Pharmacology

Event Archive

January

07

9:00 am-

1117  MERF

Faculty Recruitment Seminar

The Effects of Protons at Auditory Hair Cell Synapses

Soyoun Cho , PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Event Announcement


January

10

9:00 am-

1117  MERF

Faculty Recruitment Seminar

Molecular Dissection of Voltage-gated Ion Channels: Critical Determinants of Neuronal Excitability and Behavior

Yarimar Carrasquillo , PhD
Staff Scientist
Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

Event Announcement


January

15

9:00 AM-

2189 MERF

Dissertation Seminar

Modulation of TRPV1, Nociceptor Sensitization and Induction of Thermal Hyperalgesia by C-Type Natriuretic Peptide

Lipin Loo , B.A.
Graduate Student in Dr. D.P. Mohapatra's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


January

22

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Development of Non-Viral Gene Delivery Vectors for the Liver

Kevin Rice , Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Dr. Songhai Chen


January

24

12:30 pm-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3: A Potential New Target in Vascular Disease

Ying Li
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


January

29

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Cancelled on 1/22 do to unforeseen circumstances ER Stress, Oxidant Stress, and Hypertension: It's All in Your Head

Robin Davisson , Ph.D.
Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.


February

01

10:30 am-

2117 MERF

EHSRC/SuperfundToxicology Seminar

The First 100 years of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa, (1870-1970)

Harold Williamson , PhD
Emeritus Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Co-sponsored by: The Environmental Health Sciences Research Center


February

05

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Cancelled on 9/24 due to personal reasons

Oliver Bogler , Ph.D.
Vice President
Global Academic Programs
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hosted by: Dawn E. Quelle, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Cancer Genomics and Cell Growth Program (CGCG)


February

05

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Workshop

Regulation of Excitability and Synaptic Signaling in Sensory Neurons

Leonid Shutov , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

07

12:30 pm-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

The Role of Nuclear Receptors on Renin Expression

Ko-Ting Lu
Graduate Research Assistant
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

07

4:00 pm-

1289  CBRB

Seminar

Metabolic Actions of Endocrine FGFs

Matthew Potthoff , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

12

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Workshop

RGS6 is a Novel Suppressor of Breast Tumor Initiation and Progression

Biswanath Maity , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

14

12:30 pm-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

G-Protein Coupled Receptor Expression Patterns Delineate Medulloblastoma Groups

Kelsey Whittier
Graduate Research Assistant
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

21

12:30 pm-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workhsop

Structural and Functional Characterization of RGS4 Inhibitors

Colin Higgins
Graduate Research Assistant
Pharmaceutical Sciences & Experimental Therapeutics
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

21

6:00 PM-

2-224 BSB

Faculty Forum

Michael L. Lutter , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry
The University of Iowa


February

26

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Workshop

Intrinsic Regulation of Survival and Death in Mammalian Brain Neurons: A Potassium Channel Holds the Key

Andrew Shepherd , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


February

28

12:30 pm-

Aud. 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Understanding the Physiological Relevance of the UPR Signaling Network

Javier Gomez
Graduate Student
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molelcular and Cellular Biology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

05

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Functional Analysis of a Hindbrain Glutamatergic Circuitry in Adaptive Control of Feeding and Body Weight

Qi Wu , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

07

12:30 pm-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Mitochondrial Dynamics Influence Pain Sensitivity and Neuronal Vulnerability

Kyle  Flippo
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

07

4:00 pm-

1289 CBRB

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular & Cellular Biology Workshop

Insight into a Novel Mechanism of Insulin Resistance from a Rare Disease

Rachel Starks , B.S.
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

12

10:30 AM-

1117  MERF

Postdoc Workshop

Effects of Retinol-binding Protein 7 on Vascular Function in Response to a High-fat Diet

Chunyan Hu , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

12

2:00 PM-

MERF 

Dissertation Seminar

Regulation of Dynamin-Related Protein 1-Mediated Mitochondrial Fission by Reversible Phosphorylation and Its Contribution to Neuronal Survival Following Injury

Andrew  Slupe , B.S.
Graduate Student in Dr. Stefan Strack's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

13

12:00 PM-

1289 CBRB

The Diabetes & Obesity Talks

FGF21: From Famine to Feast

Matthew J. Potthoff , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

13

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Sensory Mechanism for Heat Inhibition of Cold

Mark Zylka , Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cell and Molecular Physiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Event Announcement


March

14

6:00 PM-

2-224 BSB

Faculty Forum

Does the Calcium/Calmodulin-dependent Kinase II (CaMKII) Regulate Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction and Ang-II Hypertension?

Isabella M. Grumbach , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
The University of Iowa


March

14

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Generation of Oxidative Stress via Dopamine Metabolites

Josephine Schamp
Graduate Student
Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

26

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Workshop

Significance of Smooth Muscle PPARgamma in Regulation of Resistance Vessel Tone and Blood Pressure

Pim Ketsawatsomkron , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


March

28

4:00 PM-

1289 CBRB

Visiting Speaker Seminar

YPEL3: A p53 Regulated Gene Involved in Cellular Senescence

Steven J. Berberich , Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wright State University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Dr. Dawn Quelle

Co-sponsored by: Molecular and Cellular Biology


March

28

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Identification of Novel Drivers of Endometrial Cancer

Amy Young
Graduate Student
Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


April

02

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Cardiovascular and Neuronal GPCR Regulation by RGS Proteins

Kendall Blumer , Ph.D.
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Songhai Chen, Ph.D.


April

04

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Angiotensin II Increases Mitochondrial Stress and Atrial Fibrillation

Andrew Ackell
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


April

10

4:30 PM-

2nd Floor Atrium University Capitol Centre

9th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF)

Glycemic control by the brain renin-angiotensin system: a role for peripheral AT2 receptors

Ben Weidemann
Undergraduate student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


April

11

3:00 PM-

Aud 1 BSB

Update on Regenerative Medicine

The Examined Life: Writing, Humanities, and the Art of Medicine

Marie Csete , MD, PhD
Division Director
Center for Cellular Therapies
AABB

Event Announcement


April

11

6:00 PM-

2-224 BSB

Faculty Forum

Prefrontal D1 Dopamine Signaling is Required for Temporal Control

Kumar Narayanan , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurology
The University of Iowa


April

18

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Adipocyte AT2R Modulation of Resting Metabolic Activity

Nicole Littlejohn
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


April

18

8:30 am-

2117 MERF

Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar

Taking Shape: Regulating Mitochondria Morphology Through Alternative Splicing and Phosphorylation of Fission Factor Proteins

Theodore  Wilson
Graduate Student in Dr. Stefan Strack's Lab
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


April

30

10:30 AM-

1117  MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

ATP Synthase C-subunit Leak Channel: The Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore?

Elizabeth  Jonas , M.D.
Associate Professor
Medicine (Endocrinology) and Neurobiology
Yale University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Yuriy Usachev, Ph.D.


May

02

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Neuronal Kv2.1 Channel Modulation by Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-activating Peptide

Raeesa  Gupte
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


May

09

4:00 pm-

1289  CBRB

MCB Seminar

Heterotrimeric G Protein Beta Gamma Subunits: A Central Player in Leukocyte Migration and Tumor Metastasis

Songhai  Chen , M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


May

09

12:30 PM-

Aud 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Consequences of Isoprenoid Depletion in Prostate Cancer

Jacqueline  Reilly
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


May

16

4:00 PM-

1110A MERF

Biomedical Seminar Series

Protein S-Nitrosylation, Redox Stress and NMDA Receptors in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

Stuart Lipton , M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Del E. Webb Neuroscience, Aging and Stem Cell Research Center
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Event Announcement

Co-sponsored by: Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series


June

04

4:00 pm-

1289 CBRB

Visiting Professor Lecture

Novel Postsynaptic Mechanisms of CaMKII Signaling

Roger J. Colbran , Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University

Event Announcement

Co-sponsored by: University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center


June

18

10:30 am-

2117 MERF

Pharmacology Seminar

A Pharmacologic Odyssey - A Journey into Biotech / Pharma

Bryan F. Cox , Ph.D.
President and CEO
CoPharm Global Consulting
Spring Grove, IL

Event Announcement


June

20

9:00 am-

1289 CBRB

Faculty Recruitment Seminar

Identification of Novel Molecules Involved in Mitochondrial Ca2+ Flux and Oxidative Stress Signaling

Karthik Mallilankaraman , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Biochemistry
Temple University School of Medicine

Event Announcement


June

26

2:00 PM-

 EMRB Atrium

Employee Recognition Event

 Pharmacology Staff Appreciation
Retirement Reception - Sue Griffith
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


June

27

9:30 AM-

283 EMRB

Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar

Function and Activation Mechanism of PLEKHG2, A Novel Gbetagamma-Activated RhoGEF in Leukemia Cells

Caitlin Runne
Graduate Student in Dr. Songhai Chen's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


July

16

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar

Elucidating Mechanisms by which Substance P in the RVM Contributes to the Maintenance of Pain Following Inflammatory Injury

Uche Maduka
Graduate student in Dr. Donna Hammond's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


July

25

9:30am-

2117 MERF

Special Seminar

Adiponectin Signaling in Cell Survival and Proliferation

William L. Holland , PhD
Instructor, Touchstone Diabetes Center
Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical

Event Announcement


July

31

3:00pm-

3181E MERF

Seminar

Pharmacogenetic Modeling of Multiple Myeloma

Brian Van Ness , PhD
Professor
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
University of Minnesota

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Dawn E. Quelle, PhD

Co-sponsored by: HCCC Cancer Genomics & Cell Growth Program


August

21

12:00 PM-

1117 MERF

The Diabetes & Obesity Talks

"Role of RABL6A, a Novel Pancreatic Protein, in Diabets and Obesity by Dr. Dawn Quelle" and "Targeting Mitochondrial Fission and Fusion Processes for Neuroprotection in Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy by Dr. Yuriy Usachev"

Dawn Quelle, PhD and  Yuriy Usachev, PhD
Associate Professors
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


August

28

9:00 am-

2117  MERF

Seminar

Keeping My Nerve on High Glucose: Nicotinamide Riboside Prevents Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Charles Brenner , Ph.D.
Professor
Biochemistry & Internal Medicine
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


August

29

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Multiple Mechanisms of p53 Activation by NIAM, Nuclear Interactor of ARF and Mdm2

Sara Reed
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

03

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

It's All in Your Head: Roles for the Brain Renin-Angiotensin System and Vasopressin in Obesity and Preeclampsia

Justin L. Grobe , PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

09

4:00 pm-

5-669 BSB

Postdoc Group Meeting

A look at scientific publishing: Musings from an editor

Curt D. Sigmund , Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


September

10

10:30 am-

1117  MERF

Faculty Seminar

FGF21 and Obesity: The Physiological Basis for Its Pharmacological Actions

Matthew Potthoff , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology and the Fraternal Order of Eagle Diabetes Research Center
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

12

12:30 pm-

Auditorium 3 BSB

Seminar

Super Resolution Microscopy: Surpassing the Limits of Diffraction

Thomas Moninger
Assistant Director
Central Microscopy Research Facilities
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

17

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Peripheral Pain Sensitization by Natriuretic Peptides: Convergence of Distinct Neuropoietic and Pain-sensing Receptor Signaling

D.P. Mohapatra , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology and Anesthesia
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

19

4:00 pm-

1110  MERF

A Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture

The Role of the Protein C Pathway and Histones in the Control of Coagulation and Inflammation

Charles T. Esmon , Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
LLoyd Noble Chair in Cardiovascular Biology
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Event Announcement

Co-sponsored by: The Department of Pharmacology and the Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture


September

24

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Heterotrimeric G Protein Signaling in Health and Disease

Songhai  Chen , M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology and Internal Medicine
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


September

26

6:00 pm-

2-224  BSB

Faculty Forum

Defining Chemical Interactions in the Sodium Channel Drug Receptor

Christopher A.  Ahern , Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Iowa


September

26

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

RGS6 in Brain: Multiple Forms and Multiple Functions

Adele Stewart
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


October

01

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Deciphering a GABAergic Neural Circuit in Control of Feeding and Energy Balance

Qi  Wu , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

03

12:30 pm-

Aud. 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Modulation of Nociceptor Sensitization by PTHrP: A Mechanism for Pain Associated with Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis

Aaron Mickle
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

08

10:30 am-

1289  CBRB

Seminar

Adipocytes and Aldosterone - A New Paradigm in Cardiovascular Biology

Rhian Touyz , M.D., Ph.D.
British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre
University of Glasgow

Hosted by: Curt Sigmund, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Sigmund PPG


October

10

12:30 pm-

Aud. 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Angiotensin Production Specifically within the Subfornical Organ Induces Polydipsia

Jeffrey Coble
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


October

10

6:00 pm-

2-224 BSB

Faculty Forum

Brandon Davies , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
The University of Iowa


October

15

10:30 am-

1117  MERF

Pharmacology Seminar

Drug Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Some Things I Knew, Thought I Knew, or Didn’t Have a Clue About When I Moved from Academia to the Industry

A.J.  Allen , M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Medical Fellow
Lilly Research Labs
Eli Lilly and Company

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Curt Sigmund, Ph.D.


October

16

8:30 am-

C44-A GH

ICTS Special Seminar

Repurposing Drugs, With a Particular Focus on Pediatrics and Orphan Diseases: A Perspective from Industry

A.J. Allen , M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Medical Fellow
Lilly Research Labs
Eli Lilly and Company

Event Announcement


October

17

9:30 am-

2189  MERF

Co-sponsored Seminar

ER Stress, Oxidant Stress, and Hypertension: It's All in Your Head

Robin Davisson , Ph.D.
The Andrew Dickson White Professor of Molecular Physiology
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Cell & Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Curt Sigmund, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Sigmund PPG


October

17

12:00 pm-

E331 GH

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Mice with "Human" Livers: From Better Drugs to Liver Regeneration

Gary Peltz , M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Stanford University

Event Announcement

Co-sponsored by: MSTP


October

18

10:00 am-

C44A GH

ICTS Special Lecture

Computational Genetics: Translational Discoveries

Gary Peltz , M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University

Event Announcement


October

23

4:00 pm-

283 EMRB

Immunology Group Seminar

WD40 Repeat Proteins: Key Players in Directional Cell Migration

Songhai  Chen , M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


October

23

9:00 am-

2117 MERF

Pain Seminar

Channeling Touch and Pain Transduction: Mechanisms that Detect and Protect

Cheryl L. Stucky , PhD
Professor
Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin

Event Announcement


October

29

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Postdoctoral Workshop

Loss of GABAergic Signaling by AgRP Neurons to the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis Promote Anxious Behavior

Fantao Meng , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


November

05

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Seminar

A Fundamentally Different View of Alzheimer Disease

Eric A. Schon , Ph.D.
Lewis P. Rowland Professor
Neurology
Columbia University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Stefan Strack, Ph.D.


November

07

12:30 pm-

Aud. 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Divergent Effects of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 in Angiotensin II-induced Endothelial Dysfunction

Ying Li
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


November

12

10:30 am-

1117  MERF

Seminar

SIRTUIN1 Keeps the Heart in Rhythm

Kaikobad Irani , M.D.
Professor
Internal Medicine
The University of Iowa


November

19

10:30 am-

1117  MERF

Postdoctoral Workshop

A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Increase Insulin Sensitivity

Kathleen R. Markan , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

20

9:00 am-

2117  MERF

Pain Seminar

Fatty Acid Ethanolamides: New Treatments for Old Pain

Virginia S. Seybold , Ph.D.
Professor
Neuroscience
University of Minnesota


November

21

12:30 pm-

Aud. 3 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Elucidating the Roles of RhoBTB1 and Cullin-3 in Blood Pressure Regulation

Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


November

25

12:00 pm-

2117 MERF

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Integrating Genetical Genomics and Systems Biology to Determine Genetic Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome in Lyon Hypertensive Rats

Man Chun John Ma
Graduate Student
The Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


November

26

10:30 am-

1117 MERF

Postdoctoral Workshop

Mutation in the PPARgamma Ligand Binding Domain Impairs PPARgamma-Mediated Turnover of the p65 Subunit of NF-kappaB

Masashi  Mukoda , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


December

10

10:30 am-

1117  MERF

Postdoctral Workshop

Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the SFO in Fluid Balance and Metabolic Effects of Brain Renin-Angiotensin System Activation

Fusakazu  Jo , M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


December

12

11:30 am-

2117 MERF

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics Seminar

Animal Models, Stem Cells, and Drug Discovery for Neural Regeneration

Wenbin Deng , Ph.D.
Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
University of California, Davis

Event Announcement


December

12

12:30 pm-

Aud 3 BSB

Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop

Phospho-regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics in the Nervous System

Kyle Flippo
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


December

12

4:30 pm-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar

Prospective evaluation of stress related risk factors for the development of chronic neck pain

Katrina Maluf , PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Event Announcement


December

12

4:00 pm-

1289 CBRB

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular & Cellular Biology Workshop

Neuronal Bbs1 Protein and Glucose Homeostasis

Rachel Starks
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


December

14

6:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

Holiday Party

 Pharmacology Holiday Party
South Slope
980 N Front Street
North Liberty


December

19

12:30 pm-

Beisner Auditorium (Aud 1) BSB

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics Seminar

Post-Infarct Remodeling of Cardiac Sympathetic Nerves and Arrhythmia

Beth Habecker , Ph.D.
Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health & Science Unviersity

Event Announcement


February

28

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoctoral Seminar Speaker

Parf, A Novel Partner of ARF, Inhibits Centrosome Amplification and Chromosome Instability through Nucleophosmin Regulation and Its GTPase Function

Xuefeng Zhang , PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


February

29

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Inhibition of Spinal Neuroplasticity by Agmatine

Carolyn Fairbanks , PhD
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutics
University of Minnesota


March

01

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

An In vivo Investigation into the Effects of Schweinfurthin Mediated Toxicity in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Ryan Sheehy , BS
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


March

08

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Mitochondrial Networking in Neuronal Development and Function

Kyle Flippo , BS
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


March

13

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoctoral Seminar Speaker

The Granulosa Cell Inositol Phosphate Cascade is Essential for Fertility

Shawn Breen , PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


March

20

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

The AKTins Diet: Metabolic Role of PPARgamma in Skeletal Muscle

Andy Norris , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology
Washington University

Event Announcement


March

22

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Identification of Novel Transcriptional Factors Influencing Renin Expression in Kidney Tumor Cells

Ko-Ting Lu , BS
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


March

27

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoctoral Seminar

Tumor Suppressor RGS6 Mediates Doxorubicin-induced ATM and p53 Activation and Suppresses Ras-induced Oncogenic Transformation

Jie Huang , PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


March

29

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Molecularly Targeted Imaging of Medulloblastoma Subtypes

Kelsey Whittier
Graduate Student
Pediatrics
The University of Iowa


April

10

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar Speaker

George Richerson , MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Neurology
The University of Iowa


April

12

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Javier Gomez , BA
Graduate Student
Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Iowa


April

12

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Colin Higgins
Graduate Student
Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
The University of Iowa


April

16

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Seminar

G Protein Signaling Mechanisms

Heidi Hamm , PhD
Professor
Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hosted by: Songhai Chen, PhD


April

17

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

TIGRs: Targeted Image-Guided RNA Therapies

Paloma Giangrande , PhD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
The University of Iowa


April

18

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar

Cortical Plasticity and Its Implications in Chronic Pain and Fear

Min Zhuo , PhD
Professor
Physiology
University of Toronto


April

19

12:30 PM-

Auditorium 2 BSB

Graduate Student Workshop

Oxidized CaMKII and Atrial Fibrillation: Does the Road to Atrial Arrhythmias Run through Mitochondria?

Andrew Ackell
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Iowa


April

26

4:00 PM-

1289 CBRB

Visiting Seminar

Mitochondrial Fusion and Division

Hiromi Sesaki , PhD
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Hosted by: Stefan Strack, PhD

Co-sponsored by: Molecular and Cellular Biology


May

01

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Seminar

The Social Life of Mitochondria

Gyorgy Hajnoczky , MD, PhD
Professor
Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Thomas Jefferson University

Hosted by: Stefan Strack, PhD


May

04

1:00 PM-

1289 CBRB

Visiting Seminar

Fast and Long-term Modulation of Neuronal Potassium Channels by Intracellular Signaling Molecules, Involving Macromolecular Protein Complexes

Mark Shapiro , PhD
Professor
Physiology
University of Texas Hlth Ctr - San Antonio

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Stefan Strack, PhD

Co-sponsored by: Cardiovascular Research Center


May

09

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Visiting Seminar

Jay Shah , MD
Senior Staff Physiatrist
Rehabilitation Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health


May

15

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Seminar

Synaptic Autophagy and Its Implications in Autism Pathogenesis

David Sulzer , PhD
Professor
Clinical Neurology, Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical School

Hosted by: Yuriy Usachev, PhD


May

31

2:00 PM-

2189 MERF

Dissertation Seminar

Cardiovascular Oxidative Stress: Recent findings on ACE2 and MAO

Ricardo Pena-Silva
Graduate Student in Dr. Don Heistad's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


June

13

2:00 PM-

 EMRB Atrium

Employee Recognition Event

 Pharmacology Staff Appreciation

Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement


June

14

12:00 PM-

1-107 BSB

Summer Undergraduate Seminar

How we identified a new gene causing hypertension

Curt Sigmund , Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


August

21

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Seminar

A Novel Role for the PI3K-mTOR Axis in the Cardiovascular and Sympathetic Effects of Leptin

Shannon Harlan , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


August

28

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Noxs, TRPM Cation Channels and Microparticles: New Paradigms in Vascular Redox Signaling

Rhian Touyz , M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Research Institute
Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
University of Glasgow

Hosted by: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Dr. Curt Sigmund's Program Project Grant


September

11

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Understanding Glucocorticoid Sensitivity in Childhood B Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Miles Pufall , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
The University of Iowa


September

13

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar.

Elucidating Mechanisms by Which Substance P in the RVM Contributes to the Maintenance of Pain following Inflammatory Injury

Uche Maduka
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


September

20

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Phospho-regulation of Drp1-mediated Mitochondrial Fragmentation during Ischemic Injury in Neurons

Andrew Slupe
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


September

23

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

S.T. Morrison Park, Hilltop Shelter Coralville

Fall Event

 Pharmacology Fall Picnic
.
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


September

25

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

DP Mohapatra , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


September

26

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Amygdalo-Cortical Interaction in Pain

Volker Neugebauer , MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Neuroscience & Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch


September

27

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Mechanisms of p53 Activation by NIAM, Nuclear Interactor of ARF and Mdm2

Sara  Reed
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

02

1:00 PM-

1110A MERF

Annual Brody Memorial Lecture

Nedd9 & Aurora-A: Integrating Multiple Signaling Pathways in Cancer and Other Pathologies

Erica Golemis , Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Scientific Officier
Program in Developmental Therapeutics
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Hosted by: Brody Lecture Committee

Co-sponsored by: Brody Lecture Committee


October

08

4:00 PM-

2117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Carlos Arteaga , M.D.
Professor
Medicine and Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt - Ingram Cancer Center

Hosted by: John Koland, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)


October

09

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Faculty Seminar

Songhai Chen , M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

11

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Even More New Forms and Functions of RGS6 in Brain

Adele Stewart
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

11

6:00 PM-

5181 MERF

Faculty Forum

Weizhou Zhang , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pathology
The University of Iowa


October

16

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Biological Functionality of Different Estrogen Receptor Activities

Kenneth Korach , Ph.D.
Chief
Laboratory of Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology
National Insitute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS / NIH)

Hosted by: Mario Ascoli, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Women's in Reproductive Health Research (WRHR)


October

23

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Seminar

Functional Characterization of a Gbeta3 Splice Variant Associated with the C825T Polymorphism and Implicated in Human Diseases

Zhizeng Sun , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

25

12:30 PM-

Aud 3  BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Selective Activation of the Renin-Angiotensin System in the Subfornical Organ is Sufficient to Elicit Fluid and Sodium Intake Behaviors

Jeff Coble
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


October

25

9:00 AM-

1289 CBRB

Co-sponsored Faculty Recruitment Seminar

Potential Novel Mechanism for Hypertension Triggered by a Constitutively Active Alpha1a-Adrenoceptor Genetic Variant

Anush Oganesian , PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington

Co-sponsored by: Department of Biochemistry


October

30

10:30 AM-

1117  MERF

Faculty Seminar

Synthesis and Biological Studies of Medicinally Important Natural Products

Jin Zhendong , Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Medicinal and Natrual Products Chemistry
The University of Iowa


October

31

9:00 AM-

2117 MERF

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Substance P Release Mediated by AKAP150-synchronized Activation of PKA and PKC in Paclitaxel-induced Pain

Zaijie Jim Wang , PhD
Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
University of Illinois - Chicago


November

01

12:30 PM-

Aud 3  BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Functional Characterization of the Novel G beta gamma-Activated RhoGEF PLEKHG2

Caitlin Runne
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

06

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

Mixed Lineage Kinases: Novel Therapeutic Targets of Proliferative and Degenerative Diseases

Ajay Rana , Ph.D.
Professor
Pharmacology
Loyola University Medical School

Hosted by: Rory Fisher, Ph.D.

Co-sponsored by: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)


November

08

1:00 PM-

2117 MERF

Dissertation Seminar

Role of Parf, a Novel Partner of ARF, in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcimoma and in ARF Signaling

Viviane Muniz , M.S.
Graduate Student in Dr. Dawn Quelle's Lab
Molecular & Cellular Biology Program
The University of Iowa


November

08

6:00 PM-

S318 PHAR

Faculty Forum

Meng Wu , PhD
Director
High Throughput Screening Facility
The University of Iowa


November

13

9:30 AM-

5-669 BSB

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Blepharospasm, Trigeminal Hyperexcitability, and Photophobia in the Blink of an Eye

Craig  Evinger , PhD
Professor
Neurobiology & Behavior and Opthalmology
SUNY at Stony Brook

Co-sponsored by: Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics


November

14

9:00 AM-

2117  MERF

Pain Research Seminar Speaker

Meningeal pH, ASICs, and the Pathophysiology of Headache

Gregory Dussor , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Arizona


November

14

1:30 PM-

2117 MERF

Dissertation Seminar

The Role of Mitochondrial Restructuring in Neuronal Ca2+ Homeostasis and Excitotoxicity

Patrick Houlihan , B.S.
Graduate Student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

15

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Modulation of TRPV1 Activity by PTHrP: A Mechanism for Pain Associated with Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis

Aaron Mickle
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

16

1:00 PM-

1117 MERF

Dissertation Seminar.

Regulation of Protein Phosphatase 2A by Proteasomal Degradation

Beth Oberg , B.S.
Graduate Student in Dr. Stefan Strack's Lab
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

27

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Seminar

The Granulosa Cell Inositol Phosphate Cascade is Essential for Ovulation

Shawn Breen , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

27

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Postdoc Seminar

Jie Huang , Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


November

29

12:30 PM-

Aud 3 BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Molecular Mechanism Underlying Vascular Function Regulation by Smooth Muscle PPARγ via RhoA/Rho Kinase Signaling

Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


December

01

6:00 PM-

1900 Country Club Dr. Coralville

Holiday Party

The Department of Pharmacology Holiday Party

Social Hour:  6:00 - 7:00 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


December

04

12:30 PM-

283 EMRB

Biochemistry Research Workshop

Contrasting Resting Metabolic Rate Control by the Brain vs Peripheral Renin-Angiotensin Systems

Justin Grobe , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: Tingting Duan


December

04

10:30 AM-

1117 MERF

Visiting Speaker Seminar

The Structural Basis for Tight Control of PP2A Holoenzyme Biogenesis and Function

Yongna Xing , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Oncology
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Hosted by: Stefan Strack, Ph.D.


December

06

12:30 PM-

Aud 3  BSB

Graduate Student Seminar

Evaluating the Effects of Schweinfurthins in Glioblastoma Multiforme through Modification of Schweinfurthin Flux

Ryan Sheehy
Graduate Student
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa


February

13

12:00 PM-

1289 CBRB

The Diabetes & Obesity Talks

Angiotensin AT1A Receptors are Required for the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Effects of Leptin

Justin Grobe , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
The University of Iowa