Seminar Series

Spring 2020 (GMS 6495: Seminar in Physiology)

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


January 13:

Graduate Student: Niousha Ahmari (Mentor: Jasenka Zubcevic, Ph.D.): “Reduced Responsiveness of Bone Marrow Hematopoietic Cells to Sympathetic Activation Is Marked by Altered Microglia Morphology in the Paraventricular Nucleus and Is Protective Against High Fat Diet Induced Obesity.”

January 20:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Seminar Scheduled).

January 27:

Graduate Student: William Dodd (Mentor: Brian Hoh, M.D, M.B.A.): “Adropin Protects Against Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.”

February 3:

No Seminar Scheduled.

February 10:

No Seminar Scheduled.

February 17:

No Seminar Scheduled.

February 24:

Graduate Student: Caitlin Baumer Harrison (Mentor: Annette de Kloet, Ph.D.): “Exploring Sensory Systems as Targets for Treating Hypertension.”

March 2:

Spring Break (No Seminar Scheduled).

March 9:

Dr. Michelle L. Gumz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, UF: “A Tale of Two Clock Genes: PER1 and BMAL1 in the Kidney.”

March 16:

No Seminar Scheduled.

March 23:

No Seminar Scheduled.

March 30 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Graduate Student: Alexis Fohn (Mentor: Charles Wood, Ph.D.): “Melanocytes in the Leptomeningeal Region of the Fetal Sheep Cerebral Cortex.”

April 6 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Dr. Glenn Walter, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, College of Medicine, UF: “From Lethal Virus to the Greatest Hope; a Personal Perspective on Another Virus.”

April 13 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Graduate Student: Mohammed Gholam (Mentor: Abdel Alli, Ph.D.): “Regulation of Renal NCC by CaMKII.”

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

April 20 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Graduate Student: Hamzah Ahmed (Mentor: Timothy Garrett, Ph.D.): “The Role of Fusobacterium nucleatum in Colorectal Cancer Metabolism.”

Graduate Student: Collin Douglas (Mentor: Karen Esser, Ph.D.): “Investigating the Role of the Skeletal Muscle Clock in Sarcomere Homeostasis.”

April 27 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Graduate Student: Mengchen Li (Mentor: Maureen Keller-Wood, Ph.D.): “Influence of Chronic Maternal Hypercortisolemia During Late Gestation on Fetal Heart.”

May 4 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Dr. Bruce Stevens, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, College of Medicine, UF: “COVID-19 Emerging GI Tract Pathophysiology Mechanism is Different From Lung.

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May 11 (Zoom Meeting Only):

Dr. Mohan Raizada, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, College of Medicine, UF: “ACE2/Ang-1-7: Regulators of the Cardio-Pulmonary System and Potential Targets for SARS-CoV-2.”