Medical Pharmacology and Physiology seminars are held 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays. For the Spring 2021 semester, seminars will be held via Zoom. Links will be added as the meetings are set. If you do not see a link to a seminar you wish to attend, contact Lisa Putting at

February 2

  • Mark Milanick, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri
    “15 kilodays of trying the unconventional: a career recap“

February 9

  • Chen Gao, PhD, Assistant Researcher, Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles(host Kerry McDonald, PhD)
    “RNA metabolism in heart physiology-life beyond transcription”

March 9

  • Xander Wehrens, MD, PhD, (2021 JO Davis Student Selected Lecturer), Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology, Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine Xander Wehrens Lab
    “Emerging role for abnormal heterocellular signaling in atrial fibrillation”
    Zoom link 

March 16

  • David Gozal, MD, Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Missouri
    “Vascular consequences of sleep apnea: a putative gut microbiome-exosome pathway
    Zoom link

March 23

  • P. Darrell Neufer, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Director, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute, East Carolina University The Neufer Lab (host Steven S. Segal, PhD)
    “Mitochondrial bioenergetics and metabolic disease“
    Zoom link

April 6

  • Warren L. Grayson, PhD, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Grayson Lab (host Steven S. Segal, PhD)
  • “Regenerating functional musculoskeletal tissues”
    Zoom link

April 13

  • Vivian Onyali, Graduate Student, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri
    “Role of TRPV4 in angiotensin II-induced inotropy and arrhythmia in the aged heart”
    Zoom link

April 20

  • Xuanyou Liu, Graduate Student, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri
    “Sex Difference and Mechanism on Cardiomyopathy in Mice with Ambient Particle Matter Exposure“
    Zoom link

April 27

  • Jeffrey Iliff, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, and Department of Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine The Iliff Lab  (host Steven S. Segal, PhD)
    “Perivascular pathways of CSF circulation: sleep, waste and neurodegeneration at the crossroads of the CNS”
    Zoom link