2020 Seminar

2020 Seminar Series

Most seminars are held on Fridays in Durham Research Center Auditorium (DRC 1002) from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Starting in the fall (August-December) the seminars are held in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Room 101 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

December 18, 2020
Rebecca Ashare, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Bidirectional Associations between Nicotine and Tobacco Use on NeuroHIV

December 11, 2020
Ali Khademhosseini, PhD
Distinguised Professor and CEO
Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation - Los Angeles, CA
Engineering in Precision Medicine

December 04, 2020
Jonathan (Yoni) Herskovitz
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Multistrain HIV-1 Elimination: A CRISPR-Cas9 and Theranostics-based Approach

December 04, 2020
Els Verhoeyen, PhD
Research Director and Principal Investigator
ENS de Lyon, France
Surface-display of new envelopes on lentiviral vectors to allow entry and efficient gene modification in human hematopoietic cells

December 04, 2020
Dhruvkumar Soni
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD and Benson Edagwa, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Long-Acting Nanoformulated Emtricitabine ProTides and Thiazolide Prodrugs for the Treatment and Prevention of HIV-1 and HBV infections

November 23, 2020
Insiya Mukadam
Mentor: Howard E. Gendelman, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Rilpivirine-Associated Aggregation-Indused Emission Enables Cell-Based Nanoparticle Tracking

November 13, 2020
Susan Carpenter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Development Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz
How do Non-coding RNAs Function to Control Inflammation

October 30, 2020
Barrett Rabinow, PhD
Pharmaceutical Consultant - Skokie, IL
Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Linoleic Acid

October 27, 2020
Shi-Hua Xiang, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Targeting the Spike Proteinto Inhibit SARS-CoV-2 Infection

October 16, 2020
Keshore Bidasee, PhD - P&T Seminar
Associate Professor and Director of IGPBS-Neuroscience Graduate
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Heart Failure in HIV-1 infection: Parallels with Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

October 14, 2020
Susmita Sil, PhD - P&T Seminar
Instructor
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Alzheimer's like pathology in HIV-infection and substance abusers: Role of HIF-1α-BACE1-AS axis

October 9, 2020
Siddappa Byrareddy, PhD - P&T Seminar
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Emerging Viral Diseases- HIV, Zika and SARS-CoV-2

October 6, 2020
Guoku Hu, PhD - P&T Seminar
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience/UNMC
Extracellular vesicle-mediated primary ciliogenesis and activation of cilia signaling contribute to morphine tolerance

July 24, 2020
Mingnan Chen, PhD - Faculty Candidate
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
“Flavoring” Immunity through Protein Engineering

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Christopher B. Doering, PhD
Professor
Gene Therapy Program
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine -Atlanta, GA
Advancing Drug Design Principles for Gene Therapy

July 17, 2020
Xinglong Wang, PhD - Faculty Candidate
Associate Professor of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Targeting TDP-43 in Mitochondria to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

July 10, 2020
Ashley Harms, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
Alpha-Synuclein and the immune response in PD

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Vicente Soriano, MD, PhD
UNIR Health Sciences School & Medical Center - Madrid, Spain
Re-thinking antiviral strategies

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Mohannad A. Almikhlafi - Final Oral Examination
Mentor: Howard Fox, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, Ne
CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL ANIMAL MODELS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Alex Wiesman - Final Oral Examination
Mentor: Tony Wilson, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, Ne
Dynamic Oscillatory Interactions between Neural Attention and Sensorimotor Systems

March 6, 2020
Xinglong Wang, PhD - Faculty Candidate 
Associate Professor of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Mitochondrial modulation of synaptic elimination at the neuromuscular junction

February 28, 2020
Kim Green, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA
Manipulating microglial homeostasis in the healthy and Alzheimer's disease brain

January 31, 2020
Olga Taraschenko, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chief, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Director, Autoimmune Seizure Laboratory
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, Ne
Autoimmune seizures: from mice to humans