PHARMACOLOGY TRACK GRADUATE PROGRAM

Spring 2012 Schedule

 
JANUARY

January 11

Lin Mei, Ph.D.

Department of Neurology
Institute of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Georgia Health Sciences University - Augusta, Georgia

Title: Synapse formation and plasticity and their implications in muscular dystrophy and brain disorders
Noon
Room 444B

January 18

John A. Schetz, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Fort Worth, Texas

Title: Sigma receptors, antipsychotic drugs and the prevention of oxidative-nitrosative stress
Noon
Room 444B

January 25

Jonathan P. Godbout, Ph.D

Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Center fo Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio

Title: Impaired anti-inflammatory regulation of microglia in the brain of aged mice
Noon
Room 444B

FEBRUARY

February 1

Milena Girotti, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: Exploring the role of interleukin 6 in the neuroendocrine response to stress
Noon
Room 444B

February 8

Roger Porsalt, Ph.D.

Porsalt Inc., USA
Texas Research Park - San Antonio, Texas

Title: Animal modeling in behavior pharmacology
Noon
Room 444B

February 15

James Bower, Ph.D.

Computational Neurobiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: Using biologically realistic multi-scale models to link molecules to function: Be careful what you ask for
Noon
Room 444B

February 22

Meilian Liu, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: Adiponectin: Regulation and function in obesity, Type 2 diabetes and aging
Noon
Room 444B

February 29

Paul J. Wellman, Ph.D.

Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience Program
Department of Psychology
Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas

Title: Ghrelin and reinforcement circuits
Noon
Room 444B

MARCH

March 7

Kathleen M. Caron, Ph.D.

Cell & Molecular Physiology Department
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Title: RAMPs: from Mouse Phenotypes to Pharmacology
Noon
Room 444B

March 21

John E. Pintar, Ph.D.

Neuroscience and Cell Biology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine - Piscataway, New Jersey

Title: Genetic studies of opioid system function
Noon
Room 444B

March 28

Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.

Ginny and John Eulich Professorship in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwest Medical Center - Dallas, Texas

Title: Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Action
Noon
Room 444B

APRIL

April 4

Michael Beckstead, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: The effecs of methamphetamine on dendrodendritic dopamine neurotransmission
Noon
Room 444B

April 11

Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

UTMB Center for Addiction Research
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas

Title: Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor:5-HT2C Receptor Homeostasis in Impulsivity and Addiction
Noon
Room 444B

April 18

William Clarke, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: Peripheral Mechanisms of Opioid Analgesia
Noon
Room 444B

MAY

May 9

Gloria E. Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Microencapsulation and Nanomaterials Department
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division
Southwest Research Institute - San Antonio, Texas

Title: Beyond cholesterol lowering effects: Statins as bone anabolic agents for acceleration of fracture healing
Noon
Room 444B