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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology





Seminar Title

January 22

Jared Shine
Robidoux Lab

Fatty Acid-Induced Lipotoxicity in Preadipocyte:  Fish Oil as Possible Remedy

January 29
(1.5 hrs)

Hope Landrine, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Disparities
Dept. of Public Health
East Carolina University

How to Write Great Papers In The Sciences

February 5

Sarah Blossom, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas
Center for Medical Sciences

Neuroimmune Effects of Developmental
Trichloroethylene Exposure

February 12



February 13
10:30 am

Taylor Ann Mattox
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Anderson Lab

 Discovery and Investigation of a Novel Role for Mitochondrial Prohibitin in Mitigating Acute Heart Failure in Endotoxic Shock

February 19



February 24
Conf. Rm. A

Jessica L. Mega, M.D.
Dept. of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard University

The Changing Landscape of Antithrombotic Therapy: Incorporating New Clinical and Genetic Data

February 26
11 a.m.

Shobhan Gaddameedhi, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Dept. Biochemistry & Biophysics
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Emerging Roles of the Circadian Clock in the DNA Damage Response and Human Health

March 5

Ram S. Puranam, Ph.D.
Dept. of Medicine, Neurology
Duke University


March 6

Tamara Tal, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Integrated Systems Toxicology Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Leveraging the zebrafish model to investigate mechanisms of toxicity and inform predictive toxicology

March 10

Hunter Memorial Lecture
Terry Kenakin, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pharmacology
UNC Chapel Hill

 Receptors as Allosteric Machines and Protein Microprocessors:  New Vistas in Therapy through Biased Signaling

March 12

Lalage Katunga
Anderson Lab

Investigating the Role of Carbonyl Stress in Cardiac Remodeling

March 13
11:00 a.m.

Kymberly Gowdy, MS, PhD
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory of Respiratory Biology

 Novel mechanisms of impaired pulmonary host defense by environmental influences

March 17
10 a.m.

Aaron Rowland, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Mexico State University

 Using an –omics approach to identify anorphan P450's home

March 19

Keith Kene, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biology
East Carolina University

Genetic and Epigenetic Studies
of Ischemic Stroke:
Findings from the VISP Clinical Trial

March 20
11 a.m.

Katherine Burns, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Laboratory of Reproductive and Develoopmental Toxicology

The Role of Estrogen Receptor
Signaling in Endometriosis

March 26

No Seminar
SOT Annual Meeting


April 2

Christine Powell, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Genetics
North Carolin State University

Genetic Analysis of Alcohol Metabolism in the Emerging Collaborative Cross

April 4
9 a.m.

Anusha Penumarti
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Abdel-Rahman Lab

 In-vitro and in-vivo elucidation of the role of atypical cannabinoid recpetor GPR18 in modulating cardiovascular function

April 9

Partha Nagchowdhuri
McMillen Lab


April 16

Glenn Matsushima, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
School of Medicine
UNC Chapel Hill


April 23

Faculty Candidate or TBD


April 30

No Seminar
EB Annual Meeting


August 26
11 a.m.

Abdullah Aldossari
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Brown Lab


All Seminars will be held at 10 a.m. in room BSOM 2W-38 unless otherwise posted.
*Denotes special date and location - ECHI Auditorium

Spring 2014 Journal Club Schedule


January 27 Taylor Mattox PLoS ONE, 8:e82877, 2013
February 3 Anusha Penumarti Br. J. Pharmacol., 169:834-843, 2013
February 10 Samar Rezq Cell. Signal., 25:2003-2016, 2013
February 17 Jason Franklin Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol., 30:195-201, 2010
February 24 Dan Ladin FASEB J., 23:2366-2373, 2009
March 3 Margaret Nelson Hypertension, 62:140-146, 2013
March 10 Jared Shine moved to 4/28/14
March 17 Ben Thompson postponed to 4/7/14
March 24 Eman Soliman Cancer Prev. Res., 6:1337-1347, 2013
March 31 Blake Rushing Canceled
April 7 Ben Thompson PLoS ONE, 9:e83817, 2014
April 14 Lalage Katunga Cell, 153:828-839, 2013
April 21 Partha Nagchowdhuri Brain Beha. Immun., 24:1058-1068, 2010
April 28 Jared Shine Cell, 49:1060-1072, 2012
May 5 Blake Rushing Chem. Res. Toxicol., 19:577-586, 2006
May 12 Tessa Holland J. Neurosci., 34:4285-4295, 2014