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Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers.  Seminars will be held in 2117 MERF for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters unless otherwise noted.  If interested in more seminars at The University of Iowa, please visit the Carver College of Medicine's upcoming events.

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Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2023

Date Speaker Host Title

Thurs.
Aug. 24
12:30 PM

Banu Gumusoglu, Msc, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Iowa

 

Offspring neurodevelopment after exposure to a complex pregnancy: Offering a translational perspective

Thurs.
Aug. 31
12:30 PM

Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

Deniz Atasoy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

 

Moving beyond depression: An expanded role for serotonin in the pathophysiology of neurological disease

 

 

Neuronal basis of feeding rhythms

Tues.
Sept. 12
10:30 AM

Subhash C. Pandey, PhD
Joseph A. Flaherty MD Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
Dir., Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorders

Thurs. Sept 14
12:30 PM

Calvin Carter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

 

Electromagnetic reprogramming of metabolism

Tues. Sept. 19 10:30 AM

Zoom

Jennifer Kong, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Washington

Ruixiang (Roy) Wang, PhD

Effective Grant Writing

Thurs.
Sept. 21
12:30 PM

Shannon M. Harlan, PhD
Dir., BioTechnology Discovery Research
Eli Lilly and Company

Bryan Cox, PhD

Novel Hypertensive Mouse Models of Progressive Diabetic Kidney Disease for Preclinical Assessment of Therapeutics

Tues.
Sept. 26
10:30 AM

Snehajyoti Chatterjee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

Jon Resch, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

 

Role of histone crotonylation in the regualtion of gene expression and memory consolidation

 

 

Neurocircuitry underlying aldosterone regulation of sodium appetite

Tues.
Oct. 17
10:30 AM

Zoom

Raajaram (Raaj) Gowrishankar, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dept of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington

Ruixiang (Roy) Wang, PhD

Dynamic endogenous opioid neuromodulation shapes goal-directed behavior

Tues.
Oct. 24
10:30 AM

Zoom

Stephen Liberles, PhD
Professor
Dept of Cell Biology
HHMI Investigator
Harvard Medical School

Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

Mechanisms of body-brain communication

Tues.
Oct. 31
10:30 AM

 

Budd A. Tucker, PhD
Professor
Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Howard Ruby Chair, Regenerative Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa

 

Using Patient Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model and Treat Inherited Retinal Disease

Thurs.
Nov. 16
4:00 PM

1110A
MERF

Charles S. Zuker, PhD
Professor
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Physics
HHMI Investigator
Columbia University

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology and the Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture

The Body-Brain Axis: From Sugar and Fat to Immunity

Tues.
Nov. 28
10:30 AM

 

Kyle Flippo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

  Defining glutamatergic circuits in basolateral amygdala function

 

Spring 2024

Date Speaker Host Title

Tues.
Jan. 23
10:30 AM

Elizabeth A Heller, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Pharmacology
Perelman School of Medicine

Ted Abel, PhD

 

Epigenetic editing for the study of psychiatric disease

Tues.
Jan. 30
10:30 AM

Samer Hattar, PhD
Senior Investigator
Chief of the Section on Light & Circadian Rhythms
National Institutes of Mental Health

Deniz Atasoy, PhD

Beyond Vision: Impact of light on behavior

Tues.
Feb. 13
10:30 AM

Katelin Dannen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

  Accessible Pharmacology

Tues.
Feb. 20
10:30 AM

Zoom

Yang He, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

  Deciphering Obesity: The Role of Serotonin 2C Receptor

Tues.
Feb. 27
10:30 AM

Zoom

Roswitha Wiltschko, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Stefan Strack, PhD

The Magnetic Compass of Birds

Thurs.
March 21
4:00 PM

1110A MERF

Beth Stevens, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
HHMI Investigator

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology and the Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture

 

Tues.
March 26
10:30 AM

Zoom

David M. Holtzman, MD
Barbara Burton and Reuben M. Morriss III Distinguished Professor
Scientific Dir., Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Dept of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Tam Nguyen

 

Tues.
April 9
10:30 AM

Maya Opendak, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Solomon H. Snyder Dept of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

   

Tues.
April 16
10:30 AM

Zoom

Li Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Dept of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco

   

Tues.
April 23
10:30 AM

Elva Denise Diaz, PhD
Professor
Dept of Pharmacology
UC Davis School of Medicine

Stefan Strack, PhD