USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Research Events

  • NSI Faculty Seminars

    NSI seminars are held from 12:00-1:00pm on Teams. Please email Kelly Horn to receive the Teams link. 

    January 7 Alexa Woo, PhD – Assistant Professor, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology 
    February 4 Matt Webster, PhD – Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
    March 4 David Kang, PhD – Professor, Molecular Medicine/Director, Division of Basic Research/Fleming Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research
    April 1 Chuanhai Cao, PhD – Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
    May 6 Laura Blair, PhD – Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
    June 3 Krishna Bhat, MD, PhD – Professor, Molecular Medicine/Goldsmith Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research
    July 1 Tian Liu, PhD – Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
    August 5 Lianchun Wang, MD – Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
    September  2       Gopal Thinakaran, PhD – Professor, Molecular Medicine/Associate Dean for Neuroscience Research/Associate Director of Research, Neuroscience Institute/Pfeiffer Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research
    October 7 Angele Parent, PhD – Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine
    November 4 Jerri Edwards, PhD – Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
    December 2 Kevin Nash, PhD (tentative) – Associate Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

    Fall 2020  
    September 3                             David Russ, PhD, Associate Professor & Assistant Director of Research, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
    October 1 Li-June Ming, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemistry
    November 5 Martin Muschol, PhD, Associate Professor & Graduate Director, Department of Physics
    December 3 Niketa Patel, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, USF; Research Scientist, James A. Haley VA Hospital

     Spring 2020  
    January 30 Mark Kindy, PhD, Professor of Taneja College of Pharmacy
    February 27 Brenda Walker, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine 
    March 26 Li-June Ming, PhD, Professor of Chemistry
    April 23 David Lominadze, PhD, Professor of Surgery and and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
    May 21 Niketa Patel, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine 
    June 25  Dominic D'Agostino, PhD, Associate Professor of  Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
  • NSI PhD Students Seminars

    NSI PhD student seminars are held from 12-1pm on Teams. Please contact Kelly Horn for the link. 

    Spring 2021  
    February 11 Bob Botelho – PhD student, Dr. Rex Philpot’s Lab, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
    February 18 Yan Yan – PhD student, Dr. Kang’s Lab, Molecular Medicine
    February 25 Ahmad Jalloh – PhD student, Dr. Bickford’s Lab, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
    March 11 Sara Cazzaro-Buosi – PhD student, Dr. Kang’s Lab, Molecular Medicine
    March 18 Joseph McMillan – PhD student, Dr. Thinakaran’s Lab, Molecular Medicine
    April 8 Taylor Martinez – PhD student, Dr. Subhra Mohapatra’s Lab, Molecular Medicine
    April 22 Teresa Kee – PhD student, Dr. Woo’s Lab, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
    April 29 Austin Nenninger – PhD student, Dr. Nash’s Lab, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Spring 2020  
    February 6 Yan Yan
    February 20 Taylor Martinez (CQE)
    March 5 Nicholas Johnson
    March 19 Austin Neninger 
    April 2 Sara Cazarro Buosi (CQE)
    April 16 Heather Mahoney and Ilayda Ozsan
    April 30 Ahmad Jalloh and Andie Dodge

  • NSI Special Seminars

    Seminars are held from 12-1:00 PM. Due to Covid, all seminars are being held on Teams. To  attend, please email Janice Normil for the Teams link.
    Winter 2021  
    January 25 Dr. David R. Borchelt, Professor, University of Florida
    Title: Is there a role for prion-like propagation in the pathogenesis of SOD1-linked ALS?
    February 1
    Dr. Guojun Bu, Mayo Clinic
    Title: Pathobiology of apoE in Alzheimer’s disease
     February 22  Dr. Julia TCW, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Title: Modeling genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease using human iPSCs and chimeric mice
     March 1

    Sebastian Werneburg, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Title: Microglia-Mediated Synapse Elimination: A therapeutic target in neurodegenerative sisease

    March 8

     Holly Hunsberger, PhD, Columbia University
    Title: "The Impact of anxiety on Alzheimer’s disease progression: Of mice and (Wo)men" 

     April 5  Dr. Peeyush Thankamani Pandit, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center
    Title: Endothelial cell epigenetics In the formation, maintenance, and repair of blood-brain barrier
     April 12  Ashutosh Dharap, Ph.D. Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
    Title: Deep-diving into the post-stroke transcriptome for target discovery against ischemic brain damage 
     April 26
     Nikhil Panicker, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Title: "Innate immune responses to alpha-synuclein facilitate its progressive aggregation"

    Fall 2020  
    November 16 Mathew Blurton-Jones, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine.
    Title “Using human microglia and chimeric models to study the function of Alzheimer's Disease risk genes”
    Spring 2020  
    February  21 Allan Levey, MD/PhD, Betty Gage Holland Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, Director of the Emory ADRC, Emory School of Medicine (keynote speaker at USF Health Research Day)
    April 20 Mark Ebbert, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
    May 18 Darren Moore, MD, Professor, Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Research Institute

  • USF Health Bioscience Seminars (Neurosciences)

    Bioscience Seminars are held via Teams on Fridays at 11:30 AM. Please email Ronnie Banks for the link. 

    Winter 2021  
    January 29 Boris Zaslavsky, PhD, DSc Chief Scientific Officer, Cleveland Diagnostics
    February 12 Alisa Wolberg, PhD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director, Program in Translational Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    February 19 William Petri, MD, PhD, Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Research, Microbiology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Pathology, and Medicine University of Virginia
    March 5 Choogon Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience Florida State University
    March 12 Patrick Kochanek, MD, MCCM. Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Director of Safar Center for Resuscitation Research University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    March 19 Michaela Gack, PhD, Endowed Chair and Scientific Director Cleveland Clinic Florida Research & Innovation Center, Port Saint Lucie, FL
    April 9 Brent Stockwell, PhD, Biological Sciences and Chemistry Director, Chemical Probe Synthesis Facility Co-Director, High-Throughput Screening, Columbia Genome Center Columbia University
    April 23 Jason McLellan, PhD, Professor Molecular Medicine Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
    April 30 Riu Zang, PhD, Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University in St. Louis