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Physiology Seminar Series




Date Speaker Title

January 6

Faculty Meeting

No Seminar

January 13

Yusuke Higashi, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Tulane University SOM
New Orleans, LA
RECK and fibroproliferative vascular disease

January 20

Martin Luther King Holiday No Seminar

January 27

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
John W. Deming Department of Medicine
Tulane University SOM
Recent advances in resistant hypertension treatment and control

February 3

Faculty Meeting No Seminar

February 10

Eric Lazartigues, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
New Orleans, LA
Role of ADAM17 and ACE2 in sympatho-excitation and neurogenic hypertension

February 17

Hong-Wen Deng, PhD
Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair
Director, Tulane Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics
Department of Biostatistics and Data Science
School of Public and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University SOM

Joint Seminar

Genomics and bioinformatic analyses for a complex trait-osteoporosis

February 24

Lundi Gras Holiday No Seminar

March 2

Faculty Seminar No Seminar

March 9

Muralidharan Anbalagan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Structural & Cellular Biology
Director, Pre-Clinical Small Animal Imaging Facility
Tulane University SOM
Novel strategies for the treatment of bone metastases from breast cancer

March 16

Gregory Bix, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Center
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research
Vada Odom Reynolds Chair in Stroke Research
Department of Neurosurgery
Tulane University SOM


Enter the Matrix: Novel Therapeutic Targets for Ischemic Stroke

March 23

Antoine Chaanine, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
Heart & Vascular Institute
Tulane University SOM

Zoom Meeting

Metabolic Remodeling in the Failing Heart : Role of the transcription factor FOXO3a

March 30

Xuebin Qin, MD, PhD
Professor of Comparative Pathology
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Covington, LA

Zoom Meeting

Fate Dynamics, Niches and Functions of Renal Macrophage (RM)

April 6

Experimental Biology Conference No Seminar

April 13

Jacqueline M. Stephens
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Zoom Meeting

Adipocyte signaling pathways that contribute to metabolic health

April 20


Dr. Meenakshi (Meena) Madhur
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Joint Seminar - Zoom Meeting

Hypertension and the maladaptive immune response

April 27

Srikanta Dash, PhD
Director, Hepatitis Research Laboratory
Professor of Pathology
Tulane University SOM

Zoom Meeting


May 4

Faculty Meeting No Seminar

May 11

Mark Mondrinos, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University

May 18


May 25

Memorial Day No Seminar

June 1


June 8


June 15

S. M. Jazwinski, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
John W. Deming Regents Chair in Aging
Director, Tulane Center for Aging
Tulane University SOM

June 22


June 29


July 6


July 13


July 20


July 27


August 3


August 10


August 17


August 24

Andrea Zsombok, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Tulane University SOM

August 31


September 7

Labor Day Holiday No Seminar

September 14


September 21


September 28

Kailash Pandey, PhD
Vice Chair of Medical Research
Department of Physiology
Tulane University SOM

October 5


October 12


October 19


October 26


November 2


November 9


November 16


November 23


November 30

Jean-Pyo Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Tulane University SOM

December 7


December 14

Hongju Wu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine-Endocrinology
Tulane University SOM

December 21

Christmas Week No Seminar

December 28

Winter Recess No Seminar

**Not our normally scheduled day, time and/or place

Monday Seminars are held in the Tulane Medical School Building, Lecture Room 4150 from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm unless otherwise stated