22nd Annual Arthur H. Briggs Lectureship
Thursday, October 8th, 2015 @ 4:00PM
Medical Bldg - Lecture Hall Room 309L


Dr. Arthur BriggsDr. Arthur H. Briggs (pictured left) served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at UTHSCSA from 1968 - 1993, during which time he studied the actions of drugs on the cardiovascular system, hypertension, and drugs of abuse. His laboratory published the first papers on the central role of calcium in vascular smooth muscle contraction and the interrelationships between sodium and potassium ions and drugs. These studies led to important advances in the understanding of calcium in smooth muscle function. Since his retirement in 1993, an annual lectureship has been held in his honor.

This year's guest lecturer, Peter Senter, Ph.D. (below), is the Vice President, Chemistry and Distinguished Fellow at Seattle Genetics Inc. Dr. Senter will be presenting his lecture titled, 'Potent Antibody-Based Conjugates for Cancer Therapy: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug' (Abstract). Previously, Dr. Senter was with Cytokine Networks, Inc., the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senter received an A.B. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and did postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany. He is the Senior Editor of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics (published by the American Association of Cancer Research) and serves as an Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.

He leads the Seattle Genetics chemistry department, which carries out research in antibody-drug conjugate technologies, including the development of potent drug payloads, novel linker systems, conjugation methodology and mechanism of action studies. His research interests include targeted drug delivery, protein chemistry and biochemistry, and anti-cancer drug design. Dr. Senter has authored more than 130 scientific publications and holds more than 40 patents.


Dr. Peter Senter
22nd Annual Arthur H. Briggs Guest Lecturer Peter Senter, Ph.D.


Dr. Husseini K. Manji, 2014
Dr. P. Jeffrey Conn, 2013
Dr. Michel Bouvier, 2012
Dr. James H. Woods, 2011
Dr. Floyd E. Bloom, 2010
Dr. Mark Von Zastrow, 2009
Dr. Tomas Hökfelt, 2008
Dr. Marc Caron, 2007
Dr. Terry Kenakin, 2006
Dr. G. Stanley McKnight, 2005
Dr. Brian Kobilka, 2004
Dr. David J. Triggle, 2003
Professor James Black, 2002
Dr. Raymond J. Dingledine, 2001
Dr. William A. Catterall, 2000
Dr. Henry Bourne, 1999
Dr. Ira Black, 1998
Dr. Lee E. Limbird, 1997
Dr. Ian Creese, 1996
Dr. Michael Moskowitz, 1995
Dr. Perry Molinoff, 1994