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Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

2018 Seminar Archive

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December 2018

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Dec. 4
Deborah Yelon, Ph.D., Special Postdoc invited Speaker, Professor, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, Division of Biological Sciences at University of California, San Diego, presenting: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Cardiac Architecture in Zebrafish.

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November 2018

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Nov. 1
Vaibhav Deshmukh, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: TBA. Mentor: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Nov. 1
Satadru Lahiri, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: A Novel Calpain-Mediated Regulation of Junctophilin-2 (JPH2) in Heart Failure. Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Nov. 8
Henry Le, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Vessel Remodeling During Allantois Development: Establishing Embryo-Placenta Blood Circulation. Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Nov. 8
Nanbing Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Ascc2 as a novel regulator of cardiac development. Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Nov. 13
Joe N. Kornegay, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University. Presenting: AAV-Micro-Dystrophin Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Nov. 14
Nejla Yosef - DISSERTATION DEFENSE 1:00 p.m. Rm 201A, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Pro-angiogenic and Pro-neurogenic Properties of Mouse Yolk-Sac-Derived Embryonic Macrophages. Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Nov. 20
Andrew Grimson, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics at Cornell University. Presenting: MicroRNA Regulation of the Immune System

Nov. 27
Anthony B. Firulli, Ph.D., Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana School of Medicine. Presenting: A Hand at the Beat of your Heart.

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October 2018

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Oct. 11
Brandon August, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Uncharted Territory: Developing Tools to Understand Human Telomerase. Mentor: Ergun Sahin, M.D., Ph.D.

Oct. 11
Alexander Herman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Studies in neurovascular physiology and disease. Mentor: Joshua Wythe, Ph.D.

Oct. 16
James Ervasti, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics. Distinguished Scholar and Research Director Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at University of Minnesota. Presenting: Eccentric Contraction-Induced Force Drop in Dystrophic Muscle: Injury or Circuit Breaker?

Oct. 18
Alexandria Doerfler, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of the Mevalonate Pathway in Intestinal Lipid Absorption. Mentor: William Lagor, Ph.D.

Oct. 18
Marco De Giorgi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Acute Liver-Specific Deletion of HMG-CoA Reductase Results in Depletion of Essential Isoprenoids and ER Stress. Mentor: William Lagor, Ph.D.

Oct. 23
Kory J. Lavine, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Presenting: Leveraging Immune Cell Diversity for the Treatment of Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure.

Oct. 30
Richard Lang, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Ophthalmology and Director, Visual Systems Group at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Presenting: The Atypical opsins in Developmental, Homeostasis and Disease

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September 2018

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Sept. 6
Christian Valladolid, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Targeting the fibrin-clot network to ameliorate consumptive coagulopathy. Mentor: Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

Sept. 6
Tanya Cully, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Can NADPH oxidase 4 regulate RyR calcium leak in skeletal muscle? Mentor: George Rodney, Ph.D.

Sept. 10
Michael Dyer, Ph.D., Chair, Developmental Neurobiology Department, Co-Leader, Developmental Biology & Solid Tumor Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Presenting: Cellular Pliancy in Development and Disease

Sept. 18
Eroboghene Ubogu, M.D., Professor, Director, Division of Neuromuscular Disease at UAB School of Medicine. Presenting: Glial-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF): An Essential Paracrine Regulator of the Blood-Nerve Barrier

Sept. 20
Mussie Araya, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Non-Genomic Nativism: Optimization of Mammalian Brain Wiring Through Tension.

Sept. 20
Amy Hanna, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Mechanisms of calsequestrin-linked myopathy in skeletal muscle. Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Sept. 25
Dexter L. Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Howard University School of Medicine. Presenting: Hypertension: Inflammatory Markers and Urinary Exosomes.

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August 2018

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Aug. 30
Tanner Monroe, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Active Yap reprograms chromatin accessibility to promote cardiomyocyte renewal in adult mice. Mentor: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Aug. 30
Annita Achilleos, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Ronin (Thap11) mutation results in a novel syndrome impacting vitamin B12 metabolism and ribosome biogenesis. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

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June 2018

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June 5
Jason Karch, Ph.D., Instructor, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Presenting: Role of the Adenine Nucleotide Translocator Family in the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore and the Identification of Novel Regulators of Necrotic Cell Death.

June 7
Vihang Narkar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases at UT Health Science Center at Houston. Presenting: Nuclear Receptors, Muscle Aerobics & A Winding Road to Exercise Mimicry.

June 14
Md. Abul Hassan Samee, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Fellow, The Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco. Presenting; Decoding Regulatory Information from DNA Sequence and Structure.

June 26
Shang Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: In vivo Dynamics of Mouse Reproduction: Oviduct Cilia, Oocytes, and Sperm. Mentor: Irina Larina, Ph.D.

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May 2018

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May 1
James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine and Director, Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab, Texas Heart Institute. Presenting: Introduction of Adult Cardiogenesis in Mammals.

May 8
Gyorgy Hajnoczky, M.D., Ph.D., Raphael Rubin Professor, Director, MitoCare Center for Mitochondrial Imaging Research and Diagnostics Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Presenting: Calcium and ROS Regulation at the ER-Mitochondrial Interface.

May 15
Eric Ahrens, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiology at University of California San Diego. Presenting: Emerging Technologies for Cellular-Molecular MRI.

May 22
Rong Wong, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery, Director, Laboratory for Accelerated Vascular Research at University of California, San Francisco. Presenting: Notch Signaling in Arterial and Venous Programming and Reprogramming.

May 31
Valerie Jordan - DISSERTATION DEFENSE, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting- The Role of FREM2 and FRAS1 in the Development of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Mentor: Daryl A. Scott, M.D., Ph.D.

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April 2018

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April 3
Jeffrey O. Bush, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology and Program in Craniofacial Biology at University of California at San Francisco. Presenting: Eph/ephrin Signaling in Morphogenesis and Congenital Disease

April 5
Yuan Chang, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting- Journal Club Article: “Dexras1 is a homeostatic regulator of exercise-dependent proliferation and cell survival in the hippocampal neurogenic niche". Mentor: 1st-year

April 5
Zoel Quinonez, M.D., 1st-year CSTP Master Student, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology- Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Functional connectivity of the brain in a rat model of anesthetic neurotoxicity and evaluation of the effects of anesthesia on brain biochemistry. Mentor: Robia Pautler, Ph.D.

April 12
Hanna Campbell, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of Striated Muscle Preferentially Expressed Protein Kinase in Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation. Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

April 17
Suzanne E. Lapi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Advanced Imaging Facility, Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Presenting: TBA

April 19
Valentin Cracan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Presenting: Genetically Encoded Tools for Compartment-Specific Manipulation of NAD+/NADH and NADP+ /NADPH in Living Cells.

April 24
Monte M. Winslow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Presenting: Molecular Determinants of Lung Cancer Growth and Metastasis.

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March 2018

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March 6
Andrea Berman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. Presenting: Governing Translation: LARP1 Inhibits Protein Synthesis at the Most Fundamental Level.

March 12
Lele Li / DISSERTATION. Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Loss of Pitx2 in regenerating cardiomyocytes leads to ventricular fat deposition. Mentor: James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

March 13
Christopher J. Lingle, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Presenting: The many faces of BK channels: function, stoichiometry, physiology.

March 20
Murali Prakriya, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology. Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Presenting: The Molecular Physiology of Store-Operated Calcium Channels.

March 22
Carlos Flores Suarez, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting - Journal Club Article: Reconstitution in vitro of the entire cycle of the mouse female germ line. Mentor: 1st-year

March 22
Mia Furgurson, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting - Journal Club Article: Development of a primary human small intestine-on-a-chip using biopsy-derived organoids. Mentor: 1st-year

March 29
Molly Starkovich, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting- Journal Club Article: “Modulation of tissue repair by regeneration enhancer elements". BA. Mentor: 1st-year

March 29
Rachel Yee, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting - Journal Club Article: “Hypoxia and hypoxia inducible factor-1α are required for normal endometrial repair during menstruation". Mentor: 1st-year

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February 2018

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Feb. 6
Roger Hajjar, M.D., Professor and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, and the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Presenting: Calcium Cycling Proteins in Experimental & Human Cardiomyopathies

Feb. 8
Andrew Lopez, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Early-Embryonic Vertebrate-Heart Biomechanics. Mentor: Irina Larina, Ph.D.

Feb. 8
Tarah Word, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Assessing the Efficacy of Novel RYR2 Inhibitor drugs n a iPSC-CM Pre-clinical Disease Model of CPVT. Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Feb. 13
Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Director Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Role of Junctophilin-2 in Cardiac Health and Disease

Feb. 20
Joel Neilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Post-Transcriptional and Post-Translational Control of Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition in a Breast Epithelial Model.

Feb. 25
John Martin, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of FKBP12 and RyR1 Phosphorylation in Skeletal Muscle. Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Feb 25
Tiffany Chern, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Hcfc1 A115V mouse model of a novel cobalamin deficiency syndrome. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

Feb. 22
Amber Christenson, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Regulation and Impact of Ubiquitylation of CELFl on EMT and Tumor Progression in Breast Cancer. Mentor: Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Feb. 22
Huanan Shi, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Mapping Somatostatin (SST) – Peptidergic and GABAergic Neurons in Brainstem Respiratory Centers. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

Feb. 27
Yi Li, Professor, Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Understanding the Evolution from Precancerous Lesions to Cancer in the Breast

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January 2018

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Jan. 11
Alexandria Doerfler, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of the Mevalonate Pathway in Intestinal Lipid Absorption Mentor: William Lagor, Ph.D.

Jan. 11
Ann Quick, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The role of junctophilin-2 in hypertrophic cardiac remodeling Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 18
Hanna Campbell, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of Striated Muscle Preferentially Expressed Protein Kinase in Atrial Fibrillation Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 18
Henry Le, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Vessel Remodeling During Allantois Development: Establishing Embryo-Placenta Blood Circulation Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Jan. 25
Benjamin Hall, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Hippo Pathway Regulation of Retinal Regeneration Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

Jan. 25
Annita Achilleos, Ph.D., Research Associate, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Ronin (Thapll) mutation results in a novel syndrome impacting vitamin B12 metabolism and ribosome biogenesis. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

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January 2018

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Jan. 11
Alexandria Doerfler, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of the Mevalonate Pathway in Intestinal Lipid Absorption Mentor: William Lagor, Ph.D.

Jan. 11
Ann Quick, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The role of junctophilin-2 in hypertrophic cardiac remodeling Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 18
Hanna Campbell, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of Striated Muscle Preferentially Expressed Protein Kinase in Atrial Fibrillation Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 18
Henry Le, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Vessel Remodeling During Allantois Development: Establishing Embryo-Placenta Blood Circulation Mentor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.

Jan. 25
Benjamin Hall, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Hippo Pathway Regulation of Retinal Regeneration Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

Jan. 25
Annita Achilleos, Ph.D., Research Associate, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Ronin (Thapll) mutation results in a novel syndrome impacting vitamin B12 metabolism and ribosome biogenesis. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.