School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

2024 Spring Seminar Schedule



Spring 2024  

January 18

12:00 - 1:00

Taylor Sheahan, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Understanding Neuropeptide Signaling in the Nueral Circuitry of Itch and Pain

February 8

12:00 - 1:00

Robert Siggins, PhD

The Impact of Alcohol on T Cell Senescence, Mitochondria, and Cell Death

February 15


Allie Smith, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Intersection of Juvenile Traumatic Brain Injury and Overall Health

February 22


Emily Newman, PhD
McLean Hospital

Dissecting the Neurobiology of Social Flexibility

February 29


Falk Lohoff, MD
National Institute on Alochol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcohol, Aging and Epigenetic Clocks

March 7


Ritchy Hodebourge, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Cannabis Use Changes Stress Responses by Altering the Tetrapartite Synaptic Plasticity in the Nucleus Accumbens Core

March 14


Jessica Barson, PhD
Drexel University

Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) in the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Thalamus (PVT) and Motivated Behavior

March 21


Giordano de Guglielmo, PharmD, PhD
University of California San Diego

Genetic Factors in Alcohol Use Disorder Using a Heterogeneous Stock Rat Model: From Individual  Differences to Medication Development

March 28


Spitzer Lecture
Heth Turnquist, PhD
University of Pittsburge School of Medicine

Understanding the Immune Response to Injury in Transplantation

April 4


Harold Haun, PhD
University of North Carolina

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

April 11


Catherine Cahill, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

Impact of Chronic Pain on Opioid Drug Seeking

April 18


Sydney Vita, PhD

Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Alcohol Consumption on the Adolescent Brain

April 25


Christopher Fry, PhD
University of Kentucky

Acute Knee Injury Disrupts the Molecular Regulation of Quadriceps Neuromuscular Stability

May 2


Physiology Alumni Lecture
David Stoltz, MD, PhD
University of Iowa Health Care

My Research Journey: From Frogs to Flies to Pigs to Humans"

May 9


Nihal Salem, PhD
University of Texas Austin

Cell-Type Specific Transcriptomic Changes in Alcohol Dependence

May 23


PREP Symposium
Keisa Mathis, PhD, FAHA
The University of Texas Southwestern

Neuroimmune Regulation of Inflammation in the Kidney and Its Importance in Hypertension and Lupus