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Schedule and Handout 2019

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Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Retreat

Hosted by: Pharmacological Sciences Training Program, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology,
and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics

Levitt Center for University Advancement, Level 4
1 East Park Road, Iowa City
Saturday, November 9, 2019


8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Poster Hanging
(Harding, Hawkinson & Green Assembly Halls)
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction: Stefan Strack, PhD (Morse Board Room)
9:05 - 10:20 AM Presentations by Trainees appointed to the TG
(Each speaker gets 12 minutes + 3 minutes Q&A)

    9:05 - 9:20

Rachel Crawford, MNPC/PSET
Mentor:  Jon Doorn, PhD

A Reactive Dopamine Metabolite Inhibits Glutathione-S-Transferase but is Scavenged by L-carnosine and L-cystein

    9:20 - 9:35

Alex Keyes, Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Mentor:  Yuriy Usachev, PhD

Elucidating Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Pain Sensitization

    9:35 - 9:50

Devon Moose, Cancer Biology
Mentor:  Michael Henry, PhD

Cancer Cells Adapt to Hemodynamic Forces to Enhance Metastatic Behavior

    9:50 - 10:05

Maria Nunez-Hernandez, Biochemistry
Mentor:  Miles Pufall, PhD

Mechanism of Selective Regulation of Genes Through Transcription Factor Phosphorylation

  10:05 - 10:20

Mackenzie Spicer, Molecular Medicine
Mentor: Rory Fisher, PhD

Regulator of G protein Signaling 6 (RGS6) Loss Provokes Nigral Degeneration & Aberrant a-synuclein Accumulation

10:20 - 10:40 PM Break
10:40 - 10:55 PM Group Photo
11:00 - 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker (Morse Board Room)

Kevin Tidgewell, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Using Plant and Bacterial Secondary Metabolites to Target
Membrane Receptors Involved in Disease

12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch (Harding and Hawkinson Assembly Halls)
12:30 - 2:30 PM Poster Session - Viewing / Judging (Hawkinson and Green Assembly Halls)
    12:30 - 1:30 Odd numbered posters
      1:30 - 2:30 Even numbered posters
2:30 - 3:30 PM Faculty Presentations
(Each speaker gets 25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
      2:30 - 3:00

Thomas Nickl-Jockschatt, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Translational Research in Psychiatry: Focusing on Brain Structure and Function in Genetic Mouse Models

      3:00 - 3:30

Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

L-type voltage-gated Calcium Channels in Models of Neuropsychiatric Disease

3:30 - 4:00 PM Award Ceremony and Closing