Activin Signaling Regulates Muscle Proteostasis, Autophagy and Longevity in Drosophila"

Karyn Esser

10/22/2014

F. Edward Dudek, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine

“Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy:  neonatal seizures, EEG suppression and epilepsy”

Bret Smith

10/29/2014

Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"CCTS biobanking: new opportunities for translational research"

 

11/5/2014

Frederick C. Luft, MD

Director of the Experimental and Clinical Research, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

"How Ignorance Drives Science"

Alan Daugherty

11/12/2014

Aneta Dobierzewska, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Universidad de los Andes,

Santiago, Chile

"Imbalance in the bioactive sphingolipid rheostat in patients with preeclampsia"

Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian

11/19/2014

John McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

“Ribosome specialization in adult skeletal muscle”

 

12/2/2014

Danielle Lyons, PhD Defense, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"Stopping Orofacial Pain: New Therapeutic Uses For Old Drugs"

 

 

12/3/2014

Catalina Vélez-Ortega, PhD Defense, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"TRPA1 channels regulate hearing sensitivity after noise exposure"

 

12/10/2014

Nadine Kabbani, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, George Mason University

"Nicotinic receptor driven calcium signals for axon growth and regeneration in the nervous system"

John Gensel

12/17/2014

Carla Cantagallo & Adrian Ho,

Research Data Center, University of Kentucky

"Managing and sharing research data - How?  And Why?"

Ken Campbell

2013 Seminar Schedule
7/12/2013 11:00 am, MS505 David P.D. Woldbye, PhD “Gene therapeutic overexpression of NPY transgenes: a future treatment for epilepsy?”  Brad Taylor
  Associate Professor Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Univeristy of Copenhagen    
8/21/2013 Loren Wold, PhD  “Environmental Triggers of Heart Disease” Karyn Esser
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University    
8/28/2013 Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Ph.D.  "Skeletal muscle mid-life crisis: metabolic mayhem or controlled chaos in cancer and aging?" Charlotte Peterson
  Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch    
9/4/2013 Jeffrey Petruska, Ph.D. "Mechanisms of Axon Growth in the Adult: From Screening to Function"  Brad Taylor
  Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville    
9/11/2013 Nadine P Connor, PhD  "Plasticity in lingual and laryngeal muscles" Charlotte Peterson
  Associate Professor, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin    
9/18/2013 Richard B. Greissman  ‘The Perfect Storm’ and Other Tales of the Academy PGY TEaM
  Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Kentucky    
9/25/2013 Michal Masternak, PhD  “Growth hormone, adipose tissue and aging” Esther Dupont-Versteegden
  Associate Professor University of Central Florida (Orlando)    
10/2/2013 George Billman, PhD, "Cardiac autonomic remodeling and susceptibility to sudden cardiac death: Effect of endurance exercise training." Skinner lecture; Dexter Speck
  Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, Ohio State University    
10/9/2013 Ravi Balijepalli, PhD  “Caveolae Regulation of Cardiac Ion Channels and Signaling” Brian Delisle
  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsisn - Madison    
10/16/2013 Robert Fettiplace, Ph.D.  "In search of the hair cell mechanotransducer channel: the role of the transmembrane channel-like proteins" Gregory Frolenkov
  Steenbock Professor of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison    
10/23/2013   Open  
10/30/2013 Mark L Baccei, Ph.D.  "Pacemaker Neurons in the Developing Spinal Cord" Brad Taylor
  Research Assistant Professor University of Cincinnati    
11/6/2013 Brian Delisle, Ph.D.  "Cardiac Channelopathies: From Bedside to Bench and Back Again...."  
  Assistant Professor, Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky    
11/13/2013 Douglas Millay, Ph.D. "Molecular Regulation of Myoblast Fusion" Karyn Esser
  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas    
11/20/2013 Donna Wilcock, Ph.D. “Developing Novel Mouse Models for the Study of Vascular Contributions to Dementia”  
  Assistant Professor, Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky    
11/27/2013   Open  
12/4/2013 John P. Kirwan, Ph.D. “Impact of Glucose Metabolism on Health and Disease – Regulation by Exercise, Diet, and Bariatric Surgery”  Karyn Esser
  Professor of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University    
12/11/2013 Stuart Campbell, Ph.D. “Prospects for Improving Risk Assessment in Cardiomyopathy Patients”  PGY postdos
  Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University    
12/18/2013   Open  

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