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

2016 Fall Seminar Series

photo of a speaker and audienceThe department hosts a full schedule of seminars every academic year which features prominent researchers in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology from around the world. Seminars are held on Fridays each Semester, from 2-3 p.m., in 101 NEC - Auditorium, *unless otherwise noted. If you would like additional information, please contact seminar director, Dr. JA Kozak via email at



Sept. 9   

Pothitos Pitychoutis, Ph.D. - Host: Dr. Chris Wyatt


Assistant Professor, Department of Biology 


University of Dayton – Dayton, Ohio


“Dissecting the sex-dependent effects of the rapid-acting antidepressant drug ketamine in the female mouse brain”


Sept. 16

Dave Hildeman, Ph.D. – Host: Dr. Lucille Wrenshall


Professor, Department of Pediatrics 


University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio


"Inflammaging, Regulatory T cells, and age-related immunosuppression:  a new twist on an old story"


Sept. 23

Irina Buhimschi, MD – Host: Dr. Thomas L. Brown


Director, Center for Perinatal Research Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology 


The Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio


"Untangling preeclampsia through omics technologies"


Oct. 7

Christopher Thompson, PT, Ph.D., DPT – Host: Dr. Sherif Elbasiouny


Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy 


Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


“Quantifying the neural drive to muscle using parallel animal and human approaches”

Nov. 4 Samuel Cheshier, MD, Ph.D. - Host: Dr. Robert Lober
  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery 
  Stanford University – Stanford, California

“Anti-CD47 for the treatment of malignant pediatric brain tumors”

Dec. 2

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, Ph.D., FACS, FAST

  Professor, Department of Surgery and NCBP
  Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio
  "IL2 and Smooth Muscle Homeostasis"