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Nikolay Dokholyan — Biochemistry and Biophysics - UNC …


Research: Computation/Experimental biophysics and structural biology … Proctor, E. A., Kota, P., Aleksandrov, A. A., He, L., Riordan, J. R., Dokholyan, N. V …

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Gordon L. Hager, Ph.D. | Center for Cancer Research


Reorganization of the nuclear chromatin environment is a fundamental component of gene regulation. A primary focus of our work is the identification and …

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John R. Kirby, PhD | Professor of Microbiology

Research Summary
Our major areas of investigation focus on signal transduction in diverse bacteria ranging from soil dwelling spore formers, Bacillus subtilis and Myxococcus xanthus, to biofilm forming pathogens, to microbial communities in the gut.
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Karen Duff, Ph.D. | Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology

KarenResearch Summary
In general, we are exploring what goes wrong in the brains of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Frontal Temporal lobe Degeneration linked to tauopathy (FTD-tau) with the overall aim of identifying…
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Atsuo Sasaki, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cancer Biology

Research/Clinical Interests:
Cancer metabolism and signaling, Hematology Oncology
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Jeffrey Michael Field | Professor of Pharmacology

Research Expertise:
The cytoskeleton in cell signaling and cancer

Shankar Subramaniam - Principal Investigator
Shankar Subramaniam Shankar Subramaniam is a Professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Nano Engineering. He is currently the Chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of California at San Diego. He holds the inaugural Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair in Bioengineering and Systems Biology.
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Dr. Martine F. Roussel

Dr. Roussel obtained her PhD at the University of Sciences in Lille, France, and did her post-doctoral fellowship as a Fogarty International Fellow in the Laboratory of Tumor Virus Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. She and her husband Dr. Sherr then moved to SJCRH where she rose through the ranks where she is now Full Member in the Department of Tumor Cell Biology and Full Professor in the Department of Molecular Sciences at the University of Tennessee.
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David J. Katz, Ph. D.
Katz  Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

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Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D

 Dr. Cagla Eroglu

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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Dr. Charan Ranganath, Ph.D

 Dr. Charan Ranganath

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis, CA, USA

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Dr. Christopher S. Colwell, Ph.D

 Dr. Christopher S. ColwellProfessor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Topic: Circadian and Sleep Medicine

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Dr. Matthew Bogyo, PhD

 Dr. Matthew BogyoProfessor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University, CA, USA

Topic- Proteases in parasites and tumorigenesis

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Dr. Kalina Hristova, PhD

Marlin U. Zimmerman Jr. Faculty Scholar; Professor
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Baltimore, MD, USA
Title: "Dimerization and activation of receptor tyrosine kinases:
insights from quantitative fluorescence studies

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Cheryl S. Rosenfeld, PhD, DVM

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Title: “Discovery of a Seminal Fluid Microbiome and How it Might Influence Health of the Male and His Offspring”

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Dr. Steven Roberts

Assistant professor
WSU School of Molecular Biosciences
Title: Editing of Cancer Genomes by APOBEC cytidine deaminases

April 20th: 1 pm EST, 12 pm CST, 10 am PST

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Dr. Herman Pontzer

Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology
Hunter College, City University of New York, USA

Title: Evolutionary Constraints on Total Energy Expenditure

April 21st : 10.30 am EST, 9.30 am CST, 7.30 am PST

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Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik, MA, MD

Harriman Professor of Neuroscience
Co-Director Neuroscience Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Title: Primate Brain Expansion: Nature’s Social Experiments with Gene, Cell, and Anatomical Novelty

May 2nd: 1 pm EST, 12 pm CST, 10 am PST

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Dr. Sandra Rieger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, ME, USA

Title: Perturbed neuroepithelial crosstalk as underlying cause of Taxol-induced neurotoxicity"

May 11th: 11 am ESt, 10 am CST, 8 am PST

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Dr. Nan Zhang, PhD

Project Leader/Postdoctoral Fellow,
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Title: Zinc fireworks, the signature of human egg activation, reveal egg quality?

May 16th: 10 AM EST, 9 AM CST, 7 AM PST

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Dr. Theodore Price, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas
Texas, USA

Title: Switching circuits: how differences in coding of acute and chronic pain may lead to better pain therapeutics

June 7th: 10 am EST, 9 am CST, 7 am PST

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Dr.Koichi Kobayashi, M.D, Ph.D.

Professor,Texas A&M Health Science Center
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
College Station, TX , USA

Title: NLRC5/CITA: a critical regulator of MHC class I antigen-presentation and cancer immunity
June 22nd: 12 pm EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST

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Dr. Kristen Brennand, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Title: Modeling predisposition to schizophrenia using stem cells.

June 29th: Time: EST 2 pm, CST 1 pm, PST 11 am

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Dr. Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

Title: “Understanding breast cancer invasion and metastasis."

July 8th: Time: 9 am EST, 8 am CST, 7 am PST

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Deanna Barch

Dr. Deanna Barch, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Washington University, 
St. Louis, MO 63130

Title: Motivation and Pleasure in Psychosis.

Aug 17th 2016 - Time: 3 pm EST, 2 pm CST, 12 noon PST

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Charles Brenner

Dr. Charles Brenner, PhD

Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa

Title:First clinical trial of NAD+ Boosting Vitamin, Nicotinamide Riboside (NR)

Oct 10, 2016 - 3.30 pm EST, 2.30 pm CST, 12.30 pm PST, 1 am IST

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Dr.Debra Silver, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham , NC, USA

Title: From development to evolution: Common dynamic mechanisms shaping our brains and underlying disease

Jan 25th- 8.30 am CST, 9.30 am EST, 6.30 am PST, 8 pm IST

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Dr. Indira Mysorekar, PhD

Associate Professor,
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology & Immunology

Title: Zika virus and maternal fetal transmission

Feb 2nd - 9.30 am EST, 8.30 CST, 6.30 am PST, 8 pm IST

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Dr. Mike Pluth

Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemical Biology
University of Oregon, USA

Title: Sulfur, Sulfur Everywhere! The Multifaceted Roles of Sulfur-Containing Biomolecules

Feb 28th: 8.30 pm EST, 7.30 pm CST, 5.30 pm PST

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Ms. Andrea Globa

Graduate Student
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
The  University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: Cadherins mediate cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity and behavioural conditioning 

March 6th: 10 am PST, 12 pm CST, 1 pm EST, 11.30 pm IST

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Dr. Gretchen Mahler

Assistant Professor, 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Binghamton University, New York, USA
Title: "Development of physiologically realistic cell culture models of barrier tissues"
March 16th: 8.30 am EST, 7.30 am CST, 5.30 am PST, 7 pm IST

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Dr.Saurabh Chatterjee

Associate Professor 
Director, Environmental Health & Disease Laboratory
Department of Environmental Health Sciences,
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina, SC, USA
Title: TRPV4: The Obelix of the hepatic Gaul
March 23rd: 4.30 pm EST, 3.30 pm CST & 1.30 pm PST

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Dr. Christopher Deppmann

Associate Professor
Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Departments of Biology,  Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Title: Assembling and disassembling the nervous system
April 7th - 3 pm EST, 2pm CST, 12 pm PST

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Dr. Mark Huising

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, College of Biological Sciences & Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology, School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
Title: Urocortin3: How local crosstalk controls beta cell fate and function
May 4th: 12pm EST, 11am CST, 9am PST, 9.30pm IST

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Dr. Suzanne E. Lapi

Director, Cyclotron Facility; Director, Radiochemistry Laboratory
Associate Professor, Advanced Imaging Facility, Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research
University of Alabama Birmingham, AL, USA
Hangout Title: From Isotopes to Images: Radioactive Materials as Tools in Medicine and Basic Science
May 11th: 9 am EST, 8 am CST, 6 am PST, 6.30 am IST

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Dr. Christopher Gregg

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy,
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Human Genetics,
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT , USA
Title “Nongenetic allele-specific effects shape cellular gene expression in the mammalian brain”
May 17:12 pm MST, 1 pm CST,  2 pm EST, 11 am PST, 11.30 pm IST

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Dr. David Hendrix, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Hangout Title:"Biological discovery through Transcriptomics"
Hangout Schedule:June 1st 2017: 2 pm PST, 4 pm CST, 5 pm EST

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Dr. Vernita Gordon

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
University of Texas at Austin

Title:"How does physics impact biofilm infections?"

 Jun 20: 11.15 am EST, 10.15 am CST, 8.15 am PST, 8.45 pm IST

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Dr. Alysson  Muotri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of the Stem Cell Program
Institute for Genomic Medicine
Dept. of Pediatrics & Cellular Molecular Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine, CA

Title="Modeling neurodevelomental disorders with stem cells and brain organoids”
July 3rd: 9.00 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST, 9.30 pm IST
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Dr. Raul Mostoslavsky, MD PhD

The Laurel Schwartz Associate Professor of Oncology
MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, The Broad Institute
Boston, MA, USA

Title: Linking Epigenetics to Metabolism and cancer: SIRT6 provides new clues
Oct 16th: 10 am EST, 9 am CST, 7am PST, 7.30 pm IST

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Dr. Nikos Tapinos MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Brown University
Director, Molecular Neuroscience & Neuro-oncology Research
Providence, RI, USA

Title="Role of an Egr2 long antisense RNA in nerve injury response”
Oct 27th: 9am EST/8 am CST/6 am PST/6.30 pm IST

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Dr. Aditi Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences Affiliate, Department of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Title="Novel Anti-inflammatory Bioactive Lipids from the CYP epoxygenase Pathway”
22: 9.30 am CST, 10.30 am EST, 7.30 am PST, 9 pm IST

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Dr. Jyoti K. Jaiswal, MSC, PhD

Associate Professor
Departments of Genomics and Precision Medicine and Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Title: "How cells survive in the minutes following an injury"  
Hangout Schedule: Dec 6th: 10.30 am EST, 9.30 am CST, 7.30 am PST, 9 pm IST

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Dr. Alan G. Goodman

Assistant Professor, 
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Title: Conservation of Host-pathogen Interactions and Innate Immunity in Insects and Mammals
Dec 18th: 11 am CST, 12 pm EST, 9 am PST, 10.30 pm IST

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Dr. James H. Eberwine, Ph.D.

Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor Of Pharmacology  and Translational Therapeutics
Co-Director Penn Program in Single Cell Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Title: Single Cell Multimodal Variation: Systems Constraints on Variability

Hangout Schedule: Feb 20th: 9 am EST, 8 am CST, 6 am PST, 7.30 pm IST

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Dr. Hamid Mirzaei

Dr. Hamid Mirzaei, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept of Biochemistry | Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Title: Potential application of hydralazine, a FDA approved antihypertensive drug, for anti-aging therapy
Hangout Schedule: Feb 8th: 1.30 pm CST, 2.30 pm EST, 11.30 am PST

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Dr. Bina Joe

Dr. Bina Joe, PH.D., FAHA, FAPS (CV)

Distinguished University Professor & Chair
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, USA

Title: Salt, liver, ketones and hypertension- What are the links?

Hangout Schedule: Oct 25: 2 pm EST, 1pm CST, 11am PST, 11.30 pm IST

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Dr. Shevaun D. Neupert

Dr. Shevaun D. Neupert, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Title: Daily Well-Being

Hangout Schedule: Nov 30th: 1.30 pm EST, 12.30 pm CST,  10.30 am PST, 12.00 am Dec 1st

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Dr. Tomer

Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss

University of Toledo, Toledo, USA

Topic: "A Novel Atypical Sperm Centriole is Functional During Fertilization”

Hangout Schedule: Dec 13th: 11 am EST, 10 am CST, 8 am PST, 9.30m IST

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Dr. Igor

Dr. Igor Sokolov, PhD

Mechanical Engineering
Tufts University,  MA, USA

Topic: Atomic Force Microscopy: Towards Medical Applications.
Hangout  Schedule: Dec 20th: 11 am EST, 10 am CST, 8 am PST, 9.30 pm IST

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Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio

Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio, MPT, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA

Topic: A twist of fate: age-related declines in the longevity protein, Klotho, drive impaired skeletal muscle regeneration.

Hangout Schedule: Dec 20th: 3 pm EST, 2 pm CST, 12 pm PST

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Dr. Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, Ph.D

Dr. Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, Ph.D

Distinguished Professor 
Department of Bioengineering 
University of California San Diego

Title: Digestive Enzymes On the Loose: Autodigestion in Metabolic Disease, Shock and Death

Hangout Schedule: Jan 9th: 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST, 10. 30 pm IST

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 Dr. Biplab Dasgupta PhD

Dr. Biplab Dasgupta PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH, USA

Hangout Title:Understanding Cancer: From Development to Therapy
Hangout Schedule: Jan 15th: 3 pm EST, 2 pm CST, 12 noon PST

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Dr. Tor Wager, PhD

Dr. Tor Wager, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
and the Institute for Cognitive Science
University of Colorado, Boulder, Co, USA

Title: "Pain and Self-Fulfilling Prophesies" 

Hangout Schedule: Jan 16th: 2.30 pm CST, 3.30 pm EST, 12.30 pm PST

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Dr. Satchidananda Panda. PhD

Dr. Satchidananda Panda. PhD

Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA, USA

Hangout Title:Can Time Restricted Eating be a Foundation for Longevity?
Hangout Schedule: Jan 30th: 5 pm EST, 4 pm CST, 2 pm PST

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Dr. Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, Ph.D

Dr. Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, Ph.D

Distinguished Professor 
Department of Bioengineering 
University of California San Diego

Hangout Title:Digestive Enzymes On the Loose: Autodigestion in Metabolic Disease, Shock and Death
Hangout Schedule:
Feb 14th: 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST, 10. 30 pm IST

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