Distinguished Speakers for the Denver CounterACT Center of Excellence




May 15, 2007
Alireza Hosseinkhalili, MD, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
"Mustard Lung (Later respiratory complications following Mustard Gas exposure in Iran)"



January 31, 2008
Dallas M. Hyde, Ph.D., Director California Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis
"Assessment of Lung Injury"

August 28, 2008
Edward M. Postlethwait, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Ph.D. Program, Department of Environmental
Health Sciences Center for Free Radical Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Revaluating the Paradigm that Lung Surface Antioxidants Afford Protection against Inhaled
Environmental Oxidants"

September 5, 2008
Kevin Harrod, Ph.D., Director of Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research
Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Molecular Mechanisms of SARS-CoV Pathogenesis"

November 10, 2008
Terry Kavanagh, Ph.D., Professor, Toxicology Program, Deputy Director, Center of
Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational
Health Sciences – University of Washington
"Glutamate cysteine ligase transgenic and gene-targeted mice as models
of altered glutathione synthesis"



January 7, 2009
Reen Wu, PhD; Professor of Medicine, University of California at Davis
"Epigenetics and its role in  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and related disorders"

January 22, 2009
Coleen Weese, M.D., MPH, Program Manager, Environmental Medicine, USACHPPM
"Constrictive bronchiolitis in US soldiers in Iraq following a sulfur fire"

March 13, 2009
John M. Shannon, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
"Identification and Characterization of LPCATI, an Acyltransferase Critical for Alveolar Lipid Homeostatis"

August 25, 2009
Carol L. Sabourin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist/Biomedical Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio
"Sulfur Mustard: The Search for Biomarkers"



August 19, 2010
Richard Meehan, M.D., Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
"Military Deployment Associated Pulmonary Disorders"

March 16, 2010
Gerald M. Rosen, Ph.D., School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland
"The Role of Free Radicals in the Killing of Bacillus anthracis"

Robert P. Casillas, Ph.D.; Biomedical Science & Technology; Battelle National Security Global Business, Columbus, Ohio

Dallas M. Hyde, Ph.D., Director California Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis