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    Dissertation Defense
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    Meetings - Biosafety
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    Meetings - Conflict of Interest
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    Meetings - IACUC
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    Meetings - Institutional Review Board (IRB)
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    Meetings - Research Council
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    Meetings - UAMS Research Committee (URC)
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    Seminars
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    Multiple Categories
Feb 5th, 2019 (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
Feb 6th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dustyn Barnette
(Miller Lab)

Presenting
"Investigating thiazole bioactivation through comparative kinetic studies of meloxicam and sudoxicam metabolism"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 6th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"When Good Proteins Turn Bad...Aggregation Underlies Alzheimer's Disease and other Age-progressive Pathologies."
Robert Reis, D.Phil.
Dept. of Geriatrics
UAMS
Feb 7th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
J. Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Member WPRCI

Title: “p53 controls chronic gammaherpesvirus infection and prevents infection-driven c-myc/Igh translocations”

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 7th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
MBIM Lecture Seminar
Kate Brann
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting "Bacterial Offenses & Host Defenses: Using Primary Human Infection Systems to Model Staphylococcus aureus Pulmonary Disease"

Thursday, February 7, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 8th, 2019 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds
"D-peptide Inhibitors: Empowering Nature's Fragile Warriors"

Michael S. Kay MD, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Utah
Director , Biological Chemistry Graduate Program

IDW, Room 105 A/B

Lunch provided for the first 25 attendees

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds is 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 Science Center.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program
Feb 14th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nick Horan
(Diekman Lab)

Presenting
Impact of Galectin-3 Genetic Polymorphism on Carbohydrate Binding

Thursday, February 14, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 14th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Clay Litteken, MPH
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting "Gene regulation and pathogenesis of Borrelia turicatae"

Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 14th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Vladimir Lupashin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
UAMS

presents

"Organization of Golgi complex functions in human cell – mechanisms and players"

Host: Jerry Ware, Ph.D.
Feb 15th, 2019 (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, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM
  Dissertation Defense, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lauren Davis, BS
Doctor of Philosophy Candidate

Presenting
“Histone Posttranslational Modifications as Diagnostic Markers for Melanoma”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12pm

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II
Room 106-2
Feb 20th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Neuroanatomical Organization of the Thalamus and Early Retinofugal Pathways in the Nine BAnded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)"
Jeff Padberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Central Arkansas
Feb 21st, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Andrea Edwards
(Raney Lab)

Presenting “G-Quadruplex Structural Variations Differentially Activate PARP-1”

Thursday, February 21, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 21st, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
James Bliska , Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Presenting “Regulation of host immunity by bacterial effectors”

Thursday, February 21, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 21st, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiololgy and Biphysics Seminar
Larry J. Suva PhD
Professor and Head
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University

John Whitney Memorial Seminar
Title: “Driving Bone Regeneration and Repair”
Feb 27th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Title: is “A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Assess Lamisil (terbinafine) Bioactivation and its Potential Role in Hepatoxicity.”

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 27th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Function and Dysfunction of RNA-Binding Proteins in Motor Neuron Degeneration.
Udai Pandey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health
Feb 28th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Megan Reed
(Eoff Lab)

Presenting "Replication stress drives constitutive activation of the DNA damage response and radioresistance in glioblastoma stem-like cells"

Thursday, February 28, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Feb 28th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Marcelle Dina Zita Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting: "The role of nonstructural protein sigma 1s in reovirus protein synthesis"

Samantha Huckuntod Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting: "Investigating the Role of the Bacterial GTPase BipA in Pneumonic Plague Pathogenesis."

Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Feb 28th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Rudi Fratti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head
Department of Biochemistry,
Center for Biophysics & Quantitative Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: TBA
Mar 5th, 2019 (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
Mar 6th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Psychedelic (5-HT2AR Agonist) Psilocybin as a Smoking Cessation Medication"
Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mar 7th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  American Physician Scientist Association and Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Distinguished Seminar Speaker

Vance Fowler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Presenting: “Staphylococcus aureus: lessons learned from 20 years with the persistent pathogen.”

Thursday, March 7, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 7th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Brian Storrie, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
UAMS

presents

“How Does Wound Geometry Determine Platelet Activation? Lessons from the Jugular Vein”

Host
Jerry Ware, Ph.D.
Mar 12th, 2019 (Tue)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Student Research Day
Campus-wide Student Research Day for graduate and professional students, postdocs, and medical house staff/fellows to present their research to peers and faculty. This event gives poster presenters, 3 Minute Thesis, and IPE folks an opportunity to discuss their work on many different research disciplines as well as learn about potential areas of collaboration.

The keynote is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. with Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., 1989 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine.

Location: Wilson building

For more information about posters, contact: Linda Williams, Research Liaison, (ldwilliams@uams.edu)
Mar 13th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Substance Abuse Therapies: Endpoints for Advanced Phase Clinical Trials"

W. Brooks Gentry, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, InterveXion Therapeutics
Professor, Depts of Anesthesiology
and Pharmacology and Toxicology

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Mar 14th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Lecture Seminar
Peggy A. Cotter, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Presenting "CDI System-Mediated Cooperation, Competition, and DNA Transposition in Burkholderia."

Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 14th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Daniel Trombly, Ph.D.
Gene Editing Specialist / Senior Scientist I
Biocytogen Boston Corporation

Title:

“CRISPR /Cas9 Based Extreme Genome Editing (EGE®) and its Applications”
Mar 15th, 2019 (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 27th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Brandon Blakey
Sales Executive
10 Genomics
Pleasanton, CA

Ashley Benham, PhD
Field Applications Scientist
10 Genomics
Pleasanton, CA
(Question & Answer Session following presentation)

Title: “Biology at True Resolution: Exploring Single Cell Applications for a view of complex biology with 10x Genomics.”

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Mar 27th, 2019 (Wed)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Active and Passive Anti-Addiction Vaccines Based on Viral Vector Platforms"
Ronald G. Crystal, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Mar 28th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Allie Davis
(Miller Lab)

Presenting "Bioactivation of Halogenated Aromatic Drugs as a Precursor to Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity"

Thursday, March 28, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Mar 28th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM Student Seminar
Amanda Dragan, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting: Characterizing Early Stages of Human Alveolar Infection by the Q Fever Agent, Coxiella burnetii

Aura Ramirez, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Presenting: "Gaining insights into S. aureus virulence mechanisms in osteomyelitis: A tale of two regulatory loci"

Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Mar 28th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Lionel Blanc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Developmental Erythropoiesis,
Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Manhasset, New York

Title:
From Red Cells to Bone Cells in Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Apr 2nd, 2019 (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
Apr 4th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Frank Simmen, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Title
“Malic Enzymes in Tumor Biology: It’s Not Just About Intermediary Metabolism”
Apr 12th, 2019 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds
"HealthTech Arkansas and its Contributions to Healthcare Innovation in Arkansas"

Jeff Stinson, CPA, MBA
Founder and Director, HealthTech Arkansas
Executive Director, Fund for Arkansas' Future

IDW, Room 105 A/B

Lunch provided for first 25 attendees
Apr 19th, 2019 (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