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Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Special Master’s Program in Physiology

Physiology Seminar

Course # MCP8012  |  No Credit

Fall Semester  |  Spring Semester

Class Meets: T 4:00 – 5:00 pm in MSB 4051 (*except where noted)

Course Director: A. John MacLennan, PhD  |  Email:  |  Phone: 513-558-0667

The physiology seminar showcases cutting-edge research in physiology and related disciplines, spanning basic research to translational science. Each week, we invite internationally renowned visitors or local investigators from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital to showcase their work. Attendance is required.

Seminar Schedule

January 23  Julio Landero, PhD 
New advances in elemental mass spectrometry and its impact on ion flux quantification in biological systems
January 30 Hong-Sheng Wang, PhD
Pharmacology & Systems Physiology
Impact of environmental chemicals on cardiac arrhythmias
February 13 Kristen Engevik
Systems Biology & Physiology
Krithika Ramasamy-Subramanian
Systems Biology & Physiology
Early responders to gastric epithelial damage

Time-dependent alternative splicing in mammals
February 20 Richard Ballweg
Systems Biology & Physiology
Understanding the proliferation dynamics of intestinal stem cells
February 27 Emma Teal
Systems Biology & Physiology

Craig Thomson
Systems Biology & Physiology
CD44v9 and cystine-glutamate transporter (xCT) potentiate the defense against ROS to allow for effective healing in response to gastric injury
Uncovering the role of WNT RTKs in MPNST tumorigenesis
March 6 Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison and
Pharmacology & Systems Physiology
Estimating RNA-Seq differential expression: How complex is it?
March 20 Mark Frey, PhD
University of Southern California
Neuregulin signaling in the intestine: controlling inflammation through contrasting effects on epithelial and immune cells
April 3 TBD  —
April 10 Dennis Selkoe, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital and
Harvard Medical School
The John Maggio Memorial Lecture
Deciphering the molecular bases of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases yields novel therapies 
*Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center
April 17 Ted Hong
Systems Biology & Physiology
Andrew Rosselot
Systems Biology & Physiology
May 8 Samantha Brugmann, PhD
Role of primary cilia in craniofacial development
May 15  Yaning Wang, PhD
US Food & Drug Administration
Balance between empiricism and mechanism
May 22 TBD  —

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