(Note: some information is still TBA)


Physiology & Biophysics Department Seminars

Spring 2018

Rayford Auditorium – Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

January 11 No seminar
January 18 No seminar
January 25 No seminar
February 1 Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
Vascular Remodeling during Infection
February 8 Wilson K. Clements, Ph.D.
Assistant Member
Department of Hematology
St Jude Children’s Research
Using Zebrafish to Investigate Developmental and Disease Hematopoiesis
February 15 Dana Gaddy, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College Station, TX
John Whitney Memorial Lecture

Gene Editing in Sheep: A Novel Large Animal Platform of Rare Bone Disease

February 22  


 No seminar
March 1 Feyza Engin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomolecular Chemistry
Department of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Wisconsin Madison
 Targeting Beta Cell Stress Responses for Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes
March 8 Victor Cardenas, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., FACE
Associate Professor,
Department of Epidemiology,
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems by Pregnant Women and Birth Outcomes in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2015-2017
March 15 Roger D. Pechous, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
 Evaluating the Unique Progression of Primary Pneumonic Plague
***   SPRING BREAK   March 19 – 23   ***


March 29 Y. Lucy Liu, MD., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
COM, Division of Internal Medicine
A Journey towards the development of a dual-age-specific mouse leukemia model
April 5 Steven S. An, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Whiting School of Engineering

Department of Oncology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine

 Defining the Mechanical Phenotype of Asthma in Airway Amooth Muscle Cells Through the Lens of Physics
April 12 Chris Fromme, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Well Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
 The Golgi Complex as a Model for Molecular Decision Making
April 19 Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH
Professor and Director
Center for the Diseases of Tobacco Health
Fay Boozman College Of Public Health
Nicotine content in flavored electronic cigarette liquid samples
May 3 Graduate School Spring Reception

Biomed One – Helen Guinn Adams Atrium



May 10 William N Green, Ph.D.

Department of Neurobiology

University of Chicago

 Why is nicotine addictive and how does it alter the cell biology of neurons?