PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

 
SEPTEMBER

September 6


Edward M. Sellers, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FACP, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by the Addiction Research Treatment &
Training Center of Excellence (ARTT)

Edward M. Sellers, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FACP, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medicine, and Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Title: Old wine in new bottles: Assessing and deterring drug abuse

Noon
Room 444B

September 20


Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D.

Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas


Title: The central regulation of glucose metabolism in an insulin-independent manner

Noon
Room 444B

September 27


Lily Q. Dong, Ph.D.

Lily Q. Dong, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas


Title: The role of adiponectin signaling in regulating glucose and lipid homeostasis

Noon
Room 444B

OCTOBER

October 4


Sandra Loesgen, Ph.D.

Sandra Loesgen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon


Title: New chemotherapeutics from microorganisms – Screens and Mensacarcin’s mode of action

Noon
Room 444B

October 11


Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D, FAAPS

Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D, FAAPS

Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida


Title: Translation of sigma receptor ligands from conception to the clinic

Noon
Room 444B

October 19
Thursday


Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D.


** Note Date, Time and Room Change

24th Annual Arthur H. Briggs Lectureship

Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California


Title: GPCR coupling to RhoA elicits astrocyte inflammation and transcriptional regulation of glioblastoma proliferation and tumor growth

4PM
Room 309L

October 25


R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by the Addiction Research Treatment &
Training Center of Excellence (ARTT)

R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.

Director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research
M. June & J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology
Professor of Neuroscience
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas


Title: Alcohol and the brain: A neuroimmune link

Noon
Room 444B

NOVEMBER

November 1


Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.


** Note Room Change

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Child Health Research
Professor of Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology
Chief Research Officer
Children’s Research Institute
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Washington, D.C.


Title: All Wrapped Up: Environmentally-Induced Myelination Promotes Recovery from Perinatal Brain Injury

Noon
Room 209L

November 29


David Maguire, Ph.D.

David Maguire, Ph.D.

Instructor/Research
Department of Pharmacology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas


Title: Exploring the therapeutic potential of opioid/cannabinoid mixtures

Noon
Room 444B

DECEMBER

December 13


Scott Russo, Ph.D.

Scott Russo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Center for Affective Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Title: Immune mechanisms of depression

Noon
Room 444B

 

No Seminars -

Nov 9th-15th - SfN
Nov. 23th - Thanksgiving week
Dec. 6th - ACNP
Dec. 20th - Christmas