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Apr 1st, 2016 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  College of Pharmacy Seminar Series
Dr. David Holdford
Friday 12:00 pm
COPH G225 & NW P16
Apr 5th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  RESIN
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is a monthly research update meeting (5 minute presentations and 5 minutes Q&A) on a variety of topics affecting researchers. The agenda is on the research website, http://research.uams.edu/resin/agenda/

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor auditorium, W.P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

For more information, or to present, contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, (ldwilliams@uams.edu)
Apr 5th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host Journal Club on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 12p-1p in COPH 2280.
The speaker will be Page C. Moore, PhD: Associate Professor, UAMS - Department of Biostatistics.
The topic of discussion will be "The Delta Garden Study: Results and Challenges".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Apr 5th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Neuroscience Dissertation Defense - Brennon R. Luster, Ph.D. candidate
Brennon R. Luster, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Neuroscience, will defend his dessertation entitled "Intracellular Mechanisms Modulating Gamma Band Activity in the Peduncuolopontine Nucleus (PPN)."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Adgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Committee on Clinical Research
Vice Chancellor for Research's monthly meeting of clinical scientists and research support personnel. Chaired by Brooks Gentry, M.D.

Location: Hamlen Boardroom, Stephens Spine Institute, 12th floor.

For more information, contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, 501-686-7418 or ldwilliams@uams.edu
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
1:30 PM
  Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense - Kerry L. Evans, Ph.D. Candidate
Kerry L. Evans, a doctoral candidate in the department of Microbiology and Immunology will defend her dissertation entitled, "Peptidoglycan modifications in Escherichia coli are monitored by the Rcs phosphorelay, the Cpx pathway, and the Tol-Pal complex."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Kevin D. Young, Ph.D.
Apr 8th, 2016 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Career Roundtable for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Sponsored by UAMS Translational Research Institute, UAMS BioVentures,
and Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology (SPaT) Training Program

Presenters:
John Cardinal,PhD - Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Joe Underwood,JD, Ph.D. - Associate Director, Licensing, UAMS BioVentures
Misty Stevens,PhD, MBA - Operations Director, InterveXion Therapeutics
Leroy LeNarz, MD - Global Senior Medical Director, Eli Lilly and Company
Thomas Jones, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer, Toxicology and Pathology, Eli Lilly and Company

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 11th, 2016 (Mon)
2:00 PM
  Geriatrics (UALR/UAMS Bioinformatics program) Dissertation Defense - Meenakshisundaram Balasubramaniam, Ph.D. Candidate
Meenakshisundaram Balasubramaniam, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geriatrics (UALR/UAMS Bioinformatics program) will defend his dissertation entitled, "Structural and functional roles of proteins modulating aggregates in multiple neurodegenerative diseases."

Reynolds Institute on Aging (UAMS)
Jo Allen Ford Auditorium, Room 1207 (1st floor)
Advisor: Robert J Shmookler Reis, D.Phil.
Apr 11th, 2016 (Mon)
3:00 PM
  Nursing Sciences Dissertation Defense - Patricia Smith, Ph.D. Candidate
Patricia Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Sciences, will defend her dissertation entitled "Organizational Experiences with Rapid Response Teams."

COPH 8/240
Advisor: Jean McSweeney, Ph.D.
Apr 12th, 2016 (Tue)
9:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Jessica Hartman, Ph.D. Candidate
Jessica Hartman, a doctoral candidate in the department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, will defend her dissertation entitled, “The prevalence and significance of cooperativity in cytochrome P450 2E1 metabolism.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Grover P. Miller, Ph.D.
Apr 12th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host the COPH Public Health Seminar.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm in COPH 3202.
The speaker will be Srikanth Vallurupalli, MD.
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Medicine.
The topic of discussion will be: "Statistics and the War on Unhealthy Diets".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Apr 12th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Neuroscience Dissertation Defense - Stasia Marie D'Onofrio, Ph.D. Candidate
Stasia Marie D'Onofrio, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Neuroscience will defend her dissertation entitled, "Modulation of Gamma Oscillations in the Pedunculopontine Nucleus by Neuronal Calcium Sensor Protein-1 and Lithium."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.
Apr 13th, 2016 (Wed)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  UAMS Student Research Day
6th Annual UAMS campus-wide Student Research Day. Posters presented by graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, and house staff/fellow.

A keynote speaker will present the McGehee Distinguished Lecture at noon.
Lunch will be available for attendees.

Poster judges will be selected from the mentors listed by the participants submitting abstracts. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poster awards will be given in submission categories.

Open to all UAMS colleges, contact Linda Williams (ldwilliams@uams.edu) for more information.
Apr 14th, 2016 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Dept of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series
Student Seminars

"Studying the regulation of the temperature-dependent gene response in the tick-borne relapsing fever spirochete Borreliaturicatae"
Jacob Latham
PhD Candidate (Advisor: Jon Blevins, PhD)

“Bacterial Cell Shape: Control by PG modification and precursor supply”
William MacCain
PhD Candidate(Advisor: Kevin Young PhD)

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium,Room106-2
Apr 15th, 2016 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for submissions is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator robertokerreya@uams.edu
Apr 20th, 2016 (Wed)
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
“Calcium signaling as an emerging determinant of podocyte injury in diabetic nephropathy”

Alexander Staruschenko, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 20th, 2016 (Wed)
10:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences dissertation defense - Sarah Eddy, Ph.D. Candidate
Sarah Eddy, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled “Mechanisms of Translesion Polymerase Activity on G-Quadruplex DNA.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Robert Eoff, Ph.D.
Apr 21st, 2016 (Thu)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Interdiciplinary Biomedical Sciences Program Dissertation Defense
Cemeka Agugbuem Smith, B.S.
Doctor of Philosophy Candidate
Advisor: Roger Rank, PhD

"Elucidating the Mechanisms of the Early Immune Response to Chlamydial Genital Infection"

Rayford Auditorium, Biomed 2, Room 106-2
Apr 21st, 2016 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Dept of MIcrobiology and Immunology Seminar Series
“Human metapneumovirus assembly and spread"

Rebecca Dutch, PhD
Professor, Deptof Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Biomedical Research Center II
RayfordAuditorium,Room106-2
Apr 21st, 2016 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Co-Sponsor: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
Florida DOH Cancer Research Chair
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Associate Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Title: “Shedding microparticles: from biomarker discovery and beyond”

Biomed Two Building, Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
Apr 25th, 2016 (Mon)
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
  Seventh Annual MD PhD Graduate Student Research Symposium
9:00 AM PAUL PARCON
“APOE GENOTYPE AFFECTS AUTOPHAGY IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE”
ADVISOR: W. SUE T. GRIFFIN, PH.D., DEPARTMENT OF GERIATRICS

9:15 AM CURTIS “TREY” LOWERY, III
“THE EFFECTS OF ACUTE SYMPATHETIC SIGNALING ON PLATELET ACTIVATION AND AGGREGATION”
ADVISOR: FUSUN KILIC, PH.D., DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

9:30 AM DANIEL MEEKER
“DESIGNING NOVEL NANOPARTICLES TO ERADICATE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BIOFILMS”
ADVISOR: MARK S. SMELTZER, PH.D., DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

9:45 AM EMILY HOLTHOFF
“IMMUNE MODULATION IN VULVAR CARCINOMA VARIANTS”
ADVISORS: STEVEN POST, PH.D. AND CHARLES MATTHEW QUICK, M.D., DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY

Walton Auditorium, Room 1026
Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Apr 25th, 2016 (Mon)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  MD PhD Graduate Program - 7th Annual Students' Choice Seminar
Ana Maria Cuervo MD, PhD
The Robert and Renee Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, Dept of Developmental and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Maintenance of Proteostatis Through Selective Autophagy"

Walton Auditorium, Room 1026
Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Apr 25th, 2016 (Mon)
10:00 AM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Dissertation Defense - Benjamin J. Lieblong, Ph.D. Candidate
Benjamin Lieblong, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will defend his dissertation entitled "Detection and Characterization of Early-phase Experimental Radiation-induced Heart Disease."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Nancy J. Rusch, Ph.D.
Apr 25th, 2016 (Mon)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Dept of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense
"Gammaherpesvirus interactions with tumor suppressor p53"

Jeffrey Sifford
PhD Candidate
Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
Major Advisor: J. Craig Forrest, PhD

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 27th, 2016 (Wed)
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series
“CD8+ T cells activate Na-Cl co-transporter in the kidney:
Novel mechanism of salt-sensitive hypertension"

Shengyu Mu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Rayford Auditorium
Biomedical Research Center II
Room 106-2
Apr 27th, 2016 (Wed)
12:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation defense - April Bostian, Ph.D. candidate
April Bostian, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "Regulation of DNA Damage Tolerance by the AhR Pathway and its Role in Glioma Progression."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Robert Eoff, Ph.D.
Apr 28th, 2016 (Thu)
9:00 AM
  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dissertation Defense - Shubeena Chib, Ph.D. Candidate
Shubeena Chib, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will defend her dissertation entitled "Investigation into the biochemical mechanism of nucleic acid unwinding and protein displacement by Saccharomyces cerevisiae helicase Pif1.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Kevin D. Raney, Ph.D.
Apr 28th, 2016 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Dept of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series (co-hoested by IMSD)
“Staphylococcal Superantigensare Kryptonite for Humans"

Patrick Schlievert, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium,Room 106-2
Apr 28th, 2016 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Mike Jennings, Professor and Chair
UAMS Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Title: “Anion exchange across membranes: What a new structure tells us about an old function”

Biomed Two Building, Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri)
11:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences dissertation defense - Emmanuel Williams, Ph.D. Candidate
Emmanuel Williams, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertaion entitled, ""p49/STRAP (SRFBP1a) Modulation of Cellular Physiology In Response to Advancing Age and Low-Glucose Stress."

Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium
Donald Reynolds Institute on Aging
Advisor: Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri)
12:00 PM
  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dissertation Defense - Anisha Rathi, Ph.D. Candidate
Anisha Rathi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will defend her dissertation entitled "Distinct pathways of vincristine-induced death in primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Timothy C. Chambers, Ph.D.
May 2nd, 2016 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences dissertation defense - Emily Holthoff
Emily Holthoff, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "Identifying Pathologic and Molecular Features that Predict Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisors: Steven Post, Ph.D. and Charles Quick, M.D
May 3rd, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  RESIN
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is a monthly research update meeting (5 minute presentations and 5 minutes Q&A) on a variety of topics affecting researchers. The agenda is on the research website, http://research.uams.edu/resin/agenda/

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor auditorium, W.P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

For more information, or to present, contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, (ldwilliams@uams.edu)
May 4th, 2016 (Wed)
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series
“Control of neonatal renal hemodynamics by TRPV4 channels”

Adebowale Adebiyi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Committee on Clinical Research
Vice Chancellor for Research's monthly meeting of clinical scientists and research support personnel. Chaired by Brooks Gentry, M.D.

Location: Hamlen Boardroom, Stephens Spine Institute, 12th floor.

For more information, contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, 501-686-7418 or ldwilliams@uams.edu
May 5th, 2016 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Co-Sponsor: Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Vittorio Gallo, Ph. D., Professor of Pediatrics,
Pharmacology and Physiology
George Washington University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience
Children's Research Institute
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Title: “Mechanisms of White Matter Injury and Regeneration in the Developing Brain”

Biomed Two Building, Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
May 10th, 2016 (Tue)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology (SPaT) T32 Annual Symposium
Vishal Vaidya, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Environmental Health
Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital

"Systems and Translational Approach to Understand Toxicology"

Walton Auditorium, Room 1026
Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute
May 10th, 2016 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  HSIE Seminar Series (Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
“Managing Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment”

Lucie Ingram, J.D.
Director, Conflict of Interest, UAMS

Walton Auditorium (10th Floor)
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Sponsored by UAMS Translational Research Institute and UAMS BioVentures
May 12th, 2016 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Co-Sponsors:
Deborah Krakow, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in Residence, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Human Genetics
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA

Title: TBA

Biomed Two Building, Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
May 20th, 2016 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for submissions is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator robertokerreya@uams.edu
Jun 2nd, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Committee on Clinical Research
Vice Chancellor for Research's monthly meeting of clinical scientists and research support personnel. Chaired by Brooks Gentry, M.D.

Location: Hamlen Boardroom, Stephens Spine Institute, 12th floor.

For more information, contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, 501-686-7418 or ldwilliams@uams.edu
Jun 7th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  RESIN
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is a monthly research update meeting (5 minute presentations and 5 minutes Q&A) on a variety of topics affecting researchers. The agenda is on the research website, http://research.uams.edu/resin/agenda/

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor auditorium, W.P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

For more information, or to present, contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, (ldwilliams@uams.edu)
Jun 17th, 2016 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for submissions is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator robertokerreya@uams.edu