2015 Seminars

2015 Seminars

Unless otherwise stated all seminars are held on Friday in Durham Research Center Auditorium (DRC 1002)

December 18
Rebecca Wilshusen (mentor: R. Lee Mosley, PhD)
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002
"N-α-Synuclein Specific CD4+ T Cell Line in Models of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease"

December 16
Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
University of Rochester
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 12-1PM
"Understanding and improving the live-attenuated influenza vaccine"

December 11
Bellur S. Prabhaker, PhD
Location DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9:00-10:00AM
"T cell Receptor Independent Proliferation of Regulatory T cells; Implications for Treating Auroimmune Diseases"

December 4
Aditya Bade (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD) Thesis Defense
Location DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 1:00-2:00PM
"Development of Manganese-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MEMRI) Methods to Study Pathophysiology Underlying Neurodegenerative Diseases in Murine Models"

December 4
Yu Cai (mentor: Shilpa Buch, PhD)
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002
"Morphine induces synaptic impairment in hippocampal neurons: reversal with platelet-derived growth factor"

November 18
Robert C. Gallo, MD
University of Maryland
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 12-1PM
Title: Viruses and Epidemics with Emphasis on HIV/AIDS: Perspectives from the Past – Challenges for the Future

November 6
Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
“Discovery and Development of a Neuroprotective Drug”

November 5
Ariel Burns (mentor: Pawel Ciborowski, PhD) Thesis Defense
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 10:30-11:30AM
“Acute Methamphetamine Exposure Effects Histone Modifying Enzymes and Cytokine Production in Macrophages”

November 3
Sudhir Paul, PhD
University of Texas
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
“Next-Gen Catalytic Antibodies/Electrophilic Vaccines for Amyloidosis and Infectious Disease"

October 28
Santhi Gorantla, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 1:30-2:30PM
“Paving the path to predict HIV CNS disease using humanized mice”

October 27
Siddappa Byrareddy, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 3:00-4:00PM
“Treatment with Anti-α4β7 Integrin Antibody Reduces SIV Transmission and Gastrointestinal Pathology by Targeting Distinct Mucosal Tissues”

October 26
Larisa Poluektova, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 3:00-4:00PM
“Progress, Challenges and Promises from Studies on Humanized Mice”

October 22
Ted M. Dawson, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 11:30AM-12:30PM
"Unlocking the Secrets of Parkinson Disease"

October 16
Xiangyi Wen (mentor: Wallace Thoreson, Ph.D)
“Measurements of the Fusion Pore during Synaptic Exocytosis and Endocytosis from Photoreceptors”
Li Zheng (mentor: Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D)
“Involvement of REST-Sox9-miR-124 axis in neuronal conversion of mammalian Müller Glia”

October 9 - Cancelled will reschedule
Nichole A. Reisdorph, PhD
University of Colorado
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
"Translational Metabolomics in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease"

October 2
Hirokazu Tamamura, PhD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
"Development of peptide-lead anti-HIV agents and chemical biology

September 18
Carol Colton, PhD
Duke University
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
"Immunity and Alzheimer’s Disease"

September 11
Kristi Anderson (mentor: R. Lee Mosley, PhD)
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 2-3PM
"Compensatory Mechanisms Under Dopaminergic Loss in Mouse Models of Parkinson’s Disease"

August 12
Shawna Woolard (mentor: Advisor: Georgette Kanmogne, PhD, MPH) Thesis Defense
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 3-4PM
"CCR5 AND THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER DURING HIV-1 INFECTION AND CELL-CELL COMMUNICATIONS"

August 6
Xiaohuan Xia (mentor: Iqbal Ahmad, PhD) Thesis Defense
DRC Room 1005, 1-2PM
“The involvement of miRNAs in the regulation of RPCs”

July 31
Yi Wang (mentor: Jialin Zheng, MD)
"Role of Glutaminase 1 in HIV-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders"

July 28
Scott Shandler, PhD
Longevity Biotech, Inc.
"Hybridtides and the Artisan Biology platform - Towards oral delivery and novel therapeutic mechanisms"

July 28
Karlene Cork (mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD)
"CHARACTERISTICS OF EXOCYTOSIS AND ENDOCYTOSIS IN PHOTORECEPTORS"

July 16
Karlene Cork (mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD)
"Properties of spontaneous vesicle release by rod and cone photoreceptors"

July 17
Harris A. Gelbard, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
"Adventures in the Small World: A Novel Approach to Understanding Intracellular Events During HIV-1 Infection of the CNS"

July 17
Tianyuzi Li (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD) Thesis Defense
"Targeted Magnetite Tissue Delivery for antiretroviral pharmacokinetics"

June 12
Violeta Ristoiu, PhD
University of Bucharest, Romania
"The role of Iba-1 protein in modulating the microglia activity"

May 22 -Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance Lecture
Stanley Appel, MD
Methodist Neurological Institute
"Neuroinflammation Fans the Flames of Neurodegeneration: A key to disease progression and therapy in ALS

May 15
Donald Rojas, PhD
Colorado State University
"Imbalance of excitation and inhibition in autism: Evidence from MEG and 1H-MRS neuroimaging studies"

May 14
Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham (mentor: Tony Wilson, PhD) Thesis Defense
"Neurophysiological mechanisms of motor control deficits in Parkinson’s disease"

May 8
Beiqing Mercury Wu (mentor: Jialin Zheng, MD)
"Glutaminase-containing microvesicles from HIV-1-infected macrophages and immune-activated microglia induce neurotoxicity"

May 8 - Cancelled, rescheduled for April 22, 2016
Garret D. Stuber, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
"Title TBA"

May 7 - Cancelled, rescheduled for April 29, 2016
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
DRC Auditorium, Room 1002, 9-10AM
"Protein Kinase CK2 in Cancer and Autoimmunity"

May 1 - Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance Lecture
Steven A. Goldman, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
"Human glial progenitor cell-based treatment and modeling of myelin disorders"

April 24
Eunju Seong (mentor: Jyothi Arikath, PhD)
"Delta-catenin, an autism gene, has a novel isoform that traffics between membrane and nucleus"

April 17 - Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance Lecture
Dimiter S. Simitrov, PhD
Center for Cancer Research
"Human monoclonal antibodies against viruses and cancer"

April 15
Benjamin Reiner (Anna Dunaevsky, PhD)
"Experience-dependent synaptic structural plasticity in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome"

April 10
Nick Dekover (mentor: Stephen Bonasera, MD)
"Pattern Recognition Receptors Induce NFκB Dysregulation in the Aging Brain: A Mechanism for Synaptic Dysfunction"

James Hilaire (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD)
"Pattern Recognition Receptors Induce NFκB Dysregulation in the Aging Brain: A Mechanism for Synaptic Dysfunction"

April 3
Megan Bosch (mentor: Tammy Kielian, PhD)
"Perturbations in glutamate homeostasis contribute to neuronal death in Juvenile Batten Disease"

Hassan Alsaad (mentor: Daniel Monaghan, PhD)
"Pharmacology and Localization of GluN2C and GluN2D-containing NMDA Receptors"

March 27
Xiu-Ti Hu, MD, PhD
"Hyper-excitation of cortical neurons with cocaine and HIV exposure: Over-activation of L-type Ca2+ channels, independent of NMDA receptor"

March 20
Katherine Olson (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD and R. Lee Mosley, PhD)
"Neuroprotective activities of VPAC receptor agonists in1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine intoxicated mice"

Han Liu (mentor: Huangui Xiong, MD, PhD)
"HIV protein Tat induces oligodendrocyte apoptosis via K+ channel KV1.3"

March 18
Andrea Martinez-Skinner (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD) Thesis Defense
"In vitro and In vivo evaluation of the nanoART carrying macrophage"

March 16
Lu Yang (mentor: Shilpa Buch, PhD) Thesis Defense
"ER stress mediated astrogliosis in HAND: Involvement of IP3R2 "

March 13
Emily Harrison (mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD)
"Inflammation-associated miRNAs in traumatic brain injury"

March 6
Kristi Anderson (mentor: R. Lee Mosley)
"Effects of IL-23 deficiency on nigrostriatal dopaminergic neuron populations and behavior"

February 27
Yu Cai (mentor: Shilpa Buch)
"Morphine induces synaptodendritic impairment in cultured hippocampal neurons"

Weizhe Li (mentors: Howard E. Gendelman and Larisa Poluektova)
"Creation of a humanized mouse brain"

February 20
Kelly Stauch, PhD (mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD)
"Mitochondrial alterations associated with genetic ablation of DJ-1, Parkin, and PINK1: implications for Parkinson's disease pathogenesis"

February 13 - Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance Lecture
David Standaert, MD, PhD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Innate and adaptive immunity in Parkinson disease"

February 6
Jingwei Xie, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNMC
"Electrospun nanofiber scaffolds for nerve regeneration"

January 30
Charles Schutt (mentor: R. Lee Mosley, PhD)
"Cytokine and chemokine expression in cervical lymph nodes following MPTP intoxication"

Kiran Sapkota (mentor: Dan Monaghan, PhD)
"A critical role of gluN2D-containing NMDA receptors in schizophrenia-related pathology in a mouse model"

January 27
Violeta Ristoiu, PhD
University of Bucharest, Romania
"TRPV1 receptor: new modalities of sensitization and/or activation in peripheral nervous system"

January 23
David Z. He, MD, PhD
Creighton University
"Mechanoelectrical and electromechanical transduction of cochlear hair cells"

January 16, 2 p.m. DRC 1002
Pavan Puligujja (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman)Thesis Defense:
"Cell-targeted Antiretroviral Nanoformulations: Translational Studies in Mice"

January 16
Ted Warren (mentor: Wally Thoreson)
"Mechanisms of lateral-inhibitory feedback from horizontal cells to cone photoreceptors"