2017 Seminars

2017 Pharmacology Seminars

Unless otherwise stated all seminars are held on Fridays in the Buffett Cancer Center (Room 0.12.101) 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 
Note time and location:  November 2, 2017
Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance Distinguished Lecture
Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
"Mitochondria and the two-century journal of Parkinson Disease"
Time:  noon-1 p.m.
DRC 1, 1002
 
October 27
Zeljka Korade, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Perturbations of sterol homeostasis: from Smith Lemli Opitz syndrome to antipsychotic medications"

Thursday, October 5
Li Yuan (mentor: Joythi Arikkath, Ph.D.) Thesis Defense
Pharmacology Graduate Student
Seminar location: Buffett Cancer Center (Room 0.12.101)
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
"A role for δ-catenin in synaptic regulation"
 
September 29
T. Dianne Langford, Ph.D.
Professor, Neuroscience and Neurovirology
Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
"Cocaine and HIV-1 Tat Disrupt Cholesterol Homeostasis in Astrocytes: Implications for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in Cocaine User Patients"

Thursday, September 21
Megan Bosch (mentor: Tammy Kielian, Ph.D.) Thesis Defense
Pharmacology Graduate Student
Seminar location: Durham Research Center Auditorium, Room 1002
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
"Novel therapeutic approaches for Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis"
 
September 8
Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Munroe-Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
"Interneurons: the anatomical building blocks of complex behaviors?"

August 4
Nazira El-Hage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Florida International University
"NEUROPATHOGENESIS  MEDIATED BY ZIKA VIRUS AND THE ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY"


July 28
Hassan Alsaad (mentor: Daniel Monaghan Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Location and Possible Function of GluN2C NMDA Receptor Subunits in the Telencephalon and Thalamus"

June 23
Asit K. Pattnaik, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Zika Virus Replication and Pathogenesis"

June 15
Nicholas Dekorver (mentor: Stephen Bonasera, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student - Final Oral Exam
"PATTERN RECOGNITION RECEPTORS, IMMUNE PROTEINS, AND NF-B SIGNALING REGULATE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH AGING PHENOTYPES"

May 12
Adam Karpf, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"DNA methylation in cancer"

May 5
Enquan Xu (mentor: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student - Final Oral Exam
"Inflammasome activation by methamphetamine potentiates lipopolysaccharide stimulation of IL-1β production in microglia"

May 5
Jon W. Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
"Mechanisms of Action of Clinically Relevant NMDA Receptor Channel Blockers"

April 21
Mohannad Almikhlafi (mentor: Howard Fox, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Characterization of Progressive Neuromuscular Deficits in a Novel Parkinson’s Disease Rat Models"
Runze Zhao (mentor: Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Small molecule TIC10 inhibits HIV-1 replication in reservoir cell types in vitro and in mouse brains xenotransplanted with human macrophages"

April 14
Denise Cobb (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Macrophage exosomes as novel antiretroviral drug delivery platforms"
Jeffrey Moffatt (mentor: Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"The Role of ARID1B in Forebrain Neurogenesis"

April 7
Ibrahim Ibrahim (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Development of a Long Acting Emtricitabine Nanoformulation"
Myron Toews, Ph.D.
Pharmacology Professor
"Selected Strategies for Successful Seminars"

March 28
Jason Paris, M.D.
Virgina Commonwealth University
"Characterizing and countering dysfunction and neuropsychiatric consequences arising from exposure to HIV-1 Tat protein"

March 24
Sheila Baker, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
"Interrogating a Pair of Photoreceptor Ion Channels"

March 17
Jay P. McLaughlin, Ph.D.
University of Florida Health
"Characterizing and countering dysfunction and neuropsychiatric consequences arising from exposure to HIV-1 Tat protein"

March 10
Weizhe Li (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student - Final Oral Exam
"Development of dual reconstituted humanized mice for studies of HIV-1 neuropathogenesis"

March 10
Joseph Aloi (mentor: Tony Wilson, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Impaired Emotion Regulation Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Substance Abuse"
Mary Banoub (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Development of next generation long acting lamivudine and darunavir nanoformulations"

March 3
Justin Grassmeyer (mentor: Wallace Thoreson, Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Independent Function of Synaptic Ribbon Active Zones in Cone Photoreceptors"
Myron Toews, Ph.D.
Pharmacology Professor
"Seminar Pointers (Not the Laser Kind!)"

February 17
Christie D. Fowler, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
"CSF-Derived Extracellular Signaling Mechanisms and Nicotine Dependence"

February 10
Brady Sillman (mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"LASER ART: Long-Acting Slow Effective Release Antiretroviral Therapy"

February 3
Enquan Xu (mentor: Huangui Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.)
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Methamphetamine potentiates LPS stimulation of IL-1β production in microglia"