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Seminars and Journal Club

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule
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Seminar Title

Aug. 22

Ellie Einolhayat*
Lexitas Pharma
Treinee Career Development


Aug. 29

Dr. Fadhi Issa
Department of Biology
East Carolina University

 Cellular mechanisms underlying spinocerebellar ataxia type 13 disease

J. Neurosci. 31:6831-6841, 2011

Sept. 5

Dr. Vladimir Uversky*
College of Molecular Medicine
University of South Florida

Intrinsically disordered proteins and their roles in neurodegeneration

F1000Res. 6:525, 2017

Tue. Sept. 11
11 am

Dr. Geoffrey Guy
Chairman and Founder
GW Pharmaceuticals

Cannabis based medicines - a modern reality

Sept. 19

Dr. Mark Mannie
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
East Carolina University

 Novel disease-specific interventions for demyelinating neurodegenerativedisease

Front. Immunol. 8:1782

Sept. 26

Yasir Mohammed
Student Seminar
Selim Lab

The Role of Ellagic Acid and its Metabolite Urolithin-A in the Suppression of Prostate Cancer

Oct. 3

Ariel Myers
Student Seminar
Van Dross Lab

Investigating the immunogenicity of 15dPMJ2 and its impact on the activity and toxicity of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors

Oct. 10

Dr. Kelly Lambert*
Department of Psychology
University of Richmond

 Prehistoric Prozac: The neurobiology of effort-based rewards

Fron. Behav. Neurosci. 8:124, 2014
RSA Journal Issue I 2015

Oct. 24

Dr. Styliani-Anna Tsirka, Ph.D.*
Department of Pharmacology
Stony Brook University

Microglial Neuropilin-1 in High Grade Glioma

Oncotarget. 7:9801-9814, 2016
Glia. 64:923-936, 2017

Oct. 25

Michael A. Frohman, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
Stony Brook University

Phospholipase D in cancer and fertility

Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 36:137-144, 2015
Adv. Biol. Regul. 67:134-140, 2018

Oct. 31

Alexix Papariello
Student Seminar
Taylor & Soderstrom Labs

The Endocannabinoid System as a Regulator of Dendritic Spine Density in Autism 

Nov. 7

Miles Hodge
Student Seminar
Gowdy Lab

Scavenger Receptor B-I Mitigates Ozone-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Maintains Alveolar Macorphage Efferocytosis 

Nov. 14

Dr. Nicholas Filipov*
Dept. Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Georgia

A neuroimmune perspective on the influence of diet, chemical and pathogen exposures, age, and sex on brain function and dysfunction

Physiol. & Behav. 157:196-208, 2016 

Nov. 28

Jacqueline Meadows
Student Seminar
DeWitt Lab

Molecular initiating events underlying developmental toxicity induced by pharmaceutical agents as pollutants 


Nov. 3
Dr. Kym Gowdy
Dr. Rukiyah Van Dross

 Seminar discussion

Dec. 5

Dr. Erica Pawlak*
Nanostring Technologies
Trainee Career Development

Can't you do this in a mouse model? Leveraging scientific communication skills for careers in the biotech industry 

Seminars will be held in BSOM 2E-100 at 11am unless otherwise noted.
* Indicates that students will be having lunch with the speaker following seminar.

Journal Club

Check back in the spring for the Journal Club schedule.

Journal Club Guidelines

All student presentations will be held at 11 am in BSOM 2W-38 unless otherwise noted.

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