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Physiology Seminars

Location: Online (Zoom)
Seminar 3:30-4:30 pm

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Title Host
September 30 Dr. Qiangrong Liang
Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences,
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
“Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity and Dysregulation of Mitochondrial Quality Control”

Dr. Zhongie Sun

October 14  Dr. Chimney Trivedi,Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Research
Director, Translational Science Program - GSBS Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, UMass Medical School

"Oncogenes in cardiac and vascular diseases" Dr. Zhongie Sun
October 21 Open    
October 28 Dr. Chi-Lun Chang
Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty
"Inter-organelle logistics accommodating fatty acid and protein trafficking" Dr. Zhongie Sun
November 4 Open    
November 18 Dr. Tahir Hussain
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
"Angiotensin AT2 Receptor as a Immunomodulatory and Renoprotective Target" Dr. Zhongie Sun
November 25 Thanksgiving     
December 2 Dr. Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

“BK channels containing the auxiliary subunit LRRC26: from molecular regulation to epithelial physiology”

Dr. Valeria Vasquez

December 16

Violeta Pellicer Morata
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

"Mechanisms Underlying Hand-to-Face Reorganization in Animal Model"

Dr. Kaushik Parthasarathi

December 20-26 Winter Holiday    

Winter/Spring 2022

Date Speaker Title Host
January 13

 Dr. Leonidas Tsiokas
George Lynn Cross Research Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of renal cystogenesis" Dr. Jonathan Jaggar
March 31

Dr. Alex M. Dopico
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
UTHSC Neuroscience Institute

“Steroid-BKCa channel direct interactions” Dr. Salvatore Mancarella
April 21 Dr. Thomas A. Longden
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
"A pericyte energy switch controls brain blood flow" Dr. Jonathan Jaggar
May 19

Dr. Alicia McDonough
Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

"Maintaining Balance under Pressure: Using blood pressure to regulate circulating volume" Dr. Zhongie Sun
June 2

Dr. Arohan Subramanya
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division, and of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Nephrocentric View of Klotho" Dr. Zhongie Sun
June 9 Dr. Orson Moe
Professor and Director of the Charles and Jane Pak Center of Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Nephrocentric View of Klotho" Dr. Zhongie Sun
October 27

Dr. Byron C. Jones                                     
Genetics, Genomics and Informatics           
UTHSC, College of Medicine

"Toxicogenetics: In Pursuit of Host-based Individual Differences in Susceptibility to Toxins and Toxicants" Dr. Salvatore Mancarella
November 3

Dr. Zoltán Benyó                                         
Professor of Physiology and Head of the Department               
Institute of Translational Medicine, Semmelweis University and Eötvös Loránd Research Network and Semmelweis University (ELKH-SE) Cerebrovascular and Neurocognitive Disorders Research Group, Budapest, Hungary

"Lysophospholipid Mediators in Cardiovascular Physiology and Disorders" Dr. Gabor Tigyi
November 17

Dr. Fabrice Dabertrand                               
Associate Professor                             
Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacolgy
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

"Restoring capillary controls of cerebral blood flow in small vessel disease" Dr. Jonathan Jaggar
December 1

Dr. Bomme Gowda Siddabasave Gowda, lecturer at Hokkaido University

Lipidomics for early biomarker discovery in health and disease Dr. RK Rao
December 8

Dr. Ying Shen, Professor and Director of Aortic Disease Research Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine

"Molecular Mechanisms of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections" Dr. Zhongjie Sun and Dr. Sal Mancarella
December 15

Dr. Jon Jeffries, Professor, UTHSC College of Medicine

  Dr. Mancarella
January 26

Dr. RK Rao, Professor, Department of Physiology at UTHSC

  Dr. Mancarella
February 16

Dr. Rajasingh Johnson, Professor, Department of Bioscience at UTHSC College of Dentistry 

"Induced pluripotent stem cells: Applications in regenerative medicine" Dr. Mancarella
February 23

Jeremiah Afolabi, Graduate Student, UTHSC Department of Physiology

"Endothelin-mediated vasoregulation in myoglobin-induced acute kidney injury" Dr. Adebiyi
March 9

Dr. Annet Kirabo, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"Immune Cell ENaC and Blood Pressure Regulation" Dr. Adebiyi
March 30th

Dr. Fernando Santana, Professor and Chair, UC- Davis Campus

Random walks: How ion channel clusters form in the sarcolemma to regulate smooth muscle function" Dr. Jaggar
April 13th

Dr. Zhousheng Xiao, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UTHSC







Mar 21, 2023