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Seminars

Until Further Notice, all seminars will be held via online, except where noted as CANCELED. Please check individual seminar entries for contact information to request passcode authorization for the session.  


January 2020

Date Time Seminar
16
Thursday,
January
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Satellite Cell Contributions to Pediatric Skeletal Muscle Growth, Regeneration, and Cancer Survivorship"
Speaker: Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University Rochester Medical Center
Host: Ashok Kumar
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
23
Thursday,
January
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Stress, Complement System and Neurobehavior"
Speaker: Anilkumar Pillai, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Augusta University
Host: Samina Salim
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
30
Thursday,
January
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Cardiac Wound Healing" 
Speaker: Merry Lindsey, Ph.D., Stokes-Shackleford Professor and Chair, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Host: Bradley McConnell
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor

February 2020

Date Time Seminar
6
Thursday,
February
4:00 p.m.
PPS Special Seminar: Postdoctoral Fellow Selected and Hosted Seminar
Co-Sponsored by PPS and Office of Graduate Programs
Title: "Intestinal Microbiome and FMT Therapy"
Speaker: Herbert "Bert" DuPont, M.D., Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, and Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Host: Ming Hu and Postdoctoral Fellow Rashim Singh
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
13
Thursday,
February
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Prostacyclin signaling promotes neurodegeneration"
Speaker: Tasha Womack, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy 
Mentor: Jason Eriksen
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
20
Thursday,
February
12:00 p.m.
PPTR Seminar
John and Aimee Mohr Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Seminar Series
Title: Extending the UHCOP Reach
Speaker: Ronnie Ozuna, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean, UHCOP Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy 
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
Contact: Naomi Bacop, nkbacop@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7744 (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)
20
Thursday,
February
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Skeletal muscle stem cell heterogeneity and the niche" 
Speaker: Andrew Brack, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco
Host: Ashok Kumar
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor

March 2020

Date Time Seminar
5
Thursday,
March
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: Pending
Speaker: Sergey Shevkoplyas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering 
Host: Meghna Trivedi
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
19
Thursday,
March
12:00 p.m.
PPTR Seminar - CANCELED
John and Aimee Mohr Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Seminar Series
Title: Pending
Speaker: Jeanine McCune, Pharm.D., Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch, and Member, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
Contact: Naomi Bacop, nkbacop@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7744 (Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to reserve lunch)
19
Thursday,
March
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar - CANCELED
Title: "Origins of Vascular Disease in Obesity"
Speaker: David Stepp, Ph.D., Professor and Charbonnier Endowed Chair in Physiology, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
Host: Dr. Krishna Boini
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
26
Thursday
March 2020
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar - CANCELED
Title: "Coronary Microvascular Disease in Diabetes: Bench Work to Potential Therapeutic Target" 
Speaker: Ayako Makino, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego
Host: Yang Zhang
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor

April 2020

Date Time Seminar
2
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar - CANCELED
Title: "Cancer-induced Muscle Wasting is Linked to Disrupted Mitochondrial Quality Control and Anabolic Resistance"
Speaker: James A. Carson, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, College of Health Professions, and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Host: Ashok Kumar
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
16
Thursday,
April
12:00 p.m.
PPTR Seminar - POSTPONED
John and Aimee Mohr Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Seminar Series
16
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Structural determinants of the ligand-binding activity of Munc13-1 C1 domain"
Speaker: Youngki You, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy 
Mentor: Joydip Das
Location: Zoom session at https://tinyurl.com/pps-4-16-20-you
Contact for Passcode: rxpps@central.uh.edu
16
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar - CANCELED
Title: Pending
Speaker: Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Development, Aging, and Regeneration Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Host: Ashok Kumar
Location: Room 3082, Health 2, Third Floor
23
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Clinical pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic/pharmacogenetic investigation of vincristine and its M1 metabolite in Kenyan pediatric cancer patients"
Speaker: Lorita Agu, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy 
Mentor: Diana Chow
Location: Zoom session (link pending)
Contact for Passcode: rxpps@central.uh.edu