Seminars

The College of Pharmacy Graduate Program will hold the following seminars during Fall Semester 2021 on Tuesdays, 11:00 am–11:50am, HSIB 880. If you would like to meet with an invited speaker immediately following the seminar, Roundtable Lunch will be held from 12:00–1:00 PM in HSIB 320 and limited to 10 students.  Please indicate your interest in attending through the Doodle poll that will be sent out prior to each Roundtable.  Questions about the course may be directed to the Course Coordinator, Dr. Hongmin Li (hli1@pharmacy.arizona.edu).  Questions about the Roundtable or lecture title may be directed to Graduate Program Coordinator, Stephanie Sikora (ssikora@pharmacy.arizona.edu).  

Zoom Link for Seminars: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/87407759416

August 24

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Kayla Frost
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Global Transcriptionomic and Proteomic Expression Changes in the Kidneys of Human Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Host: Hongmin Li

August 31

Graduate Track: Drug Discovery and Development
Speakers: Yue Dong |  Jared Sivinski
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: A New Strategy of Deuterated Indole-3-carboxaldehyde Synthesis   |   Targeting Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Cells with Bromodomain 1-Specific BET Inhibitor Physachenolide C  

Hosts: Hongmin Li

 

September 7

Graduate Tracks: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers: Raymond Hau |  Erin Jennings
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Transporter-Mediated Uptake of Reversible Male Contraceptives Across the Blood-Testis Barrier  |  Sirtuin 2 Regulates Protein LactoylLysine Modifications
Host: Hongmin Li

September 14

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers: Jason Giles |  Kristan Cleveland
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Genome-wide association study of antibody response in Heparin induced thrombocytopenia  | Pharmacological regulation of mitochondrial dynamics in the diabetic renal proximal tubule: the role of the β2-adrenergic receptor agonist formoterol
Host: Hongmin Li

 

September 21

Graduate Track: Pharmaceutics
Speaker: Dr. Feda Hamdan
Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Topic: Leveraging distinct enhancer connectomes in targeted therapy of pancreatic cancer
Host: Hanan Alameddin

 

September 28

Graduate Track: Drug Discovery & Development
Speaker: Bill Chen - Remote Presentation
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Comprehensive anti-COVID Therapeutic Development
Host: Jun Wang

 

October 5

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Yael David
Affiliation: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Topic: Uncovering Cancer-Associated Epigenetic Events Using Novel Chemical Tools
Host: Jim Galligan

 

October 12

Graduate Track: DDD/PharmTox
Speakers: Marissa Trujillo |  Danielle Johnson
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Regulation of the de novo serine synthesis pathway by lactoylLysine  |  Exploring the Role of Mitochondrial Dynamics During Disease State Through the Use of Triazabutadiene Chemical Probes
Host: Hongmin Li

 

October 19

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Lee Quinton - Remote Presentation
Affiliation: Boston University
Topic: Signaling nodes controlling pulmonary defense
Host: Yin Chen

 

October 26

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: John Denu
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Topic: Metabolic control of post-translational modifications
Host: Jim Galligan

 

November 2

Graduate Track: Pharmaceutics
Speakers: Haichen Nie - Remote Presentation
Affiliation: Merck
Topic: Combine knowledge of solid-state chemistry and formulation sciences to develop stable and robust solid oral dosage forms
Host: Bo Sun

 

November 9

Graduate Track: Drug Discovery and Development
Speaker: Fengyi Wan - Remote Presentation
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins
Topic: Mechanistic insights into transient and noninvasive bacterial infection driven colon tumorigenesis
Host: Hongmin Li

 

November 16

Graduate Track: PharmTox
Speakers: Sarrah Hannon | Kevin Hurtado
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Progress toward identification and quantification of naphthalene-DNA adduct formation | FDA-Approved Lasmiditan Stimulates Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Promotes Recovery of Vasculature and Renal Function After Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Mice
Host: Hongmin Li

 

November 23

Graduate Track: DDD/PharmTox
Speakers: Xiang Meng |  Daniel Wurm
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Vinyl tetrazines as Dipolarophiles in Catalytic Asymmetric 1,3‐Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions of Azomethine Ylides for Biology-Oriented Synthesis | Nrf2 Protects Mitochondria from Generating Superoxide in Cardiomyocytes
Host: Hongmin Li

 

November 30

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Matthias Salathe
Affiliation: University City of Kansas Medical Center
Topics: Vaping - Insights into the good, bad and ugly
Host: Yin Chen

 

December 7

Graduate Track: Drug Discovery and Development
Speaker: Juan R. Del Valle
Affiliation: The University of Notre Dame
Topics: Tangling with tau: Beta-strand mimics targeting pathogenic protein assembly
Host: Wei Wang