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Seminar Series

April 27, 2021

Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.

Topic: "New Tricks of Old Dogs: Terra Incognita of Neuronal GPCR Signaling"
Date: 04/27/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.
Institution: The Scripps Research Institute 
Website: https://vivo.scripps.edu/display/MartemyanovKirill
Hosted By: Saravanan Kolandaivelu, Ph.D.

April 20, 2021

Seonhee Kim, Ph.D.

Topic: "Cell Adhesion and Signaling Deficits in Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
Date: 04/20/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Seonhee Kim, Ph.D.
Institution: Temple University 
Website: https://medicine.temple.edu/seonhee-kim
Hosted By: Urikhan Sanzhaeva

April 6, 2021

Angus MacNicol, Ph.D.

Topic: "Plasticity in Cell Fate Decisions"
Date: 04/06/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Angus MacNicol, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Arkansas 
Website: https://neurobiology.uams.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/angus-m-macnicol-ph-d/
Hosted By: Fatimah Matalkah

March 30, 2021

Randy Schekman, Ph.D.

Topic: "Selective protein sorting into exosomes: A role in cell differentiation and possible tool in gene editing"
Date: 03/30/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Randy Schekman, Ph.D. 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Website: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/randy-schekman
Hosted By: Brandon Choi, Ph.D.

March 23, 2021

Maxim Volgushev, Ph.D.

Topic: "Heterosynaptic Plasticity in Cortical Neurons: Theoretical Roles and Experimental Evidence"
Date: 03/23/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Maxim Volgushev, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Connecticut
Website: https://psych.uconn.edu/person/maxim-volgushev/
Hosted By: Valery Khramtsov, Ph.D.

March 16, 2021

Hemant Khanna, Ph.D.

Topic: "Isoform Imbalance Causes Ciliary Defects in X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, a Retinal Ciliopathy"
Date: 03/16/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Hemant Khanna, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Massachusetts
Website: https://umassmed.edu/ophthalmology/research-2/dr-khanna-bio/
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

February 23, 2021

James Shorter, MA, Ph.D.

Topic: "Combating Deleterious Phases in ALS/FTD"
Date: 02/23/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: James Shorter, MA, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Website: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p8151447
Hosted By: Max Sokolov, Ph.D.

February 16, 2021

Tiangang Li, Ph.D.

Topic: "Gut-Liver Bile Acid Signaling Regulation of Liver Metabolism and Injury"
Date: 02/16/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Tiangang Li, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Website: https://medicine.ouhsc.edu/Academic-Departments/Physiology/Faculty/tiangang-li-phd
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, Ph.D.

February 2, 2021

Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.

Topic: "Selective mRNA Translation in the Integrated Stress Response"
Date: 02/02/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.
Institution: New York University
Website: https://www.deepikavasudevan.info/
Hosted By: Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.

January 26, 2021

Haiwei Gu, Ph.D.

Topic: "Development and Applications of Advanced Targeted Mass Spectrometry in Metabolomics"
Date: 01/26/2021
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Haiwei Gu, Ph.D.
Institution: Arizona State University 
Website: https://chs.asu.edu/haiwei-gu
Hosted By: Jianhai Du, Ph.D.

December 1, 2020

Max Sokolov, Ph.D.

Topic: "The Journey of G Protein Which Gives Us the Power of Sight"
Date: 12/01/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Max Sokolov, Ph.D.
Institution: WVU Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience
Website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/neuroscience/faculty-labs/maxim-sokolov-phd/
Hosted By: Department of Biochemistry 

November 17, 2020

Jillian Pearring, Ph.D.

Topic: "Ciliary Delivery of Membrane-Bound Signaling Proteins in Photoreceptors"
Date: 11/17/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Jillian Pearring, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Michigan
Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/ophthalmology/jillian-n-pearring-phd
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

October 27, 2020

Sonikpreet Aulakh, MBBS MD

Topic: "Translational management of Glioblastoma"
Date: 10/27/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Sonikpreet Aulakh, MBBS MD
Institution: West Virginia University Hematology-Oncology 
Website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/who-we-are/faculty-staff/sonikpreet-aulakh-md/
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

October 20, 2020

Jeffrey van Haren, Ph.D.

Topic: "Precise spatiotemporal control of cytoskeletal dynamics through optogenetic switches and patterned light."
Date: 10/20/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Jeffrey van Haren, Ph.D.
Institution: Erasmus MC
Website: https://www.erasmusmc.nl/en/research/researchers/haren-jeffrey-van
Hosted By: Bradley Webb, Ph.D.

October 6, 2020

Kylie J. Walters, Ph.D.

Topic: "Outskirts of the Proteasome: Substrate Receptors and Beyond."
Date: 10/06/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Kylie J. Walters, Ph.D.
Institution: National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
Website: https://ccr.cancer.gov/Structural-Biophysics-Laboratory/kylie-j-walters
Hosted By: Taylor Thomas

September 29, 2020

Katharine A. White, Ph.D.

Topic: "Regulation of cell behaviors by pH: The pluses and minuses of protein electrostatics."
Date: 09/29/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Katharine A. White, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Website: https://chemistry.nd.edu/people/katharine-white/
Hosted By: Bradley Webb, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

Pascal S. Kaeser, MD

Topic: "Mechanisms for Fast Dopamine Signaling."
Date: 09/15/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Pascal S. Kaeser, MD
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Website:https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/faculty-staff/pascal-kaeser
Hosted By: Brandon Choi, Ph.D.

September 8, 2020

Aditi Bhargava, Ph.D.

Topic: "A Tale of Two Pancreas: Role of Stress Receptor Signaling in Diabetes and Pancreatitis."
Date: 09/08/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Aditi Bhargava, Ph.D.
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Website: https://obgyn.ucsf.edu/center-reproductive-sciences/aditi-bhargava-phd
Hosted By: V. Rajendran, Ph.D.

September 1, 2020

Catherine Eichhorn, Ph.D.

Topic: "Structural basis for 7SK RNA recognition by the La-related protein Larp7, an essential regulator of eukaryotic transcription."
Date: 09/01/2020
Time: 12:00
Location: Zoom: please request access from Crystal Verdini at crystal.verdini@hsc.wvu.edu
Speaker: Catherine Eichhorn, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Nebraska
Website: https://chem.unl.edu/catherine-eichhorn
Hosted By: Aaron Robart, Ph.D.

August 27, 2019

Yoshikazu Imanishi, Ph.D.

Yoshikazu Imanishi

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 08/27/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Yoshikazu Imanishi, Ph.D.
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Website: https://case.edu/medicine/pharmacology/people/yoshikazu-imanishi
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

September 3, 2019

Sergey Dikalov, Ph.D.

Sergey Dikalov

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 09/03/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Sergey Dikalov, Ph.D.
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Website: https://medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu/person/sergey-dikalov-phd
Hosted By: Valery Khramtsov, Ph.D.

September 17, 2019

Nathaniel Snyder, Ph.D.

Nathaniel Snyder

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 09/17/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Nathaniel Snyder, Ph.D.
Institution: Drexel University
Website: https://drexel.edu/autisminstitute/about/our-team/all-staff/Nate-Snyder/
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, Ph.D.

September 24, 2019

John Chiang, Ph.D.

John Chiang

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 09/24/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: John Chiang, Ph.D.
Institution: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Website: https://www.neomed.edu/directory-profile/chiang-john-519/
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, Ph.D.

October 1, 2019

Shalini Sharma, Ph.D.

Shalini Sharma

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 10/01/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Shalini Sharma, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Arizona
Website: http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/directory/sharma-shalini
Hosted By: Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.

October 15, 2019

Yatrik Shah, Ph.D.

Yatrik Shah

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 10/15/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Yatrik Shah, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Michigan
Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/molecular-integrative-physiology/yatrik-shah-phd
Hosted By: Vazhaikkurichi Rajendran, Ph.D.

October 29, 2019

Clint Makino, Ph.D.

Clint Makino

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 10/29/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Clint Makino, Ph.D.
Institution: Boston University
Website: https://www.bumc.bu.edu/phys-biophys/people/faculty/makino/
Hosted By: Saravanan Kolandaivelu, Ph.D.

November 5, 2019

Daniel Hensley, Ph.D.

Daniel Hensley, Ph.D.

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 11/05/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Daniel Hensley, Ph.D.
Institution: Magnetic Insight, Inc.
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-hensley-2a619622/
Hosted By: Andrey Bobko, Ph.D.

November 19, 2019

Eva Nogales, Ph.D.

Eva Nogales

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 11/19/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Eva Nogales, Ph.D.
Institution: University of California at Berkeley
Website: http://cryoem.berkeley.edu/
Hosted By: Tanya Dilan

December 3, 2019

Andrey Damianov, Ph.D.

Andrey Damianov

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 12/3/2019
Time: 12:00
Location: WVU Eye Institute Auditorium, Room E225, Pangilinan Family Lecture Hall
Speaker: Andrey Damianov, Ph.D.
Institution: University of California at Los Angeles
Website: https://blacklab.mimg.ucla.edu/people
Hosted By: Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.