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

For the Fall 2023 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.

Fall 2023 Seminar Dates and Speakers

September 2023

September 12

  • Charles R. Brown, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri “Multiple roles for eicosanoids in experimental Lyme arthritis”

September 19

  • John C. Chappell, PhD, Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech-Carilion “Structural and Signaling Cues within the Pericyte Microenvironment during Vascular Development and Dysfunction” Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY

October 2023

October 3

  • Lee Sweeney, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Director, Myology Institute, University of Florida “Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Mechanisms that lead to disease progression and therapeutic strategies to improve and normalize the skeletal and cardiac muscles” Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY

October 10

  • Bertrand C.W. Tanner, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University “Mechanisms of myosin regulation and force production in cardiac muscle” Guest of Kerry S. McDonald, PhD

October 17

  • Xuejun Wang, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Director, The Physician Scientist Program, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine “Priming the Proteasome to Protect Against Proteotoxicity” Guest of Taixing Cui, MD, PhD

October 24

  • Darla L. Tharp, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, NextGen Precision Health Institute, University of Missouri “Porcine, Equine, and Sunshine…Oh My! From Obese Pigs to Athletic Horses: The Study of Heart and Vascular Physiology with a Smile”

October 31

  • Christopher O’Bryan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri “Building with Liquids: Structuring Biopolymers and Living Cells with Embedded 3D-Printing”

November 2023

November 7

  • Alfonso Eirin, MD, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Consultant, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine “Chronic renal ischemia and endogenous repair” Guest of Alejandro Chade, MD, FAHA *ZOOM-ONLY

November 14

  • Onur Kanisicak, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine “Beyond Fibrosis: Exploring the Diverse Functions of Tissue Fibroblast Activation” Guest of Steven S. Segal, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY

November 28

  • Victor Rafuse, Professor and Head, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia “TITLE TBD” Guest of Luis Polo-Parada, PhD *ZOOM-ONLY