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Seminar Schedule Spring 2021
Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MDCH/PMPG/BPS 595)


(All seminars for the Spring semester will be held online on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM (Chicago/Central Time) unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, January 6

NO SEMINAR

(classes start January 11)

Wednesday, January 13

NO SEMINAR

no seminar

Wednesday, January 20

*** SEMINAR POSTPONED TO MARCH 31st ***
Ambient Mass Spectrometry in Cancer Research and Clinical Use

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, PhD, Assistant Professor, William H. Tonn Professorial Fellow, Departments of Chemistry, Oncology & Diagnostic Medicine, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Wednesday, January 27

Protein and Small Molecule Engineering towards an Orthogonal Chromatin Landscape

Kabirul Islam, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh (host: Douglas Thomas)

Wednesday, February 3

*** SEMINAR POSTPONED TO APRIL 14th ***
Early stage chemical development for small molecule oligonucleotide

Changxia Yuan, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb (host: Yu Gao)

Wednesday, February 10

Industrialization and Diet Impact the Gut Microbiome and Human Health (pw: PSCI2021Spring)

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, School of Medicine (host: Yu Gao)

Wednesday, February 17

Precision Oncology Models for Gynecologic Cancers

Geeta Mehta, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (host: Joanna Burdette)

Wednesday, February 24

*** SEMINAR CANCELLED/POSTPONED -- will be rescheduled
Application of Systematic Chemical Diversity to Enable the Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutics

Damian Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Center for Drug Discovery, Houston, TX (host: Terry Moore)

Wednesday, March 3

Drug the Undruggable -- Precision Cancer Medicine Targeting RNA-binding Proteins

Liang Xu, PhD, Professor of Cancer Biology, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Kansas Cancer Center, University of Kansas Medical School, Director, Experimental and Preclinical Imaging Core (host: Rick Gemeinhart)

Wednesday, March 10

Liquid-Biopsy Detection and Monitoring of Tumors Using NanoChips

Yong Zeng, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UFH Cancer Center, University of Florida (host: Yu Gao)

Wednesday, March 17

Study RNA-binding proteins in human diseases using high-sensitivity proteomics

Yu Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences & Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University (host: Yu Gao)

Wednesday, March 24

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break

Friday, March 26

12:30 PM

via Zoom

Norman R Farnsworth Lectureship in Pharmacognosy
My 60-Year Love Affair with Natural Products

David G.I. Kingston, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

https://go.uic.edu/Farnsworth

Wednesday, March 31

WEBSTER-SIBILSKY LECTURE

TBA

Wednesday, April 7

TBA

Michael Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, The University of Kansas (host: Rick Gemeinhart)

Wednesday, April 14

Early stage chemical development for small molecule oligonucleotide

Changxia Yuan, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb (host: Yu Gao)

Wednesday, April 21

TBA

Adam S. Duerfeldt, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota (host: Andrew Riley)

Wednesday, April 28

[RESERVED]

[RESERVED]

Wednesday, May 5

NO SEMINAR (Finals Week)

NO SEMINAR

Course Coordinator: Yu (Tom) Gao <yugao@uic.edu>

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