Seminar Series

Spring 2019 (GMS 6495: Seminar in Physiology)

Mondays 4-5 PM in MSB room M-559 unless otherwise noted on schedule.


January 14:

Dr. José Ignacio Aguirre, DVM., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, UF: “Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ): Preclinical Approaches to Study the Pathophysiology and Treatment of the Disease.”

January 21:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Seminar Scheduled)

January 28 (3:30 PM):

Dr. Lora Sweeney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA: “Defining Inhibitory Microcircuits for Limb and Thoracic Movement.”

February 4:

Dr. Andrew Bryant, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, UF: “Whatever Remains, However Improbable, Must be the Truth: Myeloid Cells and Pulmonary Hypertension.”

February 11 (3:30 PM):

Dr. Erin Talbert, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC: “Insights into Cancer Cachexia: What Patient Data Can Tell Us.”

February 18 (3:30 PM):

Dr. Christopher Fry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX: “Addressing Muscle Weakness Following an ACL Injury.”

February 25:

Graduate Student: Mengchen Li (Mentor: Maureen Keller-Wood, Ph.D.): “Impact of Chronic Maternal Hypercortisolemia During Late Pregnancy on Fetal Heart May Persist After Birth.”

Graduate Student: Kevin Yu (Mentor: Charles Wood, Ph.D.): “Exploring the Presence of Bacteria in the Fetus.”

March 4:

Graduate Student: Niousha Ahmari (Mentors: Linda Hayward, Ph.D. and Jasenka Zubcevic, Ph.D.): “Bone Marrow Adrenergic Receptor Signaling Contributes to the Pathological Cascade of Neurogenic Hypertension in Part Though Perturbed Neuroimmune Communication.”

March 11:

No Seminar Scheduled

March 18 (3:30 PM):

Dr. Carlos Castorena, Ph.D., Instructor, Division of Hypothalamic Research: Elmquist Laboratory, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX: “Cannabinoid 1 Receptor and Glucose Regulation: VMH vesus Adipose Tissues.”

March 25:

Graduate Student: Will Dodd (Mentor: Brian Hoh, M.D.): “Exploring the Role of Adropin in Cerebral Aneurysm Formation.”

Graduate Student: Siham Hourani (Mentor: Brian Hoh, M.D.): “Estrogen Deficiencies in Brain Aneurysm Growth and Rupture.”

April 1 (3:30 PM):

Dr. David Hammers, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, UF: “TGF-beta Superfamily Activation in Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis and Disease.”

April 8:

No Seminar Scheduled

April 15:

Graduate Student: Collin Douglas (Mentor: Karyn Esser, Ph.D.): “Exploring the Role of the Muscle Clock in Skeletal Muscle Structure.”

April 22:

Graduate Student: Mohammed Gholem (Mentor: Abdel Alli, Ph.D., MPH): “Renal NaCl Cotransporter (NCC) Regulation in the Aged Salt-Sensitive Kidney.”