Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. These seminars are held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in 2189 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) or 1459 Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) (unless otherwise noted). All are encouraged to attend free of charge. If you are interested in more seminars at The University of Iowa, please visit the Carver College of Medicine's upcoming events.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program please contact the host listed below.

2017 Fall - 2018 Spring Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Host Title
Aug. 29 Amy H. Tang, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Dawn Quelle
(co-sponsored by the Cancer Genes and Pathways Program, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Conquering Undruggable Oncogenic K-RAS-Driven Incurable Metastatic Cancer, and Delivering Precision Medicine at Neoadjuvant Settings
Sept. 19 Huxing Cui, PhD
University of Iowa
  Lateral Hyopthalamic Circuits in Behavioral and Physiological Regulation
Sept. 26 Shingo Kajimura, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Kathleen Markan
(co-sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center)
The Color of Fat: Brown, Beige, and White
Oct. 3 Leah Catherine Solberg Woods, PhD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Anne Kwitek Genetic Mapping of Traits for Diabetes and Obesity in Outbred Rats
Oct. 12
Spivey Aud 2 BSB
Richard B. Marshak, VMD, MBA
Mount Tam Biotechnologies
Dr. Bryan Cox Next Generation Rapalogs - The Perspective from Mount Tam Biotech's CEO
Oct. 17
1117 MERF
Houhui (Hugh) Xia, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Stefan Strack Regulation of Reversible Phosphorylation in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation
Oct. 31
4:00 pm, 1110 MERF
C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical Center
Brody Lecture
(co-sponsored by Brody Committee / DBSLS)
Plasticity of Adipose Tissue and Its Communication in Metabolic Disease
Nov. 28 Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Kamal Rahmouni
(co-sponsored by the Center for Hypertension Research)
Target for Systolic Blood Pressure during Treatment of Hypertension: How Low to Go
Dec. 5
4:00 pm, 2117 MERF
Charles Bourque, PhD, FRSC
Montreal General Hospital
Dr. Justin Grobe
(co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Grad Program in Neuroscience)
The Neurobiology of Thirst
Jan. 30
2117 MERF
Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Aging Institute
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
Dr. Yuriy Usachev Mitochondria, Metabolism and Aging
Feb. 27
1459 PBDB
Fidel Santamaria, PhD
University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Stefan Strack
(co-sponsored by the Office for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives)
The Biophysical Substrates of Computation in the Cerebellar Purkinje Cell
Mar. 1
4:00 pm, 1289 CBRB
Lalage Wakefield, DPhil
National Cancer Institute
Dr. Songhai Chen
(co-sponsored by Molecular and Cellular Biology Program)
TGF-β Signaling and Cancer Stem Cells in Breast Cancer Progression
Mar. 27
1459 PBDB
Shane T. Hentges, PhD
Colorado State University
Dr. Matthew Potthoff
(co-sponsored by the Neuroscience Institute)
Central Regulation of Energy Balance: Hypothalamic Neurons and Transmitter Diversity
May 22
1459 PBDB
Jason Simon, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Bryan Cox