Pharmacology Seminar Series

All seminars, unless otherwise stated, are presented at 4:00 pm in the Schering Foundation Library, NE 401 Medical-Dental Building, 3900 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20057; on the Campus Map. Click the Medical Center button on the left. (Directions). Parking is found on Reservoir Rd or at Entrance #2 (in front of the Hospital). For information, call (202) 687-7007.

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September 2013 February 2014 
October 2013 March 2014
November 2013 April 2014
December 2013 May 2014
January 2014 June 2014

SEP 3       

Dr. Luana Colloca

Research Fellow
Division of Intramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) NIH
"Neurobiological mechanisms of the placebo effect"
Host: Gerard Ahern

 


SEP 10

Ph.D. Post-Rotational Seminars

Ph.D. Students in Pharmacology                                                                       
Sarra Djmil
Monica Javidnia
Nour Al-muhtasib

 

SEP 17

Dr. Rachelle Gaudet

Professor
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
"Structural insights into TRPV channel function in health and disease"
Host: Tinatin Brelidze

 

SEP 20

 

 

 

Friday
2:00 pm
Warwick
Evans
Buidling D

Rupa Lalchandani

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology Ph.D. Student
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
 

Thesis Defense
"TBA"
Host: Stefano Vicini

 

SEP 24

Dr. Rebecca Reddaway

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology & Physiology
SMP Program in Physiology
Georgetown University
"Afferent Nerve Anatomy After Nerve Injury in the Gustatory System"

 

OCT 1

Lee Campbell

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology
"Chronic Opioid Use vs. Opioid Withdrawal: Differential effects on HIV Neurotoxicity by the modulation of the chemokine CCL5"
Mentor: Italo Mocchetti

 

OCT 8

Hannah Hathaway

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology
"Quantifying ligand bias at metabotropic glutamate receptor 1"                       
Mentor: Jarda Wrowblewski

 

OCT 15

Kristen Dedominicis

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology                                                  
"Probing Stoichiometry of the Nicotinic Receptor"
Mentor: Ken Kellar & Bob Yasuda

 

OCT 24

Ruixi Luo

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology                                                  
"Striatal Interneuron Responsiveness"
Mentor: Stefano Vicini

 

OCT 31

Tara Gelb

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology
"Regulation of melanoma growth by metabotropic glutamate receptor 1"
Mentor: Jarda Wroblewski

 

NOV 19

 

 

Tuesday
3:00 PM
NE401 
Med-Dent
Pharmacology
Library

Henry A. Lester, PhD

Bren Professor of Biology
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering                                  
California Institute of Technology

 

31st Annual Koppanyi Lecture
"Psychiatric Medication Turned Inside Out"
Reception to follow
Host: Ken Kellar

 

NOV 26

Ji Soo Lee

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology
"The role of amyloid precursor protein in synaptic plasticity"                  
Mentor: Dan Pak

 

DEC 12

Rashmi Venkatesh

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology                                      
"TBA"
Mentor: Ken Kellar

 

JAN 9

Ph.D. Post-Rotational Seminars

Ph.D. Students in Pharmacology                          

 

JAN 23

Mike Shih

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology                              
"TBA"
Mentor: Baoji Xu

 

FEB 6

Clint Kinney

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology        
"TBA"
Mentor: Baoji Xu

 

FEB 27

Yasmine Ibrahim

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology                    
"TBA"
Mentor: Justin Suzuki

 

MAR 12

 

 

 

Tuesday
3:00 PM
NE401 
Med-Dent
Pharmacology
Library

Dr. Ed Boyden

M.I.T.
Inventor of Optogenetics

 

32nd Annual Koppanyi Lecture                                                           
"TBA"
Host: Niaz Sahibzada

 

MAR 18

Dr. Pablo Castillo

Harold and Muriel Block Professor
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Brow, New York, NY
"TBA"
Host: Stefano Vicini

 

DEC 3 

Dr. Jerrel L. Yakel

Senior Investigator
Ion Channel Physiology Groupy
Laboratory of Neurobiology                                                             
NIEHS/NIH
Research Triangle Park, NC
"TBA"
Host: Stefano Vicini

 

APR 10 

Carrie Bowman Dalley

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology         
"mGlu1 Receptors Increase Survival"
Mentor: Jarda Wrowblewski

 

APR 17 

Khalid Garman

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology         
"TBA"
Mentor: Anton Wellstein

 

APR 24 

Amanda Lewin

Ph.D. Student, Department of Pharmacology        
"TBA"
Mentors: Stefano Vicini/Niaz Sahibzada

 

MAY 5            

Ruixi Luo

THESIS DEFENSE
"Cholinergic modulation of GABAergic inhibition dynamics in the striatum"
Mentor: Stefano Vicini

 

MAY 12/13

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