School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

2023 Fall Seminar Schedule



Fall 2023  

August 31

12:00 - 1:00

Ursula White, PhD
Assistant Professor
Clinical Sciences Division
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Physiology of Humans and Adipose Tissue in Obesity, Health, and Disease

September 7

12:00 - 1:00

Elizabeth Kovacs, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
University of Colorado Denver

Inflamm-aging and the Multi-Organ Response After Traumatic Injury

September 14

12:00 - 1:00

Amanda Pahng, PhD
Research Health Scientist
Southeast LA Veterans Health Care System

Investigating the Intersection of Chronic Inflammatory Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

September 28

12:00 - 1:00

Xiaolin Tian, PhD
Assistant Professor - Research
Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Unmasking Mask: The Dosage-Sensitive Functions of Mask in Neurons

October 5


Bradley Taylor, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh

Behavioral Pharmacology and Neurophysiology of Chronic Pain and Endogenous Opioid Receptor Analgesia

October 12


Eric Ravussin, PhD
Associate Executive Director
Clinical Sciences Division
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Influence of Heterogeneity in Energy Metabolism on Body Weight

October 19


Amy Lasek, PhD
Professor of Phamarcology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Neuroimmune Transcriptional Mechanisms in Alcohol Use Disorder

October 26


Bryan Mackowiak, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Liver Diseases
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Peripheral Ethanol Metabolism Regulates Drinking Behavior and Organ Injury

November 2


Brendan Walker, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair of Research
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Dynorphin/Kappa Opioid Receptor Dysregulation in Alcohol use Disorder

November 9


Ethan Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University

Targeting Cell-Type Specific Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

November 16


Alyssa Hasty, PhD
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University

Immunologic Memory to Weight Cycling

November 30


Harold Haun, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of North Carolina

Septohypothalamic Nociceptin/Orphanin-Fq System Modulates Binge-Like Alcohol Consumption

December 7


Jessica Higginbotham, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Washington University School of Medicine

Estradiol Protects Against Pain-Facilitated Fentanly Use Via Suppression of Opioid-Evoked Dopamine Activity