Seminar Series

Fall 2019 (GMS 6495: Seminar in Physiology)

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


August 26:

Dr. Sihong Song, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, UF: “Therapeutic Applications of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin.”

September 2:

Labor Day (No Seminar Scheduled).

September 9:

No Seminar Scheduled.

September 16 (M-304):

Dr. Helen Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati: “The Role of the Placenta in Pathological Pregnancy and Congenital Defects: Causative, Correlative and Therapeutic Target?”

September 23:

No Seminar Scheduled.

September 30:

No Seminar Scheduled.

October 7:

Dr. Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, College of Medicine, UF: “Exercise in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Past Perceptions, Current Perspectives and Protocols.”

October 14:

Dr. Yehia Daaka, Ph.D., Haskell Hess Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, UF: “Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection.”

October 21:

Dr. Christian Jobin, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, UF: “Cancer Etiology and Therapeutics- A View from the Microbiome.”

October 28:

Dr. Jose Abisambra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, UF: “The Impact of Tau on Translation: Dysproteostatic Events in Tauopathies.”

November 4:

Dr. Andrew Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, College of Medicine, UF: “mTOR Links Nutrient Sensing to Circadian and Sleep Homeostasis.”

November 11:

Veterans Day (No Seminar Scheduled).

November 18:

Dr. Hans K. Ghayee, D.O., Clinical Assistant Professor; VA Section Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, UF: “Targeting Pheochromocytoma.”

November 25:

Thanksgiving Week (No Seminar Scheduled).

December 2:

Dr. Rajesh Mohandas, M.D., Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, UF: “Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease: Feeling the Pressure.”

December 9:

No Seminar Scheduled.

December 16 (1:00 PM, M-304):

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG., Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics & Gynecology; Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital: “Unexpected Beginnings of our Microbiomes.”