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UPCOMING SEMINARS

Seminar Schedule Fall 2021
Seminars in Pharmaceutical Sciences


(Seminars are Wednesdays at 11:30 AM Chicago/Central Time (CDT/CST) and will held online unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, August 18

NO SEMINAR

(classes start August 23)

Wednesday, August 25

2021 VIRTUAL MANDATORY LAB SAFETY PROGRAMMING
(this is separate from the *new* employee/graduate student program on 08/20/21)

EHSO will be presenting an annual REFRESHER session on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM.  THIS REFRESHER TRAINING SESSION IS INTENDED FOR ALL RETURNING PSCI GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, STAFF RESEARCHERS, AND RESEARCH-TRACK FACULTY WHO WORK IN OR SUPERVISE PERSONNEL IN WET LABORATORIES.

Wednesday, September 1

NAD+ Mimics for Biomedical Research

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (host: Terry Moore)

Wednesday, September 8

Validation of therapeutic targets and drug development for antibiotics and chronic pain

Daniel P. Flaherty, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University (host: Terry Moore)

Wednesday, September 15

MixMD: Mapping Protein Surfaces to Discover Druggable Allosteric Sites

Heather Carlson, PhD, Chair and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, and Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan (hosts: Jose Villegas and Terry Moore)

Wednesday, September 22

Functional Tunable Biomimetic Materials for Reproductive Tissue Engineering

Ariella Shikanov, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Michigan (host: Maria Barbolina)

Wednesday, September 29

Looking for new drug targets in pancreatic cancer and the role of Ref-1 signaling in stroma and tumor   (VOD:UIC, pw: PSCI2021Spring)

Melissa L. Fishel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Wells Center for Pediatric Research, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, Co-Leader, Pancreatic Cancer – Challenges and Solutions Working Group, Indiana University School of Medicine (host: Maria Barbolina)

Wednesday, October 6

PROTAC-mediated Protein Degradation: A New Therapeutic Modality

Craig M. Crews, PhD, John C. Malone Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Pharmacology, Yale University (host: John Nitiss)

Wednesday, October 13

*** CANCELLED ***

Aaron C. Anselmo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (host: Zongmin Zhao)

Wednesday, October 20

TBA

TBA

Wednesday, October 27

Synthesis, Pharmacology and cryoEM studies on mu opioid modulators as novel analgesics

Susruta Majumdar, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy at St. Louis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (host: Andrew Riley)

Wednesday, November 3

Modeling tumor cell intravasation using a microfluidic colorectal cancer-on-a-chip

Shannon Mumenthaler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory Director, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, University of Southern California (host: Joanna Burdette)

Wednesday, November 10

Development of Novel Allosteric Inhibitors of the AAA ATPase p97 to Interrogate Novel Biology and Fuel Drug Discovery

Donna Huryn, Ph.D, A.C.S.F., Professor, Dept. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Associate Editor, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, University of Pittsburgh (host: John Nitiss)

Wednesday, November 17

Engineering the microenvironment in ovarian cancer

Pamela Kreeger, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair of BME PhD Program, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, November 24

(Day before Thanksgiving)

TBA

Wednesday, December 1

Micro-/nanotechnologies for applications in disease modeling and drug delivery

Shilpa Sant, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh (host: Joanna Burdette)

Wednesday, December 8

NO SEMINAR (Finals Week)

NO SEMINAR

Course Coordinator: Maria Barbolina <mvb@uic.edu>

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