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Seminar Schedule

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

2018 Winter/Spring Series

January 22

Jayne Garland, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Western University

Emphasizing speed in the rehabilitation of ambulatory balance after stroke”


Host: Frank Beier

January 29

Ian Tobias

Physiology  PhD Candidate



“Phenotypic and metabolic plasticity of embryonic stem cells from the domestic dog”


Host: Dean Betts

February 5

Sashko Damjanovski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Western University


“The regulation of cell movement by MT1-MMP - more than just a protease"


Host: John DiGuglielmo

February 26

Nole Hiebert

Physiology  PhD Candidate

“Role of the striatum in learning and decision making”

Host: Adrian Owen

March 5

Peter Rogan, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Genome Bioinformatics,   Tier I Professor of Biochemistry, Oncology & Computer Science, University of Western Ontario

“Prediction of genomic responses to chemotherapies and radiotherapy in cancer by biochemically-inspired machine learning”

Host: Brad Urquhart

March 12

Seema Bhatnagar, PhD

Associate Professor, Director, Stress Neurobiology Group Abramson Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

"Neural circuitry underlying adaptations to repeated stress" 


Host: Wataru  Inoue

March 19

Christophe Altier, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology University of Calgary


“Modulation of the Mu Opioid Receptor (MOR) by the TRPV1 channel”


Host: Rithwik Ramachandran

March 26

Opening Doors

“Graduate Degrees: Opening Doors To Exciting Careers!”


April 2

Aze Wilson

Physiology  PhD Candidate

"Drug metabolism and response in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

Host: Richard Kim

April 9

Gary Lopaschuk, PhD

Adjunct Professor & AHFMR Scientist, University of Alberta

"Optimizing cardiac energy metabolism as an approach to treating heart failure"


Host: Qingping Feng

April 16

Bernardo Trigatti, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University


"HDL beyond cholesterol transport: HDL signaling and protection against cardiovascular disease"


Host: Rithwik Ramachandran

April 30


Chris Kennedy, PhD

Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

"Toll-like receptors and NADPH Oxidase 5 activity:  oxidative stress takes a toll on renal function"


Host: Brad Urquhart

May 7

Daniel Lorusso 

Physiology PhD Candidate

"Dynamic mechanostimulation of live cells during real-time microscopy"

Host: Jeff Dixon


All lectures will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Medical Science Building 384

Everyone WelcomeRefreshments Provided

Also video broadcast to VH rm. A6-103

This Seminar Series is Sponsored by the Mogenson Trust.

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