Seminar Schedule

Fall 2015

11:00 a.m. in PHR 4.114

Thursday, September 3

Casey Wright, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Texas at Austin
“NF-kB, AHR, and ARNT: Transcription Factors at the Crossroads of Immune Cell Signaling and Autoimmune Disease”
Introducer: John Richburg, Ph.D.
(College-wide Tenure Seminar)

 Thursday, September 24

Dennis Thiele, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University
Chemical disruption of copper homeostasis as an anti-microbial weapon in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans
Host: Som Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

 Thursday, October 8

Samy Habib, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center
“Diabetes and Risk of Cancer: New Evidence from Cell Culture, Animal Models, and Clinical Data”
Host: Dawit Kidane, Ph.D.

 Thursday, November 5   

Dean Tang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park
“Cancer stem cells and clinical implications”
Host: Ted Mills, Ph.D.

 Monday, November 16

David Eide, Ph.D., Professor, Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The problem with zinc: protein homeostasis during zinc deficiency”
Hosts: Jaimie Davis, Ph.D. and Som Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
(Note: Special Joint Seminar with UT Nutritional Sciences Dept.; will be held at 11:00 a.m. in POB 2.402)

 Thursday, November 19

Xiao-Jing Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology, and Director of Head & Neck Cancer Research Program, University of Colorado
“Therapeutic strategies of eradicating cancer stem cells in skin and oral cancer”
Host: John DiGiovani, Ph.D.

 Thursday, December 3

Dan Acosta, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Research, FDA, National Center for Toxicological Research
“The mission at NCTR”

Host: John Richburg, Ph.D.