2015 Seminars

January 9: Targeting the Apical DNA Damage Signaling Kinases ATM and ATR for Lung Cancer Treatment

Chris Bakkenist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Science
Department of Radiation Oncology

Host: Dr. Jill Siegfried

February 6: Invasion Mechanisms of Coronaviruses

Fang Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

February 13: Aromatic Amino Acids: Privileged Side-Chains For Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitor Discovery

William C.K. Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Minnesota

Host: Dr. Cheuk Leung

March 6: Eosinophils, Nerves and Asthma

Allison Fryer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health and Science University

Host: Dr. Esam El-Fakahany

March 13: Targeting mechanisms that regulate osteosarcoma progression

Dr. Jaime Modiano
Director, Animal Cancer Care and Research Programs
College of Veterinary Medicine Perlman
Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine Veterinary Clinical Sciences

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 2-101 NHH

Host: Cheuk Leung

April 3: The impact of APOE genotype on outcome after experimental brain injury

Dr. Mark Burns
Georgetown University Medical Center

Host: Dr. Ling Li/Gibson Wood

April 10: Extra-nuclear Estrogen Receptors: Impact for organ development and disease from transgenic mice

Dr. Ellis Levin
Professor and Vice-Chairman
Academic Affairs, Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
UC Irvine and the Long Beach VAMC

Host: Carol Lange

May 1: Engineering Small Protein Ligands for Molecular Imaging

Dr. Benjamin Hackel
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

Host: Dr. Jill Siegfried

May 8: Pharmacogenomics in Transplantation

Dr. Pamela Jacobsen
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy

Dr. Bill Oetting
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy

Host: Jill Siegfried

August 25: Single Cell Analysis and Systems Biology for Characterization and Testing of Cell Therapy Products

Dr. Malcolm Moos
Medical Officer
Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Host: Jill Siegfried

September 24: Targeting steroid elimination in prostate cancer

Dr. Melanie Simpson
Susan J. Rosowski Professor of Biochemistry
Director, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Program
Associate Director, Center for Biotechnology
University of Nebraska

November 6: Metabolic shortcuts and detours in cancers and proliferating cells

Ameeta Kelekar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

December 4: LynA regulates an inflammation-sensitive signaling checkpoint in macrophages

Tanya Freedman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

December 11

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Host: Ling Li