Academic Seminars

Virtual Symposium for the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease – June 30, 2020
June 22, 2020

Virtual Symposium for the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
9:30 AM – 12 PM

Presentations by National Institute on Aging Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award T32 Fellows under the stewardship of Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D. and Michael Forster, Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience.

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The National Institute on Aging

Elizabeth Baker

Schedule: 10-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.
9:30 AM – Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D.
Opening Remarks

9:40 AM – Holden Hemingway
Mentor: Steven Romero, Ph.D.
“Effect of acute leg heating on circulating endothelin-1 in aged humans”

9:52 AM – Jessica Proulx
Mentor: Kathleen Borgmann, Ph.D.
“ER-associated regulation of astrocyte mitochondrial function during METH”

10:04 AM – Danielle Reid
Mentor: Nicole Philips, Ph.D.
“Investigating oxidative damage: Implications in cognitive and metabolic phenotypes of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Mexican American population”

10:16 AM – Navita Lopez
Mentors: Abe Clark, Ph.D. & Tara Tovar-Vidales, Ph.D.
“Growth factor signaling and miRNA is expression in ONH cells”

10:28 AM – Garen Anderson
Mentor: Caroline Rickards, Ph.D.
“White Mountain Expedition 2019: Peaks and Valleys – Oscillatory cerebral blood flow at high altitude”

10:40 AM – Courtney Hall
Mentor: John Planz, Ph.D.
“Taking the bait: A PCR-free enrichment strategy for assessing base modifications using MinION nanopore sequencing”

10:52 AM- Delaney Davis
Mentor: Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D.
“The short-term cognitive consequences of chronic methamphetamine administration in young male and female mice”

11:04 AM -Pinkal Patel
Mentor: Gulab Zode, Ph.D.
“Impaired TRPV4-eNOS signaling in trabecular meshwork contributes to elevation of intraocular pressure in glaucoma”

11:16 AM – Joseph Malaer
Mentor: Porunelloor Mathew, Ph.D.
“Colon Cancer Stem Cells Escape NK Cell Effector Function”

11:28 AM – Dianna Nguyen
Mentor: Thomas Cunningham, Ph.D.
“Role of Estrogen Receptors in Sex Differences in Arginine Vasopressin Release in a Model of Hyponatremia.”

11:40 AM – Michael Forster, Ph.D.
Closing Remarks