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 amhayar@uams.edu, Tel. 686-6362

Fall 2019

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Speaker

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September 3 Dept. Mark Mennemeier, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, UAMS Orientation to seminar
September 10 Dept. Ashley Pike, Graduate Student Presentation, (Mentor: Dr. Paul Drew) Cognition Dysfunction in MS: The Role of fMRI Imaging
September 17 No seminar due to the Research Induction Ceremony
October 8 Dept. Jakeira E. Davis, B.S. in Biology (Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger)
October 15 No Seminar.  See offerings instead by Department of Microbiology. Microbiology Department Speaker:  October 17, 2019Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of  Office of intramural Training and Education “Alternatives to Academic Faculty Careers”
October 22 Taylor McElroy, (Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen) Effects of redox modifier MnTnBuOE-2-PyP  on cognition and hippocampal physiology following chemotherapy
October 29 Taurean Brown, (Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen) Cognitive Impairment Resulting from Treatment with Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, and Docetaxel
November 5 Emilie Darrigue, Nanomedecine use in 3D cancer models: case of pancreatic and brain cancers.
November 12 No NBDS seminar due to a student seminar on November 14.
November 14, 2019 noon: Dr. Katherine Bronson; Ph.D. Department  of Biochemistry Student Seminar.  Student of Dr. Angus MacNicol
November 19 No NBDS seminar due to two speakers in other departments this week.
-November 20, 2019   Department of Biochemistry Seminar.  Dr. Silberberg, Program Director, NINDS “Rigor and Reproducibility” Pauly Auditorium 3:00 PM.
-November 21, 2019 Joint Seminar Physiology and Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences:  Dr. Angela Odle, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences. 3:00 PM
November 22, Friday noon, Rayford Devin Guillory, Graduate student, Brain Imaging Research Center (Mentor: Dr. Andrew James) Influences of early childhood experiences on neurodevelopmental processes related to addiction risk.
December 3 Dept. Tiffany Miles, IBS Student (Mentor: Gwen V. Childs)
December 10 CTN & Dept. Michael Lehman, Ph.D., Director of the Brain Health Research institute, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Kent State Univ.
December 17 Dept. Jewel Banik and Juchan Lim, students in Dr. Angus MacNicol’s Laboratory, will split this seminar.

Spring 2020

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January 14 Fabio Ntagwabira, (Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen)
January 21
January 28 Darla Cathcar Neurophysiology of use of muscle contract-relax for addressing muscle spasm
February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30 Dept. Ana Rita Silva Moreira, MSc., graduate assistant (Mentor: Dr. Gwen Childs)


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Spring 2019

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February 12 CTN Veronica Bisagno, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Not all stimulants are the same: histone acetylation and deacetylation in the cortex
March 13, Wed. 3:00 pm, Rahn Bldg, Rm 2/280 Dept. Faculty Candidate Jaime Hinojosa, M.S., M.D., Assistant Prof. of Clinical Anatomy, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University
The Future of Clinical Anatomy in Early Medical Education: Bridging the Gap
March 27, Wed. 12:00 pm, Rahn Bldg, Rm 3/204 Dept. Faculty Candidate Ellen Robertson, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, The University of Mississippi Medical Center The Anatomy Pipeline: From Classroom to Clinic
March 29, Fri.
12:00 pm, Rahn Bldg, Rm 3/280
Dept. Faculty Candidate Edgar R. Meyer, Ph.D., Dept. Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, The University of Mississippi Medical Center Virtual 3D Anatomy: The Optimism and Skepticism in Using Stereopsis
April 2, Tues. noon, Biomed II, Rayford Audit CTN Francisco Urbano, Ph.D., Univ. of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Neuroepigenetics of arousal: F-actin control gamma oscillations in the pedunculopontine nucleus
April 2, Tues.
3:00 pm, Rahn Bldg, Rm 1/202
Dept. Faculty Candidate Sutton Williams, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, The University of Mississippi Medical Center Educational Research in Anatomy Education
April 23 Dept. Gwen Childs, Ph.D., Professor and Chair,  Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, UAMS Immunocytochemistry: Challenging paradigms to illuminate new discoveries in the pituitary
April 30, Rahn Bldg, Rm G/226 Dept. Faculty Candidate Sonya Van Nuland, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of Anatomy, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science, Scottsdale, AZ Are E-Learning Tools the Answer? A comparison of e-learning tools with traditional kinesthetic tactile learning approaches in the anatomical sciences
May 7 Ph.D. Candidate Jakeira E. Davis, B.S. in Biology (Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger) Glucose Utilization In Alzheimer’s Disease
June 11 Dept. Ana Rita Silva Moreira, MSc., graduate assistant (Mentor: Dr. Gwen Childs) Translational Regulation in Pituitary Gonadotropes: A Role for Musashi in the Crosstalk between Metabolism and Reproduction
August 8, Thurs
Dept. Tori Neidzwiedz Massey, graduate student Role of Nuclear Receptor Agonists in Treg and Oligodendrocyte Differentiation in MS Pathogenesis

Fall 2018

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August 21 Dept. Derek A. Hamilton, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico Neural Bases of Deficits in Behavioral Flexibility and Memory Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
September 12 (Wednesday at noon) Joint Seminar with Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Ania Wilczynska, Associate Scientist, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Switchback Rd, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK DEAD-box proteins and translational control: the code beyond the codon
September 25 CTN Gwen Marchand, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Education Evaluation of Centers and Institutes: Emerging Trends and Methods
October 2 CTN Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, UAMS Reproducibility, transparency, and rigor in science
November 13 Dept. Jakeira Davis (qualifying exam) (Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger)

Spring 2018

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Series
Speaker
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February 8, Thurs, 3:00 pm, Rayford Audit. Joint seminar with Physiology & Biophysics Wilson K. Clements, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Dept. of Hematology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Using Zebrafish to Investigate Developmental and Disease Hematopoiesis
March 13 CTN Francisco Urbano, PhD, Univ. of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Neuroepigenetics of gamma oscillations in the pedunculopontine nucleus
March 27 CTN Jaideep Kapur, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology & Director of UVA Brain Institute, Univ. of Virginia Mechanisms and Treatment of Status Epilepticus
April 20 (Friday at 1:00 pm) Dept. Rachel Hendrix (Graduate student dissertation seminar, Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger) The amyloid-beta protein in Alzheimer’s disease contributes to impairments in glucose regulation

Fall 2017

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Series
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November 21 CTN Merle G. Paule, Ph.D., A.T.S., Director, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research US FDA, Jefferson, Arkansas Neurotoxicological Research at the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research
November 28 CTN Aliza Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Radiology, UAMS Decreasing Mortality One App at a Time
December 5 CTN Whit Hall, M.D., Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UAMS Telehealth for Children: The Rural-Urban Gap

Spring 2017

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January 10 Dept. Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, Neurosurgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center Immunotherapy and the Tumor microenvironment in GBM
March 9
9:00am
Dept. Ben Lovely, Ph.D., Molecular Biosciences, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, University of Texas at Austin Gene – ethanol interactions and their impact on craniofacial development
March 14 CTN In-Hyun Park, Ph.D., Associate Prof. of Genetics and Associate Prof. in the Child Study Center, Yale Stem Cell Center Reprogramming and its application in Rett syndrome
May 18
Thurs. 9:00am
Dept. Thomas Groves (Student seminar; Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen) 5-Fluorouracil chemotherapy upregulates cytokines and alters hippocampal dendritic complexity in aged mice
May 30 Dept. Rachel Hendrix (Student seminar; Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger) Dysregulation of blood glucose levels by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in a model of Alzheimer’s disease
July 11 Dept. Darla Cathcart (Student seminar; Mentor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier) Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder: Review of the Condition, Anatomy, and Potential for tDCS Augmentative Intervention