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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 2nd, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 12p-1p in RAHN 2280.

Our presenter is: James P. Selig, PhD. Associate Professor - Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The topic of discussion will be: "Choosing Self-Report Measures for Your Research".

Please mark your calendar to attend!
Apr 3rd, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"KLF2: A novel target to mitigate radiation toxicity"

Rupak Pathak, PhD, Assistant Professor
Division of Radiation Health
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 4th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Duah Alkam
Advisors: Dr. Ussery and Dr. Smeltzer

Presenting

“Searching for Osteomyelitis-Critical Staphylococcus aureus Genes”
Thursday, April 4, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 4th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHI Seminar
James E. Samuel, Ph.D.
Regents Professor & Head
Wofford Cain Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease
Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine
Texas A&M University

“Molecular pathogenesis of Q fever: Are we there yet?”

Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
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 10th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jeffrey E. Dick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Associate Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Forbes 30 Under 30

Presenting:

“A Nanoelectrochemical Investigation of the Effects of Shining Light on Living Cells”

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 10th, 2019 (Wed)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Showcase of Medical Discoveries - NCTR Research
23rd in the series, this reception will focus on NCTR investigators discussing their research in a poster session reception with UAMS clinicians and researchers.

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

For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Apr 11th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eugene Nyamugenda

(Baldini Lab)

Presenting “Defined Paraventricular Hypothalamic Populations Exhibit Differential Responses to Food Contingent on Caloric State”

Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 11th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Lecture Seminar
Noah Butler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Iowa

Title: "Regulatory Circuits that Constrain Durable Immunity Against Malaria.”

Thursday, April 11, 2019

1:30 PM
Biomedical Research Center II
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 15th, 2019 (Mon)
11:00 AM
  Nursing Science dissertation defense - Laura Hays
Laura Hays, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nursing Science will defend her dissertation entitled “Self-Reported Self-Management Needs of Adults with Congential Heart Disease.”

Rahn Building, Room 2280
Advisor: Jean McSweeney, PhD
Apr 15th, 2019 (Mon)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  Dissertation Defense, Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program
Arundhati Gupta, M. Sc,
Doctoral Candidate

“Roles of Viral Immediate-Early Genes in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis”

Advisor: J. Craig Forrest, Ph.D.

Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 1:45 pm

Biomedical Research Building Two
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 17th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Faculty Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biolog
Yu-Chieh (Jack) Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX

Title: “From a congenital disorder to a novel anticancer target: the significance of protein deglycosylation in neurodevelopment and oncogenesis”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Biomedical Research Center II Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 17th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"The Phosphatidic Acid Switch in Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity"

Mitchell McGill, PhD
Assistant Professor
Environmental and Occupational Health
UAMS College of Public Health

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Apr 18th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tresor Mukiza
(Wahls Lab)

Presenting: “Five different sequence-specific meiotic recombination hotspots motifs each function through chromatin remodeling.” By Tresor O. Mukiza

Thursday, April 18, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 18th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 AM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Lecture Seminar
Thomas Morrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado

Title: Host-Pathogen Interactions that Dictate Viral Clearance or Persistence During Alphavirus Infection

Thursday, April 18, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
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
Apr 23rd, 2019 (Tue)
9:00 AM
  Biomedical Informatics Thesis Defense - Dina Elsayed, MD
Dina Elsayed, a Master's degree candidate in the Department of Biomedical Informatics will defend her thesis entitled, "Transcriptome sequencing to identify novel long non-coding RNA in Multiple Myeloma."

Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium
Institute on Aging
Advisor: Michael A. Bauer, PhD
Apr 23rd, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences Seminar
Title: "Immunocytochemistry: Challenging paradigms to illuminate new discoveries in the pituitary"

Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

Rayford Auditorium
Biomedical Research Building 2 106-2
Apr 24th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dissertation Defense - Magdalena Delgado, PhD candidate
Magdalena Delgado
Doctoral Candidate

"Characterization of cell death induced by microtubule targeting agents in primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells."

Major Advisor: Timothy C. Chambers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:00 PM

Biomedical Research Building Two
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Apr 24th, 2019 (Wed)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
"Modulation of renal injury via differential interplay between the angiotensin II and heme oxygenase systems"

Luis Juncos, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Chief of Nephrology
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Biomed II, Room 106-2 Rayford Auditorium
Apr 25th, 2019 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Student Seminar: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Binyam Belachew
(Raney Lab)

Presenting
“Understanding the Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus
NS3-4A Unfolding of Viral G-quadruplex Nucleic Acid Structures”

Thursday, April 25, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 25th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Lecture Seminar
Mehul Suthar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Emory Vaccine Center
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine

Presenting “Balancing protective and pathogenic immune responses to flavivirus infection”

Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
Apr 30th, 2019 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Dissertation Defense - Anthonya Cooper, B.S, PhD candidate
Anthonya Cooper, B.S
Doctor of Philosophy Candidate

"Communication between Insulin and Serotonin Signaling Pathways in Placenta."

Major Advisor: Dr. Robert McGehee

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9:00 AM

Biomedical Research Building Two
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
May 1st, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
“Dysregulated estrogen signaling in prostate cancer”

Ricky Yuet-Kin Leung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology
Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
May 2nd, 2019 (Thu)
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute Retreat
"Forging Collaborations: Bridging Gaps in Cancer Research"
The retreat will feature a Keynote Address from Dr. Jennifer Grandis, UCSF and short talks from UAMS cancer researchers. The day will conclude with a Poster Session showcasing cancer research across the UAMS campus. It is a great opportunity to learn about basic, clinical, translational and population science cancer research being conducted at UAMS.

Location: Heifer International in downtown Little Rock
For more information, contact Sandy Moore, MA, 686-8131
May 2nd, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Lecture Seminar
Elizabeth A. Rucks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Presenting “Mapping the Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane with proximity labeling systems.”

Thursday, May 2, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
May 7th, 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
May 7th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, May, 2018, 12p-1p in RAHN 2280.
Our presenter is: D. Keith Williams, MPH, PhD. Professor, Vice Chair for Education - Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The topic of discussion will be: "A Casual Introduction to the glmulti: An R Package for Easy Automated Model Selection with Generalized Linear Models".
Please mark your calendar to attend!
May 7th, 2019 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship
DOUGLAS R. GREEN, PhD
Cancer Center Program Co-Director,
Cancer Cell Biology
Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair
of Immunology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“LAP and LANDO: Noncanonical functions of autophagy proteins in anti-cancer immunity and Alzheimer's Disease.“

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Rahn Building, Pauly Auditorium, G219
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology (SPaT) T32 Symposium Seminar
"Taxol, Tubulin and Tumors: A Story of Drug Development"

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research
Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Walton Auditorium, 10th Floor
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Distinguish Seminar Speaker
Fanxiu Zhu, Ph.D.
Biological Science Faculty Member
Department Of Biological Science
Florida State University

Presenting “Evasion of cGAS DNA sensing by KSHV, KicGAS and beyond.”

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics weekly seminar
Grace Purvis
Graduate Student

presents
"Tumor-Stromal Crosstalk in Thyroid Cancer"
May 10th, 2019 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds
"Lessons from an Academic in Avoiding the Ditches and Valleys of Commercial Death!"

Mark Liles, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Auburn University

I. Dodd Wilson Bldg, Rooms 105A/B

Lunch provided to the 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 Science Center.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures, LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program
May 15th, 2019 (Wed)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Translational Neurosciences
Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Translational Neurosciences Research

24th in the series, this reception will focus on UAMS investigators discussing their research in a poster session reception with clinicians and basic science researchers. Research faculty, staff, and students are invited.

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

For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
May 17th, 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
May 28th, 2019 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  William Hyatt Dissertation Defense
"Acute and persistent impulsive effects of the synthetic cathinone 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV"

William Hyatt
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: William Fantegrossi, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
May 28th, 2019 (Tue)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Dissertation Defense - Niranjan Kathe, PhD Candidate
Niranjan Kathe, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Will defend his dissertation entitled "Assessing the spillover expansion compared to non-expansion on pre-existing Medicaid patients, children of newly eligible parents, and on the commercial population."

RAHN Building
Room 3202
Advisor: Jacob T. Painter, PharmD, MBA, PhD
May 30th, 2019 (Thu)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Michael Cozart Dissertation Defense
"Vascular TRPC3 channels mediate dysregulation of neurovascular coupling during status epilepticus"

Michael Cozart, PhD Candidate
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Fang Zheng, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 4th, 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
Jun 11th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Ana Rita Silva Moreira, MSc - Seminar
Graduate Assistant
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
UAMS

Title: "Translational Regulation in Pituitary Gonadotropes: A Role for Musashi in the Cross-talk between Metabolism and Reproduction"

Biomedical Research Center 2
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Jun 12th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
“NGLY1-mediated protein deglycosylation: An emerging vulnerable point in melanoma and neurodevelopment”
Dr. Yu-chieh(Jack)Wang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 19th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Samantha Mclenahan Dissertation Defense
“Development and testing of a vaccine for 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (α-PVP)”

Samantha Mcclenahan
Ph.D. Candidate
Deparmtent of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Michael Owen, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 21st, 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