Muscle Forum Schedule

Every Thursday, 11 AM-12 PM, UHS 130

Please contact Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden if you are interested in presenting.

Fall 2017

New Location - UHS 130 (University Health Service Building)

August 31Yuan Wen, MS, MD/PhD Student
MyoVision: Software for Automated High-Content Analysis of Skeletal Muscle Immunohistochemistry
September 8 
Note: Different Date, Time, & Location
Walter Thompson, President ACSM
Signature Programs of ACSM: Exercise is Medicine and the American Fitness Index
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9-10 AM 
College of Education Auditorium, 158 Taylor Education Building 
September 14Ken Campbell, PhD
Dual-filament regulation of contraction – field’s new understanding of Ca activation
September 21Charles Lutz, MD, PhD
Axis of Evil - Fat Inflammation, NK Cells, IL-15, and Macrophages
September 28Yuan Wen, MS, MD/PhD Student
β-Catenin Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy
October 5Bailey Peck
Characterizing skeletal muscle macrophages and their importance to muscle hypertrophy with aging: a grant proposal
October 12Cory Dungan, PhD
Topic: Senescence Project
Cellular Senescence in Skeletal Muscle: Using p16 and yH2AX to Determine the Revelance of Senescent Cells During Aging and Obesity
October 19Kevin Murach, PhD, and Cory Dungan, PhD
The PoWeR That Drives Them: Using a Novel Model of Exercise to Elicit Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy in Mice
October 26Brian Noehren, PhD, PT, FACSM, and Kate Kosmac, PhD
Alterations in quadriceps muscle cellular and molecular properties in adults with moderate knee osteoarthritis
November 2Ivan Vechetti, PhD
Exercise-induced exosomal myomiR regulation of adipocyte metabolism
November 9Ester Dupont-Versteegden, PhD
The effect of satellite cell ablation on diaphragm function
November 16Pete Kekenes-Huskey, PhD
The Calcium, Calmodulin, Calcineurin signaling 'triad
November 30
Note: Different Time and Location
Tim Griffin, PhD         3-4 PM in CTW 216
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Stressed out joints? The role of fat in osteoarthritis pathology and pain
December 7Matt Thomas, BS (Student of Jody Clasey, PhD)
Metabolic Benefits of Timed Exercise
December 14Evangelia (Eva) Kalaitzoglou, MD


Archived Forum Schedules

Archived - Spring 2017

January 19Grace Walton, PhD
Human skeletal muscle M2 macrophages are increased following aerobic exercise and may regulate Fn14/TWEAK signaling
January 26Cheavar Blair
Engineered Troponins Modulate the Ca2+ Sensitivity of the Failing Human Myocardium
February 2Davis Englund, Graduate Student Candidate
Nutritional supplementation with physical activity improves muscle composition in mobility-limited older adults
February 9Gary Kurc, Central Regional Manager TSE Systems
TSE systems for exercise-related research
February 16
Dylan Sarver, Graduate Student Candidate
Effects of cryotherapy on skeletal muscle signaling and sex differences in tendon structure and function
February 23Selina Parry, PhD
University of Melbourne, Australia
Understanding and mitigating the burden of post ICU-morbidity
March 2Vandre Casagrande Figueiredo, PhD
Not all antibodies are created equally: re-interpreting past studies on mTOR response in light of new (and not so new) evidences
March 9
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Diseases Conference
Gainesville, FL
March 16Cory Dungan, PhD
Less is more: The role of mTORC1 activation in the progression of aging-mediated anabolic resistance
March 23Vandre Casagrande Figueiredo, PhD
The Regulation of Ribosome Biogenesis in Humans following Resistance Exercise
March 30CCTS Research Day
April 6Ken Campbell, PhD
Muscle modeling 101: How to simulate cross-bridge cycling
April 13Yuechen Zhu
The effect of cold on the physiology of drosophila larva heart and synaptic transmission on crayfish neuromuscular junction
April 20Charles Lutz, MD, PhD
Voluntary running suppresses tumor growth through epinephrine- and IL-6-dependent NK cell mobilization and redistribution
April 27Pete Kekenes-Huskey, PhD
Amylin-induced calcium dysregulation in rat ventricular cardiomyocytes
May 4Sanda Despa, PhD
Elevated local [Ca2+] and CaMKII promote arrhythmias in Ankyrin-B deficient hearts
May 11 No Muscle Forum
May 18Kirby Mayer, PT
Early Rehabilitation in the ICU: overview and a pilot study
June 8 Doug van Pelt, Postdoctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
The role of adipose tissue in determining whole body insulin sensitivity
    September 8Phillip Gribble
    The impact of musculoskeletal injury on co-morbidities and quality of life across the lifespan
    September 15Selcuk Atalay
    Contributions of transverse tubule microstructure to sarcolemmal calcium entry
    September 22John McCarthy
    Manipulating the mouse genome to study muscle
    September 29Lance Bollinger
    Role of skeletal muscle and massage in rheumatoid arthritis:  An R61 grant application
    October 6Kevin Murach 
    Blunted Hypertrophy with Combined Endurance and Resistance Training: Fact or Fiction?
    October 13
    Robin Cooper
    Various skeletal and cardiac muscle projects in the lab with fruit flies and crayfish
    October 21

    Friday, October 21, 9:00-10:00 am, Gatton Building Room 299
    Laney Mudd, NCCIH (NIH)
    Yoga for Health? Research Gaps, Challenges, and Funding Opportunities

    October 27Ken Campbell
    Super-relaxation helps muscles work more efficiently
    November 3
    No Muscle Forum
    APS-IBE meeting in Phoenix, AZ
    November 10Tim Butterfield
    Creating Pavo-RAT-ti: The development and application of a rodent model of Laryngeal Muscle Exercise
    November 17Penney Gilbert, University of Toronto
    Spatio-temporal control of skeletal muscle endogenous repair
    November 24Thanksgiving Day
    December 1Allison Steele
    Myopathy-dependent long-term muscle weakness in murine sepsis survivors
    December 8Dave Schnell
      January 14Robin Cooper
      Optogenetics with cardiac and skeletal muscle, or: How to turn a fruit fly into a grasshopper?
      January 21Charlie Lutz
      Body Composition Affects NK Cell Activity in Multiple Ways
      January 28Travis Thomas
      Vitamin D contribution to muscle metabolic function in cancer cachexia
      February 4
      NOTE: ROOM CTW405
      David Waning - Indiana University
      Cancer-induced bone destruction leads to skeletal muscle oxidative stress and weakness.
      February 11Esther Dupont-Versteegden
      Recap Gainesville meeting
      February 17
      NOTE: Different date
      Mitchel Stacy - Yale University
      Non-Invasive Assessment of Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Vascular Remodeling Using Multi-Modality Imaging
      NOTE: different room and time: 3pm MN463
      February 25Lance Bollinger
      Calcitriol favorably alters lipid partitioning and packaging within skeletal muscle cells
      March 3Scott Black
      Matching Diet Choice and Event to Support Performance
      March 10
      Clare Rittschof
      Honey bee energy metabolism and aggression: fueling the muscle at the expense of the brain?
      March 17
      NOTE: different room CTW405
      Mark Rich - Wayne State University
      The role of novel skeletal muscle currents in dysregulation of muscle excitability in myotonia congenital
      March 24Kentucky Chapter of American Physiological Society Annual Meeting
      March 31Vandré Casagrande Figueiredo
      Muscle Ribosome Biogenesis in Health and Disease
      April 7Kelsey Picha
      Strength training progression effectiveness
      April 14Tim Uhl
      Effects of Sustained Muscle Contraction on Shoulder Muscle Strength and Endurance, A Randomized Clinical Trial
      April 21CCTS Research Conference
      April 28Ross Owen, Faith Evans, Tori Buckley (Campbell lab)
      May 5Cory Dungan
      The Role of REDD1 on Exercise-Mediated Insulin Action
      May 12Vandré Casagrande Figueiredo
      Novel roles of resistance exercise on muscle adaptation
      May 19Warlen Pereira
      Rigid, but flexible: aerobic training and heart failure

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