2012-2013 CDIB Seminar Series

August 8, 2012 Krishna Bhat, Ph.D. (Faculty Candidate)
Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
"Transcriptional Regulation of Mesenchymal Transition in Glioblastoma and its Therapeutic Implications"
September 5, 2012 W. Timothy Garvey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"NR4A3 Orphan Nuclear Receptors: bedside to bench to bedside?" 
September 19, 2012 Konstantin V. Kandror, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Boston University School of Medicine
"The Glut4 Pathway in Adipose Cells" 
October 3, 2012 Nicolas Berbari, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Primary Cilia in Appetite and Satiety" 
October 17, 2012 Kathryn Andersen, Ph.D.
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
"Cilia, Centrosomes and Signaling in the Mouse Embryo" 
October 31, 2012 Cathy Fuller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Deg/ENAc Cation Channels in Glioblastoma: A Role for Integrin β1?" 
November 7, 2012 Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D. (Faculty Candidate)
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University 
"Intrinsic and Extrinsic Glioblastoma Stem Cell Maintenance Factors as Therapeutic Targets" 
November 14, 2012
First Annual
Dale J. Benos
Memorial Seminar 
David Pearce, M.D.
Professor, Division of Nephrology
Member at Large, Diabetes Center
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco 
"Aldosterone Regulation of ENaC" 
November 28, 2012 Maaike Everts, Ph.D.
Research Projector Director, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"The Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance: Translational Science Through Collaboration" 
December 12, 2012 Haian Fu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Emory University
"Targeting Protein-Protein Interaction Networks in Cancer for Small Molecule Modulator Discovery" 
January 9, 2013 Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Excitation/Inhibition Imbalance in the Hippocampus of Mecp2 Mutant Mics and its Contribution to Rett Syndrome" 
January 23, 2013 Paul Patterson, Ph.D.
Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences
California Institute of Technology
"Brain-Gut-Immune Connections in Autism and Schizophrenia" 
February 6, 2013 Jeonga Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Lipid Metabolism and Autophagy" 
Friday,
February 8, 2013
11:30 AM
(note unusual day/time/location)
Winston Lancaster, Ph.D. (Faculty Candidate) 
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Sacramento
"Human Anatomy as an Internal Organized System"
Location: Shelby 515 
Tuesday,
February 19, 2013
11:30 AM
(note unusual day/time/location)
William Brooks, Ph.D. (Faculty Candidate)
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Harding University
"Training the Next Generation: Using Basic Science and Team-based Learning (TBL) as Tools of Education"
Location: Shelby 515 
February 20, 2013 Aneth Shalev, M.D.
Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Department of Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Diabetes Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Regulating TXNIP: Implications for Diabetes" 
March 6, 2013 Ora Weisz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Renal-Electrolyic Division, Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Pittsburgh
"Apical Traffic in Renal Epithelial Cells" 
March 20, 2013 Steven Caroll, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Cancer Genomics in a Mouse Model of Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasia" 
April 3, 2013 Chava Kimchi-Sarfaty, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Fellow
Food and Drug Administration
"Bioengineered Therapeutic Proteins: Synonymous Mutations May Matter" 
April 17, 2013 Zszuza Bebok, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Breaking the Silence -- The Sound of a Silent Codon Change in CFTR" 
May 1, 2013 Christine Beattie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University
"Analysis of Motoneuron Development and Function in a Zebrafish Model of the Motoneuron Disease SNA" 
May 15, 2013 Scott Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Ubiquitin Signaling Events Regulate Synaptic Transmission at the Neuromuscular Junction" 
May 29, 2013 Nicole Riddle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Characterization of Drosophila HP1B and Its Relationship with Other HP1 Family Members"