Seminars

The College of Pharmacy Graduate Program will hold the following seminars during spring Semester 2022 on Tuesdays, 11:00 am–11:50am, Pharmacy (Skaggs) room 325. 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 Pharmacy 360 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/86061523849

January 18

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849
Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Junzhi Yang (Ronaldson Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Student
Topic: Acetaminophen Alters the Integrity of the Blood-Brain Barrier through Disruption of Claudin-5 at the Tight Junction

 

January 25

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849
Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers: Danielle Johnson (Jewett Lab)
                 Elise Miller (Karnes Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topic: Strategies for Exploring the Role of Mitochondrial Membrane Proteins During Disease-State Through the use of Triazabutidiene Chemical Probes |Pharmacogenomics of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

February 1

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849
Graduate Tracks: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers:
  Dominique Gaffney (Galligan Lab)
                 Kara Burton (Craig Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topics: Methylglyoxal-derived post-translational modifications restore metabolic homeostasis in diet induced metabolic disorder | Effect of a Phthalate Mixture on the IGF1 System in Female CD-1 Mice

February 8

In-PERSON PRESENTATION
Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Dr. Kymberly Gowdy
Affiliation: Ohio State University
Topic: Dietary n3-PUFAs Modulate the Pulmonary Response to Environmental Exposures
Host: Lisa Tran (T32 predoctoral trainee)

February 15

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers: Kiara Bachtel and Austin Thompson (Schnellmann Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topics: Investigating the Role of Lasmiditan in the Regulation of Sirtuins in Spinal Cord Injury |HTR1F Mediated Mitochondrial Biogenesis & Its Role In Renal Vascular Recovery Following Acute Kidney Injury

February 22

In-PERSON PRESENTATION
Graduate Track: Drug Discovery & Development
Speaker: Victor Ogungbe
Affiliation: Jackson State University
Topic: Targeted Covalent Inhibition of Trypanosomes and Alphaviruses
Host: Hongmin Li

March 1

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849
Graduate Track: Pharmaceutics
Speaker: Kristy Ainslie
Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Topic: Acetalated dextran: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine (and vaccines) go down!
Host: Jianqin Lu

March 15

In-PERSON PRESENTATION
Graduate Track: Drug Discovery & Development
Speaker: Dalibor Sames
Affiliation: Columbia University
Topic: From Psychedelics to Opioids: Imaging and Restoring Synapses with Pharmacological Tools
Host: Robin Polt

March 22

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849
Graduate Track: Drug Discovery & Development
Speaker: Joanne Lemieux
Affiliation: University of Alberta
Topic: Antiviral drug development targeting the SARS-CoV-2 main protease
Host: Hongmin Li

March 29

Graduate Track: DDD & PharmTox
Speakers: Jeremy Snell (Wondrak Lab)
                Aryatara Shakya (D. Zhang Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topics: Hypochlorous acid (HOCl): From Environmental Exposure to Photochemoprevention of Skin Cancer | Exploring the interplay of NRF family transcription factors and the segregase protein p97 in cancer

April 5

In-PERSON PRESENTATION
Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne
Affiliation: Harvard University
Topic: Emerging therapeutic targets in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia

Host: Haining Zhu

April 12

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Tatiana Kutateladze
Affiliation: University of Colorado, Denver
Topic: Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation
Host: Jim Galligan

April 19

Graduate Track: Pharmaceutics
Speakers: Hanan Alameddin and Bayan Alhefzi (Guzman Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topics: Inhaled Doxycycline as a Potential Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea |Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Liposomes for Controlled Drug Delivery

April 26

REMOTE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86061523849

Graduate Track: Drug Discovery & Development
Speaker: Paul J. Hergenrother
Affiliation: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Topic: New Strategies for Anticancer and Antibacterial Drug Discovery
Host: Jared Sivinski (student)

 
 
 

April 27

In-PERSON PRESENTATION
Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speaker: Lawrence James Hayward
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Topic: Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD): Genetics, Cellular Models, and Approaches to Therapy
Host: Haining Zhu

May 3

Graduate Track: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Speakers: Lisa Tran (Ding Lab)
                Ingrid Peterson (Schnellmann Lab)
Affiliation: UA Grad Students
Topics: Role of Macrophage CYP19A1 in Lung Tissue Repair | Formoterol Induces Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury