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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. 

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Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Spring 2022

Date        Speaker Event Title

Wed.
Jan 19
9:00 AM

Zoom

Emine Bayman, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostastics
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress How to Translate a Clinical Question into a Research Study
Wed.
Jan 26
9:00 AM

Zoom
Mark Bishop, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
Visiting Spkr

Host: Ruth Chimenti
Do you really get what you expect?  Context and Expectations in Basic and Clinical Pain Research
Wed.
Feb 16
9:00 AM

Zoom
Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD
Investigator
NIH/NICCIH
Bethesda, MD
Visiting Spkr

Host: Yuriy Usachev
Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms for Bidirectional Pain Modulation in the Amygdala
Wed.
Feb 23
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Alex Keyes
Graduate Student
Yuriy Usachev Lab
Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology

Andrew Post
Graduate Student
Ruth Chimenti Lab
Dept of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
Work-in-Progress Role of C5a/C5aR1 Signaling in the Spinal Processing of Pain





The Effectiveness of Varying Modes of Physical Therapy Dilivery for Movement-Evoked Pain with Individuals with Achilles Tendinopathy: A Non-Inferitority Analysis
Wed.
Mar 2
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Adam Janowski
Graduate Student
Kathleen Sluka Lab
Dept Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
Work-in-Progress Journal Club: Focusing on one of Dr. Harper's papers "Relationship between brain metabolite levels, Functional connectivity, and negative modd in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome patients compared to controls: A MAPP research network study"

Wed.
Mar 9
9:00 AM

Zoom

Daniel Harper, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Anesthesiology
Emory University
Visiting Spkr

Host: Ruth Chimenti
Quantitative Sensory Testing in Warmth-Insensitive Fields: Eliminating Innocuous Signals and Bias
Wed.
Mar 16
SPRING BREAK
Wed.
Mar 23
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Giovanni Berardi, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Kathleen Sluka Lab
Dept Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
Work-in-Progress Immune Mechanisms in Post-Covid Compared to CFS
Wed.
Mar 30
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Levi Sowers, PhD
Research Scientist
Andy Russo Lab
Dept of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Work-in-Progress R01 Specific Aims: Investigation of a Novel Cerebello-Thalamic Circuit Underlying Photophobia in Headache
Wed.
Apr 6
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Tahsin Khataei
Research Specialist
Chris Benson Lab
Dept of Internal Medicine
Work-in-Progress ASIC3 Plays Protective Role in Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) via Muscle Acid Sensation During Maximal Exercise
Wed.
Apr 13
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Jaewon (Jae) Bae
Graduate Research Assistant
Sue Gardner Lab
College of Nursing

Sue Gardner, PhD
Professor and Co-Director
Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science
College of Nursing
Work-in-Progress A Clinical Toof to Predict Severe pain During Wound Dressing Changes
Wed.
Apr 20
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom
Abigail Meredydd Greenway
Visiting Scholar
University of Bath (Research)
Andy Russo Lab

Abigail Davison
Undergraduate student
Andy Russo Lab
Dept of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Work-in-Progress Investigating the Role of Poterior Thalamic Nuclei in Migraine Pathogenesis - Sufficient, Necessary or Both?




Brain-wide Detection of CGRP Neurons in a Mouse Model of Migraine
Wed.
May 4
9:00 AM

Zoom
Anne Murphy, PhD
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies of the Neuroscience Institute
   Biology, Gerontology, Neuroscience, Psychology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Visiting Spkr

Host: Kathleen Sluka
Impact of Biological Sex and Age on Morphine Modulation of Pain
Wed.
May 11
9:00 AM

1117 MERF
or Zoom

Adam Janowski
Graduate Student
Kathleen Sluka Lab
Dept Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Kazuhiro Hayashi, PT, PhD
Visiting Scholar
Kathleen Sluka Lab
Dept Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Work-in-Progress Development of a Mouse Model of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)





P2X7-NLRP3-Caspase-1 Signaling Mediates Activity-Induced Muscle Pain in Male But Not Femaile Mice

Fall 2021

Date        Speaker Event Title
Wed.
Sept 8
9:00 AM

Zoom
Leadership Committee
Drs. Laura Frey Law, Andrew Russo, Kathleen Sluka
and Yuriy Usachev
Work-in-Progress Introduction and Organizational Meeting
Wed.
Sept 15
9:00 AM

Zoom
Donna Hammond, PhD
Professor
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress  
Wed.
Sept 22
9:00 AM

Zoom
Ruth Chimenti, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa

Joseph Lesnak (Sluka lab)
Graduate Research Assistant
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress R34 proposal for an RCT comparing invasive and non-invasive interventions for Achilles tendinopathy



Select Androgen Receptor Modulators for Muscle Pain Relief
 
Wed.
Sept 29
9:00 AM

Zoom
Kyung Soo Kim, PhD (Rakel lab)
Associate
College of Nursing
University of Iowa

Levi Sowers, PhD (Russo lab)
Research Scientist
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress Overall understanding of veterans at risk for persistent post-surgical pain prior to total knee arthroplasty



Will be rescheduled
Wed.
Oct. 6
9:00 AM

Zoom
Laura Frey Law, MPT, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress Rigor in Scientific Measurement
Wed.
Oct. 13
9:00 AM

Zoom
Giovanni Berardi, PhD (Sluka lab)
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa

Kazuhiro Hayashi, PhD (Sluka lab)
Visiting Scholar
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress Pain, Fatigue, and Function in Post-COVID-19, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: A Survey Study


Sex difference of a role of P2X7/NLRP3/Caspase-1 pathway on macrophage in activity induced pain

 
Wed.
Oct. 27
9:00 AM

Zoom
Dr. Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa

Yuriy Usachev, PhD
Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress Rigor in Basic Science Techniques
Wed.
Nov 10
9:00 AM

Zoom
Ashley Plumb (Sluka lab)
Graduate Research Assistant (Neuroscience)
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress  

Wed.
Dec. 1
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 Hlth Sciences
Tucson, AZ

Visiting Spkr


Host: Dr. Yuriy Usachev

Selective targeting of NaV1.7 via inhibition of the CRMP2-Ubc9 interaction reduces pain in rodents
Wed.
Dec 8
9:00 AM

Zoom
Marta Hamity, PhD
Resarch Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa
Work-in-Progress

Nicotinamide Riboside for the Treatment of Cisplatin-induced Neuropathy, Painful Dry Eye Syndrome and Hearing Loss