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Houston, Texas

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Seminar Series - Archives 2008-2014

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Date/Time Speaker Title Host
2008
July 11
11 a.m.
Amanda Vega
Ph.D. Student
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Physiology
Madison, WI
Protein Kinase A Suppresses IK1 of Heteromeric Kir2.1-V227F Channels: Implications for CPVT Host: Xander Wehrens, Ph.D.
July 17
Noon
Sanam Sane
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Regulation of Nicotinic Receptor Expression by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System 1st Year Student - Journal Club
July 24
Noon
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Growth-Inhibitory and Tumor-Suppressive Functions of p53 depend on Its Repression of CD44 Expression 1st Year Student - Journal Club
July 25
1 p.m.
Junling Jia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Dissertation Seminar: The Notch Signal Pathway Defines the Zone of Differentiation in the Developing Ocular Lens through Directly Suppressing the Expression of p57Kip2 Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
July 30
11 a.m.
Shi-Qing Cai, Ph.D.
Research Assistant
The Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
The Physiology Roles of Multiple Regulations of Potassium Channel in C. Elegans Host: Steen Pedersen
July 31
Noon
Sarah Shahmoradian
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cryo-Electron Tomography-Based Morphological Assay For Huntingtin Aggregation Mentor: Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
Aug. 7
Noon
Inna Yanez
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Allosteric Modulation of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Mentor: Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Aug. 14
Noon
Karen Smith
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Alzheimer's Disease Treatment R-Flurbiprofen Improves In vivo Axonal Transport Rates Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Aug. 14
12:30 p.m.
Wei-Ting Chao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Type I PIP Kinase Alpha Regulates Directed Cell Migration by Modulating Adhesion-Induced Rac 1 Plasma Membrane Targeting and Activation Mentor: Jeannette Kunz, Ph.D.
Aug. 21
Noon
Philippe York
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Gas2: A Developmentally Important Regulator of Apoptosis and Cell Proliferation Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 21
12:30 p.m.
Daniel Galvan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Isoproterenol Increases Susceptibility of the Y524S Mouse Model of Malignant Hyperthermia to Heat-Induced Episodes Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 28
Noon
Charlie Gilman
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Skeletal Muscle Excitation-Redox Coupling Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 28
12:30 p.m.
Xingxu Huang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A Large-Sale RNAi Screen to Identify hemosensitive Genes in Human Cancer Cells Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 4
Noon
Zanwen Chen
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Studying the Correlation Between Structural and Functional Plasticity of Dendritic Spines Peter Saggau, Ph.D.
Sept. 4
12:30 p.m.
Jennifer Lucitti, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Blood Flow Regulates Murine Embryonic Yolk Sac Vascular Remodeling Via Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 9
11 a.m.
Conference
Room N-315
Gregory Macleod, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Reconciling Mitochondrial Activity with Nerve Activity: Ca2+ as Mediator Faculty Host: Ellen A. Lumpkin, Ph.D.

Student Host: Lu Huang
Sept. 11
Noon
Rashieda Hatcher
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Mitotic Regulation and Beyond Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 11
12:30 p.m.
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A Novel Transgenic Mouse Model to Study Cardiovascular Development Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 23
11 a.m.
Bjorn Knollmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Regulation of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Release by Triadin and Calsequestrin Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 25
Noon
Zhubo Wei
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
PHF6, the BFL Syndrome Gene, Regulates Cell Proliferation Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 25
12:30 p.m.
Yunguang Liu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Development of a Chemically-Regulated System for Protein Endocytosis J. Henri Bayle, Ph.D.
Sept. 30
11 a.m.
Matteo Vatta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Cytoskeletal Macromolecular Complexes and Ion Channel Function in the Cardiomyocytes Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 2
Noon
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Herp2 Regulation of Lens Formation Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 2
12:30 p.m.
Cynthia Massaad, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

Mitochondrial Free Radicals Play a Critical Role in Alzheimer's Disease Pathology
Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Oct. 7
11 a.m.
Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Pedi-Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Metabolomic Profiling of Neural Progenitors: A Novel Approach to Biomarker Discovery Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Oct. 9
Noon
Sanam Sane
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Depletion of 26S Proteasomes in Mouse Brain Neurons Causes Neurodegeneration and Lewy-Like Inclusions Resembling Human Pale Bodies 1st Year Student
Oct. 9
12:30 p.m.
Tegy Vadakkan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Multiphoton Imaging of Far Red Dyes with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 16
Noon
Pier-Anne Lachance
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Current Advancement in Lymphangiogenesis: Where Do I Stand? Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Oct. 16
12:30 p.m.
Ralph van Oort, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Leak causes Accelerated Development of Heart Failure Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 21
11 a.m.
Jun Qin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Baylor College of Medicine
Pathway Discovery with Proteomics: an Update Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Oct. 30
Noon
Postdoctoral Invited Guest
Nov. 6
12:30 p.m.
Jianjun Xu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Muscle from Mice Heterozygous for a Mutation that Abolishes FKBP12 Binding to RyR1 Fatigue more Slowly than Wildtype Muscle Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Nov. 11
11 a.m.
Wei Dai, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Environmental Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Tuxedo, NY
Dissecting Molecular Components Suppressing Chromosomal Instability during Mitosis Faculty Host: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Nov. 13
Noon
Julia Reynolds
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chemical Regulation of Pax6 During Cortical Development Joseph H. Bayle, Ph.D.
Nov. 13
12:30 p.m.
Jing Zhao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Developmental Change of Ras Pathway in NF1 mice Gangyi Wu, Ph.D.
Nov. 18
11 a.m.
Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Vesicle Transport and the Clearance of Apoptotic Cells Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Nov. 25
11 a.m.
Rebecca Wingert, Ph.D.
Center for Regenerative Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Mechanisms of Renal Progenitor Development in Zebrafish Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec. 2
11 a.m.
Henry Colecraft, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Mechanisms and Applications of RGK GTPase Inhibition of Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec. 4
Noon
Lu Huang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Revealing the Function of ERManI's Intracellular Trafficking Richard Sifers, Ph.D.
Dec. 4
12:30 p.m.
Min Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Spindle Checkpoint and Tumorigenesis Pumin, Zhang, Ph.D.
Dec. 9
11 a.m.
Cheryl Stucky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Skin Sensations Exposed: The Roles of Cutaneous TRP Channels Ellen A. Lumpkin, Ph.D
Dec. 11
Noon
Monica Garcia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
FoxO1 Function in Endothelial Cells is Required for Yolk Sac Vascular Remodeling Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec. 16
11 a.m.
Neal Waxham, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
The University of Texas Medical
School at Houston
Limiting Calmodulin Revealed by Fluorescence and Image Correlation Spectroscopy Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Dec. 30
11 a.m.
Gong Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
Dancing with Neurons and Astrocytes: Regulation of Cofilin Rods and Glial Endocytosis Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
2009
Jan. 6
11 a.m.
Ann-Bin Shyu, Ph.D.
Professor
The Jesse H. Jones Chair in Molecular Biology
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The University of Texas Medical School At Houston
Mechanisms and Regulation of mRNA Turnover in Mammalian Cells Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Jan. 8
Noon
Jim Culver
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis By Hemodynamic Force Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 8
12:30 p.m.
Tom Sarma, M.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Inhibition of RyR2 Phosphorylation Prevents Onset of Cardiomyopathy in a Mouse Model of Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 13
11 a.m.
Luis Cuello, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
The University of Chicago
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chicago, IL
Structural Basis for K+ Channel C-Type Inactivation: Crystal Structures of KcsA in the Open Conductive and C-Type Inactivated Conformation Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Jan. 15
Noon
Qiaoyun Shi
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Targeted Delivery of Liposomal Complexes for Antiangiogenic Cancer Therapy Nancy S. Templeton, Ph.D.
Jan. 15
12:30pm
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Elucidation of the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Remodeling Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 20
11 a.m.
Hui Zou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Sister Chromatid Cohesion and Separation, Two Opposite Processes for a Common Course Pumin Zhang, Ph.D
Jan. 22
Noon
Ross Poché, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Corneal Micropocket Assay as a Method to assess the in vivo Integration of Engineered Tissue Constructs Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 29
Noon
Closed Session Physiology
Postdocs Only
Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Starting a New Lab After Your Postdoc: Things You Think You Know But Really Don't
Feb. 5
Noon
Lakshmi Sampath
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Non-Invasive In-Vivo Imaging of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor – 2 (HER2) Overexpression in Breast Cancer Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Feb. 5
12:30 p.m.
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Live Imaging of Early Embryonic Cardiovascular Dynamics Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Feb. 6
1 p.m.
Charles Gilman
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Dissertation: Depolarization-Induced Type 2 NADPH Oxidase Activity Regulates Skeletal Muscle Physiology Susan L.Hamilton, Ph.D.
Feb. 10
11 a.m.
Helene Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
Small Animal Imaging: Impact of Physiology of Anesthesia Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Feb. 12
Noon
Yuanyuan Fu
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Timing and Effect of mTOR Signaling in Regulating Brain Growth Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Feb. 12
12:30 p.m.
Rui Rui Ji, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular Mechanisms of Regulation of RyR1 by FKBPs Susan Hamilton, Ph.D.
Feb. 19
Noon
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
FAM/USP9x, a Deubiquitinating Enzyme Essential for TGFb Signaling, Controls Smad4 Monoubiquitination 1st Year Student
Feb. 26
1 p.m.
Michael Liebling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California in Santa Barbara
Multiscale and Multi-Modal Microscopic Imaging of Cardiac Development Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
March 10
11 a.m.
Anil Bhushan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center,
David Geffen School of Medicine,
University of California at Los Angeles
Epigenetic Regulation of Pancreatic Beta Cells During Aging and Regeneration Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
March 12
Noon
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Molecular Elasticity of the Insect Flight Muscle Proteins Projectin and Kettin 1st Year Student
March 13
Noon
Håkan Westerblad, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Reactive Oxygen/Nitrogen Species, Friends or Foes? Studies in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Gangyi Wu, Ph.D.
March 17
11 a.m.
J. Alan Diehl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cancer Biology Associate Investigator,
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute Director,
Cancer Cell Biology Program
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressors and Tumor Modifiers=Novel Approaches for Therapy Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
March 19
Noon
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Survival of Cancer Cells Is Maintained by EGER Independent of Its Kinase Activity 1st Year Student
March 19
12:30 p.m.
Na Li, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Inhibition of PKA Phosphorylation of RyR2 Attenuates Abnormal Ca2+ Homeostasis in Muscular Dystrophy Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 24
Noon
Henry A. Lester, Ph.D.
Professor and Bren Professor of Biology
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Changes in the Brain Produced by Chronic Exprosure to Nicotine Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
April 9
Noon
Rashieda Jonine Hatcher
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Securin's Role in Tumorigenesis and Metastasis Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
April 9
Noon
Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
K+ Channel of Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes: New Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Christine Beeton, Ph.D
April 16
Noon
Aya Wada, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Lmo2-GFP Labels Early Mesoderm Progenitor Cells that Give Rise to Endothelial and Hematopoietic Cell Types in the Mouse
Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
April 17
11 a.m.
Marcos Malumbres, Ph.D.
Head, Cell Division & Cancer Group
Molecular Oncology Program
Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)
Madrid, Spain
Functional Analysis of Mitotic Kinases and the APC/C Proteolytic Machinery in Mammals: From the Cell Cycle to Human Disease Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
May 7
Noon
Xiao Fang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Activation of the p53 Pathway by ATM in Response to Aneuploidy Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
June 11
Noon
Dorothy Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
How NOT to Switch Faculty Jobs Right Before a Hurricane! Christine Beeton, Ph.D
July 14
Noon
Lu Huang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Thesis Seminar: Fine-tuning of ER-associated degradation by intracellular trafficking of ER Mannosidase I Academic Advisor: Dr. Richard Sifers
Aug. 4
11 a.m.
Hongli Zhan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
The Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Rice University
Structure and Function Relationship Studies of Lactose Repressor And Members of LacI/GalR Protein Family Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 6
Noon
Inna Yanez-Orozco
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Detecting Changes of Conformation at the AChR Agonist Sites with LRET Mentor: Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Aug. 6
Noon
Aditya Joshi, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of ER Stress and ROS Production in Malignant Hyperthermia and Central Core Disease Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 13
Noon
Karen Smith
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
R-Flurbiprofen Treatment Results in Amyloid Beta Reduction and Improved Axonal Transport Rates Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Aug. 13
Noon
Dimitra Georgiou, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
CaM Interactions with the IQ Motif of CaV1.1 and CaV1.2 The Role of Non-conserved Amino Acids Mentor: Susan Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 20
Noon
Philippe York
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of Gas2 in the Ovary; Folliculogenesis and Fertility Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 20
Noon
Tegy Vadakkan, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Structure and Composition of the Subependymal Zone Niche Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Aug. 25
11 a.m.
Kjersti Marie Aagaard-Tillery, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Comparative Genomics, Epigenomics, and Metabolomics in Perinatal Health: Keys to Understanding the Molecular Basis of the Developmental Origins of Adult Disease Host: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Aug. 27
Noon
Zhubo Wei
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
PHF6, the BFL Syndrome Gene, Regulates Cell Proliferation Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 27
Noon
Yunguang Liu, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Chemically-Regulated Endocytosis of α5 Integrin Inhibits Cell Spreading Mentor: Joseph Bayle, Ph.D.
Sept. 3
Noon
Pier Anne Lachance
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Optical Imaging of Lymphangiogenesis Mentor: Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Sept. 3
Noon
Johanna Lanner, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
AICAR Prevents Heat-Induced Death in Mice with Malignant Hyperthermia (RyR1Y524S) Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Sept. 10
Noon
Postdoctoral Program - Invited Guest TBN
Sept. 21
1:30 p.m.
Qiaoyun Shi
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Dissertation Seminar: Targeted Delivery of Liposomal Complexes for Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Therapy Mentors: Nancy Smyth Templeton, Ph.D.
F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D.
Sept. 24
Noon
Yuanyuan Fu
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
How Does It Go?-The mechanisms in regulating Calcineurin A nucleocytoplasmic shuttling Mentor: Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Sept. 24
Noon
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Live Imaging of Mammalian Embryonic Development with Optical Coherence Tomography Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 29
11 a.m.
Ralf Krahe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 (DM2): Unusual Genetics and Pathomechanisms Host: Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Oct. 1
Noon
Wei-Ting Chao, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Type I PIP Kinase Beta Promotes Focal Adhesion Disassembly through the Endocytosis of Integrin Receptors Mentor: Jeannette Kunz, Ph.D.
Oct. 8
Noon
Sarah Shahmoradian
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Mode of Huntingtin Interaction with Chaperonins Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy Mentor: Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
Oct. 8
Noon
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of Hemodyna.m.ic Force in Regulating Endothelial Cell Migration and Vascular Fusion for Proper Vascular Remodeling Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 15
Noon
James Culver
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of the Vasculature in the Neural Stem Cell Niche Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 15
Noon
Min Li, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
p53 Pathway as a Barrier Against Aneuploidy-Induced Tumorigenesis Mentor; Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 22 Graduate Student Symposium
Oct. 29
Noon
Monica Garcia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
FoxO1 is Required in Endothelial Cells for Vascular Remodeling Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 29
Noon
Na Li, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetic Inhibition of PKA Phosphorylation of RyR2 Prevents Dystrophic Cardiomyopathy Mentor; Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 3
11 a.m.
Jeffrey G. Jacot, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Biomechanics and Cardiac Tissue Engineering Host: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 5
Noon
Postdoc Invited Guest
Terese Rakow, Ph.D.
Sr. Licensing Associate
Baylor Licensing Group
The How and Why of Technology Transfer Host: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov 10
11 a.m.
Aarif Yusuf Khakoo, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Cardiotoxicity as a Discovery Platform Host: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 12
Noon
Cynthia Massaad, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Mitochondrial Free Radicals Play a Critical Role in the Vascular and Neuronal Deficits Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Nov. 12
Noon
Rashieda Hatcher
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Securin’s Role in Tumorigenesis Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Nov 17
11 a.m.
Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Pautler Lab 2009 – An Update
Nov. 19
Noon
Jianjun Xu, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
FKBP12 Regulates Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Fatigue
Mentor: Susan L Ha.m.ilton, Ph.D.
Nov. 19
Noon
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of ROS in in vivo Axonal Transport through Cholinergic Circuitry in an Alzheimer’s Mouse Model
Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Nov 24
11 a.m.
Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics – Section of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Autonomic Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome Host: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 1
11 a.m.
Pompeo Volpe, M.D.
Professor of General Pathology
Department of Biomedical Experimental Science
University of Padova
Padova, Italy
Calsequestrins of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscles: Calcium Buffer, Calcium Release Regulator or None of the Above Host: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dec. 3
Noon
Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Mitotic DNA Damage Checkpoint in Mammalian Cells Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Dec. 3
Noon
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
PP2Cgamma, a Potential Phosphatase of p27 Mentor: Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.
Dec 8
11 a.m.
Vihang A. Narkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Obesity and Diabetes Research
UT Health Science, Houston Texas
Nuclear Receptors, AMPK & Muscle Transciptome: Breaking the Endurance Ceiling Host: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec. 10
Noon
Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
BK Channel: Therapeutic Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis Mentor: Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Dec. 10
Noon
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Notch Signaling and FGF Signaling in Lens Development Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Dec. 17
Noon
Ralph van Oort, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Inhibition of CaMKII Mediated Phosphorylation of RyR2 Prevents Heart Failure Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 17
Noon
Sanam Sane
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Identification and Characterization of CUGBP1's Target Proteins in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Mentor; Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
2010
Jan. 5
11 a.m.
Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Chromosome Instability and Tumorigenesis
Jan. 7
Noon
Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
How to Review a Paper

Jan.12
11 a.m.

Dona Murphey, Ph.D.
M.D.-Ph.D. Program
Baylor College of Medicine

Studying Human Visual Perception with Intracranial Recording and Electrical Stimulation Host: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 14
Noon
Ross Poche, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Endothelial Microparticles Potentially Regulate Macrophage-Mediated Vessel Regression in the Mouse Eye
Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 14
Noon
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Role of Herp2 in Lens Development Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Jan. 19
11 a.m.
Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Toxicity of non-coding CUG and CCUG RNAs in Myotonic Dystrophy
Jan. 21
Noon
Shyny Koshy, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Role of Kv1.3 Channels on T Cells in Asthma Mentor: Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Jan. 21
Noon
Xiao Fang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Activation of the p53-Dependent and -Independent Pathways in Response to Aneuploidy Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Feb. 4
11 a.m.
Mark McCauley, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
CaMKII Hyperphosphorylation of RyR2 Promotes Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac DeatH Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D. , Ph.D.
Feb. 11
11 a.m.
Michael Bloch, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
KCNMA1 gene amplification suggests a role of the BK channel in late stage prostate cancer Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Feb. 11
11 a.m.
Lakshmi Sampath
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Imaging breast cancer metastasis using dual-labeled PET-NIR imaging agent Mentor: Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Feb. 18
11 a.m.
Liang Sun, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular Basis for Voltage-Sensor/Gate Communication in Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Feb. 25
Noon
Postdoc Invited Guest
March 2
11 a.m.
Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Role of CaMKII Phosphorylation of RyR2 in Heart Failure and Cardiac Arrhythmias
March 11
11 a.m.
Sayali Dixit, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Characterization of Interactions of Junctophilin 2 with the Other Junction Membrane Complex Proteins in Cardiomyocytes Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 11
11 a.m.
Karlie Jones - Journal Club
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
A Nurr1/CoREST Pathway in Microglia and Astrocytes Protects Dopaminergic Neurons from Inflammation-Induced Death 1st year - Rotations
March 18
11 a.m.
Qiongling Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Role of CaMKII Phosphorylation of RyR2 in Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 18
11 a.m.
Gary Stinnett - Journal Club
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
MRI Detection of Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Transgenic Mice 1st year - Rotations
March 23
11 a.m.
Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Dynamic Imaging of Vessel Remodeling from the Embryo to Tissue Engineering
March 30
11 a.m.
Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medicine-Pulmonary
Baylor College of Medicine
Platelet-Microvessel Interactions in Inflammation Host: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
April 1
1 p.m.

DISSERTATION
Karen Smith
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Utilization of Manganese Enhanced MRI to Identify in Vivo Axonal Transport Rate Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Models Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
April 6
11 a.m.
Yuxiang Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Huffington Center on Aging
Department of Pediatrics &
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Ghrelin Receptor Deletion Reduces Visceral Fat and Prevents Age-Associated Insulin Resistance Host: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
April 8
11 a.m.
Lorie Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Postdoc Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Assessing BK Channel Opener Activity: A Proposed Study Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
April 13
11 a.m.
Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Designing New [better ?] Potassium Channel Blockers for the Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases -
April 15
Noon

Postdoc Invited Guest
Bradley McConnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
University of Houston

To be announced at a later date -
May 5
1 p.m.

DISSERTATION
Lakshmi Sampath

Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Molecular Imaging of the Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-2 (HER-2) in Preclinical Models of Breast Cancer Metastases Mentor: Eva Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D.
May 11
11 a.m.
Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Conformational Regulation of Nicotinic Receptors -
May 18
11 a.m.
Michael Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Targeting Hedgehog Signaling in Breast Cancer Treatment Host: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
May 25
11 a.m.
Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Insulin and Amino Acids Are Regulators of Muscle Protein Synthesis in Neonates Host: Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
June 1
11 a.m.
Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Hitting a moving target: altered visibility of mRNA transcripts via alternative cleavage and polyadenylation -
July 13
11 a.m.
Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry
University of New Orleans
Design of KCa3.1 Activators and Kv1.5 Blockers: Structure-Activity Relationship of Benzothiazoles and Psoralens Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Aug.12
11 a.m.
Inna Yanez
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

Conformations of Calmodulin Bound to C-terminal Tail Peptides of Cav1.2 Channel
Mentor: Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Aug.12
11 a.m.
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Assessing the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hemodynamic Force-Induced Vascular Remodeling Mentor; Mary Dickinson,Ph.D.
Aug.17
11 a.m.
James Tour, Ph.D.
Professor
Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Rice University
Carbon Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery & Antioxidant Therapy Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Aug.19
11 a.m.
J. Philippe York
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Gas2 in the Ovary—Folliculogenesis and Fertility Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 19
11 a.m.
Na Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
CaMKII-dependent Modulation of RyR2 in Atrial Fibrillation Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Aug.24
11 a.m.
Penelope Bonnen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Leveraging Population Genomics to Identify Variation Contributing to Metabolic Disease Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Aug. 27
11 a.m.
Inna Yanez
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Conformations of Calmodulin Bound C-terminal Tail Peptides of Cav1.2 Channel Mentor: Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Aug. 27
11 a.m.
Aditya Joshi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of Oxidative Stress and in I4895T RyR1 Knockin Mice Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Aug. 31
11 a.m.
Amit Joshi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Cancer Theranostics with Multimodal Nanostructures Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Sept. 2
11 a.m.
Tegy Vadakkan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Structure and Cellular Composition of the Subependymal Zone in a Rat Brain Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 9
11 a.m.
Peter Reiser, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Oral Biology
Ohio State University
The Role of Masticatory Myosin in the Regulation of Diverse Motor Functions Susan L. Hamiltoin, Ph.D.
Sept. 14
11 a.m.

Jingsong Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology
Rush University, School of Medicine

Loss of Mitochondrial Ca Regulation in ALS Skeletal Muscle Susan L. Hamiltoin, Ph.D.
Sept. 16
11 a.m.
Pier Anne Lachance
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Imaging of ITGA9 In Vivo Mentor: Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Sept. 16
11 a.m.
Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
DNA Damage Response is Inhibited in Mitotic Mammalian Cells Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 21
11 a.m.
Robert Bryan, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Endothelial Control of the Cerebral Circulation Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Sept. 23
11 a.m.
Rashieda Hatcher
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Securin's Role in Tumorigenesis Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 23
11 a.m.
Wei-Ting Chao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Distinct Roles for Type I PIP Kinases in Cancer Cell Motility Mentor: Jeannette Kunz, Ph.D.
Oct. 5
11 a.m.
James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Molecular Disease and Development
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Regulation of Cardiac Progenitors Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 14
11 a.m.
James Culver
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Regenerating the Vascular Component of the Neural Stem Cell Niche Mentor: Mary Dikcinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 14
11 a.m.
Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
KCa1.1 Channels on Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes: A Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Mentor: Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Oct. 19
11 a.m.
Monica Justice, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Off To A Bad Start: An Epigenetic Regulator of Pluripotency Causes Leukemia By Expanding Progenitor Cells Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 21
11 a.m.

Monica Garcia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

FoxO1 is Required in Endothelial Cells for Yolk Sac Vascular Remodeling Mentor: Mary Dikcinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 21
11 a.m.
Cynthia Massaad, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Mitochondrial Free Radicals Play a Critical Role in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.

Oct. 26
11 a.m.

Patricia E. Molina, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Ashman, Ph.D. Professor
Department Head, Physiology
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Alcohol and the Musculoskeletal System Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Nov. 2
11 a.m.
Thomas Cooper, M.D.
S. Donald Greenberg Professor
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Genes Ain’t What They Used To Be: Alternative Splicing in Development and Disease Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Nov. 4
11 a.m.
Andy Groves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral invited guests -
Nov. 9
11 a.m.
Bradley McConnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Houston
Targeted Disruption of β-adrenergic Signaling in the Heart Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 18
11 a.m.
Xiao Fang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of C21ORF2 in IR-Induced DNA Damage Response Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Nov. 18
11 a.m.
Tiannan Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic Inhibition of CaMKII Phosphorylation of RyR2 Prevents Atrial Fibrillation Induction Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 23
11 a.m.
Lufang Zhou, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Cascade of Failure from the Organelle to the Organ Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 30
11 a.m.
James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Head, Department of Pathology
Chief, Pathology Services
Texas Children’s Hospital
Milton J. Finegold Professor
Dept. of Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
The Microbiome & Intestinal Immunity Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 1
11 a.m.
David P. Cormode, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Nanoparticle-Based Molecular Imaging for Probing Biological Processes Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec. 2
Noon
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
PPM1G, A Potential Phosphatase of p27Kip1 Mentor: Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.
Dec. 2
Noon
Sayali Dixit, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of CaMKII Phosphorylation of Ryanodine Receptor Type 2 in Insulin Secretion Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 7
3 p.m.
Room M112

Robert Couch, M.D.
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine

1st Annual Dr. Vernon Knight Lecture -
Dec. 9
11 a.m.
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Nanoantioxidants in the Treatment of Vascular Complications of Diabetes Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Dec. 9
11 a.m.
Liang Sun, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

Voltage Sensor/Gate Coupling in BK Channels Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Dec. 14
11 a.m.
Hui Zheng, Ph.D.
Director, Huffington Center on Aging
Professor, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics,
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Pathophysiology of APP & Presenilins in Alzheimer’s Disease Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Dec. 16
1 p.m.
Yuanyuan Fu
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Activity-dependent calcineurin protein homeostasis in neuronal maturation Mentor: Gang-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
2011
Jan. 6
11 a.m.

Gary Stinnett
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine

Developing an Alpha 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Targeted Contrast Agent Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 6
11 a.m.
Chang Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Muscle Fiber Type Transformation in RyR1(+/-) and RyR3 Knockout Mice Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Jan. 11
11 a.m.
Matthew N. Rasband, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
The Functional Organization of Axons in Health & Disease Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 13
11 a.m.
Eric Small, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Cardiovascular Remodeling Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 18
11 a.m.
Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
Cotzias Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Chief, Division of Neurobiology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Neurovascular Coupling and Brain Health: From Bench to Bedside Robert Bryant, Ph.D.
Jan. 20
11 a.m.
Karlie Jones
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Correction of Toxicity of RNA CUG and CCUG Repeats in Myotonic Dystrophies 1 and 2 Mentor: Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Jan. 20
11 a.m.
Guoliang Wang, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Differentiation the Effect of PKA and CaMKII Phosphorylation on RyR2 Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 25
11 a.m.
Afonso Silva, Ph.D.
Investigator
NIH/NINDS/LFMI/CMU
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cortical Cytoarchitecture of Non-Human Primates Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 27
11 a.m.
Shin Yoo, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Developing Mouse Chronic AF Models Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 1
11 a.m.
David Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular & Human Genentics
Baylor College of Medicine
Mouse Models for Fragile X Syndrome and FXTAS: Implications for Therapy Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Feb. 3
11 a.m.
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Function and Regulation of Notch Effectors in Cell Differentiation Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Feb. 3
11 a.m.
Lori Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Developing a Screen for Compounds with Phloretin-like Activity at BK Channels Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Feb. 8
11 a.m.
Debra Fadool, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
The Olfactory Bulb: An Unexpected Metabolic Sensor via Neuromodulation of Kv1.3 Ion Channels Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Feb 10
11 a.m.
John Leach
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Human Tears Contain a Chemosignal 1st year Student - Journal Club
Feb 10
11 a.m.
Michael Bloch, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Developing a Screening Method for BK Channel Inhibitors Mentor: Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Feb 17
11 a.m.
Rajeev Tajhya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
TGF-β1 Induces Podocyte Injury Through Smad3- ERK-NF-κB Pathway and Fyn-dependent TRPC6 Phosphorylation 1st year Student - Journal Club
Feb 17
11 a.m.
Shyny Koshy, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
K Channels and T Cells in Asthma Menotr: Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Feb 22
11 a.m.
Badri Roysam, D.Sc.
Hugh and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston
Quantifying Structures & Phenomena in Complex & Dynamic Biological Microenvironments from 4D/5D Optical Microscopy Images Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Feb 24
11 a.m.
Jon Gengler
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Circadian Clocks in Human Red Blood Cells 1st year Student - Journal Club
March 1
11 a.m.
David Gorenstein, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering
Deputy Director and James T. Willerson Distinguished Chair
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
X-aptamers in Proteomics and NanoMedicine Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
March 3
11 a.m.
Sami Noujaim, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Research Associate
University of Michigan
Center for Arrhythmia Research
Ventricular Fibrillation from Mouse, Through Man, to Horse: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 10
11 a.m.
Eiffel Manzano
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Eicosapentaenoic Acid Restores Diabetic Tubular Injury Through Regulating Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Apoptosis 1st year Student - Journal Club
March 10
11 a.m.
Ross Poche, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Maintenance of Retinal Progenitor Cell Multipotency Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
March 15
11 a.m.
Antony Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departemnt of Molecular & human Genetics
Director, Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Core
Baylor College of Medicine
microRNA-22 is a Modulator Cardiac Growth, Contractility Expression and Compensation to Hemodynamic Stress in Mice Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
March 17
11 a.m.
Aishwarya Kundu
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
MicroRNA 21 Regulates the Proliferation of Human Adipose Tissue-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and High-fat Diet-induced Obesity Alters microRNA 21 Expression in White Adipose Tissues 1st year Student - Journal Club

March 17
11 a.m.

Qiongling Wang, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
CaMKII phophorylation of RyR2 in Arrhythmogenesis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 24
11 a.m.
Li Lele
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
LC3 and GATE-16/GABARAP Subfamilies Are Both Essential Yet Act Differently In Autophagosome Biogenesis 1st year Student - Journal Club
March 24
11 a.m.
Mark McCauley, M.D.
Medical Resident
Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
MeCP2 Deficiency Causes Lethal Arrhythmias in Mice Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 25
1:30 p.m.
Zhubo Wei
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Cdc14b in DNA Damage Response and Aging and the Role of PHF6 in Cell Proliferation Mentor: Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
March 31
11 a.m.
Zhijuan Cao
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Menthol Receptor TRPM8 is the Principal Detector of Environmental Cold 1st year Student - Journal Club
March 31
11 a.m.
Sarah Shahmoradian
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Control and Contain Mechanism for Blocking Protein Aggregation in Huntington's Disease Mentor: Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
April 5
11 a.m.
Scott Wellnitz, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Imaging Peripheral Nerves in vivo Mentor: Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
April 7
11 a.m.
Matthew J. Betzenhauser, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology
Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ Release Channels in Physiology & Disease Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
April 12
11 a.m.
Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Alkek Center of Metagenomics and Microbiome Research
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Metagenomics and the Human Microbiome: Insights and Impact on Health and Disease Kjersti Marie Aagaard-Tillery, M.D., Ph.D.
April 14
11 a.m.
Henri Bayle, Ph.D.
Assistanat Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Invitied Guest -
April 19
11 a.m.
Brett Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Development of Models of Mitochondrial DNA Depletion and Disease in the Mouse and Fruit Fly Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
April 21
11 a.m.
Arindam Chaudhury, Ph.D.
Postodoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Tell-Tale Events in the 3’-Tail in Normal and Transformed Mammalian Cell Types Mentor: Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
April 26
11 a.m.
Jonathan Soboloff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
Temple University School of Medicine
Mechanisms Regulating STIM Expression and Function in Ca2+Signaling Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
April 28
11 a.m.
George Gerald Rodney, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Organizational Systems & Adult Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Mechanisms and Implications of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation in Skeletal Muscle during Mechanical Stress: Roles of Mitochondria and NADPH Oxidase Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
May 3
11 a.m.
Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
McNair Scholar
Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Mapping Connectivity onto Postnatal-Born Neurons Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
May 5
11 a.m.
Jiang Chang (JC), MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of the TAMHSC-Houston Graduate Program Center for Molecular
Development and Disease Institute of Biosciences and Technology Texas
A&M Health Science Center
Caspase Cleaved Proteins Accumulated in Human Failing Heart: Consequences & Mechanisms Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
May 10
11 a.m.
M. Neal Waxham, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobioloy and Anatomy
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
A Structural Role for CaM-Kinase II at Synapses Paul Pfaffinger, Ph.D.
May 17
11 a.m.
Calum A. MacRae, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Function and Form in Cardiac Development and Disease Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
May 24
11 a.m.
M. Zouhair Atassi, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Robert A. Welch Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Immune Recognition and Cell-Surface Binding of Botulinum Neurotoxins A and B: How Anti-Toxin Antibodies Obstruct its Action Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
May 31
11 a.m.
Betty Pace, M.D.
Professor
Tedesco Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Medical College of Georgia
Fetal Hemoglobin Induction – Effective Treatment Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease Lloyd Michael, Ph.D. and Gayle Slaughter, Ph.D.
June 14
11 a.m.
Sandra B. Haudek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Sciences, DeBakey Heart Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiac Fibroblast Precursors Lloyd Michael, Ph.D.
July 11
10 a.m.
Raymond S Norton, Ph.D.
Professor
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Monash University, Australia
Taking Toxins to the Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Aug. 11
11 a.m.
Rashieda Hatcher
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Securin is Essential for Mammary Gland Morphogenesis and Tumor Suppression Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 11
11 a.m.
Wei Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Inhibition of RyR2 Phosphorylation by CaMKII, but not PKA, Prevents Ventricular Tachycardia in mdx Mice Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Aug. 18
11 a.m.
J. Philippe York
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Gas2 in Folliculogenesis and Fertility Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 18
11 a.m.
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigating the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hemodynamic Force-Induced Vascular Remodeling Mary Dickinson Ph.D.
Aug. 25
11 a.m.
Pier Anne Lachance
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Development of Methods to Identify Lymphangiogenesis In Vivo Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Aug. 25
11 a.m.
Na Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Inhibition of CaMKII Phosphorylation of RyR2 Prevents Induction of Atrial Fibrillation in FKBP12.6 knock-out Mice Xander Wehrens M.D. Ph.D.
Sept. 1
11 a.m.
James Culver
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Regenerating the Neural Stem Cell Niche Mary Dickinson Ph.D.
Sept. 6
11 a.m.
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Developmental Biology and Memory and Learning Center
Baylor College of Medicine
The GATES to Memory: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Sept. 8
11 a.m
Monica Garcia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
FoxO1 is Required in Endothelial Cells During Vascular Remodeling of the Mouse Yolk Sac Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 8
11 a.m.
Tegy Vadakkan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Quantitative Description of Cancer Stem Cell Niche in a Mouse Model for Human Breast Cancer Mary Dickinson Ph.D.
Sept 13
11 a.m.
Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Using Mice to Understand Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease and Make Predictions About Future Therapeutics Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Sept. 15
11 a.m
Sarah Shahmoradian
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Blocking Protein Aggregation in Huntington's Disease Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
Sept. 22
11 a.m
Xiao Fang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Acetylation of p53 Leads to Apoptosis in Response to Aneuploidy Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 22
11 a.m.
Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Phenotype and Function of Potassium Channels in Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Sept. 27
11 a.m.
Daniel Penny, M.D., Ph.D., MHA
Professor
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
How the Heart Interacts with the Circulation. Clinical Applications of New Insights into Ventriculovascular Coupling Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Sept. 29
11 a.m
Randall Bassett
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Free Cholesterol Uncovers Differential rHDL Formation by Apo A-I and A-II Henry Pownall, Ph.D.
Sept. 29
11 a.m.
Tiannan Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Neuronal MeCP2 Deficiency Causes Lethal Cardiac Arrhythmias in Mouse Models of Rett Syndrome Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 4
11 a.m.
Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ctr Stem Cell & Regen
Baylor College of Medicine
Patterning and Gliogenesis in the Developing CNS: A Journey Through Space and Time Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Oct. 6
11 a.m.
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
PPM1G Functions as a p27 Phosphatase to Regulate Cell Cycle Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.
Oct. 6
11 a.m.
Sayali Dixit, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chronic CaMKII Phosphorylation of Ryanodine Receptor Contributes to Pathogenesis of Type II Diabetes by Altering ER Ca2+-handling Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 11
11 a.m.
Andy Berglund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
Determining the Mechanisms of MBNL1 Regulated Alternative Splicing and Targeting the Toxic RNA that causes Myotonic Dystrophy with Small Molecules Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Oct. 11 Special Time
2 p.m.
Jonathan Rodolfo Silva, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Cell Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
Deriving Multi-Scale Bioelectricity Models from Molecular Spectroscopy and Electrophysiological Recordings -
Oct. 13
11 a.m.
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
SOD2 Overexpression Suppresses Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis Robia Paulter, Ph.D.
Oct. 13
11 a.m.
Lian Sun, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Interaction of Voltage-Sensor and Gate in BK Channels Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Oct. 18
11 a.m.
Betty Pace, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Georgia Health Sciences University
Fetal Hemoglobin Induction – Effective Treatment Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease Mary Dickinson, Ph.D. (in association with IMSD)
Oct. 27
11 a.m.
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Interaction Between Cdc14B and Cdh1 in DNA Damage Repair Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 27
11 a.m.
Chang Seok Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in I4895T RyR1 Knockin Mice Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Oct. 28 Special Date/time and location
4 p.m.
RM: N315
Jeff W. M. Bulte, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology
Director, Cellular Imaging Section, Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins
Cell Tracking and Regenerative Medicine: Clinical Needs and Technological Solutions Robia Paulter, Ph.D.
Nov. 1
11 a.m.
Brenda Farrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Bobby R. Alford Dept. of Otolaryngology
Baylor College of Medicine
Measuring Forces at the Leading Edge: Developing a Force Assay for Cell Motility Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Nov. 3
11 a.m.
Gary Stinnett
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Development of a Novel Method to Image α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Concentration Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Nov. 3
11 a.m.
Guoliang Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Effect of RyR2-S2814 Phosphorylation in ISO Mediated Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Release Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 8
11 a.m.
Carol Wilusz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Colorado State University
CELF1 “Muscles In” on mRNA Decay Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Nov. 10
11 a.m.
Karlie Jones
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
p68 RNA Helicase, a Novel RNA Degradation Factor in Myotonic Dystrophy Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Nov. 15
11 a.m.
Michelle C. Barton, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
TRIM24: Tissue-Specific Interpretation by a Histone Reader James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 22
11 a.m.
Kathryn Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University
Valvular Heart Disease: Bioengineering from Bench to Bedside James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov 29
11 a.m.
Ali J. Marian, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
Molecular Genetics and Pathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomopathy Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 1
11 a.m.
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Effect of Upstream Polyadenylation on the Function of Pcf11 Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Dec. 1
11 a.m.
Lorie Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
BK Channel Openers: Mechanisms and Sites of Action Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Dec. 7
3 p.m.
Onstead Auditorium - MD Anderson in the BSRB building
Special Date & Location
2nd Annual Dr. Vernon Knight Lecture
Jeffery D. Molkentin, Ph.D.
Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati, OH
How does calcium regulate cardiac contractility and hypertrophy at the same time? Department Faculty
Dec. 13
2 p.m.
M112 - DeBakey Building
Special Time & Location
Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Pharmacology Department
Joseph Silva Endowed Chair-Cardiovascular Research
University of California, at Davis
Ca and CaMKII Signaling in Heart: Physiology And Heart Failure Xander Wehrens, M.D./Ph.D.
Dec. 15
11 a.m.
Rajeev Tajhya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Voltage Gated Potassium Channels in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Dec. 15
11 a.m.
Michael Bloch
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
High Throughput Screening for BK Channel Activators and Inhibitors Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Dec. 20
11 a.m.
Aladin Boriek, Ph.D.
Professor
Medicine-Pulmonary
Baylor College of Medicine
- Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
2012
Jan. 10
11 a.m.
Wesley Lee, M.D.
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Great Expectations – Innovations in Fetal Imaging Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 17
11 a.m.
Yoram Rudy, Ph.D.
The Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering,
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine,
Cell Biology & Physiology, Radiology, and Pediatrics
Director, Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)
Washington University in St Louis
The Molecular Basis of Cardiac Action Potential Repolarization, and ECG Imaging of Repolarization Abnormalities Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 12
11 a.m.
Eiffel Manzano
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of CaMKII Phosphorylation of RyR2 in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Pathogenesis Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 12
11 a.m.
Ross Poche, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Ronin (Thap11) in Vertebrate Retinal Development and Degeneration Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 19
11 a.m.
Jon Gengler
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Determining the Effects of Alternative Polyadenylation on Cell Behavior Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Jan. 19
11 a.m.
Qiongling Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cross Talk Between CaMKII Phosphorylation Site and PKA Phosphorylation Site on RyR2 Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 26
11 a.m.
Lele Li
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Pitx2 Prevents Susceptibility to Atrial Arrhythmias by Inhibiting Left-sided Pacemaker Specification James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 26
11 a.m.
Shyny Koshy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Potassium Channels In Asthma Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Jan. 31
11 a.m.
Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Medicine-Thrombosis
Baylor College of Medicine
Role for Serine/Threonine Phosphatases in Platelet Activation Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.
Feb. 2
11 a.m.
Arindam Chaudhury, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Post Transcriptional Regulation of Induced Myeloid Leukemia Cell Differentiation Protein (Mcl-1) in AML and CML Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Feb. 2
11 a.m.
John Leach
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo Signaling in Cardiac Regeneration James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 7
11 a.m.
Kenneth Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Mining the Cancer Genome for Functional Drivers of Oncogenesis and Metastasis Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Feb. 9
11 a.m.
Shephaine Greene, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
miR-17-92 Regulates Wnt Signaling During Heart Development James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 9
11 a.m.
Joshua Oakes
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of FKBP12 In The Heart Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Feb. 14
11 a.m.
Roeland Verhaak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Division of Quantitative Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gene Expression Subtypes Have Clinical Relevance and Provide Critical Insights into the Pathogenesis of Cancer Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Feb. 16
11 a.m.
Adan Dagnino-Acosta, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Calcium Handling and Oxidative Stress in a Mouse Model of Malignant Hyperthermia Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Feb. 16
11 a.m.
Ann Quick
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hypoxia Up regulates Angiogenesis and Synovial Cell Migration in Rheumatoid Arthritis 1st Year Student
Feb. 23
11 a.m.
Ye Tao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Explore Roles of Pitx2 in Regulating Adult Heart Function and Cardiac Differentiation James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 23
11 a.m.
Mussie Araya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Astrocyte-neuron Lactate Shuttle and Laminar Profile Functional Activity in Human Brain 1st Year Student
Feb. 28
11 a.m.
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Live Dynamic Analysis of Mammalian Embryonic Development James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
March 8
11 a.m.
Jun Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
mir-17-92 Plays a Critical Role in Face Morphogenesis James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
March 8
11 a.m.
Redwan Huq
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Involvement of ATP-sensitive Potassium (KATP) Channels in the Loss of Beta-cell Function Induced by Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide 1st Year Student
March 13
11 a.m.
Edward Cooper, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Neuronal KCNQ2/3 channels: phenotypes to function Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
March 22
11 a.m.
Todd Heallen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo Signaling in Cardiomyocyte Renewal James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
March 22
11 a.m.
Victor Piazza
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Acetylation-dependent Regulation of Endothelial Notch Signaling by the SIRT1 Deacetylase 1st Year Student
March 27
11 a.m.
Bin Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
UT - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Functional Analysis of a BRCA1 Associated Complex in Maintaining Genome Stability James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
March 28
11 a.m.
Kleberg Auditorium
Jonathan Respress
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Critical Role of RyR2 Phosphorylation During the Transition from Cardiac Hypertrophy to Heart Failure Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 30
1 p.m.
Rashieda Jonine Hatcher
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Analysis of Securin Function in Tumorigenesis and Mammary Gland Development Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
April 3
11 a.m.
Benoit G. Bruneau, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Senior Investigator
The Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Epigenetic Regulation of Heart Development James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
April 4
2:30 p.m.
Suet Nee Chen
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Human Molecular Genetic and Functional Studies Identify TRIM63, Encoding Muscle Ring Finger Protein 1, as a Novel Gene for Human Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ali Marian, M.D.
April 5
11 a.m.
William Lawrence, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Assessing the Arrhythmic Effect of Increased Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ Load in a RyR2-mediated Arrhythmic Mouse Model Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
April 5
11 a.m.
Mark Knoblauch, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Unraveling the Mechanisms Involved in Statin-induced Myopathy Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
April 12
11 a.m.
Pavel Gershovich, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hindlimb Unloading Model for Studying Microgravity–related Cardiac Dysfunction in Mice Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
April 17
11 a.m.
Aladin Boriek, Ph.D.
Professor
Medicine-Pulmonary
Baylor College of Medicine
Progress Towards’ Understanding Ventilatory Pump Fun Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
April 24
11 a.m.
Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Functional Molecular Imaging in the Brain Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
May 1
11 a.m.
Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Cardiology
The University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
SUMOylation: From Mechanism to Disease James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
May 8
11 a.m.
Eric J. Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas Medical School
Biosynthesis of Small Nuclear RNA: The Integration of the Integrator Complex Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
May 15
11 a.m.
Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
May 30
11 a.m.
Jean Philippe York
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Gas2 in Folliculogenesis and Fertility Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
June 1
11 a.m.
Constance L. Cepko, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard Medical School
Cell Fate Determination in Vertebrate Retinal Development Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
June 21
11 a.m.
Ya-Xiong Tao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Physiology, Anatomy and Pharmacology
Auburn University
Neural Melanocortin Receptor Mutations and Monogenic Obesity: Towards Personalized Medicine Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
June 26
11 a.m.

Matthew Auton, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Medicine - Thrombosis Research
Baylor College of Medicine

Conformation Dependence of Platelet Adhesion to Von Willebrand Factor Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.
Aug. 2
11 a.m.
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
and
George Rodney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Postdoc Invited Guest Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Aug. 9
11 a.m.
Pier Anne Lachance
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Integrin Alpha 9 Mechanism of Action in Lymphatic Endothelial Cells Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
Aug. 9
11 a.m.
Wei Wang, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Reduced Junctional NCX activity due to JPH2 knockdown contributes to increased calcium spark size Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Aug. 16
11 a.m.
James Culver
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A Specialized Microvascular Domain in the Neural Stem Cell Niche Mary Dikcinson, Ph.D.
Aug. 16
11 a.m.
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of vascular remodeling Mary Dikcinson, Ph.D.
Aug. 23
11 a.m.
Monica Garcia
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
FoxO1 is required proper formation of the yolk sac vascular plexus Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Aug. 23
11 a.m.
Xueyou Hu, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of KCa1.1 Channels in Rheumatoid Arthritis: from Human to Rat Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Aug. 30
11 a.m.
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
PPM1G as p27 phosphatase to regulate cell cycle Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.
Aug. 30
11 a.m.
Sayali Dixit, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of CaMKII Phosphorylation of Ryanodine Receptor type 2 in Pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 4
11 a.m.
William R. Lagor, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Molecular Approaches to Interrogate the Physiology of Novel Genes Scott A. LeMaire, M.D.
Sept. 6
11 a.m.
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Functional analysis of Cdc14 and Cdh1 in DNA repair Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 6
11 a.m.
Tiannan Wang, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic Inhibition of CaMKII-Phosphorylation of RyR2 Prevents Atrial Fibrillation Induction Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 11
11 a.m

Room N315
Richard Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry and
Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
microRNA Regulation in Stem Cells and Cancer Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Sept. 13
11 a.m.
Randy Crossland
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cerebrovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Robert Bryan, Ph.D. & Sean Marrelli, Ph.D.
Sept. 13
11 a.m.
Lian Sun, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Interaction sites between Voltage-Sensor and Gate in BK Channels Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Sept. 18
11 a.m.
Edward Glasscock, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Brain-Heart Dysfunction in the Kcna1-null Mouse Model of Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 20
11 a.m.
Sarah Shahmoradian
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cryo-Electron Tomography of Whole Neurites in their Native St Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
Sept. 20
11 a.m.
Chang Seok Lee, Ph.D.
PostdOct.oral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Pore Blocking Mutation of Skeletal Muscle Specific L-type Calcium Channel, Cav1.1 Induces Metabolic Changes Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Sept. 27
11 a.m.
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Disease Severity in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis Varies with Genetic Background Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Sept. 27
11 a.m.
Na Li, Ph.D.
Instructor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ Release via Ryanodine Receptor Type-2 Promotes Maintenance of Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 4
11 a.m.
Xiao Fang
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Activation of the p53-Induced Apoptosis by Metabolic Stress Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 4
11 a.m.
Lori Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Potential Sites of Action for Phloretin on BK Channels Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Oct. 11
11 a.m.
Karlie Jones
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR MYOTONIC DYSTROPHIES TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Oct. 11
11 a.m.
Ross Poche, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Epigenetic Regulator Ronin is Essential for Retinal Progenitor Cell Cycle Control Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Oct. 15
11 a.m.
RM 301A
Xing-Jian Lou, Ph.D.
Program Director
SBIR Development Center
National Cancer Institute
SBIR & STTR Programs: NIH/NCI Funding Opportunities for Early Stage Company, University Spin-offs & Collaborations with Small Business Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Oct. 16
11 a.m.
Yang Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UT Houston Medical School
Metabolites, Sickle Cell Disease and Novel Therapies Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 23
11 a.m.
Henry Pownall, Ph.D.
Scientist and Director of Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
A New CVD Regression Paradigm: From Molecules to Mice Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Oct. 25
11 a.m.
Gary Stinnett
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Labeling of Macrophages with novel Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticles for In vivo Imaging of Inflammation Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Oct. 25
11 a.m.
Qiongling Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic inhibition of CaMKII phosphorylation of RyR2 prevents ventricular arrhythmias in duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 30
11 a.m.
Tony Eissa, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Autophagy in Inflammation and Immunity Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 1
11 a.m.
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Post-transcriptional Regulation of the Kras Proto-oncogene Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Nov. 1
11 a.m.
Shyny Koshy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
K+ Channels on Natural Killer Cells Chirstine Beeton, Ph.D.
Nov. 7
11 a.m.
Lauire Boyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departemnt of Biology
MIT
Functional Analysis of Long non-coding RNAs in the Cardiac Lineage James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 8
11 a.m.
Lele Li
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Deletion of Pitx2 in Heart Leads to Atrial Fibrillation James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 8
11 a.m.
Stephaine Greene, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
miR-17-92 Regulates Wnt Signaling in the Epicardium James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 13
11 a.m.
Susan Bodine, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology
UC Davis School of Medicine
Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Mass by the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase, MuRF1 Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Nov. 15
11 a.m.
Postdoc invited guest
Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and the Huffington Center on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine
Physiology personnel only Postdoc Invited Guest
Nov. 27
11 a.m.
Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and the Huffington Center on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine
New Aspects if Telomere – Mediated Aging and Disease: The Telomere – Metabolism Link Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Nov. 29
11 a.m.
Eiffel Manzano
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of RyR2 and Associated Proteins in Diabetes Pathogenesis Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 29
11 a.m.
Adan Dagnino-Acosta, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Blockade of Ca2+ Influx through Cav1.1 Affects Fatigue and Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dec. 3
3 p.m.
Onstead Auditorium
Elizabeth McNally, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
University of Chicago Medicine
Genetic Modifiers of Inherited Myopathies
3rd Annual Dr. Vernon Knight Lecture Series
Dec. 4
1 p.m.
James Culver
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Microvascular Specialization in the Neural Stem Cell Niche Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dec 7
11 a.m.
Nina R. Makhortova, M.D, Ph.D.
Research Associate – Staff Scientist
Departments of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
Molecular Pathways of Spinal Muscular Atrophy James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dec. 11
11 a.m.
Mukesh Jain, M.D., FAHA
Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair and Distinguished Scientist
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Director, Case Cardiovascular Research Institute
Case Western Reserve University
KLF15 Links the Circadian Clock to Metabolism and Arrhythmogensis Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D
Dec 19
10 a.m.
RM 201A
Sarah H. Shahmoradian
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Structural Characterizations of Aggregating Proteins Relevant to Neurodegenerative Diseases Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
2013
Jan. 3
11 a.m.
John Leach
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo Signaling in Cardiac Regeneration James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 3
11 a.m.
Jun Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A Pitx2-miR-17-92/miR-106b-25 Genetic Pathway Prevents Susceptibility to Atrial Fibrillation James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 8
11 a.m.
Hui-Chen Lu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
NMNAT to the Rescue: Uncovering the Neuroprotective Mechanism of a Multifunctional Protein Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 10
11 a.m.
Joshua Oakes
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The role of FKBP12 in the heart Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Jan. 10
11 a.m.
Todd Heallen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo/Yap signaling: a developmental barrier for heart growth and regeneration James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 15
11 a.m.
A. Dean Sherry, Ph.D.
Professor
Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology (UT Dallas)
Department of Radiology; Advanced Imaging Research Center, Southwest Medical Center
Imaging Physiology & Metabolism by MRI Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Jan. 17
11 a.m.
Zhijuan (June) Cao
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chill Out and Live Longer -- Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Treatment of Stroke Sean Marrelli, Ph.D.
Jan. 17
11 a.m.
Chinwe Asomugha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Ocular Phenotyping of Transgenic Mouse Models Using Optical Coherence Tomography Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 22
11 a.m.
Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC
Professor
Director, Regenerative Medicine Research
Texas Heart Institute
Cells: A Tool for the Prevention, Treatment and `Cure´ of CVD James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 24
11 a.m.
Viktor Feketa
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Manipulating thermoregulatory responses by targeting molecular temperature sensors Sean Marrelli, Ph.D.
Jan. 24
11 a.m.
Ritural Pal Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Real-time Imaging of NADPH Oxidase Activity in Living Cells Using a Novel Fluorescent Protein Reporter George Rodney, Ph.D.
Jan. 29
11 a.m.
Elsa R. Flores, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Unraveling the Complexities of the p53 Family in Aging, Cancer and Metastasis Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.
Jan. 31
11 a.m.
Ann Quick
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Striated Muscle Preferentially Expressed Gene (SPEG) in the Heart Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 31
11 a.m.
Kayal Sabari Sankar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Transcriptome analysis of Y524S RyR1 mutant mice Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Jan. 31
3 p.m.
G. Randy Bassett
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cholesterol Determines and Limits rHDL Formation from Human Plasma Apolipoprotein A-II and Phospholipid Membranes Henry Pownall, Ph.D.
Feb. 5
11 a.m.
Sophia Tsai, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Orphan Nuclear Receptor, COUP-TFII, in Prostate Cancer Growth and Metastasis Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 7
11 a.m.
Victor Piazza
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of the Rac1 GTPase during Embryonic Vascular Remodeling Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Feb. 7
11 a.m.
Ye Tao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Function of Pitx2 in Adult Heart James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb 8
2 pm.
Karlie Jones
DISSERTATION

Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Development of Therapeutic Approaches for Myotonic Dystrophies Type 1 And Type 2 Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Feb 12
11 a.m.
William K. Decker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Dendritic Cell Comparison of MHC Class I and II Antigens and the Regulation of Th-1 Immunity: Implications for Cancer Immunotherapy Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Feb. 14
11 a.m.
Mussie Araya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The piezoelectric outer hair cell William E. Brownell, Ph.D.
Feb. 14
11 a.m.
Shumain Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Nox2-Dependent Redox Regulation of Calcium Influx in Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle George Rodney, Ph.D.
Feb. 19
11 a.m.
Yusuf A. Hannun, M.D.
Professor
Director of Stony Brook Cancer Center
Stony Brook Medicine
Sphingomyelinases in Cell Regulation Tony Eissa, Ph.D.
Feb. 21
11 a.m.
Redwanb Huq
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Antioxidant carbon nanoparticles as a therapy for rheumatoid arthritis? Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Feb. 21
11 a.m.
Margarita Bonilla, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Pitx2 directly regulates Bmp4 transcription to restrict facial bone deposition James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 28
11 a.m.
James Loehr
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Journal Club - Amplification of proinflammatory phenotype, damage, and weakness by oxidative stress in the diaphragm muscle of mdx mice. Jong-Hee Kim and John M. Lawler. 1st Year
Feb. 28
11 a.m.
Mark Knoblaugh, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
RyR1 mutant mice exhibit enhanced sensitivity to an acute dose of simvastatin Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
March 5
11 a.m.
Richard N. Sifers, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Biological Insights into a Conformational Disease: Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
March 12
11 a.m.
John Lawler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
nNos as a Sensor of Dynamic Stress and Strain in Muscle: Transduction Through Redox Signaling Geroge Rodney, Ph.D.
March 14
11 a.m.
Steven Addison
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Journal Club - Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1. By: Robert Ramer
1st Year
March 14
11 a.m.
Arindam Chaudhury, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A piggyBac Based Bi-Fluorescent Reporter for Scalable In vitro and In vivo Analysis of 3'-Untranslated Region-mediated Gene Regulation Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
March 19
11 a.m.
Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Medicine
Senior Investigator and Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
Novel Molecular Actions that Improve Metabolic Health Henri Bayle, Ph.D.
March 21
11 a.m.
Nejla Yosef
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Journal club - Twist1 Induces CCL2 and Recruits Macrophages to Promote Angiogenesis By Janine M. Low-Marchelli, Veronica C. Ardi, Edward A. Vizcarra, et al. 1st Year
March 21
11 a.m.
Ge Tao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo and Pitx2 in Cardiac Regeneration James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
March 26
1 p.m.
Onstead Auditorium - MD Anderson
Marc Montminy, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology
J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation Fundation Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The Yin and Yang of cAMP Signaling in Metabolic Tissues VALE LECTURE
April 2
11 a.m.
Huaizhu Wu, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine - Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Monocytes, Inflammation and Atherogenesis Henry Pownall, Ph.D.
April 4
11 a.m.
Tanner Monroe
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Journal Clu: Photomechanical Responses in Drosophila Photoreceptors. By Roger C. Hardie and Kristian Franze 1st Year
April 4
11 a.m.
Jonathan Respress, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiac Monitoring of Chagas Disease in Mice Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
April 9
11 a.m.
Melissa Anne Suter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Alterations of the Fetal Primate Epigenome with Maternal High Fat Diet Exposure Kjersti Marie Aagaard, M.D.
April 16
11 a.m.
Joseph Hyser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Viology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Disruption of Cellular Calcium by the Rotavirus Viroporin NSP4 Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
April 30
11 a.m.
Shane R. Cunha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology/Pharmacology
UT Heatlh Science Center Medical School
Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Domain Specialization by Adaptor Proteins Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
May 7
11 a.m.
Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cell and Regulatory Biology
UT Heatlh Science Center Medical School
cAMP Effector Pathways in Myogenesis and Muscle Regeneration Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.
May 14
11 a.m.
Darrell Wu, M.D.
General Surgery Resident
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of the NLRP3 Inflammasome in Thoracic Aortic Disease Scott A. LeMaire, M.D.
May 21
11 a.m.
Dos Sarbassov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Unraveling mTOR Signaling:From Two Complexes to Nuclear Dynamics Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.
May 28
11 a.m.
Richard Lang, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Director of the Visual Systems Group
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
-Macrophages, Wnts and Light in the Regulation of Vascular Development Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
June 4
11 a.m.
Tomasz Zal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology
The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Visualizing Anti-Tumor Immune Surveillance In the Lung Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
June 12
1 p.m.
Xiao Fang
DISSERTATION

Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Aneuploidy Checkpoint Suppresses Tumorigenesis by Promoting Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
June 25
11 a.m.
Dongfang Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Human Immunobiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Cytotoxic and Inhibitory Immunology Synapses Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
June 27
2 p.m.
Randy Crossland
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cerebrovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Robert Bryan Jr., Ph.D.
Sean Marrelli, Ph.D.
July 25
2 p.m.
Pier-Anne LaChance
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Integrin α9 in Lymphangiogensis and Immunity Eva Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D.
Aug. 8
11 a.m.
Arindam Chaudhury, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Polyribosome profiling to define role of post-transcriptional gene regulation during epithelial to mesenchymal transition - A developing story Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Aug. 15
11 a.m.
Joseph Fachini
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Post-transcriptional regulation of the Kras proto-oncogene Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Aug. 22
11 a.m.
Han Lin
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Functional analysis of Cdc14 and Cdh1 in DNA DSB repair Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Aug. 29
11 a.m.
Chuang Sun
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
PPM1G Regulates Cell Cycle as a p27 Phosphatase Xin-Hua Feng, Ph.D.
Aug 29
11 a.m.
Geo Tao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Pitx2 in Myocardial Regeneration James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 3
11 a.m.
Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Ca2+ Influx via Cav1.1 Regulates Skeletal Muscle Fatty Acid Uptake, Metabolic Rate, and Body Fat
Sept. 5
11 a.m.
Taeko Inoue
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
In vivo Molecular Imaging of Lymph Nodes Using Novel MRI Contrast Agents Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Sept. 5
11 a.m.
Shumin Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Src mediates redox dependent sarcolemmal calcium influx in dystrophic skeletal muscle George Rodney, Ph.D.
Sept. 9
1 p.m.
Monica Garcia
DISSERTATION
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
FoxO1 is required for arterial specification in the mouse yolk sac Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Sept. 10
11 a.m.
Lubov Timchenko, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
RNA Repeats in Myotonic Dystrophies: From Cellular Toxicity to Therapy
Sept. 12
11 a.m.
Gary Stinnett
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Labeling of Macrophages with novel Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticles for In vivo Imaging of Inflammation Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Sept. 12
11 a.m.
Stephanie Greene, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
miR-17-92 regulates Wnt signaling in the epicardium James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Sept. 17
RM: 301A
11 a.m.

Stephan Lehnart
Professor
Translational Cardiology, University of Goettingen

Joint seminar with CVRI

Live Cell Super-Resolution in Heart Disease – Towards Quantitative Nanopathology Concepts in Excitation-Contraction Coupling

Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 19
11 a.m.
John Leach
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo Signaling Inhibits Cardiac Regeneration James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 19
11 a.m.
Rituraj Pal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
NADPH oxidase leads apoptosis via autophagy pathway in neurodegenerative disease model George Rodney, Ph.D.
Oct. 1
11 a.m.
Corey Reynolds, Ph.D.
Director, Mouse Phenotyping Core
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Mouse Phenotyping Core “More Than an Imaging Facility” .
Oct. 8
11 a.m.
Irina Larina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Dynamic Analysis of Developmental MechanismsThrough Live Embryonic Imaging .
Oct. 10
11 a.m.
Guojun Lu
Postdoctoral Associate Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
K104 acetylation of Tip60 is important for its function in metabolic stress induced apoptosis Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 10
11 a.m.
Jonathan Respress, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiac RyR2 Phosphorylation following Long-Term Simulated Microgravity Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 15
11 a.m.
Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Travels with Teeny - -Imaging and Therapeutic Nanotechnology Applications in Brain and Liver .
Oct. 22
11 a.m.
William Lagor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Lipoatrophy in Mice Lacking the Arv1 Lipid Transporter .
Oct. 24
11 a.m.
Rajeev Tajhya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Functional switch in potassium channels in myotonic dystrophy type 1 impairs myogenesis Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Oct. 24
11 a.m.
Liang Sun, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Voltage-Sensor/Gate coupling in BK channels Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Oct. 29
11 a.m.
Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Targeting Kv1.3 Channels in T Lymphocytes to Treat Autoimmune Diseases and Asthma .
Oct. 31
11 a.m.
Mussie Araya
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Electromechanical Signaling in Neurons William E. Brownell, Ph.D.
Oct. 31
11 a.m.
Lorie Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
State-dependence of BK Channel Allosteric Modulators: What We've Learned from Phloretin Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
Nov. 5
11 a.m.
Ergun Sahin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Role of Telomeres and Telomerase in Aging and Cancer .
Nov. 7
11 a.m.
Richard N. Sifers, Ph.D.
Professor
Pathology
Baylor College of Medicine
. POSTDOC Invitied Guest
Nov. 19
11 a.m.
Ross Poché, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Ronin (Thap11) is a Novel Epigenetic Regulator of Retinal Progenitor Cell Proliferation .
Nov. 21
11 a.m.
Redwan Huq
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Carbon Nanotechnology: A New Frontier for Treating Autoimmune Disease Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
Nov. 21
11 a.m.
Qiongling Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Crosstalk between Oxidation and Phosphorylation of RyR2 in Mice with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 26
11 a.m.
Steen Pedersen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Conformational Regulation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors .
Dec 10
11 a.m.
James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Hippo Signaling in Heart Regeneration .
2014
Jan. 2
11 a.m.
Tanner Monroe
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Yap and Cardiomyocyte Mechano-transcription Coupling George Rodney, Ph.D.
Jan. 2
11 a.m.
Ryan Udan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Live Imaging of Postimplantation Mouse Embryos by Lightsheet Microscopy Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 7
11 a.m.
Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Important Role for Abnormal Calcium Release in Atrial Fibrillation Progression .
Jan. 9
11 a.m.
Nejla Yosef
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Establishing a Hierarchy of Pro-angiogenic Properties of Different Classes of Macrophages Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Jan. 9
11 a.m.
Jun Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
A Pitx2-microRNA Pathway in Atrial Fibrillation James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 14
11 a.m.
Joseph H. Bayle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chemically Regulated Protein Alleles in Mammalian Development .
Jan. 23
11 a.m.
Reem-Sharon Abo-Zahrah
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Autophagy is Defective in Collagen VI Muscular Dystrophies, and Its Reactivation Rescues Myofiber Degeneration”
By Paolo Grumati
1st year - Journal Club
Jan. 23
11 a.m.
Jim Loehr
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of HMGB1 in Autophagy and Inflammation in mdx Mice George Rodney, Ph.D.
Feb. 4
11 a.m.
Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Director, Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Dynamic Imaging of Vessel Remodeling .
Feb. 18
11 a.m.
Mostafa. Waleed Gaber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Radiation Injury: Can We Measure It? Can We Mitigate It?” Robia Pautler, Ph.D.
Feb. 25
11 a.m.
Amina Qutub, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University
Systems Analysis of Angiogenic Cell Phenotypes Irina Larina, Ph.D.
March 4
11 a.m.
Michael J. Heffernan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
Department of Pediatrics of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Drug Delivery Systems for Vaccines and Biotherapeutics Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
March 11
11 a.m.
Raymond Grill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
UTHSC, Medical School
Chemotherapeutic Resistance in Spinal Cord Injury: Lessions from the Cancer Field Christine Beeton, Ph.D.
March 18
11 a.m.
George G. Rodney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
NADPH Oxidase-Mediated Redox Signaling: Putting a Brake on Autophagy .
March 20
11 a.m.
Vakul Mohanty
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
"Many human large intergenic noncoding RNAs associate with chromatin-modifying complexes and affect gene expression”
By :Ahmad M. Khalila, Mitchell Guttman, Eric S. Landera, and John L. Rinna
1st year - Journal Club
March 20
11 a.m.
Chinwe Asomugha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Ocular Phenotyping: What Can We See With OCT? Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
March 25
12 p.m.
Toshinori Hoshi, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Large-conductance calcium- and voltage-gated potassium channels, blood pressure and fish oil (pills) Frank Horrigan, Ph.D.
March 27
11 a.m.
Brandon August
Graduate Student
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
"Telomere dysfunction and activation of alternative lengthening of telomeres in B-lymphocytes infected by Epstein-Barr virus" By SA Kamranvar, X Chen and MG Masucci 1st year - Journal Club
March 27
11 a.m.
Kelly Moore, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
Nano-Antioxidants Improve Axonal Transport Deficits in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Robia Pautler, Ph.D