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The department seminar showcases cutting-edge research in physiology, pharmacology and related disciplines, spanning basic research to translational science. We invite internationally renowned visitors or local investigators from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital to discuss their work. Seminars are held weekly throughout the fall semester, spring semester, and the first portion ("Maymester") of the summer term.

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
4051 Medical Sciences Building
*except where indicated

Refreshments are served. For more information about the seminar program, please contact Jeannie Cummins (Program Manager), Email: or Tel: 513-558-3102.

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February 8Stacey Schutte, PhD
University of Cincinnati
The mechanosensitivity of uterine fibroids
February 15Michael Tranter, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Adipose tissue as a direct endocrine mediator of myocardial physiology
March 8Xenia Davis
Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology

Dakota Zinani
Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology
The role of adipocyte-specific signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 during sepsis 

The effect of antagonists on drug-induced lever-pressing behavior during unloading
March 29Darshini Desai
Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology

Natalie Norman
Systems Biology and Physiology
Modelling cardiac dysfunction associated with a polymorphic D389V variant in MYBPC3 using hiPSC-derived cardiac organoids 

An exercise-driven, insulin-independent glucose uptake pathway in contracting skeletal muscle
April 12Christopher Parker
Systems Biology and Physiology

Faiz Rizvi
Systems Biology and Physiology
Mathematical modeling of the HPA axis in MDD 

maxATAC: genome-scale transcription-factor binding prediction from ATAC-seq with deep neural networks
April 26Laurence Coutillier, PhD
The Ohio State University
Prefrontal interneurons and female vulnerability to stress
May 3Alaa Alghamdi
Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology

Kairavee Thakkar
Systems Biology and Physiology
Association between tacrolimus and CYP3A5 genotype in pediatric kidney transplant 

De novo patient subtype and phenotype discovery from single-cell data using UDON
*May 17, 11:00 am, MSB E351Kranias Symposium on Early Career Mentorship
Maria Kontaridis, PhD
Gordon K. Moe Professor and Chair in Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine, Director of Research,
Masonic Medical Research Institute
The road to scientific success: from phosphatases to leadership
*October 14, 3:00 pm, MSB E351Arnold Schwartz Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology Lecture
Walter Koch, PhD
William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine,
Chair and Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences,
Director, Center for Translational Medicine,
Lewis Katz School of Medicine,
Temple University
GRK2 and GRK5 in the heart: a tail of 2 kinases
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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0575