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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 7 Dr. David Krzywanski
Assistant Professor Department of Biology and Anatomy
LSU Health Services Center-Shreveport
"Nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NNT) regulates mitochondrial redox balance in atherosclerosis" Faculty Guest Candidate
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 11

Dr. Zufeng Ding, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“PCSK9 and Myocardial Infarction” Faculty Guest Candidate
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 6 Dr. Mabruka Alfaidi
Research Instructor
Department of Pathology
LSU Health Science Center-Shreveport
"The Interleukin-1 Signaling in Endothelial Cell Plasticity and Atherosclerosis Progression." Faculty Guest Candidate
January 11 Dr. Shijie Liu
Research Scientist
Texas Heart Institute
"New insights of Hippo pathway in heart regeneration" Faculty Guest Candidate
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
January 18 Dr. Ki-Suk Kim
Research Instructor
Department of Pediatrics-Nutrition
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
"Bariatric surgery induces intestinal stemness via bile acid signaling" Faculty Guest Candidate
February 17 Dr. Bhairb Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
“Molecular Regulation of Mammalian Heart Regeneration” Faculty Guest Candidate
February 24 Dr. Joca Humberto
Research Associate
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
"Microtubule Mechanotransduction in Striated Muscle" Faculty Guest Candidate
March 30

Dr.Yan Sanders
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Targeting Histone H4K16 Acetylation and Epigenetic Reader Brd4 in Pulmonary Fibrosis” Faculty Guest Candidate
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 7 Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez
Associate Professor
Director, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of Texas Medical Branch
"Critical role of RNA binding proteins in establishing RNA regulatory networks essential for heart development and function" Faculty Guest Candidate
April 14

Dr. Masayuki Yazawa
Assistant Professor
Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

"Targeting Ion Channels for Drug Discovery-Cardiac arrhythmia & Covid-19" Faculty Guest Candidate
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
September 1 Dr. Peng Yao
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester School
"Translational Control of Cardiac Disease" Faculty Guest Candidate
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 9

Dr. Prithu Sundd                                                                       
Associate Professor                                                                         
Heart Lung and Bllod Vascular Medicine Institute                     
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Pulmonary Thrombo-Inflamation in Sickle Cell Disease" Faculty Guest Candidate
November 15

Dr. Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd                     
Assistant Professor                                       
Division of Hematology-Oncology                         
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Dysfunctional liver endothelial cells drives liver injury by delaying hemoglobin and iron clearance in Sickle Cell disease" Faculty Guest Candidate
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
November 21

Dr. Trayambak Pathak                                                           
Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                   
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology                     
Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh  

“Store-operated calcium entry channels in metabolism and disease” Faculty Guest Candidate
December 1

Dr. Bomme Gowda Siddabasave Gowda, lecturer at Hokkaido University

Lipidomics for early biomarker discovery in health and disease Dr. RK Rao
December 6

Dr. Shailesh Agarwal                                                                   
Assistant Professor                                                                            Department of Pharmacology                                                   
University of Nevada, Reno                                                                   

"Regulation of cAMP signaling in adult cardiac myocytes" Faculty Guest Candidate
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
January 26

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

Feburary 23

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

Nov 23, 2022