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2022 Research Seminar Calendar

March 22
"Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research in Reddy Lab: Dedication to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Part V"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

February 22
"Role of PINK1 in neuronal development and synaptic plasticity: implications to cognitive decline in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease"

Rugen Dagda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmocology
University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

February 15
"Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research in Reddy Lab: Dedication to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Part IV"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

January 18
"Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research in Reddy Lab: Dedication to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Part III"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

2021 Research Seminar Calendar

December 21
"TDP-43 and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases"

Xinglong Wang, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmocology and Experimental Neuroscience
UNMC College of Medicine

December 8
"Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research in Reddy Lab: Dedication to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Part II"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

November 23
"Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research in Reddy Lab: Dedication to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Part I"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

October 12
"Healthy Aging, Healthy Lifestyle and Reduced Risk of Dementia"

P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

September 28
"Vitamin A Deficiency in Alzheimer’s Disease: Inspiration from the Human and Mouse Transcriptome"

J. Josh Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Garrison Institute for Aging
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

July 20
"Roles for Neuronal Excitability and Bioenergetics in the Regulation of Longevity"

Kartik Venkatachalam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

July 13
"DNA Damage Leads to Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease"

Vilhelm Bohr, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology
National Institute of Health

May 18
"Regulatory RNAs in Alzheimer's Pathology"

Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D.
Chief
Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics
National Institute on Aging

April 20
"From Mechanisms to Medicines: Realizing the DREAM of an Alzheimer's Cure"

Madhav Thambisetty, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator and Chief
Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Section
Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging

March 16
"Deterioration in Brain Function in Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Can Aerobic Exercise Ameliorate It?"

Binu Thomas, Ph.D.
Advanced Imaging Research Center & Department of Radiology
Southwestrn Medical Center
University of Texas

February 23
"Protective Effects of a Small Molecule Inhibitor, DDQ Against Aging, Amyloid Beta, and Phosphorylated Tau in Alzheimer's Disease"

Murali Vijayn, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

January 19
"Anti-diabetic Effects of Chaya, Cnidoscolus chayamanasa in Type 2 Diabetes Mouse Model - TallyHo"

Bhagavathi Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2020 Research Seminar Calendar

December 8
"Research Experience to K99/R00 at Reddy Lab, TTUHSC: Focus on Synaptic MicroRNAs in Alzheimer's Disease"

Subodh Kumar, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

November 17
"Neurogenomics of Alcohol Use Disorder"

Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmocology and Neuroscience
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

April 28
"Behavioral Problems in Dementia Patients"

Keya Malhorta, MD
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Grace Clinic of Lubbock

March 10
"Applying Nanotechnology in Nutritional Studies for Combating Obesity and Atherosclerosis"

Shu Wang, MD, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University

February 11
"Host Defense Amyloids"

Gail Cornwall, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2019 Research Seminar Calendar

December 17
"Potential link between branched-chain amino acids and Alzheimer’s disease"

Andrew Shin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Facility
Department of Nutritional Sciences

Texas Tech University

November 19
"Alzheimer’s disease and Atypical Alzheimer’s syndromes"

Parunyou Julayanont, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Department of Neurology
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

September 10
"Adenovirus 36 and its E4orf1 protein improves glycemic control and markers of Alzheimer’s disease"

Vijay Hegde, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech University, Lubbock

August 27
“Vitamin A deficiency in pathogenic mechanisms of homeostatic collapse”

J. Josh Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Garrison Institute for Aging
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
 

July 9
“How mRNA Polyadenylation Controls Human Intelligence and Brain Development”

Clint MacDonald, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

June 18
“MicroRNAs: innovative targets for ischemic stroke”

Murali Vijayan
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Internal Medicine—Lubbock
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

June 11
“A role for Nrf2/ARE cytoprotective signaling in developmental toxicity”

Madhu Narasimhan
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
 

May 2
“MicroRNA-455-3p and Alzheimer’s disease”

Subodh Kumar
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Internal Medicine—Lubbock
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

April 23
“A pan-serotype target for Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis”

Atish Prakash
Program Director
Garrison Institute on Aging
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
 

April 17
“In utero determinants of Alzheimer's disease risk”

Dr. Domenico Pratico
Scott Richards North Star Foundation Chair, Alzheimer’s Research
Director, Alzheimer's Center at Temple (ACT)
Professor of Pharmacology, Immunology and Microbiology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
 

March 26
“Renal lipids, gut microbes, and kidney disease”

Dr. Ion Alexandru Bobulescu, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
 

February 19
"Cross talk between Prostate Cancer and its Microenvironment Reveals New Therapeutic Targets"

Manisha Tripathi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

January 15
"Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis: Novel Signaling Mechanisms and Mouse Models"

Srinivas Nandana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

January 9
"Ghrelin Receptor and hippocampal synaptic stress in Alzheimer's disease"

Heng Du, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX