Medical Pharmacology and Physiology seminars are held 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays.

For the Fall 2022 semester, seminars will be either in-person or via Zoom but not both.

In-person seminars will be held in Acuff Auditorium, MA217 Medical Science Building.

***NEW LOCATION Dr. Baker’s seminar on November 15 will be held in M328***

School of Medicine building access information – Seminar attendees from outside the School of Medicine may enter the SOM through doors marked “only staff and employees allowed.” For future in-person seminars, we plan to have someone at the Patient-Centered Care Learning Center (PCCLC) doors from 11:50am to 12:00pm, in order to assist those without SOM ID badge access into the building. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Putting.

Faculty and staff may request SOM access be added to their ID badges by filling out the Electronic Badge Reader Access Request Form. The specific doors to request access to are the SOM Atrium doors and/or the PCCLC doors. Processing takes 24-48 hours, older ID badges may not work.

Fall 2022 Seminar Dates and Speakers

August 2022

August 23

  • Shanna Hamilton, PhD, Research Scientist, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University, MPP faculty candidate
    “Sarcoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria communication and cardiac arrhythmia”

August 30

  • Charles E. Norton III, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri, MPP faculty candidate
    “Hypoxia, reactive oxygen species, and the vasculature”

September 2022

September 13

  • W. Lee Murfee, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Toronto
    “Re-discovering angiogenesis at the intersection of engineering and physiology”
    Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD, ZOOM-only

September 20

  • Sophie Saxton, PhD, BHF Accelerator Research Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    “Can ameliorating inflammation in perivascular adipose tissue in obesity treat hypertension and diabetes?”
    Guest of Erika Boerman, PhD, ZOOM-only

September 27

  • Nicole Nichols, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Missouri
    “Harnessing neuroplasticity to mitigate cardiorespiratory and swallowing deficits over the course of motor neuron loss”

October 2022

October 4

  • Pooneh Bagher, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
    “Effects of spaceflight on coronary function: lessons from rodent research missions”
    Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD, ZOOM-only

October 11

  • Kevin Murach, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
    “Skeletal muscle epigenetics with exercise and aging”
    Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD, ZOOM-only

October 18

  • Ksenia V. Kastanenka, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard University
    “Alzheimer’s disease: use of optogenetic approaches to understand circuit dysfunction”
    Guest of Luis Polo-Parada, PhD, ZOOM-only

October 25

  • Stephen D. Merieny, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Co-Director, Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
    "A positive allosteric gating modifier of Cav2 type voltage-gated calcium channels with therapeutic potential to treat a variety of neuromuscular diseases”
    Guest of Luis Polo-Parada, PhD *ZOOM-only

November 2022

November 1

  • Aaron Morton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Management, Division of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    "Biomaterial enhancement of dystrophic muscle”
    Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD

November 8

  • Sheila Grant, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Professor, Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri
    “Engineering tissue with nanoparticles”

November 15

  • ***NEW LOCATION Dr. Baker’s seminar will be held in M328***
  • Gary Baker, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri
    “Photosculpting and artificial clays toward tailored nanoplatforms”