Seminar Schedule

2014-2015 Academic Year
Thursday 3:00 pm
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Center II

Spring 2015

Link to SPRING 2015 Seminar Schedule (PDF)

January 15

Cindy Kane, Ph.D.
- Professor
- Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Host: Patricia Wight

“Neuroimmune changes due to alcohol consumption and novel therapeutics”

January 29

Jorge I. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
- Research Assistant Professor
- Clemson University
- Bioengineering Department
- Multiscale Bioelectromechanics Lab
- Clemson, SC
Host: Parimal Chowdhury and the IMSD Program (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program)

“Fabrication of Miniature Drug Screening Platform Utilizing Low Cost Bioprinting Technology”

February 5

Pepper Schedin, Ph.D.
- Professor of Medicine
- Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
- Oregon Health Sciences University
- Portland, OR
Host: Aime Franco

February 12

Sean Adams, Ph.D.
- Professor
- ACH Nutrition Center
- UAMS Pediatrics
Host: Rosalia Simmen

February 24       *** SPECIAL SEMINAR   ***

  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, AGAF
- Paul W. Sanger Professor of Surgery
- Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
- Vice Chairman for Research
- Section of Surgical Sciences
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Nashville, TN
Host: Brian Storrie and Cancer Institute (Sandy Moore)


March 5

Ulf Lerner, DDS, Ph.D.
- Professor
- Institute of Medicine
- University of Gothenborg, Sweden
Host: Howard Conaway and Larry Suva

March 12

J.L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.
- Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics
- Stebbins Chair in Cardiology
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Host: Rosalia Simmen

March 19

Kartik Shankar, Ph.D., DABT
- Associate Professor
- Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
- Department of Pediatrics, UAMS
Host: Rosalia Simmen

“Mommy Issues: Maternal Obesity and the Offspring”



April 16

Kristy Nicks, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor
- Mayo Clinic
- Rochester, MN
Host: Dana Gaddy and the IMSD Program (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program)

April 23

Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D.
- Professor and Chair
- Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
- UAMS College of Medicine
Host: Frank A. Simmen

April 30

Brian Foster, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor
- NIH/NIAMS Research Fellow
- Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology
- Bethesda, MD
Host: Roy Morello and Larry Suva

May 7

Heather Machado, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor
- Tulane University Health Sciences Center
- New Orleans, LA
Host: Rosalia Simmen and Issam Makhoul

May 14

Rahul Mehta, Ph.D.
- Professor of Physics and Astronomy
- University of Central Arkansas
- Conway, AR
Host: Parimal Chowdhury