Seminar Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars take place Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM in CRB. Refreshments are served at 3:20 pm. 

Winter/Spring 2019

3 No Seminar  No Seminar No Seminar
10 Dr. Kenneth Ataga, Plough Foundation Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Disease, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UTHSC "Development of Drug Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease" Dr. Vasquez
17 Dr. Radhakrishna Rao, PhD Professor, Department of Physiology, UTHSC "Antibacterial Peptides in Regulation of Gut-Liver-Brain Homeostasis"  Internal
24 Dr. Junichi Sadoshima, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Rutgers Medical School TBD Dr. Sun
31 Dr. Helena Parfenova, Professor, Department of Physiology, UTHSC  "Dual Faces of Oxidative Stress:
Lessons from Animal Models of Neonatal Brain Disease"
7 Dr. Nancy Carrasco, Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University TBD  Dr. Vasquez
14 Dr. Julio Cordero-Morales, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UTHSC "Structure and function of TRP channels"  Internal
21 Dr. Zhenping Yi, Professor, Wayne State University "Novel Protein-protein Interactions and Phosphorylation in Type 2 Diabetes Revealed by Proteomics"  Dr. Jagger
28 Open    Internal
7 Dr. Erin Stephenson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC “Where’s the fat? Sexually dimorphic adaptations to high dietary sucrose in metabolically active tissues.” Internal
14 Open    
21 Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DM, Msc, FRCP,
Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology, UTHSC
"Novel insights into the pathobiology of diabetes"  Internal
28 Dr. Ronglih Liao, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University “Fishing for the cure – Molecular insights into cardiac amyloidosis”  Dr. Sun
4 Dr. Stephen E. Alway, Dean, College of Health Professions, UTHSC "Mitochondrial mediation of muscle wasting and function"  Internal
11 Dr. Koneti Rao, Sol Sherry Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, Temple University “Transcription Factor RUNX1: From platelet dysfunction to cardiovascular disease.” Dr. Gadiparthi Rao
18 Dr. Karen Griffin, Professor of Nephrology, Medical Director, Loyola University Health Sciences Comprehensive Hypertension Program, Loyola University  TBD Dr. Zhongjie Sun
25 Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UTHSC  TBD  Internal
2 Dr. Anil Chauhan, Professor of Internal Medicine – Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa “Role of ADAMTS13/VWF axis in thrombo-inflammation” Dr. Gadiparthi Rao 
9 Dr. John Lynn Jefferies, Jay Michael Sullivan Distinguished Chair in Cardiology, Professor and Chief, Division of Adult Cardiovascular Diseases, UTHSC
Co-Director, Methodist University of Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute
Co-Director, Methodist Cardiovascular Service Line
Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Research Member, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 TBD  Internal
16 Dr. James Carson, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UTHSC “Cancer-induced Muscle Wasting is linked to disrupted mitochondrial quality control and anabolic resistance.” Internal
23 Dr. Joan Han, Director, Pediatric Obesity Program, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics
Joint Faculty, Department of Physiology
“Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in obesity and neurocognitive function.”TBD Internal
30 Dr. Junichi Sadoshima, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Rutgers Medical School “Molecular mechanism of mitochondrial degradation in the heart during heart failure” Dr. Zhongjie Sun
6 Open    
13 Dr. Michelle Puchowicz, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC “Neuroprotective Properties of Ketosis”   Internal
20 Dr. Erhu Cao, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine “Structures and mechanisms of the polycystic kidney disease proteins” Dr. Julio Cordero-Morales
27 Dr. Edward Lesnefsky, Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University TBD Dr. Zhongjie Sun

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