2022 Seminars

2022 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!

December 16, 2022
Chris Mesnard, BS
Final Oral Examination
Graduate Student
IGPBS Neuroscience - Department of Opthamology and Visual Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Synaptic Transmission at the Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapose

December 16, 2022
Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP
Margaret R. Larson Chair and Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Microbiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
TREM-1 in Innate Immune Response

December 09, 2022
Eliseo Eugenin, PhD
Associate Professor
Endorsed Chair
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) - Galveston, TX
Mechanisms of HIV-associated Inflammation in the Current ART Era

November 18, 2022
Megan Montgomery, PhD
Senior Director, Publications and Communications
Syndax Pharmaceuticals - Waltham, MA
From Academia to Industry: My Journey to Medical Affairs Leadership

November 11, 2022
Yuri Persidsky, MD PhD
Professor and Chair
Pathologist-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Temple University at Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Purinergic Receptor Signaling in Deleterious Effects of Alcohol and Electronic Cigarettes on the Blood Brain ad Alveolar Endothelial Barriers

October 28, 2022
Raiees Andrabi, PhD
Institute Investigator
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
The Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, CA
Coronavirsus Spike bnAb Sites for Developing Pan-betacoronavirus Vaccine Strategies

October 21, 2022
Kate Olson, PhD
Instructor
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Immunotherapies in Parkinson's Disease

October 07, 2022
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Research in, and Surgery for, Parkinson's Disease

September 30, 2022
Nazira El-Hage, PhD
Associate Professor with Tenure
Co-director of the Graduate Program Immunology & Nano-Medicine
Florida International University - Miami, FLIntranasal Delivery of Mannosylated PEI-bound siBECN1 in Mice

July 22, 2022
Chi (Kevin) Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
The New Life of Old Drugs in Treating Brain Tumors

July 08, 2022
James Dahlman, PhD
Associate Professor, McCamish Foundation Early Career
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA
Delivering RNA outside the liver by Thousands of Nanoparticles In Vivo

June 28, 2022
Farah Shahjin, PhD
Final Oral Examination
Graduate Student
IGPBS Neuroscience - Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Fabrication and characterization of porous biomaterials

June 27, 2022
Fuzheng Guo, PhD
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
University of California Davis
Molecular Mechanisms of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Regeneration - Implications in Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

June 16, 2022
Suvendra Bhattacharyya, PhD
SwarnaJayanti Fellow, DST, Govt. of India
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India
Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Molecular Genetics Division
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, INDIA
Extracellular Vesicles Mediated Transport of miRNAs Across Cell Boundaries: Implications in Neuronal Diseases

May 13, 2022
Steve Jacobson, PhD
Chief
Viral Immunology Section
National Institutes of Health/NINDS - Bethesda, MD
Human Herpesviruses and Neurologic Disease

May 03, 2022
Yasra Arif, PhD
Final Oral Examination
Graduate Student
IGPBS Neuroscience - Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of Frontal/Occipital Cortices Modulates Neural Correlates of Cognition in Healthy Young Adults

April 29, 2022
Ujjwal Neogi, MSc PhD
Group Leader, The Systems Virology Lab, Karolinska Institute
Associate Professor of Virology, Karolinska Institute
Visiting Professor, Manipal Institute of Virology, India
Decoding the Elite: Immunometabolic Reprogramming During Suppressive HIV-1 Infection

April 22, 2022
Lara Bergdolt, PhD
Final Oral Examination
Graduate Student
IGPBS Neuroscience - Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Astrocytic Contribution to Sensory Hypersensitivity in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome

April 08, 2022
Sabita Roy, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Vice Chair for Research and Division Director, Oncology and Molecular Therapeutics
University of Miami - Miami, FL
Linking the Gut Microbiota to the Opioid Crisis - Using Multi Omics and Single Cell RNA Sequencing

March 28, 2022
Mai Mostafa, PhD
Final Oral Examination
Graduate Student
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Innate Immunity in the Pathobiology and Treatment of Infectious and Neurodegenerative Diseases

March 25, 2022
David Kang, PhD
Howard T. Karsner Endowed Professor
Department of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Cleveland, OH
CHCHD10, a Mitochondrial Protein Regulating ALS-FTD Pathogenesis

March 18, 2022
Wanli Smith, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory
Division of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
LRRK2 Neurobiology and Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis

March 10, 2022
Corey Hopkins, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Discovery and Characterization of Novel Small Molecules as In Vivo Tool Compunds for CNS Disorders

February 18, 2022
Ram Mahato, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Polymeric Nanomedicine of Multiple Small Molecule Drugs for Treating Medulloblastoma

January 28, 2022
Smita S. Iyer, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Center for Comparative Medicine
Core Scientisit, ID Unit, California National Primate Research Center
University of California at Davis - Davis, CA
Immune Responses to Viral Infections: Protection Versus Pathogenesis