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GIA Research Seminars jointly with Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics Seminar Series



Sept. 22, 2020
"Minocycline protects developing brain against ethanol-induced damage"
Josh Willms, MD/PhD Student, TTUHSC Graduate Student


Sept. 29, 2020
"The C-Circle Assay for alternative-lengthening-of-telomeres-activity"
Trevor Burrow, MD/PhD Student, TTUHSC Graduate Student


Oct. 6, 2020
"Sex Differences in Cannabinoid Analgesia"
Henry Blanton, TTUHSC Graduate Student


Oct. 20, 2020
"Defects in Protein Biogenesis and Human Diseases"
Dr. Andrey Karamyshev, CBB, SOM, TTUHSC


Oct. 30, 2020
“Nicotine effects from Tobacco Smoke and E-Cigarette Exposure on Brain Ischemia”
Dr. Tom Abbruscato, SOP, TTUHSC


Nov. 3, 2020
"Molecular Basis for Inhibition of the Na+/Citrate Transporter NaCT (SLC13A5) by Dicarboxylate Inhibitors"
Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez,  TTUHSC Graduate Student


Nov. 9, 2020 
“The Prion Principle at the Root of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Implications for Treatment and Diagnosis”
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month,
Dr. Claudio Soto, University of Texas Health Science Center


Nov. 10, 2020
"Targeting DNA Damage Response Promotes Antitumor Immunity through STING-Mediated T-Cell Activation in Small Cell Lung Cancer"
Ismail Mohiuddin, MD/PhD Student TTUHSC


Nov. 17, 2020
"Role of MCP-1 and CCR2 in ethanol-induced neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration in the developing brain"
Xiaobo Liu, TTUHSC Graduate Student 


Dec. 1, 2020
"Neuron-microglia interactions in the brain in a neuropathic pain model"
Peyton Presto, MD/PhD Student TTUHSC


Dec. 8, 2020
"Optogenetic manipulation of amygdala CRF neurons in pain"
Mariacristina Mazzitelli, TTUHSC Graduate Student


Jan. 19, 2021
"Mitochondrial calcium signaling in Alzheimer’s Disease"
Dr. Pooja Jadiya, Temple University-Lewis Katz School of Medicine


Jan. 26, 2021
"Innate immune responses to alpha-synuclein facilitate its progressive aggregation"
Dr. Nikhil Panicker, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Feb. 2, 2021
"RNA Metabolism and Translational Regulation in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Dr. Haining Zhu, University of Kentucky College of Medicine


March 2, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM
"The impact of anxiety on Alzheimer's disease progression: Of mice and (W0)men"
Holly Hunsberger, PhD, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist,
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University,
New York, NY


March 3, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM
"Boron Based Probes and Pharmacological Agents for Brain Diseases"
Dr. Bhaskar Das
Professor and Director, Medicinal Chemistry Program,
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences,
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY


March 8, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM
"Biomarker tools for Alzheimer’s Disease using high throughput data"
Laura Ibanez, PhD, Assistant Professor, NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


March 16, 2021 10:00AM-11:00AM
"Structural insights and classification of the disease-causing mutations in human Na+- coupled citrate transporter (NaCT)"
Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez, TTUHSC Graduate Student


March 23, 202110:00AM-11:00AM
"Identifying Biomarkers for Alcohol Use Disorder" 
Praneetha Panthagani, TTUHSC Graduate Student



April 2, 2021
"Narciclasine Impairs c-MYC Activity by Inhibiting DNA-PKcs-Mediated Phosphorylation of OCT4 in Small Cell Lung Cancer"
Ismail Mohiuddin, TTUHSC Graduate Student


April 6, 2021
"The Telomeric DNA C-circle Assay as a Companion Diagnostic for the p53-activating drug APR-246" 
Trevor Burrow, TTUHSC Graduate Student


April 13, 2021 @ 10:00AM-11:00AM
“Mutations in ATP1A1 Cause Dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 2”
Ryan Sweazey, TTUHSC Graduate Student


April 27, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:00am
"Development of a porcine model of a DSM-5 relevant Alcohol Use Disorder"
Xiaobo Liu, TTUHSC Graduate Student 


May 4, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:00am
 "Pharmacological and optogenetic manipulation of amygdala in pain"
Mariacristina Mazzitelli, PhD Student
Meeting ID: 957 7987 3416



May 11, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:00am
"Treatment of Inflammatory Disorders with Modified Minocycline Analogs: Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Josh Willms, MD/PhD Student, TTUHSC Graduate Student



May 18, 2021
Peyton Presto, TTUHSC Graduate Student

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