2011 Schedule

Date/Time/Location Speaker Title
18 November, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Umut Ozcan, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School,
Host: Keshore Bidasee, PhD

ER Stress in Health and Disease

4 November, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Eric Dodds, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNL/Department of Chemistry
Host: Pawel Ciborowski, PhD

Title TBA
18 October, Tuesday
Noon Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Anne Rutkowski, MD
Chair of Cure Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
Host: PEN Department

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy- In Pursuit of Clinical Trial Readiness, Bench to Bedside

14 October, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Janee Gelineau-van Waes, D.V.M., PhD
Associate Professor, Creighton/Department Pharmacology
Host: Myron Toews, PhD

Title TBA
7 October, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

David Pearce, PhD
Director of Sanford Children’s Health Research Center
Host: Tammy Kielian, PhD

Juvenile Batten Disease: From Bench to Bedside

30 September, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Paul Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNO/Department Biology
Host: Myron Toews, PhD

Understanding Cyst Formation in the Chemoresistant Brain Parasite Toxoplasma gondii

23 September, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

JoEllyn McMillan, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNMC/Department Pharmacology
Host: PEN Department

Title TBA

16 September, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D.
Dean and Professor, UNMC/College of Pharmacy
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, MD/Myron Toews, PhD

Compartment kinetics of antiretroviral drugs

5 July, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Puttappa Dodmane
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor:  Myron Toews, PhD
Host: PEN Department

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activation and Regulation by an Aqueous Extract of Hogbarn Dust in Airway Epithelial Cells

22 June, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Malubendu Jana, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center
Host: PEN Department

Regulation of LINGO-1 by PPAR – Beta: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Demyelination

10 June, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Richa Hanamsagar
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pathology & Microbiology
Mentor:  Tammy Kielian, PhD
Host: PEN Department

The NLRP3 Inflammasome is Critical for Microglial Responses to Staphylococcus

3 June, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Jianuo Liu, PhD
Seminar Speaker, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Host: PEN Department

Involvement of voltage-gated K channels in microglia neurotoxic activity

27 May, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002
Jessica Winkler
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD

Amrita Chaudhuri
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor:  Howard Fox, MD, PhD
Host:  PEN Department

Elucidating Transcription factor/miRNA sub networks during monocyte differentiation


Neuronal miR-142 is up-regulated in HIVE/ SIVE and inhibits Monoamine Oxidase A Expression in Neurons

20 May, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Lisa Kosloski
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD

Carly Ninemire
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
Host: PEN Department

Functional and proteomic changes in regulatory T cells in the presence of methamphetamine


Inflammatory Effects on Neuronal Autophagy

13 May, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Nawal Boukli, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Proteomic Facility
Director, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Unversidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine
Seminar Speaker
Host:  Huangui Xiong, MD, PhD

Implications of ER Stress and Protection in Alcohol-Induced Dendritic Cell injury
12 May, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Dean for Research
Elmer E. Koch Professor of Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Host:  James Haorah, Ph.D.

Experimental and Computational Studies of Blast Induced mild TBI

29 April, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002
Sasanka Raanadham, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept Physiology and Biophysics
Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Diabetes Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Host: Keshore Bidasee, PhD
Lipid Mediators and Pancreatic Islet Beta-Cell Death

22 April, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Guru Pendyala, PhD
Instructor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Seminar Speaker
Host: PEN Department
HIV and Methamphetamine in the Brain: "HAND" le with care

22 April, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Aaron Mercer
Graduate Student
Mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
Host: PEN Department

Architecture of the Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapse: L-type Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Mobility and the Role of Cholesterol in Neurotransmission

15 April, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Larisa Poluektova, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Seminar Speaker
Host: PEN Department
Antiviral peptide nanocomplexes (APN) for treatment HIV/HCV co-infection

1 April, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Matt Kelso, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice/UNMC
Seminar Speaker
Host: Myron Toews
Novel Polymer-Based Antioxidant Formulations for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury 

31 March, Friday
3 p.m. Final Oral examination
Durham Research Center 1002

Ari Nowacek
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Host: PEN Department

Development of a Macrophage-Mediated Delivery System for Crystalline Antiretroviral Nanoparticles

28 March, Monday
1 p.m. Final Oral examination
Durham Research Center 1004

Stephanie Kraft-Terry
Graduate Student
Mentor:  Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Host: PEN Department

Dynamics of the monocyte-macrophage proteome during differentiation and HIV-1 infection

25 March, Friday 
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Santhi Gorantla,PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Seminar Speaker
Host: PEN Department
Cannabinoid receptor-2 activation: Implications for neuroinflammation

11 March, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences
School of Medicine,University of California, San Diego
Seminar Speaker
Host: PEN Graduate Students
Going, Going, Gone:  Evolution of synaptic pathology in Neurodegeneration
4 March, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Jun Wang
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Huangui Xiong's lab
Host: PEN Department

Involvement of 4-AP Sensitive Potassium Current in Methamphetamine-induced Hippocampal Neuronal Apoptosis

18 February, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Jessica A. L. Hutter-Saunders
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD 
Host: PEN Department

The Road to an Effective Immunization Strategy for Parkinson's Disease

7 February, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Professor, Dept. Immunology/Microbiology and Center for AIDS Research
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Seminar Speaker
Host: Pawel Ciborowski, PhD
Revisiting the Role of Astrocytes in HIV Replication: the Wnt/b-catenin Connection

4 February, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Blaise Mathias Costa, PhD
Post Doc, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Hosted: PEN Department

Pharmacology of Novel Allosteric Modulators of NMDA Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

28 January, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Pawel Ciborowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Director, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Seminar Speaker
Host: PEN Department
HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND): Do we know all the players
21 January, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Ari Nowacek
Graduate Student, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Host: PEN Department

Macrophage Endocytic Trafficking of NanoART: Implications for HIV Therapeutics

14 January, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Ravindra Singh, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, IA
Seminar Speaker
Host: Dan Monaghan, PhD
Alternative Splicing in Neurodegeneration and Prospects for Therapy

7 January, Friday
9 a.m. Seminar
Durham Research Center 1002

Sungwong Kim, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Pharmacy, Purdue University
Faculty Candidate
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, MD

The Interface between Biology and Material Science: Challenge or Potential of Drug Delivery

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