Seminar Schedule

ENVIRONMENTAL AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE (PGS 196T)

SPRING 2016

11:00 a.m. in PHR 4.114


Thursday, February 4

Ronald Tjalkens, Ph.D., Professor, Toxicology and Neuroscience, and Associate Director, Center for Environmental Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
“The Nuclear Receptor Nurr1 as a Therapeutic Target for Parkinson’s Disease”
Host: John Richburg, Ph.D.


 Thursday, February 18

Lorenz Rhomberg, Ph.D., Principal, Gradient Corp.
“Extrapolating Acute Inhalation Toxicity to Different Durations and Concentrations (With More General Implications for Assessing Limited-Duration Exposures, Time-Averaging, And Cross-Species Extrapolation)”
Host: Joseph “Kip” Haney, M.S. (TCEQ)


 Thursday, March 10

Roberto Lucchini, M.D., Professor, Preventive Medicine & Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
“Neurotoxicity of Manganese in Human Studies from Children to Workers and Elderly with Common Genetic Predisposition”
Host: Som Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.


 Thursday, March 24   

Gary Johnson, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Pharmacology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
“Chromatin Remodeling and Transcriptome Changes Drive the Adaptive Response to Targeted Kinase Inhibition”
Host: Adron Harris, Ph.D.


 Thursday, April 14  

Bruce Demple, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
“When DNA Repair Goes Wrong: Mechanism-Based, DNA-Protein Crosslinks with Oxidative Damage”
Host: Dawit Kidane, Ph.D.


 Thursday, May 5

Richard (Rick) Wood, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, SPRD
“Preventing a Breakup: Enlisting the Help of DNA Polymerase Specialists”
Host: Karen Vasquez, Ph.D.