2021 Seminars

2021 Seminar Series

Most seminars are held on Fridays in Durham Research Center Auditorium (DRC 1002) from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Check the UNMC Calendar for locations, times, and dates of upcoming seminars!

June 18, 2021
Dionna W. Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology,  Medicine, and Clinical Pharmacology
John Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
and
Leah Rubin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology
John Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Antiretroviral Therapy and CNS Complications in People with HIV

June 11, 2021
Katrin Andreasson, MD
Professor and Associate Chair, Research
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
The immune-brain interface in aging and neurological disease

June 04, 2021
Michael Jones
Founder and CEO
Cell Guidance Systems - Cambridge, United Kingdom
PODS: Nano-scale protein co-crystals for sustained localized and intracellular delivery of bioactive proteins

May 28, 2021
Jo Viney, PhD
President, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer,
Pandion Therapeutics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co.
Treg Induction by Modified IL-2 Therapies

May 21, 2021
Xiaoli Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO
The Role of Antibodies in the Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis

May 14, 2021
Peter Gaskill, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Mechanisms by which Dopamine Levels Induced by Substance Abuse Exacerbate NeuroHIV

May 07, 2021
Paras N. Prasad, PhD
SUNY Distinguised Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Convergent Science and Nanomedicine to Impact Human Health

May 06, 2021
Tanmay Kulkarni
Graduate Student, Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's and Benson Edagwa's labs
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Development of Once-A-Year Injectable Formulation of Antiretroviral Drug Cabotegravir for HIV Prevention and Treatment

April 30, 2021
Norbert E. Kaminski, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
Director, Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabinoids: Implications for Treatment of HIV-Associated Neuroinflammation

April 23, 2021
Michael Trevarrow
Graduate Student, Dr. Max Kurz' lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
The Neurological Abnormalities of the Brain and Spinal Cord in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

April 22, 2021
Denise Cobb
Graduate Student, Dr. Howard E. Gendelman's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Development of Long-Acting Tenofovir Protide Nanoformulations

April 16, 2021
Rosemarie M. Booze, PhD
Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
Post-acute Sequelae of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 in the CNS

April 15, 2021
Katherine Odegaard
Graduate Student, Dr. Sowmya Yelamanchili's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
In Utero and Postnatal Oxycodone Exposure: Implications for Intergenerational Effects

April 02, 2021
Piero Bianco, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Mechanistic Studies of Stalled DNA Replication Fork Rescue in E.coli

March 26, 2021
Paula Cannon, PhD
Distinguised Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA
Gene Editing the B Cell Ig Locus to Express Specific Antibodies: A Potential Cell Therapy for HIV

March 25, 2021
Rachel Spooner
Graduate Student, Dr. Tony Wilson's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Neural Oscillatory Activity Serving Sensorimotor Control is Regulated by the Mitochondrial Redox Environment in Health and Disease

March 19, 2021
Johnny J. He, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Chicago Medical School - Chicago, IL
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Hand

March 12, 2021
Linda Chang, MD, MS, FAAN, FANA, FISMRM
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuyclear Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Reciprocal Influences of HIV and Cannabinoids on the Brain and Cognitive Function

March 05, 2021
Kurt F. Hauser, PhD
Wazeter Professor
Deparmtent of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine- Richmond, VA
Unraveling the Pathophysiological Interactions Between NeuroHIV and Opioid Use Disorder

February 24, 2021
Brandon Lew
Graduate Student, Dr. Tony Wilson's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Multimodal Neuroimaging of HIV and Aging

February 19, 2021
Todd Allen, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard - Boston, MA
Strategies for Achieving a Functional Cure for HIV

February 12, 2021
Daniel J. Siegwart, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Dallas, TX
The present and future of mRNA lipid nanoparticles (LNPs): From COVID-19 vaccines to tissue-specific gene editing

February 11, 2021
Suvendra N. Bhattacharyya, MSc, PhD, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FAScT
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), - New Delhi, India
Targeting miRNA-activity in controlling inflammation and infection

January 29, 2021
Shilpa Buch, PhD
Professor and Senior Executive Vice Chair for Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, Ne
Opiate mediated potentiation of HAND: Blaming the messenger?

January 22, 2021
Luis J. Montaner, DVM, MSc, DPhil
Vice President, Scientific Operations
The Wistar Institute- Philadephia, PA
Residual immune activation in ART-suppressed HIV-infected persons under medications for opioid use disorders

January 20, 2021
Jonathan Karn, PhD
Reinberger Professor and Chair
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
Virus on the Brain: Inflammation and Cross-talk Between Microglia and Neurons Regulates HIV Latency

January 15, 2021
Samuel Johnson
Graduate Student, Dr. Siddappa Byrareddy's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Microbial dysbiosis during opioid administration is associated with neuro-immune dysregulation in SIV-infected macaque model

January 15, 2021
Katherine Odegaard
Graduate Student, Dr. Sowmya Yelamanchili's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Distinct synaptic vesicle signatures associated with
pre- and post-natal oxycodone-exposure

January 08, 2021
Safwan Elkhatib
Graduate Student, Dr. Adam Case's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Splenic denervation attenuates social defeat stress-induced T-lymphocyte inflammation

January 08, 2021
Rachel Spooner
Graduate Student, Dr. Tony Wilson's lab
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Superoxide-sensitive Mitochondrial Redox Environments Predict Sensorimotor Function in People Living with HIV