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Seminar Schedule Fall 2022
Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences


(In-person seminars are Wednesdays at 11:30 AM in Room B32 PHARM in Chicago
and via remote for Rockford unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, August 17

NO SEMINAR

(classes start August 22)

Wednesday, August 24

Structure-based design of Biased Agonists for Serotonin and Opioid GPCRs

John D. McCorvy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy (CBNA), Medical College of Wisconsin (host: Andrew Riley)

Wednesday, August 31

Microtubule-binding drugs as targeted therapy: new agents, combinations, and biomarkers of response

April Risinger, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio (host: Joanna Burdette)

Wednesday, September 7

Developing Materials to Track and Redirect Cellular Chatter

Juliane Nguyen, PhD, Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eschelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, September 14

A Scaffold Hop & Click Strategy for design of ultrapotent abscisic acid (ABA) receptor modulators

Aditya Vaidya, PhD, Senior Scientist-Chemical Biology Innovation, EMD Millipore Sigma,

Wednesday, September 21

Highly sensitive proteomics for future medicine

Yu (Tom) Gao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, UIC

Wednesday, September 28

*** CANCELLED / POSTPONED TO October 26th***

Nanomedicine for treating eye diseases

Qingguo Xu, DPhil, Associate Professor, Blick Scholar Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, October 5

MANDATORY EHSO REFRESHER LAB SAFETY TRAINING FOR CURRENT/RETURNING STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

The Environmental, Health and Safety Office (EHSO) will be presenting an annual chemical laboratory safety training program for the College of Pharmacy. THIS REFRESHER TRAINING SESSION IS INTENDED FOR ALL RETURNING EMPLOYEES/STUDENTS WHO WORK IN OR SUPERVISE PERSONNEL IN WET LABORATORIES.

Wednesday, October 12

LYT-ing a Fire Under Estrogen Receptor to Overcome Hormone Therapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

Sean W. Fanning, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Loyola University Chicago (host: Terry Moore)

Tuesday, October 18

12:30 PM

Room 134-1 PHARM

Special Seminar:
How will AI change the way we practice precision oncology?

Istvan Petak, MD, PhD Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UIC Founder and CEO of Genomate Health Inc. Cambridge, MA (host: John Nitiss)
Petak et. al. NPJ Precis Oncol. 2021 Jun 23;5(1):59.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41698-021-00191-2

Wednesday, October 19

The molecular basis of cholesterol metabolite signaling

Alison Ondrus, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UIC (host: Terry Moore)

Wednesday, October 26

Nanomedicine for treating eye diseases

Qingguo Xu, DPhil, Associate Professor, Blick Scholar Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, November 2

[Reserved]

TBA

Wednesday, November 9

Observing antibody’s guess in the cellular environment using a single-molecule lens

Ying S. Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Affiliate Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, UIC (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, November 16

Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA therapeutics, genome editing and cell therapy

Yizhou Dong, PhD, Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn Genomics Institute, Marc and Jennifer Lipschultz Precision Immunology Institute, The Tisch Cancer Institute, The Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, November 23

(Day before Thanksgiving)

TBA

Wednesday, November 30

[Reserved]

TBA

Wednesday, December 7

NO SEMINAR (Finals Week)

NO SEMINAR

Course Coordinator: Zongmin Zhao <zhaozm@uic.edu>

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