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Outstanding Scientists Present Seminars
Thursdays at 4:00 PM-First Floor MSB Auditorium

USA College of Medicine Basic Science Departments invite Distinguished Scientists from other academic institutions to present seminars describing their latest research findings. The seminars are presented on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. in the first floor auditorium in the Medical Sciences Building. Faculty, Staff and Students are strongly encouraged to attend as we welcome these outstanding scientists.

2013-2014 Distinguished Scientist Series

UPCOMING LECTURES

April 17, 2014

Denise Monack, Ph.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology                    Host: Dr. Jon Audia
Speaker's Affiliation: Stanford College of Medicine
Seminar Title: "The Yin and Yang of Persistent Salmonella Infections" https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/denise-monack

April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Grimm, Ph.D.
Department: Mitchell Cancer Institute                Host: Dr. Laurie Owen
Speaker's Affiliation: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Seminar Title: “Inflammatory molecules supporting human melanoma cell survival: a view of molecules, pathways, mechanisms and targeting”  

May 1, 2014

Joan Taylor, Ph.D.
Department: Biochemistry                      Host: Dr. Steve Lim
Speaker's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Seminar Title: “Coordinated regulation of actin and membrane dynamics by GRAF Rho-GAPs: implications in muscular dystrophy and hypertension”

 

 

May 8, 2014

Gerald Hart, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology                 Host: Dr. Eugene Cioffi
Speaker's Affiliation: John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Seminar Title:“Nutrient Regulation of Signaling & Transcription by O-GlcNAcylation: Roles in Diabetes, Cancer and Neurodegeneration”  http://biolchem.bs.jhmi.edu/pages/facultydetail.aspx?FID=83 

  

PREVIOUS LECTURES

September 12, 2013

Jarrod Fortwendel, Ph.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Speaker's Affiliation: USA Assistant Professor, COM Microbiology
Seminar Title: "Morphogenesis And Virulence: Targeting Fungal-Specific Aspects Of A Conserved Eukaryotic Pathway"  

September 26, 2013

Mark Taylor, Ph.D.
Robert Barrington, Ph.D.
Jared McLendon
Department: McLendon, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Taylor, Physiology; Barrington, Microbiology and Immunology
Host: Dr. Jonathan Scammell
Speaker's Affiliation: USA College of Medicine
Seminar Title: New Technology Forum-Nikon A1R Confocal Laser Microscope System; Kimtron IC-32 Biological Irradiator; Visual Sonics VEVO 770 High Resolution Ultrasound

October 3, 2013

Marc Nivet, Ed.D.
Department: Dean's Office
Host: Dr. Johnson Haynes
Speaker's Affiliation: Chief Diversity Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
Seminar Title: To Be Announced
https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/july10/136412/reframing_the_narrative.html

 

October 24, 2013

Carl Hauser, M.D.
Department: Pharmacology & Surgery
Host: Dr. William Richards
Speaker's Affiliation: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Seminar Title: Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns                                                                                                       http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Surgery-Research/Acute-Care-Surgery-and-Critical-Care/Carl-Hauser.aspx

 

October 31, 2013

Eric R. Lafontaine, Ph.D.
Department:  Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. Mary Burtnick
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Georgia
Seminar Title: To Be Announced                                                                                                                                                                  http://vet.uga.edu/id/people/lafontaine-e

November 7, 2013

Richard Myers, Ph.D.
Department: Mitchell Cancer Institute
Host: Dr. Laurie Owen                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Speaker's Affiliation: Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Seminar Title: To Be Announced http://www.hudsonalpha.org/node/64

November 21, 2013

Lynn Chronister
Department: VP Office of Research and Economic Development                                                 
Speaker's Affiliation: University of South Alabama

Seminar TitleEntrepreneurship with the University of South Alabama: Resources and Discussion and Q&A

 

January 16, 2014

Andrew Alspaugh, M.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology             Host: Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel
Speaker's Affiliation: Duke University School of Medicine
Seminar Title:http://mgm.duke.edu/microbial/mycology/alspaugh/  

February 13, 2014-CANCELED

Ann Richmond, Ph.D.

Department: Mitchell Cancer Institute            Host: Dr. Laurie Owen
Speaker's Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Seminar Title: "The tumor microenvironment-a key component of response to melanoma therapy"

February 20, 2014

Douglas Wallace, Ph.D.
Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience                    Host: Dr. Mikhail Alexeyev
Speaker's Affiliation: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Seminar Title: TBA http://www.chop.edu/doctors/wallace-douglas-c.html?view=1

February 27, 2014

Chad Dickey, Ph.D.
Department: Biochemistry & Comparative Medicine                Host: Dr. Donna Cioffi
Speaker's Affiliation: University of South Florida
Seminar Title: "The Hsp90 machine as a mechanistic hub for neurological disorders"  

March 6, 2014

Christine M. Szymanksi, Ph.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology                      Host: Dr. Paul Brett
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Alberta
Seminar Title: TBA  http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/faculty/christine_szymanski/  

 

March 13, 2014

Joel Andrews, Ph.D., Manager
Department: Comparative Medicine                  Host: Dr. Jonathan Scammell
Speaker's Affiliation: USA Mitchell Cancer Institute
Seminar Title: Cellular and Biomolecular Imaging Facility at the MCI  

March 20, 2014

Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., President and CEO
Department: Research and Economic Development                  Host: Ms. Lynne Chronister
Speaker's Affiliation: Southern Research Institute
Seminar Title: “Trends in Drug Delivery and Medical Devices”

 

April 10, 2014

Hanjoong Jo, Ph.D.

Department: Biochemistry           Host: Dr. Steve Lim
Speaker's Affiliation: Emory University
Seminar Title: "Bad blood flow induces atherosclerosis by microRNAs that control metalloproteinase activation"

 

 

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