2018 Seminars

2018 Pharmacology Seminars

Unless otherwise stated all seminars are held on Friday in Durham Research Center Auditorium (DRC 1002) 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 12 - Buffett Cancer Center, 101
Justin Grassmeyer
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Mechanisms of Calcium-Dependent Neurotransmission in Photoreceptors"

November 30 - Buffett Cancer Center, 101
Zhihao Mao
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Daniel Monaghan, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Mechanisms of Calcium-Dependent Neurotransmission in Photoreceptors"

November 28 -  Eppley Science Hall, 3010
Hassan Alsaad
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Daniel Monaghan, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"NEURONAL AND GLIAL EXPRESSION OF GluN2C AND GluN2D NMDA RECEPTOR SUBUNIT mRNA IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE MOUSE FOREBRAIN"

November 27 - Durham Research Center, 1004
Niming Wu
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

November 2 - Buffett Cancer Center, 101
Glenn Smith, PhD, ABPP--cn
Chair and Elizabeth Faulk Endowed Professor
University of Florida Health
"Behavioral interventions to prevent or delay dementia"

October 19 - Buffett Cancer Center, 101
Kelly Stauch, PhD
Instructor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Mechanisms of presynaptic energetic failure due to aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases"

October 5 - Buffett Cancer Center, Room 101
Andrew J. Henderson, PhD
Assistant Dean Graduate Medical Sciences
Department of Medicine and Microbiology
Section of Infectious Diseases
Boston University School of Medicine
"Cellular signaling and the establishment of HIV latency"

September 28
Richard Vachet, PhD
Professor in Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Multiplexed imaging of nanomaterial biodistributions using mass spectrometry"

Thursday, September 13 - Durham Research Center Auditorium, Room 1002
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
William Dampier, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Drexel University College of Medicine
"Cutting HIV down to size with CRISPR-Cas"

Wednesday, August 22 - Durham Research Center, Room 1005
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Mohannad Almikhafi
Mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Characterization of Progressive Neuromuscular Deficits and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Novel Parkinson’s Disease Rat Model"

Friday, August 10 - Durham Research Center Auditorium, Room 1002
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Shiladitya Sengupta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Bioengineer, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital
"Why is it hard to treat cancer: Nano and microscale technologies that offer a solution?"

Thursday, July 26
Jeffrey Moffat
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Woo-Yang Kom, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"ARID1B and MACF1 in murine brain development and behavior"

July 20
Alex Wiesmann
Mentor: Tony Wilson, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
CANDO seminar series "Investigating the Neural Bases of Attention and Perception with Rhythmic Visual Stimulation"

July 13
Ganjam V. Kalpana, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
"Multifaceted role of INI1/SMARCB1 in HIV-1 replication and kinetics of latency reactivation using novel single cell single molecule assay"

Tuesday, June 26 - Durham Research Center, Room 1004
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Joseph Aloi
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Tony Wilson, PhD and James Blair, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Neural correlates of polysubstance use: Differential and interactive effects of alcohol and cannabis on the adolescent brain"

June 15
Amanda Smith
Mentor: Woo-Yang Kim, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"ARID1B deletion disrupts neurite outgrowth in the developing brain"

June 1
Nathan Smith
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors for HIV-1 Infection"

May 25
Mary Banoub
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Extending the Life of Darunavir"

May 11
Jeff Moffat
Mentor: Woo-Yang Kim, PhD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"ARID1B and MACF1 in brain development and behavior"

May 4
Brendan Ottemann
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Multimodal Theranostic Nanoparticles"

Wednesday, May 2
Xiangyi Wen
Mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
Pharmacology Graduate Student - Final Oral Exam
"SPROPERTIES OF SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION FROM RODS AND CONES IN THE OUTER PLEXIFORM LAYER OF THE VERTEBRATE RETINA"

April 27
Runze Zhao
Mentor: Jialin Zheng, PhD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Novel antiviral effect of a small molecule TIC10 and its potential applications in HIV-1 eradication"

April 20
Ibrahim Ibrahim
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Generation of a Long-Acting First Generation Nanoformulated Emtricitabine Prodrug"

April 13
Justin Grassmeyer
Mentor: Wallace Thoreson, PhD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Vesicular Ca2+ sensor Synaptotagmin 1 mediates neurotransmission from mammalian photoreceptors"

April 6 - Durham Research Center, Room 1004
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Lara Bergdolt
Mentor: Anna Dunaevsky, PhD
"Histone deacetylase 4 in mouse models of maternal immune activation"
Jack Taylor (UNO Student in Dr. Toews Lab)
"Functional characteristics of four primate oxytocin receptors: relationships to biparental care and social monogamy"

April 5
Professor Israel (Issi) Doron
Israel Institute Visiting Professor, School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 60637
Department of Gerontology & Head of the Center for Research and Study of Aging
Past President – Israel Society of Gerontology
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel 31905
"Aging and End of Life in a Jewish State: Legal and Ethical Issues"

March 30
Luca Brunelli, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, NE
"Precision Medicine: Genomics, Genetics and DNA Engineering"

March 23
Kathleen A. Maguire-Zeiss, PhD
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
"Aberrant proteins drive inflammation and neurodegeneration"

March 22
Eric Huang, PhD
CSO, New Venture Labs at Moderna Therapeutics
Boston, MA
“Introduction of Moderna Therapeutics: Potential of mRNA medicines.”

March 16
James F. Rooney, MD
Virology Education
"ARV based prevention of sexual transmission of HIV infection: where are we and where are we going?"

March 9
Hang Su
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"HIV-1 elimination in humanized mice"

March 2 - Buffett Cancer Center, Room 101
Joseph Aloi
Mentor: Tony Wilson, PhD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Neural correlates of polysubstance use: Differential effects of alcohol and cannabis on the adolescent brain"

February 23
Tricia H. Burdo, PhD
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
"Chronic inflammation in HIV persists in the ART era"

Thursday, February 22
Tian Zhou
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Next Generation of Translational Long-acting Cabotegravir"

February 16
Chris Woldstad
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Pharmacology Graduate Student
"Multimodal Theranostic Nanoformulations Permit Magnetic Resonance Bioimaging of Antiretroviral Drug Particle Tissue-Cell Biodistribution"

Wednesday, February 14
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Rebecca Wilshusen
Doctoral Candidate
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"T Cell Mediated Immunity in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease"

January 19 - Durham Research Center, Room 1004
Vaishali S. Phatak, PhD
Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Neuropsychological Basis of Pain Measurement and Lessons for Opioid Crisis Response"