Previous Seminars

Spring Semester 2019

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/11/2019 Khalid Eldahan, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky Dissertation Defense Mentor: Sasha Rabchevsky
1/23/2019 Cata Velez-Ortega, PhD University of Kentucky Pathways and Mechanisms of Endogenous Hearing Protection Alan Daugherty
1/30/2019 Fuqiang Xu, PhD Chinese Academy of Sciences Tools based on neurotropic viruses for structural and functional studies Skinner Lecture
2/13/2019 Trainee Talks: Brooke Ahern & Ben Shaw University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
2/20/2019 Pedro Vera, PhD University of Kentucky Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Mediates Bladder Pain: Central and Peripheral Mechanisms Erhard Bieberich
2/27/2019 Sara Campbell, PhD Rutgers University Male and female microbiota and inflammatory differs in response to high fat diet and exercise John McCarthy
3/6/2019 Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD University of Arizona System Biology Approaches to Acute Lung Injury, Repair and Novel Therapeutics Chris Waters
3/20/2019 Trainee Talks: Courtney Kloske, Zachary Winder, & Charles Seaks University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
3/22/2019 Lilian Custodio-Patsey, DDS, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky Dissertation Defense: "Spinal Kappa Opioid Receptor Activity Inhibits Adenylyl Cyclase-1 Dependent Mechanisms of Chronic Postoperative Pain" Mentor: Brad Taylor
3/27/2019 Trainee Talks: Ryan Cloyd & Brandon Farmer University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
4/3/2019 Trainee Talks: Ahmed Elsherbini University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
4/10/2019 Trainee Talks: Anthony DeSana & Jordan Wean University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
4/15/2019 Brittani Price, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky Dissertation Defense: Preclinical Targeting of TREM2 for the Treatment of Alzheimer's disease-type Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model Mentor: Donna Wilcock
4/17/2019 Dan Beard, PhD University of Michigan Targeting energy metabolism to improve cardiac mechanical function in heart failure Ken Campbell
4/24/2019 Trainee Talks: Taylor Valentino & Holden Williams University of Kentucky TBD Gregory Frolenkov
5/15/2019 Kristen L Zuloaga , PhD Albany Medical College Sex Differences in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment & Dementia Lance Johnson

Fall Semester 2018

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
9/6/2018 PGY Trainee Defense Seminar University of Kentucky Isabel Derera - “Alterations in GABAergic NTS Neuron Function in Association with TLE and SUDEP” Mentor: Bret Smith
9/12/2018 Scott Summers, PhD The University of Utah Targeting a Ceramide Double Bond to Treat Insulin Resistance and Steatohepatitis Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian
9/26/2018 Charles Chalfant, PhD University of South Florida The role of the ceramide-1-phosphate/cPLA2alpha interaction in wound healing and repair Erhard Bieberich
10/10/2018 Peter M. Kekenes-Huskey, PhD University of Kentucky Understanding the cardiac calcium signaling through computation: The Calcium,Calmodulin,Calcineurin signaling ‘triad’ Ken Campbell
10/17/2018 TBD
10/24/2018 Maya Guglin, MD, PhD University of Kentucky Pathophysiology of HF from clinician’s standpoint Ken Campbell
10/31/2018 Anne Moon, MD, PhD Geisinger Clinic Pandora’s T-box: pleiotropic molecular functions of Tbx3 in development and disease Brian Delisle
11/7/2018 John McCarthy, PhD University of Kentucky A tale of coming full circle: microRNAs, satellite cells and exosomes Alan Daugherty
11/14/2018 James McCully, PhD Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital Mitochondrial Transplantation: Applications and Potential Sasha Rabchevsky
11/28/2018 Retirement Celebration for David Randall, Marcielle DeBeer and Sandy Legan
12/5/2018 Scott Gordon, PhD University of Kentucky New Roles for Lipoproteins in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Alan Daugherty

Spring Semester 2018

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/17/2018 Jamie Sturgill, P.D University of Kentucky Targeting sphingolipids in the control of airway inflammation in asthma Lu-Yuan Lee
1/24/2018 Mary B. Sheppard, MD University of Kentucky The Genetics of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Alan Daugherty
1/31/2018 Analia Loria, PhD University of Kentucky Disturbances of the postnatal Stress Hyporesponsive Period heightens cardiometabolic risk in rodents Ming C. Gong
2/7/2018 Susan Schwab, PhD Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NY University School of Medicine Secrets and Lyase: New roles of S1P in the immune system Guanghu Wang
2/14/2018 Jeff Chen University of Kentucky Trainee Talks - Molecular mechanisms of thoracic aortic aneurysm formation Gregory Frolenkov
2/21/2018 Greg Corder, PhD Stanford University Dynamic neural mechanisms of pain perception, and molecular remodeling by opioids Skinner Lecture
2/28/2018 Dandan Sun, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh Glial cells in regulating brain disease microenvironment Guanghu Wang
3/7/2018 Jung-Bum Shin, PhD University of Virginia Dissecting Mechanisms Mediating Sensory Hair Cell Maintenance Gregory Frolenkov
3/14/2018 Bill Rebeck, PhD Georgetown University APOE phenotypes for AD prevention approaches Lance Johnson
3/21/2018 Shelby Meier Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky Trainee Talks - Understanding the Effects of Focal TBI on Tau Solubility Gregory Frolenkov
3/28/2018 Julian E. Stelzer, PhD Case Western Reserve University Integrative modulation of cardiac contractility by cMyBPC Ken Campbell
4/4/2018 Richard L. Proia, PhD National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases Regulation of sphingolipid metabolism and signaling Stefka Spassieva
4/11/2018 Robin Krimm, PhD University of Louisville Connecting taste buds to the brain Tim McClintock
4/25/2018 Guojun Bu, PhD Mayo Clinic Pathobiology of apoE4 in Alzheimer’s disease Lance Johnson
5/2/2018 Gerard Ahern, PhD Georgetown University Medical Center TRP channels and the regulation of blood flow Ken Campbell
5/9/2018 James Godwin, PhD The Jackson Labratory Using the salamander to guide regeneration in mammals Physiology Graduate Students
5/17/2018 Brooke Ahern, Ben Shaw, & Anthony DeSana University of Kentucky Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
5/23/2018 Brandon Farmer & Ahmed Elsherbini University of Kentucky Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
5/29/2018 Erica Littlejohn, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky Dissertation Defense - "INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 OVEREXPRESSION MEDIATES HIPPOCAMPAL REMODELING AND PLASTICITY FOLLOWING TBI" Mentor: Kathy Saatman
5/30/2018 Michael Orr & Brittani Price University of Kentucky Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
6/6/2018 Jordan Wean & Ryan Cloyd University of Kentucky Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
6/13/2018 Laura Peterson University of Kentucky Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov

Fall Semester 2017

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
8/16/2017 John Gensel, PhD University of Kentucky Sex, Drugs, and Macroph-aging in Spinal Cord Injury Alan Daugherty
8/30/2017 Kerry S. McDonald, PhD University of Missouri Cardiac myofilaments: from health to heart disease Ken Campbell
9/6/2017 Kenneth Campbell, PhD University of Kentucky Contractile function in human heart failure: from biophysics to biospecimens and back Alan Daugherty
9/13/2017 Gregory Frolenkov, PhD University of Kentucky Molecules and mechanisms of deafness Alan Daugherty
9/20/2017 Wolfgang J. Streit, PhD University of Florida Role of microglia in AD pathogenesis Sasha Rabchevsky
9/22/2017 Donna Wilcock, PhD University of Kentucky Translating a genetic risk gene for Alzheimer’s into an effective therapy Alan Daugherty
9/29/2017 Joe Abisambra, PhD University of Kentucky Endoplasmic reticulum catastrophes in neurodegeneration: tau, ER dysfunction, and other demons Alan Daugherty
10/3/2017 Cheavar Blair, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky PGY Dissertation Defense - The Mechanical Properties of Non-failing and Failing Human Myocardium Mentor: Ken Campbell
10/4/2017 Kara C. Hoover, PhD University of Alaska Sensory Disruptions: Is modern living killing our sense of smell? Tim McClintock
10/25/2017 Lena H. Ting, PhD Emory University Force encoding in muscle spindles: Towards a multiscale model for sensorimotor feedback control Ken Campbell
11/1/2017 Hiroaki Matsunami, PhD Duke University Deorphanizing olfactory receptors Tim McClintock
11/22/2017 Allison Steele, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky PGY Dissertation Defense - New Insights into Post-Sepsis Muscle Weakness Elucidated using a Novel Animal Model Mentor: Hiroshi Saito
11/29/2017 David M. Holtzman, MD Washington University St. Louis APOE: Role in amyloid-β accumulation and in tau-mediated neurodegeneration Lance Johnson
12/6/2017 L. Ashley Cowart, PhD Medical University of South Carolina Sphingolipids as mediators of diabetic cardiomyopathy M.N. Karakashian
12/12/2017 Yuan Wen, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky PGY Dissertation Defense - Β-CATENIN REGULATION OF ADULT SKELETAL MUSCLE PLASTICITY Mentor: John McCarthy
12/13/2017 Hans Keirstead, PhD AIVITA Biomedical Translation of stem cell-based technologies Sasha Rabchevsky

Spring Semester 2017

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/11/2017 Kevin J. Pearson, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Science Is Pregnancy an Appropriate Time to Intervene in Order to Improve Long-Term Offspring Health? Paco Andrade
1/25/2017 Karim Fouad, PhD University of Alberta, Department of Physical Therapy Plasticity after spinal cord injury: from the brain to the sacral spinal cord Sasha Rabchevsky
2/10/2017 Jenny Lutshumba University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Graduate Student Dissertation Defense Seminar Mentor: Ming Cui Gong
2/15/2017 Marco Colonna, MD Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Department of Pathology & Immunology Innate lymphoid cell in immunity Physiology Graduate Students
2/22/2017 Xiang-An Li, PhD Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky Role of SR-BI/HDL in sepsis and its translational potential Alan Daugherty
3/7/2017 Erica Weekman, PhD Candidate University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Dissertation Defense Seminar “Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment” Mentor: Donna Wilcock
3/8/2017 PGY Trainees Brittani Price & Laura Peterson University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
3/22/2017 PGY Trainees Shelby Meier & Michael Orr University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
3/29/2017 Lik Chuan Lee, PhD Michigan State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering Multiscale computational cardiovascular modeling: development and applications Ken Campbell
3/31/2017 Thitinart Sithisarn, MD University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Dissertation Defense Seminar - "The Effects of Perinatal Oxycodone Exposure on the Stress Axis and Neurobehavior" Mentor: Sandy Legan
4/5/2017 Daniel W. Pack, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering (Re)Engineering Gene Delivery: Toward Construction of Artificial Viruses Paco Andrade
4/12/2017 Eng Lo, PhD Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital Help-me signaling in the CNS after stroke Jenna Gollihue / Sasha Rabchevsky
4/19/2017 PGY Trainees Jeff Chen & Timothy Kopper University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Trainee Talks Gregory Frolenkov
4/26/2017 Yun Guan, MD, PhD The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Exploring New Pharmaceutical Target and Electroceutical Mechanism for Chronic Pain Treatment Brad Taylor
5/3/2017 Robert J. Deschenes, PhD University of South Florida, Department of Molecular Medicine Regulation of protein trafficking by palmitoyl acyltransferases Joe Abisambra

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

Fall Semester 2015

2014 Seminar Schedule


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


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


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


Michael A. Lane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University

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

Sasha Rabchevsky


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


Norman Haughey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University 


Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian


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"


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”



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


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


Jared Vasquez

Graduate Student, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

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



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


Christopher S. Colwell, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Medical School

"The Aging Clock: opportunities for interventions"

Karyn Esser


Jerry Yu, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville

"Information processing in airway mechanoreceptors"

Lu-Yuan Lee


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


Randal Voss, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky

"Gene Expression During Salamander Limb Regeneration"

Alexander Rabchevsky


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”



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”



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


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


Gregory Frolenkov


David Randall, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky

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



Charles S Chung, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

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



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"











Jose Moron-Concepcion, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center

"Opioids, pain and addiction: A vicious cycle"



 Brad Taylor










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


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


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


Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

"CCTS biobanking: new opportunities for translational research"



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


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


John McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

“Ribosome specialization in adult skeletal muscle”



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

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




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

"TRPA1 channels regulate hearing sensitivity after noise exposure"



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


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