The Boonshoft School of Medicine & The College of Science+Mathematics


Seminars & BMB 8000/BMS 9900 Brown Bag Sessions

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminars are held weekly during fall and spring quarters. BMB/BMS Brown Bag Seminars (BMB 8000/BMS 9900) also are scheduled during the academic year.

Spring 2017 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar Series

During spring semester 2017, seminars will be on Thursdays, at 11 a.m., in 125 Medical Sciences Building. For more information, contact Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at

Date Speaker Topic

Jan. 19, 2017
Host: Madhavi Kadakia

Ashish Lal, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research National Center Institute

Regulating the Master Regulator: Long non-coding RNAs in the P53 network

Jan. 26, 2017



Feb. 2, 2017
Host: Madhavi Kadakia

Loren Friedman
Director of Clinical Trials, Wright State University and Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance

Investigator-Initiated Studies Funded by Industry: Both Basic Science and Translational

Feb. 9, 2017
Host: Madhavi Kadakia

Matthew Stratton - Faculty Candidate

Regulation of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis by the chromatin reader BRD4

Feb. 16, 2017
Host: Weiwen Long

Erhu Cao
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah

Structures and mechanisms of the polycystic kidney disease channel PKD2

Feb. 23, 2017 Host: Madhavi Kadakia

Eric Bennett
Chair and Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology, WSU 

"Does sugar make the heart beat stronger?"

March 2, 2017

Spring Break!


March 9, 2017
Host: Weiwen Long

Oleg Paliy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, WSU

"We are what we eat: associations between human diet and gut microbiota"

March 16, 2017
Host: Hongmei Ren

Wen-xing Ding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center

Mechanisms Regulating Mitochondria Homeostasis

March 23, 2017
Host: Nicholas Reo

Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D.
Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

"Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Leptin Action"

March 30, 2017
Host: Julian Cambronero

Dr. Dipak Panigraphy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Pathophysiology of autacoids in cancer

April 6, 2017
Host: Julian Cambronero

George Carman, Ph.D.
Board of Governors Professor, Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rutgers University

Regulation of lipid metabolism by phosphorylation

April 13, 2017
Host: Madhavi Kadakia

Rumela Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

"Cell fate regulators in breast cancer"

April 20, 2017
Host: Chad Campbell

Christopher Kasbek
Admera Health Company

"The Era of Personalized Medicine and Non-Invasive Cancer Testing"

Spring 2017 BMB 8000/BMS 9900 Biomedical Sciences Seminars (Brown Bags)

Talks are held on Tuesdays, at 11 a.m., in 129 Medical Sciences. For more information, contact Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at

Date Lab Presenter

Jan. 10


No Class

Jan. 17


Ramya Ganesan

Jan. 24


Amjad Aljagthmi

Jan. 31


Abdullah Alshudukhi

Feb. 7


Caitlin Castagno

Feb. 14


Anuranjani Balakrishnan

Feb. 28

Spring Break


Mar. 7


Hitham Aldharee

Mar. 21


Padmashree Prasad/Trupthi Mehta

Mar. 28


Shimpi Bedi

Apr. 4


Andulrahman Jama

Apr. 11


Sarah Kovar/TBA

Apr. 18


No Class