Department of BioMolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi


Department of BioMolecular Sciences

Spring 2019 Graduate Student and External Speaker Seminar Series

All Seminars located in TCRC 2066

 Tuesdays at 11:00 am

 Thursdays at 10:30 am

(Titles will be posted as they become available. Changes are noted in red.)


Speaker Title Date
Dr. David Colby Course Introduction and Policies  January 22, Tuesday
Dr. Michio Kurosu
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center         Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Guest Speaker
Host: Josh Sharp
Discovery of Selective Phosphotransferase Inhibitors for
Antibacterial or Anticancer Chemotherapeutics
January 24, Thursday
No Seminar No Seminar January 29, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar January 31, Thursday

Nick Akins

Sweta Adhikari

Design and Development of Salvinorin-based Ligands for Opioid Receptors
Development of a Synthetic Route Towards the Fluorinated 1,2,3-Triazoles
February 5, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar February 7, Thursday

Hanan Albataineh

James Gledhill

Investigating the Production of Quorum Sensing Molecules from Myxobacteria
Gene Expression Analysis in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Exposed to Hypoxic Conditions
February 12, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar February 14, Thursday

Erik Hodges

Stephanie Burr

Cannabinoid Hormesis and Aging Circadian Rhythms
Extracellular Matrix Components Isolated from Diabetic Mice Alters Cardiac Fibroblast Function Through the AGE/RAGE Signaling Cascade
February 19, Tuesday
Mahavir Chougule, Ph.D., M. Pharm., B.Pharm.
University of Mississippi
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Guest Speaker
Host: David Colby
Targeted Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Lung Cancer February 21, Thursday
Amelia Clayshulte
Amber Kay
Detecting Environmental Stress through Sponge Caloric Budgets
Diabetes-mediated Vascular Calcification is RAGE-dependent
February 26, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar February 28, Thursday
Cody Cissom Prolylcarboxypeptidase in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome March 5,
No Seminar No Seminar March 7, Thursday
No Seminar No Seminar March 12, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar March 14, Thursday

Md Imdadul

Zachary Miller

Development of Nonpeptidomimetic cancer drug with dual activity against cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein I (cIAP) and X-Linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP)
Behavioral testing following early-life cannabinoid exposure in zebrafish
March 19, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar March 21, Thursday
Tomayo Berida
Zhi Selina Cheng
Battle at the Wall: Winning the War against Gram-Negative Bacteria
Localization of Protein Complex Bound Ligands by Surface-Induced Dissociation High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry
March 26, Tuesday
Dr. Jason Kwan
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Guest Speaker
Host: Dale Nagle
Exploring the Biosynthetic Potential of Uncultured Microbes March 28, Thursday

Alysia Gonzales

Salahuddin Mohammed

Structure and Biomedical Applications of Fucosylated Chondroitin Sulfate

Cathinone Associated Memory Deficit and Neurodegeneration

April 2,
No Seminar No Seminar April 4,
Hayley Prescott
Alaa Qrareya
Female Sexual Dysfunctions: FDA Approved Female Viagra?
Sex Differences in Drug Addiction
April 9,
Dr. Nicole Riddle
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Biology
Guest Speaker
Host: Nicole Ashpole
Using Drosophila as a Model System for Exercise Research April 11, Thursday
William Vignovich
Ann Barnett
STD NMR: Glycosaminoglycan-Protein Interactions
The Independent and Combined Effects of Tributyltin and Hypoxia on the Stress Response of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica
April 16,
Dr. George (Trey) Howell
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Basic Sciences

Guest Speaker
Host: Jamie Stewart
Persistent Organic Pollutant Induced Alterations in Hepatic and Systemic Metabolism April 18, Thursday
Maali Alshammari Synthesis of Fluoroflavones as Potential Neuroprotective Agents April 23,
Dr. Davita Watkins
University of Mississippi
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Guest Speaker
Host: Sudeshna Roy
Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry in Next Generation Biomaterials April 25, Thursday
Reem Alkhodier
Thesis Defense
Synthesis of 3-Methoxyflavones as Potential Antioxidants, Neuroprotective Agents, and Trifluoromethylated 19F NMR Probes April 26, Friday
8:00 am
TCRC 2066
Ibrahim Almarabi
Thesis Defense
Phytochemical Investigation and Drug Interaction Potential of Cyanotis vaga April 26, Friday
8:00 am
TCRC 1044
Omer Fantoukh
Ph.D. Defense
Safety Assessment and Chemical Fingerprint Analysis of Medicinal Plants Commonly Consumed as Herbal Teas; Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and Moringa (Moringa oleifera) May 2, Thursday
8:00 am
TCRC 2066
Abidah Parveen
Ph.D. Defense
Comparative Assessment of Safety and Quality of Tinospora Species – Tinospora crispa and Tinospora sinensis May 3, Friday
10:00 am
TCRC 2066
Allyn C. Howlett, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Distinguished Guest Lecture
Host: BMS Graduate Students
Studies on the Potholder: CB1 cannabinoid Receptor Signaling and its Associated Proteins May 14,