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Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

2019 Seminar Archive

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June 2019

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June 6 Dr. Wylie W. Vale, Jr. 2019 Memorial Lecture
Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Precision Environmental Health, Alkek Presidential Chair in Environmental Health and Professor in the Departments of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: How Our Early Life Environment Determines Our Metabolic Health as Adults

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May 2019

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May 7
Ralph Marcucio, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Francisco School of Medicine. Presenting: Life and Death in the Transition Zone: Mechanisms of Bone Regeneration

May 14
Anne Eichmann, Ph.D., Ensign Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. Presenting: Vascular Patterning in Development and Disease

May 21
Jamie Cate, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Berkeley College of Chemistry. Presenting: Selective Stalling of Human Translation: Potential for New Therapeutics

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April 2019

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April 2
Leeyean Wong, Ph.D. and Kathrina "Kat" Marcelo, Grad Students Only: Leeyean Wong, Ph.D., Clinical Studies Coordinator, Dermatology and Kathrina "Kat" Marcelo, Admin Director, Research Program, Thoracic Head & Neck Medical Oncology both at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Round table discussion: How Ph.D.s could fit into positions pertaining to clinical trial operations/administration."

April 4
Larry Scott, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Investigating the Role of NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation in Obesity-induced AF Development. Mentor: Na Li, Ph.D.

April 4
Tarah Word, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Assessing the Efficacy of Novel RYR2 Inhibitor, EL20, in iPSC-CMs from a Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Patient Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

April 9
Felix Hausch, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry at Technical University of Darmstadt Germany. Presenting: Academic drug discovery for FK506-binding proteins.

April 11
Huanan Shi, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Mapping inhibitory neurons within neural circuits critical to distinct aspects of respiratory function. Mentor: Russell Ray, Ph.D.

April 11
Jin Hong, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The metabolic phenotype of muscle-specific FKBP12 knockout mice Mentor: Susan Hamilton, Ph.D.

April 16
Damiel Turnbull, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Radiology, Pathology, and Structural Biology Program at New York University School of Medicine Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. Invited speaker for the 4th Annual Small Animal Imaging Facility.

April 18
Reem Abo-Zahrah, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Role of Acetylation in Regulating Pathophysiology of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mentor: George Rodney, Ph.D.

April 18
Mohit Hulsurkar, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Overexpression of NDPKc Promotes Proarrhythmic Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Signaling in Atria Mentor: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

April 30
Stephen G. Young, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Edwin W. Carter Chair in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Presenting: LPL and GPIHBP1, Partners in Intravascular Triglyceride Metabolism

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March 2019

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March 19
Neil Chi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic and Cardiac Tissue Harvest and Biorepository Core at UC-San Diego. Presenting: A Change of Heart: Cellular and Genetic Dissection of Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration.

March 26
Anthony Leung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Presenting: Are Stress Granules up to PAR?

March 28
Tiffany Chern, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: HCFC1: A new transcriptional regulator coupling vitamin B12 metabolism to neural crest development. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.

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February 2019

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Feb. 7
Molly Starkovich, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: TBX5, Hippo and Heart Regeneration. Mentor:James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Feb. 19
Henri Bayle, Ph.D., Senior Director at Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Houston. Presenting: Two Dimensional Regulation of CAR-T and CAR-NK Cell Therapy with Orthogonal Molecular Switches

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January 2019

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Jan. 10
Emuejevoke Olokpa, Ph.D. , Postodcoal Fellow. Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Post-translational regulatory mechanisms impacting CELF1’s role in disease. Mentor: Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Jan. 10
Rachel Yee, Graduate Student. Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The role of junctin in skeletal muscle disease. Mentor: Susan L. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Jan. 15
Jeffrey B. Karp, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Center for Nanomedicine and Division of Engineering in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Presenting: Toward Accelerated Medical Innovation

Jan. 17
Ann Quick, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Role of Junctophilin-2 in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Mentor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 17
Carlos Flores Suárez, Graduate student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Arteriovenous specification and patterning. Mentor: Joshua Wythe, Ph.D.

Jan. 22
Valerie Anne Wallace, Ph.D. - Invited Graduate Student Speaker. Senior Scientist and Co-Director, Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at Krembil Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. Presenting: Material Exchange Between Donor and Host Photoreceptors: A New Way of Thinking About Retinal Cell Transplantation

Jan. 24
Tanner Monroe - DISSERTATION - Graduate student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Active YAP Promotes Adult Cardiogenesis Mentors: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D. and George Rodeny, Ph.D.

Jan. 24
Yuan Chang, Graduate student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Defining the Role of Adrenergic Receptors in Respiratory Control Mentor: Ray Russel, Ph.D.

Jan. 24
Tara Rasmussen, Instructor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Mouse Gyg Gene Disruption Develops a Fetal Cardiomyopathy

Jan. 29
Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director, Center for Image-Guided Animal Therepy and Cardiovascular Intervention Section Head, Division of MR Research Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiology Science at Johns Hopkins University. Presenting: Microencapsulation for Treating Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity

Jan. 31
Mia Furgurson, Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: Correction of Familial Hypercholesterolemia using Somatic Genome Editing. Mentor: William Lagor, Ph.D.

Jan. 31
Elda Rueda, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Baylor College of Medicine. Presenting: The Hippo Pathway Blocks Mammalian Retinal Muller Glial Cell Reprogramming. Mentor: Ross Poché, Ph.D.