Seminars & Journal Clubs Join us for a Seminar!

In addition to formal courses, there are many active seminar series and journal clubs within the College of Medicine that provide students with presentations by experts in the field and engaging discussions on current topics in physiology and gerontology.

All seminars are held on Mondays from 12pm-1pm in the Medical Science Building, Room M304. You may view live via Zoom.

Classes for the Spring 2024 semester begin January 8 and end April 24.
Holidays/Breaks: January 15, Spring Break March 11-15.



*Seminar schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please call us at 352-294-5064.

Spring 2024 Department of Physiology and Aging Seminar Series

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 22 David Julian, Ph.D.“Integrating active learning tools in physiology teaching”
Feb 12Helen Jones, Ph.D.“Placenta: a nexus of human physiology and aging”
Feb 26Chen Zhao, Ph.D.“Towards an understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying signal transduction at the cell membrane”
March 4Michelle Erikson, Ph.D.“Shifting how we think about metabolic disease”
April 15Brendan Dougherty, Ph.D.“The Emerging Role of Steroid Hormone Signaling in Respiratory Neuroplasticity”
April 29Ramon Sun, Ph.D.“Implementing Spatial Metabolomics Techniques for Cancer Disparity Research”

January 22, 2024

David Julian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida
Topic: Integrating active learning tools in physiology teaching
Zoom passcode: 382880

david julian

February 12, 2024

Helen Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physiology and Aging, Co-Director, Center for Research in Perinatal Outcomes
Topic: Placenta: a nexus of human physiology and aging
Zoom passcode: 166394

Dr. Helen Jones

February 26, 2024

Chen Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida
Topic: Towards an understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying signal transduction at the cell membrane
Zoom passcode: 259092

Dr. Chen Zhao

March 4, 2024

Melissa Erickson, Ph.D., Investigator, Translational Research Institute, AdventHealth
Topic: “Shifting” How We Think About Metabolic Disease
Zoom passcode: 741434

Dr. Melissa Erickson

April 15, 2024

Brendan Dougherty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
Topic: “The Emerging Role of Steroid Hormone Signaling in Respiratory Neuroplasticity”
Zoom passcode: 149387

brendan dougherty

April 29, 2024

Ramon D. Sun, Ph.D., Anne and Oscar Lackner Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director of Center for Spatial Biomolecule Research (CASBR)
College of Medicine, University of Florida
Topic: Implementing Spatial Metabolomics Techniques for Cancer Disparity Research
Zoom passcode: 874318

Ramon Sun

Spring 2024 Journal clubs

Journal Club

Muscle Journal Club

Dr. Glenn Walter
Wednesdays
2:00pm-4:00pm, M559

Journal Club

Cardio/Renal Journal Club

Drs. Michelle Gumz and Ryan Crislip
Mondays
3:00pm-4:00pm, M559

Journal Club

Reproduction, Pregnancy and Lifelong Impact

Dr. Helen Jones and Dr. Brad Daigneault
Wednesdays (every other week beginning 1/17/24)
2:00pm-4:00pm, M337L