Spring 2013

Fall 2013 | Spring 2013


Coordinator: Lisa Hodge, Ph.D.
Secretary: Sandra Clapp
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Location: LIB-110
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Date January 7
Name Changyi (Johnny) Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Position & Location Molecular Surgery Endowed Chair; Professor of Surgery & Molecular & Cellular Biology; Director of Molecular Surgeon Research Center; Vice Chair for Research, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Title of Seminar “Cardiovascular Risk Factors & Molecular Pathways for Endothelial Dysfunction – Resistin Downregulates eNOS through miR-31”
Confirmed by Ladislav Dory, Ph.D.
Date January 14
Name Damir B. Khismatuillin, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, contributing faculty member in the Clinical Program, Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Title of Seminar “An interplay between macrophages and mast cells in endothelial dysfunction and inflammation”
Confirmed By Lisa Hodge, Ph.D.
Date January 28 – CANCELED
Name Garth Powis, Ph.D.
Position & Location Chair, Department of Experimental Therapeutics; Director, Center for Targeted Therapy; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Title of Seminar “KRAS the elephant in the room of cancer therapy: New approaches ”
Confirmed By Alakananda Basu, Ph.D. & Myron Jacobson, Ph.D.
Date February 4
Name Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology; Department of Human Genetics; Director, UPCI Lentiviral Facility; Co-Director, UPCI Vector Core Facility; Hillman Cancer Center; University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Title of Seminar  “PARP1 – A mediator of genotoxin response pathway crosstalk”
Confirmed By Ladislav Dory, Ph.D.
Date February 11
Name Anthony T. Vella, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Connecticut Heath Center, Farmington, CT
Title of Seminar “Control of innate-based inflammation by T cells”
Confirmed By Ladislav Dory, Ph.D.
Date February 18
Name Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D.
Position & Location Professor, Bumgardner Chair in Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Louisville Health Science Center, Louisville, KY
Title of Seminar “Exploitation of conserved processes in amoeba and macrophages byLegionella
Confirmed By
Ladislav Dory, Ph.D.
February 20 – CANCELED
Janice S. Blum, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Chancellor’s Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Co-Director, Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Title of Seminar
“Host Immune Evasion by Poxviruses and Antigen Presentation”
Confirmed By
Johnny He, Ph.D.
Date February 25
Name Liangfang Zhang, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor, Department of Nanoengineering & Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Title of Seminar “RBC Membrane-Camouflaged Nanoparticles as a Biomimetic Delivery Platform”
Confirmed By J.K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D. & Anindita Mukerjee, Ph.D.
Date March 11
Name Douglas D. Root, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UNT-Denton
Title of Seminar “Molecular length: one molecule at a time using gravitational force spectrometry”
Confirmed By Julian Borejdo, Ph.D.
Date March 25
Name Laurel L. Lenz, Ph.D.
Position & Location Associate Professor of Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Title of Seminar Dual-use” of immune responses during systemic Listeria monocytogenes infections
Confirmed By Rance Berg, Ph.D.
Date April 8
Name Gyula Vigh, Ph.D.
Position & Location Professor of Chemistry, Gradipore Professor of Separation Science, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Title of Seminar “Recent advances in the Analytical – and Semipreparative – Scale Isoelectric Trapping Separations of Ampholytic Compounds”
Confirmed By Laszlo Prokai, Ph.D.
Date April 22
Name Michael J. Chumley, Ph.D.
Position & Location Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, TCU, Fort Worth, TX
Title of Seminar “Could ‘catching’ a cold lead to Alzheimer’s disease?”
Confirmed By Rance Berg, Ph.D.


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