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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pharmacology Chair Dr. Busija and Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker




Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Precision Environmental Health

Alkek Presidential Chair in Environmental Health

Professor in the Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology, Medicine, and

Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas


Environmental Epigenomics: What the Epigenome Can Teach us about Environmental Causes of Disease”


Friday, March 22, 2019

12:00 PM – Noon

Tulane University School of Medicine

Room 7062, 1430 Tulane Avenue


Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker is a world leader in research on how environmental, genetic, and epigenetic factors interact to cause endocrine diseases and cancer. She has conducted seminal research in the field of hormone-dependent tumorigenesis, developing an animal model for uterine leiomyoma/fibroids, which is the gold-standard for research, by providing key insights into how hormones and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) promote these tumors. A pioneer in environmental epigenomics, she identified a key molecular mechanism for EDC-induced developmental reprogramming to increase disease susceptibility later in life. Her recent epigenomic studies have uncovered a new role for chromatin remodelers in the cytoskeleton that direct the Tubulin Code. Dr. Walker has had a tremendous impact on the field through activities including chair of the NIEHS TaRGET II Consortium, and Founder and Director of the Center for Precision Environmental Health at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.





           Pharmacology Chair Dr. David Busija (left) presents plaque to Dr. Ferenc Bari




Ferenc Bari, Ph.D., DSc

Professor and Chair of  Medical Physics and Informatics

Head of the Doctoral School in Experimental Medical Sciences

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine - Emeritus

University of Szeged

Szeged, Hungary

"Windows to the living brain: pathophysiology from imaging perspectives"

Friday, October 26, 2018

Dr. Bari’s research interests include the mechanisms of microcirculation of various organs, focused mainly on cerebrovascular regulation. Recently his research group has advanced understanding of the causes of stroke-related brain injuries and the mechanisms of hypoperfusion-related behavioral changes. Dr. Bari was appointed Director of Medical Education at the University of Szeged in 2005, and he served as Dean of the Faculty between 2014 and 2018. During his career, Dr. Bari launched international education programs, including the Joint Program for European Medical Education and the International Summer School of Lasers in Medicine and Life Sciences. He has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has trained more than 30 Ph.D. students, M.D./Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Bari is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is president of the Hungarian Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology. His educational efforts have been recognized by the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture who awarded him the “Master Teacher” medal in 2009. His international academic activity has been acknowledged by the title “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Timisoara, Romania). His city of birth has awarded him the title of “Honorary Citizen of Csongrád.”