Winter 2023 Seminar Series

Fridays at 1 PM, 6364 Scott Hall and on Zoom
Lunch with graduate students and postdocs 12-1, seminars 1-2, unless otherwise noted
Zoom meeting link
Meeting ID: 962 5748 2014; Passcode: 855880







Seth Kullman, Ph.D.

Professor of Toxicology, Director of Toxicology Training Program, North Carolina State University

"Vitamin D signaling as a novel target for endocrine disruption and metabolic disruption"



Siyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

"Resolving Principles of Tumor Microenvironment Dynamics through the Lens of Single-cell Approaches"



Jamie Bernard, Ph.D.    

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Michigan State University

"Novel mechanisms of adiposity-promoted carcinogenesis: Implications for cancer prevention and intervention"



David Bridges, Ph.D.           

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan

"Obesity and stress: Pathophysiological effects of a loss of resilience"



Alyson Sujkowski, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University

"Drosophila endurance exercise: a platform for therapeutic discovery"



Yi Zhang, Ph.D.                                     

Assistant Scientist, Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Health    

"Small extracellular vesicles ameliorate peripheral neuropathy and enhance chemotherapy of oxaliplatin on ovarian cancer"



Kevin Cox, Ph.D. 

Unit Supervisor, Water Toxics Unit, State of Michigan

"Career Seminars: A Career in Public Health Risk Assessment"



Jennifer Schlezinger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University

"What should we be thinking about (but aren't) in investigating PF AS-induced lipid disruption? Human relevance, Sex differences and Alternate Nuclear Receptors"



Seonil Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

"Co-activation of selective nicotine acetylcholine receptors improves hippocampal rhythmic activity and memory in Alzheimer's disease"



Hilary Marusak, Ph.D.

Eric Woodcock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine;

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine

"Overview of research and activities in the WSU THINK lab"


"Investigating the Neuroimmune System in Opioid Use Disorder: Evidence from Molecular Imaging Studies"



Harini Sampath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

"Intestinal desaturases: a role in metabolic health and inflammation"


Huiping Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology/ Oncology), Northwestern University

"Machine learning assisted understanding of circulating tumor stem cell clusters in metastasis"


Marybeth Irwin, Ph.D.

Supervisory Pharmacologist, Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Science - Division of NonClinical Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

"Career Seminars: From WSU Pharmacology to a Career at the US FDA"


Mark Hahn, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

"Coping with Extreme Pollution: AHR signaling and mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation to multi-generational chemical exposure"


Joel Meyer, Ph.D.

Truman and Nellie Semans/ Alex Brown and Sons Associate Professor of Molecular Environmental Toxicology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University University

"Which forms of mitochondrial toxicity lead to dopaminergic neurodegeneration?"


Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine

"To eat or not to eat: neural immune interactions that shape synaptic connectivity"