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.
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.