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Feb 1st, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fen Xia, PhD
Radiation Oncology, UAMS
Presenting: “ATM-PKM2-CtIP axis bridges cancer cell metabolism with DNA repair.”

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 1st, 2017 (Wed)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
“Innovating in Healthcare: Idea Formation to Revenue Generation and Everything in Between”

Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC
Director of Nursing Research and Innovation,UAMS

Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium (UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging)

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 University of Utah, all Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions.

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program, UAMS Translational Research Institute, and UAMS BioVentures
Feb 2nd, 2017 (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 2nd, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
Microbiology and Immunology

Leah Horn
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting "Evaluating the role of ICOS in Tfh cell differentiation during secondary Plasmodium infection.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 7th, 2017 (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)
Feb 7th, 2017 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host Journal Club on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12p-1p in COPH 2280.
Our presenter is: James Chen, PhD; Director, NCTR Biostatistics Branch.
The topic of discussion will be: "Biomarkers for Treatment Selection in Precision Medicine - Statistical Perspectives".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Feb 8th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemisrty and Molecular Biology
Capucine Van Rechem, Ph.D.
Assistant in Genetics Massachusetts General Hospital- Cancer Center
Instructor of Medicine- Harvard Medical School -Department of Medicine
Charlestown, MA
Presenting "Epigenetic Impacts Copy Number Heterogeneity and Drug Response."

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 8th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Neurovascular Dysfunction and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease"
Sumit Sarkar, Ph.D.
Division of Neurotoxicology
National Center for Toxicological Research
Feb 9th, 2017 (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 9th, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
MBIM Seminar
Microbiology and Immunology

William MacCain
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting “Strain variation leads to new insights into isoprenoid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli.”

Thursday, February 9, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 15th, 2017 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  OGSP "Fund My Grant" Panel
A panel of NIH study section members from UAMS share their experiences as reviewers
and respond to your questions about the NIH peer-review process.
Rayford Auditorium
Biomedical Research Center II, Room 106-2
For more information, contact DeAnn Hubberd (686-6004).
Feb 15th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Effects of Space Radiation on Cognition: Implications for Future Trips to Mars"
Antino Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Radiation Health
College of Pharmacy, UAMS
Feb 16th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Kimberly Cooney

Presenting “Lipid stress inhibits clathrin-dependent endocytosis and blunts desensitization of MC4R, a GPCR involved in energy homeostasis”

Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 16th, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
MBIM Seminar
Microbiology and Immunology

Arundhati Gupta
Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting “Functional Analysis of Rhadinovirus Immediate- Early Genes”

Thursday, February 16, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 17th, 2017 (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 22nd, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Yoel Sadovsky, MD
Executive Director, Magee- Women's Research Institute
Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women’s Health Research
Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and CTSI
Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences
Associate Dean, Women’s Health Research and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Presenting:

“Placental exosome-based cell defense against viral infections.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 22nd, 2017 (Wed)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Core Facilities
Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Core Facilities

17th in the series, this reception will focus on UAMS core facility directors discussing their services and instrumentation in a poster session reception. A Demos of iLab software will also be given.

Location: 10th floor, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Rotunda
For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Feb 23rd, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dustyn Barnette

Presenting "Identification and Phenotyping of Terbinafine Metabolic Pathways and their Contributions to Liver Toxicity"

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 23rd, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
The UAMS Center for Microbial Pathogenesis & Host Inflammatory Responses & The Department of
Microbiology & Immunology

James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pathology,
Microbiology, & Immunology
Ann Scott Carell Chair Director,
Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Presenting “Genetic and structural basis for human antibody neutralization of viruses”

Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 24th, 2017 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  COI and Export Control
Conflict of Interest and Export Control Policies and Procedures

Speaker: Director, Philip Principe, UAMD COI and Export Control
Location: CoPH, G225
Feb 24th, 2017 (Fri)
2:00 PM
  Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertation Defense - Ashlen Thomason, PhD candidate
Ashlen Thomason, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will defend her dissertation titled “The effect of premotor transcranial direct current stimulation on the fluency of adults who stutter during choral reading."

University of Central Arkansas, SLHC 129
Advisor: Brent A. Gregg, PhD
Mar 1st, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wei-Jen Tang, PhD
Ben-May Institute for Cancer Research
The University of Chicago

Presenting: “Insulin Degrading Enzyme - a Proteostatic Mechanism to Control Amyloid Peptides.”

Wednesday, March 1 , 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 1st, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Dopamine Releasers as Potential Therapeutics for Drug Abuse: Overcoming the Stigma of Abuse Liability"
Bruce Blough, Ph.D.
Senior Research Chemist, RTI International
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Mar 1st, 2017 (Wed)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
“New Paradigms for Scientist to CEO Transition and New Biotechnology Startup Creation”

Erik M. Schwiebert, PhD
CEO and Chief Scientific Officer
DiscoveryBioMed, Inc.

Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium (UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging)

The HSE Seminar Series is a collaboration with UAMS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kansas Medical Center, and University of Utah, all Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions.

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the NIGMS Systems
Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program,
UAMS Translational Research Institute, and UAMS BioVentures
Mar 2nd, 2017 (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 2nd, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lauren Davis

Presenting “Epigenetic Misregulation in Melanoma”

Wednesday, March 2 , 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 2nd, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar Cancelled
MBIM Seminar
Microbiology and Immunology

The UAMS Center for Microbial
Pathogenesis & Host Inflammatory
Responses and The Department of
Microbiology & Immunology

Ralph R. Isberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Presenting “Control of host cell tubular endoplasmic reticulum function by Legionella pneumophila”

Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 2nd, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention
Department of Population Sciences
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Duarte, CA 91010
Host: Aime Franco
Mar 7th, 2017 (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)
Mar 8th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nukhet Aykin-Burns, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Division of Radiation Health, UAMS

Presenting: "PCB 11: An unexpected guest in your house.”

Wednesday, March 8 , 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 9th, 2017 (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 9th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Andrea Edwards
Presenting
“Cockayne syndrome group A and B proteins converge on transcription-linked resolution of non-B DNA”

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 9th, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
Shana M. Owens

Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting “Cell Cycle Modulation in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 9th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology & Biophysics Department Seminar
Kyu Sang Joeng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Joeng@bcm.edu
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA, 77030
Host: Michael Jennings
Mar 15th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Candidate Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Raymond G. Fox, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Presenting:

Title: “Malignant progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is critically dependent on Musashi.”

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 15th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Influences of Social Context on Drug Addiction: Neural Plasticity Mechanisms"
Lique Coolen, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Mar 16th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kirk West

Presenting

“Elucidation of the Epiproteomic Landscape at the Arsenic Response Locus in S. cerevisiae by CRISPR-ChAP-MS”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 16th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology & Biophysics Department Seminar
“Transcription to Biology: identification of novel
genes that play a role in bone physiology“

Melda Onal, Ph.D.

Research Associate in the
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 17th, 2017 (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 17th, 2017 (Fri)
1:00 PM
  Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertation Defense - Ahmad A. Alanazi, PhD candidate
Ahmad A. Alanazi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will defend his dissertation entitled "The Use of Simulation in Audiology Education to Improve Students' Professional Competency."

Room 668
Audiology and Speech Pathology Department
Advisor: Nannette Nicholson, PhD
Mar 22nd, 2017 (Wed)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Student Research Day 2017 abstract submissions due
Student Research Day poster submissions are due today. Please submit via the SRD online submission form. http://research.uams.edu/students/research-day/register/

Contact Linda Williams for further info. ldwilliams@uams.edu
Mar 27th, 2017 (Mon)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
FACULTY CANDIDATE
Debabrata (Deb) Patra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis, MO

Title: “Chondrocytes, Osteoblasts and the Site-1 Protease: Dynamic Interactions that Make Cartilage and Bone”

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Mar 30th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tiffany Miles

Presenting

“Changes in Glycerophospholipid Abundance and Composition Precedes Other Signs of Cell Stress in the Liver, but not the Hypothalamus,
of Mice Fed a High Fat Diet”

Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 30th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
FACULTY CANDIDATE
Keertik Fulzele, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University
Goldman School of Dental Medicine Center, Boston, MA

Title: “Regulation of Hematopoiesis by Osteolineage-cells-induced Altered Bone Marrow Microenvironment”

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Mar 31st, 2017 (Fri)
11:00 AM
  Nursing Science Dissertation Defense - Marcia A. Byers, PhD candidate
Marcia A. Byers, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled "Quality of Care in Nurse-led Medicare Wellness Visits."

COPH 3202
Advisor: Patricia Wright, PhD
Apr 3rd, 2017 (Mon)
2:00 PM
  Nursing Science Dissertation Defense - Sloan Davidson, PhD candidate
Sloan Davidson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled "Presence of Leadership and Bullying in the Nursing Workplace: A Correlational Study."

COPH 2280
Advisor: Anita Mitchell, PhD
Apr 4th, 2017 (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 4th, 2017 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
"Measuring Fetal Heart-and-Brain Function Non-invasively: Findings from the SARA Project"

Eric Siegel, MS
Research Associate
UAMS Department of Biostatistics

12p-1p in COPH 2280.
Apr 5th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Role of Ubiquitin Proteasome System During Renal Cold Storage Plus Transplantation"
Nirmala Parajuli, PhD
Instructor
Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 5th, 2017 (Wed)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
“From Bench, to the Bedside, and Onward to the Market:
Commercializing Academic Software”

Mark Yandell, Ph.D.
Founder, IDbyDNA Inc.
Professor, Human Genetics
University of Utah

UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging/Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium

Sponsored by the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology andToxicology T32 Training Program, Translational Research Institute, and UAMS BioVentures

This seminar series is a collaboration of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, and University of Utah, all Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions.
Apr 6th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  IBS/GPIBS Graduate Program 10th Annual Students' Choice Speaker
“Neurodevelopmental Disorders Through
the Lens of Simple Cells and Organisms”

Victor Faundez MD, PhD 
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Director of Graduate Studies Neuroscience Program
Emory University School of Medicine

Walton Auditorium
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, 10th floor
Apr 6th, 2017 (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 6th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Megan Reed

Presenting

“Modulation of genomic maintenance by kynurenine signaling in glioblastoma multiforme”

Thursday, April 6, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 6th, 2017 (Thu)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Joint Seminar with Microbiology and Immunology
Jean Celli, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University

Title: “Brucella Exploitation of the Host Secretory Pathway: Effectors and Consequences”

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Apr 10th, 2017 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Danielle N. Atwood, MD/PhD candidate
Danielle N. Atwood, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled “Regulatory loci impacting the development and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus orthopaedic infections.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Mark Smeltzer, PhD
Apr 12th, 2017 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Student Research Day 2017
Graduate and professional students, faculty fellows, and postdocs will present posters of their research in the day long event. The noon keynote speaker is Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, Univ. of Connecticut. Three Minute Thesis finals will be held immediately following the keynote in IDW #126.

Location: UAMS campus, IDW bldg. 1st/2nd floors
For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu.
Apr 13th, 2017 (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.
Apr 13th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Magdalena Delgado

Presenting

“Characterization of vincristine-induced G1 phase death in primary leukemia cells.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 13th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  2017 SRD Awards reception
The poster presenteation and 3MT awards will be presented at a reception on the 10th floor of the Wintrhop P. Rocekfeller Cancer Institute the day after Student Reserach Day.

For more info, contact ldwilliams@uams.edu
Apr 13th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Myriam Labelle, Ph.D., Assistant Member
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Title: “Signaling Roles of Platelets During Cancer Metastasis”

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Apr 14th, 2017 (Fri)
1:00 PM
  Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertation Defense - Megan Scott PhD candidate
Megan Scott, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will defend her dissertation entitled " Comparison of Acoustic Startle Responses in School-Age Children Who Stutter and Their Fluent Peers."

University of Central Arkansas, SLHC 129
Advisor: Brent A. Gregg. PhD
Apr 19th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Michael Tiemeyer, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Director
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia

Presenting:
“Glycans, Glycomes, and the Glycobiology of Neural Development,
Degeneration, and Dysfunction.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 19th, 2017 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Randomization in Animal Studies
Biostatisticians Dr. Reid Landes and Jillian Tang will provide researchers with helpful strategies for randomizing animal experiments.

Location: IDW 205A/B

For more information, contact Kerrey Roberto at robertokerreya@uams.edu or 686-8542.
Apr 19th, 2017 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Aminoglycosides: Minimizing Toxicity and Use to Allow Read Through of Stop Codons in Monogenic Diseases"
Bruce Molitoris, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 20th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tresor Olivier Mukiza

Presenting

“Chromatin remodeling in hotspot recombination activation.”
By Tresor Olivier Mukiza

Thursday, April 20, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 20th, 2017 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Seminar
Daniel Meeker

Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting “Designing targeted “nanodrugs” for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm infections”

Thursday, April 20,2017
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 20th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Santiago M. Di Pietro, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Title:

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Apr 21st, 2017 (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
Apr 24th, 2017 (Mon)
10:00 AM
  Nursing Science Dissertation Defense - Kerry Jordan, PhD candidate
Kerry Jordan, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled "Pilot Testing the Feasibility and Initial Effect of a Coaching Intervention to Improve Certified Nursing Assistants Dressing Assistance in Nursing Homes."

COPH 3202
Advisor: Pao-Feng Tsai, PhD
Apr 25th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Thesis Defense - Francesca LoBianco, MS candidate
Francesca LoBianco, a master's degree candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her thesis entitled "The Role of SIRT3 in Radiation-Induced Persistent Liver Injury."

Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Nukhet Aykin-Burns, PhD
Apr 26th, 2017 (Wed)
3:00 PM
  Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertation Defense - Sarah Kennett, PhD candidate
Sarah Kennett, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will defend her dissertation entitled "Identification and deactivation of cochlear implant electrodes with poor electrode-neural interface: clinical practice and outcomes."

Plaza Suite 600, Room 668
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Advisor: Samuel Atcherson, PhD
Apr 27th, 2017 (Thu)
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  UAMS/NCTR Symposium - Mitochondrial Mania!
Faculty, staff, fellows and students who are interested in mitochondrial research and new collaborations are invited to attend the UAMS/NCTR Symposium: Mitochondrial Mania! Scheduled activities include:

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Poster Presentations (Abstracts due March 24, 2017)
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. — Lunch
1-2 p.m. — Keynote Address, featuring Kendall B. Wallace, Ph.D., professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, Minnesota.
2-4 p.m. — Round Table Talks

Location: Institute on Aging, Room 1180
For more info, email lmcrow@uams.edu.
Apr 27th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eugene Nyamugenda

Presenting

“MC4R neurons in the PVN are resistant to hypothalamic injury by high-fat diet:
a possible target for anti-obesity drugs”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 27th, 2017 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar Series
Elena S. Suvorova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Florida Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Title: "A Checkpoint Roadmap for the Complex Cell Division of Apicomplexa Parasites"

Biomedical Research Center Two, Rayford Auditorium 106-2
Apr 28th, 2017 (Fri)
1:00 PM
  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dissertation Defense - Zachary Waldrip, PhD candidate
Zachary Waldrip, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will defend his dissertation entitled “Targeted and Unbiased Approaches to Study Chromatin Regulation.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisors: Kevin Raney, PhD and Alan Tackett, PhD
Apr 28th, 2017 (Fri)
3:00 PM
  Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Thesis Defense - Laura Gressler, MS candidate
Laura Gressler, a master's degree candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy will defend her thesis entitled titled "Prescribing Trends and the Effect of Concomitant Use of Benzodiazepines and Opioids on the Risk of Adverse Outcomes in an Opioid Prescribed Veterans Population.”

Room 6/102
Education Building 2
Advisor: Jacob Painter, PharmD, MBA, PhD