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Oct 2nd, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12-1p in RAHN G230.
Our presenter is: Milan Bimali, PhD. Assistant Professor - Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The topic of discussion will be: "Training the Next Generation of Oncologist-Scientists: Learnings from AACR/ASCO Workshop".
Please mark your calendar to attend!
Oct 2nd, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Oct 3rd, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jon S. Blevins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Title: Studying global gene regulation and virulence in pathogenic Borrelia”

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Oct 4th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Binyam Belachew
(Raney Lab)
Presenting

“The TRPV4 channel links calcium influx to DDX3X activity and viral infectivity”

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Oct 4th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Distinguished Lecture Seminar
David S. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care

Title:“Discovery and characterization of new bacterial cell division genes”

Thursday, October 4, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Oct 4th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Robert Eoff, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
UAMS

presents "Understanding the misfits: molecular mechanisms of non-essential DNA polymerases"
Oct 10th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Joint Seminar
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UAMS
Title: “Deciphering the Complex World of Lymphoma”

Justin W. Leung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology, UAMS
Title: “DNA Damage Response –Right Place, Right Time”
Oct 10th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Phosphatidic Acid in Liver Regeneration after Acetaminophen Overdose: significance and Signaling Mechanisms"
Melissa Clemens, MPH
Graduate Student, UAMS
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Oct 11th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dustyn Barnette
(Miller Lab)

Presenting
“Reactive Aldehyde Metabolites from the Anti-HIV Drug Abacavir: Amino Acid Adducts as Possible Factors in Abacavir Toxicity”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Oct 11th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Distinguished Lecture Seminar
Elizabeth Repasky, Ph.D.
Professor of Oncology
Department of Immunology
The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology
Co-Leader, Cell Stress and Biophysical Therapies CCSG Program
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY

Title: “The unexpected impact of housing temperature on mouse tumor growth reveals the role of chronic stress in immune escape”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Oct 11th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
RAYFORD MEMORIAL SEMINAR
Seema Aceves, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

presents "Mechanisms and Clinical Impacts of Esophageal Dysfunction in Eosinophilic Esophagitis"
Oct 12th, 2018 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
"SMALL Business Grants: BIG Opportunities"

Laura James, MD
Director, Translational Research Institute

IDW Bldg, Rooms 105 A/B
Lunch provided for first 25 attendees

A collaboration among UAMS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Utah (all Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program Institutions) and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures LLC, and the NIGMS Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program.
Oct 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
Oct 24th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Steven W. Barger, Ph.D.
Professor of Geriatrics, Professor of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences

Title: “Pseudodiabetes in Alzheimer’s Disease: It’s All in Your Head”

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
Oct 25th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Andrea Edwards
(Raney Lab)

Presenting “Selective Loss of PARG Restores PARylation and Counteracts PARP Inhibitor-Mediated Synthetic Lethality”

Thursday, October 25, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Oct 25th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Distinguished Lecture Seminar
Shan-Lu Liu, MD, PhD
Professor
Director, Viruses and Emerging Pathogens Program
Center for Retrovirus Research
The Ohio State University

Title: The Ins and Outs of Virus-Host Interaction: Insights from the Studies of HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika

Thursday, October 25, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Oct 25th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Freddy T Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
Arnold O. Beckman
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

presents "Bionanosensors for Real-Time Assessment
and Treatment Monitoring in Cancer"
Oct 30th, 2018 (Tue)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  Revised Common Rule seminar
Revised Common Rule Overview - What does it mean for UAMS researchers?

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute

Hosted by: UAMS IRB (1.5 CRS elective Credits Available)
Oct 31st, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Shengyu Mu, MBBS., PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Title: “Mechanisms of T cell induction of Salt-Sensitive Hypertension”

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Oct 31st, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Structure-Activity Relationships of Substituted Amphetamines and Cathinones in Mice"
Lauren Russell, B.S.
Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Nov 1st, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mary Allie Davis
(Miller Lab)

Presenting "Substituent Elimination from p-Substituted Phenols by Cytochrome P450: ipso-Substitution by the Oxygen Atom of the Active Species"

Thursday, November 1, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Nov 1st, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Nirmala Parajuli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Junior Investigator, Center for Translational Pediatric Research
Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Presents
"Altered proteasome function during renal transplantation; possible link to mitochondrial injury?"
Nov 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
Nov 2nd, 2018 (Fri) -- Nov 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  INBRE Fall Research Conference
INBRE Fall Research Conference at Univ. of Arkansas - Fayetteville campus

This yearly research conference for undergraduates interested in basic sciences research has oral and poster presentation by students discussing their work.

The 2018 conference keynote speaker on Friday night is Professor Christopher E. Mason of Weill Cornell Medical College. Register for the conference by Sept. 25th at https://fulbrightcollege.wufoo.com/forms/2018-inbre-conference-registration-form/

For more information, contact INBREinf@uark.edu.
Nov 6th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Nov 6th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12p-1p in Rahn G230.
Our presenter is: Fei Wan, PhD. Assistant Professor - Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The topic of discussion will be: "Evaluating the Bias of Two-stage Instrumental Variable Models in Cancer Research".
Please mark your calendar to attend!
Nov 7th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Evaluation of Drug-Induced Cardiotoxicity with Human iPSC-CMs"
Li Pang, M.D.
Staff Fellow
National Center for Toxicological Research
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Nov 8th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Duah Alkam
(Ussery Lab)

Presenting "Genome-wide screen for genes involved in eDNA release during biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus"

Thursday, November 8, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Nov 8th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Michaela Gack, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Chicago

Presenting " Molecular mechanisms of RNA sensing and signaling by RIG-I-like receptors".

Thursday, November 8, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Nov 8th, 2018 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Dietetics and Nutrition Seminar
Title: "Can your Gut Microbiota be blamed for Disease Development?"
Presented by: Dr. Reza Hakkak, PhD.
Hosted by: The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition program
Location: RAHN, G219
November 8, 2018
4:00 - 5:00
Nov 14th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"The Effect of Space Travel: The Path Toward Understanding the Effect of Microgravity on the Vascular & Skeletal System in Female Mice."
Brent Hill, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Central Arkansas
Nov 14th, 2018 (Wed)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Opioids Research
Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Opioids Research

22nd in the series, this reception will focus on UAMS investigators and clinicians discussing their research in a poster session reception.

Location: 10th floor, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Rotunda

For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Nov 15th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tresor O. Mukiza
(Wahls Lab)
Presenting

“Structure and Dynamics of the yeast SWR1-nucleosome Complex”
By Tresor O. Mukiza

Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Nov 15th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.
Richard Beatty Mellon Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh School and Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Host: Vladimir Lupashin

presents "TBA"
Nov 15th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.
Richard Beatty Mellon Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Presents:
“Endocytosis and activity of the EGF receptor and dopamine transporter: comparative analyses in vitro and in vivo”.
Nov 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
Nov 28th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Targeted Delivery of Drugs and other Therapeutics"
Michael Borrelli, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology and Neurology, UAMS
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Nov 29th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Erin Taylor
(Tackett Lab)
Presenting

“Structure is “Determining a Route to Response in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors”

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Nov 29th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Stephen Beverley, Ph.D.
Professor
Dept. of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine

Presenting “Origins and contributions of protozoal viruses
to parasite virulence”

Thursday, November 29, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Dec 4th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 12p-1p in Rahn 2280.
Our presenter is: Stefan Graw, M.Sc. PhD Candidate - Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas for Medical Center
The topic of discussion will be: "pwrEWAS: A User-friendly Tool for Comprehensive Power Estimation for Epigenome Wide Association Studies (EWAS)".
Please mark your calendar to attend!
Dec 4th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Dec 5th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Joint Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Dept. of Bioinformatics
Helen Claire Causton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Presenting: 'Behind the Hunger Games: understanding the temporal regulation of cellular function'.

Thursday, December 5, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Dec 5th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Joint Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Dept. of Bioinformatics
Helen Claire Causton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Presenting: 'Behind the Hunger Games: understanding the temporal regulation of cellular function'.

Thursday, December 5, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Dec 5th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Peroxynitrite-Induced Impairment of Endothelial Calcium Signaling Networks in Obesity"
Swapnil Sonkusare, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological {Physics
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Dec 6th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nicholas Horan
(Diekman Lab)

Presenting
“Binding of Galectin-3 to Muc1 Protein Enhances Phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and Akt, Promoting Tumor Cell Malignancy”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Dec 6th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Jason Huntley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Co-Director of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Track
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine and Life Sciences
The University of Toledo

Presenting “Pushing the Envelope: Discovering Virulence Functions for Hypothetical Proteins in Francisella tularensis.”

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Dec 6th, 2018 (Thu) -- Dec 8th, 2018 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  Nanotechnology for Healthcare Conference
Nanotechnology for Healthcare Conference

Location - Rockefeller Conference Center, Petit Jean Mountain

Gathering of scientists from campuses across Arkansas and the nation focusing on nanoscale surfaces, materials, biomarkers, and treatment potential for healthcare.

For more information, contact Linda Williams, (ldwilliams@uams.edu)
Dec 12th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  IMSD Student Choice Speaker & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track Faculty Seminar Series
E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Presenting
“Multifaceted Roles of Insulin Signaling in the Heart”

Noon – 1pm
Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Dec 12th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Effects of Renal Lymphatics on Hypertension"
Brett Mitchell, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Physiology
Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Dec 13th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Shana M. Owens
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting "Defining Cell-Type-Specific Functions for Viral Gene Products in Chronic Gammaherpesvirus Infection"

Thursday, December 13, 2018
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Dec 14th, 2018 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entreprenership (HSE) Seminar Series
“What We’ve Learned in Life Sciences Innovation: Practical Tips in Translational Research” - Sharing methods used to assess early-stage technologies and teams, and lessons learned (the hard way) about what separates success from failure in the life sciences sector

Chris West
Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Tennessee Research Foundation
President, ZeroTo510 Accelerator

IDW, Room 105 A/B

Lunch provided to the first 25 attendees!

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series is a collaboration among 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 Sciences Awards Program Institutions) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Technology T32 Training Program
Dec 21st, 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