School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

2023 Spring Seminar Schedule



Spring 2023  

January 19

12:30 - 1:30

Xinping Yue, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Heparan Sulfate 6-O-Endosulfatses Regulate Myelopoiesis and Myeloid Cell Function

January 26

12:30 - 1:30

Heddwen Brooks, PhD
Professor and Chair of Physiology
Tulane School of Medicine

Sex Differences in Hypertension, Diabetes and Inflammation: Role of Menopause in Disease Progression

February 2

12:30 - 1:30

Daniel Kapusta, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Novel Therapeutic Approaches for the Management of Diuretic Resistance

February 9

12:30 - 1:30

Kathryn Biernacki, PhD
Research Fellow
Cognitive and Pharmacological Neuroimaging Unit, NIDA-IRP

Measuring and Correcting Decision-Making Dysfunction in Opioid Use Disorder

February 16


Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine

Role of the Mesolimbic Pathway in Pain-Induced Anhedonia and Opioid Seeking Behavior

February 23


Jonquil Poret
PhD Candidate of Physiology
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Chronic Binge Alcohol in SIV: Impact of Adipose Tissue Stiffness on Metabolic Dysfunction

March 2


Marvin Diaz, PhD

Marvin Diaz, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Binghamton University

Prenatal Opioid Exposure: A New Spectrum Disorder on the Horizon

March 9


Taylor Templeton, MS
PhD Candidate
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Sex Differences in Cocaine Self-Administration

March 16


Anna Whitehead, MS
MD/PhD Candidate
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Impact of Chronic Nicotine Inhalation on Cardiopulmonary Function and Associated Mechanisms

March 23


Jessi Cucinello-Ragland, BA
PhD Candidate
LSUHSC-New Orleans

Anti-Nociceptive Efficacy of Alcohol & Sex-Specific Contributions of Endocannabinoid Signaling

April 6


Alice Villalabos, PhD
Department of Medical Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Inclusive Teaching Methods in Medical/Health Curricula

April 13


Keishla Rodriguez-Graciani
PhD Student
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Mechanisms of structural and metabolic remodeling of mitochondria during cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury

April 14


John Spitzer Award Lecture

Carol Casey, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Altered Protein and Lipid Trafficking in Alcohol-associated Liver Disease: Mechanisms and Consequences for Multi-Organ Effects

April 27


Jacqueline Barker, PhD
Associate Professor
Drexel University

Sex Differences in the Neurobehavioral Outcomes of Alcohol Exposure

May 4


Matthew Pomrenze, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University

Modulation of 5-HT release by dynorphin mediates social deficits during opioid withdrawal

May 11


Jovanny Zabaleta, PhD
Associate Professor
LSUHSC - New Orleans

A Quick View of Colorectal Cancer Genomics

May 25


Robert Judd, PhD
Department Head and Boshell Professor
Auburn University

Regulation of Adipose Tissue Lipolysis by Hydroxycarboxlyic Acid Receptor 2 (HCA2) During Fasting

June 12


Brianna Bourgeois, BS
MD/PhD Candidate
LSUHSC-New Orleans

June 21


Taylor Templeton, BS
PhD Candidate
LSUHSC-New Orleans