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Seminar List

The following is a list of seminars previously held in the last year (or soon to be held this year) that fulfill requirements for the EITS graduate program (most recent at the top). See the Toxicology Track weekly newsletter for other information and seminars on campus.

For an archival list of seminars from previous years, please contact tox@msu.edu.

Friday, September 14
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Tomás Guilarte, Florida International University, to speak on, “TSPO: A biomarker of neuroinflammation and brain injury looking for a function,” on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, July 27, 2018
The Department of Pathology & Diagnostic Investigation and CVM International Programs presents Dr. Ton Lisman, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, to speak on, “Hemostatic Management of Patients with Liver Disease,” on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. in A214 Veterinary Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Joseph Henriquez, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-mediated Suppression of the Interferon-Α (IFNα) response by Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (pDC) and IFNα-mediated Activation of T Cells in Healthy and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIN) Infected Human Donors,” on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in B448 LIfe Science Building.

Friday, May 25, 2018
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, MSU, to speak on, “Developmental Origins of Metabolic Dysfunction: Are Bisphenols at Play?,” on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, April 13, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Susan Hester, U.S. EPA, to speak on, “Opening the Archives - Novel Methods to Advance Whole Transcriptomic Analyses of Archival Tissues,” on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, March 16, 2018
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Flemming Cassee, Insitute for Risk Assessment Studies – Environmental Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine, Utretch University, The Netherlands, to speak on, “Effects of Inhaled Particles Beyond the Lung: Implications of Crossing Biological Barriers,” on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology.

Friday, February 23, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Cindy Bott, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, to speak on, “Patents, Drug Discovery and Beyond,” on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 9 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, February 9, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. John Wambaugh, U.S. EPA, to speak on, “Establishing Real World Context for High Throughput Toxicity Testing,” on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Benoit Nemery, Center for Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium, to speak on, “Severe Lung Injury Caused by Agents That Were Deemed Safe: Clinical Lessons for Toxicologists (and Visa Versa),” on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Laura McCabe, Physiology, MSU, to speak on, “Targeting the gut-bone signaling axis to treat osteoporosis,” on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, January 12, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Jianrong Wang, Michigan State University, to speak on, “Integrative Modeling of Regulatory Genomics and Epigenomics to Understand Human Disease Mechanisms,” on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Alexandra Turley, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The Role of Nrf2 in the Activation of Primary CD4 T Cells from Mice and Humans,” on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in B448 LIfe Science Building.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Juliette Brown, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The Role of Lateral Hypothalamic Neurotensin Neurons in Adaptive Energy Balance,” on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in B448 LIfe Science Building.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Leon Bruner, Executive Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs, Chief Science Officer, Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, to speak on, “The Value of Training in Pharmacology and Toxicology,” on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, December 1, 2017
The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences presents Ya-Hui Chuang, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Uptake, Accumulation and Metabolism of Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Vegetables,” on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in A279 Plant and Soil Science Building.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Cell and Molecular Biology Program presents Katherine Roth, EITS graduate student, to speak on, “The Critical Role of Hepatic Stellate Cells and Plasmin in Macrophage Activation during Liver Injury,” on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 12 noon in 1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building.

Friday, November 17, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Peyman Akbari, Postdoctoral Fellow, MSU, to speak on, “Silica-Triggered Autoimmunity and Ectopic Lymphoid Structures in the Lungs of Lupus-Prone Mice are Suppressed by Docosahexaenoic Acid Consumption,” on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, November 10, 2017
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Jason Richardson, Northeast Ohio Medical University, to speak on, “Novel Targets for Reducing Neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s Disease,” on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, October 27, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Frank D. Sistare, Scientific Associate Vice President, Drug Safety, Preclinical Development, Merck & Co, Inc., to speak on, “Aligning Regulatory Agencies and the Pharmaceutical Industry toward Reducing Toxicity Associated Drug Development Costs, Timelines and Attrition: 1) Reducing 2-year Rodent Carcinogenicity Testing, and 2) Deploying Novel Models to Improve Liver Safety Prediction,” on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 9 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Terrence James Monks, Assistant Vice President Integrative Biosciences Center, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State University, to speak on, “Metformin, Methylglyoxal and Diabetes,” on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, October 13, 2017
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Rachel Murphy, MSU NIEHS Training Grant postdoctoral fellow, to speak on, “In vitro examination of drug induced idiosyncratic renal and liver injury,” on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, September 29, 2017
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Melissa Bates, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Prevention of Environmental-Toxicant Triggered Autoimmunity by Consumption of the ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid, Docosahexaenoic Acid,” on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in 206 Trout Food Science & Human Nutrition Building.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Ruth A. Roberts, Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, UK and Chair and Director of Drug Discovery and Development, University of Birmingham, to speak on, “Drug Discovery and Development: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Cell and Molecular Biology Program presents Joe Zagorski, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The Role of the NRF2/KEAP1 Signaling Pathway in the Early Events Following Jurkat T Cell Activation,” on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, September 22, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Marc B. Hershenson, Professor, Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, to speak on, “Developmental Differences in the Response to Rhinovirus Infection,” on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Monday, September 11, 2017
The BioMolecular Science Research Forum presents EITS graduate student, Vanessa Benham, to speak on, “Mechanisms of the Etiology and Prevention of Adiposity Associated Tumor Formation,” on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, September 8, 2017
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Jon Cook, Chief Toxicology Scientist, Pfizer, to speak on, “Why Toxicologists Should be Trained in Precision Medicine Principles,” on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Kathrine Glass, University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Scientist, to speak on, "Microbial Intervention Strategies: Formulating Foods for Safety," on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 4 p.m. in 1135 Anthony Hall.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program presents Vickie Ruggiero, EITS graduate student, to give a research proposal seminar on, “Field Studies to Reduce Bovine Leukemia Virus Prevalence in Dairy Cattle,” on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, August 25, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Brittany Winner, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “UCH-L1 as a Susceptibility Factor for Nigrostriatal and Mesolimbic Dopamine Neurons after Neurotoxicant Exposure and Aging,” on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, August 4, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Sophia Kaska, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Investigating the Role of Ventral Tegmental Area TORC2 in Stress and Stress-Induced Changes in Opiate Reward,” on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Neuroscience Program presents Rosa Jaiman, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, "Mechanisms of MeHg-induced astrocyte toxicity: A comparative study between cerebellar and cortical astrocytes," on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 1:15 p.m. in B448 LIfe Sciences Building.

Monday, June 26, 2017
The Genetics Program presents Jinpeng Li, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin impairs human B lymphopoiesis,” on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Isola Brown, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Enteric Glial Cell Regulation of Oxidative Stress and Immune Homeostasis During Gastrointestinal Inflammation,” on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 12:00 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. Linda Mansfield, Dehn Endowed Chair candidate, to speak on, “Can we shape our gut microbiome for health? Evidence that host-microbiota-pathogen interactions govern enteric health and disease,” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. in G150 Auditorium, Vet Med Center.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture Series presents Michael R. Taylor, Senior Fellow at the Meridian Institute, to speak on, “Food Safety Culture – Past and Future,” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, The University Club of MSU.

Friday, May 19, 2017
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. Jack Harkema, Dehn Endowed Chair candidate, to speak on, “Investigating the Pathobiology and Toxicology of Air Pollution,” on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 12 noon in A214 (Buchanan Room) Vet Med Center.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Rachel Murphy, Ph.D. candidate, Marshall University, to speak on, “Tenofovir Induced Nephrotoxicity: A Mechanistic Study,” on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Wilifred Karmaus, University of Memphis and Dr. Hasan Arshad, University of Southampton, to speak on, “Asthma, eczema and allergies; over the life course and across three generations,” on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Monday, May 8, 2017
The Genetics Program presents Dr. John Holloway, University of Southampton, to speak on, “Does allergic disease begin in utero? Developmental programming, epigenetics and allergy,” on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 12 noon in 1425 Biophysical Sciences Building.

Friday, April 28, 2017
The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition presents Faculty Candidate for CRIS Exposure Science, Dr. Georgios Papamokos, University of Ioannina, to speak on, “Exposure Modeling: A Proposed Approach Built on State of the Art Methods of Computational Chemistry that are Already Applied to Shed Light on Open Questions of Food Science, Toxicology and Molecular Cell Biology,” on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in B408 Life Sciences Building.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Drs. Linda Mansfield and Susan Ewart, MSU, to speak on, “Defining the Role of the Early Infant Microbiome in Mediating Allergic Outcomes Associated with Asthma in a Mouse Model,” on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Environmental Science and Policy Program presents a panel discussion with Dr. Joseph Messina, Dr. Steven Bursian, and Dr. Michael Kaufman on, “Social, Political and Scientific Challenges of the Zika Outbreak,” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in 273 Giltner Hall.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. James Wagner, MSU, to speak on, “Inhalation of Contaminated Mine Waste Dusts as a Route for Systemic Metal Toxicity,” on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The School of Packaging presents Dr. Jason Aungst, FDA, to speak on, “Overview and Challenges in Safety Assessment of Food Packaging and Materials” on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in 120 Packaging Building.

Friday, April 14, 2017
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, MSU, to speak on, “Do gestational exposures to bisphenol chemicals pose a risk to postnatal life?,” on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Drs. Melissa Millerick-May and Ken Rosenman, MSU, to speak on, “Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis,” on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Richard Judson, U.S. EPA, to speak on, “Alternative Approaches to Chemical Risk Assessment: Assays, Databases, Models,” on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 12 noon in B448 Life Science Building.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. James Pestka, MSU, to speak on, “Dietary Lipids and Silica-Triggered Autoimmunity,” on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, February 17, 2017
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Robert Roth, MSU, to speak on, “Drug cytokine interaction in idiosyncratic, drug-induced liver injury,” on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Jieun Lee, Ph.D., DABT, Kellogg Company, to speak on, “Food Chemical Risk Assessment in the Age of Chasing Zero,” on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 4 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Masako Morishita, MSU, to speak on, “Exposure Science: An Air Pollution Intervention Study,” on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presents Mike Rizzo, EITS graduate student, to give a research proposal seminar on, “Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits human monocyte transition into the CD16+ inflammatory phenotype: Can cannabinoids decelerate the immune mechanisms that promote HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND)?,” on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in 1425 BPS Building.

IIT in the News:

Dr. Eran Andrechek was featured on MSUToday for exciting developments in breast and lung cancer research.

Dr. Brian Gulbransen was featured on MSUToday for his research on intestinal inflammation.

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