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Jan 2nd, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  RESIN meeting
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) - research associated depts. will give brief ~5-7 minute talks on the latest UAMS and federal requirements affecting researchers and research staff.

Hosted by the Division of Research. Contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, 686-7418 for more information or to present.
Jan 4th, 2018 (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
Jan 9th, 2018 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
"Healthcare's Digital Future"

Sameer Ather, MD, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, Xpert Doc, LLC
Former Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham

I. Dodd Wilson Bldg, Room 105 A/B - NEW LOCATION!

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program.

The HSE Seminar Series is a collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kansas Medical Center, and University of Utah, all Clinical and Translational Awards Program institutions
Jan 10th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Beat-Adrenergic Receptors in Cerebral Collateral Arteries: Implications for Stroke Outcome"
Sung Rhee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jan 11th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  UAMS Research Committee Mtg.
UAMS Research Committee (URC) monthly meeting with representatives from every college, the graduate school, Academic senate, etc.

Contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (501-686-5347) for more information.
Jan 17th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"UAMS Radiology Stroke Research: Sonothrombolysis, Neuroprotection, Targeted Therapy and Potential Future Directions."
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology and Neurology - UAMS
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jan 17th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"UAMS Radiology Stroke Research: Sonothrombolysis, Neuroprotection, Targeted Therapy and Potential Future Directions"
Michael Borelli, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology and Neurology
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jan 18th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM and COBRE Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Response
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

Gwendolyn Randolph, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Washington University, St. Louis

Presenting “The two “trash handlers” in tissues – macrophages and lymphatics – during chronic inflammatory disease”

Thursday, January 18, 2017
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Jan 19th, 2018 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
Jan 24th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ryoichi Fujiwara, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Title: “Role of extrahepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1 in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Jan 24th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Kv7 Potassium Channels as Regulators of Vascular and Airway Smooth Muscle Contractility and as Therapeutic Drug Targets."
Kenneth Byron, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Loyola University Chicago
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jan 25th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM and COBRE Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Response
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

Mark T. Heise, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, and
Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

“Systems Genetics Approaches for Studying Viral Pathogenesis.”

Thursday, January 25, 2017
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Jan 31st, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Giulia Baldini, MD, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
UAMS, College of Medicine

Presenting “Effects of Lipid Stress on Melanocortin-4 Receptor Signaling.”

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Jan 31st, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"New Mechanism of Genome Repair Inhibition Involving RNA Binding Proteins TDP-43 and FUS in Motor Neuron Disease."
Muralidhar Hegde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology
Houston Methodist Research Institute,
Affiliate of Cornell University
Jan 31st, 2018 (Wed)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
"Harnessing Hyaluronic Acid: From Cell Therapy to Reducing Inflammation"

Glenn D. Prestwich, PhD
Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Research Professor of Biochemistry
Director, Center for Therapeutic Biochemicals
The University of Utah

Wilson Education Building Room 105 A/B

The HSE Seminar Series is a collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Utah, all Clinical and Translational Science Award Institutions.

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures, LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program.
Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Deadline for SRD poster abstract submissions
For those submitting a SRD asbstract, the deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. Please use this online form. http://research.uams.edu/students/research-day/register/

For more information, contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
James R. Broach, Ph.D.
Chair of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
at Pennsylvania State University
Professor Emeritus of Princeton University

Title: “Comprehensive identification of structural variation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: the dark matter of cancer genomics”.

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 1st, 2018 (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
Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Presents
Vascular Remodeling During Infection

Host: Aime Franco, PhD.
Feb 6th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  RESIN meeting
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) - research associated depts. will give brief ~5-7 minute talks on the latest UAMS and federal requirements affecting researchers and research staff.

Hosted by the Division of Research. Contact Linda Williams, Research Liaison, 686-7418 for more information or to present.
Feb 6th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host Journal Club on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12p-1p in COPH 2280.
Our presenter is: Clare Brown, MPH.
The topic of discussion will be: "The Impact of Insurance Gain and Discussions with Healthcare Providers on Quitting Smoking".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dustyn Barnette

Presenting

“Terbinafine bioactivation: Evaluating pathway to a reactive metabolite using predictive modeling and experimental approaches.”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Characterizing Large-Scale Conformational Changes of Proteins Using Petascale Supercomputers."
Mahmoud Moradi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eugene Nyamugenda

Presenting

“Weight Gain by High Fat Diet Induces Injury to Sim1 Neurons and Reduces MC4R Protein Expression.”

Wednesday, February 8, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  UAMS Research Committee Mtg.
UAMS Research Committee (URC) monthly meeting with representatives from every college, the graduate school, Academic senate, etc.

Contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (501-686-5347) for more information.
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
Shana Owens
Graduate Student
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Forrest Laboratory

“Defining Cell-Type-Specific Functions for Viral Gene Products in Chronic Gammaherpesvirus Infection.”

Thursday, February 8, 2017
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Wilson K. Clements, Ph.D.
Assistant Member
Department of Hematology
St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Presents:
Using Zebrafish to Investigate Developmental and Disease Hematopoiesis

Host: Jennings and Macnicol
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Nutrition Seminar
The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition invites you to attend a seminar entitled "Women and Heart Disease: Disparities in Risk Factors and Outcomes".

Presented by Jean McSweeney, RN,PhD, FAHA, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Co-Director, PhD Program
College of Nursing at UAMS

Location: Rahn Bldg. Rm. G/219

For more information, please contact the Dietetics and Nutrition program at 686-6166 or email Sheena Joyner at snjoyner@uams.edu
Feb 9th, 2018 (Fri)
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Daniel G Meeker, Md/PhD Candidate
Daniel Meeker, an MD/PhD candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled “Development of a targeted nanotherapeutic approach to the treatment of biofilm-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building 2
Advisor: Mark Smeltzer, PhD
Feb 14th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"UAMS Radiology Stroke Research: Sonothrombolysis, Neuroprotection, Targeted Therapy and Potential Future Directions"
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology and Neurology
UAMS
Feb 15th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tresor O. Mukiza

Presenting:
“Multiple Protein-DNA Complexes Activate Meiotic Recombination Hotspots via Chromatin Remodeling.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 15th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM and COBRE Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Response
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

Paula Traktman Duncan, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Hirschmann Endowed Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

“The intricate choreography of the vaccinia virus life cycle”

Thursday, February 15, 2017
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 15th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Dana Gaddy, Ph.D.
Department of Veterinary Integrative
Biosciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Presents:John Whitney Memorial Seminar
Gene Editing in Sheep: A Novel Large Animal Platform of Rare Bone Disease

Host: Michael Jennings
Feb 16th, 2018 (Fri)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Deadline for SRD poster printing
The new smaller size SRD posters (24'w x 36"h) must be to Creative Services no later than today for printing. See http://research.uams.edu/students/research-day/guidelines/ for details.

For more info, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Feb 16th, 2018 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
Feb 20th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Research Workshop
Leslie Climer
PhD Candidate
IBS Graduate Program
Cell Biology Track

Presents
"Membrane Detachment is not Essential for COG Complex Function"

Vladimir Lupashin, PhD
Advisor

Biomedical Building One, Room 205-207
Feb 21st, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Candidate Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advaitha Madireddy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Presenting:

Title: "Deciphering Transcriptional Deregulation in Tumorigenesis: Replication Defects in Fanconi anemia."

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time:12:00 – 1:00 PM
Feb 21st, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Western Diet Increases Protein Aggregation and Alters Membrane Tethering of Signal Transduction Proteins."
Srinivas Ayyadevara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
UAMS
Feb 22nd, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tiffany K. Miles

Presenting:

“Common and different features of hepatosteatosis induced by exposure to lard and palm oil-based high fat diets.”

Thursday, February 22, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 26th, 2018 (Mon)
3:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Sarah Zimmerman, PhD candidate
Sarah Zimmerman, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled, “Investigating the role of osteocytes in osteogenesis imperfect.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Roy Morello, PhD
Feb 28th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Pathogenic Mechanisms Linked to the Aberrant C9orf72 Hexanucleotide Repeat Expansion in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis."

Davide Trotti, Ph.D.
Research Director, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Dept. of Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University

Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Mar 1st, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Duah Alkam

Presenting

“Mumps Outbreak: Genomic Surveillance and Immunity Escape.”

Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Mar 1st, 2018 (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
Mar 1st, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Feyza Engin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomolecular Chemistry,
Department of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Wisconsin Madison

Presents:
Targeting beta cell stress responses for prevention of autoimmune diabetes

Host: Roy Morello, PhD
Mar 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
  Phys
Mar 6th, 2018 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Student Research Day 2018
Graduate and professional students, faculty fellows, and postdocs will present posters of their research in the day long event. Three Minute Thesis finals will be held immediately following the keynote address in IDW #126.

Location: UAMS campus, IDW bldg. 1st/2nd floors
For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu.
Mar 7th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Candidate Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rui Lu, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenting
“Understanding DNA Methylation and its Dysregulation in Cancer.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 7th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Synactix Inc. and Academic Case Studies of Targeted Therapy."
Hong-Yu Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
UAMS
Mar 8th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  UAMS Research Committee Mtg.
UAMS Research Committee (URC) monthly meeting with representatives from every college, the graduate school, Academic senate, etc.

Contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (501-686-5347) for more information.
Mar 8th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
"A Novel Human Tissue Platform to Study Staphylococcus aureus Pulmonary Infection"
Katelynn Brann
Graduate Student
Voth Laboratory

"Searching for the Achilles Heel: Exploiting Staphylococcus aureus regulators to therapeutic advantage"
Joseph Rom
Graduate Student
Smeltzer Laboratory

Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Mar 8th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Victor Cardenas, MD; MPH; PhD; FACE
Associate Professor,
Department of Epidemiology, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Presents:
Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems by Pregnant Women and Birth Outcomes in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2015-2017

Host: Perry Chowdhury
Mar 8th, 2018 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Nutrition Seminar
The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
invites you to attend
a seminar entitled
“Clinically relevant herb-micronutrient interactions:
When botanicals, minerals, and vitamins collide”.
Presented by
Bill Gurley, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Chair, UAMS Inst. Animal Care & Use Committee
Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Rahn Building, Rm. G/219

Physicians, researchers, dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and
other health care professionals are invited to attend.
This seminar is available for interactive video; requests for viewing the event can be sent to video@uams.edu. This seminar will apply for one credit hour of continuing education for dietitians. Assorted fruits, vegetables and water will be provided.
Mar 13th, 2018 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
"From Androgen Receptor Ligand Discovery to Potential Therapeutic Uses"

Duane D. Miller, PhD, NAI
Professor Emeritus
Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Wilson Education Building, Rooms 105 A/B

This webcast is a series collaboration between UAMS, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Utah, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, most of which are Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions.

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures, LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program.
Mar 14th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Candidate Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Margaret J. Lange, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Bond Life Sciences Center,
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Title: "Nucleic Acid Aptamers: Modulators, Potential Therapeutics, and Tools for Dissecting Molecular Interactions.”

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Mar 14th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Skin-Based Prediction of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Individuals"
Ryoichi Fujiwara, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
College of Medicine
UAMS
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Taylor McElroy

Presenting
“Crosstalk between gut microbiota and the host epigenome in CKD.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
Clay Litteken, M.P.H.
Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Blevins Laboratory

Presenting
“Investigating Temperature-Dependent Gene Regulation and Virulence Determinants of Borrelia turicatae”

Thursday, March 15, 2018
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Biomedical Research
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Roger D. Pechous, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presents:
Evaluating the Unique Progression of Primary Pneumonic Plague

Host: Roy Morello, Phd
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Roger D. Pechous, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presents: TBA

Host: Roy Morello
Mar 16th, 2018 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
Mar 19th, 2018 (Mon)
3:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Bradley Shields, PhD candidate
Bradley Shields, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled “E-cadherin enhances immune control of metastatic melanoma.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Alan Tackett, PhD
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
9:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Lorenzo Fernandes, PhD candidate
Lorenzo Fernandes, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled “Exploring Novel Roles for Cytosolic Malic Enzyme in Intestinal Tumorigenesis using Mouse and Human Models.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building 2
Advisor: Frank A. Simmen, PhD
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
10:00 AM
  Nursing Science Dissertation Defense - Ayasha Thomason, PhD candidate
Ayasha Thomason, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled, "Sexual Well Being and Gynecologic Health of Older Women in Senior Retirement Settings."

Room 8212
Daniel W Rahn Interprofessional Education Building
Advisor: Leanne Lefler, PhD
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kumar Palle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mitchell Cancer Institute
University of South Alabama

Title: “Chemotherapy-induced Differentiation is an Anti-Cancer Barrier in Ovarian Cancer: The Unwanted Roles of DNA Damage Responses.”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Opioid Use Trajectories - What We Have Learned from Big Data."
Bradley Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
UAMS
Mar 29th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Y. Lucy Liu, M.D., PhD
Assistant Research Professor
College of Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine

Presents:
A Journey towards the development of a dual-age-specific mouse leukemia model

Host: Rosalia Simmen, PhD