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Faculty Development: Oral Health Seminar Series - Signaling Mechanisms in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration

Limited Attendance - For All ULSD Faculty and Postdoctoral Students at No Charge. Pre-Registration is Mandatory

Course Director: Douglas S. Darling, Ph.D.

Guest Speaker: Ashok Kumar, Ph.D.
Professor and University Scholar
Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Event Date: Friday, April 5, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202


: Noon
Course: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ROOM 119 (lunch provided)

Pre-Registration is Mandatory


This series of 1-hour sessions examines basic biomedical /oral health research by faculty from the medical and dental schools, or invited speakers from other universities. The seminar series is attended by both ULSD Residents and all Faculty.

At the completion of attending these sessions, the participant will be able to;
• Understand the most current scientific knowledge in the topic muscle pathology and regeneration.
• Understand the most current scientific knowledge in the oral health topic areas.
• Understand novel experimental approaches used for biomedical discovery.
• Anticipate novel clinical treatments being developed for the future.
Outcome assessment: participants will be able to critically assess the biomedical basis for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Oral Health Seminars meets the first Friday of most months during the fall and spring semesters (plus additional Friday meetings). Registration required per meeting.

About Ashok Kumar, Ph.D.; Douglas A. Darling, Ph.D.

Dr. Kumar received his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of New Delhi, India, and a Masters in Bioinformatics at the University of Houston Clear Lake, Texas. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center followed by Baylor College of Medicine.  He was faculty at both Baylor and Loma Linda University before joining the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at UofL where he is Professor and University Scholar. Dr. Kumar’s main areas of research are skeletal muscle atrophy, myogenesis, and pathophysiological mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy. He has strong NIH funding for investigating the role of cell signaling pathways and proinflammatory mediators in skeletal muscle development and atrophy.


Dr. Darling received his PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle, and then trained at the University of Chicago, followed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University. He has directed a molecular biology research laboratory at ULSD for over 20 years. Dr. Darling has served on the executive boards of several research centers at UofL, and is currently the Director of the ULSD Oral Biology Graduate Program. 

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

FEES Pre-Registration by
4/12/2013 11:59 PM
On-Site Registration NOT AVAILABLE
ULSD Faculty $0 $0

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