Department of BioMolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi

 

Department of BioMolecular Sciences

Fall 2016 Graduate Student and External Speaker Seminar Series
In TCRC 2066 on Tuesdays at 11 am
except as noted by text in red

(Titles will be posted as they become available)

 

 

Speaker Title Date
Dr. Tracy Brooks     Welcome back and organizational meeting   August 23
Adam Keasling Molecular Characterization of the Opioid Receptors: Design and Development of Salvinorin A-based Molecular Probes August 30
Vimal Sharma Secondary Metabolites from Mirabilis multiflora September 6
Rhianna Morgan G-quadruplexes as Molecular Targets for Transcriptional Control September 13
Trisha Dhawan Developing Zebrafish as an In vivo Model for Screening of Chemotherapeutic Compounds for Breast Cancer September 20

Dr. Jason Rohde, NIH

Guest Speaker

Host: David Colby

 

Collaboration-Empowered Discovery at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

 

September 27

 

Veda Gogineni

 

Phytochemical Investigation of Psychoactive Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Neurological Disorders

September 29 THURSDAY

1:00pm

Harshul Batra Binding and regulation of kRAS transcription by transcription factors: a role in pancreatic cancer October 4
Kelsey McPherson Synthesis and Evaluation of Dual-Acting Ligands for Mu Opioid Receptor and Neuropeptide FF October 11

Dr. Timothy Wencewicz, Wash U

Guest Speaker

Host: Cole Stevens

 

Biosynthesis of Beta-Lactone Natural Products on NRPS Assembly Lines

 

October 13 THURSDAY

1:00pm

Santu Singha Evaluation of Toxicological Potential of 4-O-Methylhonoiol on Japanese Medaka Embryo-larval Development in a Time- and Concentration-dependent Manner October 18

Dr. Valeria Coscia

Vice President, Research and Development, NORAMCO INC.

Guest Speaker

Host: Christopher McCurdy

 

 

Career Overview of Noramco, Inc.

 

 

October 25

 

Mohamed Albadry

 

Isolation, Structure Elucidation and Synthesis of Natural Products Efficient Tools for Dealing with a Needle in a Haystack

October 27 THURSDAY

1:00pm

 

Najla Alzaid

 

Anti-inflammatory Properties of Betulin and its Derivatives

 

October 28 FRIDAY

3:00pm

Taisen Hao Nucleic Acid Clamp-mediated Transcriptional and Translational Modulation of Oncogenes via the Stabilization of G-quadruplexes November 1
Omer Fantoukh Isolation of Phytoconstituents from Aspalathus linearis for Safety and Quality Assessment November 8

Dr. Sarah Knox, UCSF

Guest Speaker

Host: Josh Sharp

 

It Takes Nerve: Neuronal Regulation of Epithelial Organ Development and Regeneration

November 10 THURSDAY

1:00pm

Abidah Parveen Phytochemical Investigation of Tinospora Species November 15
Vimal Sharma

“Intranasal Delivery of CDNF Loaded Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

November 18

3:00pm

No Seminar No Seminar November 22
Surendra Jain Recent Advances in Drug Discovery Models for Tropical Disease: Leishmaniasis and Malaria November 29
Munia Sowaileh Fluorinated Organic Molecules for Medicinal Applications December 6 

 

Santu Singha

 

LPS-mediated Parkinson’s Disease in Medaka: Prevention by Magnolia Bark Extract

December 8 

THURSDAY

2:30 pm TCRC 1044

 

Vimal Sharma

 

Formulation Development for Effective Intranasal Delivery of CDNF Loaded Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

December 9 

FRIDAY

3:00 pm TCRC 1044