2018 Spring Seminar Schedule

 

Thursday

June 14, 2018

1:30 PM- 2:30 PM

“How a PhD can prepare for a job they don’t know exists”

Kris Norenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Medical Sciences – Oncology
Gilead Sciences

SoN/AH Lecture Hall A (228)

   

Wednesday

June 13, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Integrative Neurogenomics for  Alcohol Use Disorder”

Sean P. Farris, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin

SoN/AH Lecture Hall A (228)

   

Thursday

May 31, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Cracking Crick's claustrum: elucidating the role of the brain's mystery nucleus”

Brian N. Mathur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Maryland
School of Medicine

Clinical Sciences Research Building
Room 563

   

Thursday

May 24, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Alcohol Differentially Affects Subpopulations of VTA DA Neurons”

Elizabeth M. Avegno, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Tuesday

May 15, 2018

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

“Sex Differences in Control of Blood Pressure: Differential Responses to Androgens”

Jane Reckelhoff, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Mississippi Medical Center

SoN/AH Lecture Hall A (228)

   

Thursday

May 10, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Convergence fo Central Pain and Stress Signaling in Addiction"

Scott Edwards, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology

Medical Education Building
Room 7267
   

Thursday

May 3, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Probing Roles of Dopamine Circuits in Learning"

Patricia H. Janak, Ph.D.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

April 19, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Understanding mTBI and PTSD Comorbidity Through Translational Research Efforts”

Abigail G. Schindler, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington

SON/AH Building
Lecture Hall C (238)

   

Friday

April 13, 2018

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

 

"Obesity: One Size Doesn’t Fit All: A Comparison of Sex Differences in the Response to High-Fat Diet in Obesity-Resistant and Obesity-Prone Rats"

Jonquil M. Poret, B.S.
Masters Candidate
Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Thursday

April 12, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Venturing into Big Data with Dietary Resistant Starch”

Michael Keenan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Human Nutrition and Food Division
School of Human Ecology
Louisiana State University
Agricultural Center

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Friday

April 6, 2018

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

 “Brain Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Signaling Mediates Stress-Induced Behaviors”

Allyson L. Schreiber
MD/PhD Candidate
Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Thursday

April 5, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Calcineurin: A Tale of Two Isoforms"

Clintoria Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Thursday

March 29, 2018

1:30 PM- 2:30 PM

“Effects of Peripheral Immune Activation on Amygdala Function”

Soumyabrata Munshi
Post-Doctoral Fellow Candidate
Department of Neuroscience
Rosalind Franklin University

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Monday

March 26, 2018

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

“Continuous and Binge-Like Consumption of Dietary Fat Differentially Affects Gustatory Neural Circuitry”

Darryl A. Gaudet Jr., B.S.
Master's Candidate
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Thursday

March 22, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Elucidating the Extended Amygdala Roles in Emotion”

Thomas Kash, Ph.D.
John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Pharmacology
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

March 15, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Heparan Sulfate: A Key Regulator of Angiogenesis"

Lianchun Wang, M.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar Complex
Carbohydrate Research Center University of Georgia

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

March 1, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Metabolic Surgery: Mechanisms and Use of "Bariatric" Operations to Treat Diabetes"

David E. Cummings, M.D.
Professor of Medicine & Senior Investigator
Diabetes & Obesity Center of Excellence
University of Washington

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

February 22, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Mechanisms of Alcohol Impairment of Recovery from Disuse Atrophy”

Liz Simon, MVSc, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Monday

February 19, 2018

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

“Einstein, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Other Matters”

Gabriela González, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

February 15, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

“Neural Mechanisms of Tobacco Abuse Vulnerability”

Laura O'Dell, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at El Paso

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Monday

February 5, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"The cardioprotective effects of lysyl oxidase inhibition - we have LOX to talk about"

Elia El Hajj
PhD Candidate
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   

Thursday

February 1, 2018

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

"Brain Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) Signaling Mediates Behavioral Effects of Stress"

Allyson Schreiber
MD.PhD Candidate
Department of Physiology

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

2017 Fall Seminar Schedule

 

Thursday

December 14, 2017

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

“Non-coding RNAs and Cerebrovascular Injury and Remodeling after Ischemic Stroke”

Kejie Yin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine,University of Pittsburgh

Medical Education Building
Room 7267

   
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

ADACE Retreat

Unraveling the National Opioid Crisis:
From Biology to Better Therapies for Pain

 

LSUHSC Human Development Center
411 South Prieur Street

   

Thursday

December 7, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

Educational Review Seminar:
"Altitude: Physiologic Stresses and Adaptations"

Michael Levitzky, PhD
Professor
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB
   

Wednesday

December 6, 2017

11:00 - 12:00

“Lipids and Lipid Droplet Proteins: Their Pathogenic Roles in Liver Diseases”

Rotonya M. Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Human Metabolic Tissue Resource, Institute of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

November 30, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Sulf2 in Lung Injury and Repair”

Xinping Yue, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

November 16, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Targeting Parathyroid Hormone and Src Kinase Signaling in Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

Brian G. Rowan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Gerald & Flora Jo Mansfield Piltz Endowed Professor of Cancer Research
Department of Structural & Cellular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

November 9, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

Danielle Levitt, MS, CSCS
Doctoral Candidate
Departments of KHPR & Biological Sciences
University of North Texas

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

November 2, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Innate Immune Signaling and the Conversion from the Acute to the Chronic Pain State”

Tony L. Yaksh, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
School of Medicine
University of California

SoN/AH Lecture Hall C (238)

   

Wednesday

October 25, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Mechanisms Regulating Fat Distribution and Metabolic Health in Women and Men”

Susan K. Fried, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Bone Disease
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai

Clinical Science Research Building (CSRB)
Room 563

   

Thursday

October 19, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

"ISG15 Proteinopathy in Ataxia Telangiectasia: Mechanism, Therapeutic Target, and Biomarker"

Shyamal Desai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

October 12, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

"The role of mesoaccumbens dopamine in pain and opioid dependence"

Amanda Pahng, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

October 5, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Central Amygdala Mediates Alcohol Dependence-Induced Hyperalgesia”

Nick Gilpin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Monday

October 2, 2017

10:00 - 11:00

“Unraveling the Neural Substrates of Addiction”

Anushree N. Karkhanis, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

September 21, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Interplay of Diet and Tumor with the Gut Microbiome”

Lauri Byerley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

September 7, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Exercise, Health, and Weight Loss: Is Weight Loss Imperative to Obtain Health Benefits?”

Neil Johannsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
LSU

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Thursday

August 31, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

“Alcohol-SIV/HIV-ART Interactions Physiology: From a Translational Team Science Perspective”

Patricia Molina, M.D.,Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Physiology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB
   

Thursday

August 24, 2017

12:00 - 1:00

"A novel role for the UPR gene Chac1 in skeletal muscle"

Imran N Mungrue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
LSUHSC

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB

   

Tuesday

August 15, 2017

12:30 - 1:30

“Bridging Science and Practice for Collective Impact in Ending the HIV Pandemic”

Cynthia Gomez, Ph.D.
Founding Director & Professore Emerita
Health Equity Institute
San Francisco State University

SON/AH
Lecture Hall A (Room 228)

   

Tuesday

August 15, 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

“P2Y2 Receptor: The Middle of the Journey”

Jianzhong Shen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Drug Discovery & Development
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy

Physiology Conference Room 7267
7th Floor MEB