2009 Seminars
DATE/TIME SPEAKER LOCATION TITLE

11 December-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Benjamin B. Gelman, M.D., Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Two HIV-associated dementias; two pathophysiologies; two therapies

4-December-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Wally Thoreson, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Mechanisms of glutamate release at the photoreceptor ribbon synapse

20 November-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Keshore Bidasee, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: PEN Department

Durham Research Center, 1002

Cerebral Ischemia and Diabetes: Role of Reactive Carbonyl Species

16 November-Monday
1 PM Seminar

Lynn Roy
(Dissertation Defense)
Host: John Davis, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center 1004

Cross-Talk between cAMP/PKA and GSK3-Beta/Beta-Catenin Signaling in Corpus Luteum Progesterone Sythesis

13 November-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Tony W. Wilson, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Dr. Wilson's seminar has been cancelled, will be reschedule at a later date!

13 November-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Amarnath Natarajan, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Inhibitors of protein-protein interactions as potential cancer therapeutics

6 November-Friday
2 PM Seminar

Nicholas Whitney
(Dissertation Defense)
Host: Jialin Zheng, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

The Role of Calcium-permeable AMPA Receptors Containing Q/R-unedited GluR2 Subunits in Neurogenesis

6 November-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Mark Chance, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Pawel Ciborowski, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Systems Biology Integration of Molecular Targets in Studies of HIV and Cancer

30 October-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Thomas R. Jerrels, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Chronic Alcohol Consumption Associated Changes in Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Pulmonary Viral Infections

Seminar was cancelled, will be rescheduled at a later date!

23 October-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Sandra M. Wells, Ph.D
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Environmental methamphetamine exposure: unraveling the role of serotonin in the lung

9 October-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Pedro R. Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Seminar has been cancelled, will be reschedule at a later date!

2 October-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Norman Curthoys, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Jialin Zheng, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Mechanism of mRNA stabilization during renal response to acidosis

1 October-Thursday
11:30 AM Seminar

Lennart Mucke, M.D.
(Community Pride Speaker)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Strategies to Prevent Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

18 September-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Angie Rizzino, Ph.D
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Transcription Factors that Orchestrate the Self-Renewal and Pluripotency of Embryonic Stem Cells Function as Molecular Rheostats

4 September-Friday

9 AM Seminar

Stephen Bonasera, MD
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Age-related increases in hypothalamic neuroinflammation accompany changes in mouse patterns of feeding, drinking, and activity

24 August-Thursday
12 PM Seminar

Megan Montgomery
(Dissertation Defense)
Host: David Bylund, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Binding and Functional Properties of the Alpha-2C-Del322-325 Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphism

14 August-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Clara Chao
(Master's Thesis)
Host: Anuja Ghorpade, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

TIMP-1-Mediated Neuroprotection in HIV-1 Infection of CNS

10 July-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Sanjay B. Maggirwar, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Contribution of Soluble CD40 Ligand to the Pathogenesis of HIV-Associated Neurologic Disease

7 July-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Vivek Gautam
(Dissertation Defense Seminar)
Host: Daniel Monaghan, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Identification of NMDA Receptor Subunit NR2D-Associated Signal Transduction Pathways: Novel Insights into Synaptic Plasticity and Excitotoxicity

19 June-Friday
1 PM Seminar

Dan Fabris, Ph.D.
(UNL Speaker)
Host: Ron Cerny, Ph.D., UNL

Durham Research Center, 1004

A rRle for the MS Analysis of Nucleic Acids in the Post-Genomics Era

22 May-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Annette Fleckenstien, Ph.D.
(Seminar Series)
Host: Charles Murrin, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Psychostimulant-induced Alterations of Monoamine Transporters: Implications for Neurotoxicity and Neuroprotection

15 May-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Immune Responses and the Systemic Environment in Neurodegeneration and Aging

8 May-Friday
9 AM Seminar

David Standaert, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: R. Lee Mosley, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Neuroprotective Strategies for Parkinson Disease

17 April-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Jaipaul Singh
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Keshore Bidasee, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Effects of Streptozotocin-Induced Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on Morphology, Contractile Force, Calcium Transport and on Calcineurin Level in Rat Cardiomyocytes

10 April-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Jingli Zhang, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

The Depolarization of Neurons by Cold Temperatures

3 April-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Johnny J. He, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

HIV-1 Tat and NeuroAIDS: from Mechanistic Studies to Biomarker Discovery

2 April-Thursday
9 AM Seminar

Mahmound Kiaei, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D. and Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Neuroinflammation and Oxidative Stress in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

30 March-Friday
1 PM Seminar

Sugato Banerjee
(Dissertation Defense Seminar)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D. and Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1004

Molecular Regulators of HIV-1 Pathogenesis

30 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Daniel McClachy, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D. and Howard Fox, M.D, Ph.D

Durham Research Center, 1002

Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Postnatal Rat Brain Development

27 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Joyce Solheim, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: R. Lee Mosley, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

A Novel Function for Amyloid Precursor-Like Protein 2 in Regulation of MHC Class I Molecules

27 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Xiquian (Steven) Lan, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Dr. Lan will not present a seminar

26 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Masashi Kitazawa, PhD
(Candidate)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D. and Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Shared molecular mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease and inclusion body myositis - from transgenic to translational research

25 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Justin M. Farook, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Novel Compound(s) for treatment of Alcoholism

20 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Proteins take charge! Intermolecular protein electrostatics in the pathogenesis and treatment of protein aggregation disease (and implications of industrial biotechnology)

16 March-Monday
9 AM Seminar

Libin Cui, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1004

Discovery of PGC-1Alpha as a New Therapeutic Target in HD Neurodegeneration

13 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Juliane Soukup, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Catalytic Riboswitch Regulation of Gene Expression as a Target for Developing Novel Antibiotics

11 March-Wednesday
9 AM Seminar

Yi Quan, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 7004

The Inflammatory Role of Microglia in the CNS Diseases (Diabetic Encephalopathy and Brain Abscess)

9 March-Monday
9 AM Seminar

Hyuntae Yoo, Ph.D.
(Candidate)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1004

A Systems Approach to Prion Disease: discovery of novel functional modules and serum biomarker candidates

6 March-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Dustin Stairs, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

The Role of Novelty-Exposure in the Vulnerability to Stimulant Abuse

5 March-Thursday
10 AM Seminar

Dawn Eggert
(Dissertation Defense Seminar)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Development of Adjuvant Therapies for HIV-1 Associated Dementia

27 February-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Tammy Kielian, Ph.D.
(UNMC Speaker)
Host: Charles Murrin, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Regulation of Tissue Injury and Gap Junction Communication in Central Nervous System Inflammation

20 February-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Michal Toborek, M.D., Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Breaking the barriers: signaling mechanisms of HIV entry into the brain

13 February-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Michael A. Belshan, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Pawel Ciborowski, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Biochemical and Proteomic Profiles of HIV-1 Preintegration Complexes

23 January-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Jason Zhang, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Myron Toews, Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Molecular Regulation of B Cell Development and Antibody Repertoire Formation

9 January-Friday
9 AM Seminar

Derek Ireland, Ph.D.
(Seminar Speaker)
Host: Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.

Durham Research Center, 1002

Type 1 Interferon Responses Control Coronavirus pathogenesis in the CNS