University of South Alabama

 

 

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.

2015-2016 Distinguished Scientist Series

UPCOMING LECTURES

November 5, 2015

Mary Burtnick, Ph.D.

Department:Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. David Wood
Speaker's Affiliation: University of South Alabama, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Seminar Title: “Melioidosis and Glanders: Molecular Aspects of Pathogenesis”

2015-2016 Distinguished Scientist Series

PAST LECTURES

August 13, 2015

Special Lecture

Colonel Matthew Martin, M.D.

Department: Pharmacology/Surgery
Host: Dr. Mark Gillespie and Dr. William Richards
Speaker's Affiliation: Trauma Medical Director, Chief of Surgical Research, Madigan Army Medical Center
Seminar Title: "Hemorrhagic Shock and Demand-Side Economics: From the Battlefield to the Bench"

 

September 10, 2015

Wen-Cheng Xiong, Ph.D.

Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Host: Dr. Steve Lim
Speaker's Affiliation: Georgia Regents University
Seminar Title:“Retromer, Neural Development and Neurodegenerative Disorders”

 

September 17, 2015

Janice Endsley, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. Mary Burtnick
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Seminar Title:"Mycobacterium tuberculosis reactivation in the setting of HIV co-infection"

 

September 24, 2015

Lucio Miele, M.D., Ph.D.

Department: Mitchell Cancer Institute
Host: Dr. Seema Singh
Speaker's Affiliation: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Seminar Title:“Notch in Breast Cancer – From Bench to Bedside and Back”

October 8, 2015

Isaac O Kibwage, Ph.D.
Department: USA Office of Research and Economic Development
Host: Ms. Lynne Chronister
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor and Principal, University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences
Seminar Title: "On-going Research Projects in Health Sciences"
 

October 15, 2015-Canceled

Jose Fernandez Montequin, M.D.
Department: USA Office of Research and Economic Development
Host: Dr. Andrew Byrd
Speaker's Affiliation: Surgeon and Professor, Medical University of Havana
Seminar Title: "Changing Paradigms in the Research and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers"

  

October 22, 2015

Hengming Ke, Ph.D.
Department: Mitchell Cancer Institute
Host: Dr. Gary Piazza
Speaker's Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Seminar Title: TBA--http://www.unc.edu/~hke/banner.html

 

 

 

2014-2015 Distinguished Scientist Series

PAST LECTURES

October 2, 2014

David Dean, Ph.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. David Wood
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Gene Therapy:Translating Basic Science to the ICU."
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/profiles/display/136146

 

October 23, 2014

Troy Stevens, Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Mary Townsley
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Director, Center for Lung Biology, University of South Alabama
Seminar Title: "From cAMP to a Tauopathy of the Lung"

 

November 6, 2014

Jose F. Perez-Zoghbi, Ph.D.
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Host: Dr. William Gerthoffer
Speaker's Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Physiology Department, Texas Tech University Health Sciences, Lubbock, TX
Seminar Title: "Regulation of smooth muscle contraction in small airways and the potential use of flavonoids to treat asthma"

 

November 13, 2014

Ann Richmond, Ph.D.
Department: MCI
Host: Dr. Laurie Owen
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor of Cancer Biology, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilty University
Seminar Title: "The tumor microenvironment-a key component of response to melanoma therapy"

 

November 20, 2014

Michael Welsh, M.D.
Department: Charles M. Baugh Lecture
Host: Dr. Xiangming Zha
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Neurosurgery, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Seminar Title: "Origins of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease"

 

December 4, 2014-CANCELED-Will be Rescheduled

Colonel Matthew Martin, M.D.
Department: Pharmacology/Surgery
Host: Dr. Mark Gillespie and Dr. William Richards
Speaker's Affiliation: Trauma Medical Director, Chief of Surgical Research, Madigan Army Medical Center
Seminar Title: TBA

 

January 8, 2015

Geoff Norman, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology
Host: Dr. Al-Mehdi
Speaker's Affiliation: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Seminar Title: "The Science of Teaching and Learning: Evidence-based strategies to enhance clinical teaching"

 

January 15, 2015

Paul A. Janmey, Ph.D.
Department: Center for Lung Biology
Host: Dr. Dhananjay Tambe
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor of Physiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: "Mechanical signaling in cells and tissues"

 

January 22, 2015

Ray Langley, Ph.D.
Department: Pharmacology
Host: Dr. Mark Gillespie
Speaker's Affiliation: Associate Research Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Seminar Title: "Integrative ‘Omics Analysis of Sepsis: Biomarkers for Improved Patient Management"

 

February 5, 2015

Richard Honkanen, Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Sarah Sayner
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of South Alabama
Seminar Title: TBA

 

March 12, 2015

Gustavo Rohde, Ph.D.
Department: Center for Lung Biology
Host: Dr. Silas Leavesley
Speaker's Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar Title:"Understanding images of cells: limits and possibilities"

 

March 19, 2015

Michael Kotlikoff VMD, Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Mark Taylor
Speaker's Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Seminar Title: TBA

 

March 26, 2015

Roman Ganta, Ph.D.
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Dr. David Wood
Speaker's Affiliation: Kansas State University
Seminar Title: "Ehrlichia chaffeensis Mutagenesis to Identify Genes Critical for Persistent Infection and Vaccine Development" www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/gantabio.html

 

April 9, 2015

Hua Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Department: MCI
Host: Dr. Ming Tan
Speaker's Affiliation: Tulane University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Translating the ribosomal stress-p53 pathway into anti-cancer drug discovery."

http://tulane.edu/som/departments/biochemistry/people/hua-lu.cfm

 

April 16, 2015

Jun Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Xiangming Zha
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage: A Novel Target for Neuroprotection"

 

April 30, 2015

Mark S. Kindy, Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Xiangming Zha
Speaker's Affiliation: Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina
Seminar Title: "The Role of Cathepsin B in Inflammation and Neurological Disorders" 

 http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/neuro-research/team/full_time/kindy.html

 

May 14, 2015

Scott Earley, Ph.D.
Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Host: Dr. Mary Townsley
Speaker's Affiliation: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Seminar Title: TBA

 

 

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