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MCMP Seminars - Spring 2017

All seminars are in RHPH 164 at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Schedules: Fall '16 | Spring '17 | Fall '17 | Spring '18

Click next to a speaker's name to read their abstract or research profile. Speakers with no university following their name are MCMP 696 students presenting a seminar to fulfill a graduate program requirement. Abstracts require Adobe® Acrobat Reader® to view. Acrobat Reader may be downloaded for free from Adobe's website.

Students should read the Student Seminar Guide. Contact Dr. Casey Krusemark with any questions regarding the seminars.

Other seminar series: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences | Chemistry | Industrial & Physical Pharmacy

Tuesday Seminars   Thursday Seminars
Jan 10: Reserved (Graduate Student Seminar)   Jan 12: MCMP Written Examination Meeting, with Dr. Hu. (Only first-year graduate students need to attend)
Jan 17: Reserved (Graduate Student Seminar)   Jan 19: Available
Jan 24: Reserved (Graduate Student Seminar)   Jan 26: Susruta Majumdar, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - “Chemical biological approaches to probe opioid function: Novel targets, Natural products, and more…” - Abstract
Jan 31: Noel Warfel, University of Arizona Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine - “Targeting PIM kinases to oppose hypoxia-mediated therapeutic resistance” - Abstract   Feb 2: Available
Feb 7: Michio Kurosu, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee - “Future Direction of Nucleoside Antibiotics, Synthesis and Novel Drug Target” - Abstract   Feb 9: Wan-Chen Lin, UC Berkeley - “Optogenetic manipulation of neural inhibition: from tool development to in vivo photo-control” - Abstract
Feb 14: Reserved (Graduate Student Seminar)   Feb 16: Available
Feb 21: Benita Sjogren, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Michigan State University - “Novel mechanisms of RGS2 protein regulation - from biology to drug discovery” - Abstract   Feb 23: Seung-Oe Lim, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - “Regulatory mechanism of PD-L1 in cancer immune evasion” - Abstract
Feb 28: Rong Huang, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University - “Selective chemical probes for protein alpha-N-terminal methyltransferases” - Abstract   Mar 2: Serkan Kir, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard - “Cachexia and brown fat: a burning issue in cancer” - Abstract
Mar 7: Yang Yang, Yale School of Medicine - “Curing the pain of the burning man: Pharmacogenomic targeting of Nav1.7 sodium channel from bench to bedside and back” - Abstract   Mar 9: Andrew Miranker, Yale University - “Membrane poration and cytotoxicity in diabetes: A small-molecule perspective” - Research | Abstract
Mar 14: Colleen Skau, Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics, NIH - “No Title Yet”   Mar 16: Robert Stahelin, IU School of Medicine-South Bend - “No Title Yet”
Mar 21: Reserved (Graduate Student Seminar)   Mar 23: John McCorvy, University of North Carolina - “Structure-Guided Discovery of Biased Dopamine and Serotonin Ligands: Lessons from the LSD Crystal Structure” - Abstract
Mar 28: No Seminar   Mar 30: No Seminar
Apr 4: No Seminar   Apr 6: Dr. David Giedroc, Indiana University Department of Chemistry - “From Copper Sensing to Reactive Sulfur Species and Hydrogen Sulfide Homeostasis in Bacteria” - Research | Abstract
Apr 11: No Seminar   Apr 13: Dr. Yuzhuo Wang, BC Cancer Agency - “PDX Models: for Cancer Discovery, Precision Medicine and beyond” - Abstract
Apr 18: No Seminar   Apr 20: Dr. David Lawrence, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy & School of Medicine - “Light-Mediated Control of Biology: From Optogenetic Engineering to Drug Delivery” - Research | Abstract
Host: Zhong-Yin Zhang
Apr 25: No Seminar   Apr 27: Jeremy Lohman, Purdue University, Department of Biochemistry - “Pictures of Enzymatic Β-Keto Acid (De)Carboxylation - setting the stage to understand fatty acid and polyketide C-C bond formation”
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