Past Seminars

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
2/6/2017 Lu Dai, Ph.D. Candidate "Effects of Fetal Ethanol Exposure on Behaviors and Brain Structure of C57BL/6 Mice" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/10/2017 Nathaniel Holcomb, Ph.D. Candidate "Nucleotide excision repair: Impacts of environmental carcinogens and its role in cancer susceptibility in Appalachian Kentucky" CTW rm 014 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/13/2017 Chontida Yarana, Ph.D. Candidate "Role of extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced tissue injury" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/20/2017 Anthony Sinai, Ph.D. "New insights into the architecture of the cell cycle in the protazoan Toxoplasma gondii exposed by the loss of an OTU-family deubiquitinase" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/27/2017 Jianhang Jia, Ph.D. "Drosophila: a versatile model in cell biology and signaling" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
3/6/2017 Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. "Cardiovascular effects of low and high-dose radiaion" MN 263 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
3/13/2017 Farrah Kheradmand, MD "Cigarette Smoke and DNA Cleavage Promote Lung Inflammation, Emphysema and Cancer MN 263 Baylor College of Medicine Jian Fu, Ph.D.
3/20/2017 Siyuan Zhang, MD.,Ph.D. "Brain metastasis: from global metastasis landscape to molecular insights" MN 263 University of Notre Dame Chengfeng Yang, Ph.D.
3/27/2017 Michael Borchers, Ph.D. “Cigarette Smoking Effects on the Pulmonary Immune Microenvironment” MN 263 University of Cincinnati Jian Fu, Ph.D.
4/3/2017 Hyeong-Reh Kim, Ph.D. "A Novel Function of PDGF D in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis: New biology of an old growth factor family member" MN 263 Wayne State University Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/10/2017 Daniel T. Starcyznowski, Ph.D. "Role of innate immune signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of hematologic malignancies" MN 263 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
4/17/2017 W. Keith Miskimins, Ph.D. "Metformin and other metabolism-targeted drugs in cancer" MN 263 University of South Dakota Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/24/2017 Donna Zhang, Ph.D. "Nrf2 in Environmental Response and Disease Intervention MN 263 University of Arizona
9/11/2017 Jieran Li, Graduate Student "Assessing the impact of surface modification on the uptake and toxicity of engineered nano-materials in plants and herbivores" MN 263 University of Kentucky Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
9/18/2017 Ai-Ming Yu, Ph.D. "MicroRNA pharmacoepigenetics towards improved cancer therapy" MN 263 UC Davis School of Medicine
9/25/2017 GQ Zhang, Ph.D. “Informatics at UK” MN 263 University of Kentucky Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
10/2/2017 Jeffrey M. Peters, Ph.D. "Examining the role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-beta/delta (PPARb/d) in carcinogenesis" MN 263 The Pennsylvania State University
10/9/2017 Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. "Tobacco smoke/Oxidative stress effect on mitochondrial dysfunction, and signaling through extracellular vesicles/exosomes" MN 263 University of Rochester Medical Center
10/16/2017 Eva Goellner "Mechanisms of DNA mismatch repair excision and the potential for polygenic interactions in microsatellite unstable cancers" MN 263 Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
10/23/2017 Marisa Kamelgarn, Ph.D. Candidate "Mutant FUS Represses Protein Translation Through Activation of Nonsense Mediated Decay" MN 263 University of Kentucky Haining Zhu, Ph.D.
10/30/2017 T.C. He “Missing lncs between Stem Cell Differentiation and Tumorigenesis” MN 263 University of Chicago Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
11/6/2017 Patti Erdely “Understanding the toxicities associated with welding fume exposure” MN 263 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Chengfeng Yang, Ph.D.
11/13/2017 Wei Tong, Ph.D. "Ubiquitin-dependent signaling in hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid malignancies" MN 263 Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Ying Liang, MD/Ph.D.
11/20/2017 James Sledziona, Ph.D. Candidate "Influence of the Par-4 Tumor-Suppressor Upon Adipogenesis and Obesity" MN 263 University of Kentucky Vivek Rangnekar, Ph.D.
11/27/2017 Anye Wamucho, Ph.D. Candidate Examining genomic and epigenetic effects of silver nanomaterials in Caenorhabditis elegans after multigenerational exposure MN 263 University of Kentucky Olga Tsyusko, Ph.D.
12/4/2017 Jamie Bernard, Ph.D. "Finding the Mechanistic Link Between Belly Fat and Cancer: Implications for Toxicology and Chemoprevention” MN 263 Michigan State University Andrew Lane, Ph.D.
Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
1/25/2016 Dustin Carroll "Evaluation of the HSC Redox State and it's Potential as a Therapeutic Target for Hematopoietic Malignancies" MN 263 University of Kentucky Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/1/2016 Nikhil Hebbar "Overcoming Treatment Resistance in Heterogeneous Tumors" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/8/2016 Dean P. Jones, Ph.D. "Exposures and exposure memory: sequencing the human exposome” MN 263 Emory University School of Medicine
2/15/2016 Ye Yang "Metabolic Reprogramming in Lung Cancer cells and tissues revealed by FTMS based SIRM (stable isotope resolved metabolomics)" MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
2/22/2016 Qing-Bai She, Ph.D. “4E-BP1 as an Oncotarget: Basic and Therapeutic Implications” MN 263 University of Kentucky Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
2/29/2016 Stuart Jarrett, Ph.D. “Understanding the molecular mechanisms of MC1R signaling and repair of UV-induced DNA damage” MN 263 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
3/7/2016 Lin-Feng Chen, Ph.D. “Regulation of NF-kB signaling in Cancer and Immunity” MN 263 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Ying Liang, Ph.D.
3/21/2016 Qing-Yu Zhang, Ph.D. "Function and Regulation of P450 Enzymes in Intestine" MN 263
3/28/2016 Shizhen Emily Wang, Ph.D. “Cancer-derived extracellular RNA in breast cancer metastasis” MN 263 Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/4/2016 Alissa M. Weaver, M.D., Ph.D. "Functions and regulation of secreted cancer cell exosomes" MN 263 Vanderbilt University Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
4/14/2016 Hedy Chawsheen "'Role of Sulfiredoxin interacting proteins in lung cancer development" MN 363 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/15/2016 Murli Mishra "Exploration of the Srx-Prx Axis as a Small-Molecule Target" MN 563 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/18/2016 Clark Lantz, Ph.D. "Pulmonary Targets of Arsenic, a Known Environmental Carcinogen" MN 263 University of Arizona
4/19/2016 Nikhil Hebbar “Overcoming treatment resistance in heterogeneous tumors” BioPharm Complex RM 570 University of Kentucky Toxicology and Cancer Biology
4/25/2016 Danny Welch, Ph.D. "The forgotten genome: Surprising roles of mitochondria in cancer metastasis" MN 263 University of Kansas Medical Center Vivek Rangnekar, Ph.D.
9/12/2016 Jing Zhang, Ph.D. "The mystery of oncogenic KRAS: lessons from studying its wild-type counterpart" MN 263 University of Wisconsin-Madison Ying Liang, M.D./Ph.D.
9/19/2016 Jeff Moscow, M.D. “The challenge of cancer precision medicine in an evidence-based world” MN 263 Investigational Drug Branch Daret St. Clair, Ph.D.
9/26/2016 David Plas, Ph.D. "Targeting oncogenic metabolism through inactivation of S6K1" MN 263 University of Cincinnati Hsin-Sheng Yang, Ph.D.
10/3/2016 Michael Kemp, Ph.D. "Protecting the genome through nucleotide excision repair and DNA damage checkpoints" MN 263 Wright State John D'Orazio, M.D./Ph.D.
10/10/2016 Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D. "MED1/HER2 Crosstalk in Breast Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Therapy Resistance" MN 263 University of Cincinnati Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
10/17/2016 Jay Petrick, Ph.D. "Food Safety of Double Stranded RNA for Insect Control" MN 263 Monsanto DTCB
10/24/2016 Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D. "Cellular stress in oncogenesis: proteostasis, redox regulation, glutamine metabolism" MN 263 Rutgers University Hsin-Sheng Yang, Ph.D.
10/31/2016 Hideo Watanable, M.D., Ph.D. "Transcriptional regulation of lineage in lung cancer” MN 263 Mount Sinai Nathan Vanderford, Ph.D.
11/7/2016 Hunter Moseley, Ph.D. "Structural and Functional Characterization of Expected and Aberrant Metal Ion Coordination in Proteins" MN 263 University of Kentucky DTCB
11/14/2016 Jin Chen, Ph.D. "EphA2 RTK in cancer and metabolism" MN 263 Vanderbilt University Qiou Wei, Ph.D.
11/21/2016 Aloysius Klingelhutz, Ph.D. "Toxin Disruption of Adipocyte Function: Potential Role in Type II Diabetes" MN 263 Iowa Bernhard Hennig, Ph.D.
11/28/2016 Jason Richardson, Ph.D. "Pesticide Exposure as a Risk Factor For Alzheimer’s Disease: Evidence in Mice and Man" MN 263 Northeastern Ohio Medical University
12/5/2016 Peter M.Gannett, Ph.D. "Electron Transfer and Metabolism by Immobilized Cytochrome P450 Enzymes" MN 263 Nova Southeastern University
12/12/2016 Cheryl S. Rosenfield, Ph.D. “Environmental Chemical-Induced Dysbiosis: Another Possible Portal for Systemic Disease” MN 263 Missouri