2011 Seminars

January 20 Margaret Vizzard, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Vermont  "Overexpression of NGF in mouse urothelium leads to neuronal hyperinnervation, pelvic sensitivity and changes in urinary bladder function"
February 3Paul Newhouse, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont  "Memory and Menopause: Estrogen-Cholinergic Interactions and Human Cognitive Aging"
February 10Mordecai Blaustein, M.D.,Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine "How Salt Causes Hypertension: The Pump, the Exchanger, TRPCs, and the Holy Spirit"
February 17Jefferson Frisbee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center “Altered Spatio-Temporal Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Perfusion Distribution in the Metabolic Syndrome”
February 24Jason Botten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine “Hantavirus and Arenavirus Host-Pathogen Interactions”
March 24Sally Huber, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine  "Cross-Talk Between iNKT and yä T cells in Coxsackievirus B3 Induced Myocarditis"
April 14Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Matthew Betzenhauser, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center  “Regulating Ca2+ release from intracellular stores in physiology and disease"
May 3Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Zhihua Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine "Cytokines/growth factors and vein graft remodeling"
May 5Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Elizabeth Alli, Ph.D., Department of Medicine-Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine"Impact of DNA Base-Excision Repair on the Interception of Breast Cancer"
May 12Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Matthew Rand, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine "Toxicology of environmental mercury: molecular targets and protective pathways"
May 17Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Brian Ceresa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center  “Optimizing Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activity by Modulating Its Endocytic Trafficking"
May 19Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology & Psychology, Vanderbilt University  "The puzzle of serotonin in autism: A tale of rare mutations and a common endophenotype"
September 29Choel Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine  "Probing the Molecular Basis of Cyclic Nucleotide Selectivity"
October 4Anthony Heagerty, M.D., Professor and Honorary Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Head of Cardiovascular Research, University of Manchester "Small artery structure and function in the metabolic syndrome: the role of perivascular fat"
October 6Andrew Johnson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa "The "Stat3" of the Union: INflammation and Angiotensin II in Hypertension"
October 7Cenk Ayata, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology & Radiology, Harvard Medical School  "Spreading depolarizations in stroke and other brain injury states"
October 20Harold Swartz, M.D., M.S.P.H., PH.D., Professor of Radiology, Communcity a & Family Medicine & Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School  "Repeated measurements of real pO2 in vivo in preclinical models and clinically using EPR Oximetry"
October 25Jessica Cassavaugh, Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont College of Medicine  "Negative Regulation of HIF-1A and its Impact on Hypoxia-Mediated Angiogenesis"
November 17Ludwig Neyses, M.D., Professor & Chair, Departments of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Manchester  "Novel and unexpected roles of the sarcolemmal calcium pumps A(PMCAs) in heart failure and hypertension"
December 8Alain Rivard, M. D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal "Modulation of ischemia-induced neovascularization by cardiovascular risk factors and oxidative stress"
 December 15Jason Stumpf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics  "Two kinesin-dependent mechanisms spatially control mitotic chromosome movements."

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