Seminars and Graduate Journal Club Series

Seminars: Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2, Biomedical Research Building II
Graduate Journal Club: 4th Floor Conf. Room, Biomedical Res. Building II Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM unless otherwise noted
To schedule seminars please contact Dr. Abdallah Hayar, Tel. 686-6362
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Spring 2014




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January 28 Dept. Ahmad Salehi, MD, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System, California Molecular mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in Down syndrome. Steps toward therapy
February 18 Dept. Robert J Reis, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, UAMS Protein Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Disease Models: Common Components and Shared Proteostasis Vulnerabilities
March 11 Dept. Sarah Blossom, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, UAMS Neuroimmune Effects of Developmental Trichloroethylene Exposure
April 1 Dept.
(Dissertation Defense)
Martin Watts (Mentors: Dr. Abdallah Hayar and Dr. Elie Al-Chaer) Modulation of Visceral Pain by Interaction between Adrenergic and Vanilloid Receptors
April 8 Dept. Miroslav Backonja, MD, Principal Investigator, Medical Director CRI Lifetree, Salt Lake City Research Center Neuropathic Pain and Opportunities in Translational Research
April 15 Dept. Clint Kilts, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Director, Brain Imaging Research Center, Psychiatric Research Institute, UAMS Mapping the Functional Organization of the Human Brain: The Neural Signatures of Drug Addiction
April 22 Dept. Robert Skinner, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences The Neuroprotective Agent Dodecafluoropentane: Successful in Two Animal Models of Stroke
April 25, Friday
12:00-1:00 pm
Rayford Audit.
(Dissertation Defense)
Angela Odle (Mentor: Dr. Gwen Childs)
April 29 Dept. Helen Benes, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
May 6
May 13 Dept. Rachel Hendrix
May 20 Date not available
May 27 Date not available
June 3
June 10
June 17
June 24 Dept. Gwendolyn Carter (Mentor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier)
July 1
July 8
July 15

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