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The department seminar showcases cutting-edge research in physiology, pharmacology and related disciplines, spanning basic research to translational science. We invite internationally renowned visitors or local investigators from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital to discuss their work. Seminars are held weekly throughout the fall semester, spring semester, and the first portion ("Maymester") of the summer term.

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
4051 Medical Sciences Building
*except where indicated

Refreshments are served. For more information about the seminar program, please contact Nancy Kleene (, 513-558-0711).



*May 17, 11:00 am, MSB E351Kranias Symposium on Early Career Mentorship
Maria Kontaridis, PhD
Gordon K. Moe Professor and Chair in Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine, Director of Research,
Masonic Medical Research Institute
The road to scientific success: from phosphatases to leadership
*October 14, 3:00 pm, MSB E351Arnold Schwartz Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology Lecture
Walter Koch, PhD
William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine,
Chair and Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences,
Director, Center for Translational Medicine,
Lewis Katz School of Medicine,
Temple University
GRK2 and GRK5 in the heart: a tail of 2 kinases

Distinguished Lectures in Pharmacology and Systems Physiology
November 8Konstantinos Stellos, MD
Heidelberg University
RNA modifications in cardiovascular health and disease
December 13Kathryn Lenz, PhD
Ohio State University
Microglia are crucial mediators of stress-induced brain plasticity and behavioral vulnerability in mothers and offspring
January 10David Morilak, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center
Extinction learning in rats as a model of cognitive-behavioral therapy for stress-related psychiatric disorders
February 7Steven Jones, PhD
University of Louisville
Metabolic regulation of fibroblasts and inflammation in the heart
March 14Jeff Saucerman, PhD
University of Virginia
Genes, drugs, and networks for cardiac remodeling
April 11Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles
Iron physiology and pathology in pregnancy
May 17Kranias Symposium on Early Career Mentorship
Manolis Kellis, PhD
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From genomics to therapeutics: single-cell dissection and manipulation of disease circuitry


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