Past Seminars

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
2/6/2017 Lu Dai, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky "Effects of Fetal Ethanol Exposure on Behaviors and Brain Structure of C57BL/6 Mice" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/10/2017 Nathaniel Holcomb, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky "Nucleotide excision repair: Impacts of environmental carcinogens and its role in cancer susceptibility in Appalachian Kentucky" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/13/2017 Chontida Yarana, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky "Role of extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced tissue injury" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/20/2017 Anthony Sinai, Ph.D. University of Kentucky "New insights into the architecture of the cell cycle in the protazoan Toxoplasma gondii exposed by the loss of an OTU-family deubiquitinase" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/27/2017 Jianhang Jia, Ph.D. University of Kentucky "Drosophila: a versatile model in cell biology and signaling" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
3/6/2017 Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences "Cardiovascular effects of low and high-dose radiaion" Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
3/13/2017 Farrah Kheradmand, MD Baylor College of Medicine "Cigarette Smoke and DNA Cleavage Promote Lung Inflammation, Emphysema and Cancer Jian Fu, Ph.D.
3/20/2017 Siyuan Zhang, MD.,Ph.D. University of Notre Dame "Brain metastasis: from global metastasis landscape to molecular insights" Chengfeng Yang, Ph.D.
3/27/2017 Michael Borchers, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati “Cigarette Smoking Effects on the Pulmonary Immune Microenvironment” Jian Fu, Ph.D.
4/3/2017 Hyeong-Reh Kim, Ph.D. Wayne State University "A Novel Function of PDGF D in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis: New biology of an old growth factor family member" Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/10/2017 Daniel T. Starcyznowski, Ph.D. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center "Role of innate immune signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of hematologic malignancies" Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
4/17/2017 W. Keith Miskimins, Ph.D. University of South Dakota "Metformin and other metabolism-targeted drugs in cancer" Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/24/2017 Donna Zhang, Ph.D. University of Arizona "Nrf2 in Environmental Response and Disease Intervention Joy Zhang, Ph.D.
9/11/2017 Jieran Li, Graduate Student University of Kentucky "Assessing the impact of surface modification on the uptake and toxicity of engineered nano-materials in plants and herbivores" Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
9/18/2017 Ai-Ming Yu, Ph.D. UC Davis School of Medicine "MicroRNA pharmacoepigenetics towards improved cancer therapy" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
9/25/2017 GQ Zhang, Ph.D. University of Kentucky “Informatics at UK” Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
10/2/2017 Jeffrey M. Peters, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University "Examining the role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-beta/delta (PPARb/d) in carcinogenesis" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
10/9/2017 Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. University of Rochester Medical Center "Tobacco smoke/Oxidative stress effect on mitochondrial dysfunction, and signaling through extracellular vesicles/exosomes" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
10/16/2017 Eva Goellner Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego "Mechanisms of DNA mismatch repair excision and the potential for polygenic interactions in microsatellite unstable cancers" Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
10/23/2017 Marisa Kamelgarn, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky "Mutant FUS Represses Protein Translation Through Activation of Nonsense Mediated Decay" Haining Zhu, Ph.D.
10/30/2017 T.C. He University of Chicago “Missing lncs between Stem Cell Differentiation and Tumorigenesis” Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
11/6/2017 Patti Erdely National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health “Understanding the toxicities associated with welding fume exposure” Chengfeng Yang, Ph.D.
11/13/2017 Wei Tong, Ph.D. Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania "Ubiquitin-dependent signaling in hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid malignancies" Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
11/20/2017 James Sledziona, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky "Influence of the Par-4 Tumor-Suppressor Upon Adipogenesis and Obesity" Vivek Rangnekar, Ph.D.
11/27/2017 Anye Wamucho, Ph.D. Candidate University of Kentucky Examining genomic and epigenetic effects of silver nanomaterials in Caenorhabditis elegans after multigenerational exposure Olga Tsyusko, Ph.D.
12/4/2017 Jamie Bernard, Ph.D. Michigan State University "Finding the Mechanistic Link Between Belly Fat and Cancer: Implications for Toxicology and Chemoprevention” Andrew Lane, Ph.D.
Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/25/2016 Dustin Carroll University of Kentucky "Evaluation of the HSC Redox State and it's Potential as a Therapeutic Target for Hematopoietic Malignancies" Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/1/2016 Nikhil Hebbar University of Kentucky "Overcoming Treatment Resistance in Heterogeneous Tumors" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/8/2016 Dean P. Jones, Ph.D. Emory University School of Medicine "Exposures and exposure memory: sequencing the human exposome” Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
2/15/2016 Ye Yang University of Kentucky "Metabolic Reprogramming in Lung Cancer cells and tissues revealed by FTMS based SIRM (stable isotope resolved metabolomics)" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/22/2016 Qing-Bai She, Ph.D. University of Kentucky “4E-BP1 as an Oncotarget: Basic and Therapeutic Implications” Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
2/29/2016 Stuart Jarrett, Ph.D. University of Kentucky “Understanding the molecular mechanisms of MC1R signaling and repair of UV-induced DNA damage” Toxicology and Cancer Biology
3/7/2016 Lin-Feng Chen, Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign “Regulation of NF-kB signaling in Cancer and Immunity” Ying Liang, Ph.D.
3/21/2016 Qing-Yu Zhang, Ph.D. "Function and Regulation of P450 Enzymes in Intestine" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
3/28/2016 Shizhen Emily Wang, Ph.D. Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope “Cancer-derived extracellular RNA in breast cancer metastasis” Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/4/2016 Alissa M. Weaver, M.D., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University "Functions and regulation of secreted cancer cell exosomes" Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/14/2016 Hedy Chawsheen University of Kentucky "'Role of Sulfiredoxin interacting proteins in lung cancer development" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/15/2016 Murli Mishra University of Kentucky "Exploration of the Srx-Prx Axis as a Small-Molecule Target" Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/18/2016 Clark Lantz, Ph.D. University of Arizona "Pulmonary Targets of Arsenic, a Known Environmental Carcinogen" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
4/19/2016 Nikhil Hebbar University of Kentucky “Overcoming treatment resistance in heterogeneous tumors” Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/25/2016 Danny Welch, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center "The forgotten genome: Surprising roles of mitochondria in cancer metastasis" Vivek Rangnekar, Ph.D.
9/12/2016 Jing Zhang, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison "The mystery of oncogenic KRAS: lessons from studying its wild-type counterpart" Ying Liang, M.D./Ph.D.
9/19/2016 Jeff Moscow, M.D. Investigational Drug Branch “The challenge of cancer precision medicine in an evidence-based world” Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
9/26/2016 David Plas, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati "Targeting oncogenic metabolism through inactivation of S6K1" Hsin-Sheng Yang, Ph.D.
10/3/2016 Michael Kemp, Ph.D. Wright State "Protecting the genome through nucleotide excision repair and DNA damage checkpoints" John D'Orazio, M.D./Ph.D.
10/10/2016 Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati "MED1/HER2 Crosstalk in Breast Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Therapy Resistance" Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
10/17/2016 Jay Petrick, Ph.D. Monsanto "Food Safety of Double Stranded RNA for Insect Control" DTCB
10/24/2016 Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D. Rutgers University "Cellular stress in oncogenesis: proteostasis, redox regulation, glutamine metabolism" Hsin-Sheng Yang, Ph.D.
10/31/2016 Hideo Watanable, M.D., Ph.D. Mount Sinai "Transcriptional regulation of lineage in lung cancer” Nathan Vanderford, Ph.D.
11/7/2016 Hunter Moseley, Ph.D. University of Kentucky "Structural and Functional Characterization of Expected and Aberrant Metal Ion Coordination in Proteins" DTCB
11/14/2016 Jin Chen, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University "EphA2 RTK in cancer and metabolism" Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
11/21/2016 Aloysius Klingelhutz, Ph.D. Iowa "Toxin Disruption of Adipocyte Function: Potential Role in Type II Diabetes" Bernhard Hennig, Ph.D.
11/28/2016 Jason Richardson, Ph.D. Northeastern Ohio Medical University "Pesticide Exposure as a Risk Factor For Alzheimer’s Disease: Evidence in Mice and Man" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
12/5/2016 Peter M.Gannett, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University "Electron Transfer and Metabolism by Immobilized Cytochrome P450 Enzymes" Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
12/12/2016 Cheryl S. Rosenfield, Ph.D. Missouri “Environmental Chemical-Induced Dysbiosis: Another Possible Portal for Systemic Disease” Joy Zhang, Ph.D.