Colloquium in Integrative Physiology

Spring 2012 Schedule

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January 23

Introduction for graduate students

Christopher DeSouza, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

January 30

Renoprotection by hydrogen sulfide

Utpal Sen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
(Host: Pei-San Tsai pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

February 6

Age-associated neurodegenerative diseases

Christopher Link, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Pei-San Tsai pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

February 13

Vasodilation in skeletal muscle during exercise

Darren Casey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
(Host: Pei-San Tsai pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

February 20

Impact of neuroinflammation on cognition and neural plasticity

Rachel Kohman, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois
(Host: Pei-san Tsai pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

February 27

Leg prostheses and exoskeletons

Alena Grabowski, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Host: Rodger Kram rodger.kram@colorado.edu)

March 5

Pathways involved in cocaine addiction

Paul Kenny, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Therapeutics
Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, FL
(Host: Jerry Stitzel jerry.stitzel@colorado.edu)

March 12

Translational physiology

Douglas Seals, Ph.D.
College Professor of Distinction
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

March 19

Diabetes in the aging population

Jeffrey B. Halter, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan
(Host: Douglas Seals seals@colorado.edu)

April 2

Sleep less and gain weight

Kenneth P. Wright, Jr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

April 9

fMRI-identified brain networks for pain

Tor Wager, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Roger Enoka enoka@colorado.edu)

April 16

Brain control of sleep and arousal

Ronald Szymusiak, Ph.D.
Research Career Scientist
VA Greater Los Angeles HealthCare System
(Host: Ken Wright kenneth.wright@colorado.edu)

April 23

Protecting our troops from damaging stress

Monika Fleshner, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

April 30

Chris Arellano

Lateral Balance in Sprinters With and Without Trans-Tibial Amputations


Lindsey Gano

Age-Related Vascular Dysfunction


Matt Holmes

Feedback Control of Voluntary Actions by Older Humans

(Host: Bob Mazzeo robert.mazzeo@colorado.edu)