2016 Seminars

2016 Pharmacology Seminars


February 5: The unfolded protein response in animal models of multiple sclerosis

Wensheng Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Institute for Translational Neuroscience
Medical School University of Minnesota

Graduate Faculty Candidate

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
2-101 NHH

Host: Sundaram Ramakrishnan


February 12: Linking the human microbiome to clinical outcomes

Dan Knights, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and BioTechnology Institute
University of Minnesota

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3-125 Mayo

Host: Sundaram Ramakrishnan


March 4: The structural basis for poly-ubiquitin chain cleavage: Lessons learned from OTUB1, gumby, and BRCC36

Frank Sicheri, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

2-101 NHH
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Host: Nick Levinson


March 11: Role of Kruppel-like factor 10 in skeletal health

Anne Gingery, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

2-101 NHH
12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Host: Li-Na Wei


April 1: Molecular control of G protein mediated neurotransmission

Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

2-101 NHH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Host: Stan Thayer


May 6: Elucidating activation mechanism of HER/ErbB receptors

Natalia Jura, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California San Francisco

2-101 NHH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Host: Nicholas Levinson


May 13: Drug-evoked plasticity of synapses and behavior: pharmacological determinants and molecular mechanisms

Patrick Rothwell, PhD
Graduate Faculty Candidate
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2-101 NHH


May 16: Structural, Cellular and Translational Studies of GPCR Allostery

Arthur Christopoulos, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Monash University

3:00 – 4:00
2-101 NHH

Host: Dr. Sivaraj Siviaramakrishnan


October 7th: Timing is everything: how protein synthesis is controlled in our body clock

Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School - Duluth

12:15 - 1:15
2-101 NHH

Host: Dr. Gregory Connell


October 14: UNC-45A: a microtubule polymerase and molecular target for paclitaxel-resistant human cancers

Martina Bazzaro Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

12:15 - 1:15
2-101 NHH

Host: Dr. Anna Lee


November 11: The role of mammary progenitors in breast cancer development

Nagarajan Kannan, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator - Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Lab
Division of Experimental Pathology
Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic

12:15 - 1:15
2-101 NHH

Host: Dr. Cheuk Leung


Dec 2: “Creatine Kinases: Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF)-dependent mediators of invasion and metastasis”

Tiffany N. Seagroves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Director, Gerwin Small Animal Imaging Center
The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm2-101 NHH

Host: Dr. Carol Lange


Dec 9: “Heat Shock Transcription Factors in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease”

Dennis J. Thiele, Ph.D.
George Barth Geller
Professor
Departments of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine