Physiology and Pharmacology

Seminar Series:  2014-2015

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology & CVMD Graduate Program

Director, Guillermo Vazquez, Ph.D.


Seminars: 2014-2015

Speaker

Title

Wednesday
April 22, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 105 HEB

Lei Yin, Ph.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan Medical School

"Cross-talk between Insulin Signaling and Circadian Clock in Liver Metabolism"

Wednesday
November 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 105 HEB

Shane T. Hentges, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Neuroscience Division
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

"Transmitter Release in Neural Circuits Controlling Energy Balance and Reward"

Wednesday
October 29, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 2315 DH

Matam Vijay-Kumar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Health and Human Development
Nutritional Sciences
Penn State University
State College, PA


"Interplay Between Gut Microbiota, Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Diseases"


Seminars: 2013-2014


Speaker


Title

Wednesday
May 21, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 105 HEB 

David E. Stec, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Transgenic Core
Transgenic Lab
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

"Role of Heme Oxygenase Metabolites in Obesity" 

Wednesday
May 14, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 105 HEB 

Shondra Miller, Ph.D.
Director, Genome Engineering Center (GEC)
Department of Genetics
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
 

 "The Cutting Edge of Genome Engineering Using TALENs and CRISPR nucleases" 

Friday
January 24, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 103 HEB 

Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., FAHA
Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
(Chair Candidate for the Dept. of Physiology &
Pharmacology)

 

"Implication of RAAS Variants in Genetics of Hypertension"

Wednesday
January 22, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 105 HEB

Steven L. Britton, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
(Chair Candidate for the Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology)

 

"Darwinian Evolution and Complex Disease:  A Thermodynamic Perspective"

Wednesday
December 18, 2013
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 105 HEB

Mark A. Knepper, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Lab of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism
National Institute of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD 


 "Identification of the Vasopressin Signaling Network in Kidney Using Quantitative Protein Mass Spectrometry"

Monday
December 16, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 103 HEB

Sonia M. Najjar, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Director, Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Research (CeDER)
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
(Chair Candidate for the Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology)

 
"Metabolic and Cardiovascular Aspects of the Metabolic Syndrome:  Past, Present and Future"

Tuesday
December 10, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 103 HEB 

Marthe Howard, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
(Chair Candidate for the Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology)



"Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Crest Development"

Wednesday
December 4, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 103 HEB

Bina Joe, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology
Director, Center for Hypertension & Personalized Medicine
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
(Chair Candidate for the Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology)

 

"Insights into Novel Genes and Non-Coding RNA as Regulators of Hypertension"

Wednesday
October 23, 2013
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 105 HEB

William M. Chilian, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Integrative Medical Sciences
Northeast Ohio Medical University
College of Medicine

 

"Does the Coronary Microcirculation play a role in Heart Failure and Ischemic Heart Disease?"

Wednesday
September 18, 2013
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 105 HEB

Carol F. Elias, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Michigan

 

"Hypothalamic Pathways Linking Leptin Action and Reproduction"

 
Seminars: 2012-2013

 
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Title

Wednesday
May 15, 2013
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 105 HEB

 

Sonia Najjar, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Research (CeDER)
The University of Toledo
Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Medicine



"Paving a new path for metabolic syndrome"

Wednesday
December 5, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology 
Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
The University of Iowa 



"Novel Role of the Cullin-3 Pathway in Hypertension" 

Wednesday
October 3, 2012 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Andrea Kalinoski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Technical Director 
   Advanced 
Microscopy & Imaging Center
The University of Toledo, HSC
Dept of Surgery
College of Medicine



"Vascular reactivity: Physiology & Genetics" 

Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER)

Thursday
September 20, 2012
4:00-5:00 pm
Room 375 BHS

E. Dale Abel, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Utah, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry
& Human Genetics
Chief: Div of Endocrinology Metabolism
& Diabetes    
Senior Investigator: Program in Molecular Medicine
Josie l Johnson Professorship in Molecular Biology




"Cardiac adaptations of insulin resistance"

 Seminars: 2011-2012

 Speaker


Title

Wednesday
June 27, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 375 BHS

 

David Allison, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Toledo
Dept of Surgery, Dir of Surgical Research
College of Medicine

 

"Genetic instability and housekeeping gene expression"

Wednesday
June 20, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Ashok Kumar, Ph.D. FAHA
P
rofessor
The University of Toledo, HSC
Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Toledo, OH



"Humanized transgenic mice to understand genetics of hypertension"  

MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS &    
DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY PHARMACOLOGY 
Keynote Speaker 

Wednesday
June 13, 2012
12:15 pm 
Room 103 HEB

Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY



"Discovery of Leptin gene and the biologic basis of obesity"  

Wednesday
June 6, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Guillermo Vazquez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The University of Toledo, HSC
Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Toledo, OH



"Unraveling the roles of TRPC channels in atherosclerosis" 

Wednesday
May 30, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Jennifer Hill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The University of Toledo, HSC
Dept of Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine 
Toledo, OH



"Of mice and women: The impact of metabolic status on fertility" 

Wednesday
May 9, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room 105 HEB

Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Toledo, HSC
Dept of Orthopedics, Dept of Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine 
Toledo, OH


"PPARgamma nuclear receptor integrates bone with energy metabolism system" 

Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER) Seminar:
Friday
April 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 375, BHS
  

John J. Bellizzi, III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Main Campus
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH


"Biochemical and structural studies of circadian oscillator proteins: post-translational modifications and metabolic sensors" 

Wednesday
March 28, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Internal Medicine
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
The University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 
 



"Obesity-Associated Hypertension: Mechanistic Insights" 

Co-Sponsored: Biomedical Sciences Program Cancer Biology & Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER)

Thursday
March 22, 2012
4:00 pm

Richard DiMarchi, Ph.D.
Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences
Indiana University, Department of Chemistry
Bloomington, IN
 



"Novel Glucagon peptides that demonstrate the virtues of combinatorial pharmacology in the treatment of obesity and diabetes"

Wednesday
March 21, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
 

Saverio Luzzi, M.D.
Professor
The University of Siena, Italy



"Pathophysiology of primary headache"   

 

Wednesday
March 14, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Christopher Cooper, M.D.
Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Research Center
Department of Medicine, The University of Toledo
 
Toledo, OH


"Ischemic renal disease: reconsidering our understanding of the relationship between the stenosis and the kidney"  

Wednesday
March 7, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stavroula Kousteni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Physiology
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
 
New York, NY



"Update on the Cross-Talk between bone and energy metabolism"

Wednesday
February 29, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Bina Joe, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of  Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH



"Under pressure to find genes controlling blood pressure"

Wednesday
February 15, 2012
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Zi-Jian Xie, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of  Physiology & Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH



"Na/K-ATPase in signal transduction" 

 

Wednesday
November 30, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mario Petrini, M.D.
Dean of the School of Medicine and
Chief of Oncology and Transplant
The University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy



"Clinical application of stem cells?" 

Wednesday
September 7, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anumpam Agarwal, M.D.
Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


"Adaptive responses in renal and vascular injury: Role of Heme oxygenese-1" 

 
Seminars: 2010-2011


 Speaker

 
Title

Wednesday
May 18, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sang Don Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, School of Medicine
Department of Urology, Division of Pediatric Urology, Busan, Korea


"Understanding the basic function, morphological and molecular changes of bladder after bladder outlet obstructions."

Wednesday
April 28, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

1998 NOBEL LAUREATE
Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Houston


"Discovery of nitric oxide and cyclic GMP in cell signaling and the role in drug development" 

Wednesday
April 14, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Raymond A. Frizzell, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Department of Cell Biology
The University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


"Two modes of ion channel regulation by 14-3-3 proteins" 

Wednesday
April 13, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Matteo A. Russo, Ph.D.
Professor, Experimental Medicine
The University of Rome, Italy


"Sirtuins and physical exercise in the maintenance and repair of post-mitotic cells" 

Wednesday
April 6, 2011
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

STEM CELL: Basic Science & Clinical Application Symposium:     
Speakers:  
Dr. Donald Phinney
                Dr. Eva Mezey
                Dr. Nader G. Abraham
                Dr. Daniel J. Weiss
                Dr. Luis A. Ortiz

Titles of talks:
-Functional Heterogeneity of MSC Populations and Implications for clinical medicine.
-Immuno-modulation by bone arrow derived stromal cells.
-Introduction of stem cells plasticity and types.
-Clinical trials with MSCs.
-The MSC secretome in acute lung injury"

Wednesday
March 9, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Richard J. Roman, Ph.D.
Professor
 & Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center


"Genetic basis of altered myogenic response and the development of renal disease in FHH rats" 

Wednesday
February 23, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Michal Schwartzman, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair of Pharmacology
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY


"Cytochrome P450-derived eicosanoids in the regulation of renal function and blood pressure" 

Wednesday
February 16, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Stec, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director, Transgenic Core
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS


"Role of heme oxygenase-1 and its metabolites in the regulation of blood pressure" 

Wednesday
February 16, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jane Reckelhoff, Ph.D.
Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Director, Women's Health Research Center, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS


"Update on sex differences in control of blood pressure" 

 
Seminars: 2009-2010


Speaker

 
Title

Wednesday
May 20, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stephen Peterson, M.D.
Executive Vice Chair of the Department and Professor of Medicine 
Medical College of New York
Valhalla, NY


"Pre-clinical and clinical applications of Apo lipoprotein A-1 mimetic peptide, L-4F in obesity and diabetes" 

Host:  Dr. Abraham  

Wednesday
May 13, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

John E. Hall, Ph.D.
Arthur C. Guyton Professor & Chair
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS 


"Pathophysiology of hypertension in obesity/metabolic syndrome" 

Host:  Dr. Abraham 

Wednesday
May 5, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eduardo Nillni, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Brown University
Boston, MA

"Physiological response of the thyroid axis in diet-induced obesity hypothalamic endoplasmic reticulum stress alters POMC processing and contributes to Leptin resistance"

Host:  Dr. Sonia Najjar 

Wednesday
March 19, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Bernlohr, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and head of the Dept of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, The University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

"Mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance"


Host:  Dr. Sonia Najjar 

Wednesday
March 10, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

 

Wednesday
January 13, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Helmy M. Siragy, M.D., FACP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

"Renin: Old enzyme with a new story"

Thursday
December 10, 2009
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Silvana Obici, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology
University of Cincinnati

"Role of CB1 Receptors in the Control of Energy Metabolism"

Tuesday
November 24, 2009
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jian-Ping Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Physiology
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

"Regulation of troponin in cardiac function and adaptation"

Wednesday
November 18, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Carol Moreno-Quinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Genomic strategies for dissecting complex diseases”

Tuesday
November 10, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Andrey Sorokin, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Endothelin Signaling and Hypertension Induced Nephropathy”

Wednesday
November 4, 2009
11:00 – Noon

Mingyu Liang, M.B., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

"Cellular Metabolism and Hypertension: Expect the Unexpected"


Seminars: 2008-2009 


Speaker


Title

Tuesday
May 19, 2009
Reception, 5:00-5:30 pm
         Talk, 5:30-6:30 pm
Room 103 
Health Education Building

Dr. Steven L. Shafer
Editor-in Chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia

“From Dose to TCI: 40 Years of Progress in Clinical Pharmacology”

Tuesday
May 19, 2009
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Pedro Jose, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Center for Molecular Physiology Research
Children's National Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

“You Are What You Eat and What Your Parents Gave You”

Wednesday
April 29, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Jacob Sznajder, M.D.
Professor
Medicine and Cell & Molecular Biology
Chief, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

"Hypothalamic Mitochondrial Density and Function in Metabolism Regulation"
Wednesday
March 18, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Gimble, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Cell Stem Biology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

"Adipose Stem Cells in the 4th Dimension"

Wednesday
March 11, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sandor Gyorke, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
Director, Multiphoton/Confocal Microscopy Core Facility
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

"Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Release in Normal and Diseased Heart:  A View from Inside the SR Lumen"

Wednesday
February 11, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sabrina Diano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Neurobiology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

 

Thursday
December 4, 2008
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Sonia M. Najjar, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Director, Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research
University of Toledo, College of Medicine
Toledo, OH

"At the Crossroad of Obesity, Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome"

Wednesday
November 19, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Nader G. Abraham, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Gene Therapy
Department of Pharmacology and Medicine
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

"Adiponectin-HO-1 Interactions On Stem Cell Function In CVD And Metabolic Syndrome"
Wednesday
November 12, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Stephen P. Soltoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Signal Transduction
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston , MA

"Modulation of ERK Signaling via Energy Consumption in Salivary Cells: Another Use of Ouabain"
Wednesday
November 5, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Peter K. Lauf, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

"The Role of Electroneutral Cotransporters In Cell Function and Volume Regulation"

Tuesday
October 28, 2008
11:30 - 12:30 pm

Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

"ACE2: A New Target For Cardiovascular Disease Therapeutics"

Tuesday
October 21, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Suresh C. Tyagi, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Stodghill Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

"Endothelial Myocyte Matrix in Cardiac Remodeling: H2S a Cardioprotector"

Monday
October 13, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Li-Na Wei, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

"Signaling pathways regulating the action of nuclear receptors and coregulators – A comprehensive proteomic endeavor"
October 1, 2008
12:00 – 1:00 pm

William Schilling, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

“TRPC Channels in the Kidney”

September 10, 2008
12:00 – 1:00 pm

David W. Busija, Ph.D.
Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

"Detrimental Effects On The Cerebral Vasculature Of Insulin Resistance:  What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You!”

August 13, 2008
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Devendra Agrawal, Ph.D.
Professor
Biomedical Sciences, Internal Medicine,
Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Creighton University
School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

"Vein Graft Disease:  Why Is The Internal Mammary Artery Almost Immune To Restenosis?”

 

 

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