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MCMP Seminars - Fall 2014

All seminars are in RHPH 164 at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

Click next to a speaker's name to read their abstract or research profile. Speakers with no university following their name are MCMP 696 students presenting a seminar to fulfill a graduate program requirement. Abstracts require Adobe® Acrobat Reader® to view. Acrobat Reader may be downloaded for free from Adobe's website.

Students should read the Student Seminar Guide. Contact Dr. Wanqing Liu with any questions regarding the seminars.

Other seminar series: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences | Chemistry | Industrial & Physical Pharmacy

Tuesday Seminars   Thursday Seminars
Aug 26: Plagarism Seminar for 1st and 2nd-year graduate students.   Aug 28: No Seminar
Sep 2: No Seminar   Sep 4: Dr. Angeline Lyon, Assistant Prof., Biochemistry (Purdue)  Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of PLC® Regulation".
Sep 9: No Seminar   Sep 11: Chang-Guo Zhan, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky - “Drug Discovery and Development via Structure and Mechanism Based Design”
Host: Ryan Drenan
Sep 16: Katelyn Connelly - “Metabolic regulation of gene expression through alternative diets affects cancer via HDAC inhibition”   Sep 18: Dr. Mathew Tantama, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue   Title: “Lighting the Cellular Fuel Gauge with Fluorescent Sensors for Single-Cell Imaging”
Sep 23: Michael Badamy - “Switching Teams: Heat shock proteins manipulate immune cells to circumvent the body’s natural defenses against cancer”   Sep 25: John Lechleiter, CEO, Eli Lilly and Co.
“Collaboration Innovation Opportunity”
2:30 PM in Loeb Playhouse
Sep 30: Elizaveta O’Neill - “Delta Opioid Receptor Agonists – Potential Therapeutic Agents in Parkinson’s Disease”   Oct 2: Dr. R. Jeremy Johnson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Butler University -“No Title Yet”
Host: Dr. Casey Krusemark
Oct 7: Nook Alongkronrusmee - “Oxidative stress promotes tumor growth via enhanced expression of pyruvate kinase M2 and lactate dehydrogenase in cancer-associated fibroblasts”   Oct 9: Available
Oct 14: Octoberbreak (No Seminar)   Oct 16: Available
Oct 21:

Remah Ali - “Interleukin-22 facilitates the trans-endothelial migration of cancer cells in a cohort of prostate cancer patients”

  Oct 23: Dr. Ernest Hamel, National Cancer Institute, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research - “Mechanisms of action of microtubule stabilizing agents” - Abstract
Hosts: Dr. Ghosh & Dr. Cushman
Oct 28: Amr Abdallah - “Discovery of New K-Ras-PDEδ Inhibitors by Computational Repositioning of a Statin Drug Scaffold”   Oct 30: No seminar - Jenkins/Knevel Graduate Research Symposium
Nov 4: Aaron Lindstrom - “The use of visual cycle inhibitors as therapies for macular degeneration”   Nov 6: Richard A. Glennon, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virgina Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy - “Studies with ‘Bath Salts’ and Other Abused Synthetic Cathinones”
Host: Dr. Ryan Drenan
Nov 11: Mohamed Elsayed - “No Title Yet”   Nov 13: James Fleet, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition Science & Dir., Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutrition (INP), Purdue University - “Gene-by-diet interactions affecting development of peak bone mass”
Nov 18: Jennifer Freeman, Associate Professor of Toxicology, Purdue University - “No Title Yet”   Nov 20: Barbara Stefanska, Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University - “No Title Yet”
Nov 25: Trevor Doyle - “PINK1 & Parkin: Regulators of Mitochondrial Quality Control in Parkinson’s Disease”   Nov 27: Thanksgiving (No Seminar)
Dec 2: Meredith Robbins - “No Title Yet”   Dec 4: Prof. Fraser Hof, Chemistry Dept., University of Victoria, - “Peptidic and supramolecular tools for probing epigenetic methylation pathways”
Host: Dr. Emily Dykhuizen
Dec 9: Zhong-Yin Zhang, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochem & Molecular Bio, Indiana University School of Medicine - “No Title Yet”
Host: Dr. Wanqing Liu
  Dec 11: Alex Chubykin, Ph.D., Asst. Prof., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University - “Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms of Reward Timing in Mouse Visual Cortex”
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