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

For the Spring 2024 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.

Spring 2024 Seminar Dates and Speakers

January 2024

January 16

  • Luis Martinez-Lemus, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia “Functional, Structural, and Pathological Research in Vascular Remodeling”

January 23

  • Jamie E. Meegan, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine; Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, MPP Faculty Candidate “Oxidation of LDL by Cell-free Hemoglobin Contributes to Lung Microvascular Hyperpermeability During Sepsis"

January 30

  • Mohammad Badran, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Columbia “Cardiovascular Benefits of Adjuvant Therapies to CPAP in Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

February 2024

February 6

  • Maria Fidalgo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia “Molecularly Imprinted Sensors for environmental and Biomedical Applications”

February 20

  • Stephanie Watts, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Michigan State University Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY “New functions of Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT): who knew how cool this tissue is???”

March 2024

March 5

March 12

  • Marcos Matamoros Campos, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University MPP and Biochemistry Faculty Candidate "Potassium Channel Structural Dynamics Landscape"

March 19

  • Ahmad A Cluntun, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine. MPP and Biochemistry Faculty Candidate "Mitochondrial Lactate Metabolism: Uncovering Your Heart's Secret Desire"

April 2024

April 2

  • Ji Li, PhD, Professor, Co-Director, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Mississippi Center for Heart Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center Guest of Taixing Cui, PhD "AMPK Signaling in Cardiovascular Aging”

April 9

  • Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane university. Guest of Kerry McDonald, PhD "Role of Trpv4 Channels in Regulating Lymphatic Vascular Dysfunction: Implication in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome"

April 16

  • Jerome Breslin, PhD, Associate Chair of Education & Faculty Development, College of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Professor, Medical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of South Florida Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY "Microcirculatory and Lymphatic Mechanisms Controlling Tissue Fluid Homeostasis"

April 23

  • Ashley Walker, PhD, 2024 JO Davis Student-Selected Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon "Large Artery Stiffness and Cerebrovascular Dysfunction”

April 30

  • Olga Glinskii, MD, Associate Research Professor, Department of Medical Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia “Meningeal Blood and Lymphatic Microvascular Remodeling Associated with Disease-related Conditions”