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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
  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
  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)
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)
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: TBA

Host: Roy Morello
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 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
Apr 2nd, 2018 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Nursing Science Dissertation Defense - Leah Richardson, PhD candidate
Leah Richardson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled, "Family Centered Care: Perspectives from Primary Caregivers with Children Diagnosed with Autism."

Room 2280
Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building
Advisor: Patricia Wright, PhD
Apr 3rd, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, April 3, 2017, 12p-1p in COPH 2280.
Our presenter is: Yi-Shan Sung, PhD. Senior Data Analyst - UAMS Center for Distance Health

The topic of discussion will be: "Data Collection and Integration for Evaluating the Effect of Telemedicine on High-Risk Obstetrics Care in Arkansas".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Apr 4th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Renal Pathology in the Era of Precision Medicine: The Evolution of Histopathologic Phenomena with Pathophysiologic Insight."
Chris Larsen, MD
Director, Research Department
Arkana Laboratories, Little Rock, AR
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-02
Apr 5th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lucas C. Deyoung

Presenting

"Inhibiting PARP-1 Signaling of DNA Repair by Decoy G4 DNA Activation."

Thursday, April 5, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 5th, 2018 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM and COBRE Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Response
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

Marion Pepper Pew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology
University of Washington

Title: “Plasmodium-specific B cell responses.”

Thursday, April 5, 2018

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 5th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Steven S. An, PhD.
Associate Professor
The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Whiting School of Engineering
Department of Oncology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine

Presents:
Defining the mechanical phenotype of asthma in airway smooth muscle cells through the lens of physics

Host: Richard Kurten
Apr 9th, 2018 (Mon)
2:30 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Kimberly Cooney, PhD candidate
Kimberly Cooney, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "The Effects of Lipid Stress on the Melanocortin-4 Receptor."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Giulia Baldini, PhD
Apr 10th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics Dissertation Defense - Jessica Bailey Blackburn, PhD candidate
Jessica Bailey Blackburn, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics will defend her dissertation entitled “Maintaining Order: What COG Complex Knockouts and Other Glycosylation Mutants Reveal About Golgi Trafficking, Processing, and Sorting.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Vladimir V. Lupashin, PhD
Apr 10th, 2018 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Seminar Series
"Unorthodox Path to Entrepreneurial Success"

Jeffery Moran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
CEO, PinPoint Testing, LLC

I Dodd Wilson Education Bldg, Room 105 A/B

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 Science Awards Program institutions, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The HSE Seminar Series is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program.
Apr 11th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Candidate Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Alicia Byrd, Ph.D.
Instructor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UAMS

Title: “Mechanisms of helicase catalyzed DNA unwinding.”

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 11th, 2018 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Genotoxic, Epigenotoxic and Transcriptomic Events in Carcinogenesis, Carcinogen Detection, and Cancer Risk Elucidation."
Igor Pogribny, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Research Investigator, Division of Biochemical Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-02
Apr 12th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Binyam Belachew

Presenting

"Function and Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus Non-structural Protein 3 (HCV NS3) Unfolding of Viral and Host cell G-quadruplex Nucleic Acid Structures"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 12th, 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.
Apr 12th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Chris Fromme, PhD.
Associate Professor
Well Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Presents:
The Golgi Complex as a Model for Molecular Decision Making

Host: Vladimir Lupashin, Ph.D.
Apr 12th, 2018 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Dietetics & Nutrition Seminar
The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
invites you to attend
a seminar entitled
“Building Tribal Nation-University Partnerships: Pathways to Health Equity”

Presented by
Stephany Parker, PhD.
Co-Founder, Program Planning and Evaluation Director
OKTEP: Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners LLC

Dwanna Robertson, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies
Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Date: Thursday, April 12
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.
Apr 16th, 2018 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Leslie Climer, PhD candidate
Leslie Climer, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled “The COG Complex: Master of the Golgi Universe.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Vladimir V. Lupashin, PhD
Apr 17th, 2018 (Tue)
3:30 PM
  Clinical Nutrition Thesis Defense - Jill Hinsley, Masters candidate
Jill Hinsley, a masters degree candidate in the Department of Clinical Nutrition will defend her thesis entitled “Best practices in sensory-based food play therapy: An exploratory investigation to establish a standardized intervention for improving food acceptance among preschool-aged children.”

Room 105A/B
I. Dodd Wilson (IDW) Education Building
Advisor: Josh Phelps, PhD
Apr 18th, 2018 (Wed)
3:25 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Chronic Ethanol Administration to Rodents Induces Hepatic Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Mitochondrial DNA Damage."
Andres Caro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Hendrix College
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-02
Apr 19th, 2018 (Thu)
9:00 AM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences Dissertation Defense - Thomas R. Groves, PhD candidate
Thomas R. Groves, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled “Effect of 5-Fluorouracil Chemotherapy on Hippocampal Morphology and Cognitive Function in Mice.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Antino Allen, PhD
Apr 19th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Brian Koss

Presenting

“Mitochondrial Dynamics Controls T Cell Fate through Metabolic Programming”

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2
Apr 19th, 2018 (Thu)
1:00 PM
  Pharmaceutical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Xingui Liu, PhD candidate
Xingui Liu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Delta-tocotrienol Analogues as Radio-protectors."

Room 115 A/B
I Dodd Wilson (IDW) Education Building
Advisor: Guangrong Zheng, PhD
Apr 19th, 2018 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Weekly Seminar
Pebbles Fagan, PhD; MPH
Professor and Director, Center for the Diseases of Tobacco Health, Fay Boozman College Of Public Health

Presents:
Nicotine content in flavored electronic cigarette liquid samples

Host: Perry Chowdhury
Apr 20th, 2018 (Fri)
9:00 AM
  Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense - Johnasha Stuart, PhD candidate
Johnasha Stuart, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology will defend her dissertation entitled "Mechanisms of Reovirus Serotype-specific Type-1 Interferon Activation."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Karl Boehme, PhD
Apr 20th, 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
Apr 20th, 2018 (Fri)
1:00 PM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences Dissertation Defense - Rachel Hendrix, PhD candidate
Rachel Hendrix, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "The amyloid-beta protein in Alzheimer’s disease contributes to impairments in glucose regulation."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Steven W. Barger, PhD
Apr 23rd, 2018 (Mon)
9:00 AM
  Pharmaceutical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Gauri Lamture, PhD candidate
Gauri Lamture, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will defend her dissertation entitled "Mechanisms of action of JVM 355, a sesquiterpene lactone dimer, in pancreatic cancer cells."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building 2
Advisors: Peter A Crooks, PhD and Michael J Borrelli, PhD
Apr 23rd, 2018 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense - Matthew Phillips, PhD candidate
Matthew Phillips, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology will defend his dissertation entitled, "The function of reovirus non-structural protein σ1s in viral replication and dissemination."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Karl Boehme, PhD
Apr 23rd, 2018 (Mon)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Department Biochemistry & Molecular, Faculty Candidate Seminar, Monday, April 23rd @ 2:00 PM
Ryoichi Fujiwara, Ph.D.
Research Associate
College of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Title: “Multifunctional protein UDP-glucuronosyltransferase in biochemistry, cancer, and translational research.”

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Apr 24th, 2018 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Paul A Parcon, PhD candidate
Paul A Parcon, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled "Neuroinflammation, Age, and APOE ε4 affect aspects of the autophagy system in Alzheimer’s Disease."

Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium, Room 1207
Reynolds Institute on Aging
Advisor: W. Sue T. Griffin, PhD
Apr 24th, 2018 (Tue)
12:00 PM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Curtis "Trey" Lowery, PhD candidate
Trey Lowery, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled "Cigarette Smoking Predisposes Platelets to Activation and Aggregation."

Room G218
Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building
Advisor: Fusun Kilic, PhD
Apr 25th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Andrea Edwards

Presenting

“G-Quadruplex in PARP1-Mediated DNA Damage Response”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 26th, 2018 (Thu)
10:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Defense - Tyler C Alexander, PhD candidate
Tyler C Alexander, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences will defend his dissertation entitled "Effects of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatments on Cognitive Function and Hippocampal Physiology."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Antiño R. Allen, PhD
Apr 26th, 2018 (Thu)
12:00 PM
  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dissertation Defense - Kirk L. West, PhD candidate
Kirk L. West, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will defend his dissertation entitled "Arsenic Regulation of Chromosome Dynamics."

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Alan J. Tackett, PhD
Apr 27th, 2018 (Fri)
2:00 PM
  Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Dissertation Defense - Anuj Shah, PhD candidate
Anuj Shah, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy will defend his dissertation entitled "Impact of Medicaid expansion on inpatient, ED and substance use disorder treatment utilization and the potential impacts of limited Medicaid expansion."

PEP Conference Room, RAHN 6/244
Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building
Advisor: Bradley C Martin, PharmD, PhD