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Research-In-Progress Seminars


All seminars will be in R101 of the Research Building starting from 12:15 PM.

Date Speaker Title
Feb 6, 2014Carol Kim, PhD
Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
University of Maine

"Role of CFTR in the Zebrafish Innate Immune Response to Pseudomonas Infection"

Mar 6, 2014 Thomas Yorio, PhD, FARVO
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Univ. of Texas Health Science Center
"Role of GRβ in Glucocorticoid-Induced Ocular Hypertension"
Apr 3, 2014Linda Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and National Toxicology Program
Research Triangle Park, NC
"Brominated Flame Retardants: Cause for Concern!"
May 1, 2014 Jean Harry, PhD
National Toxicology Program
Neurotoxicology Group Leader
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Chasing down the elusive detrimental and advantageous
effects of microglia activation and neuroinammation in
the hippocampus”
June 5, 2014 Jorge Piedrahita, PhD
Professor of Genomics
Dept. of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
"Large Animal Models in Regenerative Medicine: A Tale of Two Species"
Aug 7, 2014 Andrea Nackley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Center for Neurosensory Disorders
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"COMT Modulation of Pain: A Bench to Bedside Story"
Sept 4, 2014 Thomas Tschernig, MD
Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology
Saarland University Faculty of Medicine
Homburg, Germany
"Emerging Role of Pannexin Channels in Immunology and Inflammation"
Oct 2, 2014 Dr. Steve Fliesler
Meyer Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor
Vice-Chairman and Director of Research 
Department of Ophthalmology
Ross Eye Institute
"The Curious Case of Retinal Degeneration in a Model of a Cholesterol Deficiency Syndrome"
Nov 6, 2014 Steven Stice, PhD
D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar
Director, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia
"Applying Regenerative Medicine Principles to Compound Safety, Discovery and Delivery"
Dec 4, 2014 Ross Sozzani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology
NC State University
“Modeling Stem Cell Networks to Identify Key Regulators of Plant Development”


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