Seminar Series

April 23, 2024

Ryan Petrie, PhD

Topic: "TBA"
Date: 4/23/2024
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Ryan Petrie, PhD
Institution: Drexel University
Website: https://drexel.edu/coas/faculty-research/faculty-directory/biology/PetrieRyan/
Hosted By: Bradley Webb, PhD

April 2, 2024

Shinghua Ding, PhD

Topic: "NAMPT-NAD+ Pathway in CNS - Bioenergetics and Diseases"
Date: 4/02/2024
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Shinghua Ding, PhD
Institution: University of Missouri
Website: https://engineering.missouri.edu/faculty/shinghua-ding/
Hosted By: Jianhai Du, PhD

March 26, 2024

Mikhail Gavrilin, PhD

Topic: "AAV Vectors in Gene Therapy"
Date: 3/26/2024
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Mikhail Gavrilin, PhD
Institution: Forge Biologics
Website: https://www.forgebiologics.com/
Hosted By: Alexey Ivanov, PhD

March 19, 2024

Charles Najt, PhD

Topic: "Lipid Droplet Signaling in Metabolic Health and Aging"
Date: 3/19/2024
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Charles Najt, PhD
Institution: Virginia Tech University
Website: https://www.hnfe.vt.edu/people/faculty/charles-najt.html
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, PhD

January 30, 2024

Angel Smothers, DNP, APRN

Topic: "Exploring the Complex Needs of Our Coal Camp Neighbors"
Date: 1/30/2024
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Angel Smothers, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Institution: West Virginia University, School of Nursing 
Website: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/33094 
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, PhD

November 7, 2023

Kevin Schey, PhD

Topic: "Spatial Multi-Omics: Strategies and Applications to Ocular Disease"
Date: 11/07/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Kevin Schey, PhD
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Website: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/biochemistry/person/kevin-l-schey/
Hosted By: Artjola Puja (Du lab)

October 24, 2023

Lingyan Shi, PhD

Topic: "High Speed, High Resolution Chemical Imaging of Metabolic Activities in Aging and Diseases"
Date: 10/24/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Lingyan Shi, PhD
Institution: NIH
Website: https://profiles.ucsd.edu/lingyan.shi
Hosted By: Maryam Hekmatara (Robichaux Lab) 

October 17, 2023

Matthew Hannaford, PhD

Topic: "Investigating Centrosome Dynamics During Asymmetric Cell Division"
Date: 10/17/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Matthew Hannaford, PhD
Institution: NIH
Website: http://www.rusanlab.com/members/Matthew-Hannaford/
Hosted By: Rong Liu, PhD

September 26, 2023

Andreas Martin, PhD

Topic: "Illuminating Substrate Processing by the 26S Proteasome and the Cdc48/p97 Protein Unfoldase""
Date: 9/26/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Andreas Martin, PhD
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Website: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/andreas-martin

Hosted By: Giovanni Howells (Smith lab)

September 19, 2023

Erin Dolan, PhD

Topic: "Access and Success through Undergraduate Research: What if the Treatment is a CURE?"
Date: 9/19/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Erin Dolan, PhD
Institution: University of Georgia
Website: https://www.bmb.uga.edu/directory/people/erin-dolan
Hosted By: Marieta Gencheva, PhD

September 5, 2023

Seth Margolis, PhD

Topic: "The Neuronal Membrane Proteasome (NMP): A Modulator of Nervous System Signaling"
Date: 9/05/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Seth Margolis, PhD
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/details/seth-margolis
Hosted By: David Smith, PhD

April 18, 2023

Martin Hruska, PhD

Topic: "Nanoscale rules of synaptic (dis)assembly: Lessons from super-resolution microscopy"
Date: 4/18/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Martin Hruska, PhD
Institution: West Virginia University 
Website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/neuroscience/faculty-labs/martin-hruska-phd/
Hosted By: Neil Billington, Ph.D.

April 04, 2023

Mark R. Frey, PhD

Topic: "Dynamic Regulation of Intestinal Epithelial Differentiation by Growth Factor Signaling""
Date: 4/04/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Mark R. Frey, PhD
Institution: University of Southern California 
Website: https://keck.usc.edu/faculty-search/mark-r-frey/
Hosted By: V. Rajendran Ph.D.

March 28, 2023

John R. Jungck, PhD

Topic: "Fostering Figuring and Fascination"
Date: 3/28/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: John R. Jungck, PhD
Institution: University of Delaware
Website: https://www.bio.udel.edu/people/jungck
Hosted By: Michael Schaller, Ph.D.

March 21, 2023

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Topic: "Lysosomal stress: Underlying Mechanisms and Therapeutic Potential"
Date: 3/21/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Institution: University of Pittsburgh 
Website: https://www.isb.pitt.edu/people/faculty/toren-finkel-md-phd
Hosted By: Kevin Courtney, Ph.D.

March 07, 2023

Scott W. Crawley, Ph.D.

Topic: "Characterization of the Class 7 Myosins: From the Gut to the Inner Ear"
Date: 3/07/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Scott W. Crawley, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Toledo
Website: https://biology.wvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/christopher-arnold
Hosted By: Bradley Webb, Ph.D.

February 28, 2023

Christopher P. Arnold, Ph.D.

Topic: "Hox genes regulate asexual reproduction and body size in the planaria Schmidtea mediterranea"
Date: 2/28/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Christopher P. Arnold, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University   
Website: https://biology.wvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/christopher-arnold
Hosted By: Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.

January 17, 2023

Stephen J. Valentine, Ph.D.

Topic: "Developing Next-Generation Tools for Native Mass Spectometry"
Date: 1/17/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Stephen J. Valentine, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University   
Website: https://www.chemistry.wvu.edu/directory/associate-professor/stephen-j-valentine
Hosted By: Evan Cramer, PhD Candidate Robart Lab 

December 6, 2022

Dharendra Thapa, Ph.D.

Topic: "Role of Mitochondrial Lysine Acetylation in Cardiac Metabolism"
Date: 12/06/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Dharendra Thapa, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University   
Website: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/71598
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

November 29, 2022

Gordon Meares, Ph.D.

Topic: "ER Stress and JAK/STAT Signaling in Neuroinflammation and Ischemic Injury"
Date: 11/29/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Gordon Meares, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University   
Website: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/43019
Hosted By: Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

November 1, 2022

Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.

Topic: "Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Photoreceptor Neurons"
Date: 11/01/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Peter Stoilov, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University   
Website: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/33977
Hosted By: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

October 25, 2022

Christopher Cunningham, Ph.D.

Topic: "Harnessing Deafness-Linked Genes to Uncover Principles of Auditory Function and Develop Novel Therapies for Hearing Loss"
Date: 10/25/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Christopher Cunningham, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh    
Website: https://www.cnup.pitt.edu/people/christopher-cunningham-phd
Hosted By: Urikhan Sanzhaeva  

October 18, 2022

Aaron Robart, Ph.D.

Topic: "Mechanistic Insights into Structured Nucleic Acid Function"
Date: 10/18/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129
Speaker: Aaron Robart, Ph.D.
Institution: West Virginia University
Website: https://directory.hsc.wvu.edu/Profile/45987
Hosted By: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

October 4, 2022

Francisco Schopfer, Ph.D.

Topic: "Furan Fatty Acids: Incognito Metabolic Players in Fish Oil""
Date: 10/04/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Francisco Schopfer, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh  
Website: https://www.pharmacology.us/faculty/FranciscoSchopfer
Hosted By: Roberta Leonardi, Ph.D.

September 27, 2022

Will Bradford and Zack Graham

Topic: "Bioconvergence"
Date: 09/27/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: *Via Zoom ONLY*
Speaker: Will Bradford
Institution: CELLINK
Website: https://www.cellink.com/
Hosted By: Mark Tseytlin, Ph.D.

September 20, 2022

Emily Hodges, Ph.D.

Topic: "Revising the Role of DNA Methylation in Gene Regulation and Cellular Differentiation"
Date: 09/20/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129 
Speaker: Emily Hodges, Ph.D.
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Website: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/biochemistry/person/emily-hodges/
Hosted By: Saravanan Kolandaivelu, Ph.D.

August 30, 2022

Carrie A. Elzie, Ph.D., MA

Topic: "Seriously Fun Gaming Strategies for Medical Education"
Date: 08/30/2022
Time: 12:00
Location: HSC North Room: 3129
Speaker: Carrie A. Elzie, Ph.D., MA
Institution: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Website: https://www.evms.edu/directory/profiles/carrie-elzie.php
Hosted By: Michael Gunther, Ph.D.