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Scientific Seminar Series

The KU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology's Scientific Seminar Series features prominant researchers from KU, the United States and the world.

Scientific Seminar Series - Upcoming Seminars

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Scientific Seminar Series - Past Seminars

Devanandi Manoli, M.D., Ph.D.
Understanding the Neural Basis of Social Attachment
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 3002

Devanandi Manoli, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Center for Integrative Neuroscience University of California, San Francisco
Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Ph.D.
Neurovascular Protection by Adropin in Experimental Ischemic Stroke
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 3002

Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida
Teruna Siahaan, Ph.D.
Challenges and Progress of Delivering Molecules to the Brain
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 3004

Teruna Siahaan, Ph.D.

Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor Associate Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Co-Director, NIH Biotechnology Training Program
School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas
Mark R. Cookson, Ph.D.
Pathways to Parkinsonism
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Mark R. Cookson, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Section, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIA
NIH
Partha Kasturi, Ph.D.
Mitochondrial transporter ABcb6: An Unexpected Journey Through Haem Synthesis, Mitochondrial Dynamics and Beyond
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 5052

Partha Kasturi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center
Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.
Mechanism of Cr(VI) Carcinogenesis and Prevention
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Xianglin Shi, Ph.D.

William A. Marquard Chair in Cancer Research Professor and Director, Center for Research on Environmental Disease, Associate Dean for Research Integration
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Rong Chen, Ph.D.
RGS2: A New Modulator of Midbrain Dopamine D2 Receptor Signaling and Addiction Behavior
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 1:30 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.
Of Mice, Men, and Tics: Translational Studies of Tourette syndrome
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 2040

Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.

Director
Yale OCD Research Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine
Caroline Blanchard, Ph.D.
Functional Approaches to Translation of Biobehavioral Systems
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Caroline Blanchard, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Biosciences Center, University of Hawaii
Nina Isoherranen, Ph.D.
Vitamin A and Retinoic Acid Homeostasis in Health and Disease: Role of ALDH1A and CYP26 Enzymes
Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 3020

Nina Isoherranen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington
Xunshan Ding, Ph.D.
A Junior Scientist's Perspective regarding a Biotech Start-Up
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Xunshan Ding, Ph.D.

Scientist III
NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Michael Garcia, Ph.D.
Myelination of Peripheral Axons: It Takes a Village to Raise a Nerve
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Michael Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Liang-Jun Yat, Ph.D.
Blue Native Gel Analysis of Mitochondrial Proteins: Two Enzymes for Two Deadly Diseases
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Liang-Jun Yat, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of North, Texas Health Science Center
Maureen Kane, Ph.D.
Use of Targeted Metabolomics to Probe Retinoid Metabolism
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Maureen Kane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-Director of Mass Spectronomy Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Paul L. Prather, Ph.D.
Synthetic Cannabinoids in K2/Spice: Not Just "Safe" Alternative Forms of Marijuana
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Paul L. Prather, Ph.D.

Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Cibele Pinto, Ph.D.
cAMP Signaling in Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Role of Adenylyl Cyclases and Phosphodiesterases on AVP-Mediated Cyst Formation
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Cibele Pinto, Ph.D.

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kidney Institute
Wen-Xing, Ph.D.
Mitophagy and Mitochondrial Spheroids in Drug- Induced Liver Injury
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Wen-Xing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics University of Kansas, Medical Center
Tony Passaniti, Ph.D.
Angiogenesis and RUNX2-Specific Drug Discovery: Implications of Diabetes & Cancer
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Tony Passaniti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Greenbaum Cancer Center
Cara Wellman, Ph.D.
Sweating the Small Stuff: Stress Effects on Corticolimbic Structure and Function
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Cara Wellman, Ph.D.

Professor
Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dongsheng Cai, Ph.D.
Neuroinflammation and Obesity-Related Diseases
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Dongsheng Cai, Ph.D.

Irma T. Hirschl Scholar, Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Stephen Keith Chapes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Understanding Host Resistance to Ehrlichia Chaffeensis: What do Bugs Have to Do with It?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Stephen Keith Chapes, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Biology
Kansas State University
Mark Yorek, Ph.D.
Vascular Disease in Diabetic Neuropathy
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Mark Yorek, Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa, Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D.
Autophagy in Neurons and Neurodegeneration
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Department of Neurology & Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Rick Allen Bevins, Ph.D.
The Nicotine Stimulus: A New Approach to Dis-entangling its Underlying Neuropharmacological Mechanisms
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Rick Allen Bevins, Ph.D.

Carl A. Happlold Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Heng Du, Ph.D.
Synaptic Mitochondrial Alterations Contribute to Synaptic Degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Heng Du, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor
Higuchi Biosciences Center, University of Kansas
Nigel Calcutt, Ph.D.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Is the Train of Pain Caused Mainly by the Brain?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Nigel Calcutt

Professor of Pathology
University of California San Diego
Michal Toborek, Ph.D.
Breaking it Down: The Blood-brain Barrier in Cerbrovascular Toxicity of Environmental Pollutants
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Michal Toborek, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery, Molecular Biochemistry and Nutrition, Associate Chair for Research, Department of Neurosurgery, Molecular Neuroscience and Vascular Biology Laboratory
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Stephen Fowler, Ph.D.
Using Force-plate Actometers to Characterize the Movement Abnormalities of Huntington's Disease Model Mice and Rats: Behavioral Concomitants of Striatal
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Malott Hall, Room 2049

Stephen Fowler, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology | Senior Scientist
School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas | Life Span Institute, University of Kansas

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