Previous Seminars

Fall Semester 2019

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
7/30/2019 Shelby Meier, PhD Candidate PGY Trainee Defense MN 363 University of Kentucky Co-Mentors: Kathy Saatman & Joe Abisambra
8/7/2019 Sean Thatcher, PhD Vitamin K. MN 463 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
8/15/2019 Thad Wilson, PhD Teaching a wider range: expanding "normal" for physiology Marian University Alan Daugherty
9/18/2019 Brian Delisle, PhD Cardiac Electrophysiology: Lessons from Long QT Syndrome MN 263 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
9/25/2019 Eve Schneider, PhD Skin in the game: Mechanotransduction in glabrous skin of tactile foraging birds MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
10/2/2019 Kenneth Tran, PhD A multidisciplinary approach to understanding cardiac mechano-energetics: Bioinstrumentation, experimentation and computational modelling MN 263 University of Auckland Ken Campbell
10/9/2019 Tooraj Mirshahi, PhD Role of polycystins in primary cilia hedgehog signaling and population genetics of ADPKD MN 263 Geisinger Clinic Brian Delisle
10/16/2019 Ademuyiwa Aromolaran, PhD Arrhythmia Mechanisms: Role for Potassium Channels SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brian Delisle
10/23/2019 Benjamin J. Perrin, Ph.D. Actin severing proteins shape cellular architecture MN 263 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Cata Velez-Ortega
10/30/2019 Hussein Yassine, MD ApoE Aggregation, ABCA1 and Alzheimer’s disease MN 263 University of Southern California Lance Johnson
11/6/2019 Markesbery Symposium - No Seminar -
11/7/2019 Hong Lu, MD, PhD The Renin-Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Functions MN 463 University of Kentucky Ming Gong
11/13/2019 Skinner Lecture: Kathleen Schoch, PhD Antisense oligonucleotide-based strategies for targeting tau in neurodegenerative disease Washington University St. Louis Kathy Saatman
11/20/2019 Nathalie Pamir, PhD Lp(a), Plasminogen, and Sterol Efflux: Tip of the Iceberg MN 263 Oregon Health & Science University Alan Daugherty

Spring Semester 2019

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
1/11/2019 Khalid Eldahan, PhD Candidate Dissertation Defense MN 263 University of Kentucky Mentor: Sasha Rabchevsky
1/23/2019 Cata Velez-Ortega, PhD Pathways and Mechanisms of Endogenous Hearing Protection MN263 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
1/30/2019 Fuqiang Xu, PhD Tools based on neurotropic viruses for structural and functional studies MN263 Chinese Academy of Sciences Skinner Lecture
2/13/2019 Trainee Talks: Brooke Ahern & Ben Shaw TBD MN263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
2/20/2019 Pedro Vera, PhD Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Mediates Bladder Pain: Central and Peripheral Mechanisms MN 263 University of Kentucky Erhard Bieberich
2/27/2019 Sara Campbell, PhD Male and female microbiota and inflammatory differs in response to high fat diet and exercise MN263 Rutgers University John McCarthy
3/6/2019 Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD System Biology Approaches to Acute Lung Injury, Repair and Novel Therapeutics MN263 University of Arizona Chris Waters
3/20/2019 Trainee Talks: Courtney Kloske, Zachary Winder, & Charles Seaks TBD MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
3/22/2019 Lilian Custodio-Patsey, DDS, PhD Candidate Dissertation Defense: "Spinal Kappa Opioid Receptor Activity Inhibits Adenylyl Cyclase-1 Dependent Mechanisms of Chronic Postoperative Pain" BBSRB 202A University of Kentucky Mentor: Brad Taylor
3/27/2019 Trainee Talks: Ryan Cloyd & Brandon Farmer TBD MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
4/3/2019 Trainee Talks: Ahmed Elsherbini TBD MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
4/10/2019 Trainee Talks: Anthony DeSana & Jordan Wean TBD MN263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
4/15/2019 Brittani Price, PhD Candidate Dissertation Defense: Preclinical Targeting of TREM2 for the Treatment of Alzheimer's disease-type Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model MN 263 University of Kentucky Mentor: Donna Wilcock
4/17/2019 Dan Beard, PhD Targeting energy metabolism to improve cardiac mechanical function in heart failure MN263 University of Michigan Ken Campbell
4/24/2019 Trainee Talks: Taylor Valentino & Holden Williams TBD MN263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
5/15/2019 Kristen L Zuloaga , PhD Sex Differences in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment & Dementia MN263 Albany Medical College Lance Johnson

Fall Semester 2018

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
9/6/2018 PGY Trainee Defense Seminar Isabel Derera - “Alterations in GABAergic NTS Neuron Function in Association with TLE and SUDEP” MN 463 University of Kentucky Mentor: Bret Smith
9/12/2018 Scott Summers, PhD Targeting a Ceramide Double Bond to Treat Insulin Resistance and Steatohepatitis MN 463 The University of Utah Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian
9/19/2018 NO SEMINAR - DEPT EVENT -
9/26/2018 Charles Chalfant, PhD The role of the ceramide-1-phosphate/cPLA2alpha interaction in wound healing and repair University of South Florida Erhard Bieberich
10/3/2018 NO SEMINAR - FCPS FALL BREAK -
10/10/2018 Peter M. Kekenes-Huskey, PhD Understanding the cardiac calcium signaling through computation: The Calcium,Calmodulin,Calcineurin signaling ‘triad’ MN 463 University of Kentucky Ken Campbell
10/17/2018 TBD MN 463
10/24/2018 Maya Guglin, MD, PhD Pathophysiology of HF from clinician’s standpoint MN 463 University of Kentucky Ken Campbell
10/31/2018 Anne Moon, MD, PhD Pandora’s T-box: pleiotropic molecular functions of Tbx3 in development and disease MN 463 Geisinger Clinic Brian Delisle
11/7/2018 John McCarthy, PhD A tale of coming full circle: microRNAs, satellite cells and exosomes MN 463 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
11/14/2018 James McCully, PhD Mitochondrial Transplantation: Applications and Potential MN 463 Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital Sasha Rabchevsky
11/21/2018 NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING BREAK TBD
11/28/2018 Retirement Celebration for David Randall, Marcielle DeBeer and Sandy Legan Boone Center
12/5/2018 Scott Gordon, PhD New Roles for Lipoproteins in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease MN 463 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty

Spring Semester 2018

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
1/17/2018 Jamie Sturgill, P.D Targeting sphingolipids in the control of airway inflammation in asthma MN 263 University of Kentucky Lu-Yuan Lee
1/24/2018 Mary B. Sheppard, MD The Genetics of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm MN 263 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
1/31/2018 Analia Loria, PhD Disturbances of the postnatal Stress Hyporesponsive Period heightens cardiometabolic risk in rodents MN 263 University of Kentucky Ming C. Gong
2/7/2018 Susan Schwab, PhD Secrets and Lyase: New roles of S1P in the immune system MN 263 Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NY University School of Medicine Guanghu Wang
2/14/2018 Jeff Chen Trainee Talks - Molecular mechanisms of thoracic aortic aneurysm formation MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
2/21/2018 Greg Corder, PhD Dynamic neural mechanisms of pain perception, and molecular remodeling by opioids MN 263 Stanford University Skinner Lecture
2/28/2018 Dandan Sun, MD, PhD Glial cells in regulating brain disease microenvironment MN 263 University of Pittsburgh Guanghu Wang
3/7/2018 Jung-Bum Shin, PhD Dissecting Mechanisms Mediating Sensory Hair Cell Maintenance MN 263 University of Virginia Gregory Frolenkov
3/14/2018 Bill Rebeck, PhD APOE phenotypes for AD prevention approaches MN 263 Georgetown University Lance Johnson
3/21/2018 Shelby Meier Trainee Talks - Understanding the Effects of Focal TBI on Tau Solubility MN 263 Dept. Physiology, Univ. Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
3/28/2018 Julian E. Stelzer, PhD Integrative modulation of cardiac contractility by cMyBPC MN 263 Case Western Reserve University Ken Campbell
4/4/2018 Richard L. Proia, PhD Regulation of sphingolipid metabolism and signaling MN 263 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases Stefka Spassieva
4/11/2018 Robin Krimm, PhD Connecting taste buds to the brain MN 263 University of Louisville Tim McClintock
4/25/2018 Guojun Bu, PhD Pathobiology of apoE4 in Alzheimer’s disease MN 263 Mayo Clinic Lance Johnson
5/2/2018 Gerard Ahern, PhD TRP channels and the regulation of blood flow MN 263 Georgetown University Medical Center Ken Campbell
5/9/2018 James Godwin, PhD Using the salamander to guide regeneration in mammals MN 263 The Jackson Labratory Physiology Graduate Students
5/17/2018 Brooke Ahern, Ben Shaw, & Anthony DeSana Trainee Talks University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
5/23/2018 Brandon Farmer & Ahmed Elsherbini Trainee Talks MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
5/29/2018 Erica Littlejohn, PhD Candidate Dissertation Defense - "INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 OVEREXPRESSION MEDIATES HIPPOCAMPAL REMODELING AND PLASTICITY FOLLOWING TBI" MN 263 University of Kentucky Mentor: Kathy Saatman
5/30/2018 Michael Orr & Brittani Price Trainee Talks MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
6/6/2018 Jordan Wean & Ryan Cloyd Trainee Talks University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov
6/13/2018 Laura Peterson Trainee Talks MN 263 University of Kentucky Gregory Frolenkov

Fall Semester 2017

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
8/16/2017 John Gensel, PhD Sex, Drugs, and Macroph-aging in Spinal Cord Injury BBSRB 202A University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
8/30/2017 Kerry S. McDonald, PhD Cardiac myofilaments: from health to heart disease MN 263 University of Missouri Ken Campbell
9/6/2017 Kenneth Campbell, PhD Contractile function in human heart failure: from biophysics to biospecimens and back TODD (formerly Bio-Pharm) 234 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
9/13/2017 Gregory Frolenkov, PhD Molecules and mechanisms of deafness MN 236 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
9/20/2017 Wolfgang J. Streit, PhD Role of microglia in AD pathogenesis MN 263 University of Florida Sasha Rabchevsky
9/22/2017 Donna Wilcock, PhD Translating a genetic risk gene for Alzheimer’s into an effective therapy CTW 411 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
9/29/2017 Joe Abisambra, PhD Endoplasmic reticulum catastrophes in neurodegeneration: tau, ER dysfunction, and other demons CTW 411 University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
10/3/2017 Cheavar Blair, PhD Candidate PGY Dissertation Defense - The Mechanical Properties of Non-failing and Failing Human Myocardium TBD University of Kentucky Mentor: Ken Campbell
10/4/2017 Kara C. Hoover, PhD Sensory Disruptions: Is modern living killing our sense of smell? University of Alaska Tim McClintock
10/25/2017 Lena H. Ting, PhD Force encoding in muscle spindles: Towards a multiscale model for sensorimotor feedback control MN 263 Emory University Ken Campbell
11/1/2017 Hiroaki Matsunami, PhD Deorphanizing olfactory receptors Duke University Tim McClintock
11/22/2017 Allison Steele, PhD Candidate PGY Dissertation Defense - New Insights into Post-Sepsis Muscle Weakness Elucidated using a Novel Animal Model MN 463 University of Kentucky Mentor: Hiroshi Saito
11/29/2017 David M. Holtzman, MD APOE: Role in amyloid-β accumulation and in tau-mediated neurodegeneration Washington University St. Louis Lance Johnson
12/6/2017 L. Ashley Cowart, PhD Sphingolipids as mediators of diabetic cardiomyopathy Medical University of South Carolina M.N. Karakashian
12/12/2017 Yuan Wen, PhD Candidate PGY Dissertation Defense - Β-CATENIN REGULATION OF ADULT SKELETAL MUSCLE PLASTICITY MN 463 University of Kentucky Mentor: John McCarthy
12/13/2017 Hans Keirstead, PhD Translation of stem cell-based technologies MN 263 AIVITA Biomedical Sasha Rabchevsky

Spring Semester 2017

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
1/11/2017 Kevin J. Pearson, PhD Is Pregnancy an Appropriate Time to Intervene in Order to Improve Long-Term Offspring Health? University of Kentucky, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Science Paco Andrade
1/25/2017 Karim Fouad, PhD Plasticity after spinal cord injury: from the brain to the sacral spinal cord University of Alberta, Department of Physical Therapy Sasha Rabchevsky
2/10/2017 Jenny Lutshumba Graduate Student Dissertation Defense Seminar MN 563 University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Mentor: Ming Cui Gong
2/15/2017 Marco Colonna, MD Innate lymphoid cell in immunity Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Department of Pathology & Immunology Physiology Graduate Students
2/22/2017 Xiang-An Li, PhD Role of SR-BI/HDL in sepsis and its translational potential Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
3/7/2017 Erica Weekman, PhD Candidate Dissertation Defense Seminar “Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment” BBSRB 202A University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Mentor: Donna Wilcock
3/8/2017 PGY Trainees Brittani Price & Laura Peterson Trainee Talks University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Gregory Frolenkov
3/22/2017 PGY Trainees Shelby Meier & Michael Orr Trainee Talks University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Gregory Frolenkov
3/29/2017 Lik Chuan Lee, PhD Multiscale computational cardiovascular modeling: development and applications Michigan State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering Ken Campbell
3/31/2017 Thitinart Sithisarn, MD Dissertation Defense Seminar - "The Effects of Perinatal Oxycodone Exposure on the Stress Axis and Neurobehavior" MN 463 University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Mentor: Sandy Legan
4/5/2017 Daniel W. Pack, PhD (Re)Engineering Gene Delivery: Toward Construction of Artificial Viruses University of Kentucky, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering Paco Andrade
4/12/2017 Eng Lo, PhD Help-me signaling in the CNS after stroke Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital Jenna Gollihue / Sasha Rabchevsky
4/19/2017 PGY Trainees Jeff Chen & Timothy Kopper Trainee Talks University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Gregory Frolenkov
4/26/2017 Yun Guan, MD, PhD Exploring New Pharmaceutical Target and Electroceutical Mechanism for Chronic Pain Treatment The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Brad Taylor
5/3/2017 Robert J. Deschenes, PhD Regulation of protein trafficking by palmitoyl acyltransferases University of South Florida, Department of Molecular Medicine Joe Abisambra

Fall Semester 2016

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
9/7/2016 John D'Orazio, MD, PhD Hormonal regulation of DNA repair in the skin: a melanoma determinant MN 463 University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Alan Daugherty
9/14/2016 Jose F. Abisambra, PhD Lost in translation: molecular patho-mechanisms of tauopathies and acute neurodegeneration MN 463 University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Alan Daugherty
9/21/2016 Juan Carlos Marvizon, PhD Latent Sensitization: Interaction between Chronic Pain and Stress MN 463 University of California, Los Angeles Brad Taylor
9/28/2016 Douglas Everett, PhD Explorations in Statistics: Fundamental Concepts University of Colorado, Denver Dexter Speck
10/19/2016 Ulrich Mueller, PhD The Sound of Silence: Mechanotransduction, Auditory Perception, and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Deafness Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Gregory Frolenkov
10/26/2016 Gregory Graf, PhD Reverse Cholesterol Transport: Routes and Regulation MN 463 University of Kentucky, Department of Pharmaceutical Science Dexter Speck (Skinner Lecture)
11/2/2016 Gregory Frolenkov, PhD Self-repair in mechanically-damaged non-regenerating auditory hair cells MN 463 University of Kentucky, Department of Physiology Alan Daugherty
11/16/2016 Robin Cooper, PhD Modulation of central circuits, neuromuscular junctions and muscle in Drosophila & crustaceans for research & educational programs University of Kentucky, Department of Biology Paco Andrade
11/30/2016 Andy Y. Shih, PhD The effects of cerebral microvascular ischemia revealed by in vivo optical imaging and manipulation Medical University of South Carolina Joe Abisambra
12/14/2016 Teresa Pitts Effects of cervical spinal cord injury on swallow MN 463 University of Louisville, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center Lu-Yuan Lee

Spring Semester 2016

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
1/27/2016 Christopher Yengo, PhD The Mechanism of Force Generation in Myosins and Impact of Disease Associated Mutations MN 563 Penn State Ken Campbell
2/24/2016 Jeffrey Magee, PhD "A fundamental microcircuit computation in neocortex and hippocampus" MN 463 HHMI Janelia Research Campus Physiology Graduate Students
3/2/2016 Seth Smith, PhD Advanced MRI strategies: Help, Hindrance, Hipster, or Hyperbole? MN 563 Vanderbilt University Moriel Vandsburger
3/9/2016 Michael Lane, PhD Enhancing respiratory plasticity following cervical spinal cord injury MN 563 Spinal Cord Research Center, Drexel University Sasha Rabchevsky
3/16/2016 Matthew Rondina, MD Novel Platelet Functions in Health and Disease MN 463 University of Utah Ken Campbell
3/23/2016 Ai-Ling Lin, PhD mTOR Pathway: A Potential Intervention to Retard Brain Aging and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Assessed by Neuroimaging MN 463 University of Kentucky Lu-Yuan Lee
3/30/2016 Anne Anderson, MD Comorbidities in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy MN 563 Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital Bret Smith
4/6/2016 Marcos Sotomayor, PhD "Mechanisms and Mechanosensitivity: Exceptional Cadherins for Hearing, Balance & Beyond” MN 563 Ohio State University Gregory Frolenkov
4/13/2016 Lori Isom, PhD Roles of sodium channel gene mutations in epileptic encephalopathy with SUDEP MN463 University of Michigan Brian Delisle
4/20/2016 Physiology Graduate Student Presentations Khalid Eldahan and Tori Stromp MN 563 Physiology Graduate Students Presentation, University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty
5/4/2016 Jonathan Wenk, PhD Computational Modeling of Cardiac Mechanics: Insights into Disease and Treatment Strategies MN 463 University of Kentucky Ken Campbell
5/11/2016 Physiology Graduate Student Presentations Jennifer Gooch and Timothy Kopper MN 463 Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
5/16/2016 Paul A. Mueller, Ph.D. Candidate Paul A. Mueller Dissertation Defense Seminar BioPharm 170 Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
5/25/2016 Lilian Custodio The contribution of opioid receptor subtypes in the inhibition of postoperative pain MN 463 Physiology Graduate Student Presentation, University of Kentucky
6/2/2016 Erin Wolf Horrell, PhD Candidate Erin Wolf Horrell Dissertation Defense Seminar NUR 115 Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky

Spring Semester 2015

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
2/9/2015 Linheng Li, Ph.D. Maintaining Normal and Targeting Leukenia Stem Cells MN 463 Stowers Institute for Medical Research Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
3/5/2015 Telomerase in atherosclerosis MN 263 UKMC
6/10/2015 Venkateswaran Subramanian, Ph.D. Research Faculty, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Univ. Kentucky "Role of Calpain in Aortic Aneurysms" MN463
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" MN463

Fall Semester 2015

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
9/9/2015 Alan Koretsky, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Scientific Director, NINDS/NIH Alan Koretsky, Ph.D. (NINDS/NIH) MN463
9/30/2015 Ben Wolozin, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine MN 463 (Med Science Bldg)
10/7/2015 Brianna Harfmann - Graduate Student Defense / Muscle specific loss of Bmal1 leads to disrupted tissue glucose metabolism and systemic glucose homeostasis. NURS 115
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 MN 463 (Med Science Bldg)
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 MN363
10/9/2015 Ryan Griggs - Graduate Student Defense Seminar / Targeting methylglyoxal and PPAR gamma to alleviate painful type 2 diabetes MN263
10/28/2015 Cancelled - Jonathan Wenk, PhD Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky MN463 (Med Science Bldg)
11/4/2015 Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD Dean of the UK College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky MN463 (Med Science Bldg)
11/11/2015 Shawn Hochman, PhD “Neuromodulation-based integration and disintegration of spinal cord sensory, motor and autonomic function in behavior” MN 463 (Med Science Bldg) Emory University Sasha Rabchevsky, PhD
12/9/2015 Helen I'Anson, PhD "Is there such a thing as good or bad snacks?" MN 463 (Med Science Bldg) Washington and Lee University Dexter Speck, PhD and Sandy Legan, PhD
12/16/2015 Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD “Yin and Yang of Capsaicin Receptor in Pain” MN463 University of Maryland 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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