Guest Seminars

UPCOMING SEMINAR SPEAKERS:
Photo of Partha Kasturi, Ph.D.Name:  Partha Kasturi, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Date/Time/Location:  Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:30pm CST, School of Pharmacy 1020

 

 

 

Photo of Mark R. Cookson, Ph.D.Name:  Mark R. Cookson, Ph.D.
Title:  Senior Investigator, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Section, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIA, NIH
Date/Time/Location:  Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

PAST SPEAKERS:
Photo of Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.“Mechanism of Cr(VI) Carcinogenesis and Prevention”
Name:  Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
Title:  William A. Marquard Chair in Cancer Research
Professor and Director, Center for Research on Environmental Disease
Associate Dean for Research Integration, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Date/Time/Location:  Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:30pm CST, School of Pharmacy 1020

 

 

Photo of Dr. Rong Chen, Ph.D."RGS2: A New Modulator of Midbrain Dopamine D2
Receptor Signaling and Addiction Behavior"
Name:  Rong Chen, Ph.D.
Title:  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Date/Time/Location:  Friday, April 29, 2016  1:30pm - 2:30pm at  School of Pharmacy 1020

 

Photo of Dr. Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D."Of mice, men, and tics: translational studies of Tourette syndrome"
Name:  Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:  Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2:00-3:00 pm at School of Pharmacy 2040

 

 

 

Photo of Dr. Ke Jian Liu, Ph.D."Interruption of zinc finger proteins and arsenic carcinogenesis"
Name:  Ke Jian "Jim" Liu, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico; Director, Brain Imaging Center at the University of New Mexico
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 4:00-5:00pm at School of Pharmacy 1020

 

 

 

"Functional Approaches to Translation of
Biobehavioral Systems"
Name:  Caroline Blanchard, Ph.D.
 Title:  Research Professor at Biosciences Center, University of Hawaii
 Date/Time/Location:  Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 - 3:00pm at School of Pharmacy 1020

 

 

"Vitamin A and retinoic acid homeostasis  in health and disease:  Role of ALDH1A and CYP26 enzymes
 in tissue specific retinoid signaling"
 Name:  Nina Isoherranen, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington
Date/Time/Location:  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:00-5:00pm at School of Pharmacy 3020

 

 

Photo of Dr. Xunshan Ding, Ph.D."A Junior Scientist's Perspective regarding a Biotech Start-Up"
Name:  Xunshan Ding, Ph.D.
Title:  Scientist III, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc
Date/Time/Location:  Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00-3:00pm at School of Pharmacy 1020

 

 

"Myelination of peripheral axons: It takes a village to raise a nerve"
 Name:  Michael Garcia, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:00pm, Malott Hall 2049

 

 

 

"Blue native gel analysis of mitochondrial  proteins:  Two Enzymes for two deadly diseases"
Name:  Liang-Jun Yat, Ph.D.
Title:  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of North, Texas Health Science Center
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

 

"Use of targeted metabolomics to probe retinoid metabolism"
Name:  Maureen Kane, Ph.D.
Title:  Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Co-Director of Mass Spectrometry Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Date/time/Location:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

"Triggering of Antioxidant Program without Electrophilic Stress"
Name:  Irina G. Gazaryan, Ph.D.
Title:  Director, Drug Discovery, Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:00-5:00pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

 

"Synthetic cannabinoids in K2/Spice:  Not just "safe" alternative forms of marijuana"
Name:  Paul L. Prather, Ph.D.
Title:  Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

 

"cAMP Signaling in Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Role of Adenylyl Cyclases and Phosphodiesterases on AVP-Mediated Cyst Formation"
Name:  Cibele Pinto, Ph.D.
Title:  Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kidney Institute
Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

 

      "Mitophagy and Mitochondrial Spheroids in Drug-
        Induced Liver Injury"
        Name:  Wen-Xing, Ph.D.
       Title:  Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology,
       Toxicology & Therapeutics University of Kansas,
        Medical Center
       Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at
                                                                           3:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

      "Angiogenesis and RUNX2-Specific Drug Discovery:
        Implications of Diabetes & Cancer"
       Name:  Tony Passaniti, Ph.D.
       Title:  Associate Professor, Department of Pathology,
       Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
       Greenbaum Cancer Center
      Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:30-
                                                                           4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

    "Sweating the Small Stuff:  Stress Effects on
      Corticolimbic Structure and Function"
      Name:  Cara Wellman, Ph.D.
      Title:  Professor, Indiana University, Department of
      Psychological and Brain Sciences
     Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at
     3:30pm-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

      "Neuroinflammation and Obesity-Related Diseases"
        Name:  Dongsheng Cai, Ph.D.
       Title:  Irma T. Hirschl Scholar, Professor of the
       Department of Molecular Pharmacology,  Albert Einstein
       College of Medicine
       Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at
        3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

      "Understanding host resistance to Ehrlichia chaffeensis. 
        What do bugs have to do with it?"
        Name:  Stephen Keith Chapes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
        Title:   Professor of Biology, Kansas State University
        Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 3:30-
        4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

       "Vascular Disease in Diabetic Neuropathy"
        Name:  Mark Yorek, Ph.D.
        Title:  Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa,
        Associate Chief of Staff for Research
       Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at
        3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

       "Autophagy in neurons and neurodegeneration"
        Name:  Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D.
        Title:  Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
        & Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
       Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at
       3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

 

     "The nicotine stimulus:  A new approach to
       dis-entangling its underlying neuropharmacological
       mechanisms"
       Name:  Rick Allen Bevins, Ph.D.
       Title:  Carl A. Happlold Distinguished Professor of
       Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of
       Nebraska-Lincoln
                                                                           Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at
                                                                          3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

    "Synaptic Mitochondrial alterations contribute to
      synaptic degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease"
      Name:  Heng Du, Ph.D.
      Title:  Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center,
      University of Kansas
      Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at
      4:00-5:00pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

       "Structure-function studies of cysteine-dependent
         acyltransferases"
        Name:  R. Alexander Moise, Ph.D.
        Title:  Assistant Professor, Department of  Pharmacology
        & Toxicology, University of Kansas
        Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at
        4:00-5:00pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

       "Retinoids, Their Receptors and Liver Health Disease"
         Name:  Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.
         Title:  Director of Liver Center, Department of Pharmacology
          & Toxicology and Therapeutics, The University of Kansas
          Medical Center
         Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at
         4:00-5:00pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

      "Calcium and Neurodegeneration:  Is the killer
         in the house?"
         Name:  Asma Zaidi, Ph.D.
         Title:  Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Kansas City
          University of Medicine and Biosciences
         Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at
         3:30-4:30 at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

       "Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy:  Is the Train
         of Pain caused mainly by the Brain?"
         Name:  Nigel Calcutt, Ph.D.
         Title:  Professor of Pathology, University of California
         San Diego
         Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at
         3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, room 2049

 

      "Breaking it down:  the blood-brain barrier in
        cerbrovascular toxicity of environmental pollutants"
        Name:  Michal Toborek, Ph.D.
        Title:  University of Kentucky Medical Center, Professor
         of Neurosurgery, Molecular Biochemistry and Nutrition,
        Associate Chair for Research, Department of Neurosurgery,
       Molecular Neuroscience and Vascular Biology Laboratory
                                                                           Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:30-
                                                                          4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049

 

         "Using force-plate actometers to characterize the
           movement abnormalities of Huntington's disease
           model mice and rats:  Behavioral concomitants of
           striatal"
           Name:  Stephen Fowler, Ph.D.
           Title:  Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Senior
            Scientist in Life Span Institute, University of Kansas
                                                                                Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at
                                                                                3:30-4:30pm at Malott Hall, Room 2049
 

 


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