Current Seminars

Fridays at 9 a.m. in HKRB 150

This forum brings to campus prominent external speakers and provides presentations by University of Kentucky faculty to ensure their research expertise is widely known.

Spring 2024 Semester

Date Event Title Speaker Institute Host
01/26/2024 New Modulators of Cellular LDL Uptake Identified Using a Whole-Genome CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout Screen: Current Status and Future Directions Diego Lucero, PhD National Institutes of Health Scott Gordon, PhD
02/02/2024 10th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium University of Kentucky
02/09/2024 Vascular Disease Dynamics: Rise and Fall of the SMC Clones Daniel Greif, MD Yale University Hisashi Sawada, PhD
02/16/2024 Available
02/23/2024 High Density Lipoprotein: A Structured Platform for Diverse Biological Functions Sean Davidson, PhD University of Cincinnati Scott Gordon, PhD
03/01/2024 Available Date
03/08/2024 Regulation of Lipoprotein Metabolism by ANGPTL3 Brandon Davies, PhD University of Iowa Greg Graf, PhD
03/15/2024 UK Spring Break
03/20/2024 Recruitment Seminar-Navigating the Cellular Highway: Unraveling Intracellular Lipid Transport for Health and Disease Xu Xiao, PhD University of California, Los Angeles Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc
03/22/2024 Regulation of the Intrinsic Xase In Vivo Lacramioara Ivanciu, PhD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Jeremy Wood, PhD & Wally Whiteheart, PhD
03/29/2024 The Role of Macrophage-Mediated Inflammation Resolution During Tissue Repair Brian Sansbury, PhD University of Louisville Nate Helsley, PhD
04/05/2024 Fayette County Public Schools Spring Break
04/12/2024 Sex Differences in Bile Acids Impact Cholesterol Homeostasis and Cardiovascular Disease Kelsey Jarrett, PhD University of California Los Angeles Greg Graf, PhD
04/17/2024 Recruitment Seminar-Targeting Semaphorin-3F/Neuropilin-2 Pathway Improves Lymphedema Yao Gao, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School Greg Graf, PhD
04/19/2024 The Myocardin Family in Vascular Remodeling: Sibling Rivalry? Xiaochun Long, PhD Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Hong Lu, MD, PhD
04/26/2024 ER Remodeling in Vascular Homeostasis and Disease Jun Yu, MD Temple University Hong Lu, MD, PhD
05/01/2024 Unraveling Cardiovascular Dysfunction: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Heart Failure, Autonomic Modulation, and Sex Differences Jessica Caldwell, PhD University of California, Davis Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc

Fall 2024 Semester


Date Event Title Speaker Institute Host
09/13/2024 Dr. Civelek uses big data analytics to understand the molecular pathways of disease and develops personalized medicine approaches to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Mete Civelek, PhD University of Virginia Nate Helsley, PhD
09/20/2024 Cardiovascular Research Day
09/27/2024 Dr. Brown is a cardiologist and basic scientist studying transcriptional mechanisms relevant to the pathogenesis of obesity, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis. Jonathan Brown, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc
10/04/2024 FCPS Fall Break
10/11/2024 Dr. Salmon’s research interests include investigation of epigenetic mechanisms that alter aortic aneurysm growth and that affect smooth muscle, endothelial or adventitial cell marker expression in aortic aneurysms. Morgan Salmon, PhD, MBA University of Michigan Hong Lu, MD, PhD
10/18/2024 Dr. Shi's research project focuses on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)-induced liver diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, including diabetes. Hongxue Shi, MD Columbia University Gregory Graf, PhD
10/25/2024 Dr. Granzier studies the mechanisms whereby the giant filamentous protein titin (the largest protein known) influences muscle structure and function. Henk Granzier, PhD University of Arizona Kenneth Campbell, PhD
11/01/2024 Available
11/08/2024 Dr. Mackman is interested mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis, and the crosstalk between coagulation and inflammation. Nigel Mackman, PhD University of North Carolina Congqing Wu, PhD
11/15/2024 Available
11/22/2024 Available
11/29/2024 Thanksgiving Week
12/06/2024 Dr. Fan studies the development of food-derived bioactive compounds (particularly peptides) for mitigating chronic diseases, structure & function/activity relationship of bioactive proteins & peptides, & value-added application of agricultural byproducts. Hongbing Fan, PhD University of Kentucky Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc