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Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers.  Seminars will be held via Zoom for the fall 2021 semester 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 2021 - Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Tues.
Aug 24
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Rasna Sabharwal, MS, PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa
  Neural Control of Circulation: from Stress to Cardiomyopathy to Dementia
Thurs.
Aug 26
12:30 PM  
Zoom
Calvin Carter, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Seminar Series Dive in and startup!
Thurs.
Sept 2
12:30 PM  
Zoom
Huxing Cui, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa
  Discrete Hypothalamic Metabolic Circuits in Cardiovascular Control and Beyond
Tues.
Sept 21
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Anel Jaramillo, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Postdoctoral Seminar Series Exploration of parabrachial control of the extended amygdala during stress and alcohol abstinence
Thurs.
Sept 30
11:30 AM
Zoom
Bryan Cox, PhD
Chief of Research, TriSalus Life Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Careers in Drug Development
When does the Pharmacologist use the Crystal Ball?
Tues.
Oct 19
10:30 AM  
Antentor Hinton Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Postdoctoral Seminar Series Technostress, Awfulizing, and Finding your lane with social media in STEMM
Wed.
Oct. 20
9:00 AM  
Zoom
Rajesh Khanna, PhD
Interim Director, Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center
Professor of Anesthesiology, BIO5 Institute
   Neuroscience - GIDP and Pharmacology
College of Medicine Tucson
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ
Pain Research Program

Yuriy Usachev, PhD
Selective targeting of NaV1.7 via inhibition of the CRMP2-Ubc9 interaction reduces pain in rodents
Tues.
Oct 26
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Lois Mulligan, PhD
Principal Investigator
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Division of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Cancer Research Institute
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dawn Quelle, PhD Regulating RET receptor functions in normal and cancer cells
Tues.
Nov 9
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Robert Messing, MD
Director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol
    and Addiction Research
Professor
Department of Neurology
UT Austin
Austin, TX
Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Targeted and Genomic Approaches in Drug Discovery for Alcohol Use Disorder

Tues.
Nov 16
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Amelia Douglass, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Seminar Series AgRP Neuron Control of the HPA Axis and Circadian Control of AgRP Neuron Activity
Thurs.
Nov 18
4:00 PM  
Lin Tian, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Distinguished BiomedicaDl Scholars Lecture Series /
Michael J. Brody Lecturer
Watching the Brain in Action: Creating Tools for Functional Analysis of Neural Circuitry
Tues.
Nov 30
10:30 AM  
Zoom
J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
Associate Director pf Basic Science
Moores Cancer Center
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Songhai Chen, MD, PhD

Signaling Networks in Tumor Growth and Immune Evasion: New Multimodal Precision Therapies?

Wed.
Dec 1
9:00 AM  
Zoom

Rajesh Khanna, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Pharmacology
Associate Director of Research
Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Pain Research Program

Yuriy Usachev, PhD

Selective targeting of NaV1.7 via inhibition of the CRMP2-Ubc9 interaction reduces pain in rodents
Thurs.
Dec 16
12:30 PM
Zoom
Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
 

A Serotonin-Dynorphin Circuit Modulates Social Behaviors during Alcohol Withdrawal

Thurs.
Jan 6
12:30 PM

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

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

 

Opioidergic Signaling in Hedonic and Homeostatic Regulation of Feeding





Multiplexed Single-Nucleus RNA-Seq for Function and Circuit Analysis

Tues.
Jan 18
10:30 AM  
Zoom
Dario Alessi, PhD
Professor of Signal Transduction
    and Director
Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation
    and Ubiquitylation Unit
School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee
Dundee Scotland
Stefan Strack, PhD

Understanding LRRK2 and Its Role in Parkinson’s Disease

Wed.
Jan 26
9:00 AM
Mark Bishop, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
Pain Research Program

Ruth Chimenti, PhD

Do you really get what you expect?  Context and Expectations in Basic and Clinical Pain Research

Tues.
Feb 8
10:30 AM  
Paul M. Titchenell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Smilow Center for Translational Research
Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Potthoff, PhD Dr. Titchenell prefers to have an in person visit,
therefore his visit has been cancelled.
 
POSTPONED TO FY23
Tues.
Feb 15
10:30 AM  
Brielle Ferguson, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Postdoctoral Seminar Series Neurological Impairment in the Absence of Epilepsy
Wed.
Feb 16
9:00 AM
Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD
Investigator
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Bethesda, MD

Pain Research Program

Yuriy Usachev, PhD

Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms for Bidirectional Pain Modulation in the Amygdala
Tues.
Feb 22
10:30 AM  
Annarita Di Lorenzo, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

Dr. Di Lorenzo prefers to have an in person visit,
therefore her visit has been cancelled.

POSTPONED TO FY23

Wed.
Mar 9
9:00 AM

Daniel Harper, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Anesthesiology
Emory University

Pain Research Program

Ruth Chimenti, PhD

Quantitative Sensory Testing in Warmth-Insensitive Fields: Eliminating Innocuous Signals and Bias
Tues.
Mar 15
10:30 AM  
Stephen Zhang, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher (Andermann Lab)
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Seminar Series Dopaminergic control of mating drive over minutes and days
Tues.
Mar 29
10:30 AM  
Cody A, Siciliano, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Nashville, TN

Postdoc, Kyle Flippo, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Circuit-based Activity Signatures of Maladaptive Decision-making
Thurs.
Apr 7
11:00 AM

Bryan Cox, PhD
Chief of Research, TriSalus Life Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa

Dennis Erb, PhD
Managing Director
University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals

Careers in Drug Development From UIowa to Merck: Perspectives from a Career at the Top of Big Pharma
Tues.
Apr 19
10:30 AM  
Matthew R. Hayes, PhD
Associate Professor
Nutritional Neuroscience
Vice Chair, Basic & Translational Neuroscience Research
    – Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Deniz Atasoy, PhD

Co-sponsored by Molecular Medicine

Brainstem Cellular Substrates Mediating Incretin Signaling for Energy Balance Control
Tues.
Apr 26
10:30 AM 
Xin-Yun Lu, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience &  
    Regenerative Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair
    in Translational Neuroscience
Augusta University
Augusta, GA
Huxing Cui, PhD Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Stress-Induced Behavioral Deficits
Wed.
May 4
9:00 AM
Anne Murphy, PhD
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies of the Neuroscience Institute Biology,
    Gerontology, Neuroscience, Psychology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Pain Research Program

Kathleen Sluka, PhD

Impact of Biological Sex and Age on Morphine Modulation of Pain
Tues.
May 17
10:30 AM  
Gina Leinninger, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
College of Natural Science
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Jon Resch, PhD

Co-sponsored by Molecular Medicine

To Eat, Drink, or Be Merry? Central Neurotensin Modulation of Ingestive Behavior and Body Weight
Tues.
May 24
10:30 AM  
Qian Cai, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Rutgers University
New Jersey
Yuriy Usachev, PhD Axonal Transport and Mitophagy Regulation in Alzheimer's disease