2017 Seminars

2017 Pharmacology Seminars


Jan 13: “A water-mediated allosteric network governs activation of Aurora kinase A”

Nicholas Levinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities


Feb 10: “Carcinoma cell migration through mechanically complex microenvironments

Paolo Provenzano, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


March 3: "Resident Memory T Cells"

David Masopust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Center for Immunology (CFI)
Institute for Molecular Virology
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities


Apr 7: “Structure-Guided Discovery of Biased Dopamine and Serotonin Ligands: Lessons from the LSD Crystal Structure”

John McCorvy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Apr 14: “Translation of Genomic and Microenvironmental Signals into Therapeutic Strategies Using Functional Approaches”

Biotechne-sponsored Systems Pharmacology Seminar
Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell, Development & Cancer Biology
School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Host: Dr. Cheuk Leung


Postponed to Fall Semester: “Decoding  mechanotransduction mechanisms of cell-surface receptors”

Wendy Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities



May 12: “Targeting Metastatic Breast Cancer

Deepali Sachdev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities


May 26: “Structure-based Discovery of New Chemotypes Conferring New GPCR Pharmacology”

Biotechne-sponsored Systems Pharmacology Seminar
Brian Shoichet, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
Host: Dr. Nicholas Levinson


Oct 6: “Novel Targeted Therapy for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Graduate Faculty Candidate
Richard Nho, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Oct 20: “Novel mechanistic link between metabolic changes and dementia - potential role of miRNAs”

Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Host: Ling Li


November 2: “Proteomics Approcahes to Identify Signaling Pathways in Lethal Prostate Cancer”

Justin Drake, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University

Host: Dr. Aaron LeBeau

2-101 NHH
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 3: “Protein engineering approaches to dissect specificity in cell signaling”

Shiv Sivaramakrishnan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2-137 Jackson Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am


November 17: “Decoding Mechanotransduction Mechanisms of Cell-Surface Receptors”

Wendy Gordon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2-137 Jackson Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am

December 1: “Covalent Targeting of Cancer Associated Proteins with Electrophilic Small Molecules”

Daniel Harki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2-137 Jackson Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am

December 15: “What will it take to predict kinase inhibitor selectivity and resistance using computational physical modeling?”

John Chodera, Ph.D.

Assistant Member
Computational Biology Program
Sloan Kettering INstitute
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2-137 Jackson Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am