2014 Seminars

2014 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held in the Durham Research Center Auditorium (DRC 1002) at 9 a.m.

December 12 (Friday)
Aditya Bade (mentors: Howard Gendelman, M.D. and Larisa Poluektova, M.D., Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"Development of a Manganese-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker for Neuroinfectious and Neuroinflammatory Disease"

December 3 (Wednesday)
Danielle Fenster (mentor: Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"Bioinformatics analyses of macrophage transcriptome profiles following HIV infection, cART and METH treatments"

November 21 (Friday)
Yuri L. Lyubchenko, Ph.D., D.Sc.
UNMC/Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Amyloid hypothesis: Insight from single molecule experiments and computational analyses”

November 14 (Friday)
Ariel Burns (mentor: Pawel Ciborowski, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
“Macrophage, Methamphetamine, and Cytokine Expression”

November 13 (Thursday; 2-3 p.m.)
Fadhel Al-Omar (mentor: Keshore Bidasee, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
“Targeted Glyoxlase-1 Gene Transfer to Prevent CNS Complications in Diabetes”

November 7 (Friday)
Yi Wang (mentor: Jialin Zheng, M.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
“The Role of Glutaminase 1 (GLS1) on neural stem/progenitor cell functioning in vitro and in vivo”

October 31(Friday)
Vlad Havlicek, Ph.D.
Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
“Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Microbial Profiling”

October 30 (Thursday)
Minhui Chen (mentor: Wally Thoreson, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
“Vesicle exocytosis from rod photoreceptor synapses”

October 29  (Wednesday; 3-4 p.m.)
David McMillan, Ph.D.
UNMC/Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Promotion and Tenure Seminar
"How I Teach – Innovations in Professional Pharmacology Course Lecturing and Exam Question Writing"

October 23 (Thursday; 3-4 p.m.)
Keshore Bidasee, Ph.D.
UNMC/Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Promotion and Tenure Seminar
"Reducing CNS and Other End-Organ Complications in Diabetes"

October 22 (Wednesday) ESH 3010
Georgette Kanmogne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
UNMC/Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Promotion and Tenure Seminar
"The Vascular endothelium in HIV Pathology"

October 17 (Friday)
Peter J. Gaskill, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Dopamine Enhances HIV infection in Macrophages"

October 10 (Friday)
Jeffrey Talbot, Ph.D.
Roseman University College of Pharmacy
"Feeling Better Fast: A novel monoamine reuptake inhibitor with rapid and sustained antidepressant effects"

October 3 (Friday)
Sandra Hofmann, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
"Molecular Basis of Infantile Batten Disease"

September 29 (Monday)
Siddappa Byrareddy, Ph.D.
Emory University
"Nonhuman Primate Models of HIV/AIDS Pathogenesis"

September 26 (Friday)
Jaekwon Lee, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Mineral Metabolism: From protein maturation to a therapeutic target of degenerative diseases"

September 19 (Friday)
Sowmya Yelamanchili, Ph.D.
UNMC/Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Promotion and Tenure Seminar
"Unraveling the function of microRNAs in neurological disorders"

September 5 (Friday)
Luciano DiTaccio, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
"The Circadian Clock, Metabolism and JARID1a"

August 29 (Friday)
Pooja Jain, Ph.D.
Drexel University
"Dendritic cell-based passive and active immunotherapeutic strategies to combat neuroinflammatory diseases"

August 27 (Wednesday; 3-4 p.m.)
Gang Zhang (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"Characterization and Regulation of nanoART Endosomal Trafficking"

August 26 (Tuesday; 8:30-9:30 a.m.)
Adrian Epstein (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"Brain Metabolomics in the Humanized Mouse Model of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction"

August 15 (Friday; 2-3 p.m.)
Qiang Chen (mentor: Jialin Zheng, M.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"CXCR7 Mediated Neural Progenitor Cell Migration and Signaling in the Absence of CXCR4"

August 15 (Friday)
Philip Purnell (mentor: Howard S. Fox, M.D., Ph.D>)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"Mediators of Neuronal Autophagy and Mitochondria"

August 1 (Friday; 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Yongxiang Wang (mentor: Jialin Zheng, M.D.)
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"The Application of Cell Reprogramming in Parkinson's Disease and the role of FOXO3A in the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"

July 25 (Friday)
Lu Yang (mentor: Shilpa Buch, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student
"Role of IP3R2 in HIV Tat mediated astrogliosis: Involvement of ER stress in HAND"

July 11 (Friday)
Geetha Kanna, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University
"Mouse Model of Chronic Toxoplasma gondii Infection: Implications for Psychiatric Disease"

June 27 (Friday)
Mirko Palardinni, Ph.D.
Emory University
"Immune based intervention targeting residual inflammation and HIV persistence"

June 6 (Friday)
Jessica L. Reynolds, Ph.D.
University of New York at Buffalo
"Targeted Nanotherapy for Drug Addiction"

June 2 (Monday; DRC 1004, 9-10 a.m.)
Jonathan Geiger, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota
"Role of novel endolysosome mechanisms in the neuropathogenesis of AD and HAND"

May 30 (Friday)
Barry T. Rouse, BVSC, Ph.D., D. Sc.
University of Tennessee
"Immunity or tissue damage to viruses - Can we exploit what we know?"

May 9 (Friday)
Tianyuzi Li (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"Targeted Magnetite Tissue Delivery: Implications towards improving Antiretroviral Pharmacokinetics"

May 2 (Friday)
Bryan F. Cox, Ph.D.
CoPharm Global Consulting
"A Pharmacologic Odyssey: A Journey into Biotech/Pharma"

April 25 (Friday)
Beiqing Wu (mentor: Jialin Zheng, M.D.)
"Microvesicles mediates glutaminase release in HIV-1-infected macrophages"
Rebecca Wilshusen (mentor: R. Lee Mosley, M.D.)
"Nitrated-α-Synuclein Specific CD4+ Effector T Cell Line Exacerbates MPTP-Induced Neurodegeneration"

April 22 (Tuesday, WH 3034; 12-1 p.m.)
Lance Villeneuve (mentor: Howard S. Fox, M.D., Ph.D.) Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"The role of mitochondria in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease"

April 18 (Friday)
Paras Mishra, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Mechanisms of pathological cardiac remodeling in diabetics"

April 7 (Monday; 2-3 p.m.)
Nicky Haverland (mentor: Pawel Ciborowski, Ph.D.) Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
"Proteomic alterations of the macrophage following HIV-1 infection and methamphetamine exposure"

April 4 (Friday)
Max Kurz, Ph.D.
Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC
"Sensorimotor Cortical Integration in children with Cerebral Palsy"

April 3 (Thursday, 9 a.m.)
Shetty Ravi Dyavar, Ph.D.
Emory University
"Pre-clinical development of CD40 Ligand adjuvanted AIDS vaccines"

March 21 (Friday)
Emily Harrison (mentor: Howard S. Fox, M.D., Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"The role of miR-21 in CNS injury and inflammation"
Li Yuan (mentor: Jyothi Arikkath)
Graduate Student Seminar
"δ-Catenin in synaptic development"

March 7 (Friday)
Xiaohuan Xia (mentor: Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"The Involvement of Lin28 Axis in the Regulation of Retinal Progenitor Cells"

February 7 (Friday)
Fadhel Al-Omar (mentor: Keshore Bidasee, Ph.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"Targeted Glyoxalase-1 Gene Transfer to Prevent End Organ Complications in Type 1 Diabetes"

January 17 (Friday)
Pavan Puligujja (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Graduate Student Seminar
"Cell-Targeted Nanoformulated Antiretroviral Drugs - Translational Studies in Mice"